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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 15

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 7

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 18

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 14

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 20

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 19

21 May 2018 6:14 AM Grounds for concern: Are AFL Canberra's days at Manuka Oval numbered?

The Canberra Demons are the capital's leading Australian rules team but even they felt homeless at Manuka Oval, with ACT government officials watching their every move like hawks. Government officials would ask the team to move off certain patches of grass after a few minutes of training, and now the Demons have relocated to a new permanent base at Phillip 38

1 April 2018 4:30 PM Paine and Cummins the beating heart for Australia in tough times

Cummins, too, has carried himself with distinction throughout a series of increasing despair for Australia and continued in that fashion with both bat and ball. The two were at it again on a cool third day of the fourth Test at the Wanderers, with South Africa steadily increasing their lead to 401 by the close. A 3-1 series victory for the hosts appears 33

16 March 2018 3:20 AM Simmons triple-double inspires Sixers to comeback win

This was supposed to an easy game for the 76ers. One of those jump-out-to-a-sizable-lead, then-rest-your-starters and hope-no-one-gets-hurt type of games. Yet, the Sixers found themselves trailing the by 13 points early in the third quarter to one of the NBA worst teams. Sparked by a 20-5 fourth-quarter run, they escaped with a 118-110 victory Thursday 26

4 March 2018 10:36 AM Warner dishes out wild spray after de Villiers run out

Durban: Australia's David Warner has reacted wildly after running out master batsman AB de Villiers on a morning in which the tourists have all but blown South Africa away in the first Test. Having set the Proteas a formidable 417 to win at Kingsmead, a ruthless Australia reduced the hosts to 4-63 at lunch on day four, the major breakthrough coming 40 minutes 54