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Tough new standards have Aussies fine-tuned

Publication date 17 July 2019 | 14:20 | ICT

Coach Jacco Verhaeren has set brutally difficult qualifying standards to make Australia’s team for this month’s world swimming championships team after a poor showing two years ago.

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  • Korean tears at first goal in world water polo

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 14:18 | ICT

    South Korea’s female water polo team have lost their first two games at the world championships by an eye-watering aggregate score of 94-1 – but they celebrated their goal as if they had won gold.

  • Neymar returns to PSG training with future uncertain

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 13:26 | ICT

    Neymar returned to training with Paris Saint-Germain on Monday, a week later than his teammates and days after controversially claiming his best football memory was beating PSG when he played for Barcelona.

  • Different class: China go seven for seven at world diving

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 13:24 | ICT

    Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen destroyed a quality field to win gold in the men’s 10m synchro platform on Monday as China’s peerless divers made it seven from seven at the world championships.

  • McIlroy hopeful as Open heads to Northern Ireland

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 11:09 | ICT

    The British Open returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years this week at Royal Portrush, giving Rory McIlroy the opportunity on home soil to end his five-year major drought.

  • Tour form guide after 10 stages

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 10:54 | ICT

    The action packed 2019 Tour de France reached its halfway stage with several favourites getting blown down the standings by the wind on the road to Albi on Monday.

  • Solskjaer confident De Gea will sign soon

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 09:51 | ICT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday he was optimistic that goalkeeper David De Gea would sign a new deal to remain at Old Trafford as Manchester United prepared to face old rivals Leeds in Perth.

  • Under fire Vettel gets support from rival Hamilton

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 09:49 | ICT

    A beleaguered Sebastian Vettel received support from an unexpected source on Monday after another dismal outing for Ferrari in an action-packed British Grand Prix.

  • Stokes sets his sights on Ashes glory after World Cup triumph

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 09:16 | ICT

    Ben Stokes has already started turning his attention to the Ashes just a day after starring for England in their dramatic World Cup final win against New Zealand.

  • Breaking news: Korean tears at breaking goal duck at world water polo

    Publication date 16 July 2019 | 17:37 | ICT

    South Korea's female water polo team have lost their first two games at the world championships by an eye-watering aggregate score of 94-1 -- but they celebrated their goal as if they had won gold.

  • Impey wins Tour stage nine as Alaphilippe stays in yellow

    Publication date 16 July 2019 | 15:06 | ICT

    A South African, Daryl Impey, won stage nine of the Tour de France on Sunday leaving local fans to settle for Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe keeping hold of the yellow jersey on Bastille Day.