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WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP LAUNCHED

Our other national cricket team has helped to launch the women’s World Cup in Sydney. The 25-match tournament will feature the top eight teams in the women’s game, with Australia the number one seed and defending champion. Captain Karen Rolton got her hands on the new trophy, which she says her team will be expected to retain. “I think it does probably add a little pressure but hopefully we’ll have the advantage in front of our home crowds.” The World Cup takes place in March, with games to be played in Newcastle, Sydney, Bowral and Canberra.

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JETS UP AND DOWN SEASON CONTINUES

The Newcastle Jets say speculation two of their star players have signed with the A-League’s two expansion clubs is just that, speculation. Adam Griffiths has been linked with a move to the Gold Coast, while Jade North is apparently being targeted by North Queensland. Neither was saying much at training today, as the side attempts to rediscover its scoring touch.

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STAPLES FLIES INTO RECORD BOOKS

Central Coast swimmer Lachlan Staples has returned home after an outstanding performance at the FINA World Cup meet in Sydney over the weekend. In a thrilling finish, Staples won bronze in the 200 metres butterfly, in the third fastest time ever by an Australian.

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