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  • Haliti the man for the big occasion

    8 February 2014 10:53 AM 1

    He comes across as a humble hero and a perfect team player, but Western Sydney striker Labinot Haliti is proving a man for a big occasion. Haliti came off the bench to score a late equaliser for the Wanderers in their 1-1 draw with A-League ladder leader Brisbane in Friday's top of the table clash at Parramatta Stadium. It was Haliti's first goal of the season

  • Flanagan situation 'a tragedy': Sharp

    7 February 2014 11:11 PM 6

    Interim Cronulla coach Peter Sharp declared Shane Flanagan's exile from the Sharks a tragedy after steering the club to an impressive pre-season win over grand finalists Manly on Friday. Flanagan is under a year ban from the NRL, which he is understood to be appealing, over governance issues at the club in 2011, which remains the subject of an ASADA

  • Heat pitcher Frawley in zone for final fling

    7 February 2014 9:37 PM 8

    Perth Heat import Jack Frawley says he could pitch his final inning in the opening game of the Australian Baseball League championship series against title holders Canberra Cavalry at Barbagallo Ballpark tonight. The American has been brilliant for the Heat this season, posting more wins than any other pitcher in the league during the regular season

  • First Nations Goannas player Adrian Davis hopes to get a belated shot at an NRL career

    7 February 2014 12:10 PM 9

    ADRIAN Davis is refusing to give up on his NRL dream and hopes to emulate his "brother" Albert Kelly in making the most of another chance. Davis will tonight captain the First Nation Goannas Indigenous side in a trial match against Newcastle, bringing to an end a two-week journey that saw the young five-eighth train with Manly for a week and then enter

  • Riewoldt aims for legacy at St Kilda

    7 February 2014 7:33 AM 21

    Nick Riewoldt might have three years left at AFL level, but Lenny Hayes at 34 almost certainly does not. Both were named on Friday in St Kilda's six-man leadership group for 2014, with Riewoldt confirmed as captain for a ninth season. Coming off a 16th-placed finish in 2013 and with new coach Alan Richardson in charge, the Saints are all about showing

  • Aussie parents stand firm after Sochi security tries to stop them waving boxing kangaroo flag

    7 February 2014 7:33 AM 20

    A SOCHI security scuffle has erupted over a boxing kangaroo flag which was being proudly waved by the parents of a leading Australian Winter Olympian. Shane Morris, father of world Number #2 ranked aerial skier David Morris, was sitting on the hill with his family watching pre-qualifying in the women's moguls when a Russian volunteer identified the green-and-gold

  • Jonathan Brown mentoring Brisbane Lions' young forwards to take over forward line

    7 February 2014 7:05 AM 23

    HE may have stepped down as Brisbane captain but former Lion King Jonathan Brown is still very much the King of the Kids. Brown was the star of the show as Brisbane players presented the 'Lion Hearted Leaders' program to students at the Woodcrest State College at Springfield as part of the club's Community Camp. But the wide-eyed Year Seven students

  • Alex Doolan and Phillip Hughes to go head to head in squad match for one Test batting spot

    7 February 2014 6:08 AM 14

    Australia captain Michael Clarke says his side are preparing for a tough battle with South Africa but says he believes in the skill of the Australian quicks. AUSTRALIA coach Darren Lehmann will be judging Test aspirants Alex Doolan and Phillip Hughes in more ways than one during an intra-squad match in Johannesburg. Lehmann and bowling coach Craig McDermott

  • Simon Clarke takes lead in Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Bendigo

    7 February 2014 5:18 AM 16

    SIMON Clarke has snatched Jayco Herald Sun leadership from Nathan Haas after combining with Cameron Wurf and Jack Haig in a daring breakaway to win a riveting second stage into Bendigo. Clarke (Orica-GreenEDGE), Wurf (Cannondale) and Haig (Avanti) were the only survivors of a 17-rider attack group which escaped after the first intermediate sprint in Creswick

  • Boban is the best-backed horse in the country to win Group 2

    7 February 2014 3:12 AM 13

    HE'S first-up, has never won over 1200m, is being set for a 2000m race and yet to be tested at weight for age, but punters still can't get enough of Boban. The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old has been the best-backed runner in the country with TAB Fixed Odds to return in winning order in the Group 2 $200,000 Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick