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  • Australian stars giving up IPL millions to play in World Cup

    15 November 2018 7:52 AM 142

    The governing body will not stand in the way of players participating, even if it prevents them from resting during a busy 2019 international schedule, but have made it clear to them they are expected to put country before franchise when commitments clash. The players union, which is working with CA to foster an improved relationship, has given its qualified

  • Uber driver left almost bankrupt stakes Open claim

    15 November 2018 7:50 AM 141

    "You get sore backs [driving all the time]. You know what, it's been great. You meet really good people. [I] haven't had any bad people, which is good." Stephens was forced to rise at 4.30am – a time he could be forgiven for ferrying passengers home – to help prepare for his 6.45am tee time, but found himself bashing the snooze button a couple of times

  • Benbow hits the road with Noumea in his comeback

    15 November 2018 3:10 AM 132

    “The first thing I remember was in hospital and they told me I had a broken back and would be out for a while.” Benbow has been back riding for two months and Noumea, which comes to Rosehill on Saturday, has given him his biggest success since then in the Coleraine Cup in September. He has ridden six winners and follows the six-year-old to Sydney as he steps

  • Matt Millar ready for Australian Open fight after opening round

    15 November 2018 2:05 AM 126

    Canberra golfer Matt Millar slipped on the back nine to start his Australian Open campaign, dropping shots to finish his opening round at one-over par. Millar had a wild end to his first round and struggled for consistency as the wind and wet weather hit the course at The Lakes in Sydney. The 42-year-old was one-under par after nailing a birdie putt on the ninth

  • States want to wrest more control over player management from CA

    14 November 2018 9:22 AM 145

    There is also a view that a centralised system is stifling innovation by not encouraging diversity in ideas, which the states believe drives improvement. It's understood there are already states that are cherrypicking parts of CA's high-performance program to implement into their own such is the scepticism they hold for the governing body. The appetite

  • Bendigo Spirit not taking fast start for granted as finals talk begins

    14 November 2018 7:22 AM 127

    “It’s a very fine line between 2-5 and 5-2,” Pritchard said on Wednesday. “So we don’t take it for granted and know we are only in the first third of our season. “Our mission is to make the finals and we have 14 games left to do that or mess that up.” The Spirit have rode some savvy recruiting and some good fortune to their strong start as long-time

  • 'Millartime' ready to end Australian Open woes in opening round

    14 November 2018 6:47 AM 138

    "I hit the ball quite well [in the ProAm on Wednesday] and liked what I saw out there," Millar said. "The Lakes definitely suits me better than some of the other [Australian Open] courses. It's a bit more breezy ... if you can get your head around the greens, keep the errors off your card and stay patient, you'll be ahead. "I think it will suit my game, it's just a matter

  • Sydney Swans serious about drafting Canberra Demons duo

    14 November 2018 6:23 AM 130

    "We wouldn’t have invited them here if we weren’t serious about them," Blakey said. "Obviously that’s left up to [list manager] Kinnear Beatson and his crew at the end of the day, to see what falls out in the draft and what’s around with rookie spots and all of those sorts of things. Obviously they’re under our radar and we’ve got our eye on them. "With

  • Defending Open champion Cameron Davis better prepared than last year

    14 November 2018 5:32 AM 135

    "It wasn't that difficult a decision, but what I would be missing out on is another opportunity to potentially win a golf tournament on the PGA Tour which would cement everything, or do really well and move yourself a long way up there," Davis said of his decision to return home. "So missing any event is a relatively big deal, but for this tournament

  • Big hit: It's country ahead of IPL pay day for me, says Starc

    14 November 2018 4:53 AM 141

    However, the workload and injury debate also impacts batsmen and all-rounders, including power hitter Chris Lynn, who continues to nurse a troublesome shoulder which prevents him from diving in the field. Lynn was the highest-paid Australian in the IPL last season, pocketing $1.86 million from the Knight Riders. All CA-contracted players are on one-year