News: Sport

AFL could open a trade window from January

Tuesday  10:22,   24 april 2018
The Age

The AFL has not shut the door on clubs being able to trade players in a player transfer period starting in JanuaryThe AFL mid-season trading period could be a misnomer with the league open to a player transfer period being open from January until a[...]

Franklin out, Optus Stadium blamed

Tuesday  08:32,   24 april 2018

Sydney have suffered a huge double blow with Lance Franklin and Dan Hannebery both ruled out of their blockbuster clash with Geelong this weekend. Franklin (bruised heel) and Hannebery (groin) have both succumbed to injury and will not make the trip [...]

How Greg Inglis almost turned his back on rugby league

Tuesday  08:31,   24 april 2018
Sporting News

''I was coming very close to it.''Losing the battle to life without football, the South Sydney skipper checked into a mental rehabilitation facility to overcome his mental demons as he watched his teammates slide down the ladder from [...]

Masterchef contestant dies running London Marathon

Tuesday  07:31,   24 april 2018
Wide World of Sports

Tributes have flooded in for Masterchef contestant Matt Campbell after he collapsed at the 22 mile mark and later died during the running of the London Marathon. (AAP/Twitter) Tributes have flooded in for former Masterchef semi-finalist Matt[...]

Comment: The Ricciardo conundrum

Tuesday  04:55,   24 april 2018
The Roar

Every season, Formula One buys into the promise of an inevitably disappointing driver silly season, but could Daniel Ricciardo deliver on the hype in 2018? The Australian’s signature is among the most coveted not already committed, but[...]

Comment: Anzac Day clash is a great AFL tradition, but it should not just be Collingwood and Essendon

Tuesday  04:32,   24 april 2018

The AFL has walked such a fine line on social issues that, sometimes, it is difficult to tell whether it is a good corporate citizen or an opportunistic cause merchant. As Fairfax Media reported on the weekend, two new documentaries about[...]

More Manly NRL players facing fines

Tuesday  02:31,   24 april 2018

A News Corp report claims six more Manly players will cop fines on Tuesday for defying team orders and going on a night out in Gladstone.Captain Daly Cherry-Evans has already been slapped with a $10,000 penalty following the side's shenanigans after [...]

Port fume as AFL player probe drags on

Tuesday  02:31,   24 april 2018

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch has voiced his concerns over the AFL's handling of an investigation into an incident involving Sam Powell-Pepper. Port Adelaide chairman David Koch has publicly vented his frustrations with the AFL as Sam[...]

Cats proud of Selwood over striking charge

Tuesday  02:31,   24 april 2018
Wide World of Sports

Geelong coach Chris Scott is proud of how Joel Selwood behaved on Saturday night and hopes the club will challenge the captain's one-game ban.Geelong are poised to challenge Joel Selwood's striking charge, meaning a busy night at the AFL[...]

'I nearly fell off my chair' - Shock, confusion as AFL clear Ryan Burton for bump on Shaun Higgins

Tuesday  02:31,   24 april 2018
Sporting News

Gerad Whateley and Mark Robinson made some very valid points.Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson have called for clarity on confusing rules surrounding the bump after Hawthorn defender Ryan Burton was cleared for his brutal hit on North Melbourne's[...]

Dragons relish familiarity for Anzac Day

Monday  16:06,   23 april 2018

Having not trained properly since their previous NRL game, the Dragons will rely on this season's most stable side when they take on the Roosters on Anzac Day.The timing of Anzac Day on a Wednesday this year has proven a nightmare for both the[...]

Concussed Roos ace Higgins recovering well

Monday  14:12,   23 april 2018

North Melbourne's Shaun Higgins is in good spirits but remains in hospital after being knocked out in the Kangaroos' AFL win over Hawthorn.The 30-year-old was knocked out cold in a sickening collision with Ryan Burton at Etihad Stadium, just [...]

Super Netball draws world's best, but questions raised over import policy after Diamonds' loss

Monday  14:07,   23 april 2018
ABC News

Super Netball's season two gets underway this weekend, in the shadows of Australia's shock Commonwealth Games loss to England and amid a debate over the merits of including international players in the league.Having just finished a really[...]

Hawk cited for alleged stomp, Mitchell breathes easy, Thomas sent to tribunal

Monday  14:07,   23 april 2018
Brisbane Times

Michael Christian reveals his findings after a dramatic weekend of footballSicily and Port Adelaide's Lindsay Thomas are both heading straight to the tribunal on Tuesday night after match review officer Michael Christian laid 12 charges from six[...]

Sterlo: Burgess needs to control his aggression

Monday  14:07,   23 april 2018
Wide World of Sports

NRL legend Peter Sterling has said that South Sydney Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess must control his aggression, following a second suspension of the season.Burgess is facing more time on the sidelines after a brutal hit on Canberra Raiders star Aidan[...]