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16 November 2018 10:18 AM Top 10 priorities for the new FFA board to tackle

Two FFA directors will be part of the 'New Leagues Working Group' that will put forward a plan by the end of March to spin off the A-League from federation control. Get this right and it could turbo-charge the sport. Fail, and it could be fatal. FFA is said to be in a huge financial hole and it won't get any better in the short-term, with Lowy-aligned 39

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 16

14 November 2018 4:53 AM Big hit: It's country ahead of IPL pay day for me, says Starc

However, the workload and injury debate also impacts batsmen and all-rounders, including power hitter Chris Lynn, who continues to nurse a troublesome shoulder which prevents him from diving in the field. Lynn was the highest-paid Australian in the IPL last season, pocketing $1.86 million from the Knight Riders. All CA-contracted players are on one-year 15

19 October 2018 3:50 AM A-League churn is clubs' fault, not players: Jamieson

Before being critical A-League fans need to be understand that clubs make it difficult for players to avoid joining the competition's much maligned player movement merry-go-round because of short contracts, according to new Melbourne City captain Scott Jamieson. Responding to a question about whether he was finally settled at Melbourne City after having 8

22 September 2018 5:52 AM ASADA outline fears over WADA backflip

"There is a side to this where we all want to see Russian athletes compete but if you don’t hold systemic doping issues to account, athletes won’t have confidence. "The roadmap WADA initially [used] ensured Russia were going to be held account to has been changed. I understand that has probably been done with a view to trying to find a way forward 17

27 August 2018 6:54 AM Luc Longley thinks sound could trump sight when Boomers take on USA

“I played in front of 30,000 people in Toronto in the frenzy of MJ’s return and I thought that was overwhelming so this will be great.” Tickets for the two games on August 22 and 24 next year go on sale to the public on Wednesday and organisers are confident they could be sold out quickly judging from the pre-sales. Sydney 2000 Olympics gold medallist 33

20 July 2018 6:09 AM Bourne to shine: Canberra sisters earn college basketball deals

Her sister Isabelle has verbally committed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the 2019 recruiting class, meaning the year 12 student will be stateside in 12 months. It could be a while away but their parents will be on the edge of their seats if the pair are pitted against each other. Callie's Bengals play in the Big Sky conference, while Isabelle's 28

24 June 2018 5:41 AM NSW could be the winners in bookies' fee hike stoush

Corporate bookmakers are set to offer more promotions for punters on Sydney and NSW meetings after the recent race fields fee and point of consumption tax hikes, which have left NSW the least-taxed racing product in the country. Big bookmaking firms are ready to abandon Victorian racing. Crownbet only offered bonus bet promotions on Randwick races 29

8 June 2018 1:09 PM List of world's richest athletes is the same old story for women

Other female athletes to make the top 100 have generally been tennis players – in fact, last year eight of the top 10 female earners were tennis players. All grand slams offer equal prize money for the men's and women's draw. In 1971, tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King became the first female athlete to earn $100,000 for a single season in any sport 69

11 April 2018 12:04 PM Paine rockets up CA pay charts with Smith and Warner suspended

The last time Smith or Warner were not on a CA contract list was in 2009 when Ricky Ponting was captain. Of the 20 players awarded deals, eight have not worn the baggy green. There were seven changes in total from last season, headlined by the returns of Paine and Shaun Marsh, while five players - Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye, all-rounder 52