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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 10

13 June 2018 10:06 PM FFA will use lessons from US bid as it seeks to host Women's World Cup

Australia voted for the successful combined bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico which will host the 2026 World Cup jointly following the decision of the FIFA Congress in Moscow to award the three nations the competition. The United bid saw off the challenge of Morocco by 134 votes to 65 with one federation failing to cast a vote. Such was the calibre 10

3 May 2018 6:33 AM Forgotten Canberra junior on verge of top USA rugby prize

"Short-term I really want to give this professional comp a go," Feakes said. "I want to be a part of something new and exciting. The US has been referred to a lot as a sleeping giant of world rugby and I believe that’s true. So I want to be a part of growing the game here and waking that sleeping giant up so to speak." The Rudy Scholz award was started 22

21 February 2018 8:08 AM A-League clubs ask FIFA to overhaul governance of FFA and Australian football

A-League clubs have called for FIFA's assistance with a large-scale overhaul of the administration of football in Australia and requested Football Federation Australia's board be "disqualified" from any future role in the formation of the expanded congress. A joint mission of representatives from FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation met with several 35

16 February 2018 3:18 AM Battle lines drawn as FIFA get set to mediate between Australian soccer's warring parties

The two can no longer be separated, as FFA chairman Steven Lowy has now become the biggest factor linking the two issues. Sure, Simon Pearce of Melbourne City and Greg Griffin of Adelaide United, the two main frontmen for the A-League clubs opposed to Lowy, are key members of the dramatis personae in what has veered between a comedy of errors - without 38

10 February 2018 1:30 PM Giving the game away: Why Frank Lowy's World Cup story doesn't add up

Those appearing included Lowy, his sons David and Steven, Ben Buckley, Brian Schwartz, Jill Margo, Mark Ryan, Andreas Abold, Sunil Gulati, former prime minister John Howard, former FFA chief John O'Neill and Jonathan Calvert. Lowy and his closest advisers said they did not know how the big bad world of FIFA operated. They didn't know anyone. They didn't 22

7 February 2018 6:44 AM Bulldog suffers ACL tear in AFLW

The Western Bulldogs have confirmed debutant Daria Bannister ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday’s win over Fremantle at Whitten Oval. Bannister faced scans after she was stretchered off the ground during the final quarter. It means the Tasmanian’s first season in the league has come to an early end, with the former netballer now facing 48

4 February 2018 9:13 PM Conservative Cyprus president wins run-off to land second term

Nicosia: Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades won a second five-year term on Sunday as voters gave a thumbs-up to his record in containing an economic meltdown in 2013 and conducting abortive peace talks with the Turkish Cypriots. With all votes counted, the conservative had 56 per cent of the vote against 44 per cent for the leftist-backed Stavros Malas 46

21 January 2018 11:32 PM 'It's complicated': UWA Australian History chair advocates 'changing the date'

A national debate rages over the meaning of Australia Day, and the chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia wants to set the record straight. Professor Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History at the institution, and said it was important for Australians to understand the significance of the January 26 date. "The First 37

2 January 2018 6:56 AM Victorians slugged $17 million for not voting in council elections

Victorians have been slugged almost $17 million and hundreds of thousands of people have been sent to court for failing to vote in local council elections. New figures from the Victorian Electoral Commission show almost 225,000 fines were lodged with the Magistrates Court of Victoria in relation to failing to vote at council elections held in 2016. That year, 78 of the state's 37