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15 October 2018 11:14 PM Sudanese refugees share special Socceroo debuts

Nine years ago, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil began to bond over football in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. They were two South Sudanese refugees who attended the same school, played for the same local club and their families were linked together through their community. On Tuesday morning, Deng and Mabil made their international debuts for Australia together 6

15 October 2018 9:36 PM Bright start for Socceroos, but Arnold says there's more work to do

Goals were all that mattered for Graham Arnold but after Australia put four past Kuwait in his first game in charge, the new Socceroos coach says there is still a lot more to come. Arnold’s return to international soccer began brightly, with the Socceroos cruising to a 4-0 win away to Kuwait in a friendly match that showed plenty of promise for a successful 6

12 October 2018 3:57 AM Forward ho: Arnie's attacking outlook keeps Milligan on board

The direction of the Socceroos under Graham Arnold has convinced Mark Milligan to postpone his international retirement and remain with the national team at least up until the 2019 Asian Cup. The veteran defender was weighing up whether to call time on his decorated international career following the 2018 World Cup in Russia but was convinced not to after 10

11 October 2018 9:00 AM The slotholders behind The Everest field

Backed by Greg Ingham, the slotholder used to race quirky cult hero Chautauqua, which finished fourth in last year's race and was retired only last month after refusing to leave the gates in barrier trials on several occasions. Emerging breeding and racing giant which boasts properties in both NSW and Queensland, wholly owned by the Hong Kong-based Fung family 13

11 October 2018 7:31 AM How half hour with Arnold made Boyle switch national allegiance

He has never been to Australia before, doesn't yet know the national anthem but Scottish-born winger Martin Boyle says he is committed to the "great honour" of playing international football for the Socceroos. The 25-year-old former Scotland youth international will turn down any future chance of representing his home country and has pledged his future 12

11 October 2018 6:30 AM All hands on deck: MCG makes pitch changes to avoid repeat of Boxing Day

MCG curator Matt Page insists last summer’s raft of lifeless decks was an aberration and is optimistic changes made in the off-season will give the 'G a better chance of producing compelling Test and Sheffield Shield cricket for the next decade. There will be heightened attention on the venue’s wickets this season after all five first-class matches played 15

10 October 2018 7:46 AM Canberra coach Laing Harrow leading Australian softball to Olympics

Canberra's Laing Harrow will lead the Australian women's softball team to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after he was appointed coach on Wednesday. Harrow has been coaching in Australia for more than two decades and has experience at a state, national and international level with junior and senior teams. The Aussie Spirit are vying for a spot in Tokyo and Harrow 12

7 October 2018 3:57 PM Australia shake but are stirred in tough opening to Pakistan series

Recalled spinner Jon Holland claimed the late scalp of danger man Azhar Ali to pull Australia back into the game. The key wicket in the fourth-last over on Sunday left Haris Sohail (15) and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas (one) at the crease at stumps. Pakistan had gone to tea at 0-199 but their scoring slowed to a crawl after Nathan Lyon broke the drought 7

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 11

5 October 2018 11:41 AM The Lowdown: Wanderers v Sydney FC

The Spanish marksman was the bright light in an otherwise dark season for the Wanderers last season. With no adjustment needed and a more stable pre-season, the former La Liga man is set to go up another gear. Already he's provided plenty of optimism with his early season form and will be looking to make Sydney FC another of his victims. The former Holland 9