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Chris Barrett is Chief Sports Reporter of The Sydney Morning Herald.

'It's a real tough day': Brett Lee returns to TV hours after trying to save Dean Jones

'It's a real tough day': Brett Lee returns to TV hours after trying to save Dean Jones

The former Australia fast bowler performed CPR on Jones in a desperate attempt to revive him at their Mumbai hotel.

  • by Chris Barrett

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Australian cricketer Dean Jones dead after suspected heart attack

Australian cricketer Dean Jones dead after suspected heart attack

Former Australian batting legend's sudden death has shocked the cricketing world.

  • by Jon Pierik, Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett
Cricket Australia offers Seven discount but deal a long way off

Cricket Australia offers Seven discount but deal a long way off

Cricket Australia has indicated a willingness to give ground in the game's broadcast war with Seven West Media but a peace deal remains a distant prospect.

  • by Chris Barrett and Jon Pierik
Panthers call in Seibold's cybercrime experts to investigate 'false' sex rumours
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Panthers call in Seibold's cybercrime experts to investigate 'false' sex rumours

A star player and two staff members are caught up in a rapidly spreading rumour which has forced the Panthers to investigate its origins.

  • by Michael Chammas and Chris Barrett
Pokies, politics and a pen: Inside the dogfight for power at Canterbury

Pokies, politics and a pen: Inside the dogfight for power at Canterbury

Among schooner glasses and plates of hot chips on Sunday night, the plot to overthrow an NRL club chair gathered pace.

  • by Chris Barrett
'Miscarriage of justice': Australian leads call for Olympics to kick out Iran

'Miscarriage of justice': Australian leads call for Olympics to kick out Iran

World Players Association executive director Brendan Schwab says there must be sporting consequences for the execution of wrestler Navid Afkari.

  • by Chris Barrett
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Broadcast war escalates as Seven, Fox refuse to pay in full

Broadcast war escalates as Seven, Fox refuse to pay in full

Seven West Media and Foxtel have upped their battle with Cricket Australia by making only a part payment to the sport's governing body on Tuesday.

  • by Jon Pierik and Chris Barrett
Coates suggests Iran Olympic ban unlikely despite wrestler's execution

Coates suggests Iran Olympic ban unlikely despite wrestler's execution

John Coates, the AOC president and IOC vice-president, discussed the call for sanctions against Iran in a phone call with IOC president Thomas Bach on Monday night.

  • by Chris Barrett
'Great to know it still works': Olympic cauldron lit again after 20 years

'Great to know it still works': Olympic cauldron lit again after 20 years

Twenty years to the day after the cauldron was lit to open the Sydney Olympics it has been set alight again, without the drama of that unforgettable night.

  • by Chris Barrett
Seven to continue coverage during feud with Cricket Australia

Seven to continue coverage during feud with Cricket Australia

Fears that cricket would be left without free-to-air coverage and completely behind a paywall during the game’s broadcast war have been allayed.

  • by Chris Barrett
Bid to unseat Anderson as Bulldogs boardroom drama heats up

Bid to unseat Anderson as Bulldogs boardroom drama heats up

Bulldogs chair Lynne Anderson says she is aware of a plot to unseat her and other directors as the political turmoil at Belmore ramps up.

  • by Chris Barrett and Adam Pengilly