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17 June 2018 4:03 AM Optus working on World Cup woes after another patchy night

Optus staff are working around the clock to stop their World Cup stream from continually dropping out after some customers complained of patchy coverage for a second time on Saturday night and Sunday morning. The telco was met with a deluge of complaints on Friday night when subscribers' streams dropped out during the Egypt v Uruguay match, which was only broadcast 6

17 June 2018 3:44 AM Shinnecock wins on day of carnage at US Open

Former US Open champion Justin Rose shot 73 to take outright fifth at four over. The third-round scoring average at the par-70 course on Long Island was 75.328, with only three players posting rounds under par. It prompted Mike Davis, chief executive of tournament organiser the USGA, to appear on host broadcaster Fox Sports and admit officials blew it with the course 5

17 June 2018 3:18 AM England pound makeshift Australian attack to take 2-0 series lead

Centurion Shaun Marsh has backed Australia’s inexperienced bowlers to bounce back after Saturday’s mauling by the England batsmen. Already missing Ashes-winning spearheads Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in addition to James Pattinson, the tourists were also without young Queensland quick Billy Stanlake in the 39-run one-day loss in Cardiff 5

15 June 2018 8:43 AM Haas boosts Tour de France hopes with second podium

Canberra's Nathan Haas continues to stake a claim for Katusha-Alpecin's Tour De France team with his second podium of the nine-day Tour de Suisse. Haas finished 10 seconds behind stage six winner Soren Kragh Andersen - from Michael Matthews' Team Sunweb - on Friday, to go with his third-placed finish on stage two. Australia's Richie Porte extended his overall 8

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 9

14 June 2018 7:39 AM Nabbout in the box seat to spearhead Australia's attack against France

However, it's not just the Dutchman who has publicly recognised the threat of Nabbout, but France coach Didier Deschamps. The former World Cup-winning captain singled out the strength and aggression of Nabbout as one of Australia's main attacking weapons, despite likely not knowing anything about the forward just three months ago. "To be recognised by him is pretty 8

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 8

14 June 2018 6:00 AM Bloodlines: Snitzel extends reign as king of the stallions

Just one group1 event remains for the 2017-18 Australian racing season and the Chris Waller stable, aided by a huge contribution from wonder mare Winx, has produced another amazing 12 months. A total of 69 group1 races were programmed in the 12 months beginning August 1, 2017, finishing on Saturday week with the running of the group1 Tattersall’s Tiara 7

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 9

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 7