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 →

ACT Brumbies secure Australian Conference Championship

The ACT Brumbies won their third Super Rugby Australian Conference Championship after beating the Melbourne Rebels at Bruce Stadium on Saturday night. Returning to Australia after big wins in South Africa and Argentina, the Brumbies were too good for the struggling Rebels, leading 18-3 at halftime and winning 32-3, scoring four tries to nil. The... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 13: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Melbourne = too good for Newcastle, even without Cameron Smith. Parramatta = two straight wins after beating the Warriors. St.George-Illawarra = too good for Wests Tigers, leading 12-0 and 16-6, helped by Gareth Widdop's two-try return. Sydney Roosters = tight win against Brisbane puts them in the top four. North Queensland = had too much... Continue Reading →

Aussies and Blacks Caps Share Points 

Josh Hazlewood and Kane Williamson dominated the abandoned Champions Trophy opener between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston. Chasing 291, Australia was 3/53 after nine overs before rain forced the sides to split the points (one point each) as the minimum 20 overs in the second innings wasn't reached. Williamson scored 100 off 97 balls,... Continue Reading →

NRL round 13 preview

Friday night: Melbourne v Newcastle, AAMI Park With both teams fresh off the bye, Melbourne will be keen for a win at home. Newcastle blew a big lead against Penrith last start, suggesting the Canberra win was a one-off. Expect Melbourne to win comfortably. MELBOURNE BY 20 Friday night: Parramatta v NZ Warriors, Homebush The... Continue Reading →

NSW win Origin Opener

NSW have won the opening State of Origin rugby league game 28-4 at Lang Park. Leading 6-4 in a frantic first half, a Mitchell Pearce try right on halftime proved crucial. The Blues ran away in the second half, with tries to James Tedesco (52nd minute), Andrew Fifita (55th minute) and Jarryd Hayne (60th minute).... Continue Reading →

Warm-Up Game Abandoned 

Australia's second Champions Trophy warm up - against Pakistan at Edgbaston - was abandoned due to rain. Batting first, Australia made 1/57 from 10.2 overs. Aaron Finch scored 36 not out from 36 balls. Australia's first group game is against New Zealand (Edgbaston) on June 2nd.

2017 NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships

The 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships commenced May 12 in Adelaide.   A new Championships format will see matches played in across two rounds over eight weeks in four states. All states and territories will compete in round one with players from the Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania to form an Allies team to... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 12: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Parramatta = rebounded from two losses with a solid win against Souths. NZ Warriors = finally played to their potential against the Baby Broncos. Cronulla = momentarily top of the table after beating Canterbury. Canberra = tough win against a depleted but valiant Sydney Roosters. LOSERS Souths = they might have worn their Superman... Continue Reading →

Australian All-Around Titles

The best in the business lit up the floor at Hisense Arena tonight as Western Australia’s (WA) Emily Little and Queensland’s Michael Mercieca claimed the Senior All-Around Artistic Gymnastics Titles in front of a vocal crowd. Little prevailed with a score of 106.750, holding off the competition to claim her first national title by just... Continue Reading →

Australia wins Champions Trophy warm up

Australia won their Champions Trophy warm up against Sri Lanka by two wickets. Chasing 319, Aaron Finch (137 runs from 109 balls) and Travis Head (85 not out from 73) got Australia home with two balls left. Finch compiled 64 for the first wicket with David Warner and 75 with Head for the fourth wicket.... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 12 preview

Friday night: South Sydney v Parramatta, Homebush While State of Origin omissions don’t have a big impact on either team (Michael Jennings the exception), both are struggling.  Souths are 13th after losing to Melbourne in Perth and Parramatta have lost their last two games to sit 10th. The Rabbitohs have a big inclusion, with George... Continue Reading →

Vixens Reclaim Top Spot

The Melbourne Vixens have reclaimed top position on the Suncorp Super Netball ladder after a convincing 71-50 win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds in Round 13 of Suncorp Super Netball. It was goal-for-goal early in the match, with both teams’ attacks on fire in a high-scoring 17-16 goal quarter. The Vixens won the first turnover of the... Continue Reading →

