Ben Simmons pulls out of Australia’s Olympic basketball team to focus on skills development

Ben Simmons has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, the under siege Australian basketball star to instead spend his NBA off-season working on his skills. In a move many saw coming after the 24-year-old’s inconsistent performances during Philadelphia’s early NBA playoffs exit, Simmons indicated that while he remained committed to representing the Boomers now was […]

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Barrister to head ‘entirely independent’ probe into Australian swimming culture

An investigation into claims of abusive culture in Australian swimming will be led by a barrister who helped develop the nation’s sexual discrimination laws. Chris Ronalds has promised an independent probe into the claims which have beset elite Australian swimming in the lead-up to next month’s Toyko Olympics. Within weeks Ronalds will select other members […]

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Israel Folau to return with Gold Coast amateur team after securing Catalans release

Israel Folau will play rugby league again in Australia after the Queensland Rugby League confirmed the controversial dual-code international has been registered to play for the Southport Tigers in the Rugby League Gold Coast competition. The QRL made the announcement on Tuesday after French club Catalans Dragons confirmed Folau had been released from the remainder […]

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Daniel Arzani returns as Australia prepare to tackle Olympic ‘group of dreams’

Daniel Arzani will return from his three-year international hiatus to headline an Olympics squad coach Graham Arnold says will “shock the world”. Socceroos regular Mitchell Duke and recent national-team debutant Riley McGree will also lead the Olyroos attack at the Tokyo Games, where Australia will play Spain, Argentina and Egypt in the group stage of […]

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