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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 9

5 June 2018 9:18 AM Canberra Cavalry grouped in new Australian Baseball League division

The Canberra Calvary will join a newly formed northeast division alongside the Brisbane Bandits, Sydney Blue Sox and a New Zealand team as part of an Australian Baseball League rejig. The ABL has added an international flavour to the 2018-19 season, with the Cavalry to play against a team from New Zealand and one from Korea when the competition re-launches 5

3 June 2018 9:10 AM Korea opportunity: How Matt Jurman's long-shot gamble paid off

Before leaving Sydney, he was told the Sky Blues were set to play the club he supported since he was a kid, Liverpool, in a friendly. Yet he passed on all this to move to Korea for one reason: to shorten his long odds of breaking into the Socceroos squad in time for Russia. "When I left to go to Korea it was a tough thing to do," Jurman said. "I knew Sydney 6

31 May 2018 11:58 PM Australian Smith leads US Women's Open

Australia's Sarah Jane Smith has seized a share of the first-round lead at the US Women's Open at Shoal Creek in Alabama. The 33-year-old from the Sunshine Coast via Geelong made a brilliant closing stretch including a hole-out eagle with a wedge at the par-five 11th and further birdies from close range at the 13th, a bomb at the 14th and another nice putt at the 17th to card a five-under-par 45

1 May 2018 8:45 AM Japan link set to help Canberra Cavalry recruit

But an added benefit could be players looking to come to the Cavalry because of their links to a Japanese team. With scouts and coaches also potentially coming to Canberra as part of the partnership, it would mean a recruitment door could open up between the ACT and Japan. That would entice players from Australia and elsewhere to come to the nation's 25

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

15 March 2018 10:43 AM Australia's snowboarders hoping for a repeat of that gold medal feeling

PyeongChang: The fluctuating weather in South Korea this week has mirrored the extreme emotions experienced by Australia’s close-knit Paralympics snowboarding team, Simon Patmore’s breakthrough gold medal coming hot on the heels of the cruel injury to Joany Badenhorst. Patmore completed a remarkable transition from the athletics track to the alpine world 25

12 March 2018 8:03 AM Snowboarder ends Australia's winter Paralympics gold medal drought

PyeongChang: Snowboarder Simon Patmore has broken through and won Australia’s first winter Paralympics gold medal in 16 years. The Queenslander has also entered a rare club, becoming the first man and the second person overall to win a medal at both summer and winter Paralympics. Patmore collapsed to the ground in jubilation after crossing the finish 31

10 March 2018 4:10 AM IOC and Paralympic movement strengthen partnership

“Since our first formal agreement signed in 2000, the Paralympic Games and the movement as a whole has grown beyond all recognition,” he said. Meanwhile, North and South Korea’s decision not to march together at Friday night’s opening ceremony will have no bearing on efforts to support North Korean athletes, the IOC has said. North Korea is represented 39

20 February 2018 10:03 AM Snowboarder Simon Patmore living the dream

Simon Patmore has for the past three years been travelling the world as a virtual professional alpine athlete. Snowboarder Simon Patmore is about to join a rare club of athletes to represent Australia at both Summer and Winter Paralympics. Throw in a Commonwealth Games gold medal – when his impairment category featured in the athletics program in Delhi 36