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18 November 2018 6:59 AM Tensions rise over hearing into ball-tampering bans

This could have been worked into a meeting urged in the Longstaff report to occur within 30 days of the public lodging of the report, in a bid to begin a healing process between the two bodies after an ugly two years featuring a pay war and friction over the culture of the sport. However, that meeting won't be held for another week, with the CA board 35

15 November 2018 8:42 AM 'Legs like jelly': Davis' Open defence stalls after nervous start

"I was trying really hard, probably a little bit too hard. I was a little bit nervous obviously. As soon as I heard my name on the first tee the legs were a little bit like jelly and I tried a little too hard probably. "I was fine up until that point and it's something I need to get used to I guess. Other than that start I played a pretty good round 13

14 November 2018 9:22 AM States want to wrest more control over player management from CA

There is also a view that a centralised system is stifling innovation by not encouraging diversity in ideas, which the states believe drives improvement. It's understood there are already states that are cherrypicking parts of CA's high-performance program to implement into their own such is the scepticism they hold for the governing body. The appetite 14

12 November 2018 12:29 PM Allenby plans to honour Lyle's memory with tournament in his name

"It's really early days and [Ogilvy and I] are going to sit down in a couple of weeks at the Australian PGA," said Allenby, who spoke at a public memorial service for Lyle in September. "We'd like a tournament in Melbourne and to get a Jarrod Lyle Invitational going. That's something that [Ogilvy] and I have spoken about. "We'll get some ideas down and obviously 20

9 November 2018 9:00 AM 'Is this spam?' the dream email that sent Matildas teenager to Madrid

After reading the offer to become the first Australian to play for Atletico Madrid, she flipped the screen over to stare at the iconic celebration of Griezmann, just as she'd done for the last two years with Atletico star printed on her phone cover. Pinching herself, Chidiac had just become a flag-bearer for Australian women's football within one of the biggest 10

9 November 2018 4:02 AM Canberra powerlifter Liz Craven crowned new world champion

Craven has been Australia's top powerlifter for the past six years and has just won her first world championship after finishing on the podium the past two years. The 43-year-old won bronze in 2016 and silver in 2017 before her breakthrough performance in the United States last month. Craven began powerlifting after the birth of her daughter in 2011 and has risen 11

5 November 2018 7:51 AM Gosden looks to finish golden year by breaking Melbourne Cup jinx

Trainer John Gosden has a remarkable year - winning the Ascot Gold Cup, the Arc De Triomphe and Breeders' Cup turf - but his greatest achievement could come at Flemington on Tuesday if Muntahaa can break the English jinx in the Melbourne Cup. Cracksman, Enable and Roaring Lion will fight out the horse of the year title in Europe, and all carried the Gosden 15

1 November 2018 4:45 AM Peever set to resign as chairman of Cricket Australia

David Peever is expected to resign on Thursday afternoon as chairman of Cricket Australia. The CA board is meeting shortly and sources say Peever will tender his resignation. The chairman has been under intense pressure since the release on Monday of The Ethics Centre's damning review of the culture at CA. The report painted a picture of an "arrogant 11

31 October 2018 7:00 AM Peever re-election process 'astonishing'

"I don't think it is possible to have a strong view that board members should be re-signed or sacked or whatever. What I do think is completely astonishing is that decisions were made about the composition of the board for the next three years before any of the people who were voting had a chance to read the assessments that were made. From a governance 9

30 October 2018 6:03 AM Culture wars: Players call for an Australian cricket commissioner

As the fall-out of the ball-tampering saga continues, the Australian Cricketers Association has called for a new cricket charter and an independent position of Australian cricket commissioner to be introduced. The role of commissioner would involve an annual audit of the performance of Australian cricket administration and regular assessment of the culture 8