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26 July 2018 9:53 AM Cricket Australia may look beyond the boundary for new chief

Others in the running include WACA chief Christina Matthews, who is a decorated former player, former Cricket NSW chairman John Warn and chief executive Andrew Jones. Warn, a former Westfield executive and current Destination NSW chair, quit the CNSW top job in June citing personal reasons, but still remains on the board. CA head of game development 15

22 July 2018 7:21 AM Racing Australia launch fresh attack on illegal offshore bookmakers

Any person subject to the Australian rules of racing who is suspected of placing a bet with an illegal operator can now have his or her phone and computer seized in a fresh assault on brazen offshore wagering operators. Racing Australia, the lawmaking body for the country's thoroughbred racing industry, has rushed in laws to stamp out the practice, which 16

13 June 2018 10:25 PM Fans name Optus Stadium as AFL's best venue, Fyfe as league's MVP

This time last year, Simpson had the league's second-worst approval rating, narrowly ahead of Gold Coast's Rodney Eade, who was later soon sacked. Just 51 per cent of Fremantle fans were satisfied with coach Ross Lyon, who has endured his own season from hell after a sexual harrassment claim from five years ago was revealed in the media recently 16

6 June 2018 7:38 AM James Sutherland: A career timeline

November 2014: Sutherland holds the fort following the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, struck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match. August 2017: After a spiteful 12 month process, CA signs its new memorandum of understanding with players, which includes major benefits for female cricketers. March 2018: Captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner 10

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 32

9 February 2018 1:33 AM Not too skimpy: US apparel giant buys Bras N Things in $500m deal

American apparel giant Hanesbrands has snapped up Australian lingerie retailer Bras N Things in a not-so-skimpy deal worth half a billion dollars. Hanesbrands had already established a commanding position in the local socks and jocks trade in 2016 when it paid $1.1 billion for Pacific Brands and acquired the Bonds, Berlei, Jockey, Rio and Holeproof brands 49

8 February 2018 12:25 AM Markets Live: ASX follows US into the red

Tesla said on Wednesday it was sticking with Chief Executive Elon Musk's revised production targets for its Model 3 electric sedan, but posted its worst-ever quarterly loss, and warned that spending would increase slightly this year. Shares of the Palo Alto, California-based company were barely changed in extended trading. Money-losing Tesla's long-term 175

7 February 2018 8:14 PM $124m heroin haul: Australian Navy's latest drug bust a 'milestone'

A late-night operation by HMAS Warramunga on Thursday yielded a $124 million heroin haul, bringing the total value of drugs intercepted by the vessel since it was deployed to the Middle East region to the billion-dollar mark. The Royal Australian Navy crew seized 414 kilograms of heroin during the operation in the Western Indian Ocean, after the ship's 52

7 February 2018 6:44 AM Commodity boom fuels Rio Tinto's $5.3 billion shareholder bonanza

Rio Tinto has reported a thumping $US8.63 billion ($A10.96 billion) underlying profit for 2017, declared a record final dividend and unveiled an additional $US1 billion buyback as part of a bonanza result for shareholders. Riding a wave of strong commodity prices for its products and continued strong demand from international buyers, Rio’s underlying 37

3 February 2018 2:50 PM Heat is on in Sydney as number of extreme days nudges higher

The number of hot days in Sydney increased in the past decade across the city, particularly those with extreme heat, an analysis of Bureau of Meteorology data shows. The tally of days with temperatures of 40 degrees or warmer also got a significant boost last month, with sites such as Penrith Lakes recording four such days in a row. That series had only happened 28