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4 July 2018 5:09 AM Josh Mann-Rea eyes Canberra Vikings comeback

"The hope was his injury would recover and he’d get back into it around that time. I’ve got to speak to the Brumbies people a bit further along about how he is tracking with his return to play, what he can do, what he can’t do with his involvement. Mann-Rea's injury opened the door for Connal McInerney to revive the Super Rugby dream he had all but given 12

22 June 2018 9:41 AM New partnership: Slater joins Channel Seven

Former Australian opener Michael Slater is the latest major name to join a new cricketing commentary team. Slater, a long-time voice of Channel Nine's coverage, will join former teammates Ricky Ponting and Damien Fleming at the Seven Network. "I’m thrilled to be joining Channel Seven. I’ve been a long-time fan of their sports coverage - particularly 11

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 10

14 June 2018 10:09 AM Cahill's 'priceless' chance to join the immortals of the game in Russia

Cahill says he is not looking past Australia’s opener in Kazan. Asked whether he would retire from international football, or from the game itself after the tournament, he was adamant that nothing except the game against France mattered at this point in his World Cup preparations. Cahill said he had no regrets about walking out from A-League club Melbourne 16

13 June 2018 10:25 PM Fans name Optus Stadium as AFL's best venue, Fyfe as league's MVP

This time last year, Simpson had the league's second-worst approval rating, narrowly ahead of Gold Coast's Rodney Eade, who was later soon sacked. Just 51 per cent of Fremantle fans were satisfied with coach Ross Lyon, who has endured his own season from hell after a sexual harrassment claim from five years ago was revealed in the media recently 12

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 11

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 15

7 June 2018 9:46 PM Del Potro to challenge Nadal after beating Cilic

"Well, it's tough to speak," the 29-year-old, who has risen back to sixth in the rankings after battling back from three left wrist surgeries, said on court as fans sang "Delpo, Delpo". Asked about facing Nadal, who he has beaten five out of 14 times but never on clay, he was drowned out by his fans who clearly believe in their man's chances. "It's a challenge 9

6 June 2018 7:38 AM James Sutherland: A career timeline

November 2014: Sutherland holds the fort following the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, struck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match. August 2017: After a spiteful 12 month process, CA signs its new memorandum of understanding with players, which includes major benefits for female cricketers. March 2018: Captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner 5

10 May 2018 6:01 AM Cricket Australia review likened to banking royal commission

"Recent disclosures to the banking royal commission indicate that a review which is commissioned and paid for by a board, with terms of reference set by that board and a reporting process that has a closed loop back to the same board, will be viewed with cynicism," Dyer wrote in the ACA's Onside magazine. "The review's success and its broad acceptance 20