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Australia tour of United Arab Emirates

Australia news<p>Ponting: Tempo is crucial in Asia<p>Geoff Boycott<p>'UAE pitches don't encourage bowlers like Johnson'<p>Ricky Ponting<p>Australia need to learn …

Cricket

Kevin Pietersen is a hero for our age: Beowulf, Achilles and Lancelot in one

In this extract from The Nightwatchman, historian Tom Holland contends that, amid all the tawdry tattle, it is worth remembering the times Pietersen had us marvelling at his brilliance<p>When George Lucas sat down in the mid-1970s to write a film script set in a galaxy far, far away, he had high …

England players hate David Warner but I quite like him, says Kevin Pietersen

His combatants on that occasion were Ian Bell and Prior, who Pietersen claims led a culture of bullying in the England set-up. But if they took issue …

A-League preview No9: Western Sydney Wanderers

<b>Guardian writers’ prediction:</b> 4th<p><b>Last season’s position:</b> 2nd<p>Benjamin Franklin once said there were only two certainties in life, death and taxes. Had he lived to watch the Wanderers grace Parramatta Stadium, he might have added a third – write these guys off and you’re an idiot.<p>In just two years, …

Jimmy Anderson dismisses Kevin Pietersen’s claims of England divisions

Jimmy Anderson has hit back at Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography, calling the whole affair “sad”. Speaking publicly for the first time since the controversy erupted, the England bowler said dismissively: “We’ve got more important things to worry about than someone’s book.”<p>Anderson rejected the claims …

Sydney Swans banned from trading players until the end of 2016 season

Big-spenders cannot sign any restricted or unrestricted free agents unless they abandon the cost of living allowance<p>Sydney chief executive Andrew Ireland was left baffled after the AFL banned the Swans from trading until the end of the 2016 season, unless they abandon the cost of living …

Brendan McCartney quits as Western Bulldogs coach as players threaten to walk out

BRENDAN McCartney has quit as coach of the Western Bulldogs.<p>McCartney handed his resignation to the board this morning after 24 hours of turmoil …

Pakistan batting in need of stability

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd ODI, Dubai<p>Match facts<p>Friday, October 10, Dubai<br>Start time 1500 local (1100 GMT)<p>Big Picture<p>After Pakistan meandered to 96 for …

Shane Watson

The top 10 players in A-League history

With a host of quality imports such as Shinji Ono, Carlos Hernandez, and even 'God', Robbie Fowler, gracing the A-League over the years culling down …

Brendan McCartney quits as coach of Western Bulldogs as crisis deepens

Departure blamed on poor communication with the players and follows request by club captain Ryan Griffen to join GWS<p>Brendan McCartney quit as coach of the Western Bulldogs on Friday, with president Peter Gordon citing communication issues with players as the reason for the coach’s …

Lions defender Joel Patfull completes switch to GWS - AFL.com.au

A second-round selection gives us the opportunity to pick up a young guy who may be the next Joel Patfull and can play for 10 years<p>That deal was …