NRL Round 11 The Winners and Losers 

NRL Round 11 The Winners and Losers  Penrith 16-Wests Tigers 2 NZ Warriors 24-Parramatta 14 Brisbane 28-Sydney Roosters 22 Gold Coast 33-Newcastle 26 Souths 20-North Queensland 19 Manly 24-Melbourne 4 St. George-Illawarra 25-Canberra 18 Cronulla 22-Canterbury 16 WINNERS PENRITH = winning return for Nathan Cleary. NZ WARRIORS = fourth away win from five games. BRISBANE... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Nine The Winners and Losers 

NRL Round Nine The Winners and Losers  Brisbane 22-Canterbury 20 Souths 36-Newcastle 18 North Qld 26-Penrith 20 Canberra 32-Gold Coast 18 NZ Warriors 26-Wests Tigers 4 Cronulla 22-Parramatta 20 St. George-Illawarra 34-Melbourne 14 Sydney Roosters 22-Manly 20 WINNERS BRISBANE = controversial win. SOUTHS = redeemed themselves after the Brisbane loss. NORTH QLD = hung on... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Seven The Winners and Losers

NRL Round Seven The Winners and Losers Sydney Roosters 6-Canterbury 0 NZ Warriors 20- St. George-Illawarra  12 Melbourne 34-Brisbane 20 Souths 42-Canberra 18 Newcastle 22-Wests Tigers 20 North Queensland 26-Gold Coast 14 Parramatta 44-Manly 10 Cronulla 26-Penrith 22 WINNERS SYDNEY ROOSTERS = well, at least they won. NZ WARRIORS = brilliant rebound win against the... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Six The Winners and Losers 

NRL Round Six The Winners and Losers Souths 26-Sydney Roosters 14 Melbourne 40-Newcastle 14 St. George-Illawarra 40-Cronulla 20 Brisbane 27-NZ Warriors 18 Canterbury 27-North Qld 10 Canberra 18-Parramatta 2 Penrith 35-Gold Coast 12 Wests Tigers 38-Manly 12 WINNERS SOUTHS = brilliant win against the old enemy. MELBOURNE = back on the winners list after belting... Continue Reading →

Liz Cambage Ejected in the Grand Finals!

Opals star Liz Cambage was sensationally ejected during the second quarter of Australia’s win over England in the Grand Finals of the Women's Basketball in the XXI Commonwealth Games. The Opals was leading 38-22 at that time. Liz was booted off the court on a technical foul when she appeared to say something to the referees... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Five The Winners and Losers

THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND FIVE  Canberra 26-Canterbury 10 Sydney Roosters 28-Cronulla 10 St. George-Illawarra 16-Souths 12 Wests Tigers 11-Melbourne 10 NZ Warriors 22-North Queensland 12 Newcastle 15-Brisbane 10 Gold Coast 32-Manly 20 Penrith 12-Parramatta 6 WINNERS  CANBERRA = off the mark - finally - with an impressive win. SYDNEY ROOSTERS = big win... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Four The Winners and Losers

NRL Round Four The Winners and Losers Penrith 33-North Queensland 14 Souths 20-Canterbury 16 Cronulla 14-Melbourne 4 NZ Warriors 30-Sydney Roosters 6 Manly 32-Canberra 16 St. George-Illawarra 30-Newcastle 12  Gold Coast 26-Brisbane 14 Wests Tigers 30-Parramatta 20 WINNERS PENRITH = first win in Townsville in nine years. SOUTHS = brilliant comeback win. CRONULLA = dour,... Continue Reading →

Melbourne United 2018 NBL Premiers!

NBL GRAND FINAL GAME 5: MELBOURNE UNITED 100 vs ADELAIDE 36ERS 82 Melbourne United are NBL champions for the first time with the superstar back court of Chris Goulding and Casper Ware combining for 46 points to deliver the 100-82 Game 5 Grand Final victory over the Adelaide 36ers! The home team had won the opening four games... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Three The Winners and Losers

NRL ROUND THREE THE WINNERS AND LOSERS  Melbourne 30-North Queensland 14 Canterbury 20-Penrith 18 Brisbane 9-Wests Tigers 7 NZ Warriors 20-Canberra 19 Souths 34-Manly 6 Cronulla 14-Parramatta 4 St. George-Illawarra 54- Gold Coast 8 Sydney Roosters 38-Newcastle 8  WINNERS MELBOURNE = did enough to see off a tenacious North Qld. CANTERBURY = desperately-needed win over... Continue Reading →

THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND TWO

THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND TWO St. George-Illawarra 20-Cronulla 16 Sydney Roosters 30-Canterbury 12 Brisbane 24-North Queensland 20 NZ Warriors 20-Gold Coast 8 Penrith 18-Souths 14 Wests Tigers 10-Melbourne 8 Manly 54-Parramatta 0 Newcastle 30-Canberra 28 WINNERS ST.GEORGE-ILLAWARRA = brilliant comeback against their arch rivals. SYDNEY ROOSTERS = brilliant reversal after the upset loss... Continue Reading →

THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND ONE

THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND ONE St George-Illawarra 34-Brisbane 12 Newcastle 19-Manly 18 North Qld 20-Cronulla 14 Wests Tigers 10-Sydney Roosters 8 NZ Warriors 32-Souths 20 Melbourne 36-Canterbury 18 Penrith 24-Parramatta 14 Gold Coast 30-Canberra 28 WINNERS ST GEORGE-ILLAWARRA = big opening win at Kogarah. NEWCASTLE = Mitchell Pearce brings immediate success to Newcastle.... Continue Reading →

Boomers win over Gilas!

Australia's Boomer have maintained their unbeaten record and stormed to the top of Group B in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers after a convincing 84-68 victory over Gilas Pilipinas in Melbourne on the 22 Feb 2018. After a tight tussle for two-and-a-half quarters, the Boomers broke the game open with a match-winning... Continue Reading →

Perfect Australia win T20 tri-series

Australia completed their domination of the T20 tri-series, beating New Zealand in the final by 19 runs (on Duckworth-Lewis method) at Auckland's Eden Park. Bowling first, Ashton Agar (3/27), Kane Richardson (2/30) and Andrew Tye (2/30) restricted New Zealand to 9/150. Ross Taylor (43 not out off 38 balls) top scored for New Zealand. D'arcy... Continue Reading →

Auckland Blues win Global Rugby Tens

The Auckland Blues won the Global Rugby Tens at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium this weekend. The Blues beat the Hurricanes 10-7 in Saturday night's final. The Hurricanes led 7-0 for most of the final before Akira Ioane and George Moala sealed it for the Blues after the full-time siren. There was good news for the locals - the Queensland... Continue Reading →

Boomers playing FIBA in Melbourne

The 12 athletes who will represent the Australian Boomers in the second window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Melbourne have been named as they prepare to host the Philippines and Chinese Taipei on February 22 and 25 respectively. Following two wins in the first window, the Boomers can now move to the top... Continue Reading →

