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14 September 2018 4:53 AM Cook done, Australia cooked

Alastair Cook caught the Tube to his last few days as a Test cricketer. On the Central Line, he was not recognised, on the Northern Line only dimly. Make of that what you will about the status of Test cricket, remembering that Cook's entire career was behind a pay wall in England. It is the note that Australia should take, but won't. At The Oval, there 11

4 September 2018 8:16 AM Vikings Irae Simone has six games to impress for Brumbies starting gig

"The Brumbies gave me an opportunity and I’m here to take it," Simone said. "I’ve had my experience at the Tahs and I enjoyed that but being down here is definitely refreshing, not just for myself but for my little family. "It's exciting and I’m looking forward to it, there's a lot of new things and a lot of learning but I’m pretty confident that whatever 19

31 August 2018 10:47 AM Renshaw has hamstring strain as Test race heats up

Australian opener Matt Renshaw is recovering from a minor hamstring strain but hopes to press his case for Test selection in the four-day clash against India A, beginning on Sunday. Renshaw, part of the Australia A squad preparing for the clash in Bengaluru, was still able to have a net session on Friday in a bid to prove his fitness. Fellow Queenslander 21

26 August 2018 10:46 AM 'Dream comes true' for Brumbies duo Tom Banks, Folau Faingaa

The Canberra Vikings hope to find out early this week if Wallabies duo Tom Banks and Folau Faingaa will be free to play in their season-opener after making their international debut together in an Auckland debacle. Third-string Wallabies scrumhalf Joe Powell appears the most likely to be available for selection for the first round of the National Rugby 26

16 August 2018 7:31 AM All eyes on us: WNBL nears free-to-air TV deal

The WNBL is edging closer to striking a free-to-air television deal in a massive boost to the league's profile as Basketball Australia looks to capitalise on the rapid rise of female sport. It comes as Channel Nine inks a deal with the NBL to screen two live games each week as part of a three-year partnership with the league, helping to fill the void left by cricket 18

26 July 2018 9:53 AM Cricket Australia may look beyond the boundary for new chief

Others in the running include WACA chief Christina Matthews, who is a decorated former player, former Cricket NSW chairman John Warn and chief executive Andrew Jones. Warn, a former Westfield executive and current Destination NSW chair, quit the CNSW top job in June citing personal reasons, but still remains on the board. CA head of game development 27

17 July 2018 11:45 AM Tim Cahill's top ten moments: the greatest Socceroo that almost wasn't

1 Cahill made his debut for the Australian national team on 30 March 2004 in a friendly against South Africa - his first of a total of 107 senior appearances. Later that year he would finish second-highest scorer at the 2004 OFC Nations Cup, his competitive debut a precursor to his six goals. 2 Success in the OFC Nations Cup put Australia on the path to the World 17

4 July 2018 5:09 AM Josh Mann-Rea eyes Canberra Vikings comeback

"The hope was his injury would recover and he’d get back into it around that time. I’ve got to speak to the Brumbies people a bit further along about how he is tracking with his return to play, what he can do, what he can’t do with his involvement. Mann-Rea's injury opened the door for Connal McInerney to revive the Super Rugby dream he had all but given 27

22 June 2018 9:41 AM New partnership: Slater joins Channel Seven

Former Australian opener Michael Slater is the latest major name to join a new cricketing commentary team. Slater, a long-time voice of Channel Nine's coverage, will join former teammates Ricky Ponting and Damien Fleming at the Seven Network. "I’m thrilled to be joining Channel Seven. I’ve been a long-time fan of their sports coverage - particularly 27

21 June 2018 5:17 AM Burger chain produces a whopper of a World Cup blunder

The topic of World Cup flings has been on the agenda in Russia. Politician Tamara Pletny warned Russian women against trysts with foreign men for fear of becoming a single parent, saying they should marry local men and that children from mixed-race marriages are unhappy. But parliamentary member Mikhail Degtyaryov was promoting a different view. "The more love stories 28