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8 June 2018 12:00 PM Smith, Warner yet to see contracts amid doubts over Canadian league

There's no fixture, no TV deal, no contracts and no tickets, but the organisers of the fledgling Canadian Twenty20 tournament earmarked for Steve Smith and David Warner's comeback say it will still go ahead. Less than three weeks before the the Global T20 Canada is due to begin, staff are working "18 to 20 hours daily" as doubts emerge whether the associate 7

25 March 2018 9:14 AM Smith has been stood down, but he must answer these key questions

Why such a strong visceral reaction, with, seriously, no-one defending them? And why does seemingly everyone, even those with no interest whatsoever in cricket, also seem to be calling for their heads? Part of it is because cricket is deeply embedded in the national psyche, our self-identity. While the football codes are played in a mosaic of different 23

22 March 2018 5:33 AM Flashback: The story behind Melbourne's Grand Prix coup

On the 90th anniversary of the first Australian Grand Prix Fairfax remembers the year that Melbourne snatched the race from Adelaide. A deal done behind the scenes, kept secret until the final minute, delivered a coup for Victoria. The race, which will be run around Albert Park Lake, will be held from 1997 for at least five years. Grand Prix week – probably 26

16 February 2018 3:18 AM Battle lines drawn as FIFA get set to mediate between Australian soccer's warring parties

The two can no longer be separated, as FFA chairman Steven Lowy has now become the biggest factor linking the two issues. Sure, Simon Pearce of Melbourne City and Greg Griffin of Adelaide United, the two main frontmen for the A-League clubs opposed to Lowy, are key members of the dramatis personae in what has veered between a comedy of errors - without 38

10 February 2018 1:30 PM Giving the game away: Why Frank Lowy's World Cup story doesn't add up

Those appearing included Lowy, his sons David and Steven, Ben Buckley, Brian Schwartz, Jill Margo, Mark Ryan, Andreas Abold, Sunil Gulati, former prime minister John Howard, former FFA chief John O'Neill and Jonathan Calvert. Lowy and his closest advisers said they did not know how the big bad world of FIFA operated. They didn't know anyone. They didn't 22

10 February 2018 9:39 AM Israeli jet shot down in Syria after Iranian drone intercepted

Jerusalem: Syrian anti-aircraft fire shot down an Israeli jet on Saturday, the military said, after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria and struck an Iranian target there. Footage from northern Israel showed what appeared to be white aircraft debris scattered on the ground. It was one of the most serious incidents involving Israel 53

8 February 2018 12:04 PM Former Bangladeshi prime minister gets jail for misappropriating funds

Dhaka: Two-time former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to five years in jail for misappropriating funds meant for orphans, court officials say. The special court in Dhaka issued the sentence on Thursday against the 72-year- old politician, who heads the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, after convicting her for transferring 52

5 February 2018 10:54 PM Emmanuel Macron heads to Corsica to avert french repeat of Catalonia

Paris: Emmanuel Macron doesn't want Corsica to turn into France's Catalonia. The French president on Tuesday begins a two-day visit to the Mediterranean island where a recently elected local administration is making demands for greater autonomy that the national government so far has indicated it can't accept. French governments have long struggled in their 52

3 February 2018 7:00 AM Cricket ACT waits on Canberra Test, Nathan Lyon hopes for more spin after horror over

Cricket ACT hopes to find out by the middle of the year when Manuka Oval will host its first Test, but Nathan Lyon will simply be praying for a spinner-friendly pitch for his return. Prime Minister's XI skipper Lyon was dispatched into the Manuka Oval crowd five times in one over on Friday at a place where he used to work as a groundsman. In the end Lyon was smashed 22

2 February 2018 12:51 AM Markets Live: ASX turns losses to gains

Apple's revenue forecast for the second quarter was below market expectations, adding to concerns of a plateau in demand for its newer iPhones, including the anniversary edition iPhone X. The company forecast second-quarter revenue between $US60 billion and $US62 billion, while analysts on average were expecting $US65.73 billion, according to Thomson 114