2017 Australian Gymnastics Championship

The wait is finally over...the action at the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships kicks off at Melbourne's Hisense Arena! From May 22 to June 4 over 1,400 of Australia's best athletes will be competing for the title of Australian Champion across five Gymsports; Men's Artistic, Women's Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline and Acrobatic Gymnastics. Here's a handy guide for... Continue Reading →

Origin I teams named

Queensland and NSW have named their teams for State of Origin I next Wednesday night in Brisbane. QUEENSLAND 1. Darius Boyd (Brisbane Broncos) 2. Corey Oates (Brisbane Broncos) 3. Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm) 4. Justin O'Neill (North Queensland Cowboys) 5. Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights) 6. Anthony Milford (Brisbane Broncos) 7. Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm) 8.... Continue Reading →

Australia’s Super Rugby Home Stretch

After 13 rounds, we’re coming to the end of the Super Rugby season (punctuated by the month-long International series break), with the ACT Brumbies, NSW Waratahs and Queensland Reds still a chance to win the Australian Conference. Let's put it in perspective; the highest-ranked Australian team (Brumbies) sits 10th overall. New Zealand have dominated, with four... Continue Reading →

The Appeal of Origin

It's that time of year again, State of Origin. It's the highlight of the NRL season and is so big it can get away with decimating the NRL season for six weeks, with Origin-heavy club teams left vulnerable to potentially season-ending losses. Last year, North Qld travelled to Canberra in mid-July, two days before Origin... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 11: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Cronulla = brilliant second half comeback against North Qld put them temporarily in first place. St. George-Illawarra = good win against the Warriors stopped a three-game losing streak. Brisbane = have scored 60 straight points in their last two wins against Manly and Wests Tigers. Manly = a Dylan Walker double gave Manly an... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 11 Preview

Thursday night: Cronulla v North Qld, Cronulla This could be a big one. Cronulla are second after the win over St. George-Illawarra, while North Qld surprised everyone with a big win over Canterbury. Home advantage will be huge, so expect the Sharks to win a close one. CRONULLA BY SIX Friday night: NZ Warriors v... Continue Reading →

Arnold Classic 2017

"I'll be back!" Remember the famous words of the Terminator? Well, Arnold did came back to Australia for the annual Arnold Classic 2017! Featured here are some of the gorgeous ladies who competed for the Arnold Classic Bikini Comp featuring some of the well-known competitors such as Janet Layug (above), India Paulino, and Justine Munro... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 10 preview

Thursday night: Canterbury v North Qld, Homebush The Thurston-less Cowboys have another tough trip to Sydney against the Bulldogs. Both sides are 5-4, with Canterbury marginally ahead on points differential. Canterbury – with a 4-1 home record - should win this comfortably. CANTERBURY BY 20 Friday night: St. George-Illawarra v Cronulla, Kogarah There’s high stakes... Continue Reading →

Vixens win by 11 goals over Firebirds

The Melbourne Vixens have recorded an 11-goal victory over the Queensland Firebirds, 66-55, in Round 11 of Suncorp Super Netball to extend their winning streak to eight.Jo Weston, in a best on court performance, led the way in defence, finishing with five intercepts, five deflections and six gains, while Emily Mannix - tasked with the... Continue Reading →

NRL Representative Round

So another NRL rep round is over. It started on Friday night with the Trans-Tasman Test in Canberra. It was a great day for Australia, beating all three Kiwi teams; the Junior Kangaroos defeated the Junior Kiwis 46-22, the Jillaroos beat the Kiwi Ferns 16-4 and the Kangaroos beat the Kiwis 30-12. The main game... Continue Reading →

Farewell City v Country

This Sunday Mudgee hosts the final NSW City v NSW Country Origin rugby league game. Starting in 1928, the game has devolved from a genuine State of Origin trail to a glorified practice match. Now the game attracts more attention for who’s not playing, rather than who is. Like Monday night football (which ended last... Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong with Australian Rugby?

