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Comanche absent from Big Boat race  >  Other Sports

Comanche will be the only one of the five supermaxis in this year's Sydney to Hobart not to contest Tuesday's Big Boat Challenge out on Sydney Harbour.

India keeper chirps at Aussies in Adelaide  >  Cricket

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has been detected on stump mic directing a verbal barrage towards Australia's batsmen in the first Test.

Perth Glory ooze confidence under Popovic  >  Football

WARREN JOYCE the coach of Melbourne City looks on during the A-League match between Melbourne City FC and Sydney FC at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Perth Glory are unbeaten and on top of the ladder with new coach Tony Popovic working wonders in his first season at the club.

Tactics and bonding the recipe for Dockers  >  AFL

Dockers head coach ROSS LYON looks on while players warm up during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle's new-look squad will have the chance to bond with each other during the week-long training camp on the Gold Coast.

Tom looks forward to AFL chats with Sam  >  AFL

TOM MITCHELL of the Hawks in action during the 2018 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Tom Mitchell will make use of Sam Mitchell's vast experience as the reigning Brownlow Medallist tries to improve his AFL game.

Shaun Marsh makes case for Test reprieval  >  Cricket

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the tour match between Australia and Pakistan A at ICC Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Shaun Marsh couldn't save Australia but may have saved his spot after scoring a rearguard second-innings 60 in the first Test against India.

Wildcard hunt begins at Melbourne Park  >  Tennis

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia plays a shot against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan during Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Coveted wildcards to next month's Australian Open are on the line at Melbourne Park this week for local tennis players.

Tasmania strike double blow against Bulls  >  Cricket

MARNUS LABUSCHAGNE of Quennsland bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Queensland are 4-233 at lunch on the final day of their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval, chasing 414 for victory.

Paine cops blow on troublesome finger  >  Cricket

TIM PAINE of Australia during the 4th Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Australian captain Tim Paine has copped a blow on a finger which has long troubled the wicketkeeper-batsman, requiring treatment to continue at the crease.

Pattinson can be Heat X-factor: Vettori  >  Cricket

JAMES PATTINSON of Nottinghamshire bowls during the match between Nottinghamshire and Surrey at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England.

Brisbane coach Dan Vettori says former Test fast bowler James Pattinson looms as the Heat's X-factor in the Big Bash League - as an allrounder.

Knights chasing Dragons utility Mann  >  Rugby League

JAMIE BUHRER of the Sea Eagles runs with the ball during the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Manly Sea Eagles at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Newcastle are close to signing Kurt Mann on a three-year NRL deal with a view to transforming the versatile utility into a dummy-half.

Injured batting star Shaw resumes running  >  Cricket

Injured Indian opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has resumed running in his recovery from an ankle injury which ruled him out of the first Test against Australia.

Supercars rookie quits team after bad year  >  Motor Sports

MARK WINTERBOTTOM driver of the #5 The Bottle-O Racing Ford Falcon FGX celebrates on the podium the Phillip Island 500, which is part of the Supercars Championship at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Phillip Island, Australia.

New Zealand driver Richie Stanaway and Supercars team Tickford Racing have parted ways after a difficult 2018 championship.

Kearney shocked by Johnson criticism  >  Rugby League

Warriors coach STEPHEN KEARNEY arrives to speak to media during a New Zealand Warriors NRL media session at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Coach Stephen Kearney was stunned to hear halfback Shaun Johnson felt they had a poor relationship after seven years together at Test and NRL level.

Second lay day at Pipe Masters finale  >  Other Sports

Australian surfers Mick Fanning and JULIAN WILSON speak to the media during a press conference at All Sorts Sports Factory in Sydney, Australia.

The season ending Pipe Masters in Hawaii has been called off for a second day, delaying the world title tilt of Australian Julian Wilson.

Rebels share the love as Reds nab Naivalu  >  Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels have allowed Super Rugby rivals Queensland Reds to sign Sefa Naivalu in a bid to ensure the Wallabies winger gets optimum game time.

Marsh struggles as Vic close on Shield win  >  Cricket

TRAVIS DEAN of Victoria bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and South Australia at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Victoria are on their way to an outright Sheffield Shield win over WA with the visitors 5-103 at tea on the final day, in their run chase of 337.

Slow Roar A-League starts frustrate Aloisi  >  Football

Roar coach JOHN ALOISI looks on during the round five A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane coach John Aloisi is frustrated with his team's slow starts after conceding the first goal for the fifth time in their opening seven A-League games.

In-form Wildcats to take show on the road  >  Basketball

DAMIAN MARTIN of the Wildcats in action during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

NBL leaders Perth will play their last home game in almost a month this Friday when they play Sydney before tackling a challenging road trip.

Cairns looking for answers as losses mount  >  Basketball

Struggling Cairns has a 1-10 record in the NBL and are running out of answers as to how they can improve after a heavy loss to the Wildcats in Perth.

Snapshot of A-League round seven  >  Football

A look at the main talking points from round six of the A-League.

Merrick questions Jets' A-League draw  >  Football

ERNIE MERRICK of the Jets during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Newcastle coach Ernie Merrick has questioned why the Jets have had to play four away games over the opening six rounds of the A-League.

Paine digs in, Aussies 6-186 in Adelaide  >  Cricket

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the tour match between Australia and Pakistan A at ICC Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Australia will require something special to avoid losing to India in Adelaide, where they reached 6-186 at lunch on day five of the first Test.

Indian batsmen shelve egos in first Test  >  Cricket

India batsman CHETESHWAR PUJARA drives during the Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England.

India's assistant coach Sanjay Bangar says batsmen shelving their egos has the tourists on the cusp of victory against Australia in the first Test in Adelaide.

Redbacks keep NSW at bay in Shield  >  Cricket

South Australia are 3-141 at tea on day four of their Sheffield Shield match against NSW with the game headed for a draw.