Competitions

Cricket

Cricket supremo ban upheld by judges

Nick Hoult The head of Indian cricket and the next chairman of the International Cricket Council is facing 12 allegations in a fixing investigation which may have wide-reaching implications for the world game.

Soccer

Fixture pile-up is route to the fast lane for Melbourne Victory

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch There’s always two sides to a fixture pile-up. 

Basketball

Hoops to Hooters as Brooklyn Nets veteran Andrei Kirilenko aims at Moscow franchises

Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko scrambles for control of the ball in New York.

Jake Rudnitsky and Jason Corcoran Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, is defying Russian antipathy toward U.S. brands by opening the country's first Hooters restaurant.

Basketball

NBA's Milwaukee Bucks set to stay local after sale

Milwaukee Bucks' Jeff Adrien

LOS ANGELES, April 16 AFP - Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl says he's selling the NBA team to an ownership group eager to keep the club in Milwaukee.

Football

Tony Popovic aims Wanderers at dual glory

Sebastian Hassett The dream season for the Western Sydney Wanderers – success both at home and in Asia – is at last within reach, according to coach Tony Popovic.

Matildas coach sacked

Sebastian Hassett The stand-off between players and coach Hesterine de Reus for control of the Australian women’s football team was ended with brute force on Thursday afternoon as the Dutchwoman was fired as...

Football

Matildas coach Hesterine de Reus falls victim to player power

de Reus

Sebastian Hassett The stand-off between players and coach Hesterine de Reus for control of the Australian women’s football team was ended abruptly on Thursday afternoon when the Dutchwoman was sacked as head coach.

Football

Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC: The Lowdown

Big Blue: Mark Milligan and James Troisi have their eyes on the trophy.

Dominic Bossi It could well be Alessandro Del Piero's final game in Sky Blue and Sydney fans will be hoping he's saved his best for last.

Football

Sydney FC's Seb Ryall hopes to haunt old club Melbourne Victory

Sebastian Hassett Etihad Stadium might be a cauldron of vitriol for Sydney FC on Friday night but for defender Sebastian Ryall, the venue only hosts a stream of happy memories.

Motorsport

Red Bull no longer F1’s benchmark: Webber

Former Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber.

Mark Webber believes his former team Red Bull are no longer the benchmark in Formula One, but is confident they’ll bounce back from their early season woes.

Motorsport

FIA considers return to suspension that made Nigel Mansell king

The Ferrari crew prepares for this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.

Daniel Johnson A return to the technology which propelled Nigel Mansell to his championship triumph more than two decades ago is being considered by formula one's rule makers in a bid to reduce rising costs.

Soccer

Arjen Robben inspires Bayern Munich to Cup final against Dortmund

Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben.

Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1.

Michael Hussey makes disappointing Mumbai debut

Miserable Mumbai start: Mike Hussey pictured during his stint with the Sydney Thunder.

Michael Hussey has made a disappointing debut for the Mumbai Indians, going out for three as his new side suffered a crushing 41-run loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening Indian Premier...

Football

Manchester City players top highest-paid list as UEFA penalties loom

In the money: Manchester City's players are the world's highest paid.

Footballers with English Premier League club Manchester City are the highest-paid athletes in global sport.

Football

Han Berger joins Sydney FC

Han Berger

Dominic Bossi Outgoing Football Federation of Australia technical director Han Berger will join Sydney FC as a board member and director following the completion of his commitments with the Socceroos at the 2014...

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Soccer

Melbourne Victory hopes Adrian Leijer will be fit for final against Sydney FC

Victory defender Adrian Leijer hoping to be fit for final.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory has not abandoned hopes Adrian Leijer will be fit for Friday night's A-League elimination final against Sydney FC after he was cleared of a serious injury.

Football

Melbourne Victory primed for finals assault

Mark Milligan of the Victory is congratulated by his teammates after scoring.

Dominic Bossi Melbourne Victory's midweek match against Guangzhou Evergrande has benefited their preparations for Friday's A-League finals match against Sydney FC.

Soccer

Arsene Wenger praises Olivier Giroud after Arsenal win

Olivier Giroud

Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud's decisive contribution to Arsenal's vital 3-1 win over West Ham is a sign the France striker is back to his best.

Soccer

No World Cup for FrancescoTotti and fellow veterans

A graffiti by Italian artist Lucamaleonte named

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has ruled veterans Francesco Totti, Luca Toni and Antonio Di Natale out of his World Cup squad for Brazil.

Soccer

Kevin Muscat hails 'momentous' win over Guangzhou

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Romeo Lippi (left) watches the game as Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat shouts instructions to his players.

Jesse Hogan Elated Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has hailed the two-nil defeat of Asian club champion Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday night as a momentous achievement for the club - and great preparation...