The 2017 Super Rugby season has been a disaster for Australian teams so far. After nine matches, the ACT Brumbies lead the Australian Conference with just three wins and 18 points (helped by six bonus points); they lead the NSW Waratahs (3-6, 13), QLD Reds (2-7, 11), Western Force (2-6, 9) and Melbourne Rebels (1-1-6,... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Nine: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Brisbane: looked like winning by fifty, had to weather a late Penrith comeback. Manly: destroyed Souths through a 30-2 first half blitz with Akuila Uate scoring four tries. Parramatta: back into the eight after a big win in Townsville. Gold Coast: two wins in a row after belting Newcastle. Canterbury: bounced back from the... Continue Reading →

Vixens win over Lightning

The Melbourne Vixens have won over the Sunshine Coast Lightning in Round 10 of Suncorp Super Netball! Turning around a six-goal loss from the last time they played, the Vixens controlled the entire game, leading from start to finish. The Vixens gained an early three-goal lead, however the quick scoring of Lightning shooter, Caitlin Bassett, saw the... Continue Reading →

Victorian Netball League 2017

Last year's Victoria Netball League grand final rematch has begun, with the Melbourne University Lightning taking on the City West Falcons! VICTORIAN NETBALL LEAGUE PREVIEW 2017 The 2017 Victorian Netball League (VNL) will get underway at the State Netball Hockey Centre tonight, Wednesday 26 April. There has been a number of movements between the teams during... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Nine preview

Thursday night: Brisbane v Penrith, Lang Park Based on current form, this should be an easy win for Brisbane. The Broncos have won three straight, banking important points before the Origin interruption. With just two wins, Penrith have been arguably the most disappointing team. It's hard to see them turning it around in Brisbane, with... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Eight: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Manly: Incredible Golden Point win in Canberra, coming from 12-2 down. Brisbane: A strong first half - and Anthony Milford's field goal - was enough to beat Souths. Parramatta: Two wins in a row after a dominant performance over Penrith, are now on the edge of the eight. North Qld: A Kalyn Ponga double was... Continue Reading →

Collingwood v Essendon: an ANZAC Day tradition

April 25, 1995: Collingwood and Essendon play a thrilling draw - 17.9 (111) v 16.15 (111) - infront of nearly 95,000 at the MCG (with Collingwood’s Sav Rocca kicking nine goals) and a tradition is born. While not the first VFL/AFL game on ANZAC Day, the popularity of the fixture – conceived by Essendon coach... Continue Reading →

Polo in the City

Entering it’s second decade, Australia’s favourite Urban Polo series, Land Rover Polo in the City, returned to Melbourne’s Albert Park, delivering the finest entertainment, hospitality and style for over 3000 ticketed and VIP guests. Melbourne’s cityscape provided an iconic backdrop to two polo matches; the CGU v Asahi Pro-Am Challenge and National Polo League. Fierce... Continue Reading →

Werribee Multicultural Race Day

The Werribee Racing Club recently held its annual Multicultural Race Day with a fantastic array of international food vendors, music, performances, international stalls, and ofcourse a full day of horse racing. The event highlighted not only our nations multicultural influences but also Wyndham's and surrounding suburbs' incredibly authentic and diverse cultures. All enjoyed the exceptional racing, made use of... Continue Reading →

Melbourne Vixens vs Queensland Firebirds

The Melbourne Vixens bowed down to the Queensland Firebirds [47-58] in Round 3 of the ANZ Championship at Hisense Arena. It was a strong start for the Firebirds, with star import Romelda Aiken opening up a three-goal lead early on in the game. However, Vixen's Emma Ryde and Alice Teague-Neeld’s combination helped them fight back to nine-all midway... Continue Reading →

Porsche Carrera Cup

The Porsche Carrera Cup is a regular feature at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix and in its 12th season is the top one-make sports car series in Australia. There will be four races over the duration of the entire event and they all contribute towards the over Porsche Carrera Cup series. The series exclusively uses... Continue Reading →

Formula 1

For 60 years Grand Prix racing has sat at the pinnacle of world motor sport. First organised in 1950, the FIA Formula 1™ World Championship now embraces more than 900 races; the 2016 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix will be the 21st to be staged in Melbourne and the 32nd in our country. Currently, the World Championship encompasses... Continue Reading →

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