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Adam Cooper They were set to walk away from the game they love, but a soccer team of Sudanese refugees is on the pitch again after being inspired to take a stand against racism.
Adam Cooper Collingwood's in-form midfielder, Dayne Beams, has agreed to a new three-deal with the Magpies, which secures the rising star to the club until the end of 2015 at the earliest.
Adam Cooper Country Victoria celebrates as Bradley Wiggins all but secures Tour de France victory.
Adam Cooper A 16-year-old boy has swum the English Channel, becoming the youngest Australian male to complete one of the world's most prestigious open-water swims.
Adam Cooper Boxer Claire Ghabrial is a self-confessed princess outside the ring, but inside it she is a fighter.
Adam Cooper Australia's cricketing culture has rubbed off on Jack Vare, vice-captain of the Papua New Guinea side.
Adam Cooper and Larine Statham Matthew Hayden's former teammates have commended the retired Australian opener for his decision to bow out on his terms after a difficult season with the bat.
Adam Cooper Australian captain Ricky Ponting admits David Warner's remarkable batting could make cricket's new star hard to resist when it comes to naming the one-day side.
Adam Cooper South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has urged cricket administrators not to let greed force a surge in the number of Twenty20 internationals.
Warne, Moody not keen on England
Adam Cooper and Justin Chadwick Only the offer of a lifetime will tempt Shane Warne or Tom Moody to consider coaching England.
Adam Cooper Australia's embattled cricket selectors have given players the chance to clear the mass confusion plaguing their summer.
Adam Cooper Victoria are one game away from booking a place in a fourth straight Twenty20 final after thrashing Western Australia by 78 runs at the MCG.
Adam Cooper His big hitting has made him a domestic star, but David Hussey believes his bowling could be the key to securing a place in Australia's World Cup campaigns.
Adam Cooper Victorian batsman Brad Hodge believes he deserves to be part of Australia's limited-overs squads more than some of his peers.
Adam Cooper Victorian wicketkeeper Adam Crosthwaite is hopeful the Indian Premier League's powerbrokers extend their casting net far.
Adam Cooper Aaron Finch has been biding his time waiting to bat for Victoria, which makes Sunday's Twenty20 clash against Queensland in Geelong all the more special.
Adam Cooper Cool batting from Brad Hodge and David Hussey scrambled Victoria to a last-over defeat of South Australia in the Twenty20 cricket match at the MCG.
Adam Cooper Twenty20 looms as the path back to Test cricket for Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who has ruled himself out of next year's tour of South Africa.
Adam Cooper South African captain Graeme Smith rates his side's breakthrough Test series victory in Australia as his country's finest cricket moment.
Adam Cooper Australia named three uncapped players in their squad for the third cricket Test against South Africa at the SCG, which starts Saturday.