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14 November 2018 9:22 AM States want to wrest more control over player management from CA

There is also a view that a centralised system is stifling innovation by not encouraging diversity in ideas, which the states believe drives improvement. It's understood there are already states that are cherrypicking parts of CA's high-performance program to implement into their own such is the scepticism they hold for the governing body. The appetite 28

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 27

13 November 2018 10:58 AM Foord bags hat-trick as Matildas beat Chile 5-0 with second-half blitz

Caitlin Foord scored her first international hat-trick as the Matildas gained revenge on Chile with a 5-0 thumping at McDonald Jones Stadium on Tuesday night. In front of 12,649 fans, Australia bounced back from a shock 3-2 loss on Saturday in Penrith to trounce the world No.39. After a physical and scoreless first half, the Matildas burst to life in the 52nd minute 31

13 November 2018 6:41 AM The Tonk: Breakfast club ends for axed CA executive

With Ben Amarfio departing Cricket Australia, so, too, will the gibes about how the former head of broadcasting had his assistant, Belinda, cook a hot breakfast for him – although there is some debate about this. There are former CA employees who insist that was the case, while others insist Amarfio was on the pre-made Lite N' Easy meal program at the time, where 33

13 November 2018 5:14 AM Milligan says squad culture can fill Socceroos leadership void

"We're all very aware that a leadership gap has been left with Mile and Timmy. Everybody is able to step up and fill that role. It's more about creating and keeping that culture going forward. When Arnie (coach Graham Arnold) is ready to make a decision, he'll do so." Milligan considered retirement after the World Cup but has no regrets about fulfilling 33

9 November 2018 1:00 PM Broken leg puts Lawless within touch of ACT Sport Hall of Fame

He's widely regarded as one of Australia's best ever touch players, which will be recognised by his induction into the hall of fame on November 30. "Obviously it's an honour. I grew up playing footy in Canberra, lived in Canberra all my life, and in my time there were people like Bradley Clyde, Ricky Stuart, they were plying their trade in rugby league 32

5 November 2018 6:19 AM Cricket ACT legend Peter Solway to lead Australia

He has won more grand finals and scored more runs than any other player in ACT first grade history, his high score of 339 has stood the test of time for almost 30 years, and he suited up for the Prime Minister's XI alongside Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer. As impressive as those numbers are, none of it comes close to seeing his sons Dean and Mark turn out for the Bluebags 23

4 November 2018 7:00 AM Ten out of 10 sends Who Shot Thebarman to top of the class

The gelding’s owners, the O'Leary brothers, were at Moonee Valley bearing tangerine caps and big grins as they listened to jockey Tye Angland tell them it was Who Shot Thebarman's most promising run this preparation. They know he is 10, but describe him as old to any of the clan and they will quickly remind you he won the Sydney Cup, his first group 27

3 November 2018 5:01 AM Shillelagh doubles up on Derby Day

An emotional Waller said it was great to win another group 1 for the owners, Chris and Susanna Grace. The two Chrises – Waller and Grace – grew up about an hour away from each other in New Zealand. Grace has been involved in thoroughbred racing in New Zealand most of his life and owned the 2014 Wellington Cup winner Graphic. Unfortunately for Shillelagh 25

30 October 2018 11:18 AM Goodwin conjures magical double to sink Sky Blues in FFA Cup final

Goodwin had the chance to sign for Sydney in the off-season but instead returned to Adelaide, where he won the 2016 A-League grand final before a two-season stint in the Netherlands. The 26-year-old is now in his prime and could give the Socceroos an extra dimension at January's Asian Cup with his crafty left foot and his set-piece nous. The contest 18