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  • Bendigo Spirit not taking fast start for granted as finals talk begins

    14 November 2018 7:22 AM 8

    “It’s a very fine line between 2-5 and 5-2,” Pritchard said on Wednesday. “So we don’t take it for granted and know we are only in the first third of our season. “Our mission is to make the finals and we have 14 games left to do that or mess that up.” The Spirit have rode some savvy recruiting and some good fortune to their strong start as long-time

  • 'Millartime' ready to end Australian Open woes in opening round

    14 November 2018 6:47 AM 6

    "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

  • Sydney Swans serious about drafting Canberra Demons duo

    14 November 2018 6:23 AM 5

    "We wouldn’t have invited them here if we weren’t serious about them," Blakey said. "Obviously that’s left up to [list manager] Kinnear Beatson and his crew at the end of the day, to see what falls out in the draft and what’s around with rookie spots and all of those sorts of things. Obviously they’re under our radar and we’ve got our eye on them. "With

  • Defending Open champion Cameron Davis better prepared than last year

    14 November 2018 5:32 AM 5

    "It wasn't that difficult a decision, but what I would be missing out on is another opportunity to potentially win a golf tournament on the PGA Tour which would cement everything, or do really well and move yourself a long way up there," Davis said of his decision to return home. "So missing any event is a relatively big deal, but for this tournament

  • Big hit: It's country ahead of IPL pay day for me, says Starc

    14 November 2018 4:53 AM 4

    However, the workload and injury debate also impacts batsmen and all-rounders, including power hitter Chris Lynn, who continues to nurse a troublesome shoulder which prevents him from diving in the field. Lynn was the highest-paid Australian in the IPL last season, pocketing $1.86 million from the Knight Riders. All CA-contracted players are on one-year

  • David Barlow, Craig Moller join Boomers for home qualifiers

    13 November 2018 7:00 PM 4

    With two wins the Boomers would lock in their place at next year’s FIBA World Cup in China and one win could also see them safely in depending on other results. NBL form has been the driver for all three selections as the Barlow and Gliddon among the most consistent performers in the NBL in the opening five weeks of the season while Moller has regularly

  • Foord bags hat-trick as Matildas beat Chile 5-0 with second-half blitz

    13 November 2018 10:58 AM 7

    Caitlin Foord scored her first international hat-trick as the Matildas gained revenge on Chile with a 5-0 thumping at McDonald Jones Stadium on Tuesday night. In front of 12,649 fans, Australia bounced back from a shock 3-2 loss on Saturday in Penrith to trounce the world No.39. After a physical and scoreless first half, the Matildas burst to life in the 52nd minute

  • Caroline Buchanan dislocates and breaks finger in freestyle BMX

    13 November 2018 9:47 AM 7

    Two-time Olympian Caroline Buchanan will return to the AIS in the coming days to work out a plan to recover from another injury setback just months after jumping back on to her bike. Buchanan dislocated and broke her finger at the UCI freestyle world championships in China, where she made the finals in her first attempt at a new discipline

  • Smith the best $10,000 Australian Open organisers will spend

    13 November 2018 7:39 AM 8

    "I've worked hard back at home the last couple of weeks, just trying to prepare for this week. I really want this one. "It's a combination of winning the PGA last year and this is the last one to tick off in Australia. Open organisers have come under fire for not securing bigger names, especially perennial Australian summer pin-up Scott who was in Sydney

  • The Tonk: Breakfast club ends for axed CA executive

    13 November 2018 6:41 AM 9

    With Ben Amarfio departing Cricket Australia, so, too, will the gibes about how the former head of broadcasting had his assistant, Belinda, cook a hot breakfast for him – although there is some debate about this. There are former CA employees who insist that was the case, while others insist Amarfio was on the pre-made Lite N' Easy meal program at the time, where