THE West Sydney Pirates Gridiron Club were unable to stop the rampant Sydney University Lions as they were defeated 43-13 in the 2014 Waratah Bowl on Saturday.
When tailenders come out to bat, the cricket often becomes a step removed from the lunch-time entertainment. A bit of cheek, a touch of the carnivalesque, even some slapstick accidental shots before the real contest resumes.
A decimated Sydney Sixers line up overcame the loss of several star players to beat the Melbourne Renegades to kick start their Big Bash League campaign at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Basketball Australia will meet free-to-air broadcasters next month as the search to find the WNBL a new television home intensifies, with offers already fielded to live stream matches.
Mickey Arthur remembers the selection meeting vividly because it would be his last. Five minutes after adding Steve Smith to the 2013 Ashes squad, he was sacked.