Chris Waller set to face steward's inquiry after horse tested positive to methamphetamine

Chris Roots A horse trained by Chris Waller has returned a positive test to the party drug ice.

Secret to getting the Australian cricket team back in form? Just play the Kiwis

Have cricket fans been refreshed by the sublime talents of Australian captain Steve Smith?

Malcolm Knox Whew. That's a sigh of relief, not a reaction to a bad smell. For a moment the Australian cricket team was at its lowest point since the mid-1980s. But that kind of talk is so two weeks ago.

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So you want to be a Test player?

Not all Australian cricketers are hanging out to play Tests.

Dean Jones We've always assumed all Australian cricketers dream of wearing the Baggy Green in a Test match.

Umpire injured by throw in India-England test

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Umpire Paul Rieffel has been given the all-clear after he copped a blow to the head during the India vs England cricket test.

UFC 206: Max Holloway-Anthony Pettis becomes title fight

Liam Ducey UFC Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier's misfortune has proved a blessing for featherweight contender Max Holloway, with the 25-year-old Hawaiian thrust into an interim title fight against...

Cricket lawmakers want to spike batting's big guns

David Warner and his meaty Kaboom willow are set to be cut down to size.

Cricket's oversized bats are to be cut down to size, with lawmakers recommending a reduction in willow dimensions among raft of rulings that will resound through all levels of the game.

Pakistanis struggle against pink ball in tour match

Only Younis Khan offered resistance to the pink-ball attack in Cairns.

Pakistan's tour of Australia off to a shaky start in Cairns, the visitors all out for 208 on day one of a warm-up match against an inexperienced Cricket Australia XI.

Dylan Alcott wins Paralympian of the Year capping off a mighty 2016

Big year: Dylan Alcott celebrates winning gold in Rio.

Myles Houlbrook-Walk Paralympic champion and three-time gold medallist Dylan Alcott continued his year of success at the Australian Paralympic Awards on Thursday night.

Another top gong for Dylan Alcott - Australian Paralympian of the year

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Scott Spits The accolades just keep coming for three-time Paralympics gold medallist Dylan Alcott. The 25-year-old has beaten a strong field to be named Australian Paralympian and Male Paralympian of the Year.

NZ's Buscomb claims first Zatopek 10,000m title

Bridey Delaney ran second to Camille Buscomb

New Zealand runner Camille Buscomb has claimed her first Zatopek 10,000m title with an upset win in Melbourne.

Western Warriors break losing streak with WACA win

Simon Mackin took an 11-wicket haul.

AAP He missed out on reclaiming his Test spot, but Adam Voges cracked an unbeaten 78 to help guide Western Australia to a drought-breaking eight-wicket win over Queensland in the Sheffield Shield clash...

Renegades implement youth policy for aggressive, high-octane cricket

Larissa Nicholson With six teenagers in their squad, the Melbourne Renegades are doing things differently to their competitors.

Cricket Australia officials wine and dine Steve Smith and David Warner ahead of pay war

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 08:  David Warner of Australia and Steve Smith of Australia look on after losing the 3rd One Day International cricket match between the New Zealand Black Caps and Australia at Seddon Park on February 8, 2016 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia officials wined and dined Australian captain Steve Smith and David Warner in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

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City bid to close the gap on Sydney in season's first 'six pointer'

Michael Lynch and Ben McKay Its the first genuine six pointer of the season as Sydney look to gain revenge for their FFA Cup Final defeat at the hands of Melbourne City _ and stretch their lead at the top of the A_League table...

Western Sydney Wanderers set to be given safe standing section in new Parramatta Stadium

An artist's impression of the new 30,000-seat stadium.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers are celebrating a major victory in the design for the new stadium in Parramatta after a safe standing section for active fans was included in the final plans for the new...

Want to become a Mercedes Formula 1 driver? Check the job ads

Rosberg's successor will drive a car like this one.

Scott Spits So, what does Mercedes Formula 1 do now that they need to fill an important vacancy with a fair degree of urgency? They place an advertisement in a motorsport magazine looking for a new driver.

Andrew Catterall returns to oversee

Former AFL and RVL executive Andrew Catterall is returning to the racing industry.

Patrick Bartley As expected, former AFL executive and Racing Victoria strategy officer, Andrew Catterall, has formally been announced as the new chief executive.

South Melbourne hopes A-League fast track expansion could boost their case

Michael Lynch Officials at NPL club South Melbourne are hopeful that the FFA's plan to fast track league expansion in the next two seasons will boost their bid to be elevated to the A-League.

Australia v New Zealand one-day cricket: Glenn McGrath rates Josh Hazlewood as best paceman in world cricket

Josh Hazlewood celebrates as Australia seize the Chappell/Hadlee trophy.

Andrew Wu Josh Hazlewood's career-best summer has earned him rave reviews from the great Glenn McGrath, who rates the giant quick as the best fast bowler in world cricket.

Australia v Pakistan Test series: Shaun Marsh yet to resume batting after finger surgery

Shaun Marsh is likely to have just one Big Bash League game to prove his fitness for the second Test.

Andrew Wu Uncertainty surrounds the immediate future of injured batsman Shaun Marsh, who finds himself in circumstances eerily similar to that which led to his "traumatic" run of outs five years ago.