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Ashes 2013/14: England’s Ashes shambles is uglier than ’06 whitewash

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Ashes 2013-14: Michael Clarke says Australia can play even better than in Brisbane

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Ashes 2013-14: England warm up for first real Test with a seven wicket win over Australia XI

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The Ashes 2013-14: Matt Prior injury adds to England worries as Australia A match ends in draw

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James O'Connor agrees early release from Australia contract after latest indiscretion saw him thrown out of Perth Airport

O'Connor was refused onto a flight just hours after the Wallabies one-point victory over Argentina

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James O'Connor in action in the Wallabies narrow win over Argentina

Australia utility back James O'Connor suspended for alleged drunken airport incident ahead of South Africa and Argentina matches

23-year-old was reportedly refused from boarding a flight in Perth for being 'intoxicated' last weekend

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Chris Rogers is dropped at slip by Graeme Swann

John Townsend on The Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers shows grit and guts as Australia suffer again

The Aussie Angle: We were totally spent from riding every near-miss and all the appeals

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John Townsend: The rise and rise of Ashton Agar, teen spinner with his feet on ground

The Aussie Angle: Just over a year ago he was playing second XI club cricket

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Lions tour: Genius Will Genia choreographs vital steps in Wallaby waltz

Scrum-half shows leadership and invention to outwit the Lions defence

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'Is your partner gay?' Shock jock sacked over Gillard interview

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