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Trent Cotchin steps down as Richmond Tigers’ skipper

Trent Cotchin steps down as Richmond Tigers’ skipper

Three-time Richmond premiership skipper Trent Cotchin is stepping down as the Tigers’ AFL skipper. Richmond’s longest-serving captain will continue playing in 2022 but under a new leader. Cotchin was appointed as the Tigers’ permanent skipper at the end of 2012, aged just 22, with 188 of his 268 career games coming as captain. The 31-year-old...

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Aussie skater performs ‘stealthy’ trick for gold in Tokyo

Aussie skater performs ‘stealthy’ trick for gold in Tokyo

As the coronavirus pandemic shut down competitions and clouded the future for the Tokyo Olympics, Australian skateboarder Keegan Palmer and his coach were hatching a cunning plan. On the other side of the planet, far from the skateboarding community that congregates in California, the 18-year-old set to work perfecting a spinning, twisting, acrobatic trick that...

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Gold, Olympic record for swimmer Emma McKeon

Gold, Olympic record for swimmer Emma McKeon

Emma McKeon has her first individual Olympic gold medal and is on track for a record haul after victory in the women’s 100m freestyle, ahead of Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey and fellow Australian Cate Campbell. McKeon turned first in 25.08 at the 50m mark before accelerating home to set an Olympic record of 51.96. Haughey...

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Australia’s pistol shooters miss medal shootouts

Australia’s pistol shooters miss medal shootouts

The eye-catching pistol pairing of Dan Repacholi and Dina Aspandiyarova have finished eighth in the 10-metre team event at the Tokyo Olympics. Australia are still searching for their first shooting medal of these Games, with both 10m rifle teams also failing to reach their final. Repacholi and Aspandiyarova had every reason to feel bullish about...

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Ponga lifts Maroons in Origin face-saver

Ponga lifts Maroons in Origin face-saver

It was missing for the first two games but Queensland finally found their State of Origin spark with fullback Kalyn Ponga. Absent for the first two matches due to injury, the Newcastle superstar showed the Maroons just what they’d been missing with a leading hand in Wednesday’s 20-18 win over NSW on the Gold Coast....

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Eagles a mess as Kangaroos snare shock win

Eagles a mess as Kangaroos snare shock win

The doomsday drums will be beating at West Coast after they suffered a shock 10-point AFL loss to last-placed North Melbourne at a wet and slippery Optus Stadium. In a match that featured plenty of twists and turns, the Eagles produced a four-goal blitz early in the final quarter of Monday night’s clash to take...