News: Sport

England win toss, choose to bat in third Ashes test

Thursday  06:08,   14 december 2017
Reuters

England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat in the third Ashes test against Australia in Perth on Thursday. A victory for Australia at the WACA would give them an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.Australia have made one[...]

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold denies being approached by FFA for Socceroos job

Thursday  05:06,   14 december 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold cooled suggestions he will become the next Socceroos coach having denied he's been approached by Football Federation Australia to take charge of the national team. Reports surfaced late on Wednesday night linking[...]

Shabby, dated, beloved: Why the WACA will always be special for WA

Thursday  05:06,   14 december 2017
WAtoday

Let's face it, the WACA never really peaked at a bright shining apogee - it's always been a bit faded. But that's why we love it.The first time I went to the WACA I saw the Sandgropers take on Victoria in the 1991 State of[...]

Ashes 2017/18: ICC head says no evidence of fixing ahead of Perth Test

Thursday  04:11,   14 december 2017
WAtoday

The ICC has reportedly launched an investigation over alleged attempts to fix the third Ashes Test in Perth, starting on Thursday.The head of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit says there is no evidence that the third Ashes[...]

Roosters axe Nikorima over second failed drug test

Thursday  04:11,   14 december 2017
Sporting News

Getting low on[...]

Unstoppable City break record, United edge out Bournemouth

Thursday  02:36,   14 december 2017
Reuters

<p>Manchester City set a new top-flight record of 15 consecutive wins as their relentless progress towards the Premier League title continued with a 4-0 romp at Swansea City on Wednesday.</p>David Silva struck twice for Pep Guardiola's side as [...]

Report: Graham Arnold given Socceroos ultimatum

Thursday  02:36,   14 december 2017
Sporting News

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has been offered the vacant Socceroos coaching job but must give Football Federation Australia an immediate answer, according to reports. A host of big-name international managers have been linked with the post[...]

Horn can beat Crawford, says promoter Arum

Thursday  00:07,   14 december 2017
MSN

Boxing's top promoter Bob Arum believes Jeff Horn is a real shot at upsetting unbeaten American Terence Crawford in the United States next year.Horn retained his WBO welterweight championship with an 11th-round stoppage in his voluntary defence[...]

Titans spooked by new NRL coach: Peats

Wednesday  23:37,   13 december 2017
MSN

Nathan Peats says his Gold Coast teammates are doing their best to toe the line under new NRL coach Garth Brennan.The NSW State of Origin talent was a big supporter of the axed Neil Henry, but has taken a liking to Brennan's unpredictable regimen[...]

Al Jazira 1 Real Madrid 2: Bale spares Spanish blushes at Club World Cup

Wednesday  23:37,   13 december 2017
Goal.com

Real Madrid defeated Al Jazira 2-1 in the Club World Cup semi-finals, but it was far from plain sailing for the European champions.Bale, making just his second appearance since September, found the net with his first touch on a frustrating outing[...]

Lambert second in snowboard World Cup

Wednesday  20:51,   13 december 2017
MSN

Australia's Adam Lambert has enjoyed his first podium finish in a snowboard cross World Cup event, coming second in Val Thorens.The 20-year-old, competing in just his seventh World Cup, raced a series of astute tactical races to make the podium[...]

Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug

Wednesday  20:51,   13 december 2017
Associated Press

Chris Froome failed a doping test during the Spanish Vuelta in September and is facing a suspension from cycling ahead of his attempt to win a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title next year.Froome won his fourth Tour title this year and[...]

Ashes 2017/2018: Dennis Lillee reveals why he's not going to WACA Test farewell

Wednesday  17:38,   13 december 2017
WAtoday

As the curtain falls on the wild west of international grounds as a Test venue there will be one particularly notable absentee. Dennis Lillee will not be at WACA on Thursday, or on any other day of the third Test against England when Steve Smith's[...]

Confident Smith on cusp of reclaiming urn

Wednesday  17:37,   13 december 2017
MSN

National selectors are yet to settle on an XI for the third Ashes Test in Perth, where Steve Smith knows Australia have a chance to break the opposition. Smith and Root both opted against naming an XI on Wednesday, with both camps keen to see[...]

India's Rohit smashes third ODI double hundred

Wednesday  15:21,   13 december 2017
Reuters

Opener Rohit Sharma smashed his third one-day international double century to help India set Sri Lanka an imposing target of 393 to win the second match of the series at Mohali on Wednesday. Leading the hosts in the absence of rested skipper Virat[...]