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Olympic dream drives Australia’s top female weightlifter to get to Tokyo Games

One of the Australia’s top female weightlifters is on the verge of making history, qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in not one, but two weight categories. Erika Yamasaki remains the only Australian woman in history to clean and jerk double her body weight, lifting 106 kilograms. Despite holding more than a dozen national records, Yamasaki is yet to realise her ...

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Ashleigh Barty beats Petra Kvitova in straight sets to reach Australian Open tennis semi-finals

Not since Wendy Turnbull in 1984 has an Australian reached the last four of the women’s draw, and Barty progressed via a 7-6 (8/6), 6-2 triumph over Kvitova after one hour and 44 minutes. The world number one, who was down a set point against Kvitova in the tiebreak, will face the aggressive Sofia Kenin in the semi-finals after the ...

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The Latest: Fognini pushes into 4th day in Australia to win

Fabio Fognini is taking no shortcuts so far at the Australian Open. The 12th-seeded Italian has won a pair of five-setters to get to the third round at Melbourne Park — and because his latest win ended after midnight, he has competed on all four days since the tournament began. Fognini needed more than four hours and a total of ...

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Australia recall Glenn Maxwell for South Africa, Marcus Stoinis snubbed

Batting star Glenn Maxwell’s self-imposed exile from international cricket ended when he was named Tuesday in Australia’s limited-overs squads to tour South Africa, but in-form Marcus Stoinis missed out. Maxwell, who stood down from Australian duties in October saying he needed a break to deal with mental health issues, was named in both the one-day and Twenty20 squads to face ...

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Australia A back on radar as World Rugby look to strengthen ‘tier two’ schedule

Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle discussed the possible return of the “A” team – after a 12-year absence – as she also confirmed Townsville was a leading contender to host a Test between the Wallabies and Fiji in July. A report in Queensland’s Courier Mail newspaper on Sunday indicated Townsville’s new $250 million North Queensland Stadium could play host to ...

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Marcus Stoinis overlooked as Mitch Marsh and Maxwell recalled by Australia

Australia have recalled allrounder Mitch Marsh from the international cricket wilderness but snubbed Marcus Stoinis for the short-format tour of South Africa. Marsh and Glenn Maxwell have both won recalls to Australia’s one-day and Twenty20 squads but Stoinis, on the day he was named the BBL’s player of the tournament, has been overlooked for both. “Marcus Stoinis is a stand-by ...

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Utes RB Zack Moss To Play Against Oregon State

After missing the last six quarters of game action, Utah Utes star running back will return to the lineup against Oregon State. Moss missed the second half against USC on September 20 and the entire game against Washington State on September 28 with a shoulder injury. The Miami, Florida product is currently on track to break the school records for ...

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Utah Quickly Scores Touchdown On First Offensive Possession

The Utah Utes scored quickly on their first possession against Oregon State when quarterback Tyler Huntley found tight end Brant Kuithe for a 21-yard touchdown to give the Utes a 7-0 lead just five minutes into the game. The game started with Utah’s defense forcing Oregon State to punt on a three-and-out. When Utah had their turn on offense, they ...

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Sports quiz of the week: love, revenge, scoring and the sack

Who was up early? Who has new blood? Who couldn’t keep up? Romelu Lukaku scored his 50th and 51st goals for Belgium this week. Which of these countries has never produced a striker with as many international goals? Petr Cech has joined which ice hockey team as a goalie? Jay Gruden was sacked from his job as an NFL coach ...

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The five big matches at the World Cup 9s

It’s been dubbed the Pacific Pool but it could just as well be the Pool of Death. Pool C, featuring Samoa and Tonga, Fiji and Cook Islands, is set to be the most hotly contested men’s pool of the World Cup 9s with every match having an impact on which nation qualifies for the semi-finals. Samoa and Tonga share one ...

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