News: Sport

Tall Blacks crushed by Australia

Sunday  00:56,   20 august 2017

NZ are left chasing bronze after being outclassed by Australia in their Asia Cup semi.The Tall Blacks have been well-beaten in their Asia Cup semi-final against trans-Tasman rivals the Australian Boomers in[...]

Solomon's 'ugly' vision to make Suns shine

Saturday  21:58,   19 august 2017

Interim Gold Coast coach Dean Solomon has no shame in admitting he wants the Suns to play ugly football, citing the Sydney Swans as his template for success.The long-time Suns assistant is adamant that is the path to success, pointing to Sydney's[...]

Blues end Hawks' faint AFL finals hopes

Saturday  18:26,   19 august 2017

Carlton have beaten Hawthorn for the first time since 2005, holding on the last quarter for an eight-point win.The hard-fought 12.5 (77) to 10.10 (70) win on Saturday night broke the Blues' 14-game losing streak against[...]

Stosur pulls out of US Open with wrist injury

Saturday  16:40,   19 august 2017
Sporting News

Sam Stosur has withdrawn from the US Open due to an ongoing wrist injury. The 2011 champion has not played since the French Open, where she was knocked out by eventual champion Jelena Ostapenko in round four.Stosur suffered a stress fracture in her[...]

Bombers too strong for under-strength Suns

Saturday  16:01,   19 august 2017
ABC News

Bombers too strong for under-strength SunsBegley's impeccable opening helped the Bombers stave off the patched-up Suns 12.18 (90) to 9.3 (57) in a game they could not afford to[...]

Cronulla down Cowboys in Townsville

Saturday  15:51,   19 august 2017

Cronulla will still be eyeing off a spot in the top four after a solid win over North Queensland while the Cowboys are clinging to a position in the eight.Defending premiers Cronulla were simply too good for an undermanned Cowboys side that slipped[...]

Giants knock over Eagles to seal top-four spot

Saturday  15:11,   19 august 2017
ABC News

<p>Greater Western Sydney has secured a double chance in the AFL finals, flirting with disaster before firing in the final quarter in a 21-point win over West Coast at Sydney Showgrounds.</p>GWS will finish in the top four and remain in the[...]

Knight Lamb sidelined with knee injury

Saturday  13:45,   19 august 2017

Newcastle five-eighth Brock Lamb is expected to miss the rest of the year with a knee injury.The Knights had salt poured into their wounds after Lamb copped a grade two medial ligament strain which is set to rule him out for the final two[...]

Roosters hold off Tigers to stay with four

Saturday  13:05,   19 august 2017

The Sydney Roosters have held on for a 22-18 win over the Wests Tigers to stay third on the NRL ladder.After they led 16-0 early, the Roosters were forced to come from behind in the final 10 minutes at Allianz Stadium to stay third on the[...]

Manly aim to break ANZ Stadium drought

Saturday  13:01,   19 august 2017

Manly haven't won at ANZ Stadium since before their 2013 NRL grand final loss, but desperately need a victory over Canterbury there on Sunday.The Sea Eagles have not won at the venue since before their 2013 NRL grand final loss to the Sydney[...]

Geelong survive Collingwood scare

Saturday  12:46,   19 august 2017
ABC News

Geelong survive Collingwood scareIt was far from their most convincing performance but the Cats will be happy to take the result given what was at[...]

Croft stars as Storm flog Knights

Saturday  12:06,   19 august 2017

Stand-in halfback Brodie Croft has starred with three tries in Melbourne's 44-12 win over Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.Stepping into the shoes of rested Queensland and Australian playmaker Cooper Cronk, 20-year-old Croft was a [...]

The Power outlast the Dogs in Ballarat

Saturday  11:12,   19 august 2017
ABC News

<p>Port Adelaide has snuck back into the top four - for now - with a 17-point win over the Western Bulldogs.</p>The first AFL game played in Ballarat for premiership points was a tough, see-sawing affair, the Power coming from behind to score[...]

Panthers' half Cleary eyeing NRL history

Saturday  10:25,   19 august 2017

Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary can claim a slice of NRL history against Canberra on Sunday.The 19-year-old Panthers No.7 needs just eight more points to become the youngest player to rack up 200 points in a[...]

Heritier Lumumba says he was accused of throwing Collingwood president Eddie McGuire 'under the bus'

Saturday  10:00,   19 august 2017
The Age

''Australian football culture is a white culture and nothing taught me that better than the Collingwood Football Club,'' says former Magpie Heritier Lumumba.Lumumba, speaking in a powerful new documentary, also reveals he did not[...]