Adam Cooper

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Cricket

Wade aiming to keep up appearances

Adam Cooper As Matthew Wade points out, no one realises they're not concentrating until after the key moment has passed. Like common sense, it's only obvious afterwards.

Gloves off: Wade vows to ramp up concentration levels at MCG

Wade

Adam Cooper AS MATTHEW WADE points out, no one realises they're not concentrating until after the key moment has past. Like common sense, it's only obvious afterwards.

Cricket

Moving interstate helps beat the home-state blues

Usman Khawaja

Adam Cooper NSW players got baggy greens automatically. Or so they say. Now it looks like they have to move to earn that honour.

Season takes shape before ball is bowled

Adam Cooper WHEN Aaron Finch took to Shane Warne last week at Etihad Stadium, it must have been tempting for some to grant the Big Bash League's marquee player leeway for a limited pre-season campaign.

Cricket

Players must be ready to fire in Big Bash

Ready to go: Shane Warne.

Adam Cooper When Aaron Finch took to Shane Warne last week at Etihad Stadium, it must have been tempting for some to grant the Big Bash's marquee player leeway for a limited pre-season campaign.

Hockey

Kavanagh to miss final

Fergus Kavanagh.

Adam Cooper Injured midfielder likely to miss Australia's attempt to win tournament for fifth successive time.

Kookaburra has the last laugh

Well struck: Australia's Jamie Dwyer scores from the penalty spot against India.

Adam Cooper Australia through to Champions Trophy final with victory over India.

Hockey

Sleeping giant stirs on a field of dreams

Michael Nobbs

Adam Cooper Michael Nobbs hopes to take India back to hockey glory.

Hockey

Australia on the defensive

Kookaburras

Adam Cooper Australia has worked diligently over the past two years on becoming more miserly.

Hockey

Ockenden the grand old man for Burras

Eddie Ockenden.

Adam Cooper From the precocious youngster who announced himself so brilliantly in Beijing four years ago, Eddie Ockenden is now talked about as a potential games record-holder in Australian hockey.

Hockey

Kookaburras march past England

Jason Wilson is tackled by England's Adam Dixon.

Adam Cooper Home side secures semi-final berth in the Champions Trophy with 2-0 win over England.

Hockey

Australia has a nose for winning

Adam Cooper Penalty corner specialist Chris Ciriello overcomes hit to face to seal win for Kookaburras.

Hockey

Dwyer relives the pain for more gain

Jamie Dwyer makes himself watch how his team let slip the chance to play for an Olympic gold medal.

Adam Cooper Jamie Dwyer makes himself watch how his team let slip the chance to play for an Olympic gold medal.

Motor Sport

No need for night grand prix: Jones

Tribute: Alan Jones at Albert Park on Wednesday in a car his father  drove in the 1953 race.

Adam Cooper Former Formula One world champion says Australian Grand Prix admired across the globe.

Boxing

Warrior who rolls with the punches

Title on line: At 39, Danny Green's not looking too far ahead.

Stathi Paxinos and Adam Cooper Danny Green says there are many things that people do not realise about his career.

Boxing

Advantage lies with opponent, says Green

Danny Green

Adam Cooper Danny Green insists his opponent will carry the major advantage into their world title fight even though New Zealand's Shane Cameron has had to shed the kilos to make the weight limit.

Netball

It's all or nothing in grab for fans

Fast and furious: South Africa's Maryka Holtzhausen and Chanel Gomes, of Australia, compete for  the ball.

Adam Cooper For Netball Australia, Fast5 represents the chance to take its game to new fans, the same way Twenty20 opened cricket to new possibilities.

Cycling

Wiggins injured in training ride crash

Bradley Wiggins.

Adam Cooper Tour de France champion in hospital after collision with car near his home in north-west England.

Quiney call-up timely reminder for fringe Vics

Chris Rogers will benefit directly from Rob Quiney's call-up to play in the first Test.

Adam Cooper Victoria hopes Rob Quiney's selection will encourage others to fight for spots in team.

Cricket

Jones blasts poor pitches

Dean Jones.

Adam Cooper Dean Jones says young batsmen are getting no favours from curators around Australia and that state sides should be docked Sheffield Shield points if they produce substandard pitches.