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Jockey Michelle Payne banned for a month for using appetite suppressant

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne was on Thursday suspended for one month after she was found guilty of taking a banned substance earlier this month.

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Pacquiao's Aussie trainer dismisses Horn

​Manny Pacquiao's Australian conditioning coach believes Jeff Horn will be consumed by nerves the moment he walks out in front of 50,000 people at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

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Australian battler Andrew Whittington eyes dream Wimbledon debut

​Unheralded Australian Andrew Whittington is one win away from a dream Wimbledon debut after grinding his way into the final round of qualifying at the All England Club.

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Swiss probe into Australian World Cup bid payments

Swiss prosecutors have examined multimillion-dollar Australian taxpayer-funded payments to controversial lobbyists hired at the behest of billionaire Frank Lowy to help Australia win the right to host the 2022 World Cup.

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The past has come back to haunt Football Federation Australia

Fighting fires on all fronts, about the last thing Football Federation Australia needs is another conflagration. Desperately trying to get a grip on the present to structure a future on the home front, the past has come back to haunt the FFA. As it w

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Polite posturing over as Manny Pacquiao's camp predict an early end for Jeff Horn

The trainer and key adviser of the Filipino WBO welterweight champion have dismissed Jeff Horn as an easy kill who will be spectacularly knocked out early in their title fight on Sunday.

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Australia consider changes for women's World Cup clash against Sri Lanka

Australian captain Meg Lanning has hinted at possible changes for her side's second World Cup game against Sri Lanka.

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Olympic champion Sharni Williams uses mentor as Wallaroos World Cup inspiration

Australian sevens skipper Sharni Williams will be one of three ACT players at the World Cup in Ireland.

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Malcolm Speed says Australian cricketers must face up to revenue reality

It is "unrealistic" of Australia's cricketers to insist that revenue-sharing is the only way forward, say the man who signed off on the first revenue-sharing deal 20 years ago.

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Former Canberra Capitals star Michelle Cosier chasing NBL referee job

Former Capital Michelle Cosier is working towards an NBL refereeing job after retiring from playing.

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The future of US swimming is 2.1 metres tall, 17 years old and African-American

Reece Whitley would love the notion of an elite African American swimmer to be a norm instead of a novelty.

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A-League club owners set to reject FFA funding model

Clubs are set to enter the new financial year not knowing their annual share of the A-Leage revenue after rejected Football Federation Australia's latest funding model.

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Racing NSW stewards adjourn inquiry into Godolphin strangles case

Godolphin and its former trainer John O'Shea will be back in front of Racing NSW stewards in August after an inquiry heard revelations about an unreported case of a horse in Australia's biggest privately-owned stable that had strangles last year.

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Manny Pacquiao has flicked the switch ahead of Jeff Horn bout

The WBO welterweight champion has gone into fight mode ahead of his bout with Jeff Horn on Sunday, giving little away in his media workout and promising he has done more than enough work to dispose of the Australian challenger.

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Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking signs new deal with Ale Cipollini for women's tour

Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking hopes moving to Europe will help boost her career.

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Roger Federer to return to Hopman Cup

Roger Federer will return to the Hopman Cup in Perth this summer as he prepares to defend his Australian Open title.

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Andre Agassi will stay the distance: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic will have coach Andre Agassi in his corner for as long as required at Wimbledon as the Serb tries to claim back one of his lost grand slam titles.

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Melbourne Vixens star Tegan Philip rides positive waves back to Australian Diamonds selection

Tegan Phillip has regained her place in the Australian Diamonds squad for the upcoming international season.

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Emirates Team New Zealand cruise to America's Cup victory over Oracle Team USA

A dominant Emirates Team New Zealand claimed international sport's oldest trophy by 7-1 in Bermuda's Great Sound.

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That's not cricket: West Indies women's captain tries to change her mind after winning the toss

Taunton: After confusing scenes at the toss, Australia are fielding first against the West Indies in their Women's Cricket World Cup opener on Monday.

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PGA Tour: Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to claim playoff win at Travelers Championship

Jordan Spieth clinched his 10th PGA Tour victory in the same way as his first, by holing a bunker shot to win the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut on Sunday.

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Confederations Cup 2017: Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou devastated at Russian exit

A devastated Ange Postecoglou has lamented the opportunity passed up by the Socceroos at the Confederations Cup.

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Confederations Cup: End of the line as Socceroos fall short against Chile

Australia are out of the Confederations Cup after a 1-1 draw with South American champions Chile.

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Socceroos out of Confederations Cup after drawing with Chile

Australia are out of the Confederations Cup after a 1-1 draw with South American champions Chile.

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Cult hero Pakistan Star brings wolf whistles as he stops and refuses to race

The horse which became a viral sensation for an amazing charge to victory from last at its first start, may literally stop the internet this time by doing just that in a race.

