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21 September 2018 5:08 AM West Coast v Melbourne: Eagles coach puts heat on mids

Simpson said statistical trends tended to go out the window during finals. "These games, it’s more than that ... tomorrow is a game on its own," Simpson said. "We beat Collingwood in the contest and there’s no reason we can’t do that tomorrow. “We really rate our midfield. Melbourne are in the same boat. It’ll be a good contest.” "There’s been no extra 4

20 September 2018 10:18 AM Seachange proved career changing for ‘The Doyler’

When a jockey has already ridden a slew of group 1 winners, enjoyed classic success and been the regular partner of a real top-liner such as European champion 1600-metre horse Kingman, it’s hardly appropriate to label his current successful season as a breakthrough year. But for top English rider James Doyle 2018 is, if not a breakthrough campaign, then one when he has really 7

19 September 2018 3:34 AM New season: Vics ready to bounce back in WNCL

A strong Victorian women's squad featuring five players set to represent Australia this month will begin their campaign for redemption on Friday. The Vics will open their campaign against Western Australia and South Australia this weekend, with both games held at Murdoch University in Perth. Veteran Elyse Villani returns to Victoria after time in WA, while 9

17 September 2018 6:26 AM At last: Finch thought Test hopes had passed him by

Aaron Finch has revealed he thought his hopes of a Test call up were almost over but believes he has the batting temperament required to help Australia conquer Pakistan in next month's Test series in the United Arab Emirates. Almost 11 years after his first-class career began in a tour match against India at the MCG, Finch, 31, is on the cusp of donning 11

16 September 2018 7:17 AM Why Winx's win No.27 was extra special for Bowman

Every time Winx runs it is a celebration. Her winning streak went to 27 with victory in the Colgate Optic White Stakes on Saturday and the question now is how many more times we will see her? The Turnbull Stakes and, of course, the Cox Plate looked locked in, but beyond that, who knows? Hugh Bowman knows how special Winx is and on Saturday he made sure he had his daughter 9

16 September 2018 3:18 AM Canberra rower Caleb Antill wins silver at worlds

One senior world championships and one medal for Canberra rower Caleb Antill after he helped the men's quadruple scull claim silver in Bulgaria on Saturday night. Antill teamed up with Campbell Watts, Alexander Purnell and David Watts to storm into second behind winners Italy after a slow start. The Ukraine were third. Their silver medal added to Australia's 9

14 September 2018 7:08 AM Cricket Australia settles case with woman sacked over abortion tweets

Ms Wiliamson had been represented by lawyer Kamal Farouque of Maurice Blackburn. In a statement, a spokesperson for Maurice Blackburn said: "Following ongoing discussions, Cricket Australia, Cricket Tasmania and Angela Williamson have been able to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of the matter." Williamson had been in the role with Cricket Tasmania 9

14 September 2018 4:53 AM Cook done, Australia cooked

Alastair Cook caught the Tube to his last few days as a Test cricketer. On the Central Line, he was not recognised, on the Northern Line only dimly. Make of that what you will about the status of Test cricket, remembering that Cook's entire career was behind a pay wall in England. It is the note that Australia should take, but won't. At The Oval, there 11

12 September 2018 1:00 PM NSW Breakers to take to field with 'clean' shirt after sponsor split

It has some of the most recognised faces in the women's game in Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy, who were both named in Australia's Twenty20 squad for matches against New Zealand. CNSW chief Andrew Jones said he was not concerned by the departure of Lendlease or the inability to land a replacement. Jones said Lendlease's financial contribution had largely 20

12 September 2018 7:33 AM Cricket reforms cannot be 'clever' marketing exercise, says ACA boss

Australian cricket's players union has called on Cricket Australia to give their new chief executive a mandate for change to enact the recommendations from the ongoing reviews into the game. Just days out before the start of the domestic season, the head of the Australian Cricketers Association Greg Dyer has warned the governing body there are no short 18