Avengers, assemble! Who are Australia’s favourite superheroes?

By Garry Maddox Films featuring Spider-Man, Aquaman, Black Widow, Deadpool and Heath Ledger’s Joker are among Australia’s most popular. Credit: While legendary director Martin Scorsese criticised comic book superhero movies for not being real cinema two years ago – upsetting devoted Marvel and DC fans – their popularity is undeniable. After being delayed for more than a year during the

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Australia ball-tampering: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitch Starc and Nathan Lyon deny knowledge of sandpaper plan

Australia bowlers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon have reiterated they knew nothing about a plan to tamper with the ball using sandpaper during a 2018 Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. The incident, which plunged Australian cricket into crisis with the suspension of former captain Steve Smith, deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft,

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Stuart Broad says England Test side on verge of ‘something special’ as they play world’s best teams

Stuart Broad feels England are on the verge of “something pretty special” in Test cricket with series against New Zealand, India and Australia on the horizon as they approach their “absolute peak” as a side. Pace bowler Broad and his team-mates host New Zealand for two Tests – starting at Lord’s on June 2, live on Sky Sports Cricket –

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Ford says U.S. Justice Dept, California end probe into emissions issue

FILE PHOTO: Ford logo is pictured at Ford Motor Co plant, after the company announced it will close its three plants in the country, in Taubate, Brazil, January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Carla Carniel NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVESWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co confirmed on Friday the U.S. Justice Department and California Air Resources Board have closed a lengthy investigation into the

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England spinner Jack Leach not satisfied with five-wicket haul after returning from tough year of illness

After the year he’s endured, you would think just getting back in an England Test jersey, let alone taking five wickets, would be something for Jack Leach to toast but, as “his own worst critic”, the spinner wants more. Having established himself as England’s first-choice spinner in 2019, Leach was then hospitalised in New Zealand later that year after contracting

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Big Bash innovations, including X-factor subs, complicate cricket, say Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton

When Australia’s Big Bash League was established in 2011, the idea was not only to create a high-quality T20 tournament but to bring a new audience to the game. It was fast-paced, exciting cricket played in front of huge crowds with a family-friendly atmosphere – and it was a huge success. In recent years, though, with the decision to almost

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