Adelaide win first BBL title

The Adelaide Strikers have won Big Bash League 07, beating Hobart Hurricanes by 25 runs at Adelaide Oval. Jake Weatherald scored 115 off 70 balls as Adelaide made 2/202. He compiled 140 for the second wicket with Travis Head (44 not out off 29). Veteran fast bowler Peter Siddle took 3/17 as Hobart made 5/177,... Continue Reading →

The Sheffield Shield home stretch

The Sheffield Shield returns on Thursday February 8 after nearly two months off for the Big Bash. New South Wales (three wins, one draw, one loss, 24.94 points), Queensland (2-2-1, 21.42) and Tasmania (2-1-2, 19.64) are in contention for the final (starting March 23). Western Australia (1-2-2, 17.56) and South Australia (1-2-2, 16.06) aren't far... Continue Reading →

Adelaide to host BBL07 final

The Adelaide Strikers will host the BBL07 final after beating the Melbourne Renegades by one run in the semi final at the Adelaide Oval. They play Hobart in the final on Sunday afternoon. Defending 5/178, Adelaide restricted Melbourne to 4/177. Marcus Harris (45 off 29 balls), Tom Cooper (36 not out off 29) and Kieron... Continue Reading →

Hobart into BBL07 final

The Hobart Hurricanes have upset the Perth Scorchers to make the BBL07 Big Final. Hobart christened the first BBL game at Perth's Optus Stadium, amassing 4/210 in the semi final. Matthew Wade scored 71 off 45 balls and Ben McDermott 67 not out off 30. Tim Bresnan took 2/40. In reply, Perth was dismissed for... Continue Reading →

England find ODI revenge

After losing the Ashes 4-0, England rebounded in the ODI series, winning 4-1. First ODI, MCG, 14 January: England by five wickets. England opened the ODI series with a five wicket win in Melbourne. Chasing Australia's 8/304, Jason Roy's massive 180 - supported by Joe Root's unbeaten 91, helped England to 5/308 with seven balls... Continue Reading →

Renegades clinch BBL finals spot

The Melbourne Renegades have finished third in BBL07, beating the Brisbane Heat by 26 runs at the Gabba. Defending 3/187, Kane Richardson (4/35), Dwayne Bravo (3/25) and Chris Tremain (3/29) dismissed the Heat for 161 in 19.5 overs (Alex Ross 36 off 27 balls, Ben Cutting 35 off 18). Matt Short (62 off 48) and... Continue Reading →

AFLW returns

The second AFLW season (Women's AFL) starts next weekend. Carlton and Collingwood open the 2018 season on Friday 2 February at Ikon Park (telecast live on Seven and Seven Mate). Melbourne play GWS at Casey Fields and defending premiers Adelaide host the Brisbane Lions at Norwood Oval on Saturday 3 February (a 2017 grand final... Continue Reading →

Stars upset Hurricanes

The Melbourne Stars put a huge dent in the Hobart Hurricanes' BBL07 finals hopes, winning by three wickets at the MCG. Chasing Hobart's 7/185, Kevin Pietersen - in his final BBL game - scored 46 off 23 balls, supported by Ben Dunk (30 off 20). Tymal Mills took 2/56 for Hobart. Daniel Christian scored 56... Continue Reading →

Scorchers finish top

The Perth Scorchers clinched the BBL07 minor premiership, beating Adelaide Strikers by four wickets at the WACA. Chasing Adelaide's 6/137, Adam Voges (56 not out off 45 balls) and Cameron Bancroft (49 off 39) got Perth to 6/141 with three balls left. Rashid Khan took 3/20 for Adelaide. Jake Weatherald scored 56 off 43 for... Continue Reading →

Renegades beat Thunder

The Melbourne Renegades defeated the Sydney Thunder by nine runs at Canberra's Manuka Oval, ending the Thunder's BBL07 season. Chasing Melbourne's 6/189, Ben Rohrer (48 off 21 balls) and Arjun Nair (45 off 25) helped the Thunder to 180, they compiled 84 for the fifth wicket. Kane Richardson took 4/22, Kieron Pollard 2/19 and Chris... Continue Reading →

Sixers win four straight

The Sydney Sixers won their fourth straight BBL07 game, beating Melbourne Stars by five wickets at the SCG. Chasing Melbourne's 5/189, Joe Denly (72 not out off 45 balls) and Nic Maddinson (61 off 26) helped the Stars to 5/190 with 15 balls left. Evan Gulbis took 2/22 and John Hastings 2/27 for the Stars.... Continue Reading →

Strikers back on top again

The Adelaide Strikers are back on top of BBL07, beating the Melbourne Renegades by 26 runs at Etihad Stadium. Defending 5/173, Billy Stanlake (2/22), Ben Laughlin (2/24) and Rashid Khan (2/26) restricted the Renegades to 7/147 (Brad Hodge 35 not out off 17 balls, Marcus Harris 25 off 31, Tom Cooper 24 off 16). Colin... Continue Reading →

Perth still on top

The Perth Scorchers confirmed a home semi-final, beating the Hobart Hurricanes by five wickets at the WACA. Chasing Hobart's 5/167, half centuries to Cameron Bancroft (54 off 36 balls) and Ashton Turner (50 not out off 27) helped Perth to 5/168 with four balls left. Simon Milenko (66 not out off 37), George Bailey (37... Continue Reading →

Thunder beat Stars

The Sydney Thunder defeated the Melbourne Stars by seven wickets at the MCG. Chasing the Stars' 6/147, Shane Watson (49 not out off 28 balls), Usman Khawaja (44 off 26) and James Vince (40 off 29) helped the Thunder to 3/149 off 16.1 overs. Liam Bowe took 2/30. Peter Handscomb (57 off 44) and Seb... Continue Reading →

Sixers destroy Heat

The Sydney Sixers won their third straight BBL07 game, beating the Brisbane Heat by nine wickets at the SCG. Sean Abbott (4/11), Nathan Lyon (2/17) and Carlos Brathwaite (2/20) dismissed Brisbane for 73 in 16.4 overs, their lowest BBL07 total. Daniel Hughes (37 not out off 28 balls) led the Sixers to 1/74 off 10... Continue Reading →

Strikers back on top

The Adelaide Strikers are back on top of the BBL07 ladder, beating Hobart Hurricanes by 11 runs at Adelaide Oval. Defending 4/187, Adelaide restricted Hobart to 4/176 (Alex Doolan 70 not out off 55 balls, Ben McDermott 45 off 29, D'Arcy Short 28 off 24). Alex Carey scored 100 off 56 balls for Adelaide, supported... Continue Reading →

Sixers smash Stars

The Sydney Sixers won their second straight BBL07 game, beating Melbourne Stars by eight wickets at the MCG. Chasing the Stars' 7/128, Nic Maddinson scored 62 off 31 and Daniel Hughes 49 not out off 46 as the Sixers reached 2/129 in 15.1 overs. Nathan Lyon took 3/18 and Sean Abbott 2/35 for the Sixers.... Continue Reading →

