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7 October 2018 7:00 AM UFC 229: Arrests after McGregor defeat by Khabib sparks brawl

The drama then overflowed into the Octagon around an exhausted McGregor, with a number of people swinging punches before security could restore order. One man appeared to land a punch on McGregor. A "disgusted" UFC boss Dana White later told Fox Sports that three members of Nurmagomedov's team were arrested. “Three of his guys have been arrested, I believe 97

21 July 2018 12:50 AM FIBA says it cannot punish violent fans as Boomers seek legal options

In response to a question from Fairfax Media, a FIBA spokesman said the FIBA disciplinary panel could only cite and punish members of a team’s delegation or accreditation holders such as officials or media members. So Philippines squad player Jio Jalalon, who punched Sobey, was suspended for five games but the spectator is not known to have been punished 94

14 June 2018 9:52 PM Conor McGregor: 'I regret my actions' in Barclays Center melee

UFC star Conor McGregor appeared Thursday morning in a Brooklyn courtroom, where a prosecutor said "there are plea negotiations" to resolve criminal charges connected to the fighter's involvement in a Barclays Center melee in April. In proceedings that lasted about a minute, Judge Raymond Rodriguez said the case against McGregor and co-defendant and teammate 88

8 May 2018 1:31 AM Eight found guilty for involvement in Aquanita scandal

Some of Australia’s best-known horse trainers face career-ending terms of disqualification after the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board found all eight of them guilty for their involvement in one of Australia’s greatest racing scandals. Robert Smerdon, Greg Nelligan, Denise Nelligan, Tony Vasil, Stuart Webb, Danny Garland, Trent Pennuto and Liam Birchley 82

3 May 2018 9:46 AM Lawyer queries Aquanita charges

A Melbourne barrister appearing for one of the five trainers charged over the Aquanita scandal questioned why other trainers had not been charged. Patrick Wheelahan appearing for trainer Tony Vasil asked why other trainers had not been charged along with the eight Aquanita employees. Wheelahan referred to four other trainers who had been mentioned in text messages 86

18 April 2018 10:35 AM How Ben Simmons is dominating the NBA in quintessentially Aussie style

Cold-calling Mr Gaze, Brown was impressive enough to be given an interview, and was soon installed indeed as Lindsay Gaze’s assistant at the Melbourne Tigers, learning from The Master. Lindsay wanted humility not hubris; hard-work not hot-dogging; knuckling down, not noise. He wanted a team that was just that, filled with players who would work for each other 105

1 April 2018 2:29 AM Mark Taylor defends James Sutherland over handling of cricket crisis

Those steps involved dispatching Cricket Australia’s high performance regulator Pat Howard, and Iain Roy, the organisation’s senior legal counsel and integrity head, on “the first plane out” to conduct an investigation. “Once they're gone James sorts out the rest of us, board members, his staff back in Australia, then he's on the plane as well. “At the end of all that, in the space 92

7 March 2018 8:00 AM Lifting the cover on wonder mare Winx

‘‘She doesn’t deserve to have an asterisk attached to her name and it would be unfair,’’ Waller said. Meanwhile, former Aquanita employee Greg Nelligan and his wife, Denise, have had their stand-down notices expanded to include being banned from Victorian racecourses, training premises and receiving any direct or indirect benefit from thoroughbred racing 147

5 March 2018 10:33 AM Referee charges Lyon in Australia's first-Test win

Mitchell Starc was named man of the match after capturing nine wickets. The second Test starts in Port Elizabeth on Friday, with the hosts insisting their day-four fightback is a moral victory that is cause for some confidence. ‘‘I’m really proud of our fight but just not quite good enough to beat Australia,’’ South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis 106

1 March 2018 1:00 AM Nelligans will not contest Aquanita charges, directions hearing told

One of the major players in the Aquanita doping scandal, Greg Nelligan, will not be contesting the 123 charges levelled against him. His counsel Paul O’Sullivan on Thursday told a directions hearing he had received notification from both Nelligans that they would be not contesting the charges. However, there is no such legal term in Australia as "no contest" 95