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5 October 2018 1:57 PM Cycling world to converge on the 'Gong at road world titles

“The championships will see junior, under-23 and elite male and female athletes compete across the Road Race, Individual and Team Time Trial events, creating a world-class event for spectators.” It is the third international event the NSW government has secured as part of its “10 World Cups in 10 years” campaign after winning the rights to the men’s 23

10 September 2018 1:37 AM Michael Matthews enters rarified air alongside his idol

"When I saw what Simon Gerrans did in 2014 I was at the Vuelta and it was something special for Cycling Australia to see an Aussie achieve what Simon achieved in these races. "It was a massive goal for me also to achieve. He had so many great wins, I always looked up to him. It was great to have him here in the race to witness what I did. It's also very special 31

20 August 2018 2:08 AM Michael Matthews sprints back to victory at BinckBank Tour

It might not be the Tour de France stage win he hoped for, but Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews has put a difficult year behind him to return to the winner's list. Matthews sprinted to victory on the final stage of the BinckBank Tour in Belgium on Monday to not only claim the stage win, but also second overall in the general classification 29

8 July 2018 10:56 PM England main beneficiaries of set-piece goal glut

Overall, 42 percent of goals in the World Cup have come from set plays or penalties, beating the previous record of 36 percent from the 1998 World Cup and smashing the portion of goals from these situations in 2014 (27 percent), 2010 (24 percent), 2002 (29 percent) and 1994 (33 percent). This trend has powered the rise of teams that traditionally do not do well in World 34

11 June 2018 11:18 PM Belgium play down Hazard injury fears

The injury to Hazard overshadowed what was a positive evening for Belgium before heading off to Russia. Romelu Lukaku was the star of the show, highlighting what a threat he will be to England when they meet in what should be a Group G decider on June 28. The Manchester United man scored two and made one as Belgium came from behind to beat their Central 40

20 March 2018 12:21 AM Sunweb's Michael Matthews continues return in E3 Harelbeke and Gent Wevelgem

Team Sunweb are expecting Canberra's green jersey winner Michael Matthews to push for victory in his next two events following his strong return to racing from a shoulder injury. Matthews finished seventh in the Milan-San Remo on Sunday and will lead Sunweb in the E3 Harelbeke on Friday and then Gent Wevelgem on Sunday as the World Tour moves to the cobbled 35

9 March 2018 9:35 AM Visually impaired downhill skier happy to move on from Sochi woes

Her form line is strong. Perrine – who has cataracts, microphthalmia, nystagmus and glaucoma – has claimed medals in all four of her previous World Cup competitions and is ranked top-five in three events. “I’d love to achieve podiums and I feel that if [Christian] and I can put together solid runs then that is most definitely achievable,” Perrine says. “[I’m] 66

7 February 2018 1:54 AM Australian Opals handed tough FIBA World Cup draw

Australia's women's basketball team have been drawn against Turkey, Argentina and African champions Nigeria in Group B for September's FIBA World Cup in Tenerife. The Opals, currently ranked fourth in the world, qualified for the tournament last July after beating North Korea to reach the semi-finals of the Asia Cup. Olympic champions USA are pitted 51

26 January 2018 6:01 AM French tennis player Alize Cornet says doping test 'no show' not her fault

France's Alize Cornet has denied any wrongdoing after being charged with an anti-doping violation for missing three out-of-competition drug tests that could see her banned. The International Tennis Federation's Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) said the world No.42 had been charged on January 11 before the start of the Australian Open, where she lost to Belgium's 30

23 January 2018 5:16 PM Australian Open 2018: Wozniacki downs Suarez Navarro to reach semi-final

Caroline Wozniacki has been world number one, she's won 27 titles, but she has never won a Grand Slam. She is now through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open after a three set defeat of Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro. ​Wozniacki won the first set 6-0 and might have wrapped the match up in two sets, with match point in the second set. But the Spaniard 25