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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

National Premier League NSW women's semi-final to be replayed after brawl stops game

Brad Walter Players ran to join the melee in the middle of the pitch, which began over a challenge on the ball

Why questions need to be asked about the North Queensland Cowboys property deals

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Brad Walter This should be the quickest salary cap investigation in the history of the NRL.

Panthers v Bulldogs preview

Brad Walter Brad Walter previews Saturday's match between the Penrith Panthers and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

Sonny Bill Williams scores convincing win against Chauncy Welliver

Sonny Bill Williams throws a left at Chauncy Welliver.

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams put the controversy over his last fight against Frans Botha behind him by easily accounting for Chauncy Welliver in a performance that had the American heavyweight predicting he...

Paul Gallen wins, sets sights on SBW bout

Paul Gallen throws a right at Randall Rayment.

Brad Walter NSW and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen doesn't know where his future lays beyond this season but it appears increasingly likely that it will involve a fight with Sonny Bill Williams after he survived...

Sonny Bill Williams reveals motivation behind boxing comeback

Fight time: Sonny Bill Williams.

Brad Walter She may only be nine weeks old but Sonny Bill Williams daughter is the reason he is returning to the boxing ring on Saturday night and she will be a driving force in his bid to win back-to-back Rugby...

Sonny Bill Williams and Anthony Mundine slug it out ahead of the Welliver fight

Friendly foes: Anthony Mundine and Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter It is a fight many sports fans would love to see but only a select few were on hand as Sonny Bill Williams and Anthony Mundine went toe to toe for nine rounds.

Australian Blake Muir hopes to reach NFL as next generation hint at bright future for American football

Next generation:  The NSW Gridiron under 8 team at training this week.

Brad Walter Baylor University offensive lineman Blake Muir is tipped to be the first Gridiron NSW product to be drafted by an NFL club and with more opportunities opening up for local players to learn the game...

Paul Gallen keen to punch on for Cronulla Sharks

Shadow boxer: Sharks skipper and part-time pugilist Paul Gallen on Monday.

Brad Walter Paul Gallen has revealed he wants to continue playing beyond next season and does not see a new career for himself as a professional boxer.

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Women can succeed at highest levels of football administration, says Raelene Castle

In control: Canterbury Bulldogs boss Raelene Castle.

Brad Walter After being interviewed for the Canterbury Bulldogs chief executive's role, the then Netball New Zealand boss Raelene Castle confided in a friend that she thought her prospects of getting the job...

League

Photo ends Todd Carney's career with Sharks

Drama-plagued career: Todd Carney of the Sharks is tackled by Ben Hunt of the Broncos on Friday night.

Michael Chammas, Brad Walter Todd Carney's NRL scandal-plagued career appears over after Cronulla sacked the five-eighth after a photo of him engaging in a vulgar act circulated on social media on Saturday night.

Ice hockey

Nathan Walker jumps for joy as Washington takes their pick

Nathan Walker on the attack for the Hershey Bears. He has been selected by Washington in the NHL draft.

Brad Walter Nathan Walker and his parents Wayne and Ceri were doing ''jumping jacks'' around their Grays Point home at 1.30am on Sunday after the 20-year-old became the first Australian selected in the NHL draft.

Ice hockey

NHL draft dream awaits Australian prospect Nathan Walker

Nathan Walker on the attack for the Hershey Bears.

Brad Walter Sydney-raised Nathan Walker is set to fulfil an ambition inspired by the Disney movie The Mighty Ducks when he enters the National Hockey League draft this weekend.

Drugs in sport

ASADA set to issue 51 players with drug notices

Hard edge: New ASADA chief Ben McDevitt has a law enforcement background.

Samantha Lane, Jake Niall, Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko The 16-month drugs probe into Australian sport has climaxed following the preparation of a slew of show-cause notices for players by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

Athletics

Rising star Kate Spencer closes in on Commonwealth Games berth

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Brad Walter Australian junior 5000 metre champion Kate Spencer moved a step closer to Commonwealth Games selection when she finished third at last weekend's national athletic championships in Melbourne but like...

Boxing

Anthony Mundine rematch with Danny Green on the cards

Anthony Mundine is on the ropes, in more ways than one, during his loss to Joshua Clottey in Newcastle on Wednesday night.

Brad Walter For Anthony Mundine and Danny Green to finally stage a re-match of their 2006 fight at Allianz Stadium, one would need to put on 10kg and the other would have to lose about the same weight.

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Boxing

Alex Leapai more than a puncher's chance against Vladimir Klitschko

Heavy hitters: Alex Leapai sizes up with Wladimir Klitschko.

Brad Walter After watching Alex Leapai spar four rounds against Romanian giant Razvan Cojanu without any headgear, renowned American trainer John Arthur has no doubts the Australian challenger can beat Vladimir...

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League

The Fifita effect: Collapse of Bulldogs deal pricks NRL transfer bubble

Big deal: Andrew Fifita.

Brad Walter The collapse of Andrew Fifita's deal with Canterbury has returned balance to the transfer market and highlighted why players' contract details should be listed publicly.

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Baseball

Diamondback Eric Chavez on deck for big game

Sydney bound: Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez.

Brad Walter The third baseman opens up on Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter in the lead-up to the match against the LA Dodgers at the SCG

Boxing

Anthony Mundine says another Daniel Geale rematch is inevitable if old foes keep winning

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Brad Walter Anthony Mundine has backed Daniel Geale to beat World Boxing Association middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and says the pair are on course for a third bout after announcing his fight against...

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