Issues

Late changes to riding tactics enough to drive a mug punter mad

Max Presnell The siren should shrill with the volume of the London blitz to warn punters about Chris Waller riding changes, particularly for weight-for-age events.

Sydney FC ready to create the next generation of Socceroos

Looking to the future: after luring some of the world's biggest players to the A-League, Sydney FC now want to focus on developing the next Harry Kewell or Tim Cahill.

Sebastian Hassett For all the positive headlines and publicity that Sydney FC might have enjoyed in the A-League's first decade, very little of it has been to do with the development of Australian players.

Buffering to take on Lankan Rupee

Taking on the best: Buffering is ready for a showdown with the world's top sprinter, Lankan Rupee, at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

Chris Roots Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote is looking forward to Buffering taking on world champion sprinter Lankan Rupee in Friday night's Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley but is delighted that he won't have...

Cricket

Paul Marsh faces big issues in move from cricket to AFLPA

On the right path: The Southern Stars celebrate winning the ICC Women’s World Twenty20.

Chloe Saltau On his last day as chief executive of the Australian Cricketers Association, Paul Marsh tackles the big issues in that sport and the ones he will confront when he takes the top job at the AFL Players...

Cricket

Small matter between Jimmy Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja revives bigger issues

In the spotlight: India's Ravindra Jadeja pulls up his shirt collar as he walks across the field during a training session before the second cricket test match against England at Lord's.

Chloe Saltau What happened in the corridor? In the absence of CCTV cameras between the playing field and the dressing rooms at Trent Bridge, we might never know.

Cricket

Indian court issues arrest warrant against cricket captain Dhoni

MS Dhoni

Mumbai An Indian court issued an arrest warrant against national cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus, according to local media...

One-day captain Darren Bravo issues Windies rallying cry

Darren Bravo

One-day captain Darren Bravo says something must be done in West Indies cricket after the humiliating defeat in the Test series against New Zealand.

Cycling

Bauer flies as Garmin issues warning

Kiwi national champion Jack Bauer of the Garmin Sharp team sets the pace.

Samantha Lane Top-level pro outfit takes honours in Herald-Sun Tour with four finishers ahead of their better known counterparts.

Soccer

Joachim Loew issues Germany soccer stars warning

Soccer fans wave German national flags during the screening of the Euro 2008 semi-final between Germany and Turkey at the 'fan mile' public viewing area in Berlin in this June 25, 2008 file photo. After six decades atoning for the crimes of the Nazis, Germans are rediscovering a sense of patriotism and are no longer ashamed to wave their flag and sing the national anthem. The nation startled itself during the 2006 soccer World Cup tournament, when millions of people painted flags on their faces, wearing red, gold and black hats and chanting the national anthem.

BERLIN Joachim Loew has issued his Germany stars with a World Cup warning for their friendly against Chile by insisting he will only pick his Brazil 2014 squad on current form.

Cricket

Back to the future? Smith and Clarke share injury issues

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett Steve Smith defying back condition similar to that suffered by Michael Clarke to thrive in Tests.

Test debut looms for Mitch Marsh after Shane Watson injury

The Marsh brothers: Mitch (left) and sibling Shaun.

Jesse Hogan The burgeoning Mitch Marsh story is poised to get a significant new chapter, a Test debut, after Shane Watson was ruled out of next month's series against Pakistan.

Cricket

Sammy issues Gayle warning for Manuka

Chris Gayle

Chris Dutton CHRIS GAYLE is poised to recapture his big-hitting best and spoil Ricky Ponting's farewell party at Manuka Oval on Tuesday, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy says.

Cricket

CA issues challenge to cricket in ACT

14 November 2011.  AFR Magazine.  James Sutherland, CEO Cricket Australia.

Photograph by Arsineh Houspian.  +(61) 401 320 173.  arsineh@arsineh.com

Lee Gaskin Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says Canberrans should treat the inaugural visit of the Australian team like it's the last, to prove the demand for elite cricket is genuine.

Cricket

Lyon has "technical issues" to work on - Arthur

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett Australia head coach Mickey Arthur has defended the controversial axing of Nathan Lyon for the second Test, saying the sidelined off-spinner has "technical issues" to work on.

Cricket

Coaches 'let issues reach crisis'

Coach Mickey Arthur

Chloe Saltau Player representatives say team management to blame for issues reaching crisis point.

CA backs staff despite 'issues' with whitewash

Mickey Arthur

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says national team management, including Mickey Arthur, John Inverarity and Pat Howard, retain the board's full support but agrees the 4-0 loss in India was...

Racing

Stewards to pursue new issues with treatment

Gai Waterhouse.

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse could face further charges from More Joyous' autumn campaign after she was fined $5500 for failing to keep proper records and reporting a condition to stewards that could affect...

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Swimming

Management blamed for Games issues

Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates addresses the media in Sydney on Friday.

David Sygall Final report into swimming campaign lays much of the blame on Leigh Nugent.

Racing Victoria board must be replaced because of Damien Oliver debacle: Jeff Kennett

Jeff Kennett

Patrick Bartley The disqualification of a New Zealand jockey for seven years last week is further proof that the board of Racing Victoria needs to be "totally" overhauled, according to former Victorian premier Jeff...

Stars converge for Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Leading Sydney jockey Tom Berry has opted to stay with the Gai Waterhouse-prepared Sweet Idea (above) for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

Patrick Bartley The Group 1 $400,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield next Sunday looks set to be oversubscribed when acceptances are taken.