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  1. RipperJack

    There's a lot going right at Freo, but the actions of a few keep making life difficult for everyone

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 Suspended, injured and two games in three seasons — why would you keep Harley Bennell? 
 Fremantle coach Ross Lyon did his best to stay...
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    Cameron Bancroft named captain of English county side after ball-tampering ban

 English county Durham have named Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft, who served a nine-month ban last year for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, as their captain for this season. Key points: Cameron Bancroft was caught using sandpaper to tamper with the ball against South Africa...
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    'A disgrace': Wild crowd brawl mars AFL season opener

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 Potential ACL injury to Alex Rance overshadows Tigers' opening night win over Blues 
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 Segregation of fans 'not happening' after fan brawl, AFL boss says 
 AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says the league will consider...
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    Super Rugby axing Japan's Sunwolves, Australian teams to be affected

 The Japan-based Sunwolves will be cut from Super Rugby in 2021, with the competition to revert to 14 teams in a move that will have an impact on Australia's four teams. Key points: The Sunwolves will be axed as Super Rugby looks to "consolidate the competition format" The Japan-based...
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    Alex Rance is a big loss but Richmond aren't done yet

 These days in the sporting world there is a tendency to jump on big news and make definitive statements as soon as humanly possible. External Link: ABC Grandstand tweet:Serious concerns for Alex Rance after the champion fullback suffered a knee injury. The incident as called by...
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    Broncos outclass Cowboys in Qld derby, Storm get the win over Raiders

 The Broncos dominate the Cowboys to earn bragging rights in their thriving NRL rivalry, while the Storm celebrate victory over the Raiders in Canberra. Quick navigation Pangai Junior inspires Broncos' Qld derby win A powerhouse display from Tevita Pangai Junior has helped guide...
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    A-League player suspended by FFA over positive drug test

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 AFL concedes illicit drugs policy has mental health loophole 
 Adelaide United player Ken Ilso Larsen has been suspended weeks out from the A-League finals after allegedly testing positive for a chemical linked to cocaine. Key points: Ken Ilso Larsen...
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    Cats prevail against Magpies in gripping AFL finish

 Geelong has squeaked home against the Magpies by seven points following a thrilling final quarter in the Friday night AFL blockbuster at the MCG. Key points: Tom Hawkins kicked his 500th AFL goal to put the Cats in front late in the final quarter The margin between the two sides was no...
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    Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh fire Australia to ODI victory

 Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh, two Australian batsmen subject to plenty of World Cup conjecture in recent weeks, have silenced their doubters by delivering an eight-wicket ODI victory over Pakistan. External Link: Pakistan v Australia first ODI match summary Opener Finch (116) and first...
  10. RipperJack

    The rock climber reaching new heights in a male-dominated sport

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 At 14, Angie is already a world-class climber whose only fear is the fear of failing 
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 Rock climbers eye ascent to Tokyo 2020 as sport gains popularity 
 Andrea Hah fell on 15 consecutive ascents before she became the first...
  11. RipperJack

    EU, Syria reject Trump's statement on Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

    U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights drew strong condemnation from Syria, while the European Union and countries like Egypt and Russia also rejecting the overture.
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    How to make your home greener (and more efficient)

    In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how to make your home more eco-friendly, how climate change is affecting the U.S. military and a novel way of recycling styrofoam.
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    If Trudeau takes his own advice, he will take a stand against Quebec's religious symbols ban: Robyn Urback

    In the aftermath of the New Zealand massacre, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood in the House of Commons and chastised politicians for looking the other way in the face of bigotry. He had a point. Which is why he should take a stand against dog whistle politics in Quebec.
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    Pace of inflation in Canada ticked higher in February

    The annual pace of inflation edged higher in February as gains in most spending categories offset lower gasoline prices, Statistics Canada said Friday.
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    Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke reveals aneurysms, brain surgeries

    Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke has revealed she's had two life-threatening aneurysms, and two brain surgeries, since the show began.
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    Meet the Canadian who took on rental giant Airbnb — and won

    Last-minute cancellations are the top complaint for Airbnb guests. But what's the home-sharing platform doing about it?
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    Cholera reported in Mozambique in wake of Cyclone Idai

    Hundreds of thousands of people scrambled for shelter, food and water across a swathe of southern Africa on Friday after a cyclone claimed more than 500 lives and swept away homes and roads, testing relief efforts for survivors.
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    New Zealand promised and delivered a gun ban. Here's why the U.S. can't do the same

    The gun-policy changes were dramatic and, remarkably, for a Western nation with a powerful pro-firearms lobby, they came swiftly. But this was the New Zealand parliament, not the United States government. And one shouldn't expect the U.S. to follow New Zealand's lead.
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    Trump questioned on Jared Kushner's use of WhatsApp with foreign officials

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he knew nothing about son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner's use of the WhatsApp encrypted messaging tool, a day after a top U.S. Democratic congressman questioned the unofficial communications.
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    Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Read excerpts from victim impact statements submitted to court

    Loved ones of many of the 16 people killed and 13 injured when the Humboldt Broncos team bus collided with a semi last April submitted victim impact statements to the court as part of the process.