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23 September 2018 1:28 PM Opals continue to shine with win over Argentina

The Australian Opals made it two from two to start the FIBA Women’s World Cup with a thumping win over Argentina in Tenerife, Spain on Sunday night. With Liz Cambage (24 points, six rebounds) again dominant, and world cup rookies Sami Whitcomb (16 points, five assists), Ezi Magbegor (14 points, eight rebounds) and Alanna Smith (10 points, five rebounds) 6

23 September 2018 6:43 AM The Autumn Sun the one for the Australian Derby

Bred out of an Aga Khan-owned Galileo mare Azmiyna, The Autumn Sun brings together the best stallions of their generation in Australia and Europe and has the scope to be more dominant as the journeys get longer. The Autumn Sun has headed to Melbourne with the Caulfield Guineas as a target but Chris Waller will take no risks with the prized colt should 5

21 September 2018 5:07 AM Last minute Opals ready to step up as FIBA World Cup opens

Lavey was in training camp with the team a month ago and then just missed the side so she has only been absent for a few weeks of training and practice games. “We spoke at seven o'clock in the morning when I was barely awake, she [Stirling] said you have to get going in the next 24 hours to Spain - I said 'yep, let’s do it',” Lavey told Fairfax Media 7

18 September 2018 4:18 AM Bassett and Mentor ready go head to head again

From foes to friends to foes again on the netball court . . . a heavyweight Quad Series clash between Australian captain Caitlin Bassett and England goalkeeper Geva Mentor continues a rollercoaster relationship between two players, who can both lay claim to the mantle of being the world’s best. Their duel under the hoop will go some way towards determining 12

17 September 2018 6:26 AM At last: Finch thought Test hopes had passed him by

Aaron Finch has revealed he thought his hopes of a Test call up were almost over but believes he has the batting temperament required to help Australia conquer Pakistan in next month's Test series in the United Arab Emirates. Almost 11 years after his first-class career began in a tour match against India at the MCG, Finch, 31, is on the cusp of donning 13

14 September 2018 4:53 AM Cook done, Australia cooked

Alastair Cook caught the Tube to his last few days as a Test cricketer. On the Central Line, he was not recognised, on the Northern Line only dimly. Make of that what you will about the status of Test cricket, remembering that Cook's entire career was behind a pay wall in England. It is the note that Australia should take, but won't. At The Oval, there 12

11 September 2018 8:25 AM Vice-captaincy: Langer confident strong leaders are emerging

Australian cricket coach Justin Langer is confident there are enough emerging leaders ready to help skipper Tim Paine through what shapes as a tough summer. Cricket Australia opted to not unveil a vice-captain among the 15-man squad chosen on Tuesday for next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Paine will captain the side in his first 25

6 September 2018 2:09 AM SMH Live: Beyond the Back Page

The NRL title race is heading towards its tightest finish in history, with the top four teams being anyone's guess. After a dismal season, the UK spring tour is now a must win for the Wallabies. And the Aussie cricket team, post ball tampering, soon faces another challenge, against Pakistan, South Africa and the Test series against India. Join Herald 63

5 September 2018 6:20 AM Wallaroo Georgia O'Neill to make University of Canberra sevens debut

"Playing for the Wallaroos was mind blowing. It was just an amazing experience and now I've got to switch focus from 15-a-side to sevens. "When I first started playing rugby, I started playing sevens in a trial game for Gungahlin College. Then I moved into the Brumbies sevens with the schoolgirls, so that's where I started." The Canberra side finished 22

1 September 2018 6:48 AM All-rounder Marsh back bowling in boost for Test side

"I have had my fair share of injuries to come back from. I guess in that scenario you lean on your past experiences. It's been a long lay off, five months. Fortunately for Australia, we haven't had that much cricket, compared to what we usually have, so I haven't missed a lot of cricket. I am really rapt to be back now and can't wait to get stuck into [the game] 27