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Australia defeats England 60-51 to reach Birmingham Commonwealth Games netball final

Australia has exacted revenge on defending champions England with a 60-51 win to reach the netball final at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Key points: The Diamonds led England at every change Gretel Bueta was outstanding with 43 goals from 44 attempts The Diamonds face Jamaica in the final The Diamonds will face Jamaica in the …

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Commonwealth Games Day 5 wrap as Cody Simpson, Emma McKeon, Shayna Jack, Nina Kennedy and Rohan Browning compete

Emma McKeon extended her lead as the all-time individual gold medal record holder in another monster day of gold medal brilliance from Australia at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Australia is now 11 medals clear at the top of the overall standings with 11 more gold, plus 12 silver and 12 bronze. England still sits second …

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Commonwealth Games: WA boxer Billy Polkinghorn stuns Birmingham with 30-second knockout in round of 32

Billy Polkinghorn probably could not have pictured his Commonwealth Games debut going any better had he tried. The WA-based boxer sent a message to the rest of the light welterweight competition with a swift first round victory which took all of 30 seconds. Polkinghorn left his opponent, Fabio Roselie from Seychelles, seeing stars with a …

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Commonwealth Games opening ceremony live updates: Birmingham welcomes thousands of sport’s biggest names

“On October 7 last year, this specially created baton left Buckingham Palace to travel across the Commonwealth. Over the past 294 days it has carried not only my message to you, but also the shared hopes and dreams of each nation and territory through which it has passed as it made its way to Birmingham. …

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Australia appoints Eddie Ockenden and Rachael Grinham as flag-bearers for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

As the sun was setting in the churchyard of the medieval St Bartholomew’s Church, Edgbaston, Australian men’s hockey co-captain Eddie Ockenden and squash veteran Rachael Grinham soaked in their appointment as flag-bearers for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Eddie Ockenden — Kookaburras Commonwealth Games: 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 Three hockey gold medals Four-time Olympian (one …

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