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16 August 2018 8:45 PM NBL heads to Nine in new broadcast deal

Nine will also simulcast its live games on the 9Now online service and has secured the digital catch-up rights to show replays of all NBL games throughout the season regardless of what network they are broadcast on. The league has yet to finalise what it will do with its NBL TV app, which showed all games live and on replay, for a monthly subscription 5

16 August 2018 7:31 AM All eyes on us: WNBL nears free-to-air TV deal

The WNBL is edging closer to striking a free-to-air television deal in a massive boost to the league's profile as Basketball Australia looks to capitalise on the rapid rise of female sport. It comes as Channel Nine inks a deal with the NBL to screen two live games each week as part of a three-year partnership with the league, helping to fill the void left by cricket 3

10 July 2018 1:32 AM Alison Mitchell signs on with Channel Seven

English broadcaster Alison Mitchell has been unveiled as one of Channel Seven’s commentators for the upcoming summer of cricket, making her the first female to call ball-by-ball Test action on free-to-air television. Mitchell is a highly rated commentator and award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC and called cricket in England, India, Sri Lanka 15

24 June 2018 6:47 AM Kyrgios in strife for simulating sex act

Nick Kyrgios' on-court antics have forced the BBC into an on-air apology during the Queen's Club Championships. Playing in the precursor to Wimbledon, the Australian tennis star was pictured simulating a sex act with his water bottle during a change of ends. He concluded his act by spraying water from the bottle onto the court, before smiling at someone 9

11 June 2018 1:45 PM Greenberg's diplomacy disguises battle for eyeballs with AFL

After all, the two codes were on a war footing when the NRL scheduled the 2018 Origin series. The NRL couldn’t trust the AFL not to schedule blockbuster matches in Melbourne over the June 22-24 weekend, leading to the Sunday night Origin match. Instead, the second match will be played at Homebush and the NRL has made it a standalone fixture, with no club games 16

9 June 2018 4:27 PM French Open: Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to break grand slam duck

Simona Halep was close to tears on Saturday after ending a long wait for herself and an even longer one for Romania by winning the French Open. The world number one, who had a reputation for collapsing when it mattered after losing three Grand Slam finals including two in Paris, finally put her hands on a major title after showing great determination 14

1 June 2018 9:39 PM Socceroos thrash Czech Republic in World Cup warm-up match

The work done in 11 days intensive training is already beginning to bear fruit for van Marwijk's side. They were more compact in defence, structurally disciplined and relentless in their zonal marking. After years playing an aggressive, possession-based attack under Ange Postecoglou, this Socceroos team were clinical on the counter. They are far from the finished 20

29 April 2018 10:59 AM Denice Warren backs ACT greyhounds return after winning Canberra Cup

"The people have come out in their numbers and are cheerful but it's also a bit solemn here as well. "They haven’t given up the fight and hopefully the Canberra people do their talking with their fingers at the next election and someone might have a bit of common sense. "The kids in Canberra are going to grow up not even being able to touch a rabbit 37

28 April 2018 10:18 AM Big hit: Adam Gilchrist to front Fox cricket coverage

Australian cricket great Adam Gilchrist will be the frontman of Fox Sports' coverage when the new broadcast rights agreement begins next summer. Gilchrist, the former Australian vice-captain and wicketkeeper, had been the face of Channel Ten's Big Bash League coverage before the network recently lost the rights. "Sport has been a major part of my life, as a player 33

29 March 2018 6:42 AM Cricket Australia drops the ball on broadcast negotiations

If Cricket Australia’s hopes of netting a $850 million-plus media broadcast deal don't come to pass, it won’t be the fault of the ball-tampering scandal. It will be a combination of greed and timing or poor negotiating skills. It’s long-time media partner, Nine Network, has now blown a large part of its budget on a five-year, $300 million contract with Tennis 30