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Perth cyclists stymied by poor planning

“It is hard to think of an activity with more benefits than cycling,” Auditor General Colin Murphy said in a report released today that concludes Perth’s cycle network needs better planning before bike riding can become a significant mode of transport.

Sharpshooters seeking business Lynx

The new owner of Perth’s professional women’s basketball team has set the agenda for gender equality in professional sports.

Worsfold to coach Essendon

Former West Coast Eagles coach John Worsfold has been named the new senior coach of the Essendon Bombers, while West Coast coach Adam Simpson is likely to be awarded a contract extension after taking the Eagles to this year's grand final.

Record crowds to test Domain stadium

Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles fans will be heavily invested in the on-field action at the two preliminary finals in Perth tonight and tomorrow, but the operator of the ageing Domain stadium is counting on an even bigger bet coming off.

Sign of the times? Where’s the Hawks banner?

Subiaco-based iiNet is a major sponsor of the Hawthorn Football Club with its HQ almost next door to where the Hawks meet West Coast Eagles tonight, yet we haven’t seen the same kind of enthusiasm for

Playing field levelled on Perth skyline

Sport is taking over business in Perth as the AFL finals loom, with the ‘Go Freo’ sign on Woodside Plaza rivalled by a ‘Go Eagles’ sign on BHP Billiton's home at Brookfield Place, while the mining giant also committed to a new investment at the under-construction Perth Stadium.

WACA to spend $200m downsizing

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) has announced a $200 million redevelopment that will transition its ground to a 'boutique' venue designed to complement the new Perth Stadium, which will host all Big Bash League and major international matches.

Perth to host international rugby

nib Stadium will host a rugby union international for the first time next year following the state government's announcement today of a two-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union.

Whalebone Classic inspires donation

A prominent Perth investor has personally sponsored the city’s latest surfing event, held at Cottesloe as one of seven long board contests on the World Surf League tour.

AFL cancels Adelaide game

The game between Adelaide Crows and Geelong this weekend has been called off, but other AFL games will proceed, after Crows coach Phil Walsh was found dead in his home early this morning.

New CEO for Perth Glory

Perth Glory has appointed Peter Filopoulos as its new chief executive, following Jason Brewer’s resignation in April.

Crowley banned for 12 months

Fremantle Dockers player Ryan Crowley has been suspended for 12 months after he tested positive to a banned substance in last year's season.

Roos and Bunnies come out (west) to play

Perth's professional sports administrators are getting bang for their buck in their efforts to lift the city’s profile as a sports destination, with some high-profile teams heading west this year.

Operators shortlisted for Perth Stadium

AEG Ogden, Nationwide Venue Management, Perth Stadium Management, and Stadium Australia Operations have been shortlisted for the role of operator at the new Perth Stadium.

Fremantle Dockers align with Curtin University

Curtin University students will be given unprecedented access to the Fremantle Dockers in an alliance signed today, which also aims to connect the football team with academic staff.

Perth Glory CEO resigns

Jason Brewer has resigned from his role as chief executive of Perth Glory after the Football Federation of Australia banned the club from playing in the A-League finals for breaching its salary cap.

UPDATE: Glory denies salary cap breach

UPDATE: Perth Glory denies it has breached the salary cap and is considering its legal options, after it was banned from this year's A-League finals series over allegations it overpaid its players for the past three years.

Cricket world mourns loss of legend Benaud

Tributes are flowing in for former test captain and Australia's most revered cricket commentator, Richie Benaud, who passed away overnight in a Sydney hospice.

Margaret River rides wave of exposure

Surfing has long been an economic driver to the Margaret River region, but the sport’s impact is increasing further due to the status of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.

Smith ton propels Australia to competitive total

Australia has cruised to a first innings total of 328 as it aims to book its place in the World Cup final against New Zealand.

Contractors win $100m Stadium Station job

Construction contractors Laing O’Rourke and AECOM have been selected to build the train station and associated railway infrastructure at the new Perth Stadium, in a deal worth $100 million.

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