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Swimming Australia ‘deeply concerned’ about abuse dating back ‘decades’

Unacceptable treatment of some swimmers dates back decades, Swimming Australia says. In a statement released on Saturday SA stated it was “deeply concerned and understands the gravity” of fresh claims of abuse within the sport after meeting with disgruntled Olympian Maddie Groves. “We acknowledge some members of the swimming community have experienced unacceptable behaviour, some […]

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Melbourne United hold off Perth Wildcats for NBL title

Melbourne United coach Dean Vickerman has credited his squad’s resilience as the key to securing the club’s second NBL title in four years after they knocked off the Perth Wildcats in the grand final series. United capped a dominant season by closing out a 3-0 sweep of the injury-ravaged Wildcats with an 81-76 victory at […]

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Night riding, no rest days: Lachlan Morton takes on Tour de France alone

Lachlan Morton, the maverick Australian adventure racer signed to the EF Nippo team, will ride every stage of this year’s Tour de France – including all transfers between stages – not among his peers, but on his own behind the race convoy, with the aim of reaching the Champs Élysées in Paris on 18 July […]

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Demi Vollering wins La Course by Le Tour de France in sprint finish

Demi Vollering of the Netherlands took her first victory in La Course, outsprinting a select group of eight riders at the top of the Côte de la Fosse aux Loups, overlooking Landernau in Brittany. Vollering held off Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and the evergreen Marianne Vos to claim the win in 2hr 50min 29sec […]

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From Eriksen trauma to Emma Hayes insight, TV pundits rise to occasion

While it has fielded almost 6,500 complaints for the intrusive nature of its coverage of the successful attempts to resuscitate Christian Eriksen after his collapse during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland, on reflection the BBC’s coverage of what might have been a tragedy seemed touchingly deft. In its subsequent apology to those upset […]

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New Zealand robbed of home victory parade but WTC is worth celebrating

The pandemic robbed New Zealand of a much-deserved victory parade on arrival in Auckland on Saturday morning. Instead, the World Test Championship mace will spend the next 14 days in a hotel room with BJ Watling while the team undergo quarantine. With the captain, Kane Williamson, staying behind in England to play in the Hundred, […]

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Pavard and Danilo incidents at Euro 2020 highlight concussion failings

Euro 2020’s concussion controversy started with Benjamin Pavard. The France full-back said he had been “a little knocked out” after a collision with Germany’s Robin Gosens, but he played the remaining half an hour of his team’s 1-0 victory. Six days later and it was Christoph Baumgartner of Austria who received a blow to the […]