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Ashes: Australia beat England by innings & 123 runs to seal 4-0 series win

Fifth Ashes Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day five of five)England 346 (Root 83) & 180 (Root 58 retired ill, Cummins 4-39)Australia 649-7 dec (Khawaja 171, S Marsh 156, M Marsh 101)Australia won by an innings and 123 runs; won Ashes 4-0ScorecardEngland's awful Ashes ended with a huge defeat by Australia in the fifth and final Test in Sydney. The tourists were ....

Ashes: Ben Duckett suspended from playing on England Lions tour

England Lions batsman Ben Duckett has been suspended from playing on their tour of Australia after pouring a drink over James Anderson in a Perth bar.Duckett, 23, has also been fined and issued with a final written warning over his conduct as an England player.The Lions will play three Twenty20 matches against Perth Scorchers and Duckett will remain with the squad.He was dropped from England's ....

India v Australia: Hosts top one-day rankings after completing series win

Third one-day international, IndoreAustralia 293-6 (50 overs): Finch 124, Smith 63, Bumrah 2-52....

Bangladesh wins series-opening Test in Dhaka by 20 runs for first win over Australia

Bangladesh has recorded a historic victory in Dhaka, claiming its first ever Test win over Australia by 20 runs after lunch on the fourth day.Bangladesh's victory comes in the first Test the two teams have contested since 2006, and again highlights Australia's longstanding batting issues on Asian pitches — a 2-1 series loss in India earlier this year came after a 3-0 defeat in Sri Lanka in 2016. ....

Dean Mercer: Former Australian Ironman champion dies

A former Australian Ironman champion, Dean Mercer, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest while driving, his family has confirmed.Mercer, 47, was found in his car after crashing into a fence near his home on Queensland's Gold Coast.He was given CPR by paramedics and taken to hospital, but could not be revived.Mercer's many career achievements include winning the Australian open Ironman titles i ....

Australian cycling champion Jack Bobridge charged with drug dealing

Former Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Jack Bobridge has been charged with drug dealing as part of an ongoing operation targeting licensed venues in Perth.Bobridge was arrested on Wednesday after police executed search warrants at his home in the northern suburb of Yokine, as well as a North Perth business."The investigation led detectives to charge the 28-year-old man with two counts of ....

Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies thrashed by All Blacks 54-34 in series opener in Sydney

If Australian rugby fans needed any further reminding of the poor state of the game in this country it was provided by the All Blacks, who destroyed the Wallabies 54-34 in their Bledisloe Cup encounter in Sydney.The final scoreline flattered the Wallabies, who were outclassed at the Olympic stadium by the All Blacks, with the world champions taking their foot off the pedal after they led 54-6 earl ....

Cricket Australia's new Pay Offer Knocked Back by Players

The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) has rejected the new pay deal from the game's governing body, saying it would be a "win for cricket administrators, but a loss for cricket."It is a new low point in negotiations between the two parties, who are now running out of time to reach an agreement before the June 30 deadline.The major sticking point has been Cricket Australia's (CA) prop ....

Immigrants Advance Australian Economy, but what Happens if we 'Close the Door?'

For a nation built mostly on newly-arrived immigrants, it's an issue guaranteed to inflame heated and at times vicious debate. Outright distrust and opposition to anything "foreign" was part of our social fabric until 70 years ago, and at one stage was enshrined in our political system via The White Australia policy. Then, the post war immigration boom saw waves of European refugees flee ....

Manny Pacquiao arrives in Australia, tells Jeff Horn to be ready for their July fight at Lang Park

Manny Pacquiao admits he has not watched any of Jeff Horn's fights and knows little about the Queensland school teacher.The Filipino boxing legend touched down in Australia this morning, to kick off a promotional tour for his fight against Horn at Lang Park on July 2."I don't know much about him, but I know he's a fighter," Pacquiao said."I haven't watched his fights yet, but I'm going to get his ....

Michele Scarponi, Giro d'Italia-winning Cyclist, Killed in Road Accident While Training

Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d'Italia champion, has been killed in a road accident after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano, Italy, his Astana team said on Saturday.Scarponi, 37, left home early on Saturday morning (local time) for a training ride where the accident occurred at a crossroads."This is a tragedy too big to be written," Astana said in a statemen ....

Mike Hall's Death won't be Last Time Tragedy Unfolds via Google Maps, Expert Says

When cyclist Mike Hall died last week on the final stretch of a 5,500-kilometre endurance cycling race, hundreds of people watched it happen via a dot on a map. The Indian Pacific Wheel Race (IPWR) began in Fremantle 13 days earlier and was about to end in Sydney as the leader, Kristof Allegaert, closed in on the Opera House finishing line. Hall was in second place and had left Cooma i ....

India v Australia: Steve Smith Shows Class Amid Series Loss in Dharamsala

As intense as Australia's series loss to India proved to be, the suggestion of sharing a drink between the two sides reflected more positively on Steve Smith than the mountain of runs he scored across the four Tests.Smith, who accumulated 499 runs - including three centuries - at an astonishing average of 79.28, could have been forgiven for thinking he was India's public enemy number one ....

Cricket Australia Urged to Stop Alcohol Sponsorships as Carlton and United Breweries Deal Ends

Australia's premier medical authority and the NSW Government have urged Cricket Australia (CA) to stop promoting alcohol for good now that its sponsorship with Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) has ended. After 20 years, Victoria Bitter, produced by CUB, will no longer be the official beer and sponsor of cricket, but the ABC understands CA is in talks with another beverage company. Th ....

India v Australia: Local Fans Relish Home Team's aggression against Steve Smith, Touring Aussies

India's Test players reacted angrily to Australian captain Steve Smith's illegal glance to the dressing room last week, and while the BCCI has now dropped its official complaint, club and junior cricketers see Australia getting a dose of its own medicine. "If Australia will do like this, then India will not give respect to them," says 14-year-old junior cricketer Anish Kumar Rao. He is t ....

Athletes Discuss 'long-time issue' of Mental Wellbeing AWter Career at Sydney Summit

Australian athletes have emphasised the need for more support at a younger age to help sports stars move on when their careers end. For the first time, athletes from a range of different sports came together for a summit in Sydney this week to discuss mental wellbeing in retirement. It began with a minute's silence for former Wallaby Dan Vickerman who had been expected to speak at the e ....

India v Australia: Steve O'Keefe's 12 wickets, Steve Smith's ton inspire sensational 333-run win

Australia has completed a sensational victory over India in Pune, stunning the hosts in less than three days to win by 333 runs. As it was on day two, Steve O'Keefe stole the show with the ball and Steve Smith led the way with the bat as Australia pulled off the most unlikely of runaway Test wins. O'Keefe took another haul of 6-35 — the exact same figures he managed in the first inning ....

India v Australia: Steve O'Keefe Puts Australia ahead of the Game on Day two of First Test in Pune

Steve O'Keefe's breakout performance and another strong showing by captain Steve Smith have Australia sitting pretty on day two of the first Test in Pune. After being skittled for 105 thanks to O'Keefe's 6-35, the hosts started dropping catches all over the place, allowing Australia to build a lead of 298 runs with six wickets in hand. Smith was dropped three times en route to 59 not o ....