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16 August 2018 8:45 PM NBL heads to Nine in new broadcast deal

Nine will also simulcast its live games on the 9Now online service and has secured the digital catch-up rights to show replays of all NBL games throughout the season regardless of what network they are broadcast on. The league has yet to finalise what it will do with its NBL TV app, which showed all games live and on replay, for a monthly subscription 5

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 3

12 August 2018 2:52 PM Cautious confidence from Dolphins coach after bold Pan Pacs showing

Jacco Verhaeren is not a man prone to statements of grandiosity. In the recent climes of Australian swimming, where potential and results haven't always worked in perfect synchronicity, the Dolphins head coach has good reason to be guarded. Yet even the contemplative Dutchman admits the wind has started to ever so gently fill the sails of the national 12

7 August 2018 2:04 AM The Canberra triathlete who couldn't swim

The swimming part of the triathlon journey would only start in 2011, where she took a leap of faith. "A friend had sent me a flyer for her club’s novice program that was about to start and I thought, 'Yeah, why not? I’ll give it a go, I’ve got no good reason not to do it,' despite the fact that I couldn’t swim," Gurnhill said. "I just wanted to build 14

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

4 August 2018 11:08 AM 'He'd be so good at it': Wheelchair rugby's bid to sign Alex McKinnon

“To be honest, playing wheelchair rugby is something people ask me about at every presentation I do,” said McKinnon, who suffered a serious spinal injury four years ago while playing for the Knights in an NRL match against Melbourne. “Throughout my rugby league career, I was quite selfish with the amount of time and dedication I had to put in because 22

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 19

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

27 July 2018 10:39 AM AOC says its culture has been transformed after post-Rio dramas

Coates' prickly relationship with ASC chief John Wylie was no secret but Carroll said the bodies were now much more aligned, along with the Australian Institute of Sport and its performance director, Peter Conde. "The relationship with the ASC is a good one. Kate Palmer [ASC CEO] and I get on very well. And Peter Conde. So the AIS and our planning are now integrated 10

27 July 2018 6:13 AM AFL Commissioner says women's charter won't make game softer

The women's football charter won't be an avenue to make AFLW softer or less aggressive, says AFL Commissioner Simone Wilkie, but that doesn't mean the competition won't look different to the men's league. "We need to be innovative and think differently, not just overlay men's sport onto women's sport," General Wilkie said in a speech in Canberra 13