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19 August 2018 1:57 PM Ben Simmons hints at missing Team USA series, World Cup

“Day by day, honestly, I’m getting ready for the [NBA] season - and then whatever happens, happens,” Simmons said. “I definitely want to represent Australia in the Olympics, in the future.” With the Sixers expected to make deep playoff runs in the next two seasons, Simmons would be playing over 100 games each campaign, plus training and playing with the Boomers 4

19 August 2018 10:03 AM Canberra Brave's Jordie Gavin exits Brave Cave in style

The last two of those games will be a semi-final and hopefully a grand final. So the Brave are desperate for four wins. "Jordie leads by example. He’s a great veteran player, a great person in the dressing room and every time he steps on the ice he gives his all, and that’s all you can ask from any player." Canberra nudged two goals clear in a physical 5

14 August 2018 1:16 AM Smith regains No.1 Test batsman ranking despite Test cricket ban

OK, so the former Australian Test captain is still serving a 12-month suspension owing to his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal from South Africa earlier this year. But while he hasn’t played a Test since that happened in March, he has regained the No.1 spot on the ICC’s Test batting rankings, even though the only cricket he’s been playing is Twenty 8

9 August 2018 8:00 AM Blow for Australia with Cummins, Hazlewood out of Pakistan series

Cummins and Hazlewood have not suffered setbacks but do not have enough time to be fit for the Tests in October. They are not said to be in doubt for the marquee series against India and could even be ready for the one-day internationals at home in November. For Cummins, it ends a run of 13 consecutive Tests. "Pat and Josh are progressing well from their 7

5 August 2018 9:03 AM Call for controversial sacking to be included in cricket's review

Cricket's players association has called for the contentious sacking of a Cricket Australia staff member over a series of tweets to be included in a wide-ranging cultural review of the sport's governing body. The Australian Cricketers Association has made the recommendation, after Tasmanian-based government relations manager Angela Williamson was sacked 17

2 August 2018 6:47 AM Australian sevens bolter Yasmin Meakes is still pinching herself

"Anything is possible, it's insane, I'm so grateful it's happened to me but it does take a lot of hard work," Meakes said. "You feel a bit stupid doing so much running but it's definitely worth it in the end. I just want to keep improving and take my opportunities to play with these girls. "I'm really enjoying the moment but there definitely is a bit of an expectation 15

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 16

30 July 2018 11:52 PM Huge boost for NSW greyhound industry with first million-dollar race

NSW will stage its first million-dollar greyhound race at Wentworth Park later this year, the end of a statewide series with qualifiers run all across the state. State government and Greyhound Racing NSW officials will make the announcement on Tuesday morning about the $1.2 million sprint, which will be held in Sydney on October 20. The winner is set to pocket 26

25 July 2018 6:50 AM Ware top priority after Melbourne lose Prather

“That is our priority right now, try to get him locked in as soon as we can.” Vickerman praised Prather for his impact on the club and for earning a lucrative move to Europe. “We are disappointed Casey is not coming back but ecstatic for him to go from our league to a EuroLeague team,” Vickerman said. “For him to take the injury last season and come back as good as he was in the grand 15

24 July 2018 1:31 PM The world-famous horse whisperer who says he can save Chautauqua's career

Racing NSW stewards have told trainer John Hawkes and his sons, Michael and Wayne, that Chautauqua will need to complete a series of trials if he’s to take his place in The Everest (1200 metres) at Randwick on October 13. The notoriously prickly Hawkes clan aren’t saying much at the moment. Privately, many in the racing industry believe we will never 17