News: Sport

Konta kicks off day 4 at Australian Open

Wednesday  20:06,   18 january 2017
MSN

In-form Brit Johanna Konta will help get day four of the Australian Open underway when she takes on Japan's Naomi Osaka on Rod Laver Arena on Thursday morning.Seeded ninth at the Australian Open, Konta defeated Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard and [...]

Tomic edges into Open third round

Wednesday  19:06,   18 january 2017
MSN

Bernard Tomic is through to the Australian Open third round after a hard-fought win over Victor Estrella Burgos.Australia's No.1 Kyrgios capitulated in five sets against Italian Andreas Seppi after taking a two sets to love[...]

Mullen faces battle to beat rare drug test

Wednesday  18:36,   18 january 2017
MSN

Jarrod Mullen may face a long process to beat a potential NRL ban after allegedly testing positive to an anabolic steroid rarely found in Australian sport.Mullen has until January 31 to request a B-sample of the November test in which he allegedly[...]

Sodhi sends Thunder packing in BBL

Wednesday  16:31,   18 january 2017
MSN

<p>He had a green bat for a green night, but Carlos Brathwaite and the Thunder only saw red after their BBL title defence came to an embarrassing end on Wednesday night at Sydney's Spotless Stadium.</p>Needing a fourth-straight win in[...]

Andy Murray shrugs off Australian Open ankle issue to beat Andrey Rublev

Wednesday  16:31,   18 january 2017
The Guardian

Andy Murray had to call on a trainer in the third set after injuring his ankle but beat the world No156 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 with relative easeHe made the most of a heaven-sent opportunity against the little-known Russian teenager, world No156 Andrey[...]

Kyrgios loses drama-charged Open match

Wednesday  15:06,   18 january 2017
9News.com.au

Nick Kyrgios has suffered a spectacular collapse to crash out of the Australian Open with a dramatic five-set second-round loss to Andreas Seppi.In a spectacular collapse, Kyrgios blew a two-set advantage to fall 1-6 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 6-1 10-8 to[...]

Wayward serve causes tennis elbow

Wednesday  14:51,   18 january 2017
9News.com.au

Playing doubles tennis is all about trust and nobody knows that now better than the Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek.The Czech Republic tennis player was competing in the doubles tournament with his partner Vasek[...]

Anthony Joshua sent vile abuse from trolls after IBF World heavyweight champion posts picture of himself praying in a mosque

Wednesday  14:20,   18 january 2017
Mirror

The British star has been enjoying some time off in Dubai ahead of his mega fight with Wladimir Klitschko in AprilThe IBF World heavyweight champion is enjoying some down time in Dubai ahead of his mega fight with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley[...]

How Ben Barba's new deal with the Sharks could influence the future of Valentine Holmes

Wednesday  14:07,   18 january 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

The Sharks have thrown their fullback a lifeline after he tested positive to cocaine — but now face a battle to re-sign the star wingerIn a development that could influence the future of winger Valentine Holmes, Cronulla confirmed on Wednesday that[...]

Australian Open: Ash Barty reaches third round, beating Shelby Rogers in straight sets

Wednesday  13:37,   18 january 2017
MSN

Ash Barty has reached the third round of a major for the first time after beating American Shelby Rogers in straight sets at the Australian Open.&nbsp;Barty, ranked 223 in the world, scored a 7-5 6-1 win over a player ranked 171 spots ahead of[...]

Two ARL commissioners step down: report

Wednesday  12:05,   18 january 2017
9News.com.au

Two ARL commissioners, Jeremy Sutcliffe and Graeme Samuel, have reportedly resigned from the eight-member panel. Prominent businessmen Graeme Samuel and Jeremy Sutcliffe have reportedly resigned as Australian Rugby League commissioners.Fairfax[...]

Aussie spinner Jon Holland hits out at selectors

Wednesday  12:05,   18 january 2017
Sporting News

Left arm spinner Jon Holland has hit out at Australian Test selectors at what he perceives to be a lack of communication over his omission from the squad to tour India next month. Holland, who played two matches last year after being drafted into[...]

Bouchard wins ugly and looks to the future

Wednesday  11:51,   18 january 2017
Reuters

<p>Eugenie Bouchard took another step on the path she hopes will take her back to the top of the game with a 7-6(5) 6-2 victory over Peng Shuai.</p>The Canadian crowd favourite had a minor wobble midway through the first set before securing a[...]

Porte hoping for Willunga showdown

Wednesday  11:36,   18 january 2017
9News.com.au

Richie Porte would love nothing more than to secure the Tour Down Under by fending off his rivals on Willunga Hill on Saturday.After blitzing the field to claim Wednesday’s stage two from Stirling to Paracombe, the BMC rider expressed a desire to[...]

Barba, Sharks to wait on NRL registration

Wednesday  11:21,   18 january 2017
MSN

Cronulla have announced the re-signing of Ben Barba just 71 days after being released by the club, however his contract will have to be registered by the NRL.The Sharks confirmed on Wednesday they had re-signed their controversial fullback to a new[...]