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Mon 16 Jul 2018

Diamonds don't need to change their game too much: Bassett

premium_icon Diamonds don't need to change their game too much: Bassett

"I THINK there was plenty of good stuff (at the Gold Coast Games).”

Refs boss admits Bunker bungled O’Sullivan try

Refs boss admits Bunker bungled O’Sullivan try

THE call confused everyone watching — including the man who scored. Now NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton admits the Bunker got it seriously wrong.

Favourite punters have big day out

Favourite punters have big day out

GOLDEN Sheaf's win in the first race launched a stellar day for favourite punters at last week's metropolitan race meeting at Ipswich.

‘I can rule that out’: Giant responds to trade talk

‘I can rule that out’: Giant responds to trade talk

GWS star Dylan Shiel has been the centre of speculation but now he’s ruled out a move away from the Giants in this year’s trade period.

All Blacks’ World Cup defence given boost

All Blacks’ World Cup defence given boost

THE All Blacks have retained two of their top young talents with Ardie Savea and Jordie Barrett agreeing to stay for their Rugby World Cup defence next year.

Aussie crews oarsome at World Cup

Aussie crews oarsome at World Cup

AUSTRALIA’S top women’s four completed preparations for the upcoming world rowing championships with gold and a World Cup crown on a day of success in Lucerne

‘They didn’t play football’: Lovren’s salty France dig

‘They didn’t play football’: Lovren’s salty France dig

CROATIA dominated France in possession during the World Cup final but walked away losers. Now defender Dejan Lovren has had his say on the French tactics.

F1 minnows move up the grid

F1 minnows move up the grid

IN 12 months, they’ve shot from distant tailenders to midfield regulars. But what has changed at Sauber — and just how good is F1 rookie Charles Leclerc?

Career mystery rears head as Sutton eyes 300th

Career mystery rears head as Sutton eyes 300th

A HISTORIC milestone for John Sutton this weekend will be a bittersweet moment from a career clouded by mystery.

Naitanui faces 12 months on sidelines

Naitanui faces 12 months on sidelines

STAR ruckman Nic Naitanui could miss another 12 months of football if West Coast's worst fears are realised.

Silver lining for Aussies in mixed teams triathlon

Silver lining for Aussies in mixed teams triathlon

AUSTRALIA has left the Hamburg world triathlon series without a single title after losing its world crown in the new Olympic mixed team’s event to France.

McCullough escapes ban for punch

McCullough escapes ban for punch

THE NRL has let Andrew McCullough off with only a fine for punching Warriors player Chris Satae in the head, while Satae avoided a ban for his lifted elbow.

Bunnies hop clear in premiership race

Bunnies hop clear in premiership race

THE Rabbitohs remain a game clear after extending their impressive winning streak but that will be of little consolation without premiership success.

Quirk cops ‘embarrassing’ ban for ‘love tap’

Quirk cops ‘embarrassing’ ban for ‘love tap’

SUNWOLVES flanker Ed Quirk was deemed to have committed “physical abuse” for the “love tap” that saw him controversially red-carded in clash against the Reds.

League hardman backs Bronco for going the biff

League hardman backs Bronco for going the biff

FORMER rugby league hardman Steve ‘Blocker’ Roach has leapt to the defence of Brisbane hooker Andrew McCullough in the wake of his Suncorp Stadium punch-up.

Djokovic’s son’s Wimbledon disgrace

Djokovic’s son’s Wimbledon disgrace

NOVAK Djokovic’s son has exposed Wimbledon’s other ugly and archaic rule that tarnished an iconic sporting moment.

Public vote for top jockey tipped to be real winner

Public vote for top jockey tipped to be real winner

JUST who is the country’s most popular jockey? Hong Kong engages the public in voting for its racing awards and it's a concept that could work in Australia.

New deal looms for Lion Walker

New deal looms for Lion Walker

LIONS vice-captain Harris Andrews is facing another week on the sidelines, giving resurgent defender Josh Walker more opportunity to push for a new deal.

Rebels’ star bailed after assault charge on teammate

Rebels’ star bailed after assault charge on teammate

MELBOURNE Rebels star Amanaki Mafi will be allowed to return home after appearing in a New Zealand court accused of assaulting teammate Lopeti Timani.

Hero-to-villain moments split French fortunes 12 years apart

Hero-to-villain moments split French fortunes 12 years apart

A CRUEL twist of fate helped France lift its second World Cup trophy in Russia, 12 years after it was on the wrong end of another ‘hero-to-villain’ moment.

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