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20 November 2018 6:58 AM Half full or half empty? Harris keeps knocking as Test contenders struggle

Harris is one of them and so too is Tasmania's Alex Doolan, who is the leading run-scorer in the Shield this season after being moved to the top of the order. Harris could have all but batted himself into the team with a ton but he would not have ceded any ground with his 67. Selectors are due to name a squad early next week before the next round of the Shield 68

18 November 2018 8:21 AM Misfiring Cavalry offence put on notice after Aces sweep

"Josh Warner, pitching for his first time in a Cavs uniform, he gave us every chance today," Collins said. "We threw a ball away and that kind of led to the two runs, but even still he gave us the innings and kept it close. "One of the Japanese guys comes in through the week so that'll boost the pitching even more, so looking forward to it. "That'll 74

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 76

18 November 2018 6:08 AM 'We'll hold our ground': Aussies won't be combative Kohli's welcome mat

Rivals have noticed a marked change in Australia's conduct but Paine's side has not met an adversary capable of stirring the pot like Kohli. Australia will not want to let Kohli walk over them like a welcome mat but know their every move will come under the microscope. Kohli claimed last week that he no longer needed to engage in an argument to get into the contest 67

17 November 2018 8:10 AM Fifty Stars passes Sandown audition but Weir opts not to go to Perth

The Darren Weir-trained Fifty Stars made it six wins from eight career starts when he stepped up to group 3 company to win the 1500-metre Sandown Stakes. But the Ben Allen-ridden galloper's triumph was not enough to book himself a ticket to Perth next week after Weir decided a couple of hours after the race not to send him to Western Australia for the Railway 65

17 November 2018 3:31 AM Ball sits on edge of cup for 35 seconds ... and goes in

He was originally credited with a birdie, but an on-course rules official later told McLeod of the one-stroke penalty on the next hole. Tournament director Trevor Herden will discuss the issue with McLeod after the round and determine whether the penalty stands. The 24-year-old broke through for his first professional win last week at the NSW Open and fleetingly 66

16 November 2018 10:23 AM The who, what, where, when and how of the FFA board election

Who's stepping down? Chairman Steven Lowy and Joseph Healy are resigning, while the two-year terms of appointed directors Simon Hepworth and Chris Nikou have expired. Who's staying put? Kelly Bayer Rosmarin and Crispin Murray, who were elected alongside Lowy at the 2015 AGM, are the only remaining incumbents and both still have a year to serve – although 131

16 November 2018 4:05 AM Summer specialist Red Excitement ready to shine at Rosehill

Gerald Ryan has given up on winning a big Randwick mile with Red Excitement, rather honing his summer campaign around the 2000-metre mark that has proved to be successful in the past couple of years. The nine-year-old, who famously gave Winx's one of her biggest scares when he opened up a huge break in the 2017 Chelmsford Stakes before, like all others 28

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 31

14 November 2018 6:47 AM 'Millartime' ready to end Australian Open woes in opening round

"I hit the ball quite well [in the ProAm on Wednesday] and liked what I saw out there," Millar said. "The Lakes definitely suits me better than some of the other [Australian Open] courses. It's a bit more breezy ... if you can get your head around the greens, keep the errors off your card and stay patient, you'll be ahead. "I think it will suit my game, it's just a matter 32