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Suns back in AFL shade after hot restart – Australian Associated Press

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Gold Coast’s early-season bubble of positivity was pricked again as the Suns lost further ground in the AFL finals race with a defeat to reinvigorated GWS in round nine.

Stuart Dew’s exciting young side was the one to watch when it burst out of the competition’s shutdown period with three straight wins.

But four defeats in their past five outings have pushed the Suns back outside the top eight ahead of three straight meetings with teams that sit above…



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Ocon and K-Mag involved in bizarre FP3 crash | PlanetF1 – PlanetF1

They say Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsport but Esteban Ocon challenged that claim with a bizarre crash in FP3 at the Spanish GP.

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They say Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsport but Esteban Ocon challenged that claim with a bizarre crash in FP3 at the Spanish Grand Prix.
In the closing stages of final practice, Ocon was told via team radio that the Haas of Kevin Magnussen was on a timed lap and fast approaching him at Turn 3.
Ocon moved away slightly to let Magnussen through but, heading towards Turn 4, Magnussen backed off and moved away from the racing line.
This caught Ocon by surprise and, as he too was heading dow…

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Whincup surprised by penalty – Supercars.com

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Jamie Whincup has admitted he was hopeful of escaping punishment for an unsafe pitlane release at the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown opener.
Whincups #88 Commodore was released into the path of eventual race winner Anton De Pasquale during a flurry of pitstops under an early Safety Car period, the pair making side-to-side contact.
The incident drew a 15-second time penalty for Whincup, relegating him from third on the road to a final placing of 17th.
Red Bull Holden Racing Team manager Mark Dutt…

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Melbourne into top eight after crushing Magpies – The Age

The Demons moved into the top eight with their third-straight win while the Magpies missed the opportunity to temporarily sneak into the top four with more injury dramas and butchered ball.

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Collingwood lost Brody Mihocek in the second quarter when he crashed head-first into the turf after a marking contest. Injury-prone key forward Ben Reid (hamstring) was a casualty early in the third term when he disappeared down the race with Magpies medical staff.
Collingwood welcomed back Scott Pendlebury but even the silky skipper fell into the Magpie malaise of wasting the ball going forward on one occasion.
The Pies had enough of the footy to be right in the hunt they had seven more insid…

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