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15 November 2018 7:52 AM Australian stars giving up IPL millions to play in World Cup

The governing body will not stand in the way of players participating, even if it prevents them from resting during a busy 2019 international schedule, but have made it clear to them they are expected to put country before franchise when commitments clash. The players union, which is working with CA to foster an improved relationship, has given its qualified 31

13 November 2018 3:34 AM Melbourne United slow the pace for NZ Breakers

"Wesley was fantastic in that first game and we have to change our coverages a little on him," Vickerman said. "We did a really good job on Webster but then Patrick Richard was someone who hit a couple of big shots late in that game. "They have a good inside, outside attack and when they played fast against Brisbane the other day they got a 20-point 31

6 November 2018 12:55 AM Bella Rosa defies conditions to win first on Cup Day

Two-year-old Bella Rosa defied rain and poor visibility to win the opening race on Melbourne Cup day for in-form trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace. Under hard riding from Mark Zahra, the horse - by champion sire Snitzel - showed his class in wet conditions when he held out Lankan Star and the favourite Champagne Boom. Jockeys returning to scale 27

29 October 2018 7:40 AM De Silva ready to start, but bench role looming for FFA Cup final

Corica's other option to replace de Jong is utility Paulo Retre, who started in midfield alongside Josh Brillante, Brandon O'Neill and Milos Ninkovic in their 2-0 win over Western Sydney at the SCG and was more than serviceable. Adelaide have their own fitness concerns. Striker George Blackwood was due for surgery on his broken collarbone on Monday after 21

28 October 2018 6:36 AM Thinkin' Big on course for Derby test

There were no concerns about dodging the Cox Plate in favour of the much more realistic option of the Derby. "No regrets, not at all. It;s what we have set out to do. It;s a prestigious race that we would love to be able to win, the Derby. He looks the right horse for it and we want to give him his chance," says Bott. And what about the Melbourne Cup, in which 16

16 October 2018 11:55 PM A-League expansion update: Two teams culled, Canberra one of six left

"We have six bids that all have positive aspects but require further work in certain areas. We need to continue our consultation with those bid teams to ensure that they adequately address these areas to ensure their future sustainability, which includes securing stadia, catchment area and financial capital." Canberra's bid - led by Michael Caggiano 22

7 October 2018 3:57 PM Australia shake but are stirred in tough opening to Pakistan series

Recalled spinner Jon Holland claimed the late scalp of danger man Azhar Ali to pull Australia back into the game. The key wicket in the fourth-last over on Sunday left Haris Sohail (15) and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas (one) at the crease at stumps. Pakistan had gone to tea at 0-199 but their scoring slowed to a crawl after Nathan Lyon broke the drought 20

27 September 2018 8:42 AM Capital Football send Tuggeranong president 'please explain' letter

The matter was discussed on Wednesday night and the board instead opted to send Thiele a letter to give him the opportunity to put his side forward. Interestingly, it's widely known Thiele is expected to step down as Tuggeranong president at the club's next annual general meeting after many years of service, raising questions why the threats were made in the first 14

21 September 2018 2:00 PM Paralympic Committee defends Aussie accused of exaggerating symptoms

The APC said it had no concerns with Reid's case or the classifications of her "multiple impairments". "The APC has faith in the classification process and is fully satisfied that all requirements have been followed and met relating to Amanda’s international classification under the IPC Classification code and the classification rules of the UCI," a spokesman 46

21 September 2018 5:07 AM Last minute Opals ready to step up as FIBA World Cup opens

Lavey was in training camp with the team a month ago and then just missed the side so she has only been absent for a few weeks of training and practice games. “We spoke at seven o'clock in the morning when I was barely awake, she [Stirling] said you have to get going in the next 24 hours to Spain - I said 'yep, let’s do it',” Lavey told Fairfax Media 22