National Sport

Fri 24 May 2019

‘I’ve been sick all day’: drug sting shock

‘I’ve been sick all day’: drug sting shock

High-profile sports figures are in shock after horse racing king Damion Flower was charged over his alleged role in a cocaine syndicate

‘He’s struggling’: concern for Greg Inglis

‘He’s struggling’: concern for Greg Inglis

Rugby league icon Greg Inglis is reportedly “struggling” with his mental wellbeing just over a month after retiring from the NRL

Ricciardo finishes fourth last in Monaco practice

Ricciardo finishes fourth last in Monaco practice

Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault dropped down the pecking order on the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix after they “didn’t make the step needed”

Simmons gets no joy in All-NBA Team voting

Simmons gets no joy in All-NBA Team voting

He may be about to spearhead the Boomers quest for the World Cup later this year but Ben Simmons wasn’t considered good enough to fill a role in one the three...

Broncos face huge contract issue with hooker

premium_icon Broncos face huge contract issue with hooker

The Broncos have a $1 million dilemma on their hands with McCullough – and how they handle the hooker will have major implications for their salary-cap position.

Factions, frictions and a failure waiting to happen

premium_icon Factions, frictions and a failure waiting to happen

Sri Lankan cricket appears so dysfunctional at present that the 1996 champions may have sabotaged their chances of mounting any sort of World Cup challenge.

‘Off a cliff:’ Cleary opens up on sex tape toll

premium_icon ‘Off a cliff:’ Cleary opens up on sex tape toll

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has finally opened up on the Panthers’ sex tape scandal, admitting the summer saga took “an enormous toll” on his young players.

Sore Barty lands tough road in Paris

Sore Barty lands tough road in Paris

Ashleigh Barty has been handed no favours in her search for a maiden grand slam title, with the top seed and a three-time champion lying in wait at the French Open...

Captain responds to alarming Warner report

Captain responds to alarming Warner report

Aussie skipper Aaron Finch has straight-batted questions surrounding reports of security fears for David Warner and his family in England.

Season slipping away from diabolical Eels

premium_icon Season slipping away from diabolical Eels

For the third straight week Parramatta have slumped to an uninspiring loss and their 16-10 to Penrith, while not their heaviest, was arguably their most inept.

Durkin: The NRL needs more from Cooper Cronk

premium_icon Durkin: The NRL needs more from Cooper Cronk

In announcing his imminent retirement, Cooper Cronk has firing a warning shot to every player and coach in the NRL, writes Tony Durkin

Thu 23 May 2019

Buddy set for blockbuster return, De Goey to miss

Buddy set for blockbuster return, De Goey to miss

He hasn’t played over the past month, but the Swans' Lance "Buddy" Franklin is set to run out for the blockbuster Indigenious Round showdown with Collingwood

Brain concerns held for Cowboy Martin

premium_icon Brain concerns held for Cowboy Martin

Te Maire Martin’s NRL career is in limbo, with the Cowboy sidelined indefinitely after medical tests failed to clear him for a return after a bleed on his brain

Brennan on chopping block as Titans review operations

premium_icon Brennan on chopping block as Titans review operations

Titans coach Garth Brennan is fighting for his job after the Gold Coast board ordered a full investigation of the club’s operations

The perfect Maroons team based on stats

premium_icon The perfect Maroons team based on stats

If the SuperCoach stats don’t lie, this should be the Queensland team announced for State of Origin Game One, writes our in-house expert The Mastermind.

Juicy odds for Cronk to score a perfect finale

Juicy odds for Cronk to score a perfect finale

It would be the perfect farewell for Cooper Cronk – a premiership and a Clive Churchill medal in his last game. Ladbrokes is offering juicy odds of it happening

At least one Folau will make the World Cup

At least one Folau will make the World Cup

Maria Folau has won selection to compete at the Netball World Cup in a welcome dose of good news for the veteran Silver Ferns goal shoot.

Ben Barba to plead guilty to charges in Mackay

premium_icon Ben Barba to plead guilty to charges in Mackay

Disgraced former rugby league player Ben Barba intends to plead guilty.

Racing identity charged in cocaine ring sting

Racing identity charged in cocaine ring sting

An Australian racing identity has been charged for alleged involvement in a cocaine smuggling operation, following a police swoop on three people.

Nine clarifies Slater’s World Cup gig

Nine clarifies Slater’s World Cup gig

Channel 9 has moved to explain the role Aussie cricket star Michael Slater will play in its World Cup coverage after he was booted from a Qantas flight

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