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‘Equality for all’: Macklemore issues emotional plea during NRL grand final

US rapper performs Same Love after a week of controversy in Australia due to his support for marriage equality The US rapper, Macklemore, issued a call for equality after an emotional performance of his hit single, Same Love, in a much-hyped pre-game show at the NRL grand final. The performance at ANZ Stadium in Sydney follows previously described Same Love as a song that deals with equal rights, human rights for LGBTI people. This is an issue that I feel strongly about, that I feel passionate about. These people are…

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Orica-Scott: 24 hours on the road with the Australian Tour de France team

Kieran Pender joins the Orica-Scott cycling team as they battle their way through the gruelling stage 17 of the Tour de France Since its establishment in 2011, Orica-Scott has become one of the leading teams in the World Tour peloton. The only Australian outfit competing at the highest level of road cycling, Orica-Scott has won stages at each Grand Tour and numerous prestigious one-day races. In 2017, the team travelled at Tour de France start city Dsseldorf with a different goal in mind: Orica-Scott has come of age, and stage…

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‘That thing is a beast’: Mick Fanning pulled from surf after shark sighting

Mick Fanning insists he feels safe at his beloved Jeffreys Bay despite enduring two shark scares in three years, this time avoiding what he called a beast Mick Fanning insists he feels safe at his beloved Jeffreys Bay despite enduring two shark scares in three years. On Wednesday, the Australian and Gabriel Medina were plucked from the water while contesting their J-Bay Open quarter-final because of a three-metre great white shark in the line-up. It was the second shark sighting in two days at the notorious break. Fanning, who was…

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Kelly Slater: shattering bones at J-Bay ‘like smashing foot with a big hammer’

The perils of surfing were again in evidence at Jefferys Bay in South Africa on Monday when the 11-time world champion, Kelly Slater, sustained a badly broken foot The perils of surfing were again in evidence in South Africa on Monday when the 11-time world champion, Kelly Slater, sustained a badly broken foot in between rounds at the World Surf Leagues Corona Open J-Bay. Slater was free surfing at Boneyards when he pulled out of a barrel and was struck by his board, breaking two metatarsal bones in his right…

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LPGA accused of ‘slut-shaming’ over new women’s golf dress code

The LPGA is under fire for introducing a draconian womens golf dress code that forbids plunging necklines, leggings and revealing skirts on the course The LPGA has come in for stiff criticism after it introduced a new dress code that forbids female golfers from sporting plunging necklines, leggings or revealing skirts on the course. Initial reactions were overwhelmingly negative, with as revealed in a report by Golf Digest, will result in a $1,000 fine for the first offence, with fines doubling for each subsequent breach. Items in the new code…

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Sponsors dragged into pay dispute as Australian players pursue rival deals

Cricket Australias corporate partners have joined the ranks of aggrieved parties as a result of the cricket pay dispute Cricket Australias corporate partners have joined the ranks of aggrieved parties as a result of the cricket pay dispute. Key sponsors KFC and Toyota are among a number of commercial backers left exposed by the failure of administrators and players to come to a speedy resolution, while financial asset manager Magellan has baulked at signing on as naming rights sponsor for upcoming Test summers until a new pay deal is signed….

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Richie Porte’s horror crash prompts questions of Tour de France organisers | Kieran Pender

Rather than settling for a typical summit finale, ASO opted for the stages fourth technical descent and a finish in Chambry On Sunday morning European time, Gemma Porte tweeted: Day of travel for me so only informative [Tour de France] messages/updates wanted. Nothing to spark the wifey nerves please! She may have tempted fate. Several hours later, her husband Richie Porte ended his told Guardian Australia six months later. 2017 was set to be Portes year. The climber had been in ominous early season form, winning the Tour Down Under…

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‘He’s dreaming’: Nick Kyrgios responds to John McEnroe’s coaching suggestion

Nick Kyrgios has a short response for John McEnroe, who recently discussed the intriguing possibility of a part-time coaching role with him Nick Kyrgios has a short response for John McEnroe, who recently discussed the intriguing possibility of a part-time coaching role with him. McEnroe has been a fierce critic of the mercurial Kyrgios at times, questioning his mental toughness, but he has also been a big admirer of his talent. Commentating at the French Open, McEnroe said that, if he were to take any part-time coaching job: The guy…

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