National Sport

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Cordner’s call: Roosters ready to hit top gear

premium_icon Cordner’s call: Roosters ready to hit top gear

The Roosters know how to time their run towards a title - and Boyd Cordner has declared it’s time for the defending premiers to take things to the next level.

Djokovic rocked by marriage claims

Djokovic rocked by marriage claims

Having his wife and son watch as he won Wimbledon last year was Novak Djokovic’s happiest moment. Their no-show in 2019 has tongues wagging

Hail Mary: Dragons set to punt on injured star

Hail Mary: Dragons set to punt on injured star

Dragons skipper Gareth Widdop is firming for a return against the Rabbitohs in Round 19, which will force a backline reshuffle in Paul McGregor’s side.

Tour de France saving its best for last

premium_icon Tour de France saving its best for last

With six riders within reach of the podium heading into the final stages in the Alps, this year’s edition of the Tour de France is set for a thrilling finish.

Diamonds coach admits job in jeopardy

premium_icon Diamonds coach admits job in jeopardy

After losing their second straight major tournament for the first time in more than a decade, coach Lisa Alexander concedes her Diamonds job is under threat.

Bradman record Aussie women have in their sights

premium_icon Bradman record Aussie women have in their sights

With the Ashes retained, Meg Lanning’s Australia have now turned their focus to matching an achievement of one of the greatest sides ever to leave our shores.

Bartel takes aim at boring Cats

premium_icon Bartel takes aim at boring Cats

The Cats are on top of the ladder but have lost three of their past five and club great Jimmy Bartel warns they must change their ways to rediscover their best.

A slap in the face to clean athletes

premium_icon A slap in the face to clean athletes

FINA’s decision to punish Australia’s Mack Horton shows how out of touch the cold-blooded bureaucrats are with the sport of swimming writes Julian Linden.

Japan trip almost cost Diva shot at history

premium_icon Japan trip almost cost Diva shot at history

A new book on Makybe Diva has revealed a Japanese campaign left her on the brink of retirement before her tilt at a historic third successive Melbourne Cup.

Glenn opens door for Titans move

premium_icon Glenn opens door for Titans move

Off contract at the end of the year, Brisbane veteran Alex Glenn is rightfully considering his future — and thinks he would have plenty to offer the Titans.

Warne’s shock Aussie Ashes snub

Warne’s shock Aussie Ashes snub

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has named his squad for the upcoming Ashes series, but one batsmen couldn’t earn a spot.

How Le Tour deals with graffiti penises

How Le Tour deals with graffiti penises

Meet the two men with the strangest job at the Tour de France — their task is to travel the course of the Tour converting NSFW graffiti into works of art.

China hits back at Mack Horton

China hits back at Mack Horton

Swimming Australia and Chinese media have reacted to Mack Horton’s controversial protest as one influential figure accused him of going too far.

Ronaldo cleared of rape charges

Ronaldo cleared of rape charges

Cristiano Ronaldo has been cleared of rape charges relating to a 2009 incident in Las Vegas as ‘claims can’t be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.’

Explosive $18m claim rocks Ricciardo

Explosive $18m claim rocks Ricciardo

News of a bitter personal dispute between Daniel Ricciardo and his former advisor has emerged amid reports of an $18 million lawsuit.

Aussie upstages Sun Yang, joins Thorpe

Aussie upstages Sun Yang, joins Thorpe

A 21-year-old Aussie star came from nowhere to outshine controversial Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and put the world on notice.

2032 Olympics bid a step closer

premium_icon 2032 Olympics bid a step closer

A bid for the 2032 Olympic Games in Queensland is closer to reality with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk leading a taskforce to determine the full cost of the event.

Fresh twist as swimming slaps Horton

Fresh twist as swimming slaps Horton

Mack Horton will be officially warned by swimming’s governing body, who denounced the Aussie star’s protest against Sun Yang.

Mon 22 Jul 2019

Socceroos swap at Victory to mark new era

premium_icon Socceroos swap at Victory to mark new era

With Melbourne Victory on the verge of losing Terry Antonis to Suwon Bluewings, new coach Marco Kurz looks set to secure a pretty handy replacement.

Rance’s finals comeback bid out of his hands

premium_icon Rance’s finals comeback bid out of his hands

An amazing September return for Richmond defender Alex Rance is not out of the realm of possibility but the decision won’t be made by the player or club.

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