Hobart win five straight

The Hobart Hurricanes won their fifth straight BBL07 game, beating Brisbane Heat by six wickets at Bellerive Oval. Chasing Brisbane's 8/165, D'Arcy Short (59 off 49 balls), Ben McDermott (32 not out off 19) and Daniel Christian (23 off nine) led Hobart to 4/166 off 18.2 overs. Brendon McCullum (51 off 38), Joe Burns (38... Continue Reading →

Sixers win Sydney thriller

The Sydney Sixers won their first BBL07 match, beating the Sydney Thunder by eight wickets - off the last ball - at the SCG. Chasing the Thunder's 6/156, Daniel Hughes scored 66 not out off 55 balls, and Joe Denly 43 off 29, as the Sixers made 2/157. Chris Green (49 off 27) and James... Continue Reading →

Perth win top-of-the-table clash 

Perth leapgrogged Adelaide at the top of BBL07, beating the Strikers by six wickets in Alice Springs. Chasing 112, Perth reached 4/114 with 10 balls left. Hilton Cartwright (47 not out off 44 balls) and Ashton Agar (26 not out off 29) compiled an unbeaten 71 for the fifth wicket, dragging Perth from 4/43. Michael... Continue Reading →

Stars win second Melbourne derby

The Melbourne Stars won their first BBL07 game, beating the Melbourne Renegades by 23 runs at Etihad Stadium. Kevin Pietersen scored 74 off 46 balls as the Stars scored 4/167. He was supported by Peter Handscomb (41 off 37) and Glenn Maxwell (31 not out off 16). Pietersen and Handscomb compiled 110 for the second... Continue Reading →

Destanee Lost

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard won against Australian teenager Destanee Aiava in her debut at the Kooyong Classic which gave her some confidence leading in to the Australian Open. Eugenie started fast against the Australian and did not let up closing out the match 6-2 6-0 while tinkering with the technical changes the world No. 83 has... Continue Reading →

Thunder upset Scorchers 

The Sydney Thunder defeated the Perth Scorchers by three runs at Spotless Stadium. Usman Khawaja scored 85 off 51 balls as Sydney made 4/175. Tim Bresnan took 2/38 for Perth. Cameron Bancroft (75 not out off 56) and Hilton Cartwright (65 not out off 41) scored an unbeaten 137 for the fifth wicket - rescuing... Continue Reading →

Hurricanes win Gabba thriller

The Hobart Hurricanes defeated the Brisbane Heat by three runs at the Gabba. D'Arcy Short scored the highest ever BBL century, with 122 not out off 69 balls, as Hobart made 4/179. Cameron Boyce took 2/23 as Brisbane made 8/176. Brisbane needed four off the last ball, but Brendan Doggett was caught by Jofra Archer... Continue Reading →

Strikers cruise past Stars

The Adelaide Strikers joined Perth at the top of BBL07, beating Melbourne Stars by eight wickets at Adelaide Oval. Chasing Melbourne's 8/151, Adelaide scored 2/152 in 18.4 overs. Opener Alex Carey carried his bat for 59 not out off 52 balls, supported by Travis Head's 53 off 32. They compiled 74 for the second wicket.... Continue Reading →

Perth back on top

Perth returned to the top of BBL07, beating Melbourne Renegades by five wickets at the WACA. Chasing the Renegades' 3/185, Perth scored 5/186 off 19.5 overs. Ashton Turner (70 off 32 balls) and David Willey (55 off 41) scored half centuries.  It was a bittersweet WACA return for Brad Hogg, taking 1/38 but dropping Turner.... Continue Reading →

Hurricanes beat Sixers

The Hobart Hurricanes all but ended the Sydney Sixers' BBL07 campaign, beating the Sixers by five runs at Bellerive Oval. The Hurricanes sit on the edge of the top four. Defending 6/170, Hobart restricted Sydney to 4/165. Tymal Mills took 2/42 while Sam Billings (61 not out off 31), Jordan Silk (45 off 37) and... Continue Reading →

Australia win Ashes 4-0

Australia secured a 4-0 Ashes win at the SCG, winning by an innings and 123 runs. Trailing by 303 runs on first innings, England collapsed for 180, with Pat Cummins taking 4/39 and Nathan Lyon 3/54. Cummins finished with match figures of 8/119. Captain Joe Root (58 retired hurt) carried on valiantly after being hospitalised... Continue Reading →

Strikers top of BBL07

The Adelaide Strikers are on top of the BBL07 ladder after beating Sydney Thunder by 25 runs at Sydney's Spotless Stadium. Defending 7/158, Michael Neser (3/29), Peter Siddle (2/13) and Rashid Khan (2/21) restricted Sydney to 9/133. Kurtis Patterson scored 29 off 36 balls and Ben Rohrer 29 off 13. Colin Ingram (48 off 31)... Continue Reading →

Andrew Bogut Released

Melbournian Andrew Bogut has unfortunately been released by the Los Angeles Lakers. Andrew joined the LA Lakers at the beginning of the 2017-18 regular season where he was just averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Currently the Lakers are sitting on an 11-27 win-loss record and are in the last place in the Western Conference. Andrew... Continue Reading →

Renegades win Melbourne derby

The Melbourne Renegades won the first BBL07 Melbourne derby, beating the Stars by six wickets at the MCG. Chasing the Stars' 4/157, the Renegades made 4/159 in 17.5 overs. Mohammed Nabi scored 52 off 30 balls, Aaron Finch 43 off 22 and Cameron White 35 not out off 37. John Hastings took 2/24. Ben Dunk... Continue Reading →

Heat ends Perth’s streak

The Brisbane Hest defeated the Perth Scorchers by 49 runs in BBL07 at The Gabba. It's Perth's first BBL loss since 14 January 2017 (against Melbourne Stars). Defending 6/191, Brisbane dismissed Perth for 142 (Ashton Agar 31 off 18 balls, David Willey 25 off 27). Brendan Doggett took 5/35 and Mark Skeketee 3/28. Ben Cutting... Continue Reading →

Hobart win thriller 

The Hobart Hurricanes defeated the Adelaide Strikers by seven runs at Bellerive Oval. Jofra Archer took 3/15 as Adelaide - chasing Hobart's 5/183 - made 6/176. Colin Ingram (66 off 44 balls) and Travis Head (44 off 32) compiled 102 for the third wicket. D'Arcy Short scored 96 off 58 for Hobart, supported by Alex... Continue Reading →

Renegades beat Sixers in Geelong

The Melbourne Renegades won the first Geelong BBL game (at Kardinia Park), beating the Sydney Sixers by six wickets. Cameron White scored 49 not out off 44 balls as the Renegades - chasing Sydney's 8/111 - reached 2/112 in 15.3 overs. White compiled 91 for the second wicket with Aaron Finch (51 off 38).  Johan... Continue Reading →

