Adam Cooper

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AFL lifts sanctions threat on Eagles

Adam Cooper The AFL has removed the threat of stripping West Coast of premiership points and draft picks after the club's moves to improve off-field behaviour.

Allenby to play in PGA at Coolum

Adam Cooper Robert Allenby will fulfil the wishes of his gravely ill mother by committing to Australian golf's two remaining showpiece events.

Tigers fear for Mackinnon's future

Adam Cooper The Melbourne Tigers fear the basketball career of Sam Mackinnon might be over after he was diagnosed with a recurrence of blood clots on his lungs.

Vic selectors tell White to take a rest

Adam Cooper Victorian captain Cameron White will sit out the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania as part of the Bushrangers' plan to manage their skipper.

Cameron White urged to bowl himself more

Adam Cooper & Adrian Warren Victorian captain Cameron White has been urged to bowl himself more if he wants to secure a place in the Australian Test side as a leg spinning allrounder.

Australia could play two allrounders

Adam Cooper, Jim Morton, Adrian Warren & David Beniuk Australia will consider re-vamping their side to play allrounders Shane Watson and Andrew Symonds together for the first time in the cricket Test against NZ.

Tassie beat Vics by 23 runs in one-dayer

Adam Cooper Tasmania are on top of the one-day domestic cricket ladder after again beating Victoria in a high stakes match, this time by 23 runs at the MCG.

Jets coach could be sent to stands

Adam Cooper and Justin Chadwick Newcastle coach Gary van Egmond could be banished to the stands over his part in a melee after Sunday night's A-League game against Perth.

Vics confident about Champions League

Adam Cooper Victoria are confident they can take their peerless Twenty20 cricket form to the world stage when they compete in the Champions League in India next month.

Australia keen for day-night Tests

Adam Cooper Research on finding the cricket ball suitable to be used at night will determine whether the traditional game reaches a new frontier.

India must show greater leadership: CA

Adam Cooper Cricket Australia has urged India to assume greater leadership in the sport instead of using their financial clout to pursue self-interests.

Harvey confident Blues can fill the void

Adam Cooper Former St Kilda great Robert Harvey is confident Carlton can fill the void - both in the pang of not playing and experiencing the ultimate AFL success.

Holland going well, but short on sleep

Adam Cooper Young Victorian spinner Jon Holland is a man short on sleep as his nerves get the better of him before his state-level cricket debut.

Watmough ready for 'Roos call-up

Adam Cooper A stand-out performance in this year's NRL grand final has Manly's Anthony Watmough convinced he is deserving of an Australian Test debut this World Cup.

Slater warned to use head, not feet

Adam Cooper Australian coach Ricky Stuart has warned fullback Billy Slater to avoid sliding feet-first into opponents in the rugby league World Cup.

Kangaroos won't be easing off: Gallen

Adam Cooper Australia's Paul Gallen insists there is no way he or his national teammates can afford to ease off during rugby league's World Cup.

Warne sympathises with struggling Lee

Adam Cooper Shane Warne doubts Brett Lee will ever experience anything tougher than leading a Test attack in India while trying to overcome the breakdown of his marriage.

Sydney FC put faith in raw defence

Liam FitzGibbon and Adam Cooper Sydney FC coach John Kosmina has backed his depleted squad to stand up to A-League leaders Melbourne on Saturday night.

AFL to test new timeslots in 2009

Adam Cooper Collingwood and Carlton are big winners in the 2009 draw featuring three timeslots to be trialled with one eye on the league's future expansion plans.

Evans admits '09 Tour could suit rivals

Adam Cooper Australian cyclist Cadel Evans admits next year's Tour de France could suit his rivals after organisers installed a tough mountain stage on the penultimate day.