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22 May 2018 7:39 AM Hands off, AFL: Boom recruit Bogut helps NBL level the playing field

Speaking one-on-one, Bogut said he knew his name and standing will help the league and remind young players that basketball can give them a sporting future just as the AFL or NRL can. “Hopefully my voice can help the NBL establish more of a voice in primary media,” Bogut said. “Historically these kind of events don’t get much media so if I can align 11

12 May 2018 7:38 AM 'Robbed, cheated and disrespected': Craig Johnston blasts FFA

The 57-year-old addressed senior officials, saying that the city of Newcastle felt 'robbed, cheated and disrespected' after the VAR failed to spot Melbourne Victory player James Donachie in a clearly offside position in the lead-up to the only goal of the game, and with the subsequent apology from FFA boss Greg O'Rourke. "Our people are different folk," said Johnston 16

2 March 2018 11:00 PM Grand Prix officials preparing tribute for Ron Walker

"There will be tributes to Ron at the event but in the hearts and bodies of all the people here who worked with Ron, I think the biggest tribute we can pay is to build on his legacy and all the things he taught us. I had the privilege of working directly for him. What I would say is that Ron taught us about vision, he taught us about detail and he also had a line that was on the back of the order 35

26 February 2018 7:55 AM Melbourne United lift physicality for NBL finals as Goulding returns

As bodies hit the floor and curse words rang out, it was clear Melbourne United were in finals mode on Monday. The NBL ladder leaders tip off their best-of-three semi-final series with the New Zealand Breakers at Hisense Arena on Saturday night before flying to Auckland for game two on Monday night. Star guard Chris Goulding trained throughout a perilously 33

24 February 2018 12:00 PM Figure skating's not a sport: it's much more than that

There are hoops each skater needs to jump through (without falling over): quad flips, double-toes, Salchows and triple axels. But skaters are also judged on how they project their personality and how emotionally involved they are in their program. Ultimately, subjective human assessments determine who wins the gold medal. There's also the possibility 23

21 February 2018 8:08 AM A-League clubs ask FIFA to overhaul governance of FFA and Australian football

A-League clubs have called for FIFA's assistance with a large-scale overhaul of the administration of football in Australia and requested Football Federation Australia's board be "disqualified" from any future role in the formation of the expanded congress. A joint mission of representatives from FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation met with several 35

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 33

10 February 2018 7:08 PM Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says Canterbury Bulldogs trial will determine Josh Hodgson replacement

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says the Sunshine Coast trial will show who's the leading candidate to fill Josh Hodgson's shoes. Leadership will be a focus of the preceding camp, with Stuart adamant his leaders need to go to the next level for the Green Machine to do so as well. The Raiders fly to the Sunshine Coast on Monday for a pre-season camp ahead 23

9 February 2018 3:52 AM Fire breaks out on Thailand tourist hotspot Phi Phi Island

A huge fire broke out on Phi Phi Island in Thailand, a popular tourist destination on Tuesday night. One witness told Fairfax Media she saw five hotels and hostels up in flames, with the blaze "spreading like wildfire". A huge fire, possibly started by a gas canister explosion, has been ‘spreading like wildfire’ through the tourist island of Phi Phi in Thailand 48

6 February 2018 7:05 AM Jakarta braces for floods as two die in West Java landslides

Bogor: Indonesia's capital is bracing for floods as torrential rain triggered landslides in neighbouring West Java, killing at least two people. The police chief in West Java's Bogor district, Andi M. Dicky Pastika, said rescuers have found two bodies. Hundreds of people including police, soldiers and residents were digging through the debris with their 16