Australia name ODI Squad

Australia have named a 14-man squad for the five-game ODI series against England. Captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc and Tim Paine crossover from the Test side, with Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Jhye Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye and Adam Zampa added from the Big... Continue Reading →

Brisbane Heat thrash Stars 

Brisbane won their third BBL07 game, beating the Melbourne Stars by nine wickets at the MCG. Chasing Melbourne's 7/141, Brisbane made 1/144 in 14.4 overs. Chris Lynn (63 not out off 46 balls) and Brendon McCullum (61 off 30) compiled 101 for the first wicket. Glenn Maxwell (50 off 39), Kevin Pietersen  (30 off 25)... Continue Reading →

Perth stay undefeated 

The Perth Scorchers continued their unbeaten BBL07 run, defeating the Sydney Sixers by six wickets at the WACA. Perth had little trouble chasing Sydney's 4/167, reaching 4/170 in 19.1 overs.  Michael Klinger (83 off 61 balls) and Ashton Turner (45 off 32) compiled 96 for the third wicket. Daniel Sams took 2/25 for Sydney. Jordan... Continue Reading →

Hobart’s breakthrough win

Hobart have won their first BBL07 match, beating Sydney Thunder by nine runs at Sydney's Spotless Stadium. Chasing Hobart's 3/189, Sydney fell short, reaching 8/180. Jos Buttler scored 81 off 43 balls, supported by Kurtis Patterson (36 off 26) and Shane Watson (36 off 31). Cameron Boyce took 2/14 and Jofra Archer 2/42 for Hobart.... Continue Reading →

Big win to Sydney Thunder 

The Sydney Thunder defeated the Hobart Hurricanes by 57 runs in Launceston. Chasing Sydney's 5/166, Hobart was dismissed for 109 in 19.3 overs. Alex Doolan scored 34 off 32 balls and Jofra Archer 25 not out off 16. Fawad Ahmed (2/14), Arjun Nair (2/17), Mitchell McCleganhan (2/19), Gurinder Sandhu (2/29) and Chris Green (2/30) shared... Continue Reading →

Cook dominates MCG draw

Alastair Cook's marathon double century highlighted the drawn fourth Ashes Test at the MCG. Chasing Australia's 327, Cook - after a lean summer - scored 244 not out in England's 491, a first innings lead of 164. Cook scored a century on day two, then continued on day three, batting 10-and-a-half hours overall and facing... Continue Reading →

Perth win in Melbourne 

The Perth Scorchers defeated the Melbourne Renegades by three wickets in BBL07 at Etihad Stadium. Chasing the Renegades' 9/130, Michael Klinger (37 runs off 37 balls), David Willey (31 off 21) and Adam Voges (24 off 18) helped Perth to 7/133 with one over left. Brad Hogg took 2/16 for the Renegades. Tom Cooper (34... Continue Reading →

Adelaide beat Sydney Sixers

The Adelaide Strikers beat the Sydney Sixers by six runs at the SCG. Chasing Adelaide's 3/167, Sydney made 8/161. Jordan Silk scored 50 off 32 balls, Steve O'Keefe 28 off 15 and Johan Botha 25 off 26. Rashid Khan (2/22), Billy Stanlake (2/31), Ben Laughlin (2/39) and Michael Neser (2/42) took the wickets. Strikers opener... Continue Reading →

Heat win Gabba thriller 

The Brisbane Heat defeated the Sydney Thunder by six wickets at the Gabba. In a rain-reduced 17 over game, the Heat - chasing the Thunder's 4/149 - reached 4/153 off the second-last ball.  Joe Burns (45 not out off 35 balls), Jimmy Pierson (43 off 39), Chris Lynn (25 off nine) and Alex Ross (25... Continue Reading →

Adelaide beat Thunder

The Adelaide Strikers beat the Sydney Thunder by 53 runs in BBL07 at Adelaide Oval. Defending 163, Ben Laughlin (4/26), Peter Siddle (2/6) and Rashid Khan (2/22) dismissed the Thunder for 110 in 18 overs. Kurtis Patterson scored 48 runs from 37 balls for the Thunder. Adelaide made 6/163 from 20 overs. Alex Carey (44... Continue Reading →

Renegades win in Hobart

The Melbourne Renegades defeated the Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets at Blundstone Arena in BBL 07. Chasing 165, Cameron White (79 not out off 59 balls) and Marcus Harris (50 off 34), compiled 113 for the second wicket as the Renegades reached 3/165 in 18.3 overs. Jofra Archer took 2/17. Hobart scored 8/164 off 20... Continue Reading →

Brisbane Heat beat Melbourne Stars

The Brisbane Heat won their first BBL home game, beating Melbourne Stars by 15 runs at The Gabba, despite an allround display from Marcus Stoinis. Chasing 207, Stoinis scored 99 from 51 balls as the Stars made 6/191. He compiled 137 for the fifth wicket with James Faulkner (47 not out from 38). Shadab Khan... Continue Reading →

Sydney Thunder win BBL opener 

The Sydney Thunder have won the opening Big Bash League 07 game, beating Sydney Sixers by five wickets off the final ball at Spotless Stadium. Chasing 150, Shane Watson scored 77 runs off 46 balls as the Thunder scored 5/150 from 19.5 overs. Daniel Sams took 4/14 for the Sixers. Sam Billings (32 off 21),... Continue Reading →

Australia regain Ashes

Australia regained the Ashes with an innings and 41 run win in the third Test at the WACA. Leading by 259 runs on first innings, Australia had England 4/127 at the end of day four. While there was a lengthy rain delay on day five, Australia only needed 35 more overs to dismiss England for... Continue Reading →

Australia take 2-0 Ashes lead

Australia are close to regaining the Ashes, beating England by 120 runs in Adelaide. Chasing 354, England were 4/176 at stumps on day four, setting up an intriguing final day. That intrigue was quickly destroyed, with England losing 6/57 in 22 overs. Mitchell Starc took 5/88, supported by Nathan Lyon (2/45) and Josh Hazlewood (2/49).... Continue Reading →

Perfect Kangaroos and Jillaroos

Australia were hot favourites entering the 2017 Rugby League World Cup...and they didn't disappoint. Australia won all six games, including a 6-0 World Cup Final win over England at Brisbane Stadium. Stung by the fadeout against Tonga, England held Australia to just one try (Boyd Cordner in the 15th minute, Cameron Smith goal), but it... Continue Reading →

Australia win first Ashes Test 

Australia won the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba by 10 wickets. Set 170 to win, Australia resumed at 0/114 on day five. They reached 0/173 from 50 overs with David Warner scoring 87 not out and debutant Cameron Bancroft 82 not out. A masterful century from Australian captain Steve Smith turned a likely first-innings... Continue Reading →

RLWC Semi Finals: The Winners and Losers 

​RLWC SEMI FINALS: THE WINNERS AND LOSERS  WINNERS Australia = cruised past Fiji to set up the inevitable Lang Park final. England = looked like winning comfortably, barely survived the Tonga fightback. LOSERS Fiji = semi final loss shouldn't tarnish their amazing World Cup performance. Tonga = fittingly brave end to an incredible tournament.

