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21 March 2018 7:31 AM Australia expect Starc will be 'right to go' after calf soreness

The Australians do not expect the surface at Newlands to be quite as abrasive. There are green patches either side of the pitch, which is expected to play slow and low, as has been the trend in this series. "It’s going to depend on how rough we can get the rough side by hitting the wicket," Lyon said. "You can see Starcy is a massive weapon for us when we want to get the ball reversing 59

21 March 2018 12:02 AM Canberra quick Nick Winter finishes second in Sheffield Shield player of the year

Canberra quick Nick Winter has capped a stunning Sheffield Shield debut season finishing runner-up in the player-of-the-year award. With just five Shield games under his belt, Winter finished on 12 votes - just one behind winner, Victoria bowler Chris Tremain. Winter took 34 wickets, including four five-wickets hauls, at an average of just 19.70 since 43

19 March 2018 6:45 AM Tennis: Annerly Poulos bows out but growing at ACT Claycourt International

"She had two really good wins in the first two rounds and was highly competitive [on Monday] against a girl who is [almost] in the 400s," Larkham said. "It was a really good tournament for her. She's only just turned 15, so she's up around that No. 500 in the world level I think. That's a good sign and we are looking forward to another tournament next week here. "The matches 55

17 March 2018 7:02 AM Ntini fears for Proteas without Rabada: 'It's like losing five bowlers'

Cape Town: Legendary Rainbow Nation fast bowler Makhaya Ntini claims Kagiso Rabada is irreplaceable for South Africa but believes that if he can somehow win his appeal against suspension Newlands will be "chock-a-block" for the third Test against Australia. Rabada's appeal will be heard by video conference on Monday in a hearing overseen by Michael Heron 68

17 March 2018 6:15 AM Canberra teenagers Annerly Poulos and Ash Simes shock at ACT Claycourt International

The high school students balance their homework with a heavy travel schedule and Simes admitted she was nervous playing at home. "I was nervous because the girl I played had some good results in the past, but I just just took it one point at a time and got there in the end," Simes said. After she finishes school Simes wants to play at college in America 63

15 March 2018 9:11 AM Usman Khawaja says he's not trying to prove he can be a road warrior

Cape Town: Usman Khawaja insists he feels no extra pressure to nail down the Australian No.3 position abroad as well as at home. The 31-year-old made his highest Test score outside Australasia during the second Test in Port Elizabeth, with a hard-fought 75 bettered only on foreign soil by his 140 against New Zealand in Wellington in 2016. Patient knock 75

11 March 2018 9:33 AM Australia itching to avenge World Cup semi-final loss to India

Australia get a chance to avenge their women's World Cup semi-final loss to India on Monday, almost eight months after their defence of the title ended in heartache. India's Harmanpreet Kaur plays a shot during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 semi-final between Australia and India at County Ground in Derby, England. Most of the players who competed in the World 82

10 March 2018 3:40 PM South African sledge a tumour on the body of cricket

They have no care for her, no care for him, no care for their children, no care for the spirit of cricket, nothing. Yes. That would be for South African cricket officials, who should be better than that, to join in the “joke,” to think its funny, to pose for photos with those wearing the masks. So is Australia blameless in the whole piece? No, we bloody 82

7 March 2018 10:32 PM WNBL: Canberra Capitals sign marquee player Kelsey Griffin

"I've had the opportunity to work with Paul in an Opals capacity and he helped develop parts of my game," Griffin said. "His plans for the Capitals align with what I want to achieve in my career and I'm keen to see where he can take me. I'm really excited to join this club." Goriss says Griffin will be invaluable for the Capitals given she averaged 16.8 points 76

24 February 2018 9:00 AM Warner the warrior without pause

The hardest working man in showbiz. That’s no longer James Brown (may he boogie in peace) but David Warner. The former earned that moniker for the way he relentlessly sang, danced and played his music around the world. The latter is keeping a similar tempo through the most productive years of his own career in the spotlight. It was nearing midnight before 109