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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 8

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 7

6 July 2018 9:23 AM Perth Glory owner says FFA must scrap licence fee for expansion clubs

Sage pointed to former A-League expansion clubs Gold Coast United and the North Queensland Fury - both clubs which are now defunct - as proof the current model doesn't work. "The way I’d do it, I would not pay a licence fee, the FFA want a license fee so they bank $10 million, then the club runs off on it's own," Sage said. "But look what happened to the Gold Coast 22

6 July 2018 7:28 AM Whitlams frontman added to Dark Dream ownership

Australian rocker Tim Freedman has been added to the ownership of Queensland Derby winner Dark Dream, but the staying star is still yet to be transferred to a new trainer after leaving Kerry Parker's stables. Managing owner Mary Jane Basson has invited Freedman, the lead singer from the Whitlams, to race Dark Dream in conjunction with her as the gelding 12

29 June 2018 9:37 AM Canberra bid leader says he'll celebrate when they're in the A-League

"It’s not about a contest or who has the most money, this is about bringing something to a region I care deeply about. It’s about giving the city something it wants and needs. "It was more anticipation than relief or anything and now we're in, lets go get it, let's go show them how we’re going to build this club." Canberra are the only bid which already 9

29 June 2018 8:42 AM Grounds for concern: Truckloads of soil rescuing Canberra fields

"It's great to see ACT Sport and Recreation, the team who look after our fields, working cooperatively with Belsouth and other clubs to find innovative ways and sharing the responsibility to undertake minor maintenance jobs at our fields," the club said. "Under this initiative, they provide five metres of soil to our Murranji Street grounds - which we will use to fill as many divots 10

27 June 2018 8:24 AM World Cup: Why does Australia bother?

In the movie Avengers: Infinity Wars, Doctor Strange uses his magic powers to go into the future to find out how they can defeat arch villain Thanos. Dr Strange looks at 14 million possible futures and discovers that they defeat Thanos in only one. Meanwhile, sports analytics platform Stats Insider ran its own tournament simulator for the 2018 World 6

23 June 2018 1:00 PM AFL v soccer: A pitch battle for numbers

Each sport has its own turf and knows where it can and can’t compete. The Socceroos at the World Cup are impregnable. If they make footy seem smaller and parochial, they also tap into the fabled cultural cringe, our desire to be relevant on the global stage. In the long haul, the global game has always been viewed as the greatest threat and most serious 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

20 June 2018 7:55 AM Single Gaze's shock move to join Winx and Waller

Olive found out the group 1 winner, who had accumulated more than $2.3 million in prizemoney, would continue racing after Waller went out of his way to call him himself. While the Waller stable declined to comment, they were sensitive to Olive and the previous owners' plight and vowed to put Single Gaze's welfare first. Waller's Australia's leading trainer 2