The Pacific nations’ World Cup win

At the start of this year's Rugby League World Cup, many assumed it'd be a race between Australia, New Zealand and possibly England to the Lang Park final in December. There's been a lot of criticism of the World Cup: poor crowds, predictable results (France, Scotland, Wales and USA finished with one draw between them)... Continue Reading →

Australian Women Retain Ashes

The Australian Women have led the way for the men's side, retaining the Women's Ashes last night. After winning the One Day International series 2-1 and drawing the one-off Test, Australia made it official by winning the first Twenty 20 International at North Sydney Oval, giving them an unbeatable 3-1 lead with two matches left.... Continue Reading →

Australian Ashes squad

Australia have announced their team for the first two Ashes Tests in Brisbane (November 23-27) and Adelaide (December 2-6), with a few surprises. Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and opening batsman Matthew Renshaw are dropped for Western Australia's Cameron Bancroft and Tasmanian Tim Paine, who hasn't played a Test in seven years. Wade never cemented his spot... Continue Reading →

Rugby League World Cup 2017 so far…

We've reached the end of the pool stages, with eight teams ready for the quarter finals. So let's review before the finals start. GROUP A Australia = as expected, Australia cruised through Group A. Their biggest challenge was England, who they beat 18-4. Beltings of France and Lebanon confirmed the inevitable. With New Zealand finishing... Continue Reading →

Women’s Rugby League World Cup

With the men's Rugby League World Cup entering the knockout stage, it's time for the women's Rugby League World Cup. There's just six teams competing (Australia, England and Cook Islands in Pool A; Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in Pool B), with all games (except for the final) at Cronulla's Southern Cross Group Stadium. Teams will play... Continue Reading →

AVL Round 7 – Melbourne Uni Blues Wins

The Melbourne Uni Blues Women have won their 2 games against the VVA (Victorian Volleyball Academy) Vultures last weekend's Round 7 match-ups! The Uni Blues remain unbeatable in the women’s Australian Volleyball League during the past four seasons. However, they  will face their toughest test in recent history with the 2017 competition gets underway as... Continue Reading →

Rugby League World Cup preview

Another Rugby League World Cup is nearly here, with defending champions Australia (co-hosting with New Zealand and Papua New Guinea) strong favourites. Once again, the tournament's pool structure is heavily favoured towards strong teams, with six teams from Group A and B (Australia, England, France, Lebanon, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, Tonga) qualifying for finals and... Continue Reading →

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017

Marc Marquez has won the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017 taking him a step closer to sealing the 2017 MotoGP™ World Championship! Marc of Repsol Honda Team will go into the final two rounds 33 points ahead of the competition putting him in good stead to take out his fourth MotoGP™ World Title. Crowd favourite... Continue Reading →

WNBL Round 2

Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs Bendigo Bank Spirit The WNBL traveled to the Geelong Arena for a Friday night clash with the Melbourne Boomers to taking on the Bendigo Spirit. An amazing atmosphere saw the Boomers secure a convincing 90-63 win over the Spirit, leading through all four quarters. Liz Cambage finished with a strong 25... Continue Reading →

Maria Sharapova is back!

Maria Sharapova, a tournament wildcard at the Tianjin Open, has finally won her first WTA title after beating Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka to win the competition at 7-5 7-6 (10-8) in a straight-sets victory last Sunday. Maria, a five-time grand slam champion, is making her comeback known after returning in April from her infamous drugs ban. Source:... Continue Reading →

It’s Nadal in China Open

Australian hopeful Nick Kyrgios was nowhere near Rafael Nadal, the current World Number 1, in the finals of the China Open. Source: Creative Commons - Carine06 Nick was unable to shake off another meltdown after a seemingly unfavourable line call in the opening game of the match, which gave Rafael the opportunity to win his 6th title... Continue Reading →

David Reynolds won Bathurst 1000

Erebus Motorsport and Holden driver David Reynolds won the 2017 Bathurst 1000 after triumphing everyone and winning the race around Mount Panorama! Even though there were a number of crashes in the closing stages, David and co-driver Luke Youlden finished the line with the rain-drenched conditions during the first half of the marathon. Bathurst top... Continue Reading →

2017-18 WNBL Season is here!

It kicks off TONIGHT! 5 Oct 7:30pm - Jayco Dandenong Rangers v Deakin Melbourne Boomers at Dandenong Stadium! The league’s 37th consecutive season tips off on Thursday night with the Michele Timms Cup and intrastate rivalry between the Rangers and Boomers re-ignited. In unfamiliar territory compared to previous years, Dandenong have a different looking roster... Continue Reading →

Brisbane International 2018

Brisbane International 2018 presented by Suncorp will be held at Queensland Tennis Centre from 31 December 2017 to 7 January 2018. The tournament is part of the Emirates Australian Open Series.  Defending champions Grigor Dimitrov and Karolina Pliskova return to Brisbane! Defending champions world No.8 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) and world No.4 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) will both... Continue Reading →

Melbourne Storm win NRL Premiership

Melbourne have won the 2017 NRL grand final, beating North Queensland 34-6 at Homebush tonight. After such a dominant season (22 wins, four losses and the minor premiership), many expected Melbourne to beat a Cowboys team who'd clawed from eight spot with three weeks of sudden-death football. After a close opening 20 minutes (with the... Continue Reading →

NRL Grand Final Preview

MELBOURNE STORM V NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS, ANZ STADIUM, SYDNEY 1 October 2017 After six months and 190-odd games, the final NRL game is here, with contrasting fortunes. Melbourne cruised to the minor premiership, beat a valiant Parramatta and thrashed Brisbane to make the grand final. North Queensland were planning an early Mad Monday on the... Continue Reading →

NRL Preliminary Finals: The Winners and Losers 

WINNERS  Melbourne = off to another grand final after nine straight wins. North Queensland = from eighth to the grand final. Incredible. LOSERS  Brisbane = Melbourne were too good for them. Sydney Roosters = massive disappointment after a great season.

NRL Preliminary Finals preview

Friday night: Melbourne v Brisbane, AAMI Park All the cards point to a Melbourne win; it's their second straight home final after a week off, while Brisbane are recovering from a bruising sudden-death win over Penrith. With no AFL finals on Friday night, this is a big chance for Storm fans to pack AAMI Park... Continue Reading →

Australia’s Davis Cup Semifinal Bid

Belgium defeat Australia 3-2 in Davis Cup semifinal Brussels, Belgium: Belgium has defeated Australia 3-2 on day three of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinals. Belgium’s world No.12 David Goffin defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-4 to level the tie and secure his first win over the Australian in four meetings. Captain Lleyton Hewitt called upon Jordan Thompson to take on Steve Darcis in the live... Continue Reading →

NRL Semi-Finals: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Brisbane = booked a blockbuster preliminary final in Melbourne. North Queensland = saved from an early Mad Monday by Canterbury, now one win from the grand final. LOSERS  Penrith = brave effort at Lang Park. Parramatta = straight-sets finals exit sours a brilliant season.

