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  • Vice captain Brad Eber has committed himself to Port Adelaide for another three years

    19 December 2013 2:36 AM 14

    PORT Adelaide coach Kenny Hinkley's bid to lock away his key players has reached another level after vice-captain Brad Ebert's contract was extended by three years. It will keep Ebert at Alberton until at least the end of 2017, three years beyond his previous contract which would run out at the end of 2014. Ebert is the fourth contract extension this week after

  • Sheedy appointed to GWS board

    19 December 2013 12:43 AM 9

    Inaugural Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy has joined the AFL club's board of directors. The former Essendon mentor said on Thursday he was thrilled to remain at the Giants after handing over the coaching reins to Leon Cameron at the end of the 2013 season. "Helping to start the Giants four years ago has been one of the most exciting things

  • Cronulla Sharks prop Andrew Fifita considering changing codes to rugby union, according to reports

    19 December 2013 12:25 AM 19

    Cronulla Sharks star forward Andrew Fifita is reportedly considering switching from rugby league to rugby union, as his club gets ready to respond to the NRL's sanctions over the supplements scandal. Fifita, who was part of the World Cup winning Kangaroos squad, has had a meeting with Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie. The powerful front-rower played rugby

  • Murray to fight Fletcher for vacant WBA title

    18 December 2013 11:00 PM 10

    Martin Murray will look become St Helens' first ever world champion in Monte Carlo on February 1 when he takes on Australian Jarrod Fletcher for the vacant WBA title. Murray has contested world honours twice already, drawing with Felix Sturm in December 2011 and controversially being outpointed by Sergio Martinez in April this year after flooring him twice

  • Brisbane Lions to remove 'paddle-pop' lion from guernsey

    18 December 2013 9:57 PM 10

    The Brisbane Lions will reclaim a piece of the club's history after a vote to abandon the much-maligned "paddle-pop" lion from the club's guernsey. The cartoon-style lion was introduced in 2009 and earned the derogatory nickname among many fans. At the club's annual general meeting on Wednesday night, members voted to revert to the premiership guernsey

  • Swann under-fire for Ashes rape comment

    18 December 2013 8:34 PM 12

    Another social media blunder following the third Ashes Test has been made, this time by England cricketer Graeme Swann. The spin bowler is the latest to make offensive remarks on social media, likening England’s Ashes defeat to being a***-raped. The comments were posted on Facebook in a conversation between Swann and his brother, Alec, who mentioned

  • Cricket's focus quickly switches to BBL after Ashes triumph, says Sutherland

    18 December 2013 5:04 PM 26

    And so, riding a tidal wave of national euphoria generated by the Ashes triumph - not much gets the Australian sporting juices flowing quite like beating England at cricket - the return of the Twenty20 Big Bash League has been timed to perfection. "Cricket is in a good place now," Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said yesterday

  • Gilchrist tips Ponting to be 'as sharp a commentator' as 'captain' for Oz team

    18 December 2013 1:16 PM 16

    Sydney, Dec 19 (ANI): Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist are the marquee signings of an otherwise largely familiar commentary team, which will take the Twenty20 Big Bash League free to air for the first time on Network 10 on Friday night, according to reports. According to, while Gilchrist has been a guest commentator for Nine in the past, Ponting

  • Adam Gilchrist says backing the 20-20 vision of Ricky Ponting as a pundit is no punt at all

    18 December 2013 1:07 PM 27

    Now that the Ashes have been safely tucked away inside four weeks, two of Australia's biggest names are preparing for a slightly nervous debut. Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist are the marquee signings of an otherwise largely familiar commentary team, which will take the Twenty20 Big Bash League free to air for the first time on Network 10 on Friday

  • AOC counting on Rio medals

    18 December 2013 11:04 AM 17

    Australian Olympic team chef de mission Kitty Chiller has called on other sports to step up and emulate the medal-winning prospects of swimming and cycling if the target of a top-five position on the overall tally at the 2016 Rio Games is to be achieved. The Australian Olympic Committee's annual benchmark study released on Wednesday gave Australia a nominal