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Giants: What's not to like? - The Age

In the interests of scrupulous balance and fairness, here are a few reasons to like the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

They're bloody good. Their best footy is exquisite. Better still, they don't always play it. It's safe to like them, for now. They haven't won a flag yet, which shows compassion. They will soon, which shows what money can buy.

Tough love: No matter how much Toby Greene grates, you'd love him on your side. Tough love: No matter how much Toby Greene grates, you'd love him on your side. Photo: AAP

They've got Josh Kelly. We'd all like one of him.

No matter how hard you try, you can't dislike Stevie J. No matter how much Toby Greene grates, you'd love him on your side. No matter how much you think you could get by without Steve Coniglio and Dylan Shiel and Callan Ward and Jeremy Cameron, you couldn't.

They took Heath Shaw. That was kind of them. They've got Lenny helping out. Extra points. They picked Simon Katich in a role. It's more than...


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Dale Thomas one of five Carlton Blues to sign new deals - The Age

Dale Thomas has been lauded for his "class and character" after signing a new deal to remain at Carlton in 2018.

Thomas, 30, who forfeited a games trigger clause in his contract earlier this year, was one of five Blues whose re-signings were announced at the club's best and fairest on Friday night.

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NRL Finals 2017 live: Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos - The Sydney Morning Herald

Now the Storm run it on the last...Munster double pumps, Kahu doesn't bite and shuts down Scott 20m out. 

Another absolutely awful set - Oates gets it on the last via a long bouncing pass from Milford, he turns it back to Boyd and he's tackled 15 out. So, so bad. 

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Back underway... and Asofa-Solomona spills it! Brisbane have it five out! 

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Storm 8, Broncos 0

That dagger just on halftime may have killed the Broncos. They had plenty of ball in the backend of that half, but couldn't muster anything near the line bar that Oates chance - which only came after a bombed try at the other end. Melbourne in front and it's unlikely to see them surrender a two-score lead coming out of the sheds...but you never know. 

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Smith converts and it's 8-0. 

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AFL Finals: What questions do the four flag contenders have to answer in the preliminary finals? - ABC Online

A football player limps off the field with the help of two trainers.

We are coming to the crunch in the AFL finals series, with four teams remaining in the mix for the flag.

The top four have turned out to be the final four, and things seem to have returned to normal.

Key questions

Remember week one, when the Sydney Swans were threatening to shake down the thunder on the rest of the AFL? Now they're out, and Richmond and Adelaide are back to hot favouritism.

But no matter which team you pick on preliminary finals weekend, there are uncertainties and question marks over how they get to the grand final.

Click the links to find out what the Crows, Cats, Tigers and Giants need to answer this weekend.

Can the Crows cope despite their absent guns?

The Adelaide side has plenty to crow about going into this weekend's prelim.

Don Pyke's men are...


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AFL Finals: What questions do the four flag contenders have to answer in the preliminary finals? - ABC Online

A football player limps off the field with the help of two trainers.

We are coming to the crunch in the AFL finals series, with four teams remaining in the mix for the flag.

The top four have turned out to be the final four, and things seem to have returned to normal.

Key questions

Remember week one, when the Sydney Swans were threatening to shake down the thunder on the rest of the AFL? Now they're out, and Richmond and Adelaide are back to hot favouritism.

But no matter which team you pick on preliminary finals weekend, there are uncertainties and question marks over how they get to the grand final.

Click the links to find out what the Crows, Cats, Tigers and Giants need to answer this weekend.

Can the Crows cope despite their absent guns?

The Adelaide side has plenty to crow about going into this weekend's prelim.

Don Pyke's men are...


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AFL Finals: What questions do the four flag contenders have to answer in the preliminary finals? - ABC Online

A football player limps off the field with the help of two trainers.

We are coming to the crunch in the AFL finals series, with four teams remaining in the mix for the flag.

The top four have turned out to be the final four, and things seem to have returned to normal.

Key questions

Remember week one, when the Sydney Swans were threatening to shake down the thunder on the rest of the AFL? Now they're out, and Richmond and Adelaide are back to hot favouritism.

But no matter which team you pick on preliminary finals weekend, there are uncertainties and question marks over how they get to the grand final.

Click the links to find out what the Crows, Cats, Tigers and Giants need to answer this weekend.

Can the Crows cope despite their absent guns?

The Adelaide side has plenty to crow about going into this weekend's prelim.

Don Pyke's men are...


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Diego Costa finally set for move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid - Fox Sports

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DIEGO Costa will finally reunite with Atletico Madrid.

Atletico and Chelsea announced on Thursday they have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Brazilian-born striker to the Spanish club.