NRL Semi-Finals preview

Friday night: Brisbane v Penrith, Lang Park Redemption time for the Broncos after their close loss to the Roosters. Penrith will be full of confidence after beating Manly (albeit controversially) but Brisbane infront of a packed Lang Park will be too strong. BRISBANE BY SIX Saturday night: Parramatta v North Qld, Homebush Both sides surprised... Continue Reading →

NRL Finals Week One: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Sydney Roosters = into the preliminary final...just. Melbourne = did enough to beat Parramatta after trailing 10-4 at halftime. Penrith = through to semi finals after controversial win over Manly. North Qld = brilliant comeback win against Cronulla. LOSERS Brisbane = fought back from 18-6 down and nearly won. Have a home semi final... Continue Reading →

NRL Finals Week One Preview

Friday night: Sydney Roosters v Brisbane, SFS With the home ground advantage, the Roosters should earn a preliminary final spot, especially with Darius Boyd injured. Brisbane have the safety net of a Lang Park semi-final if they lose. Last time they played at the SFS, the Roosters won a tight one. SYDNEY ROOSTERS BY TWO... Continue Reading →

NRL 2017: the also-rans

So the NRL 2017 finals are upon us, with Melbourne, Sydney Roosters, Brisbane, Parramatta, Cronulla, Manly, Penrith, North Queensland graduating to September. What about the teams that didn't make it? ST. GEORGE-ILLAWARRA = Possibly the ultimate choke, the Dragons seemed destined to play finals but won just three of their last nine. They still had... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 26: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Brisbane = briefly in second place after beating North Qld. Parramatta = top four place sealed after another Semi hat-trick. Sydney Roosters = second place secure after a close one against Gold Coast. Manly = earnt a "home" elimination final at the SFS. Melbourne = nice tune-up against Canberra and ready for bigger challenges... Continue Reading →

Solving the NRL’s crowd problem

The NRL has had a tough time with crowds this season. While loyal Queenslanders pack Lang Park every other week, attendances in Sydney have been poor to downright embarrassing, especially at the SFS and Homebush. While a packed Homebush for Origin is a marvellous sight, seeing only 10,000 show for a club game is a... Continue Reading →

Australia lose to Bangladesh

After the long-running contract dispute was resolved, Australia finally got to play cricket...and it didn't end well. In what should have been an Ashes warm up for the visitors, Bangladesh won the first Test at Mirpur by 20 runs. Australia's biggest problem was their inability to conquer the spinners - the same issue the hurt... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 26 Preview

Thursday night: North Queensland v Brisbane, Townsville  Another Queensland epic awaits; North Queensland have a top eight spot to play for, while Brisbane can still finish top two. The Broncos will be keen to mend hurt pride after the Parramatta loss, which'll be enough in another classic. BRISBANE BY ONE  Friday night: Parramatta v Souths,... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 25: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS  Parramatta = big win at Lang Park - with four tries to Semi Radradra - puts them in the top four. Canberra = was still a finals chance after beating Newcastle...until Manly won. North Qld = finals spot secure, now to get a home elimination final. Canterbury = building momentum for 2018. Melbourne =... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 25 Preview

Thursday night: Brisbane v Parramatta, Lang Park Brisbane can get a step closer to sealing a top two spot by beating Parramatta. The Eels rebounded against Gold Coast but the Broncos should be too strong. BRISBANE BY 12 Friday night: Canberra v Newcastle, Bruce Stadium Technically Canberra are still a "mathematical chance" for the finals,... Continue Reading →

The NRL home stretch

With two rounds left in the NRL, the top eight is just about sorted, with only St. George-Illawarra and Canberra an outside chance. Put a big black line through Souths, Canterbury, NZ Warriors, Gold Coast Titans, Wests Tigers and Newcastle. Melbourne (40 points) have deservedly secured a second straight minor premiership, a fitting reward for... Continue Reading →

Australian domestic cricket schedule released

Cricket Australia has released the domestic Sheffield Shield and one-day fixtures for 2017/18. Though dwarfed by the Big Bash, the Shield and one-day cup - both sponsored by Jardine Lloyd Thompson insurance brokers - will be vital in an Ashes year. Both competitions will be streamed through the Cricket Australia website and app. JLT ONE-DAY... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 24: The Winners and Losers 

WINNERS Parramatta = back in with a real top four chance. Souths = won three straight. Where was this form when it mattered? Brisbane = one step closer to a vital top two spot and two Lang Park finals. Melbourne = another minor premiership sorted, the premiership that matters is theirs to lose. Sydney Roosters... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 24 preview

Thursday night: Paramatta v Gold Coast, Homebush Big game for Parramatta. Embarrassed by Newcastle, the Eels will be desperate to redeem themselves. Encased in the Hayne-Henry drama, the Titans are surely ready for the season to be over already. Expect a big Eels win here. PARRAMATTA BY 20 Friday night: Souths v NZ Warriors, Homebush... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 23: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Souths = building some much-needed confidence for 2018. Newcastle = now it's three wins in a row, they may avoid the wooden spoon after all. Brisbane = friday night on Nine + Lang Park + big crowd + Bennett's 600th Broncos game = easy win. Rinse and repeat. St. George-Illawarra = a much-needed confidence... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 23 Preview 

Thursday night: Souths v Canterbury, Homebush It's hard to believe these teams were grand finalists two years ago. Now they'll be planning September holidays after disappointing seasons. This game is so uneventful and inconsequential Nine could afford to let Ray Hadley commentate and nobody would care. Yes, they'd whinge on social media, but it'd quickly... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 22: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Parramatta = now a genuine top four chance. Souths = brilliant win against the Dragons, but too late for 2017. Melbourne = the Storm train keeps a-rollin' to another minor premiership. Newcastle = two straight wins for the first time since 2015. Could they avoid the wooden spoon? Brisbane = strengthened their top four... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 22 Preview

Thursday night: Canterbury v Parramatta, Homebush While Canterbury's season is almost over, Parramatta are heading to the finals. A big win over the Doggies - distracted by off-field drama - will strengthen their claim. The fans who put up with last year's nonsense deserve to see September footy again. PARRAMATTA BY 12 Friday night: St.... Continue Reading →

Farewell Les Murray

Legendary football commentator Les Murray (real name László Ürge) died today at 71. A journalist since 1971, Murray was the face - and voice - of SBS' football coverage. He hosted the SBS sports programs On the Ball (1984–2000), Toyota World Sports (1990 – 2006) and The World Game (2001–present). For many Australians unfamiliar with the... Continue Reading →

The Biggest Bash Yet

Cricket Australia announced the BBL07 and WBBL03 draw, set to be the biggest Big Bash yet. There's 43 games between December 19 2017 (the Sydney derby opener) and the Big Final on February 4 2018. Each team will play two extra matches (10). Marquee matches include Perth v Melbourne Stars on Boxing Day, Adelaide v... Continue Reading →

AFL Satire: live!

