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Richie Porte on track for Tour de France after Switzerland win

Cycling Tasmanian cyclist claims biggest title of his career with victory in the Tour de Suisse <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Richie Porte crosses the finish line of the final stage, a 34.1km time trial, in the Tour de Suisse. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA Richie Porte feels on track to make amends for last year’s Tour de France crash nightmare ...

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Turnbull tells Optus to raise its game after fans rage at World Cup coverage

Australia sport Buffering and feed disruptions marred the telco’s streaming of the opening matches from Russia over the weekend <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Optus boasted exclusive coverage of the World Cup clash between Egypt v Uruguay but many viewers had difficulties watching the match. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Malcolm Turnbull has told Optus boss Allen Lew he must ...

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Channel Nine left with no summer sport after pulling out of tennis talks

Australian Open Nine Network lost cricket rights to Seven and Fox Sports earlier this year <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The collapse in Australian Open talks comes after Nine earlier lost cricket rights to Seven and Fox Sports. Photograph: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images Channel Nine is facing a summer without sport after the free-to-air network pulled out of negotiations with ...

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German hiccup sparks scary WC trend comparison

A HISTORIC World Cup win over the holders Germany sent Mexican fans across the globe into hysterics. Dogged defence, lightning-fast counter attacking football, and their skipper becoming only the third man to play at five World Cups. It was a dream start for Mexico. But what can be said for Germany – they seemed hesitant, shaky and somewhat unconvincing in ...

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Barty wins fiery Nottingham final

ASHLEIGH Barty has climbed back to a career-high mark of world No 16 after rolling Johanna Konta to claim a dramatic Nature Valley Open final in Nottingham. Barty, 22, secured her second WTA singles title by eclipsing a furious Konta, who refused to shake the umpire’s hand after a 6-3 3-6 6-4 defeat. Beaten in her past three singles finals, ...

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Brazil rattled as Swiss pull level

Penalties galore in World Cup day 31:40 World Cup: Australia couldn’t quite hang on to share the points against France, while a botched Messi free kick meant Argentina had to settle for a draw against Iceland. June 17th 2018 19 hours ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/Football/ Herald Sun Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on ...

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Crisis in Australia camp deepens, Warner’s debut

AUSTRALIA improved with the bat overnight in the second ODI against England in Cardiff, but ultimately sunk to a 2-0 series deficit. Making matters worse for Australia is the growing injury toll among its quicks, after Billy Stanlake – who was a standout in the first ODI – succumbed to a toe injury. There was also a record moment from ...

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Danes make wasteful Peru pay heavy price

YUSSUF Poulsen ruined Peru’s first appearance at a World Cup finals for 36 years with the winning goal for Denmark to seal a 1-0 victory in Saransk. Poulsen made amends for conceding a first-half penalty that was awarded after the referee consulted the VAR system, but which Peru midfielder Christian Cueva blasted over the crossbar. With France having beaten Australia ...

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How inspirational Mile revved-up shattered Roos

IT was the inspiring speech that showed why Bert van Marwijk entrusted Mile Jedinak to lead the Socceroos into battle against France in Kazan. When the referee blew full-time in Kazan, crestfallen Australia players were left wondering what might have been, quite literally millimetres away from earning a priceless point against the Group C heavyweights. MATCH REPORT: Brave Socceroos fall ...

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France deny Australia amid VAR controversy – in pictures

The best images from Kazan Arena as Les Bleus beat the Socceroos 2-1 after technology was decisively used for the first time at the tournament Australian fans under the sun inside Kazan Arena as the Socceroos begin their fourth successive World Cup campaign against the might of France. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> France and Australia ...

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