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16 November 2018 5:16 AM 'Strikes integrity a bit': R&A called to rule on Colsaerts penalty

Australian Open organisers consulted The R&A in the middle of the night in Europe for guidance on the Colsaerts decision, which eventually cleared the Belgian of any wrongdoing. The series of events started when Colsaerts earlier called the group's rules officials to inspect the bunker at the first hole after his first wedge attempt failed to clear the lip, the ball rolling 40

11 November 2018 6:36 AM Erin Burns spearheads ACT Meteors victory

The ACT will have it all to play for against the NSW Breakers and South Australia in the final round of the regular season in February. Burns laughs she will be taking plenty of mental notes when she links up with a host of NSW players in the Sixers squad this week for the WBBL, but for now she just wants to savour a clean sweep on home turf. She has well and truly 17

11 November 2018 6:32 AM Canberra Heat men thrash Queensland Pirates in AVL

It was a mixed bag for the Canberra Heat against the Queensland Pirates in the Australian Volleyball League at the AIS over the weekend. The Pirates proved too strong in the women's winning two from two, including a five-set epic on Sunday, while the men dropped just one set in two matches. The Canberra men won 25-20, 25-23, 25-23 on Saturday and 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17 on Sunday 15

5 November 2018 9:37 AM Meet Runaway, the horse who could bring the Melbourne Cup home

The pair began building the breeding operation on properties near Ceres, a town about 20 minutes out of Geelong, after Nigel's father Grant died in 2003. Mithen threw in his career in journalism to help, having his love of horses sparked when his late father Bill - who died 34 years ago on the Sunday just gone - woke Mithen and his brother Bill to watch 14

2 November 2018 4:49 AM Kelly backs rookie import Hall ahead of United test

Spotty defence and inconsistent outside shooting have hurt the Taipans although both issues appear fixable. Kelly is embracing the challenges alongside his assistants Jamie O’Loughlin and Brad Hill. “Preparing the whole season and trying to see the big picture has been new as I haven’t run a whole program before,” Kelly said. “So doing that has been fun but at the same time my head has been spinning 14

30 October 2018 8:00 AM JP de Marigny to take Wanderers reins after Babbel's ban

Oriol Riera admits Western Sydney players will be worse off for the absence of coach Markus Babbel from the sidelines for this weekend’s tricky away trip to Wellington but has backed assistant Jean-Paul de Marigny to step into the breach. Babbel will serve a mandatory one-match ban for abusing the fourth official following a controversial VAR decision 10

29 October 2018 9:01 AM Saeed and Moore battle in Melbourne

The racing world is shrinking and no one knows that more than Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor and Coolmore’s No.1 jockey Ryan Moore. Bin Suroor saddled up Benbatl to finish a game second to champion Winx in the Cox Plate on Saturday, but he could not hang around to celebrate or even take much stock of his horse’s gallant performance. He was on the plane 16

29 October 2018 6:04 AM Gai's hopes for Runaway rise as several Cup hopes fall by wayside

Perhaps the most interesting of all acceptors is the Victoria Derby favourite, Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Thinkin’ Big. Three-year-olds hardly ever run in the race these days, but the Sydney training duo have kept their options open should he win Saturday's Derby easily. All up, there are 15 internationally trained horses remaining in the race of which 1

29 October 2018 1:32 AM VAR reforms to be introduced after latest A-League farce

Football Federation Australia will make changes to the way the Video Assistant Referee is used in the A-League after another major game was overshadowed by confusion caused by the technology this weekend. The FFA will recommend video referees uphold more stringent standards for interference and explain decisions publicly after its overuse waded into grey areas 16

28 October 2018 8:14 AM Rangers called out for "inexcusable" lack of effort in Lynx loss

Dandenong Rangers coach Larissa Anderson has called out her side for a lack of effort in their loss to Perth Lynx at Dandenong Stadium on Sunday. The Lynx ran all over the Rangers in the second half to claim a 90-65 win and Anderson lashed out at her side for dropping their heads when their shots weren’t falling, and not putting enough effort in off the boards 11