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Wayne Bennett: Australian to remain as England head coach

Wayne Bennett has been reappointed England head coach on a two-year deal – but with no guarantee he will lead the side in the 2021 World Cup. The 68-year-old Australian took over from Steve McNamara two years ago and led England during their disappointing 2016 Four Nations tournament. But last year he guided England to the World Cup final, where they lost 6-0 to hosts and favourites Australia. “I firmly believe we can achieve something special together,” he said. “It was disappointing not to be lifting the World Cup, but…

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Transgender first for Australian football as Hannah Mouncey is accepted

The Australian Football League (AFL) has agreed for the first time to allow a transgender footballer to play women’s football at state level. Hannah Mouncey, 28, who previously played at local level in Canberra, hopes to take to the field in the state of Victoria this season. The AFL said it wanted everyone to be able to play Australian rules football. Before she began her gender transition in 2015, Mouncey played for the Australian men’s handball team. The AFL’s decision means she can now partake in any of its affiliated…

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News: Qatar Airways touches down in Australian capital Canberra

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, touched down at Canberra Airport earlier, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to be expanding its reach in Australia by launching our fifth gateway into this beautiful country. “In 2016, we launched flights to Sydney and Adelaide, clearly demonstrating our commitment to the people of Australia. “We are extremely happy to be offering our loyal Australian passengers the chance to…

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Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Australian Open final Coverage: Watch highlights of the final on BBC Two from 13:00 GMT. Roger Federer won his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title with a five-set victory over Marin Cilic. The Swiss lost five games in a row as he dropped the fourth set but recovered to win 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 3-6 6-1. Federer, 36, becomes only the fourth player after Margaret Court, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf to win 20 or more major singles titles. “It’s…

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Federer into record seventh Australian Open final after Chung retires

Australian Open: Men’s final Venue: Melbourne Park Date: Sunday, 28 January Time: 08:30 GMT Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website. Watch highlights on BBC Two from 13:00 GMT. Roger Federer made it through to a record seventh Australian Open final when South Korean Hyeon Chung retired in the second set of their semi-final. The Swiss led 6-1 5-2 when 21-year-old Chung was forced to call it quits, three games after being treated for a blister on his left foot. Defending champion Federer, 36,…

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Australian Open: What next for Britain's Kyle Edmund?

Media playback is not supported on this device 2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. Britain’s Kyle Edmund exceeded expectations by reaching a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time in his career at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Was it a one-off or are we likely to see the 23-year-old lift a trophy in the future, like his…

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