Peter Hanlon

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Marathon experts condemn delay in treatment to collapsed Callum Hawkins

Commonwealth Games paramedics take minutes to give assistance ‘That should never happen’ – Paula Radcliffe rebukes organisers Scottish runner was leading when he suffered heat exhaustion<p>Commonwealth Games organisers were heavily criticised for not providing sufficient medical assistance to a …

Gold Coast

Hundreds of Sydney dog lovers attend anti-greyhound racing rally – in pictures

Rally marks one year since greyhound racing was reinstated in New South Wales after previously being banned in July 2016

New South Wales

James Sutherland's message to Australian cricket fans who can't afford pay TV – video

In Sydney, James Sutherland responds to a question from a journalist after announcing Cricket Australia has signed off on a landmark $1.182bn, six-year broadcast rights deal with Fox Sports and the Seven Network. Sutherland is asked what he would say to Australians who can't afford Foxtel but …

Cricket

Cricket Australia's bumper new TV rights deal and what it means for fans

The deal struck with Foxtel and Seven complies with anti-siphoning laws, but fans will have to pay to watch limited-overs cricket<p>On reading the terms of the the new $1.18bn cricket broadcast deal, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland spoke of its wide-ranging benefits. “We see this as an …

Pay-TV

Australia dominated the Commonwealth Games, so why doesn't it feel like that?

The medal tally has historically been one of the most dominant manifestations of Australia’s involvement in the Commonwealth Games. But this has not …

Australia

Fitter, healthier, more productive: the data that shows squash is in good nick

The players at the Commonwealth Games make it look easy, but data scientists have proven just how tough this sport is<p>By James Willstrop for Willstrop’s World<p>Squash has struggled to reach a wider audience for some time but its governing association, the PSA, is making bold moves to show off the …

Squash

Commonwealth Games: Sport at its best when it transcends the single-minded pursuit of victory

"Winning", according to legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi, "isn't everything … it's the only thing."<p>It is a subject upon which he was uncommonly …

Hung Up

In 2018, Commonwealth Games more relevant than ever with a year of 'firsts'

The Commonwealth Games have changed public discourse on reconciliation and the need to respect, recognise and support the rights of indigenous people …

Human Rights

$1bn deal: Nine set to lose cricket broadcast rights

Under terms of the proposed agreement, the <i>AFR</i> reports Seven will broadcast all home-and-away test matches and some of the domestic Big Bash League. …

Cricket

‘Where are the people?’ Gold Coast 'empty' for Commonwealth Games

Deserted streets, empty cafes and angry taxi drivers as local businesses battle unexpected downturn<p>On the tourist strip of Cavill Avenue, people spill out of bars in the early afternoon. Footpaths are jostling with all sorts: groups of teenagers straggling back from the beach, families walking to …

Gold Coast

Indigenous Australian cricketers to commemorate 1868 tour with trip to UK

150 years since famous original 47-game tour Modern-day party includes men’s and women’s teams<p>D’Arcy Short and Dan Christian will commemorate 150 years since their fellow Aboriginal cricketers became the first sporting team from Australia to tour overseas.<p>The limited-overs stars will join 11 …

Cricket

Cricket Australia's TV rights battle and why it risks being a disaster it can't afford

A poor result at the negotiating table would dwarf any reputational damage CA endured after the ball-tampering saga<p>Cricket Australia is preparing for its most decisive week in years as it scrambles to get bidders to the table for the next six-year television rights package.<p>In what has been a torrid …

Australian Open (Tennis)

Commonwealth Games: Australian athletes wait four minutes for final runner cross the finish line

It was an act of sportsmanship that will help define the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.<p>As Lineo Chaka, representing the southern African nation of …

Marathons

No phones and a rubber duck behind Australian cycling rebuild that nets 10 gold at Games

FROM banning phones at dinner to putting a rubber duck in the ice bath, training in a heat chamber and poaching key staff from Great Britain — …

United Kingdom

How sports get chosen for the Olympics

A spokesperson for the ancient sport of jousting recently made a case for its inclusion in the Olympic Games based on the technical skills and …

Olympics

Esports are taking off and the Commonwealth Games needs to catch up

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have finally kicked off, but esports have been left out of the schedule. Esports are video game competitions – …

eSports

Formula E racing puts power in the hands of fans

Imagine this. You are an elite racing driver competing at a prestigious event on the streets of New York. You’re in a good position, preparing to …

Formula E

From 'good temper and pluck' to fierce international rivalry: the story of netball

Commonwealth Games netball is effectively a proxy world championship.<p>In the 2018 lineup of 12 competing teams are world champs Australia (the …

Participation

Brett Geeves: It’s time to push the big red button, everything needs to be re-evaluated

WELL, that was pathetic.<p>And no, I am not talking about the inevitable capitulation of the second Australian batting innings.<p>Whoever decided to have …

Steve Smith

Caught Out : ABC iview

When did Australian cricket adopt a win-at-all-costs culture? When did it turn toxic? Paul Kennedy investigates what led to the ball-tampering …

Steve Smith

ACA labels ball tampering bans 'disproportionate' and calls for reduction

Cricket Australia urged by players’ union to recalibrate bans Players showed ‘extraordinary contrition’, says Greg Dyer<p>Cricket Australia should take into account “extraordinary contrition” shown by Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft over the ball-tampering scandal, the players’ union …

Ball Tampering

‘Captain cry baby’, ‘Break-down under’: How the world’s media reacted to Smith’s tearful apology

Australian and Indian newspapers were largely sparing of the former Australia captain, but a few British publications took pot-shots at his emotional …

Cricket

Darren Lehmann full resignation speech: ‘I’m ultimately responsible for the culture of the team’

DARREN Lehmann has resigned as Australian cricket coach, in the wake of Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft’s emotional arrivals in Australia. Here is …

Australian Cricket
Ball Tampering

Baseball, Latino America's pastime, faces new challenges in age of Trump

Latinos account for 31% of professional players and a growing percentage of the fanbase but many owners line up with presidential policies seen as hostile<p>In between rounds of batting practice in the Florida sun, the Venezuelan-born Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo comes over and takes off …

Baseball

'I’ll regret this for the rest of my life': Steve Smith breaks down over ball-tampering scandal

Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith has faced a large crowd of media in Sydney after returning from South Africa to answer questions about …

Steve Smith

Minor League Baseball players are latest victims of anti-worker Trump and GOP

Congress just killed workplace protections for underpaid minor league baseball players. Notch another win for the 1% under Republicans and Donald Trump.<p>Baseball has long been identified as America’s national pastime — the quintessential American game. It has often reflected our culture and society, …

Minor League Baseball

Magellan, Asics and Sanitarium terminate sponsorship deals with Cricket Australia

Sanitarium, Asics and Magellan are the latest brands to axe sponsorship deals with Cricket Australia and members of the Australian team as the …

Cricket

Steve Smith, David Warner banned from playing for Australia for 12 months, Bancroft for nine

Coach Darren Lehmann says he fears for the mental health of the three players caught up in the ball-tampering furore, after Cricket Australia (CA) …

Ball Tampering

For dishonesty more than cheating, a year's ban is what Smith and Warner deserve

When Cricket Australia handed down the penalties for its ball-tampering trio, the rationale became clear.<p>In the days leading up, plenty of people had …

Codes of Conduct