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13 July 2018 10:00 AM No quarter given in clash of the cobble stones, Cup and centre court

Unstuck: Chris Froome was broken by the famed cobbles of Roubaix in 2014, which is where Le Tour reaches this weekend. Unusually, the Tour de France carnival rolls into Roubaix tomorrow. A stage of almost 160 kilometres, including 22 kilometres of dangerous, rutted pave. Underlining the pivotal nature of this ninth stage of Le Tour, while Christopher 14

11 July 2018 9:47 AM Canberra triathlete Penny Slater wins under-23 world title in Denmark

Canberra product Penny Slater won the women's under-23s triathlon world championships in Denmark on Wednesday morning, beating her closest rival by almost four minutes to claim the title. Slater, who also finished seventh in the overall results, has shown massive improvements after finishing in the middle of the rankings at the event almost 12 months 13

10 July 2018 9:00 AM Ponting optimistic about Australia's chances at World Cup despite slump

Australia might have lost 16 of their last 18 one-day internationals but former national captain Ricky Ponting insists they have the “best depth of any cricket nation in the world” and still stand an excellent chance of winning next year’s World Cup in England. After a 5-0 thumping at the hands of England last month, the microscope is well and truly 13

7 July 2018 12:15 PM Brown lands a treble and earns himself a holiday

But his ride on unplaced Bombarding in an 1100m sprint earned him a ban from July 12 to 25 for shifting in and inconveniencing another runner. Brown, who won last year’s Melbourne Cup on Rekindling, is scheduled to ride for the Rest of the World in the Shergar Cup teams event next month at Ascot in England. ‘‘I’m riding at Grafton on Wednesday for Kris Lees and then the following 14

1 July 2018 4:04 PM Froome intent on Tour de France defence despite 'ban' by organisers

Paris: Chris Froome is intent on defending his Tour de France title even if the owners of cycling's biggest race want to prevent the four-times winner from appearing in this year's event due to an ongoing doping investigation. The Team Sky rider, who last week said he had every right to defend his title from July 7, tested positive for excessive levels 10

28 June 2018 12:31 AM 'He has changed': Smith backed by new captain ahead of Canada return

Toronto, Canada: West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy, who will oversee Steve Smith's professional return on Friday, said the former Australian captain had "changed" and it was time for everyone to move on from the ball tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket. Sammy will captain the Toronto Nationals in the first Twenty20 competition ever held in Canada 10

25 June 2018 1:30 PM Secret to Blues' success hidden in the fine print

Goal kicking. This was the difference in the 18-14 scoreline. Each side scored three tries but NSW’s Maloney kicked three goals to Valentine Holmes’s one. Holmes is only a part-time kicker. When the Maroons’ Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston retired, they not only lost “once in a generation” players but two radar accurate goal kickers. Walters acknowledged 11

25 June 2018 12:47 AM Canberra rowers narrowly miss podium at World Rowing Cup

Canberra rowers Caleb Antill and Luke Letcher narrowly missed out on a podium at the World Rowing Cup 2 in Austria on Sunday night. The pair finished fourth as part of Australia’s men’s quadruple scull, alonig with Alexander Purnell and David Watts, in a time of five minutes and 43.3 seconds. They were just 0.8 seconds behind third-placed Germany, with Italy 11

23 June 2018 5:56 AM 'Welcome to 2018': NRL defends photo of rugby players' kiss

As the blues took home the match on Friday, winning 16-10, the game saw more than one million viewers tune in across Australia to watch the game. While the game was the first time the women's competition had been given the title of an "origin" match, it was the third consecutive victory for NSW in inter-state encounters. Channel 9 had more than 839,000 people 11

21 June 2018 5:17 AM Burger chain produces a whopper of a World Cup blunder

The topic of World Cup flings has been on the agenda in Russia. Politician Tamara Pletny warned Russian women against trysts with foreign men for fear of becoming a single parent, saying they should marry local men and that children from mixed-race marriages are unhappy. But parliamentary member Mikhail Degtyaryov was promoting a different view. "The more love stories 10