Roosters winger Daniel Tupou.

Daniel Tupou in shock Origin return,Stephen Crichton confirmed for NSW debut

The grand final hero is set to be one of seven Panthers in Brad Fittler’s extended squad for the series opener in Sydney.

  • byMichael Chammas andAdam Pengilly

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Newcastle players celebrate Edrick Lee’s try against the Warriors.

Saifiti in doubt for Blues as Knights overcome Warriors

Newcastle got a welcome victory but NSW prop Daniel Saifiti is likely to miss the Origin opener after suffering a knee injury.

  • byPhil Lutton
Nathan Cleary remonstrates after being hit high and late by Jordan McLean.
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Panthers want Cleary protected from late hits by Maroons

North Queensland got away with hitting Nathan Cleary late after kicking the ball on Friday night,but Penrith hope the Maroons are quickly punished for any similar offences.

  • byChristian Nicolussi andPhil Lutton
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Ali’s tragic decline should have horrified us all but some still live in denial

Time and again we see careful language used about how Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s could be just one of those things,not too much should be read into it,and no one should jump to any conclusions.

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Peter FitzSimons

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Should Shane Flanagan and James Hird coach again?

The two coaches at the centre of the “darkest day in Australian sport” want a second chance. Do they deserve it?

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Andrew Webster

Chief Sports Writer

LIV and let die:Why it matters if Mickelson chooses Norman’s rebel tour

Besides piles of Saudi cash,can Greg Norman’s controversial golf league offer anything important to a player’s legacy,history or reputation? No. So is it really a “threat” to the PGA Tour?

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Darren Kane

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Real Madrid’s Marcelo lifts the trophy after winning the Champions League final soccer match against Liverpool.

Pre-game crowd issues mar Real Madrid’s Champions League win over Liverpool

Real Madrid became European champions for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that started 37 minutes late because of crowd issues outside the Stade de France.

  • bySteve Douglas
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Western force:Aloisi’s team down Melbourne City to rule A-League at third attempt

Serbian frontman Aleksandar Prijovic was the key man as Western United made history by beating champions Melbourne City to win their first A-League title.

  • byMichael Lynch

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Basketball

Tess Madgen,Cayla George and Jade Melbourne celebrate the Opals’ win over Japan.

Young Opals shine in final-quarter comeback win over Japan

With key players missing,Jade Melbourne and Shyla Heal showed the future of the women’s Australian basketball team is bright in a hard-fought win.

  • byAngus Thomson
Golden State Warriors basketball coach during his press conference on Tuesday.
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Steve Kerr,Teri McKeever and the demise of the win-at-all-costs coach

The conflicting tales of these American coaches show the way forward for those who want to shape the future of aspiring and established athletes.

  • byPhil Lutton

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When George Kambosos jnr first came in for a sparring session against Anthony Mundine,“The Man” thought he’d take it easy on the youngster. It was a big mistake.

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Australian Jai Hindley on brink of first Giro title after stealing pink jersey from Richard Carapaz

Jai Hindley has usurped Richard Carapaz and is on course to become the first Australian to win the Giro d’Italia after an “epic” showdown in the high mountains on Saturday.

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