Adam Cooper

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Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic charged with perjury over car accident

Adam Cooper Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic has been charged with perjury after allegedly giving false evidence to a court over a traffic accident.

Match-fixing trio plead guilty for involvement in sting

Reiss Noel and Joe Woolley.

Adam Cooper Australia's ringleader in a soccer match-fixing syndicate has pleaded guilty and two players who helped throw games have been convicted and fined for their involvement in the sting

Police seek to extradite middlemen

Southern Stars.

Nino Bucci, Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Adam Cooper Police are working to extradite overseas members of a multimillion-dollar match-fixing syndicate.

Extradition move on syndicate

Nino Bucci, Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Adam Cooper Police are working to extradite overseas members of a multimillion dollar football match-fixing syndicate that has stunned Australian sport.

Racing

Danny Nikolic 'threw rider against wall'

Danny Nikolic

Adam Cooper Banned jockey Danny Nikolic punched a fellow rider and threw him against an office wall in an early morning assault at Caulfield racecourse, a court has heard.

Surfing's dark champion celebrated

Michael Peterson takes to the waves during the 1970s.

Adam Cooper Michael Peterson had died just a few days beforehand, but his hold over Bells Beach was still growing.

Sally weighs the value of Bells

Sally Fitzgibbons.

Adam Cooper As she eyes a hat-trick of wins at Bells Beach, Sally Fitzgibbons believes winning Australia’s iconic surfing trophy earned her more respect among her rivals.

Surfing

Warning bells for Gilmore

Challenge: Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore.

Adam Cooper Reigning world champion knows she has a bigger fight to keep dominating women's surfing.

Finch has first-class concerns

Aaron Finch.

Adam Cooper Aaron Finch was out of the frame when the Bushrangers chased the biggest trophy of the domestic season.

Baseball

Australia in trouble after South Korea loss

Rowland Smith of Australia.

Adam Cooper A 6-0 loss at the hands of South Korea has Australia’s baseballers needing everything to fall their way to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

Australia needs upset to advance in World Baseball Classic

Australia's Stefan Welch (right) celebrates with teammate Justin Huber after hitting a home run against Taiwan.

Adam Cooper Australia's baseballers must produce a major upset if they are to advance beyond the pool stage of the World Baseball Classic after they were beaten 4-1 by Taiwan in the tournament opener on Saturday.

Batter up for Australia

Baseball

Adam Cooper Australia's baseballers will step up to the world plate on Saturday when they open the World Baseball Classic against co-host Taiwan.

Stars win to draw women to sport

Southern Stars arrive in Melbourne.

Adam Cooper Australia's triumphant women's cricketers hope their latest world title win will foster more growth in the game at grassroots level.

Major sports all facing a long, bumpy ride

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 08:  ICC CEO Malcolm Speed talks to the media during a press conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 8, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.  Speed announced that umpire Steve Bucknor will be replaced by New Zealand's Billy Bowden for the upcoming third cricket test between Australia and India in Perth. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Adam Cooper, Michael Lynch One of Australia's leading sports administrators says major sports must brace themselves.

Olympic support for Robinson

Kerri Pottharst

Adam Cooper Gold medallist Kerri Pottharst has made an impassioned defence of beach volleyball.

Sport in Crisis

Olympian defends her sport against drug implications

Kerri Pottharst

Adam Cooper Olympic gold medallist Kerri Pottharst has made an impassioned defence of her sport of beach volleyball, claiming it is clean despite a link to one of the central figures in the Essendon supplements...

The new face of boxing

Andrew Flintoff

Adam Cooper Boxing is itself in danger of being stuck on the ropes in a crowded sporting landscape.

Tennis

Edge is good: Agassi

Roger Federer

Adam Cooper Federer is the gentleman of tennis, but for a moment he behaved like a sportsman.

Be patient: Agassi on Nadal

Andre Agassi

Adam Cooper Rafael Nadal might need all of 2013 to get close to his best, according to Andre Agassi.

Tennis

Djokovic's fright will be key to win: Agassi

Novak Djokovic of Serbia embraces Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland (L) after defeating him in their men's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA  - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Adam Cooper ALWAYS coming from a different angle, Andre Agassi believes a Swiss will have an influence in Sunday night's men's final, where he expects Novak Djokovic to beat Andy Murray.