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18 June 2018 7:21 AM Sri Lanka captain to escape Cape Town ball-tampering fallout

Under the current rules, Chandimal, if found guilty, would be hit with only a level-two ban. This would involve a financial penalty, with a maximum sanction of one Test or two one-day internationals. Under the expected changes, ball tampering will become a level-three charge, meaning the top penalty could be four Tests or eight one-day internationals 9

17 June 2018 3:18 AM England pound makeshift Australian attack to take 2-0 series lead

Centurion Shaun Marsh has backed Australia’s inexperienced bowlers to bounce back after Saturday’s mauling by the England batsmen. Already missing Ashes-winning spearheads Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in addition to James Pattinson, the tourists were also without young Queensland quick Billy Stanlake in the 39-run one-day loss in Cardiff 9

14 June 2018 6:00 AM Bloodlines: Snitzel extends reign as king of the stallions

Just one group1 event remains for the 2017-18 Australian racing season and the Chris Waller stable, aided by a huge contribution from wonder mare Winx, has produced another amazing 12 months. A total of 69 group1 races were programmed in the 12 months beginning August 1, 2017, finishing on Saturday week with the running of the group1 Tattersall’s Tiara 13

13 June 2018 12:23 AM Skye Nicolson walking into the Hornet's nest

"The Olympics have always been the big goal for me, so Tokyo 2020 is my next big goal," Nicolson said. "Then we’ll sit down and look at what I want to do next after that. Definitely not [turning professional] in the next year and a half to two years, but after that it’s definitely something we’ll be looking into. "I’ve still got plenty on, I’m boxing 16

12 June 2018 8:15 AM Rank outsider: Canadian amateur swaps ice skates for golf shoes

The 30-year-old’s extraordinary back story includes a battle with testicular cancer while studying at university in 2011. Rank said it gave him a dose of perspective that he still uses while refereeing and playing elite amateur golf, having won three straight Canadian mid-amateur titles. ‘‘It probably paved the way to where I am today, just in terms 12

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 9

11 June 2018 8:55 AM Socceroos set up base camp in Kazan as Cup preparations intensify

The time for talking, training, preparation and assessment is almost done with the Socceroos now having touched down in Kazan for the opening game in the World Cup against France on Saturday. The team landed late on Sunday night, Australian time, and were scheduled to do a public training session at their home from home in Kazan at Trudovyne Rezeny 13

11 June 2018 3:18 AM Gardner plunders tour century in Aboriginal XI win against NCC team

Aboriginal XI captain Ashleigh Gardner has blasted a powerful century to lead her side to a thumping win over a National Cricket Conference team in Derby. The NSW and Australian all-rounder produced an unbeaten 129 off just 71 balls in helping her side post a mammoth 4-199 off their 20 overs. In reply the NCC team managed just 5-62 with Zoe Fleming the pick of the bowlers 11

10 June 2018 10:20 AM Horn insists he has more to give after being schooled by Crawford

Jeff Horn insists he left the ring without his head buzzing but admits to hearing voices at stages during his loss to Terence Crawford. It was that of another Jeff, this time Fenech, urging him to do all the things he couldn't make happen at the MGM Grand. "I really wanted to press forward. I was even thinking in my head 'I can just imagine what Jeff Fenech 8

9 June 2018 1:31 AM Mr Lebanon: Nabbout flying the flag for his community in Russia

For the best part of six years, Andrew Nabbout has been brushing off a constant advance. Since he was 19, the Lebanese Football Association have been calling him up to their national team. No matter how hard they tried, he kept knocking them back, even in the times when he felt discarded by Australian football. His reason was simple: he never lost hope of playing 11