Kardinia Park thins down

The AFL has moved to increase the distance between boundary line and the fence at Geelong's  GMHBA Stadium following concern about the LED fencing. In what is already the game's skinniest ground, the Cats' home ground has been brought in by half a metre, with the gap now 5.5 metres. The AFL confirmed that the change was made ahead of […]

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Akinfeev says Russia not practicing penalties

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who saved two penalties to carry his team past Spain and into the World Cup last eight, has not been practicing spot kicks with his teammates, he said on Tuesday. The Muscovite twice denied Spain from the spot on Sunday, including kicking away Iago Aspas's final shot to help his team win the shootout 4-3 following […]

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'I'm ready, Freddy': Sims' vow to Fittler

Brad Fittler saw it in Tariq Sims' eyes. It wasn't a warm night, a wet one where the football was just as drab. But as soon as he told NSW's nearly man to be ready for a State of Origin debut, he knew he had made the right call. "There was a determined look in the eye and he said, […]

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Bellamy: Undermanned Storm must 'grit teeth'

Ryley Jacks will return this week. Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has told his cobbled-together side to “grit their teeth” and find a way to beat an equally understrength St George-Illawarra Dragons on Thursday night. Both clubs have felt the impact of State of Origin with five Storm and four Dragons players out for the showdown between third and first at […]

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LeBron James pal: Why he left, and Knicks didn’t have a shot

Romeo Travis, a former teammate of both LeBron James and Frank Ntilikina, calls himself “an Akron guy, really Akron.” And on the day after “The Decision III,” Travis, James’ longtime buddy and former high school teammate at St. Vincent-St. Mary, said Northeast Ohio “gets it.” Travis, who won the French League championship eight days ago as power forward for Le […]

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Longley puts blame for Boomers basketball brawl on Philippines coach

Replay Boomers assistant coach Luc Longley has unleashed on Philippines coach Chot Reyes, saying he helped incite the massive brawl in the FIBA World Cup qualifier in Bulacan and should be embarrassed for his role in the violence that erupted in the arena. The battered and bruised Boomers team members landed in cities around the country on Wednesday morning, with […]

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LeBron James Gets An Unusual Welcome From California Congressman

LeBron James has received an unusual welcome to California from Rep. Devin Nunes who is warning the recently signed Los Angeles Lakers forward about property taxes. On Sunday news broke that the four-time NBA MVP signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers. James received a warm welcome from the California Democratic Party on Twitter which wrote, “Welcome to […]

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Wimbledon 2018: Now Andy Murray’s pulled out, here's the other young British hopefuls we can cheer on instead

From the Stockport girl who was ­disgraced for wrapping herself around a condom machine to the player whose grandpa invented anti-theft clothing tags and the Love Island fans among the contenders, Dora Allday has the lowdown on the next crop of UK tennis hopefuls, plus their odds of becoming  Wimbledon  champion. Katy Dunne 750/1 Katy hit the headlines during Wimbledon qualifying […]

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