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Hope had left Rod Laver Arena and was hailing a cab. Roger Federer brought it back with a miracle

Hope had left the building and was waiting out the front for a cab.​


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Ash Barty has nerves of steel.


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Authorities forced to increase security at Kobe Bryant crash site

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The door was ajar for an Alex Rance return. Now it seems increasingly unlikely

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Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna went to church before fatal chopper crash

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna went to church just hours before dying — along with seven others — in a helicopter crash on the way to the teen’s basketball tournament, a report said.


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Early signs from Jack Steven has Geelong confident he can regain his best form

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How Nick Kyrgios won Australia over

Progress.


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A petition to make Kobe Bryant the new NBA logo now has more than a million signatures

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James Maloney hammered Sonny Bill Williams with a brutal pay cheque sledge. The NZ star could only laugh

Sonny Bill Williams admits he cannot wait for the talking to stop and the Super League campaign to start.


Luckless top draft pick Nakia Cockatoo could be Geelong’s biggest difference in 2020

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Another summer of woe: The seven NRL stars in off-field incidents

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Tiger Woods found out about Kobe Bryant’s death on live TV. His reaction was heartbreaking

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Charles Leclerc confident of 2020 success but ‘happy’ to wait until 2021 rules overhaul

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Revealed: Kobe Bryant’s last phone call to LeBron James... the night before his death

Kobe Bryant had a late-night call with LeBron James that was listened in on by several Los Angeles Lakers players. It would be the last time they heard his voice.


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Heartbreaking reason Kobe Bryant chose to travel in a helicopter

An unearthed interview has shed new light on Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend’s tragic death yesterday.


NBA legend reveals Kobe Bryant’s haunting wish

The NBA world is still in shock over the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, and a fellow former star revealed an ominous wish the Los Angeles Lakers legend had harboured.


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Known for its celebrity scandals and salacious gossip, website TMZ has carved out another niche for itself — breaking the news of famous deaths first, at any cost.


Young guns shine as Arsenal outclass Bournemouth in FA Cup fourth round clash

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah gave a glimpse of their potential as the youngsters fired their side into the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth on Tuesday (AEDT).


Kobe Bryant ‘will be honoured the way he should be’ in ‘most epic’ Hall of Fame class ever

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Super Rugby 2020: The 25 most important players this season

Super Rugby is back for its 25th instalment.


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