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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 7

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 4

11 November 2018 6:32 AM Canberra Heat men thrash Queensland Pirates in AVL

It was a mixed bag for the Canberra Heat against the Queensland Pirates in the Australian Volleyball League at the AIS over the weekend. The Pirates proved too strong in the women's winning two from two, including a five-set epic on Sunday, while the men dropped just one set in two matches. The Canberra men won 25-20, 25-23, 25-23 on Saturday and 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17 on Sunday 8

3 November 2018 7:42 AM Scott Boland stars as Vics skittle SA

The 29-year-old Boland, who has played 14 one-day internationals and three T20 matches for Australia, was irresistible, having six South Australians caught either by wicketkeeper Seb Gotch or in the slip cordon, and almost decapitating Nick Winter with a flier that the SA tail-ender parried away from his face to Peter Handscomb at slip. His case for reinstatement 12

27 October 2018 11:14 AM Slick Sydney FC still on top in derby marred by VAR controversy

Different venue, same outcome. Sydney FC's utter dominance of their A-League derby rivals continued with a clinical 2-0 win over Western Sydney at the SCG on Saturday night. Adam Le Fondre's early goal and Alex Brosque's second-half settler extended the Sky Blues' record to 10 wins and four draws in their last 15 matches against their crosstown nemesis 12

18 October 2018 1:05 AM Vikings' Joe Powell misses Wallabies squad but starting NRC semi-final

Wallabies back-rower Pete Samu is set to make his Vikings debut off the bench on return from a knee injury and a solid hit-out will seal his spot on the spring tour. Samu has played seven Tests since signing a two-year deal with the ACT Brumbies and bolting into the Wallabies team for the June Test series. It's been an enormous year for the 26-year-old 8

16 October 2018 9:00 AM Goodwin out to prove Adelaide was the right call against Sydney FC

Craig Goodwin's time is now. After turning down an offer from Sydney FC in the off-season to return to Adelaide United, the lanky left-footer knows he has to dominate the A-League to cement himself as one of the country's best attacking players and realise his burning Socceroos ambitions. Sky Blues fans will be seeing a lot of Goodwin over the next couple 8

11 October 2018 6:30 AM All hands on deck: MCG makes pitch changes to avoid repeat of Boxing Day

MCG curator Matt Page insists last summer’s raft of lifeless decks was an aberration and is optimistic changes made in the off-season will give the 'G a better chance of producing compelling Test and Sheffield Shield cricket for the next decade. There will be heightened attention on the venue’s wickets this season after all five first-class matches played 20

7 October 2018 4:56 AM Muscat confident Victory will be ready for City when kick-off comes

Melbourne Victory will complete preparations for their season-opening blockbuster against crosstown rivals Melbourne City with a game against their traditonal interstate rival Adelaide United this week. Kevin Muscat, Victory's coach, says that despite a behind-closed-doors loss at the hands of New Zealand visitors Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park last Friday 13

2 October 2018 10:07 PM 2019 AFL premiership betting: West Coast sceptics still behind the eight ball

The doubt was still there as September rolled along, with even Melbourne — who the Eagles smashed by 66 points in a preliminary final — favoured more to win the flag before that clash in Perth, despite playing in their first finals series since 2006. An inaugural interstate club in the AFL, the Eagles weren't favoured to win the 2018 grand final, despite 11