Usain Bolt to start A-League trial for the Central Coast Mariners

Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt is in talks to trial for the Central Coast Mariners which could see him playing in the A-League this year. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is currently negotiating with the Central Coast club to take part in a six-week trial that could potentially see him signed for a full season, Mariners chief executive Shaun Mielekamp said. […]

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Scott Sio back, Richie and Rory Arnold to start for Brumbies

The ACT Brumbies have made just a handful of changes for their last-gasp attempt to make the finals, calling on twin towers Richie and Rory Arnold to bolster their forward pack to play the NSW Waratahs. Richie Arnold and Scott Sio have been added to the Brumbies' starting XV for the match at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night. Scott Sio […]

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Bulls and runners endure slippery start to Pamplona festival

Bulls and runners endure a slippery start to second day of Pamplona festival as heavy rain hits a day after one man was gored and four badly injured The cobbled streets of Pamplona, Spain, were made more dangerous by rain as hundreds took part in the run Runners could be seen being trampled and gored as the pack of 12 […]

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Josh Hodgson to start for Canberra Raiders as Junior Paulo returns

Few smiles will be as wide as Josh Hodgson's when the Canberra Raiders enter the Suncorp Stadium change rooms on Saturday night. Hodgson's prized No. 9 jersey will finally be hanging up in his locker with the star hooker named to start as the Raiders look to save their season against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night. […]

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Geelong mid-season report card: Solid start but MCG question remains

The return: Gary Ablett has fired at the Cats, when fit. GEELONGRecord: 8 wins, 5 lossesGrading: B+ Summer ExpectationGary Ablett's return created a sense of expectation that the Cats would be worth watching if nothing else. Whether he would add the finish to take them from a preliminary final to a premiership remained uncertain but with nine home games and […]

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Denver Test can be start of fabled contest like Origin: James Graham

To all the naysayers predicting the Denver Test won’t work, James Graham has a simple message: they said the same thing about State of Origin. History will show the interstate series, despite similar opposition from clubs during its inception, has gone on to be a raging pinnacle of the game. While only time will tell if the bold gamble to […]

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South Africa vs England: Danny Cipriani on mission to make No 10 shirt his own on first Red Rose start in decade

Red Rose boss Eddie Jones turned to the mercurial playmaker as he looks to save something from a lost series at Newlands tomorrow. Cipriani was ditched by Martin Johnson eight years ago and quit the country for Australia to escape the celebrity limelight after his relationship with glamour girl Kelly Brook ended. But now finally back in favour at the […]

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NBA Draft just the start as fresh Aussies chase hoop dreams

When it comes to making the NBA, being drafted is the first door, not the only entry. On Friday the NBA will host its annual draft in Brooklyn, New York, with 60 players selected – the first 30 receiving guaranteed contracts, the next 30 the chance to try out for the team who picks them. Dream shot: Australian St Mary’s center […]

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Swifts need fast start to hold off reigning champions Lightning

NSW Swifts came storming out of the blocks to lay a platform that proved their saviour in a 59-56 win over reigning premiers Sunshine Coast Lightning on Sunday. A nailbiting finish took both teams to their limit but NSW held firm to score an impressive Super Netball triumph and sit fourth on the ladder. Out of the blocks: Helen Housby […]

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