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16 November 2018 5:16 AM 'Strikes integrity a bit': R&A called to rule on Colsaerts penalty

Australian Open organisers consulted The R&A in the middle of the night in Europe for guidance on the Colsaerts decision, which eventually cleared the Belgian of any wrongdoing. The series of events started when Colsaerts earlier called the group's rules officials to inspect the bunker at the first hole after his first wedge attempt failed to clear the lip, the ball rolling 450

14 November 2018 9:22 AM States want to wrest more control over player management from CA

There is also a view that a centralised system is stifling innovation by not encouraging diversity in ideas, which the states believe drives improvement. It's understood there are already states that are cherrypicking parts of CA's high-performance program to implement into their own such is the scepticism they hold for the governing body. The appetite 144

9 November 2018 1:00 PM Broken leg puts Lawless within touch of ACT Sport Hall of Fame

He's widely regarded as one of Australia's best ever touch players, which will be recognised by his induction into the hall of fame on November 30. "Obviously it's an honour. I grew up playing footy in Canberra, lived in Canberra all my life, and in my time there were people like Bradley Clyde, Ricky Stuart, they were plying their trade in rugby league 143

6 November 2018 4:24 AM Cross Counter wins the 2018 Melbourne Cup

Second home was another English-trained galloper in Marmelo, ridden by Winx's regular rider Hugh Bowman, for trainer Hugh Morrison. Third place went to yet another English-trained horse in A Prince of Arran, from the Newmarket yard of young handler Charlie Fellowes. He was partnered by expatriat New Zealander Michael Walker, who has called Melbourne 134

6 November 2018 12:35 AM Ben McDermott called up as cover for Shaun Marsh

The state of flux in which Australia's batting order finds itself has helped Tasmanian Ben McDermott earn a call-up into the one-day international squad ahead of Friday's must-win clash against South Africa in Adelaide. McDermott, the 23-year-old son of former fast-bowling great Craig, will join the squad as cover for Shaun Marsh, who remains in doubt 140

3 November 2018 7:42 AM Scott Boland stars as Vics skittle SA

The 29-year-old Boland, who has played 14 one-day internationals and three T20 matches for Australia, was irresistible, having six South Australians caught either by wicketkeeper Seb Gotch or in the slip cordon, and almost decapitating Nick Winter with a flier that the SA tail-ender parried away from his face to Peter Handscomb at slip. His case for reinstatement 139

1 November 2018 1:24 AM Red Verdon's Melbourne Cup hopes under a cloud after injury at Werribee

He has been poulticed and connections are hopeful that this will just prove a minor irritant and not force him to miss the Melbourne Cup. Currently a $26 chance, his Newmarket-based handler was hoping that he would be able to go one better than his stablemate, crowd favourite Red Cadeaux, who finished second for the same owner/trainer connections in three 115

30 October 2018 11:14 AM George Bailey says banned trio have paid 'stiff penalty'

The trio have been playing premier cricket and in various Twenty20 competitions as they await a return to the domestic arena, with calls to have them reinstated sooner growing louder following a damning report on Cricket Australia's "arrogant" and "controlling" culture. "Particularly with some of the trends we’re seeing in Australian batting at the moment 111

30 October 2018 6:03 AM Culture wars: Players call for an Australian cricket commissioner

As the fall-out of the ball-tampering saga continues, the Australian Cricketers Association has called for a new cricket charter and an independent position of Australian cricket commissioner to be introduced. The role of commissioner would involve an annual audit of the performance of Australian cricket administration and regular assessment of the culture 116

29 October 2018 11:44 PM Yucatan Ire confirms Melbourne Cup favouritism at Werribee

Yucatan Ire proved why he is the Melbourne Cup favourite at Werribee on Tuesday, with an excellent gallop at Werribee ahead of next week's race. The five-year-old who thrashed his rivals in the Herbert Power Handicap a fortnight ago, when he was still called Yucatan, worked over 1700 metres on the course proper leading The Cliffsofmoher in a solid workout 97