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11 June 2018 8:55 AM Socceroos set up base camp in Kazan as Cup preparations intensify

The time for talking, training, preparation and assessment is almost done with the Socceroos now having touched down in Kazan for the opening game in the World Cup against France on Saturday. The team landed late on Sunday night, Australian time, and were scheduled to do a public training session at their home from home in Kazan at Trudovyne Rezeny 11

5 June 2018 7:58 AM Kruse free to fly in new-look Socceroos attack

While Kruse is under strict instructions to mark zonally and form part of Australia's compact defensive phalanx when not in possession, van Marwijk has given him a lot more creative licence in attack. “We’re playing on the counter, but he also gives us the freedom to play football, build up from the back. He’s given the players lots of flexibility and more to take charge 10

20 April 2018 7:54 AM AIHL: Canberra Brave's Per Daniel Goransson, Kai Miettinen, Wehebe Darge in Australian team

"If you would have asked me in 2011 if I would have played ice hockey ever again, then I would have said 'no way'," Goransson said. "I guess everything happens for a reason. I came to Perth to study, I got a job and throughout my university degree I got to know the GM from the Perth Thunder. "It took them a couple of years to get me to lace up again 43

20 April 2018 5:26 AM Spencer has healthy start to Rams in Canberra Raiders Cup

Born in Darwin, Spencer moved to Canberra when he was six months old and has come through the Raiders junior system, playing Harold Matthews in 2015 and SG Ball in 2016-17. Having already recovered from two torn anterior cruciate ligaments, the 18-year-old's 2017 was ruined by a shoulder and biceps injury along with osteitis pubis. While he'd like to work his way back into representative 26

19 April 2018 9:04 AM Tide is turning in Matildas' rivalry with Japan, says Stajcic

Whether it is the Blue Samurai or Nadeshiko, Japan have become Australia's main regional football rivals, but any sense of sentiment has been abandoned by Stajcic who cares for little else apart from winning the Asian Cup. "Not for me personally, players can speak for themselves," Stajcic said. "The occasion is such a big occasion, the trophy that we're 34

16 April 2018 5:02 AM Injuries open door for West Coast rookies to debut at MCG

Venables is the latest Eagles forward to suffer a setback after after the exciting newcomer injured his ankle late in the third term of West Coast’s 80-point destruction of Gold Coast on Saturday. Eagles medical staff will examine results of scans on his right ankle on Monday, with the emerging youngster tipped to miss at least a fortnight, despite being 26

13 April 2018 9:39 AM Finals series to give A-League a much-needed lift

The Sky Blues went through their annus mirabilis of 2016-17 losing only once, although their grand final triumph over Melbourne Victory was a close-enough thing as they required penalties to see off their Victorian rivals. But this season they have lost three times, showing even for a team that has been hailed as the best the A-League has seen, such lofty 27

6 April 2018 6:57 AM Aivi Luik back from wilderness for Matildas Asian Cup campaign

Luik is over her quad complaint and her debilitating hamstring injuries. This couldn’t have come at a better time given the Asian Cup is also the qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup in France. She was an integral part of the Matildas' 2010 Asian Cup-winning side and has a wealth of overseas playing experience to draw on, but Luik isn’t getting 25

21 March 2018 12:01 AM Back injury forces Jason Behrendorff to withdraw from Mumbai Indians IPL season

"Unfortunately my back has kept me out a bit longer than we thought & hoped, but rehab is going really well & I can't wait to get back & play some cricket soon! All the best to the MI family for the tournament!" The 27-year-old has struggled with stress fractures, which flared up again late last year and all-but ruled him out for the rest of the Australian 28

16 February 2018 11:47 AM Prather returns in style for Melbourne United

Casey Prather returned and Melbourne United kept on winning with an assured performance against Perth Wildcats on Friday night. Prather made his first appearance since mid-December when he dislocated his elbow and he showed his shooting stroke and athleticism were still strong as Melbourne claimed a 97-85 win at Hisense Arena. What was more impressive 40