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21 June 2018 5:17 AM Burger chain produces a whopper of a World Cup blunder

The topic of World Cup flings has been on the agenda in Russia. Politician Tamara Pletny warned Russian women against trysts with foreign men for fear of becoming a single parent, saying they should marry local men and that children from mixed-race marriages are unhappy. But parliamentary member Mikhail Degtyaryov was promoting a different view. "The more love stories 5

20 June 2018 7:27 AM Canberra rising star Karly Roestbakken to join Young Matilidas in Asia

Rising Canberra star Karly Roestbakken has been picked in the Young Matildas squad to play at the ASEAN women's championships in Indonesia at the end of June. Roestbakken is part of a 23-strong squad to play games against the senior national teams of Thailand, Malaysia, Timor-Leste and Cambodia in the group stages. All of Australia’s matches will be played 3

20 June 2018 2:36 AM Golf legend Peter Thomson dies at 88 after battle with Parkinson’s

Asked about this once, Thomson said that neither he nor Norman owned the sobriquet; that it belonged to Karrie Webb, winner of seven major titles on the women’s tour. This was typical of Thomson, who had the self-belief common to all great sports people, but who also knew his limitations. His confidence was not overt, and he carried a dignity all of his own. Thomson 2

20 June 2018 2:04 AM Golf loses a legend in Peter Thomson, aged 88

Asked about this once, Thomson said that neither he nor Norman owned the sobriquet; that it belonged to Karrie Webb, winner of seven major titles on the women’s tour. This was typical of Thomson, who had the self-belief common to all great sports people, but who also knew his limitations. His confidence was not overt, and he carried a dignity all of his own. Thomson 8

13 June 2018 11:01 PM Arzani sticks by Nike despite the company withdrawing boots to Iran

Socceroos' starlet Daniel Arzani will continue to honour his contract with Nike despite the sports manufacturer refusing to supply Iranian players with football boots for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The American company withdrew its supply of football gear to the Iranian players and the Iran national team, adhering to president Donald Trump's trade 17

13 June 2018 11:32 AM Snap happy: Personal touches make Socceroos feel at home in Russia

Kazan: They might be nearly 14,000 kilometres away but the Socceroos have been made to feel at home at their training base in Kazan. Tailored sleeping arrangements and a reminder of their loved ones have provided the personal touch for Bert van Marwijk’s squad ahead of their formidable World Cup opener against star-studded Group C favourites France 9

11 June 2018 12:48 PM Socceroos stars say venue, training camp leaves no room for excuses

"Its all in the same facility, in the same complex, the meeting rooms, training facilities, its all on our doorsteps. "It makes it easier, you literally just get changed and walk out on the training pitch rather than spend half an hour travelling...its nice and chilled rather than 4.30pm here, then 5pm train ... We can work in our own time. You have got our rooms 11

11 June 2018 11:02 AM Canberra A-League bid left waiting as FFA delay expansion announcement

Canberra could be waiting another week to learn if they've been shortlisted for A-League expansion after Football Federation Australia delayed an announcement on Monday. Canberra were one of 15 bids nervously awaiting a decision but they were left hanging after the FFA failed to deliver on its promise to name a shortlist. Teams submitted an expression 10

11 June 2018 3:18 AM Gardner plunders tour century in Aboriginal XI win against NCC team

Aboriginal XI captain Ashleigh Gardner has blasted a powerful century to lead her side to a thumping win over a National Cricket Conference team in Derby. The NSW and Australian all-rounder produced an unbeaten 129 off just 71 balls in helping her side post a mammoth 4-199 off their 20 overs. In reply the NCC team managed just 5-62 with Zoe Fleming the pick of the bowlers 11

9 June 2018 1:31 AM Mr Lebanon: Nabbout flying the flag for his community in Russia

For the best part of six years, Andrew Nabbout has been brushing off a constant advance. Since he was 19, the Lebanese Football Association have been calling him up to their national team. No matter how hard they tried, he kept knocking them back, even in the times when he felt discarded by Australian football. His reason was simple: he never lost hope of playing 11