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18 November 2018 6:08 AM 'We'll hold our ground': Aussies won't be combative Kohli's welcome mat

Rivals have noticed a marked change in Australia's conduct but Paine's side has not met an adversary capable of stirring the pot like Kohli. Australia will not want to let Kohli walk over them like a welcome mat but know their every move will come under the microscope. Kohli claimed last week that he no longer needed to engage in an argument to get into the contest 6

17 November 2018 9:07 AM Red Devils and Leeds to play in Perth in 2019, SBS reports

“And with Leeds United pushing for promotion from the Championship we could potentially have two Premier League teams here. “After the success of Chelsea's visit to Perth in July, when more than 55,000 supporters turned out in torrential rain on a Monday night, there is clearly a strong demand for international teams to play in WA. “This also underlines 6

17 November 2018 8:10 AM Fifty Stars passes Sandown audition but Weir opts not to go to Perth

The Darren Weir-trained Fifty Stars made it six wins from eight career starts when he stepped up to group 3 company to win the 1500-metre Sandown Stakes. But the Ben Allen-ridden galloper's triumph was not enough to book himself a ticket to Perth next week after Weir decided a couple of hours after the race not to send him to Western Australia for the Railway 6

17 November 2018 7:20 AM Sibling rivalry driving Keely Froling to Capitals stardom

Their brother Harry is making waves for the Adelaide 36ers in his return to the NBL while 17-year-old Sam has the world at his feet after the Basketball Australia centre of excellence graduate joined the NCAA's Creighton Bluejays. The bloodlines make it seem like they never had a choice when it came to playing basketball - but Keely and Alicia resisted 6

16 November 2018 7:35 AM CAS upholds former Cavalryman Aaron Sloan's four-year ban

ASADA's statement said ice was a stimulant that could speed up parts of the body and the brain, increase alertness and reduce fatigue. "The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority today acknowledged the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s appeal division to confirm the decision by Baseball Australia to impose a four-year ban on athlete Aaron 6

16 November 2018 12:49 AM Canberra mountain bikers trade Switzerland for Stromlo

Stromlo is a long way from Switzerland but it's the next best thing for two Canberra teenagers chasing a podium on the world stage. Canberra Off-Road Cyclists are set to host the ACT State XCO Championship at Stromlo Forest Park on Sunday November 25. Teenage duo Zoe Cuthbert and Corey Smith will race in the junior category having already represented 8

15 November 2018 7:52 AM Australian stars giving up IPL millions to play in World Cup

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 7

15 November 2018 7:50 AM Uber driver left almost bankrupt stakes Open claim

"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 7

14 November 2018 5:32 AM Defending Open champion Cameron Davis better prepared than last year

"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 5

14 November 2018 4:53 AM Big hit: It's country ahead of IPL pay day for me, says Starc

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 4