No soft launch for Australian Open as Melbourne chokes on smoke | Jonathan Howcroft

Stifling air quality stigmatized qualifying for 2020 s firstly fling, ceasing hopes for some of a season-changing, main-draw place The year’s grand slam action came under way on Tuesday at a Melbourne Park wreathed in poisonous shadow. Organisers of the…

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Nick Kyrgios: how tennis’s loudest talent became a hero to the quiet Australians | Russell Jackson

The often polarising musician aced the national mood during the bushfire crisis and has depleted a few heady weeks in unfamiliar territory Of all the immediate outcomes of Australia’s bushfire crisis, perhaps the least predictable, if not the most perverse,…

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Farewell summer of sport 2019, you were truly one for the ages | Sean Ingle

An enthralling Ashes sequence, Megan Rapinoe and Coco Gauff made this summer stand out and supplied sweetened comfort from the bitter racial and political war So, farewell then to this glorious and elongated time of athletic, which has fascinated and…

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Miami Marlins apologise for blaming rival Rays for death of Steve Irwin

The Miami Marlins have said sorry after their official Twitter account blamed their cross-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays, for the death of TV presenter Steve Irwin The Miami Marlins have said sorry after their official Twitter account blamed their…

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Usain Bolt scores first two goals in bid to become a professional footballer

The Lightning Bolt was unleashed for the first time on a football pitch as Usain Bolt scored twice in his second trial match for the A-Leagues Central Coast Mariners Usain Bolt scored twice in his second trial match for the…

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Liz Cambage earns devoted US fanbase after season of points, freedom and memes | Howard Megdal

On and off special courts the Australian had now become the biggest idol the WNBA has appreciated for some time The impact that Liz Cambage did in the 2018 WNBA season can be measured in an infinite number of ways…

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Anthony Joshua raises Joseph Parker threat level with Deontay Wilder dig

Anthony Joshua has suggested his dissident next Saturday, Joseph Parker, is a even more dangerous overture than the one-punch American Deontay Wilder Heavyweights are not supposed to be laid-back- unless they have walked on to a left steal. But Anthony…

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‘Equality for all’: Macklemore issues emotional plea during NRL grand final

US rapper acts Same Love after a few weeks of squabble in Australia due to his support for marriage equality The US rapper, Macklemore, problem a call for equality after an feelings recital of his hit single, Same Love, in…

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Brandis criticises Abbott’s ‘bizarre’ call to ban Macklemore ‘gay anthem’ at NRL

Attorney general backs rappers decision to sing Same Love at grand final, saying I made Mr Abbott believed in freedom of speech Australia’s united states attorney general, George Brandis, has protected American rapper Macklemore after the former prime minister Tony…

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Orica-Scott: 24 hours on the road with the Australian Tour de France team

Kieran Pender attaches the Orica-Scott cycling team as they duel their course through the gruelling stage 17 of the Tour de France Since its establishment in 2011, Orica-Scott has become one of the leading crews in the World Tour peloton….

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