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Ian Ransom

Soccer - A-League to kick off with Bolt question left hanging

17 Oct 2018

MELBOURNE Usain Bolt's mission to win a professional football contract in Australia has dominated the A-League's pre-season and could prove an intriguing sideshow throughout a championship that has lacked superstar glamour in recent years.

Australia win back respect in Dubai dust

12 Oct 2018

MELBOURNE Leading a scandal-hit team dismissed as Australia's worst in 30 years, captain Tim Paine's pledge to win back hearts and minds seemed a fanciful, if noble, aspiration in the leadup to the test series against Pakistan.

Rugby - All Blacks have last laugh, Cheika fires up Wallabies

07 Oct 2018

MELBOURNE A Rugby Championship that fizzled out a week early delivered a late dividend on Saturday with a pair of stunning comebacks that restored pride in New Zealand and brought a sliver of hope to Michael Cheika's Wallabies a year out from the World Cup.

Cricket: Australia board name pay war boss Roberts as new CEO

03 Oct 2018

MELBOURNE Kevin Roberts, the face of Cricket Australia during toxic negotiations for a new pay deal with players, will succeed long-serving James Sutherland as the board's CEO later this month.

Cricket - Australia board name pay war boss Roberts as new CEO

03 Oct 2018

MELBOURNE Kevin Roberts, the face of Cricket Australia during toxic negotiations for a new pay deal with players, will succeed long-serving James Sutherland as the board's CEO later this month.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Australia board name pay war boss Roberts as new CEO

03 Oct 2018

* Roberts says will work hard to gain players' trust (Adds details, quotes, byline)

Soccer: D-Day looms for Australian FA over governance crisis

30 Sep 2018

MELBOURNE A governance crisis that has blighted Australian soccer for two years and threatens the nation's defence of their Asian Cup title in January is set to come to a head at an extraordinary general meeting on Tuesday.

Soccer-D-Day looms for Australian FA over governance crisis

30 Sep 2018

MELBOURNE, Sept 30 A governance crisis that has blighted Australian soccer for two years and threatens the nation's defence of their Asian Cup title in January is set to come to a head at an extraordinary general meeting on Tuesday.

Australian Rules-American Cox looms large in AFL title-decider

26 Sep 2018

MELBOURNE Towering American ruckman Mason Cox has played a starring role in the Collingwood Magpies' unlikely charge to the Australian Football League Grand Final, and the Texan trailblazer will loom large in Saturday's title-decider against West Coast Eagles.

Warner, Smith runs cold comfort for Paine's Australia

25 Sep 2018

MELBOURNE As Steve Smith and David Warner padded up at suburban Sydney cricket grounds over the weekend, the warm spring sunshine may have seemed fitting weather for the banned Australian cricketers to take a small but important step in their rehabilitation.

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