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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 sagaCricket Australia is preparing for its most decisive week in years as it scrambles to get bidders to the table for the next six-year tele…

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The Commonwealth Games you won’t see: ‘impossible’ rules keep media away

Australia’s two biggest media companies will be watching events on TV or from the stands after Seven coughed up $40mAustralia’s press pack has been consigned to the sidelines at the Commonwealth Games after organisers imposed what publishers say are im…

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‘Clown Under’: papers roast Steve Smith and Australian team after cricket scandal

UK papers call Australian team ‘hypocrites’ and ‘cheats’ but reaction is more muted in South AfricaThe Australian cricket team have been roasted on newspaper front pages – particularly in the UK – after the ball-tampering scandal.What is ball tampering…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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Chris Gayle wants to sell the story of his defamation case for $420,000

West Indies cricketer promises tell-all interview, saying what went on behind the scenes of Fairfax trial was ‘like a movie’ Chris Gayle is hoping to cash in on his defamation case with Fairfax Media after the West Indies cricketer announced bidding fo…

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Chris Gayle wins defamation case against Fairfax Media

Supreme court jury found the cricketer did not expose himself to a masseuse, nor did he indecently proposition herThe cricketer Chris Gayle has won his defamation case against Fairfax Media after a jury found a series of articles published in 2016 whic…

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Dwayne Smith accused of lying at Chris Gayle defamation trial

West Indies cricketer denies he saw Gayle pull up his towel and expose himself to Leanne Russell The West Indies cricketer Dwayne Smith, who admitted texting the word “sexy” to the team masseuse while she was massaging him, has been accused of lying to…

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David Squires on … the late, great Les Murray

This week our cartoonist pays tribute to the refugee and football broadcaster, who died this week aged 71

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Les Murray: a cult figure who practically sang for joy doing a job he loved | Paul Connolly

It is easy to be beguiled by someone else’s passion and the broadcaster managed to sweep up so many of us in his – the world game

At some point, though it’s hard to say exactly when, the late Les Murray became a cult figure in the Australian sporting landscape. This happened long before he slipped into his silver fox years, those more recent times in which he began to ration his onscreen appearances while the relatively younger brigade, like Craig Foster, took up his work and the central tenets of his ideology. It even happened before 1995 when Melbourne band TISM released their ARIA-award winning album Machiavelli and the Four Seasons, which featured the track, What Nationality is Les Murray?

Related: Les Murray, SBS football commentator, dies aged 71

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The loss of Martin Flanagan’s AFL column is a blow to footy’s soul | Russell Jackson

The Age journalist is moving on. What a sad time for the culture of the game, and the health and diversity of its coverage, as he disappears from regular view

The Queen’s birthday long weekend has never traditionally been the time for sporting epiphanies, but on Monday I couldn’t help remarking upon the neat dovetailing of two significant events. The first actually came in the lead-up, when it became apparent The Age’s much-loved football writer Martin Flanagan had written his final column, the second when Melbourne’s Jack Watts, so often maligned by the haughty and uncaring, gathered a pass, strolled imperiously through the 50-metre arc and stroked through the game-clinching goal against Collingwood.

It was a moment tailor-made for Flanagan. For decades he’s been the champion of the misunderstood, and the heart, soul and conscience of a football media whose descent into self-important bombast manages to tailspin further every season. What a sad time for the culture of the game, and the health and diversity of its coverage, that such a warm and inquisitive friend is disappearing from regular view. As I reached the midway point of his final missive on my smartphone, a video advertisement for Hungry Jacks invaded the entire screen. At moments like these we must look inward too.

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The loss of Martin Flanagan’s AFL column is a blow to footy’s soul | Russell Jackson

The Age journalist is moving on. What a sad time for the culture of the game, and the health and diversity of its coverage, as he disappears from regular view

The Queen’s birthday long weekend has never traditionally been the time for sporting epiphanies, but on Monday I couldn’t help remarking upon the neat dovetailing of two significant events. The first actually came in the lead-up, when it became apparent The Age’s much-loved football writer Martin Flanagan had written his final column, the second when Melbourne’s Jack Watts, so often maligned by the haughty and uncaring, gathered a pass, strolled imperiously through the 50-metre arc and stroked through the game-clinching goal against Collingwood.

It was a moment tailor-made for Flanagan. For decades he’s been the champion of the misunderstood, and the heart, soul and conscience of a football media whose descent into self-important bombast manages to tailspin further every season. What a sad time for the culture of the game, and the health and diversity of its coverage, that such a warm and inquisitive friend is disappearing from regular view. As I reached the midway point of his final missive on my smartphone, a video advertisement for Hungry Jacks invaded the entire screen. At moments like these we must look inward too.

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