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18 November 2018 6:08 AM 'We'll hold our ground': Aussies won't be combative Kohli's welcome mat

Rivals have noticed a marked change in Australia's conduct but Paine's side has not met an adversary capable of stirring the pot like Kohli. Australia will not want to let Kohli walk over them like a welcome mat but know their every move will come under the microscope. Kohli claimed last week that he no longer needed to engage in an argument to get into the contest 35

15 November 2018 7:50 AM Uber driver left almost bankrupt stakes Open claim

"You get sore backs [driving all the time]. You know what, it's been great. You meet really good people. [I] haven't had any bad people, which is good." Stephens was forced to rise at 4.30am – a time he could be forgiven for ferrying passengers home – to help prepare for his 6.45am tee time, but found himself bashing the snooze button a couple of times 17

15 November 2018 2:05 AM Matt Millar ready for Australian Open fight after opening round

Canberra golfer Matt Millar slipped on the back nine to start his Australian Open campaign, dropping shots to finish his opening round at one-over par. Millar had a wild end to his first round and struggled for consistency as the wind and wet weather hit the course at The Lakes in Sydney. The 42-year-old was one-under par after nailing a birdie putt on the ninth 16

14 November 2018 6:47 AM 'Millartime' ready to end Australian Open woes in opening round

"I hit the ball quite well [in the ProAm on Wednesday] and liked what I saw out there," Millar said. "The Lakes definitely suits me better than some of the other [Australian Open] courses. It's a bit more breezy ... if you can get your head around the greens, keep the errors off your card and stay patient, you'll be ahead. "I think it will suit my game, it's just a matter 18

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 13

13 November 2018 7:39 AM Smith the best $10,000 Australian Open organisers will spend

"I've worked hard back at home the last couple of weeks, just trying to prepare for this week. I really want this one. "It's a combination of winning the PGA last year and this is the last one to tick off in Australia. Open organisers have come under fire for not securing bigger names, especially perennial Australian summer pin-up Scott who was in Sydney 17

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 17

9 November 2018 11:08 AM City win ugly, bounce back from Sydney humiliation

Frenchman Florin Berenguer had his most productive game for City so far, but still has room for improvement, while Lachie Wales and McGree showed why Joyce has given those two youngsters so much responsibility. Kearyn Baccus, meanwhile, continues to surprise in the middle of the park. Luke Brattan and Anthony Caceras were dropped from the squad with no suggestion 10

3 November 2018 8:50 AM No Babbel, no problem as Wanderers cruise to 3-0 win in Wellington

'Windy Wellington' lived up to its name with a 41km/h gale blowing at kick-off and persistent rain swirling throughout the match. The Wanderers had the wind behind them in the first half and also had the better of the play, with Baumjohann putting them ahead in the 11th minute. The move started with a delightful through ball from Roly Bonevacia for Kamau 14

21 October 2018 7:33 AM University of Canberra struggle without stood-down stars

The University of Canberra women's sevens team endured a tough weekend but finished on a high in the final leg of the University Sevens series in Adelaide. Quintet Paremo Marsh, Ngawai Eyles, Regan Hart, Tayla Stanford and Jess Howard were sorely missed as Canberra finished the season in sixth place. They were shut out by Bond University 29-0, the University 14