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15 November 2018 7:52 AM Australian stars giving up IPL millions to play in World Cup

The governing body will not stand in the way of players participating, even if it prevents them from resting during a busy 2019 international schedule, but have made it clear to them they are expected to put country before franchise when commitments clash. The players union, which is working with CA to foster an improved relationship, has given its qualified 141

9 November 2018 11:08 AM City win ugly, bounce back from Sydney humiliation

Frenchman Florin Berenguer had his most productive game for City so far, but still has room for improvement, while Lachie Wales and McGree showed why Joyce has given those two youngsters so much responsibility. Kearyn Baccus, meanwhile, continues to surprise in the middle of the park. Luke Brattan and Anthony Caceras were dropped from the squad with no suggestion 123

3 November 2018 8:50 AM No Babbel, no problem as Wanderers cruise to 3-0 win in Wellington

'Windy Wellington' lived up to its name with a 41km/h gale blowing at kick-off and persistent rain swirling throughout the match. The Wanderers had the wind behind them in the first half and also had the better of the play, with Baumjohann putting them ahead in the 11th minute. The move started with a delightful through ball from Roly Bonevacia for Kamau 129

3 November 2018 7:54 AM Nakeeta claims final spot in Melbourne Cup

Scottish trained eight-year-old Nakeeta claimed the final spot in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup field after master trainer Ed Dunlop scratched Red Verdon because of a bruised heel and Gai Waterhouse's Thinkin' Big failed in VRC Derby, finishing 12th after starting favourite. The barrier draw is set for 6.30pm with Japanese stayer Sole Impact set to just miss out unless 120

31 October 2018 7:29 AM Cup hopes on edge for Sir Charles Road after third in Bendigo Cup

A third placing for Sir Charles Road in the Bendigo Cup has catapulted him over Zacada and into 23rd spot in the order of entry for the Melbourne Cup. However the result leaves the locally-bred horse trained in New Zealand by Lance O'Sullivan and Andrew Scott vulnerable to missing a start as he needed a win to earn a penalty that could have pushed him further 115

29 October 2018 9:31 AM Big-spending Newcastle tempt Klemmer with mega deal

Under the NRL’s anti-tampering regulations, Klemmer is supposed to be off limits to rival clubs until November next year. The NRL has the authority to impose a range of sanctions, starting with warnings and fines, in the rare event that a tampering offence is proven. An estimated $2 million of Newcastle’s 2019 salary cap remains unspent, and Knights 120

28 October 2018 1:39 PM Vinales ends Yamaha's record winless streak in Philip Island MotoGP

Vinales, who won three of the first five races of last year before fading in the championship as Yamaha struggled to cope with Dovizioso’s surging Ducati and Marquez’s brilliance, was overcome with emotion after his fifth MotoGP victory, and his third podium in succession at Phillip Island after back-to-back third-place finishes in 2016 and 2017. ‘‘When 110

24 October 2018 10:20 AM Mack Horton goes from carrying baskets to carrying hopes

The last time Melbourne hosted a national swimming championship Mack Horton was carrying the basket for Grant Hackett. The Melbourne swimming champion was errand boy for stars Hackett and Matt Welsh. That was more than 10 years ago, now the Olympic and World Championships gold medallist is carrying other people's hopes and dreams. Someone else will carry 101

20 October 2018 10:00 AM Edwina Bone named in Canberra Strikers' greatest team

Straight after the game, Bone was in a car and on the way to Wagga Wagga for a wedding. "We had two delays and I was like ‘oh my gosh, I can’t afford to have this delay because I’ve got to get to Wagga’," Bone said. "To warm up three times was a big ask for the group but they still performed fairly well, and to get a win over NSW was nothing to sneeze 101

19 October 2018 4:39 AM A-League expansion bidders Western Melbourne linked to Celtic star

Celtic are said to be keen on extending Brown's contract but the prospect of a late-career swansong - particularly at an ambitious new A-League franchise - could tempt him. The Western Melbourne Group are planning to fund and build a 15,000-seat football-specific stadium in Tarneit, an hour's drive west of the Melbourne CBD, if their expansion bid is approved 90