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19 June 2018 2:57 PM England triumphs despite flurry of flying insects

In Australia, we're used to seeing flocks of seagulls in the outfield at Tests, or play stop at Melbourne Park while a player gets rid of a cricket, but swarms of insects? That's what England and Tunisia's footballers had to put up with during their World Cup game. Players from both sides had no choice but to use repellent to keep the seasonal bugs - believed 6

14 June 2018 9:52 PM Conor McGregor: 'I regret my actions' in Barclays Center melee

UFC star Conor McGregor appeared Thursday morning in a Brooklyn courtroom, where a prosecutor said "there are plea negotiations" to resolve criminal charges connected to the fighter's involvement in a Barclays Center melee in April. In proceedings that lasted about a minute, Judge Raymond Rodriguez said the case against McGregor and co-defendant and teammate 14

14 June 2018 6:05 AM Years of work to make sure ball has little bearing on World Cup

Tim Cahill may be the veteran of the Socceroos at the ripe old age of 38 but he's a babe in the woods compared to the oldest player in the tournament, Egypt's skipper Essam el-Hadary. The 150-cap goalkeeper will make history as not only oldest player in the finals but the oldest player to ever take part in the tournament. At 45, he will overtake Colombian 15

13 June 2018 5:39 AM This is my yard: Ben Edwards set to return to the cage

Hex matchmaker Luke Vella told Edwards he is happy to put him on every show until the UFC calls, so the Canberran has mapped out a plan. Line 'em up, he'll knock 'em down. "The Guvner" of Canberra is going to rule this town. "[Vella] said ‘what about June in Melbourne, July in Perth or September somewhere else?’ I said ‘I’d love to go back to Perth but if you can find someone 12

11 June 2018 2:05 PM 'Once in a lifetime': fathers and eight-year-old sons off to World Cup

Brad Turner got an email from the Fanatics, the business that organises travel to some of the world's most popular events as well as annual Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli and the Western Front. The email was advertising the football World Cup. He forwarded it to two mates who also live on Sydney's northern beaches, Mick Williams and Andrew Smith 10

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

9 June 2018 4:27 PM French Open: Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to break grand slam duck

Simona Halep was close to tears on Saturday after ending a long wait for herself and an even longer one for Romania by winning the French Open. The world number one, who had a reputation for collapsing when it mattered after losing three Grand Slam finals including two in Paris, finally put her hands on a major title after showing great determination 8

8 June 2018 8:07 AM Fans fume as firm sells tickets for Socceroos' games on public site

Global Public Events co-founder Lui Spedaliere defended the move, saying that both the ticket price and bag restrictions were due to the high cost of security for the nights - saying that without it, the event would become a "logistical nightmare". Unforgettable moment: Wanderers' fans celebrate in Centenary Square after their Asian Champions League 8

6 June 2018 6:44 AM Why a supreme Jeff Horn should have you racing to the bookies

"The Pacquiao fight, people thought that was a fluke or I didn’t actually win it. Then they saw me fight [Gary] Corcoran and they think Corcoran wasn’t any good," Horn told Fairfax Media. "Now they have no excuses if I fight one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and beat him. They can’t say it’s a fluke every time, can they? "If I’m able to pull this off and pull this upset 9

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