News: Sport

Cameron Smith issued with warning notice for elbowing incident

Monday  09:56,   19 february 2018
Sporting News

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Alex Blackwell announces retirement from international cricket

Monday  09:27,   19 february 2018
Sydney Morning Herald

Australian vice-captain Alex Blackwell has retired from international and state cricket but will continue to play in the Women's Big Bash League.Blackwell, 34, is Australia's most capped female player, having played 251 matches across all three[...]

Why some female Olympic athletes are referred to as 'ladies' instead of 'women'

Monday  08:01,   19 february 2018
Business Insider Australia

The naming of events at the Winter Olympics offers an odd inconsistency in which female athletes are sometimes referred to as "women" and others are "ladies."Despite the record numbers, the games still seemingly can't agree on[...]

McGuire slams 'unacceptable' De Goey

Monday  07:20,   19 february 2018
Wide World of Sports

Collingwood Magpies president Eddie McGuire has described Jordan De Goey's drink driving charge as 'unacceptable' on Triple M's Hot Breakfast program.De Goey is expected to learn his fate on Monday but there are reports the club will [...]

Federer cruises past Dimitrov to claim Rotterdam title

Monday  04:47,   19 february 2018
Reuters

Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings with his second title of the season, swatting aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday. Federer, 36, who guaranteed[...]

Bizarre scenes as batsman recalled in Shield

Monday  04:47,   19 february 2018
Wide World of Sports

There were bizarre scenes in the Sheffield Shield as Josh Inglis was recalled, much to the confusion of commentators and cricket fans alikeAfter receiving a good delivery from Sam Rainbird in the Warriors' second innings of the match, he was[...]

Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

Monday  01:28,   19 february 2018
The New York Times

A Russian curler who won a bronze medal in Pyeongchang has failed a preliminary doping test, complicating Russia’s efforts to move past a vast, state-backed cheating scheme.The athlete, Alexander Krushelnytsky, who competed in mixed doubles curling[...]

Comment: When only gold is good enough: Australia has lost its Olympic spirit

Sunday  23:21,   18 february 2018
Sydney Morning Herald

Australia is a sunburnt country not known for its snowfalls yet now only gold will do in the Winter Olympics.It may have been deemed the “most unexpected gold medal in history”, but that is what made that moment so delightful. Bradbury was our[...]

Chloe Kim continues unfiltered ways on Twitter

Sunday  22:25,   18 february 2018
For The Win

The Olympic gold medal winner isn't having it.Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim tweeted that she has noticed a bit of a change in just how nice some people are being to her since she took home gold earlier this[...]

Day wins inaugural Betty Cuthbert Medal

Sunday  20:46,   18 february 2018
MSN

Riley Day has become the first winner of Australian athletics Betty Cuthbert Medal.The medal, which honours the legendary four-time Olympic sprint gold medallist who died last year aged 79, will be awarded annually to the athlete who produces the[...]

Club great questions Pies discipline after De Goey caught drink driving

Sunday  18:30,   18 february 2018
The Age

Leaders set to decide on punishment after Jordan De Goey caught drink driving.Collingwood great Tony Shaw has questioned the disciplinary standards at the Magpies after Jordan De Goey again found himself facing a club suspension for the second time[...]

Nigeria's bobsled team began their journey in a Texas garage

Sunday  16:58,   18 february 2018
9News.com.au

Everybody loves an underdog story and at the winter Olympics, they are as good as gold. In 1988, Englishman Michael Edwards, a courageous but very average ski jumper, soared into Olympic folklore. He became known as "Eddie the Eagle", his story[...]

Australian Henshaw out of ski slopestyle

Sunday  15:52,   18 february 2018
MSN

A tough Winter Olympics experience has ended for Australian slopestyle skier Russ Henshaw.The slopestyle skier literally hobbled into the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and then hobbled out again as he finished 19th and failed to qualify for the[...]

Tony Popovic linked to Sydney FC as Graham Arnold replacement

Sunday  11:25,   18 february 2018
Sporting News

Could the former Wanderers coach be tempted to switch the red and black for sky blue?With current Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold all but set to lead the Socceroos after the 2018 World Cup, former Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has been[...]

Collingwood's Jordan De Goey caught drink driving

Sunday  11:06,   18 february 2018
MSN

<p>Collingwood midfielder Jordan De Goey has been caught drink driving, returning a blood alcohol level almost twice the legal limit in a random breath test.</p>The club said De Goey notified them his licence had been immediately suspended[...]