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Fears for animal welfare as first Australian state bans horse and dog racing amid coronavirus crisis | Sport

Tasmania has banned horse and greyhound racing “effective immediately” in the latest wave of shutdowns intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus, while the racing industry in other states is quietly trying to make arrangements to house thousands of furloughed racehorses should the ban become national. Tasmanian premier Peter …

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NRL Island: Queensland resort manager reveals plan to rescue coronavirus-hit season | Sport

It may sound like a desperate pitch for a bad reality TV show, but the NRL season may yet be saved after an audacious plan was outlined to house all 16 teams at a luxury island resort near Brisbane, with a view to playing the entire competition in Queensland. David …

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My favourite game: North Adelaide v Glenelg, 1987 SANFL grand final | Scott Heinrich | Sport

There are few years as significant in the timeline of Australian football as 1987. It was the year the VFL welcomed teams from Western Australia and Queensland, signposting the first iteration of the AFL and the end to a state model that had pervaded for more than a century. It …

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Australian horse racing and harness racing to continue despite coronavirus scare | World news

Horse racing and harness racing will resume after a coronavirus scare, with the industry saying they will continue operating unless explicitly prohibited by health advice. Racing, including greyhound racing, is one of the last organised sports still operating in Australia after shutdown rules – including the banning of mass gatherings, …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics in doubt as Canada becomes first team to pull out over coronavirus | Sport

Canada has become the first country to warn that it won’t send its athletes to the Tokyo Olympics unless they are postponed for a year, as pressure builds to delay the Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Canadian Olympic Committee said holding the Games as planned would threaten the …

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AFL suspends season and cancels AFLW amid coronavirus crisis | Sport

The 2020 AFL season has been postponed after just one round and the AFLW competition cancelled midway through the finals series, with no premiers crowned, following new measures introduced by federal and state governments to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Victoria, NSW, Western Australia and South Australia announced on Sunday a …

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Australia v New Zealand ODI series called off as more sports face cancellation | Sport

The NRL, Super Rugby and A-League seasons are on the verge of being shutdown following the New Zealand government’s new border restrictions to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Kiwi teams are involved in those competitions, with all international arrivals in New Zealand to be forced into isolation for a fortnight.New Zealanders …

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Tom Hanks coronavirus: actor and Rita Wilson test positive in Australia | World news

The US actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus while filming in Australia. The 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is currently on the Gold Coast filming Baz Luhrmann’s untitled production about Elvis Presley. Hanks wrote on Instagram on Thursday that after he and Wilson had …

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Huge MCG crowd turns up for World T20 final but anger at ‘disgusting’ TV decision | Sport

Attendance records tumbled at the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup final, with 86,174 fans turning up to watch Australia beat India and win their fifth title at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but the decision by Channel Nine to broadcast such a momentous match on its secondary channel prompted criticism in some …

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Australia claim fifth Women’s World T20 title with crushing win over India | Sport

Ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup final on Sunday, various of its participants described it as the “biggest game” that women’s cricket had seen. In literal terms that turned out to be true, with 86,174 spectators filling the Melbourne Cricket Ground to come remarkably close to the all-time crowd record …

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