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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 8

14 September 2018 7:08 AM Cricket Australia settles case with woman sacked over abortion tweets

Ms Wiliamson had been represented by lawyer Kamal Farouque of Maurice Blackburn. In a statement, a spokesperson for Maurice Blackburn said: "Following ongoing discussions, Cricket Australia, Cricket Tasmania and Angela Williamson have been able to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of the matter." Williamson had been in the role with Cricket Tasmania 24

25 August 2018 10:35 AM Johnson's wise words give Paris towering strength

As he battled through almost two years of frustration with injury, Joel Paris could not help but feel his career was slipping away. While the Western Australian was only in his early 20s, Paris took up a secondary school teaching course at university, majoring in physical education and health, in part to keep himself busy but also because he understood 33

7 August 2018 9:15 AM Angus Brayshaw tees off at West Coast CEO Trevor Nisbett and Andrew Gaff

"They didn't play golf, Hamish said he wasn't sure where they (West Coast) got that from." In contrast to Nisbett's comments, Angus pointed to his family being livid about the incident and hinted his family could take the matter further if the AFL Tribunal didn't come down hard on Gaff, who's out of contract at the end of 2018 and unlikely to play again 26

20 June 2018 7:52 AM Laura Marshall's bid to complete 465km triathlon from London to Paris

So entering the Enduroman Arch to Arc, a triathlon from Marble Arch in London to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, was be the perfect way to realise that dream. Marshall must self-fund her way to Europe as she doesn't currently have any sponsors. "I went into this prepared to pay everything, and I am, I guess this gives it more purpose for me personally 23

31 May 2018 8:00 AM Players' boss Harby-Williams targets minimum wage increase for Super Netball

Each club has $675,726 to spend on its 10 rostered players which includes $500,000 in total player payments, $150,000 in educational, ambassador or employment opportunities, plus allowances for technology and health insurance. The minimum wage is set at $27,375, some $40,000 shy of the average salary. "We haven't got down to the specifics yet, but there 32

28 March 2018 1:05 AM Frazer's forgotten horse back as half-sister 'flying' before return

Garry Frazer is on the cusp of taking one of Sydney's forgotten horses back to the track, but his more immediate goal is for the half-sister to make a winning return at Rosehill on Saturday. The injury prone Way We Go, which hasn't raced for close on three years after creating a big impression winning two of his first three starts in 2015, is being nursed 24

27 March 2018 12:19 PM Melbourne United sweat on health of Tai Wesley before final clash

“We expect he won’t be at 100 per cent but he is going to be at a point where we expect him to play the way we need him to play.” Melbourne are expected to suit Wesley up as long as he can manage some contact work later this week. If he can’t play his usual role the team has Olympians Dave Andersen and David Barlow ready to step up, along with emerging 37

9 February 2018 2:32 PM Watching your weight? Beware the 'health halo' effect of juices and smoothies

Snap question – which contains more sugar: a 375ml can of Coca-Cola or a 350ml Mango Magic smoothie from Boost Juice? Answer: the smoothie, at 47.6 grams or 12 teaspoons of sugar, versus 39.8 grams or 10 teaspoons for the slightly larger serve of Coke. "Many people assume your average Boost or Nudie juice doesn't contain that much sugar when they can be downing 44

9 February 2018 9:25 AM Child recovering from meningococcal in WA hospital

A young child is recovering in a West Australian hospital after being diagnosed with the potentially deadly W strain of meningococcal. There were five cases of meningococcal disease diagnosed in WA this year, after six people died and 46 people were diagnosed last year, well above the long-term average. In the past two years, children aged under five comprised 27