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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 5

5 August 2018 5:26 AM Crash ends Michael Matthews' chances of San Sebastian Bling

Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews' run of bad luck continued with a crash ruining his chances of winning the Clasica San Sebastian in Spain on Sunday. Illness forced Matthews out of the Tour de France, where he was defending the green jersey he won in 2017, and he was hoping to put that behind him with victory in the one-day race. A crash 20 kilometres 20

17 July 2018 2:16 AM Mbappe's World Cup winnings going to charity: report

According to Sports Illustrated, 19-year-old soccer phenom Kylian Mbappe earned about $US22,500 for each of France's seven World Cup matches, plus a bonus of around $US350,000 after Les Bleus won the title with a 4-2 victory over Croatia. In total, he'll take in more than $US500,000 for his highly successful month in Russia. But he apparently won't be keeping 6

16 July 2018 6:53 AM Chima Moneke's NBA dream never wavers

"The NBA is never over. I feel like since I’m changing positions and I want to be seen primarily as a small forward, as a wing in the NBA, teams have told me and trainers have told me I’ve just got to prove I can do it on a consistent basis. "I will never be someone that can be put into a box of what I can do because I know I can bring a lot of gifts 10

13 July 2018 11:42 AM Australian Tour de France hope Porte delivers on his promise in stage six

Mûr-de-Bretagne: Australian Tour de France hope Richie Porte had pencilled in Thursday’s finishing climb of stage six, the Mûr de Bretagne, as a “good showdown” for overall contenders like himself. “A good rider who is strong today will be strong in the final two weeks as well,” the 33-year-old Tasmanian added before the 181km stage from Brest to the top of the two kilometre 19

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 16

13 July 2018 7:59 AM Croatia's heroes unite country split by scandal as nation dares to believe

“Malo nas je al' nas ima, nije vazno srusit cemo snove svima.” (There’s a small number of us, but there is us. It’s not important, we’ll smash the dreams of others) Zagreb: In the hours leading up to Croatia’s semi-final match against England on Wednesday night, the chorus of Boris Novkovic’s iconic Croatian rock ballad echoed around Zagreb. Before the match 14

12 July 2018 11:53 AM Cheers to tears: World Cup fans react to Croatia's historic win

Nerves set in for England fans - and perhaps the team - as the Croatians levelled the score at 1-1 towards the end of the second half. For British fans, it was a feeling perhaps captured best by actor and comedian Stephen Fry: "Sad. Proud. Annoyed. Relieved. Disappointed. Unsurprised. Impressed. Vexed. Gutted. Elated. Deflated. Despondent. Encouraged 17

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 15

7 July 2018 8:03 AM France take full control in beating Uruguay

Without Edinson Cavani (calf injury), Uruguay lacked the one-two punch that has struck fear into opponents. Luis Suarez was largely on his own and wasn’t a factor. France went ahead in the 41st minute when Griezmann served a free kick from 30 yards away. Varane made a crossing run and met the ball in the heart of the penalty area, flicking a header to the far corner 15