The Last Post has sounded for cricket on Channel Nine – but the great game carries on | Geoff Lemon

Source: The Guardian >> Despite a late-life dip the station’s coverage is seeped into our bones – now after 40 years of Benaud, Grieg and Lawry it is RIP for the broadcaster It’s all about the trumpets. They cut through everything, long shoots of clean brass. Bwaah-bwa-bwaaaaaah. Bwa-bwa-bwa-bwaaaaah. But the instruments in the background were […]

       

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ECB in firing line as PCA expresses dismay at 100-ball tournament idea

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TV anchor Mike Shumann allegedly stole Warriors staffer's jacket

Source: ABC News >> A Bay Area reporter who covers the Golden State Warriors has been caught on tape taking a security staffer’s jacket after a team practice last week in San Antonio, The Athletic reported Monday. Mike Shumann, a sports anchor of KGO-TV in San Francisco, is visible on the tape, which ESPN has […]

FIFA force pace on $25B Club World Cup, global league plan

Source: ABC News >> FIFA is forcing the pace on talks over a $25 billion offer to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global national team competition