National Sport

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Hooper: Sacrifice, hard work to pay off

premium_icon Hooper: Sacrifice, hard work to pay off

Captain Michael Hooper explains the team doesn’t have to be on top form from the first match.

Frawley’s wife reveals what led to star's death

Frawley’s wife reveals what led to star's death

Danny Frawley’s wife has detailed the lead-up to his death, writing the AFL great would want her to “be open” about the events.

Head to miss SA’s one-day opener

premium_icon Head to miss SA’s one-day opener

Axed Test batsman Travis Head has copped a second blow in a week with Cricket Australia asking that he be rested from opening Marsh Cup games.

The key Tigers who missed Cats whack

premium_icon The key Tigers who missed Cats whack

In their only meeting this year Geelong smashed Richmond on a Friday night at the MCG. But the Cats would be “naive” to pay too much attention to that result.

Eels young gun’s relief, Broncos forward cops two charges

Eels young gun’s relief, Broncos forward cops two charges

Parramatta playmaker Dylan Brown will be free to play against Melbourne in the Saturday’s semi-final.

Classy scenes from Ashes dressing room

Classy scenes from Ashes dressing room

Even on the final day of the 2019 Ashes, Australian and England stars were at each others’ throats. It was a very different scene in the dressing rooms.

Cheika bristles at Mortlock criticism

Cheika bristles at Mortlock criticism

Michael Cheika has described the Wallabies’ lead-up to the World Cup as “perfect” while hitting back at former skipper Stirling Mortlock.

Where should axe fall after Ashes batting flops?

premium_icon Where should axe fall after Ashes batting flops?

Aside from Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, no Australian top six batsmen can feel truly secure in their position in the side.

Australia’s bold World Cup bid

premium_icon Australia’s bold World Cup bid

Buoyed by the success of recent blockbuster home matches against the USA, Basketball Australia have begun negotiations to bring the World Cup to Australia.

Archer ‘thought he could rip my head off’

premium_icon Archer ‘thought he could rip my head off’

Matthew Wade and Jofra Archer spiced up The Oval with a war of words and glaring contest.

Burns firms as next Crows coach

premium_icon Burns firms as next Crows coach

An AFL great has endorsed Scott Burns to take over from Don Pyke as the new Adelaide Crows coach. And the betting market has responded.

Ponting reveals Aussie Test XI locks

Ponting reveals Aussie Test XI locks

Aussie legend Ricky Ponting has made a tough call on four Ashes heroes, identifying just seven players as “locks” for the First Test of the summer.

Paine savours moment but challenges side to improve

premium_icon Paine savours moment but challenges side to improve

Tim Paine is “thrilled” to be taking the urn home, but a drawn series and the over-reliance on a few key individuals leaves room for improvements.

Extraordinary fallout to Fury bloodbath

Extraordinary fallout to Fury bloodbath

After suffering a cut that looked “like a shark’s mouth”, heavyweight champ Tyson Fury played with fire — and his old man is fuming.

The genius of Smith finally silences English boos

premium_icon The genius of Smith finally silences English boos

Steve Smith left the field at The Oval to the standing ovation his talent and resolve deserved.

The Tackle: Can Magpies star shake it off?

premium_icon The Tackle: Can Magpies star shake it off?

Jordan Lewis says there’s an obvious pick in the Collingwood midfield the AFL’s No. 1 tagger should go to.

Monday Buzz: Ricky’s rare praise for Raiders star

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Ricky’s rare praise for Raiders star

After bouncing back from rugby league’s scrapheap, Jack Wighton has enjoyed a breakout season for Canberra — and been compared to one of the game’s genuine greats.

Damning Boomers truth exposed

Damning Boomers truth exposed

This generation of Australian basketballers has exhausted its potential and it’s time for a shake-up ahead of next year’s Olympics.

Ricciardo facing 2021 F1 uncertainty

Ricciardo facing 2021 F1 uncertainty

A SIMPLE admission from Renault’s managing director may have Daniel Ricciardo looking into his options for the 2021 season.

Aussie Mills snubbed for World Cup hero

Aussie Mills snubbed for World Cup hero

Spain have claimed the World Cup and swept all the major awards, leaving the tournament’s second leading scorer Patty Mills out in the cold.

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