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‘Fastest bowler in Australia’ gets payday

Teenage fast bowler Darcie Brown has continued her rapid escalation to the elite Australian cricket ranks and earned a six-figure payday by securing her first national contract. The 18-year-old from South Australia was the only new face on the 15-player list that included all of the T20 World Cup-winning side and the bulk of players used in the world record […]

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Star recruit no certainty to walk into line-up

Extra weeks in the VFL could be the immediate future for star Melbourne recruit Ben Brown after the Demons’ undefeated start to the season ensured it would be “hard to move ” players involved in four straight wins. Brown and fellow Melbourne forward Sam Weideman made returns from long injury lay-offs in a VFL practice match last week, Brown playing […]

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Cricket great banned for corruption

Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has copped an eight-year ban from cricket after being charged with five breaches of the ICC’s anti-corruption code. The ICC released a statement on Wednesday confirming Streak has been charged for disclosing inside information and facilitating the introduction of players to a corruptor during his time as coach of Zimbabwe and various domestic teams — […]

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Bulls lose advantage despite finishing first

Queensland captain Usman Khawaja says his team has been robbed a deserved advantage in the Sheffield Shield final by the “silly” bonus points rule which will be in play at Allan Border Field. The the Bulls will host the decider, which starts on Thursday, courtesy of finishing on top of the ladder but the controversial bonus point rule has ensured […]

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Port Adelaide goes public with incredible offer to snatch Zach Merrett from Essendon

Port Adelaide vice-captain Ollie Wines says his club would “love to have” star free agent Zach Merrett at Alberton and would even consider taking a pay cut to make it happen. Foxfooty.com.au revealed last year Port was one of several rival teams, including Carlton and Hawthorn, that had shown interest in securing Merrett, who remains unsigned beyond 2021. Merrett eventually […]

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‘He died in front of my eyes’: AFLW star’s incredible interview floors footy

Adelaide captain Chelsea Randall says she’s “devastated” to be missing Saturday’s AFLW grand final but knows she has a responsibility to send an “important message” to grassroots football about concussion. Randall won’t have the opportunity to lead the Crows to a third AFLW premiership after she suffered a concussion during her side’s 19-point preliminary final victory over Melbourne. Watch the […]

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