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19 February 2018 5:34 AM Clubs see timing of FFA expansion call as cynical

Football Federation Australia might have thought it would get a PR boost from the announcement that it planned to increase the A-League to 12 teams, with two expansion franchises for the 2019-20 season, but it has been met by an underwhelming response from two key club bodies. The Australian Association of Football Clubs, the body leading the push for a second 5

18 February 2018 6:12 AM Cricket: ACT Comets coach Kyle Piper intent on winning Futures League games

Now Piper has assumed control of the Comets program for games, and he still has his eyes locked on producing as many state and international players as he can. But Piper says gone are the days of sitting in the change room after a loss saying "what did we learn" or "what did we see in the opposition". "Yes, we will develop players, but I think the clear 6

17 February 2018 7:29 AM No Winx, but Endless Drama's charge late still gives Chris Waller victory in Apollo Stakes

Endless Drama had been third to Winx and Hartnell in the Apollo Stakes last year, probably his best effort in Australia, and took most of the straight to run down a game Global Glamour to win by a long head with stablemate Comin' Through another long head back in third. He is likely to head along the path to the bigger mile races later in the autumn 9

17 February 2018 4:21 AM WNCL: ACT Meteors captain Erin Osborne calls for more women's cricket matches

"It's never easy not being able to play consistent one-day cricket at the domestic level but hopefully next year there will be an extra round of WNCL. It would be nice to play a home and away series. "While I love the Big Bash and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Melbourne Stars, in Twenty20 cricket the nature of the game is if you're batting at five, six or anywhere 9

16 February 2018 7:33 AM FFA announce A-League expansion to 12 teams but clubs are wary of 'smokescreen'

Two new clubs could enter the A-League next year after Football Federation Australia confirmed expansion plans for the 2019-20 season in welcome news for much of the football fraternity. However, existing clubs dismissed the announcement as a "smokescreen" ahead of FIFA's looming intervention in the governance of Australia's football affairs. Following 14

16 February 2018 6:24 AM Cricket: ACT Meteors' WNCL final hopes dashed by South Australia

South Australia ran riot in response with Sophie Devine (88 from 53), Tahlia McGrath (75 from 99) and Bridget Patterson (56 from 60) leading the way. The Scorpions moved into second on the table as they blasted their way to the target with 10 overs to spare to pick up a crucial bonus point. The Meteors needed to win both matches and hope other results 13

16 February 2018 6:00 AM ACT Junior Rugby Union welcomes Rugby Australia's weight for age rules

Sullivan said the response to the trial was positive and was keen to see the Rugby Australia guidelines as the juniors edge closer to the start of their season in May. "The trial was quite revealing, there wasn't as many children on the higher or lower end of the spectrum who were too big or too small," Sullivan said. "It did allow for a couple of boys to go up and a couple 8

16 February 2018 1:34 AM W-League: Canberra United co-captain Ash Sykes announces retirement

Sykes says "almost everyone" tried to talk her out of retirement, believing she had plenty of years left in her, but she was adamant her time had come. "I guess it is kind of young for retirement but I just decided it was time," Sykes said. "It's a big commitment to play at a high level and I've really, really enjoyed my time playing at this level. I'm probably 7

15 February 2018 6:32 AM Randwick: Winx will still be centre stage on Apollo Stakes day in a jump-out

"He deserves a bit of luck and hopefully from the good gate he gets it on Saturday." Endless Drama was third in the Apollo last year, behind Winx and Hartnell in the second-highest-rated race in Australia for 2017. The race doesn't contain that quality on Saturday, which gives Endless Drama his chance to open his Australian account. "He is one of those 9

14 February 2018 9:00 AM Peter FitzSimons' predictions for the sporting year of 2018

Canterbury Bulldogs will rise. Without being unkind, I have no clue how the board led by Ray Dib got as close as they did to holding on to power in the elections last weekend. In the course of Dib's reign, the Dogs lost damn nigh everything, starting with their matches, and up to and including their two most revered and passionate players, Josh Reynolds 8