Atletico said Chelsea gave the Spain international permission to travel to Madrid in the coming days to take his medical and finalize the contract with his former club.

The English team said it reached a deal with Atletico but the transfer was pending the medical and an “agreement of personal terms” between the player and Spanish club.

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Diego Costa finally set for move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid - Fox Sports

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DIEGO Costa will finally reunite with Atletico Madrid.

Atletico and Chelsea announced on Thursday they have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Brazilian-born striker to the Spanish club.

Atletico said Chelsea gave the Spain international permission to travel to Madrid in the coming days to take his medical and finalize the contract with his former club.

The English team said it reached a deal with Atletico but the transfer was pending the medical and an “agreement of personal terms” between the player and Spanish club.

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Diego Costa finally set for move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid - Fox Sports

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DIEGO Costa will finally reunite with Atletico Madrid.

Atletico and Chelsea announced on Thursday they have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Brazilian-born striker to the Spanish club.

Atletico said Chelsea gave the Spain international permission to travel to Madrid in the coming days to take his medical and finalize the contract with his former club.

The English team said it reached a deal with Atletico but the transfer was pending the medical and an “agreement of personal terms” between the player and Spanish club.

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    Olympic Stadium

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Team logo for Bournemouth

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India crush Australia to lead ODI series 2-0 - The Sydney Morning Herald

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KOLKATA: Australia captain Steve Smith has a blunt message for his batsmen: the collapses must stop now.

India's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates after taking his third wicket. India's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates after taking his third wicket. Photo: AP

The visitors are in dire trouble in their one-day international series against India after a 50-run loss in Kolkata on Thursday put them 2-0 down.

Smith said batting collapses had become a worrying trend in all forms of Australian cricket after losing their last eight wickets for 112 in game two chasing 253 for victory including a hat-trick to left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav..

"We've had a lot of collapses and we need to stop," Smith said.

"It's a hard one to put my finger on but whatever it is, it needs to change.

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"We need to make better decisions when we're under pressure and start playing the game properly.

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Romelu Lukaku asks Manchester United to 'move on' from controversial chant - NEWS.com.au

ROMELU Lukaku has spoken out over the “racist” song row — insisting Manchester United fans “mean well” but must show respect.

Anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out demanded action from Old Trafford chiefs, claiming crude references to Lukaku’s manhood in a terrace chant re-enforce racial stereotypes.

The chant surfaced in United’s 3-0 Champions League group win over Basel last week, as fans described the star signing as “our Belgian scoring genius, with a 24-inch penis”.

Now $128 million summer buy Lukaku has himself responded to the debate. “Great backing since I joined United,” the former Everton striker said. “Fans have meant well with their songs but let’s move on together. #RespectEachOther.”

It is believed United stewards were told to stop any supporters heard singing it in Wednesday’s 4-1 Carabao Cup third-round defeat of Burton Albion.

“The lyrics used in the chant are...


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The Next Gen Commodore Supercar Is Out Of The Wrapper - Triple M

Here she is Holden fans.

You're looking at the future of the Commodore in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

It's the 16th model to carry Holden's lion badge on an Aussie race track.

Based on the forthcoming ZB Commodore built in Germany, Holden reckons it's on to a winner with its "sleek hatchback styling" and advanced "aerodynamic competition package."

The car hit the track on the Gold Coast yesterday to 'pop the cherry' (our words, not Holden's) for a 60 kilometre shakedown.

Triple Eight Racing are steering the development programme with GM Holden.

They should know what they're doing given their guys are on the spanners for Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen and Craig Lowndes.

T8 boss Roland Dane says they've earned their pay checks developing this beast.

“The team’s had to work incredibly hard this year in order to compete on track with the current VF Commodore, but...


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Manchester United begin EFL Cup defence in style - SBS - The World Game

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial shone as Manchester United kicked off their EFL Cup defence by sweeping aside Championship team Burton Albion 4-1.

The attacking duo, deployed together for the first time in the starting XI this season, each found the net at Old Trafford as United booked their spot in the fourth round.

Jose Mourinho picked a strong side, featuring the mouth-watering front three of Martial, Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

And their quality was in evidence immediately, the hosts moving ahead in the fourth minute through Rashford's cool finish.

Anthony Martial has been directly involved in a goal once every 46.8 minutes for Man Utd this season.

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Manchester United begin EFL Cup defence in style - SBS - The World Game

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial shone as Manchester United kicked off their EFL Cup defence by sweeping aside Championship team Burton Albion 4-1.

The attacking duo, deployed together for the first time in the starting XI this season, each found the net at Old Trafford as United booked their spot in the fourth round.

