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Australia’s ODI whitewash to South Africa shows second string side is below international standard

Australia have lost 0-5 in a five-match ODI series for the first time ever. They lost 0-2 in a two-match series against England in 1980 and 0-3 in a three-match series to the same opposition in 1997, but this is the first time that they have been on the end of a whitewash over these many matches. More worrying than ...

Netball: NZ Silver Ferns shock Australian Diamonds 53-51 in Launceston test

Australia has faltered in game two of the Constellation Cup, falling 53-51 in a thriller second netball Test against New Zealand in Launceston. After a crushing 68-56 victory in the first Test in Sydney, the Diamonds couldn’t handle a lift in defensive pressure by the Kiwis. With the remaining two matches in New Zealand, the loss is a big blow ...

Proteas whitewash Australia in ODI series

Australia have slumped to a 31-run defeat in the fifth one-day international against South Africa at Cape Town despite a sensational 173 by David Warner. The left-handed opener’s heroics weren’t enough to prevent Australia making history by losing five matches in a bilateral ODI series for the first time. The Proteas’ 5-0 whitewash was secured thanks to Rilee Rossouw’s third ...

Gareth Southgate: England interim manager ‘still has much to prove’

Gareth Southgate reached the midway point in his four-game tenure as England manager on a torrid night in Slovenia – still searching for the compelling evidence that will land him the full-time job. The 46-year-old walked into a team and a Football Association in turmoil following the hasty departure of predecessor Sam Allardyce after just 67 days, one game and ...

Qatar worlds: Swinkels wins junior women’s TT; U.S. in top-five

Dutchwoman Karlijn Swinkels rode to her first world championship title Monday in the junior women’s individual time trial in Doha, Qatar. The 17-year-old beat Italian Lisa Morzenti by seven seconds on the 13.7km course. France’s Juliette Labous was third, 21 seconds behind. Top-10 results 1. Karlijn SWINKELS, (NED), in 18:21.77 2. Lisa MORZENTI, (ITA), at :7.35 3. Juliette LABOUS, (FRA), ...

West Coast Eagles’ Perth Stadium concerns dismissed by Sports Minister Mia Davies

Western Australia’s Sports Minister has downplayed tensions with Australian Football League clubs over the move to the new Perth Stadium, saying she is expecting a quick resolution. Minister Mia Davies also rejected suggestions the West Coast Eagles could opt to remain at Subiaco Oval even when the new 60,000 seat Burswood venue is completed, amid threats from the Eagles to ...

Bankstown soccer

“A Bankstown soccer player Kristofer Nicolaou, age 16 , signed 2 years contract this week with the under 19’s Greek Super League AE LARISA FC. He has been loaned out to Anagennisi Karditsa F.C Super League Club in Greece , one of the oldest clubs in Greek football which  was formed in 1904. Football manager Mijalis Petkas shown in the ...

Defiant

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia finished the Olympic marathon in second place with his arms crossed over his head, as a sign of solidarity for the Oromo people, his native group and the largest ethnic group in the country. By speaking out, he may not be able to go home.

Fourth Olympic gold adds Mo Farah to the pantheon of all-time greats

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG In streaking away from the field on the final lap to Olympic gold for a fourth time, Mo Farah has stormed into the very upper echelons of any list of British sporting greats and stands on the verge of joining the select band with a knighthood. But even in his moment of triumph, the most decorated ...

Canada’s Olympics: Penny Oleksiak’s gold and the Bolt-De Grasse bromance

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Well hey, that ended up being kind of fun. While it’s true that Canadians don’t always get quite as excited about the Summer Olympics as some other countries we could mention, we still enjoy a good show. And for the most part, that’s what the last two weeks delivered, as Canadian athletes treated us to an ...

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