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Past articles by Russell:

Aussies continue unbeaten 25-year run

Australian opener Alyssa Healy downplayed any injury concerns as the tournament favourites made a World Cup statement in their first clash against Pakistan for more than three years on Tuesday. → Read More

The man who knocked back Wayne Bennett

Izaia Perese isn’t sure if NRL supercoach Wayne Bennett was chasing him to join the Dolphins in 2023 but never entertained serious talks after re-signing with the Waratahs and Australian rugby. → Read More

Amazing Aussie record goes on the line

The first time Australia played Pakistan in a one-day international one team scored 397 and the other just 23. → Read More

‘Done enough’: Aussies as ‘ready as we can be’

Extra caution in the Australian camp after star all-rounder Ash Gardner’s Covid positive hasn’t swayed captain Meg Lanning’s belief the World Cup favourites are “as ready as we can be” to launch their campaign. → Read More

Jason Day posts tribute to his mum after she dies from cancer battle

Former world number one Jason Day says he will be “forever indebted” to his mother, Dening, after she passed away following a long battle with cancer. → Read More

‘Fought so hard’: Aussie star’s tragic news

Former world number one Jason Day says he will be “forever indebted” to his mother, Dening, after she passed away following a long battle with cancer. → Read More

‘Pretty confident’: AFL big man’s return looms

Depth of leadership and better than expected kicking skills have been the standout surprises for Brendon Bolton since his arrival at Collingwood. → Read More

‘Incredibly safe’: Players respond after online threat

Australian Test star Steve Smith says players feel “incredibly safe” in Pakistan in the wake of an online threat against his teammate Ashton Agar which was reported to and investigated by government security officials. → Read More

Favourites punished in World Cup warning

A lesson on how not to bowl to superstar New Zealand captain Sophie Devine was the walkaway lesson for Australia’s attack after a run-fest final World Cup warm-up match dominated by the Kiwi slugger showed who her tournament intent. → Read More

Australia’s secret ‘weapon’ ahead of historic tour

Special balls that reverse swing and a tricked-up MCG practice wicket designed to spin have been among the training methods Australia’s Test stars have been using to prepare for their first tour of Pakistan since 1998. → Read More

‘Hopefully not’: Aussies not planning for the worst

Australian captain Meg Lanning is hopeful her team doesn’t have to invoke the new substitute fielders rule at the World Cup after a meticulous preparation designed to right the wrongs of the 2017 campaign. → Read More

Greg Norman: Aussie legend not giving up on billion-dollar tour

Golfing legend Greg Norman has doubled down in his bid to lure big-name players to his new Saudi-backed tour by taking on US PGA Tour bosses and declaring “this is just the beginning” as the sport’s biggest names baulk at jumping ship. → Read More

Cricket World Cup: Teams could play with nine players only and sub-fielders from support staff if Covid hits.

Teams could call on support staff as substitute fielders and matches go ahead with just nine players at the one-day World Cup as organisers shape the rules to ensure the tournament stays on track amid rising Covid-19 case numbers in New Zealand. → Read More

Still no chat from CA on Langer replacement

Andrew McDonald has revealed he‘s yet to have formal discussions with Cricket Australia about taking over from Justin Langer as Australian coach ahead of the historic tour of Pakistan. → Read More

AFL 2022: Jordan De Goey and Jeremy Howe should play in Collingwood’s pre-season clash with GWS

Only a hiccup in their recovery from minor injuries could prevent Collingwood stars Jordan De Goey and Jeremy Howe from playing in the pre-season clash with GWS next week and taking their spots in round 1. → Read More

‘Pretty hopeful’: Injured star wants to play

A meeting on Thursday could determine the next steps in Will Pucovski’s return to cricket, with the young batting star keen to play on despite suffering an 11th concussion. → Read More

Aussie star ends 853-day absence

Chris Rogers has never coached a Victorian team with Glenn Maxwell in it. → Read More

Not ‘black and white’ as shock omissions defended

National selection chief George Bailey has no doubt Aaron Finch remains the right man to lead Australia’s T20 World Cup defence as his usual opening partner David Warner was once again rested from white-ball duties for the tour of Pakistan. → Read More

Golf: Congratulations from sporting greats for Hannah Green’s history-making win

Hall of Famers Karrie Webb and Annika Sorenstam as well as Australia Open tennis champion Ash Barty were among the sporting elite who reached out to history-maker Hannah Green after she became the first woman to win a mixed 72-hole event on Sunday. → Read More

Golf: Rory McIlroy lashes Phil Mickelson for Saudi tour links

Rory McIlroy has declared the breakaway Saudi tour being run by Greg Norman is “dead in the water” after both Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson pledged their allegiance to the PGA Tour. → Read More