Adam Cooper

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Match-fixing trio plead guilty for involvement in sting

Reiss Noel and Joe Woolley.

Adam Cooper Australia's ringleader in a soccer match-fixing syndicate has pleaded guilty and two players who helped throw games have been convicted and fined for their involvement in the sting

Valley's bitter-sweet cycle leads to the Tour

Race leader Bradley Wiggins in action in the Tour.

Adam Cooper Country Victoria celebrates as Bradley Wiggins all but secures Tour de France victory.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Ferguson sets sights on return

Callum Ferguson

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

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...

Another test for Harris

Ryan Harris

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

Stars win to draw women to sport

Southern Stars arrive in Melbourne.

Adam Cooper Australia's triumphant women's cricketers hope their latest world title win will foster more growth in the game at grassroots level.

Finch has first-class concerns

Aaron Finch.

Adam Cooper Aaron Finch was out of the frame when the Bushrangers chased the biggest trophy of the domestic season.

Cricket

PNG hooked on cricket

Fresh Barramundis: Geraint Jones, Asad Valla and Jack Vare (from left) are training in Canberra for the world Twenty20 championships.

Adam Cooper Australia's cricketing culture has rubbed off on Jack Vare, vice-captain of the Papua New Guinea side.

Tributes flow for Matthew Hayden

Adam Cooper and Larine Statham Matthew Hayden's former teammates have commended the retired Australian opener for his decision to bow out on his terms after a difficult season with the bat.

Hurricane Warner pressuring selectors

Adam Cooper Australian captain Ricky Ponting admits David Warner's remarkable batting could make cricket's new star hard to resist when it comes to naming the one-day side.

Arthur not convinced by Twenty20 surge

Adam Cooper South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has urged cricket administrators not to let greed force a surge in the number of Twenty20 internationals.

Warne, Moody not keen on England

Warne, Moody not keen on move to England

Adam Cooper and Justin Chadwick Only the offer of a lifetime will tempt Shane Warne or Tom Moody to consider coaching England.