AFL satirist Titus O'Reilly is touring Australia in late August-early September with the Insufficient Intent shows ( 'Funnier than Richmond Leading with Minutes to Go'). Followers of O'Reilly's Facebook page will be familiar with his weekly "highly unhelpful" previews and reviews of the AFL rounds, his work with Herald Sun, Channel 7, Nova 100 and his weekly... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 21: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS  Penrith = four straight wins, so close to the top eight. Cronulla = briefly in second after beating the hopeless Warriors Parramatta = brilliant win against Brisbane, trailing 12-0 early and winning 28-14. Newcastle = third win this season, made up for close loss to Dragons a few weeks ago. Canberra = much-needed win... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 21 Preview

Thursday night: Penrith v Canterbury, Penrith Park After three straight wins, Penrith are back in finals contention, while Canterbury can say goodbye to 2017 with a loss here. Expect an easy win for Penrith, as they have far more to play for. PENRITH BY 20 Friday night: NZ Warriors v Cronulla, Auckland The Warriors continue... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 20: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Brisbane = smashed Canterbury to sit in second place on Thursday night. Sydney Roosters = replaced Brisbane in second with a big win over Newcastle. Cronulla = two late tries sealed an important win over Souths. Penrith = three straight wins has Penrith in touch with the top eight. Melbourne = solidified top spot... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 20 Preview

Thursday night: Brisbane v Canterbury, Lang Park Last time Brisbane played at Lang Park, they lost heavily to Melbourne. Expect the Broncos to redeem themselves against Canterbury, who were lucky to beat Newcastle and are struggling to stay in finals contention. BRISBANE BY 16 Friday night: Sydney Roosters v Newcastle, SFS This will be a... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 19: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS  Penrith = Nathan Cleary's three tries and five goals sparked an important win in Auckland. Canberra = Aidan Sezer's clutch 40/20 breaks a four-game losing streak. Finally won a Golden Point game. Brisbane = two tries in last 10 minutes was enough to beat Newcastle. Gold Coast = took advantage of horrible conditions for... Continue Reading →

2017 Wimbledon Women Singles Finals

The new 2017 Wimbledon Women Singles title belongs to 14th ranked Gabrine Muguruza, ousting Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0! This was Gabrine's first final in the 13 months since she won Roland Garros. With the roof closed for the first time in a ladies' singles final, the No.14 seed took 1:17 hours to win the title. Gabrine withstood... Continue Reading →

Australian Super Rugby wrap

It's been a tough year for Australian Rugby, with rumours the Western Force or Melbourne Rebels are being dumped, Australian Super Rugby teams failing to beat any NZ Super teams and the Wallabies struggling in three mid-season Tests against Fiji, Scotland and Italy. The ACT Brumbies won the Australian Conference with a 6-9 record -... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 19 Preview

​Friday night: NZ Warriors v Penrith, Auckland A vital game, with the winner to edge two points closer to the top eight. The Warriors are 6-2 at home while Penrith are starting to get the wobbles, though the win over Manly helped. The Warriors' home advantage could be enough. NZ WARRIORS BY SIX Friday night:... Continue Reading →

Holmes leads Queensland’s series win

A Valentine Holmes hat-trick gave Queensland the 2017 State of Origin series infront of over 52,000 at Lang Park. Holmes scored both of Queensland's first half tries and his third in the second half as Queensland won 22-6 and the series 2-1. Holmes became the fifth Queenslander to score an Origin hat-trick. It was the... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 18: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Sydney Roosters = important win - minus Origin stars - over Souths. Penrith = Controversial win over Manly. Parramatta = lead 16-0 after 23 minutes. That was enough. Canterbury = somehow found a way to beat the tragically luckless Knights. LOSERS  Souths = couldn't bridge an eight-point halftime deficit. Manly = five-game winning streak... Continue Reading →

Reds defeat Brumbies

SUPER RUGBY: The Qld Reds upset the ACT Brumbies 16-15 at Lang Park tonight. While the Brumbies are guaranteed a quarter-final spot, they would have been disappointed blowing a 15-6 lead. Qld Reds' Hamish Stewart scored with nine minutes left to close the gap to two points. A last-minute Quade Cooper penalty goal gave the Reds... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 18 Preview

Friday night: Sydney Roosters v Souths, SFS Another chapter of the traditional rivalry is asterixed by the Origin split round. The Roosters are missing Blake Ferguson, Dylan Napa and Mitchell Pearce which gives Souths a big sniff. If the Roosters lose this, Brisbane will take fourth spot with the bye points. Souths have their little... Continue Reading →

Vic Beach Volleyball

Although the sun is out this winter, training is still ongoing with Vic Beach to get ready for the next season of hot volleyball action! VicBeach was born out of a passion to expand our brilliant sport and deliver events and activities on behalf of the broader beach volleyball community. Originally begun by beach legends,... Continue Reading →

Scoring Controversy: Pacquiao vs Horn

UPDATE: The results of re-score of the Battle of Brisbane is out now! Click here to view. * * * There are a lot of talks and bad mouthing with regard to the judging of the recent Battle of Brisbane, particularly the scoring by Waleska Roldan, one of the judges of the contest between Manny Pacquiao... Continue Reading →

State of Origin teams game III

Queensland squad for State of Origin III Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm) Gavin Cooper (North Queensland Cowboys) Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm) Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights) Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos) Tim Glasby (Melbourne Storm) Coen Hess (North Queensland Cowboys) Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks) Ben Hunt (Brisbane Broncos) Josh McGuire (Brisbane Broncos) Michael Morgan (North Queensland Cowboys) Cameron... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 17 preview

Thursday night: Parramatta v Canterbury, Homebush Fresh from the bye, Parramatta face a struggling Canterbury. The Eels can cement themselves in the eight while who knows which Bulldogs side will turn up. Parra are the safer bet. PARRAMATTA BY 10 Friday night: Gold Coast v St. George-Illawarra, Robina  Both teams come off good wins last... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 16: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS NZ Warriors = two straight wins has the Warriors on the edge of the eight. Gold Coast = from Origin zero to two-try Titans hero, the Hayne Plane lit up Campbelltown again. North Qld = fantastic comeback win against Penrith. Brisbane = brilliant win in Canberra, with almost half their team backing up from... Continue Reading →

2017 Crown Group Australian Badminton Open

The 2017 Crown Group Australian Badminton Open came to a close with thrilling action across the board, but it was Japan who reigned supreme with three wins from five matches! Men’s Singles India’s Srikanth Kidambi clocked his second consecutive SuperSeries win, defeating the reigning World and Olympic Champion Chen Long in an exciting two-game match.... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 16 Preview

