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Another test for Harris

Ryan Harris

Adam Cooper Queensland fast bowler to take another step in his return from shoulder surgery.

Harris returns with country game

Adam Cooper A game in country Queensland will act as another important milestone for Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris in his return from the shoulder surgery that has kept him sidelined this international...

Can Renegades outshine Stars without comforts of home?

Aaron Finch.

Adam Cooper The Renegades are on top but critics doubt their class away from Etihad Stadium.

Cricket

Berry reported over Samuels incident

Marlon Samuels.

Adam Cooper Adelaide Strikers coach Darren Berry must face a Cricket Australia disciplinary board after he was reported over a verbal exchange with West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels.

Cricket

Ferguson sets sights on return

Callum Ferguson

Adam Cooper Callum Ferguson is something of a forgotten man in Australia's batting reserves.

Cricket

Windies mates a spark for Samuels

Marlon Samuels

Adam Cooper Take it from the coach, Marlon Samuels really is as cool as he appears.

T20 cricket

Hurt Samuels cool on bowling criticism

Marlon Samuels.

Adam Cooper Melbourne Renegades coach Simon Helmot says West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels has been unfazed by questions over the legitimacy of his bowling action.

Protecting those golden arms is a top priority

Mitchell Starc throws the ball during an Australian training session.

Adam Cooper It's not only cricket's fast bowlers who have to be rotated.

Hussey's shock retirement

Mike Hussey .

Chloe Saltau and Adam Cooper Highly respected and in-form Australian veteran Michael Hussey has announced that he will retire from Test cricket.

Sailing

Goldfinger breaks race record in winning Eastcoaster

Adam Cooper Goldfinger has won this year’s Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster sailing race in record time after drawing an enormous lead over the rest of the fleet.

Goldfinger looking at double success

Goldfinger.

Adam Cooper Goldfinger seeks the chance to pull off a double of line honours in record time with a handicap win.

Melbourne to Launceston

Gusto smashes Melbourne to Launceston record

Gusto powering away.

Adam Cooper Gusto has smashed the record in the Melbourne to Launceston yacht race and secured a unique record in Australian sailing as it cruised into the Tamar River on Friday morning.

AFL

Demon in hot water

Jeremy Howe.

Adam Cooper Melbourne forward Jeremy Howe is ejected from the MCG after a beer-soaked day at the cricket.

Gusto closing on a sailing trifecta

Gusto powering away.

Adam Cooper Gusto was on target to achieve a unique trifecta in Australian sailing on Thursday night.

Hat-trick in hand, Gusto seeks Tassie treble

Generic yachting

Adam Cooper Brighton yacht crew will set sights on bettering record of Boxing Day Dash hat-tricks.

Finding the new stars of Australian soccer?

Net result: Collingwood player Aguek celebrates a goal.

Adam Cooper Competition gives young Africans a chance to strive for - and score - some special goals.

Siddle backs Bird to set Sri Lanka's feathers flying at MCG

Jackson Bird

Adam Cooper THE memory of Sachin Tendulkar's shattered stumps will reinforce Peter Siddle's plan to be patient at the MCG in the second Test against Sri Lanka, possibly alongside rookie Jackson Bird.

Starc puts the Ashes before IPL riches

Australia's Peter Siddle (R) and Mitchell Starc

Chloe Saltau, Adam Cooper MITCHELL STARC will reject offers worth up to $500,000 to play in next year's Indian Premier League because he wants to be in peak condition for the Ashes.

Starc keen, but rest talk goes on

Fighting fit: Mitchell Starc wants to play on Boxing Day.

Chloe Saltau and Adam Cooper Left-armer to keep out of IPL and concentrate on Tests - but will he play at the MCG?

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Cricket

Coach wants Malinga

Lasith Malinga

Adam Cooper Sri Lanka's bowling coach hasn't given up on luring Lasith Malinga back to the Test team.