Cricket Australia's board has backed Earl Eddings to serve another term as chairman as it seeks to ease English unrest and lock in this summer's Ashes.Eddings' leadership has come under fire from Cricket NSW and Queensland Cricket in the past 18 months.
American Alberto Salazar, who has coached some of the world's top long-distance runners, had his four-year suspension upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), British media reported on Wednesday.The 63-year-old Salazar, who guided Britain's Mo Farah to Olympic titles, received the ban in 2019 from the US Anti-Doping Agency for "orchestrating and facilitating" doping as head coach of the Nike Oregon Project, an elite camp designed primarily to develop U.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has struck a rare Champions League goal to earn his side a 3-2 victory over AC Milan in a rip-roaring Group B opener at a rocking Anfield.An own goal from Fikayo Tomori and a saved Mohamed Salah penalty did not tell the whole story as Liverpool dominated - only to be struck by two goals in less than two minutes just before the break as Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz shocked Anfield.
Melburnians will soon be able to gather in small groups outdoors as part of a "modest" easing of COVID-19 restrictions to mark Victoria reaching its 70 per cent first dose vaccination target.As Victoria recorded 514 new cases on Thursday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced small outdoor gatherings will be allowed from Saturday.
The ACT is walking back on an elimination approach to COVID-19 as Canberra records 15 new cases five weeks into a lockdown of the national capital.Aid for businesses and vulnerable residents, such as asylum seekers and the homeless, is being extended, with ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr also flagging extended mental health support.
The World Anti-Doping Agency is to review whether cannabis should remain on the prohibited list after American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Olympic Games having been banned for testing positive for the substance.WADA said late Tuesday its executive committee "following receipt of requests from a number of stakeholders," had endorsed the decision of the List Expert Advisory Group to initiate in 2022 a scientific review of the status of cannabis.
The Afghanistan women's soccer team has left for neighbouring Pakistan, the information minister in Islamabad has confirmed, as questions linger over the status of female athletes under Taliban rule."We welcome Afghanistan women football team, they arrived at Torkham Border from Afghanistan," said Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan's information minister, in a Tweet, adding they were received by a representative of the Pakistan Football Federation.
John McEnroe was met with a backlash after his comments about Emma Raducanu when she retired from Wimbledon in July but the American said he was "very supportive" of her at the time and praised the Briton for her stunning US Open victory.Making her major debut, Raducanu retired from her last-16 Wimbledon match due to breathing difficulties, while McEnroe, commentating on the match for the BBC, said the occasion appeared to get "a little bit too much" for her.
The US Soccer Federation says it has offered identical contract proposals to the players' associations for the men's and women's national teams, in an effort to bring the two parties under one collective bargaining agreement structure.The unions for the men and women are separate and have no obligation to bargain jointly or to agree to similar terms but the governing body is keen to level the playing field.
Visits to NSW hospital emergency departments in the months before this year's COVID-19 outbreak were the highest since records began and ambulance wait times the worst, new data shows.It comes as the state's hospital system braces for the impact of the worsening coronavirus crisis, predicted to peak in October, with health staff warning the system could be overloaded.
World players' union FIFPRO has said an overhaul of the international calendar to include a World Cup every two years will not have legitimacy without the support of current male and female players.The union says it will meet with FIFA to discuss its proposals.
World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin says staging the Rugby World Cup every two years instead of four is an "interesting concept" but all stakeholders would have to be given their say before the idea was even considered.The comments come after world soccer's governing body floated the idea of a biennial World Cup, with FIFA's congress voting to carry out a feasibility study on the proposal.
Incoming coach Jay Tregonning is open to working with the Australian Sevens program and his Wallaroos players topping up in other codes as they prepare for next year's Rugby World Cup.Tregonning was the Wallaroos' assistant coach at the 2014 World Cup but reluctantly had to step away from the program as he also juggled the demands of his school teaching career and young family.
Sports fan Sally Fitzgibbons can see the appeal of the World Surf League's new title-deciding format as she prepares for her own grand final moment.The world title contender finished the season ranked third to qualify for the new initiative that will see the top five men and women compete in sudden-death heats to decide the winner on one action-packed day.
Red, silver and blue have ruled the Metropolitan Museum of Art steps at a youth-driven Met Gala in a celebration of the best of American fashion.There were show-stopping outfits from rapper Lil Nas X, wearing a Versace suit of gold armour and supermodel Iman in a stunning feathered gold and beige headdress and cage skirt as actors, singers, sports stars and social media influencers embraced the theme of "American Independence.
Everton have produced a remarkable Goodison Park comeback with three goals inside seven minutes to beat Burnley 3-1 in the Premier League.The hosts looked battered and beaten after Ben Mee marked his 200th Premier League appearance with the opening goal in the 53rd minute.
Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has been banned from competition for 10 years by the International Judo Federation (IJF) after his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.Nourine's coach Amar Benikhlef, who is in the IJF Hall of Fame, also received a 10-year ban Monday.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board is optimistic its one-off Test against Australia in November will go ahead, saying the body is committed to promoting the women's game in the country.The ACB fears being isolated after Cricket Australia threatened to scrap a Test match against the men's team if Afghanistan's new Taliban government did not allow women to play the sport.
Tim Paine insists he will recover from neck surgery in time to captain Australia in the Ashes.Paine was slated to start his Sheffield Shield campaign on September 28, when Tasmania face Queensland in Brisbane.
The NRL has bowed to pressure and brought forward Melbourne's preliminary final start time to avoid a bewildering clash with the AFL grand final on Saturday week.Rugby league headquarters was lashed after announcing it had scheduled the Storm's match on September 25 to kick off 35 minutes after the first bounce of the AFL grand final in Perth.
This year's Supercars championship is all but certain to finish with a rescheduled Bathurst 1000 in December after confirmation the Gold Coast 500 has been cancelled.The decision to call off the Surfers Paradise street races was officially announced on Monday but had been flagged by Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate last week.
A game from the end of his bid for what would have been the first calendar-year grand slam in men's tennis since 1969, Novak Djokovic covered his face with a towel, hiding his tears during a changeover.For 27 grand slam matches in 2021, on hardcourts, clay courts and grass, Djokovic could not be deterred, could not be beaten.
Team Europe skipper Padraig Harrington has turned to two Ryder Cup stalwarts as he named Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter along with Shane Lowry as his three picks for this month's battle against the United States - but Justin Rose missed out.Irishman Harrington named his selections a few hours after England's Lee Westwood, Matt Fitzpatrick and Tyrrell Hatton had sealed their spots in the 12-man team at the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship along with Austrian Bernd Wiesberger who will make his
Wheelchair maestro Dylan Alcott has been left choked with emotion after becoming the first man in any form of tennis to earn the calendar year 'golden slam' of all four major titles and Paralympic or Olympic goldThe 30-year-old Melburnian looked close to tears as he admitted, after his emphatic 7-5 6-2 triumph over Dutch teenager Niels Vink in the US Open quad singles final on Sunday, that this could have been his farewell to Flushing Meadows.If it is the last time the New York slam sees this re
Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he's grateful to be alive after being hit on the head by title rival Max Verstappen's car at the Italian Grand Prix.The 'halo' head protection device took most of the blow as the Red Bull lifted up and landed on Hamilton's Mercedes at Monza on Sunday.