Friday night: NZ Warriors v Canterbury, Auckland The Warriors will be rested and confident after their breakthrough win against Gold Coast. Canterbury had a surprise Queen's Birthday Monday win against the Dragons and beat the Warriors in NZ in round three. With light Origin representation, the Warriors should win this. NZ WARRIORS BY FOUR Friday... Continue Reading →

Queensland level Origin

Qld have levelled the State of Origin rugby league series, winning game II 18-16 at Homebush. Many expected Johnathan Thurston's return to make a difference - and he did: kicking the game-winning conversion in the final minutes. Queensland came back from a 16-6 halftime deficit with two tries to Dane Gagai. The series moves to... Continue Reading →

Pakistan win Champions Trophy 

Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy by 180 runs at The Oval. Defending 339, Pakistan demolished India for 180 in 30.3 overs. It's Pakistan's first Champions Trophy title. They were the lowest-ranked team entering the tournament and lost heavily to India in the first round. Mohammed Amir (3/16), Hasan Ali (3/19) and Shadab Khan (2/60)... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 15: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Souths = Angus Crichton's hat-trick helped Souths come from behind against Gold Coast. Melbourne = second-gamer Brodie Croft kicked an important game- winning Golden Point field goal against North Qld. Cronulla = premiership teams find a way to win. That's what Cronulla did against Wests, erasing an eight-point deficit with 10 minutes left. Parramatta... Continue Reading →

India make Champions Trophy Final

India will play Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday after India beat Bangladesh in the Edgbaston semi-final. Chasing 265, India (1/265) cruised to a nine-wicket win in 40.1 overs. Rohit Sharma (123 not out off 129 balls) and Shikhar Dharwan (46 off 34) compiled 87 for the first wicket.... Continue Reading →

2017 Australian Gymnastics Championship

Danielle Prince continued the New South Wales domination of Rhythmic Gymnastics at this year’s Australia Gymnastics Championships, claiming three Gold and one Silver Medal in tonight’s Senior International Apparatus Finals at Hisense Arena. In front of an enthralled crowd, Prince’s experience shone through as she consistently outclassed the field - winning Ribbon, Clubs and Hoop... Continue Reading →

Pakistan make Champions Trophy Final

Pakistan produced the biggest upset of the ICC Champions Trophy, beating England in the Cardiff semi-final. England - undefeated so far - were heavily favoured to win, but were dismissed for 211. Pakistan (2/215) lost only two wickets chasing the target in 37.1 overs. Hasan Ali took 3/35 in 10 overs, supported by Junaid Khan... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 15 Preview

Friday night: South Sydney v Gold Coast, Homebush The second split round brings one of the most unappealing Friday night games for a while. Souths have won one game since round six while the Gold Coast had a big home loss to the Warriors last week. The Titans lose Jarryd Hayne, Nathan Peats and Jarrod... Continue Reading →

Then There Were Four

England, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finalists. England dominated Group A, beating Bangladesh by eight wickets, New Zealand by 87 and Australia by 40 runs. Joe Root leads the England runscorers with 212 (averaging 106), while Liam Plunkett has eight wickets at 20.37. Bangladesh qualified for their first CT finals with... Continue Reading →

Argentina beats Brazil at the MCG

Jorge Sampaoli's Argentina reign began with a win as Gabriel Mercado's goal secured a hard-fought victory at the MCG on Friday June 9. The defender reacted quickly after Nicolas Otamendi's header came back off the upright and tapped home to make the difference shortly before the break. Sampaoli fielded an attacking XI in his first game as Argentina... Continue Reading →

Australian Grand Prix 2017

Winning lap times for Formula One: Sebastian Vettel | Scuderia Ferrari | 1:24:11.672 Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team | 1:24:21.647 Valtteri Bottas | Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team | 1:24:22.922 Sebastian Vettel delivered a glorious and long-awaited victory for Ferrari with a beautifully-judged drive in perfect conditions at Albert Park on Sunday... Continue Reading →

NRL round 14: the Winners and Losers

WINNERS Melbourne = even without Cooper Cronk, they had enough class to beat Cronulla. Manly = controversial win against Newcastle - Akuila Uate's "try" will be talked about for a long time. Brisbane = great first 20 minutes was enough against Souths. NZ Warriors = first win in Australia this season, beating Gold Coast. Penrith... Continue Reading →

Queensland team for State of Origin II

Billy Slater - Melbourne Storm  Darius Boyd - Brisbane Broncos  Will Chambers - Melbourne StormDane Gagai - Newcastle Knights  Valentine Holmes - Cronulla Sharks Johnathan Thurston - North Qld Cowboys  Cooper Cronk - Melbourne Storm Jarrod Wallace - Gold Coast Titans Cameron Smith - Melbourne Storm Josh Papalii - Canberra Raiders Gavin Cooper - North... Continue Reading →

Australia eliminated from Champions Trophy

Australia have missed the Champions Trophy semi-finals after another rain-affected game, losing to England by 40 runs on Duckworth-Lewis. Australia started positively with Aaron Finch (68 runs from 64 balls) and captain Steve Smith (56 from 77) compiling 96 for the second wicket. Australia were 4/181 before Travis Head’s 71 not out from 64 balls... Continue Reading →

2017 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships

The 2017 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships commence this Saturday 10 June, in Perth! Western Australia will play South Australia at Domain Stadium at 12.30pm. The Championships will be played at seven venues throughout the country over the next four weeks. AFL National and International Talent Manager Kevin Sheehan said: “The best Under-18 talent will be on... Continue Reading →

NRL round 14 preview 

​Thursday night: Cronulla v Melbourne, Shark Park The second grand final replay, this promises to be a cracker! How will Melbourne's training run against Newcastle prepare them for a rested Sharks infront of a hostile Sydney crowd? That home advantage - and the confidence from their win in Melbourne in April - should tip Cronulla... Continue Reading →

The NRL’s Halfway Mark

We’re officially halfway through the 2017 NRL season, so let’s look at the definities, probables and teams who should start planning for September holidays DEFINITIES MELBOURNE = as usual, Melbourne are the benchmark of the competition, with 10 wins and two losses. While they’ll have to navigate their stars through the Origin period (Chambers, Cronk, Smith... Continue Reading →

Another Washout for Australia

Rain stopped Australia's progress in the ICC Champions Trophy against Bangladesh at The Oval Monday night. Chasing 182, Australia were 1/83 from 16 overs before the game was abandoned. The game was declared a No Result as Australia hadn't reached the minimum 20 second innings overs. Mitchell Starc (4/29) and Adam Zampa (2/13) dismissed Bangladesh... Continue Reading →

Why Golden Point Needs A Facelift

The Golden Point rule has been part of the National Rugby League competition since 2003 (Manly won the first GP game 36-34 against Parramatta on May 18 2003) and continues to create controversy. Broadcasters love it because it creates drama and ensures a result (in over 100 GP games only 14 have stayed as a... Continue Reading →

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