News: Sport

Mystery of golf's much-missed Masters

Monday  11:51,   20 november 2017

The future of the Australian Masters golf tournament remains unclear almost 20 months after owners IMG scrapped the event from the summer calendar.Two big weeks are about to get underway on the home scene as Jason Day makes a rare appearance at the[...]

Cricket the first sport at new WA stadium

Monday  10:06,   20 november 2017

The new Optus Stadium in Perth will host the one-day international cricket match between Australia and England in late January.Optus Stadium will host the match on January 28 and the state government expects it to be the highest-attended sporting[...]

Tim Paine: I was going to retire last year

Monday  07:22,   20 november 2017
Sporting News

Aussie keeper gives some amazing insight into his surprise selection for the Ashes series.Tim Paine has revealed how close he came to retirement last year, with injuries and lack of form affecting the now 32-year-old's love of the[...]

Danica crashes out of penultimate NASCAR race of career

Monday  07:20,   20 november 2017
Sporting News

The penultimate NASCAR race of Danica Patrick's career ended prematurely.The penultimate NASCAR race of her career ended prematurely with 18 laps to go in Stage 2 of the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami[...]

Rein reunites with Brennan at Gold Coast

Monday  06:05,   20 november 2017
Sporting News

Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan makes his first big signing.Rein and Brennan formed a close relationship in their time with the Panthers' NSW Cup side last year, going the distance together and claiming both the Intrust Super Premiership and State[...]

Western Bulldogs name Easton Wood as captain, Marcus Bontempelli as vice-captain

Monday  02:51,   20 november 2017
The Age

Easton Wood will lead the Western Bulldogs in 2018 with Marcus Bontempelli as his vice-captain, with the club announcing a new six-player leadership group.Wood, 28, and Bontempelli, who turns 22 in November, will be joined in the leadership group[...]

Old man Roughead leading AFL's Hawks

Monday  02:50,   20 november 2017

Jarryd Roughead isn't sure what Hawthorn needs from the AFL draft but knows the club will see an injection of quality in 2018.Not only was it November, an unseasonably early start for the AFL heavyweights, Roughead looked around and noticed[...]

Kewell addresses fan bust-up reports

Monday  02:50,   20 november 2017
Sporting News

It's a different response from his post-match comments.Crawley Town were defeated 4-0 by Wycombe Wanderers and the former Socceroo, who coaches Crawley Town in England's League Two, seemingly took offence to "abusive" comments from the[...]

Rioli granted time off on compassionate grounds

Monday  00:38,   20 november 2017
Sporting News

He will spend an indefinite amount of time away from the club.Rioli will spend an indefinite amount of time away from the club after his father suffered a heart[...]

Ashes 2017: Australia and Steve Smith must establish style, says Michael Clarke

Monday  00:37,   20 november 2017
Brisbane Times

The former Test captain believes Australian team is approaching the Ashes unsure about its own style.The man who told England's James Anderson to "get ready for a broken f------ arm" believes the current Australian team is[...]

Comment: The Ashes: If the 2013-14 series taught us anything, it's don't rule out the underdog just yet

Sunday  23:52,   19 november 2017

I have a recording of an interview with former Australian captain Michael Clarke conducted before the 2013-14 Ashes series that I cannot bring myself to delete, no matter how full the memory on the micro-recorder becomes. It is not Clarke's[...]

Aussie Peers wins ATP World Tour Final

Sunday  23:29,   19 november 2017

Australian Davis Cup doubles ace John Peers has emulated celebrated compatriots Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge with a second season-ending championship.Peers, 29, and Finn Henri Kontinen capped a memorable year with a dominant 6-4 6-2 victory[...]

Women's Ashes: England gets some consolation with Twenty20 win over Australia in Canberra

Sunday  21:21,   19 november 2017
ABC News

<p>Australia's batting line-up crumbled in pursuit of a modest target to lose the second women's Ashes Twenty20 clash to England by 40 runs in Canberra on Sunday.</p>After retaining the Ashes two days ago with a comprehensive Twenty20[...]

Australia rue lack of effort in T20 loss

Sunday  21:21,   19 november 2017

Australian captain Rachael Haynes says her side's effort in losing the second women's Ashes Twenty20 clash against England was disappointing.The hosts' batting crumbled while chasing England's 6-152 in Canberra on Sunday in the 40-run[...]

Victory break duck over injury-hit Glory

Sunday  20:52,   19 november 2017

Perth Glory's injury crisis is so bad that coach Kenny Lowe has been forced to call in teenage reinforcements.Glory slumped to their second loss on the trot on Sunday when they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Victory in front of 13,565 fans at nib[...]