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Just don't call them pole dancers: Best Australian pole athletes coming to Cairns in June

In June, the Australian Pole Sports Federation will hold only its second annual national competition in Cairns with organisers hoping to woo the crowd with the athleticism involved.

This Perth soccer club is kicking goals with a clever solution to high fees in kids' sport

A Perth soccer club was faced with the challenge of how to make sport more accessible for its local community in the face of high running costs. Its solution has been nothing short of a winner.

Child abuse is the risk when success is all that counts in sport

If gruelling training sessions and overwhelming pressure to succeed means kids have suffered or lost the love that attracted them to sport in the first place, we have to ask whether it is worth it, writes David Mark.

'It's self-explanatory': Bancroft suggests bowlers were aware of ball-tampering in South Africa

Speaking from England, Cameron Bancroft hints that bowlers knew about the infamous ball-tampering using sandpaper in the Cape Town Test against South Africa.

Roosters hold off Cowboys, Rabbitohs and Raiders get the points

Sydney Roosters hold off the Cowboys to end the day's magic Round action, after wins for South Sydney and the Raiders.

Caleb Ewan wins another Giro stage with dazzling uphill sprint

Caleb Ewan powers to his second stage win of this year's Giro d'Italia, proving far too good for the other sprinters in a breathtaking display.

Bulldogs, Tigers make the headlines with key wins over Power, Giants

Vital victories for the Western Bulldogs and Richmond finish a big Saturday of footy after the Swans, Kangaroos — for the first time this season — and the Lions rack up wins.

NRL legends outraged by sin-bin crackdown that is set to break record

The opening night of Magic Round was overshadowed by sin-bins, with an NRL crackdown set to break the record for the most in a single round — and the game's legends are furious.

A paedophile ring infiltrated St Kilda's Little League for a decade, and the toll is now emerging

Using a coveted St Kilda jumper as bait, a 1970s paedophile ring turned the Saints Little League dreams of many boys into a nightmare. Russell Jackson reports on the trail of chaos and misery.

Cats take the points at Docklands against wasteful Saints

Geelong takes advantage of St Kilda's wasteful kicking for goal, as the Cats consolidate a spot in the top four with a win at Docklands.

Manly rip Broncos, Tigers down Knights as Magic Round kicks off

Manly runs riot with eight tries to one in a crushing win over the Broncos, while Wests Tigers break a run of losses with victory over the Knights as Magic Round begins in Brisbane.

Racing NSW boss Peter V'landys loses animal cruelty defamation case against the ABC

A judge rules the reputation of Racing NSW boss Peter V'landys was not damaged following an ABC program that exposed animal cruelty and wastage in the industry. 

Where's the magic in this year's Magic Round?

A concerning injury list, lack of fan engagement opportunities and an unfavourable draw doesn't make for an exciting lead up to NRL's Magic Round.

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman live: The rivalry returns

Trans-Tasman rugby rivalry returns to the field as the top Australian and New Zealand sides face off over the next few weeks in Super Rugby competition. Stay across all the scores and stats from every game in our ScoreCentre.

Ricky Stuart apologises over 'ignorant' netball comment

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has apologised after saying that if he could not have "tough conversations" with his players he may as well be coaching netball.

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