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4 August 2018 8:10 AM Uni-Norths lock Nick Jones still helping Owls after early retirement

Rugby has made moves to protect player's heads across all levels of the games in recent years and Uni-Norths coach Tony Doherty said safety was paramount. "Unfortunately it's an injury that has cost Nick his rugby career," Doherty said. "It is a cruel game sometimes, especially when you're young, your career ending is always a bad thing but someone at Nick's 25

31 July 2018 6:34 AM Pakistan scraps day-night Test in bid to have Australia in a spin

A year earlier, Yasir took 5-121 and 2-113 against the West Indies, a return which was said to have disappointed the PCB. Pakistan played a Test under lights at the Gabba in 2016 when they fell just short of a world record run chase. Yasir managed only three wickets. Pakistan lost last year's series 2-0 at home to Sri Lanka, something they will be desperately 31

28 July 2018 5:07 AM Athletes can cash in on 2020 'home Games' as IOC warns of heat threat

“We are mindful that we do have to prepare for extreme heat,” Coates told a press conference earlier in the week. The past two Olympics in Rio and London required substantial commutes for the Australians, as well as significant time zone adjustments. Carroll said many of the federations were getting in early to take advantage of the relative proximity 30

27 July 2018 8:00 AM Look outside NSW for the horses that are looking to Everest summit

A major point in the jockey’s case is lack of payment for jump outs, the conditioning phase between gallops and barrier trials that dominate the Victorian scene much more than Sydney. Jockeys get paid to ride in barrier trials but not jump outs. Certainly David Hayes, managing director of the family training partnerships, will have tuned Vega Magic 27

15 July 2018 7:52 AM Slings and arrows: Jockeys wage a battle for fee increase

Penza travels far, wide and often for his stipend and notched a Wyong double on Saturday, maintaining a standard as necessary out of town as the metropolitan areas. Of course, big league hoops are under a microscope, and Williams, weight-for-age when it comes to verbal as well as saddle, is a prime example. Due to what is deemed a substandard performance 14

12 July 2018 11:53 AM Cheers to tears: World Cup fans react to Croatia's historic win

Nerves set in for England fans - and perhaps the team - as the Croatians levelled the score at 1-1 towards the end of the second half. For British fans, it was a feeling perhaps captured best by actor and comedian Stephen Fry: "Sad. Proud. Annoyed. Relieved. Disappointed. Unsurprised. Impressed. Vexed. Gutted. Elated. Deflated. Despondent. Encouraged 30

6 July 2018 12:22 PM Wimbledon dream: Dylan Alcott finally gets his chance on the famous grass

‘‘I’ll be that excited and nervous because ... ‘a dream come true’ is a lame thing to say, but it really is, do you know what I mean?’’ said the 27-year-old. Wheelchair tennis already features at all the slams but the quad category - catering for competitors who have impairments to both upper and lower limbs - has only been played at the Australian Open since 17

20 June 2018 11:54 PM Canberra action-packed summer of cricket gets even bigger

Cricket ACT have added another blockbuster fixture to its already jam-packed summer, with Manuka Oval to host a Sheffield Shield match between rivals Queensland and New South Wales in November. Canberra will also host an historic first Test match, between Australia and Sri Lanka from February 1-5 at Manuka, as well as a women's Twenty20 international 22

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 17

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 34