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Sports

Aussie Barty bombs out of French Open  >  Tennis

Samantha Stosur is Australia's last remaining hope in the French Open women's singles after Ashleigh Barty's 6-3 6-2 loss to 12th seed Madison Keys.

Kyrgios into French Open second round  >  Tennis

Nick Kyrgios has plundered 20 aces in an impressive start to the French Open, cruising into the second round with a three-set win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.

2019 Tour de France to start from Brussels  >  Cycling

Brussels has been chosen as the starting point for the 2019 Tour de France cycling classic.

Magpie Fasolo to miss AFL with depression  >  AFL

Collingwood's Alex Fasolo will take a short break from playing AFL as he manages depression.

Higginbotham in but Cheika looks to future  >  Rugby Union

Michael Cheika has recalled Scott Higginbotham, while eight players are in line for a Wallabies debut next month - but numerous veterans have been dumped.

Cheika 'not having' rugby's doom and gloom  >  Rugby Union

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has launched an impassioned defence of Australian rugby in the face of ongoing turmoil and negativity.

Rocket's AFL messages not received: Suns  >  AFL

Gold Coast's Touk Miller says their recent losses in the AFL are due to an inability to action their coach's messages.

Calver stays, Blackwood leaves Sydney FC  >  Football

Young defender Aaron Calver has signed a new two-year deal with Sydney FC.

Lolohea 'perfect fit' for Moses in NRL  >  Rugby League

Tuimoala Lolohea's one-time Warriors NRL clubmate Elijah Taylor believes he will fit in perfectly alongside him at the Wests Tigers.

Maclaren set to make final Socceroos cut  >  Football

It's understood Jamie Maclaren is set to be named in the final Socceroos squad for next month's must-win World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia.

Panther Moylan in halves for Dogs NRL game  >  Rugby League

Penrith captain Matt Moylan will switch from fullback to five-eighth for his club's NRL showdown with Canterbury.

Sarginson's NRL season with Titans over  >  Rugby League

Dan Sarginson has needed surgery on his dislocated shoulder and Gold Coast coach Neil Henry thinks his NRL season is over.

Star Cat backs young Saint to be AFL great  >  AFL

Geelong's Tom Hawkins has backed St Kilda youngster Paddy McCartin to work his way through his early career issues to become a great AFL forward.

Young Dog signs on as AFL rivals circle JJ  >  AFL

Western Bulldogs defender Marcus Adams has signed a new three-year deal but Norm Smith medallist Jason Johannisen's AFL future remains unclear.

My form wasn't up to Origin standard: Boyd  >  Rugby League

Canberra prop Shannon Boyd says it will be hard to watch State of Origin I after being overlooked, but says his NRL form hadn't been good enough to be selected.

Business as usual for Storm through Origin  >  Rugby League

With only three players called up for State of Origin duty, Melbourne are in prime position to extend their NRL competition lead ahead of taking on Newcastle.

How Qld police shooting and siege unfolded  >  Other Sports

A Queensland policeman and a man with a "grievance" against the force are dead after a fatal shooting turned into a 21-hour stand-off west of Brisbane.

Manly's Uate never happier in NRL  >  Rugby League

In-form Manly NRL winger Akuila Uate says he's the fittest and happiest he's been and he attributes this to leaving Newcastle.

Gallagher aims for Comm Games medal haul  >  Other Sports

Alpine skier turned track cyclist Jessica Gallager is hoping her decision to choose the Commonwealth Games over the Winter Paralympics pays off.

Ten key stats for State of Origin I  >  Rugby League

Key numbers ahead of the State of Origin opener between NSW and Queensland

Morgan is Qld's Origin X-factor: Walters  >  Rugby League

Bench utility Michael Morgan has been backed as Queensland's X-factor by coach Kevin Walters for the Maroons' State of Origin opener against NSW in Brisbane.

Mitchell Moses more comfortable at Eels  >  Rugby League

New Parramatta halfback Mitchell Moses says he feels more comfortable now he has arrived at the NRL club following his controversial exit from Wests Tigers.

How the Blues shape up for Origin I  >  Rugby League

A guide to the NSW team for rugby league State of Origin opener against Queensland.

Blues prepare for dummy-half contingencies  >  Rugby League

NSW will use Jack Bird or Wade Graham at dummy-half should Nathan Peats not be able to go the distance in State of Origin I.

Daley unhappy with Qld's underdog status  >  Rugby League

NSW have been installed as bookies' favourites for Wednesday night's State of Origin opener in Brisbane and Blues coach Laurie Daley doesn't like it one bit.