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NPL Capital Football: Canberra Olympic and Canberra FC play out entertaining 0-0 draw

NPL Capital Football: Canberra Olympic and Canberra FC play out entertaining 0-0 draw at Deakin Stadium.

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My Field Marshal fulfils owners dream in the Len Smith Mile

Owner-breeder Sid Brown was hoping My Field Marshal wouldn't let him down but was still a little surprise when New Zealand five-year-old caused a surprise by winning the Len Smith Mile at Menangle on Sunday.

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James Coyle has Civic in mind for resurgent Slightly Sweet

Jason Coyle will nominate talented mare Slightly Sweet for black type races in two states on Saturday, but is likely to stay at home for the Civic Stakes at Rosehill.

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Could Australian racing gambling system become stronger after a week of change

The Australia gambling market on racing is among the strongest and most diverse in the world but self interest, as always, plays a big role in what is the best way forward for the sport and betting.

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Queanbeyan's Rafael Rossiter to race at Amateur National Motocross Championship

The six-year-old will test himself against the best in the world.

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WTF: Acronym prompts Taekwondo name change

The digital age has prompted the World Taekwondo Federation to change its name after becoming concerned about negative connotations of its acronym.

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Australia chases 7th ICC Women's World Cup in England

Australia will chase a record seventh ICC Women's World Cup crown in England.

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Cricket Australia chairman David Peever welcomes Afghanistan and Ireland

Cricket Australia chairman David Peever has welcomed Test cricket's latest additions, and says the new financial model for all nations is a "fair result".

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Socceroos will die on their feet rather than live on their knees under Ange Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou is not someone who demands any sympathy. All he seeks is the opportunity to do things his way. And he won't be swayed from his vision.

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Confederations Cup: Socceroos eye off a Chilean path ahead of showdown with South American powerhouse

The Socceroos admit their admiration for Chile but say they aren't awe-struck by the football powerhouse ahead of their Confederations Cup showdown.

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Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown selects Australian Jonah Bolden at NBA draft

Just like Ben Simmons in 2016, Brett Brown and the Sixers picked another son of an import in Jonah Bolden during Friday's NBA Draft.

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Heads, you lose: cricket farce

In Cricket Australia versus the players, it is as if they have had a toss, and both decided to bat, and both are out there now, one at each end, tapping their bats on the creases, chins jutting, waiting for a ball that will never come. Both know ther

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State of Origin II sets up a series cracker for the ages

Snide warnings aside, the narrative of this State of Origin series will likely be talked of for years.

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Godolphin to face a stewards inquiry for failing to report strangles case

Racing NSW stewards will open an inquiry after investigating reports Godolphin failed to report a horse, which tested positive strangles in August last year.

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Porte has strong Tour de France backing despite loss of Dennis

Rohan Dennis has ruled himself out of the powerful BMC team that will support fellow Australian Richie Porte at the Tour de France.

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Godolphin to face a steward inquiry for failing to report strangles case

Racing NSW stewards will open an inquiry after investigating reports Godolphin failed to report a horse, which tested positive strangles in August last year.

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Robert Whittaker preparing for UFC interim title shot after turning life around

Australian mixed martial arts star Robert Whittaker credits a significant re-evaluation of his life for his incredible run of form that has led him to the biggest fight of his career and a shot at the UFC interim middleweight belt.

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Australia win final ICC Women's World Cup warm-up game

Australia have recorded an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in their final hit-out before the women's World Cup in England.

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Confederations Cup: Socceroos draw with Cameroon, denting hopes of progessing

Ange Postecoglou's side played without spark against the African champions.

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Matt Dale planning Fell Swoop's Everest program after taking Inglis slot

Canberra trainer Matt Dale is planning a third-up assault on The Everest with Fell Swoop after signing a deal to use Inglis' slot in the $10 million race at Randwick on October 14.

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Inglis back Canberra trainer Matthew Dale and star sprinter Fell Swoop for the Everest

Canberra will get its chance to take on sheikhs, racing royalty and the world's best sprinters for $10 million.

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Team Sunweb build Tour de France line-up around Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews

Team Sunweb have built their Tour de France team around Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews.

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Australian coach Matthew Mott faces selection dilemma ahead of women's World Cup

Australian coach Matthew Mott has a selection headache ahead of his side's World Cup opener on Monday.

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NBA draft 2017: Australian centre Isaac Humphries is embracing the uncertainty

Jonah Bolden, the 21-year-old Melbourne-born son of NBL great Bruce Bolden, has been dubbed the "sleeper" of Friday's NBA draft.

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Paul Snowden believes Star Galaxy could step up in the winter

Paul Snowden looks at Star Galaxy as a sleeper in the family stable who could be ready to step up this winter.

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