Jose Mourinho picked a strong side, featuring the mouth-watering front three of Martial, Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

And their quality was in evidence immediately, the hosts moving ahead in the fourth minute through Rashford's cool finish.

Anthony Martial has been directly involved in a goal once every 46.8 minutes for Man Utd this season.

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Former Carlton star Michael Jamison publicly slams Blues over marriage equality statement - NEWS.com.au

FORMER Carlton star Michael Jamison has hit out at his former AFL club’s stance on same-sex marriage.

The Blues released a statement yesterday declining to endorse the Yes Campaign on gay marriage, despite the AFL’s very public stance on the debate, as Australians vote in a nation-wide postal survey.

In a short statement, the Blues declared themselves to be a “leader in engendering equality” but fell short of recommending a Yes vote.

“The issue of ‘same sex marriage’ is essentially one of equality; and so the club encourages all of its people to have their say in this important national vote,” it stated.

“As a club, we respect that this is about personal choice, and as such don’t intend to campaign on the issue, but we do strongly reinforce our club’s absolute commitment to equality — and a community that is free from any form of discrimination.”

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Former Carlton star Michael Jamison publicly slams Blues over marriage equality statement - NEWS.com.au

FORMER Carlton star Michael Jamison has hit out at his former AFL club’s stance on same-sex marriage.

The Blues released a statement yesterday declining to endorse the Yes Campaign on gay marriage, despite the AFL’s very public stance on the debate, as Australians vote in a nation-wide postal survey.

In a short statement, the Blues declared themselves to be a “leader in engendering equality” but fell short of recommending a Yes vote.

“The issue of ‘same sex marriage’ is essentially one of equality; and so the club encourages all of its people to have their say in this important national vote,” it stated.

“As a club, we respect that this is about personal choice, and as such don’t intend to campaign on the issue, but we do strongly reinforce our club’s absolute commitment to equality — and a community that is free from any form of discrimination.”

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India v Australia: Steve Smith backs tourists in second ODI in Kolkata - ABC Online

Steve Smith will not offer excuses if Australia loses to the second ODI.
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Captain Steve Smith says Australia cannot use injury and an interrupted lead-up as excuses if it fails to level the one-day international series with India in Kolkata.

Australia will face India in the second encounter of the five-match series beginning Thursday evening (AEST), with the hosts coming off a 26-run victory in a rain-affected opener in Chennai.

The tourists do not have Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc at their disposal, with both quicks injured, while opener Aaron Finch's sore calf has thrust Hilton Cartwright to the top of the order.

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India v Australia: Steve Smith backs tourists in second ODI in Kolkata - ABC Online

Steve Smith will not offer excuses if Australia loses to the second ODI.
Related Story: Aussies go down in rain-soaked first ODI against India

Captain Steve Smith says Australia cannot use injury and an interrupted lead-up as excuses if it fails to level the one-day international series with India in Kolkata.

Australia will face India in the second encounter of the five-match series beginning Thursday evening (AEST), with the hosts coming off a 26-run victory in a rain-affected opener in Chennai.

The tourists do not have Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc at their disposal, with both quicks injured, while opener Aaron Finch's sore calf has thrust Hilton Cartwright to the top of the order.

Australia entered the series off the back of two Tests in Bangladesh, but Smith remained confident his side could push India on...


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Giants ready to put heat on Tigers - Sports News

AFL pressure masters Richmond should expect to have plenty of heat coming in their direction in Saturday’s preliminary final, according to Greater Western Sydney wingman Tom Scully.

The Tigers’ relentless full-ground pressure has been a key factor in their surge into the last four.

GWS experienced it first hand at a wet MCG back in July, when they were monstered at the contest in the middle quarters and held to 45 points, their lowest score of the campaign.

“Of course we’ve spoken about it, there’s no doubt they probably have set the benchmark for pressure all over the field,” Scully told AAP.

“We know that’s coming, but we’re really confident as well that we can apply some really good pressure to them.

“Obviously part of that is absorbing pressure and being able to handle it.”

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Giants ready to put heat on Tigers - Sports News

AFL pressure masters Richmond should expect to have plenty of heat coming in their direction in Saturday’s preliminary final, according to Greater Western Sydney wingman Tom Scully.

The Tigers’ relentless full-ground pressure has been a key factor in their surge into the last four.

GWS experienced it first hand at a wet MCG back in July, when they were monstered at the contest in the middle quarters and held to 45 points, their lowest score of the campaign.

“Of course we’ve spoken about it, there’s no doubt they probably have set the benchmark for pressure all over the field,” Scully told AAP.

“We know that’s coming, but we’re really confident as well that we can apply some really good pressure to them.

“Obviously part of that is absorbing pressure and being able to handle it.”

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