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  • Sydney warm-up abandoned over ‘rolled mud’ pitch

    SYDNEY: New Zealand’s warm-up against Cricket Australia XI was abandoned here on Friday over a pitted and deteriorating pitch described as “rolled mud”, leaving the tourists searching for more practice ahead of next week’s opening Test...

    Stumps were drawn by the umpires during the lunch interval on day two of the three-day game at Blacktown, Sydney, when the CA XI declared their record first innings at 503 for one...

  • Aussies mull two spinners for Sydney Test

    Having defeated West Indies in Melbourne to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, Australia host the third and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the nation’s only wicket that could be called ‘spin-friendly’...

    He will be re-assessed in the lead-up to the Sydney Test which starts on Sunday...

  • Australia to host Syria in Sydney in World Cup qualifier

    SYDNEY: Sydney’s Olympic Stadium will host the second leg of Australia’s World Cup qualifier against Syria in October and also the home tie in the inter-continental playoff if Ange Postecoglou’s side make it that far...

    ”The first leg of the final round of Asian qualifying will be played on October 5, with the second leg in Sydney on October 10...

  • Sydney stadia get biggest overhaul since 2000 Olympics

    SYDNEY: Australia's most populous state on Friday announced what it called the biggest investment in Sydney's sporting and events infrastructure since the 2000 Olympics, with construction of a new 30,000-seat stadium a priority...

    More than Aus$1 billion (US$697 million) will be set aside for the stadia network, with plans for a new 50,000-55,000-seat stadium at Moore Park near the Sydney CBD in addition to a new 30,000-seat arena at...

  • Halep, Dimitrov prevail in Sydney

    SYDNEY: Top-seeded Simona Halep booked a semi-final berth at the Sydney International with a gritty straight-sets win over Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday, while fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the men’s quarter-finals of the Australian Open tune-up event...

  • Lahore Qalandars, Sydney Thunders sign contract, will play each other

    KARACHI: Pakistan Super League's (PSL) Lahore-based franchise, Lahore Qalandars, signed a contract with Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunders which will allow the two to exchange academy facilities, training staff, and emerging players...

    The Sydney Thunder are an Australian professional cricket team, competing in Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League...

  • Shooting claims two lives in Sydney

    SYDNEY: A man who police say fatally shot one person and wounded two others inside a western Sydney industrial area was found dead inside the building after a six-hour standoff on Monday that brought the area to a standstill...

    Heavily armed police moved into the sign-making business after spending hours positioned around the factory in an industrial area of Ingleburn, a suburb 40 kilometres southwest of Sydney...

  • Troicki edges Dimitrov in Sydney thriller

    SYDNEY: Viktor Troicki will go into the Australian Open with his confidence sky high after retaining his title at the Sydney International with a thrilling 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (9-7) victory over Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday...

    Troicki joins former world No 1s Lleyton Hewitt and Pete Sampras as back-to-back Sydney International winners...

  • Comanche leads Sydney-Hobart, fleet brace for gales

    SYDNEY: American super-yacht Comanche was leading the fleet in Australia’s Sydney to Hobart on Saturday, after bolting out of the harbour at the start of the gruelling 628-nautical-mile (1,163 kilometre) race...

    Among them was Ark323, one of two Chinese entries and one of 27 foreign boats in the race which draws spectators on land and in boats in Sydney on Boxing Day...

  • Wild Oats out as high winds hit Sydney-Hobart

    SYDNEY: Defending line honours champion Wild Oats XI was the biggest casualty among the plethora of vessels forced to retire overnight as heavy winds decimated a Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race fleet being led by American yachts Comanche and Rambler 88 on Sunday...

    Rambler 88 took the race lead when Comanche had the rudder problems which were serious enough for Read and his crew to consider pulling out and returning to Sydney...

  • Rally in support of detained asylum seekers in Sydney

    SYDNEY: Thousands of Australians on Sunday joined rallies calling for the closure of Pacific island camps for asylum-seekers, just days after the government confirmed it was in talks with the Philippines to resettle detained refugees...

    Chanting “free, free the refugees”, the protesters in Sydney, Melbourne and other cities said the government and new Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should close the Pacific detention...

  • Hazlewood, Siddle concerns ahead of final Sydney Test

    MELBOURNE: The demands of bowling Australia to series victory in Tuesday's second Test may have repercussions with pacemen Josh Hazlewood and Peter Siddle struggling to be fit for the final Sydney Test against the West Indies...

    The pace pair will be assessed when the Test squad trains in Sydney on Friday ahead of the Sydney Cricket Ground Test...

  • Nadal to headline Fast4 exhibition in Sydney

    SYDNEY: World number five Rafael Nadal will headline a Fast4 exhibition in Sydney in January, joining Gael Monfils and Australian stars Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios in the short-form format, Tennis Australia said Thursday...

    Nadal, Monfils and seven-time Grand Slam winner John McEnroe will form a world team while Hewitt, rising star Kyrgios and Pat Cash will represent Australia in the event in Sydney on January 11...

  • Pietersen proves T20 worth; Sydney win Big Bash

    MELBOURNE: Kevin Pietersen could not deny Sydney Thunders a Big Bash League triumph but his blistering 74 for Melbourne Stars in Sunday’s tense final reminded England what they will be missing at this year’s Twenty20 World Cup in India...

    He also took a catch to dismiss Jacques Kallis (28) but Usman Khawaja (70) struck his third successive 50-plus score to help Sydney chase down the target with three balls to spare...

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