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9 November 2018 10:44 AM Heavyweights collide as Smith-Warner square off at Coogee Oval

But the presence of Smith and Warner in Sydney grade cricket has been a welcome shot of vitality for the lower tiers of cricket, which rarely see the likes of Warner and Smith, who have both found a way to embrace the upside of their exile. "I can’t remember two current players that have been captain and vice-captain of their country, still playing the game, and playing 53

2 November 2018 4:49 AM Kelly backs rookie import Hall ahead of United test

Spotty defence and inconsistent outside shooting have hurt the Taipans although both issues appear fixable. Kelly is embracing the challenges alongside his assistants Jamie O’Loughlin and Brad Hill. “Preparing the whole season and trying to see the big picture has been new as I haven’t run a whole program before,” Kelly said. “So doing that has been fun but at the same time my head has been spinning 60

2 November 2018 4:02 AM The once and future Stars of Carrum: Footy boys right in Derby mix

A win for the Robbie Laing-trained colt, a son of Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente, would help square the fiscal ledger, but it's not the cash that has Cox and his mates excited. It's the chance to be part of history and more than that, to dream; any horse that can win a Victoria Derby can stay a trip and can act around Flemington, so it's fair to say that a tilt at the following 56

27 October 2018 11:14 AM Slick Sydney FC still on top in derby marred by VAR controversy

Different venue, same outcome. Sydney FC's utter dominance of their A-League derby rivals continued with a clinical 2-0 win over Western Sydney at the SCG on Saturday night. Adam Le Fondre's early goal and Alex Brosque's second-half settler extended the Sky Blues' record to 10 wins and four draws in their last 15 matches against their crosstown nemesis 49

11 October 2018 6:30 AM All hands on deck: MCG makes pitch changes to avoid repeat of Boxing Day

MCG curator Matt Page insists last summer’s raft of lifeless decks was an aberration and is optimistic changes made in the off-season will give the 'G a better chance of producing compelling Test and Sheffield Shield cricket for the next decade. There will be heightened attention on the venue’s wickets this season after all five first-class matches played 39

26 September 2018 7:07 AM Handscomb builds form but Vics go down

Nic Maddinson and Marcus Harris had also fallen cheaply, with Glenn Maxwell coming to the crease with his side 3-46 after 10 overs. Having been denied lengthy time in the middle on Sunday, it was a great chance for the axed Australian batsman to answer Australian coach Justin Langer’s call and make an imposing score. However after some sublime early 22

31 August 2018 12:35 AM Quality Memsie Stakes field heralds carnival start

All the big names from Melbourne and Sydney have been front and square all week spruiking the Victorian spring carnival: top trainers Gai Waterhouse, Darren Weir, Tony McEvoy, Mick Price and Ben Hayes, along with leading riders Hugh Bowman and Corey Brown, have been on media street at various city-centre functions talking up their chances of big-race 32

16 August 2018 12:53 AM Canberra Olympic to meet rivals in premiership showdown

Canberra Olympic have made a statement to keep their Canberra premier league title hopes alive and inadvertently set up a premiership play-off. Olympic thrashed the Cooma Tigers 7-0 in a rescheduled clash at the AIS on Wednesday night to set up a premiership-deciding showdown with arch-rivals Canberra FC. The stunning victory over the third-placed Tigers 31

19 July 2018 8:12 AM Former rugby internationals square off in defence v police match

Former internationals and Super Rugby players will go head to head when the Australian Defence Force meet the Australian Police Force on Friday. New South Wales Waratahs and Queensland Reds-capped lock Cameron Treloar will spearhead the defence alongside former Canadian and Australian Barbarians player James Smith. Gold Creek primary students at a clinic 38

8 June 2018 8:07 AM Fans fume as firm sells tickets for Socceroos' games on public site

Global Public Events co-founder Lui Spedaliere defended the move, saying that both the ticket price and bag restrictions were due to the high cost of security for the nights - saying that without it, the event would become a "logistical nightmare". Unforgettable moment: Wanderers' fans celebrate in Centenary Square after their Asian Champions League 38