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10 February 2018 6:45 AM Skinnyfish Sound System launches Perth Festival

Two stages at Elizabeth Quay held an incredible lineup of summer beats including Block Party, Ben Folds, Abbe May, Neil and Liam Finn, Dizzee Rascal, The Avalanches and Mogwai. Friday night's opener started with a set by electropop outfit Electric Fields before Skinnyfish Sound System remixed its catalogue with live didj and Arnhem Land raps, with a set from DJ Juno to close 9

9 February 2018 6:57 AM John Eales' son Elijah to make NSW Premier Cricket first grade debut

First it was Steve Waugh, now another former Australian captain, John Eales, can lay claim to producing a son with serious cricketing prowess. Elijah Eales, 19, will make his first grade debut for Mosman in NSW Premier Cricket against Gordon on Saturday. His father, a former Wallabies captain who chalked up 86 Tests between 1991 and 2001, was also a handy 5

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

7 February 2018 6:44 AM The War On Drugs review: welcome to ambient rock

A gig by the War On Drugs is like a two-hour game of "spot the influence". Here are the bright keyboards and saxophone flourishes of the E Street Band. There are the meticulously programmed synthesiser washes of '80s indie heroes Talk Talk, giving way to the steady beat and busy bass of kraut-rockers Neu! And always the guitar of Adam Granduciel, the leader 9

6 February 2018 5:39 AM Testing times: Ashton Agar declares he is an all-rounder and specialist spinner

"I often get picked on my bowling and often play because of my bowling as a specialist spinner. I would like to be an all-rounder – that's what I love. But I don't see that there's any reason I couldn't be both of those." Fellow left-arm finger spinner Jon Holland will be Lyon's deputy in South Africa, the Victorian finally earning a Test recall after 11

5 February 2018 7:39 AM Jarryd Hayne training as hard as I've seen, says Parramatta Eels captain Tim Mannah

That's the belief of Eels captain Tim Mannah, who's declared Jarryd Hayne is defying his reputation as a poor NRL trainer and is primed for a successful comeback at the club. Hayne's perceived lack of work ethic again came under fire following reports he had been outperformed by coach Brad Arthur in a fitness test last week. However, Mannah praised Hayne's 13

25 January 2018 4:55 AM Glenn Maxwell on standby after Aaron Finch sidelined for Australia Day one-day international v England at Adelaide Oval

Rather than relying solely on Maxwell's diminished ODI numbers to explain his axing, Australia captain Steve Smith said Maxwell needed to train "a little bit smarter". The pair caught up in Melbourne to clear the air over the comments, although neither was willing to open up about the meeting. Maxwell was this week named in Australia's Twenty20 squad 11

24 January 2018 12:35 PM Australian Open 2018: Angelique Kerber storms into semi-finals

This was a clinical dissection of a top-20 player, a player striving to recreate the break-out run to a US Open final (and not the actual final). But the victor had previously found her way on this court and is fast rediscovering that winning feeling. In just 51 minutes on Rod Laver Arena, former world No.1 Angelique Kerber monstered Madison Keys. For those 10

12 January 2018 12:19 PM NRL 2018: Nathan Peats in good humour and approaching rude health for NRL opener

A shoulder reconstruction should not hamper Nathan Peats' NRL season, with the Gold Coast hooker a chance of returning early for the Titans' final trial game. The NSW incumbent's 2017 season was curtailed by the shoulder complaint but he has been attacking preseason training as hard as anyone, regularly leading the squad in fitness drills. Coach Garth 13

6 January 2018 12:59 PM Teen star Daniel Arzani inspires lifeless Melbourne City to barely deserved victory over Wellington Phoenix

Teenage whizkid Daniel Arzani has climbed off the bench to change Melbourne City's fortunes, setting up a Ross McCormack double in City's comeback 2-1 A-League win on Saturday night. Arzani gave life to a desperately poor City side, which had conceded the opener to Roy Krishna after 42 minutes. The 18-year-old's injection just after half-time changed 21