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  • A-League final VAR 'could have watched TV feed' to avoid blunder

    8 May 2018 10:48 AM 16

    “The ones they needed included the Fox broadcast feed and also the sideline. Actually, when the live feed came back up, the assistant VAR goes, ‘Hold on a second – that looked like it was offside in the replay that I just saw on Fox’, which was after the game had restarted. There was nothing they could do about it. Then they called that camera up again

  • NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers sweep out Raptors

    8 May 2018 9:29 AM 14

    LeBron James recorded 29 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a four-game eastern conference semi-final sweep of Toronto by rolling to a 128-93 victory over the visiting Raptors at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. Kevin Love scored 23 points to help fourth-seeded Cleveland reach the eastern conference finals for the fourth

  • Eight found guilty for involvement in Aquanita scandal

    8 May 2018 1:31 AM 14

    Some of Australia’s best-known horse trainers face career-ending terms of disqualification after the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board found all eight of them guilty for their involvement in one of Australia’s greatest racing scandals. Robert Smerdon, Greg Nelligan, Denise Nelligan, Tony Vasil, Stuart Webb, Danny Garland, Trent Pennuto and Liam Birchley

  • Melbourne Victory goal controversy failed to dampen fans' excitement

    6 May 2018 12:53 PM 13

    Mr Mifsud and wife Brigette also brought their son Wally, who has been a Victory member since he was three weeks old. “The family have all been member's since the team was created," Tony said. We have caught every home game this year and we go interstate as well. We had to be in a different state for the final, that's the only reason we didn't go." Tas Mavridis

  • Weston's inspirational return helps Vixens overcome Swifts

    6 May 2018 12:11 PM 13

    A near-perfect final term and Jo Weston's inspirational return saw Melbourne Vixens claim a comeback 63-61 win over NSW Swifts on Sunday. When Weston, the goal defence, went down with an ankle injury late in the first term, the Vixens looked shaken and several line up changes couldn’t arrest their woes as the Swifts powered ahead. Only the pressure work of their

  • FFA mea culpa to Newcastle Jets 'doesn't change things'

    6 May 2018 10:31 AM 15

    Newcastle Jets chief executive Lawrie McKinna has called for Football Federation Australia to drastically improve its use of the Video Assistant Referee after the governing body admitted the technology had malfunctioned during Saturday night's A-League grand final. The FFA remains committed to using VARs in the A-League despite announcing the technology

  • Arzani, Cahill set to be named in preliminary World Cup squad

    6 May 2018 10:30 AM 13

    Australia are close to locking in the international future of Daniel Arzani after naming the highly rated teenager in the preliminary squad for the World Cup next month. The 19-year-old Melbourne City midfielder is expected to be named on Monday by Socceroos' coach Bert van Marwijk in a preliminary squad that could include as many as 35 players

  • VAR system failure led to Victory goal standing in A-League grand final

    6 May 2018 7:31 AM 13

    Football Federation Australia says a "technical failure in the VAR (video assistant referee) system" meant the video assistant referee did not have access to camera views that would have led to an offside call ruling out Melbourne Victory's winning goal over Newcastle Jets in Saturday night's grand final. But the governing body insisted it remains committed

  • New Zealand tipped for Boxing Day Test

    5 May 2018 9:00 PM 16

    Thirty-two years since they last played Australia in a Boxing Day Test, the Black Caps are set to return for one of cricket’s iconic fixtures at the MCG at the end of next year. Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket are tight-lipped but it is understood they have locked in the fixture as part of the new Test championship, which was ratified by the International

  • Title fight delays have only made me stronger, says Horn

    5 May 2018 11:40 AM 14

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, as they say in the classics. If that's the case, Jeff Horn's fight against Terence Crawford should be one for the ages. Horn, at the very least, insists he's better for a slew of promotional, scheduling and injury issues that have seen the fight pushed back, changed from New York to Las Vegas, then moved venues