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17 February 2018 4:21 AM WNCL: ACT Meteors captain Erin Osborne calls for more women's cricket matches

"It's never easy not being able to play consistent one-day cricket at the domestic level but hopefully next year there will be an extra round of WNCL. It would be nice to play a home and away series. "While I love the Big Bash and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Melbourne Stars, in Twenty20 cricket the nature of the game is if you're batting at five, six or anywhere 12

16 February 2018 6:24 AM Cricket: ACT Meteors' WNCL final hopes dashed by South Australia

South Australia ran riot in response with Sophie Devine (88 from 53), Tahlia McGrath (75 from 99) and Bridget Patterson (56 from 60) leading the way. The Scorpions moved into second on the table as they blasted their way to the target with 10 overs to spare to pick up a crucial bonus point. The Meteors needed to win both matches and hope other results 16

14 February 2018 9:00 AM Peter FitzSimons' predictions for the sporting year of 2018

Canterbury Bulldogs will rise. Without being unkind, I have no clue how the board led by Ray Dib got as close as they did to holding on to power in the elections last weekend. In the course of Dib's reign, the Dogs lost damn nigh everything, starting with their matches, and up to and including their two most revered and passionate players, Josh Reynolds 8

13 February 2018 7:06 AM Suwon Bluewings' kit fiasco forces Sydney FC to wear away strip in ACL

Sydney FC could be forced to wear an away jersey at home for the first time when they play Suwon Bluewings on Wednesday night. A kit bungle for the opening game of their Asian Champions League campaign may force the Sky Blues to wear navy blue at Allianz Stadium after Suwon brought the wrong jerseys to Australia. Sydney FC were denied their preferred 8

11 February 2018 5:45 AM D'Arcy Short says he is best suited to opening role in Australia T20 side

Batting sensation D'Arcy Short insists he is best suited to an opening role in Australia's reborn Twenty20 side, meaning Aaron Finch may have to adjust to a new spot. Australia's plans to emerge as a Twenty20 force have begun to take shape, even without frontline stars such as skipper Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, who have been rested 8

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Geelong Cats star Patrick Dangerfield in doubt for AFLX

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield is in doubt to play in next week's AFLX as the Cats take a cautious approach with their champion midfielder. Although the Cats are yet to make a decision on the squad they send to Adelaide for next Thursday's tournament, the 27-year-old trained away from the main group for the bulk of the Cats' session at Deakin University 9

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Matthew Wade fined for smashing seat in BBL final

Former Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been fined $6000 for poor conduct during his Hobart Hurricanes' BBL final loss to the Adelaide Strikers. Cricket Australia fined Wade after he was run out for a diamond duck on Sunday and smashed his bat in frustration against the seat. Wade was the star in the Hurricanes' semi-final win over the Perth Scorchers 9

6 February 2018 12:20 PM Canberra footballer Badreldin Abbas 'to leave everything' and chase European dream

Canberra footballer Badreldin Abbas is ready to "leave everything behind" and chase his European dream after being scouted to the Genova International Academy. Abbas won an under-20 NPL Capital Football title last season with Belconnen United and was set to join the Gungahlin United senior side this year, before his shot arrived. The 18-year-old was spotted 10

6 February 2018 4:45 AM Victory will make do with what they have got as Sanchez misses out on ACL spot

It's a crucial seven days for Melbourne Victory with two games that could go a long way towards shaping the remainder of their season. But they will have to try to battle their way into the A-League finals and out of their Asian Champions League group with the personnel they have got. Victory boss Kevin Muscat will not look to sign a replacement from the game's 11

4 February 2018 1:34 AM Australia Sevens best Kenya to reach Hamilton semis

Australia have cruised into the last four of the New Zealand men's rugby sevens, easily accounting for Kenya 33-12 in their quarter-final. A week after they claimed their first title in almost six years, in Sydney, Australia piled on 33 unanswered points in the first half in Hamilton to set up the victory. Fullback Lachie Anderson scored two tries in the win, while 10