National Sport

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Historic first announced for WBBL 04

Historic first announced for WBBL 04

THE Women’s Big Bash League will take a big step forward this season ahead of its shift to becoming a standalone tournament in 2019-20.

Cats star opens up on ‘challenging’ call

Cats star opens up on ‘challenging’ call

GEELONG midfielder Tim Kelly says he’s not looking to “rush into” signing a contract extension with the Cats, admitting leaving WA has been “challenging.”

Faf calls for age-old tradition to be scrapped

Faf calls for age-old tradition to be scrapped

AFTER suffering a record-breaking defeat against Sri Lanka, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has joined a growing chorus calling for one of the game’s oldest...

How underdogs Croatia unified a country

premium_icon How underdogs Croatia unified a country

THE power of this World Cup was perhaps best displayed not on the football pitch in Russia but back in Croatia, where a country of 4 million jumped on a fairytale...

Pogba’s career-defining moment to shake critics

Pogba’s career-defining moment to shake critics

MANCHESTER United midfielder Paul Pogba entered the 2018 World Cup with more critics than ever, many of which were silenced in a moment of magic on Monday morning....

‘Hell’: Degenkolb conquers cobbles of Roubaix

premium_icon ‘Hell’: Degenkolb conquers cobbles of Roubaix

JOHN Degenkolb, his face covered in dirt and grit from the treacherous streets of Roubaix, celebrated a famous win after being told he would never ride in the Tour...

McCullough snaps after 229 games as a cleanskin

premium_icon McCullough snaps after 229 games as a cleanskin

A FLURRY of punches from cleanskin Andrew McCullough on Sunday underlined the frustration the Broncos felt on the way to one of the club’s ugliest post-Origin...

Heartbroken Porte: ‘I was on the ground before I knew it’

premium_icon Heartbroken Porte: ‘I was on the ground before I knew it’

AUSTRALIAN Richie Porte broke down in tears on the roadside as the realisation hit home that his Tour de France dreams had again been shattered in horribly unlucky...

Monday Buzz: A $250k ‘reward’ for an assault

premium_icon Monday Buzz: A $250k ‘reward’ for an assault

RUGBY league has been taken away from Jack Wighton but the people being penalised are the Raiders’ members, the fans, the sponsors, the TV networks and the entire...

Titans coach laments ‘frustrating’ Bunker howler

premium_icon Titans coach laments ‘frustrating’ Bunker howler

GOLD Coast were on the wrong end of one of the most perplexing decisions in The Bunker’s three-year history when Sean O’Sullivan was awarded a try despite a clear...

Why Djokovic deserved Wimbledon win

premium_icon Why Djokovic deserved Wimbledon win

DESPITE cynicism surrounding the Serb’s ruthless victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, Djokovic’s win was rightfully earned.

Vive la France! Presidential dabs and a party in Paris

Vive la France! Presidential dabs and a party in Paris

IT looks more like a French revolution along the Champs Elysees than a World Cup. But it’s not just everyday punters getting involved in the wild celebrations.

‘Nonsense’: Smith slammed after weird Cup cameo

‘Nonsense’: Smith slammed after weird Cup cameo

IN A mystery to just about everyone at the World Cup, Will Smith appeared at the Closing Ceremony — and he left one TV star fuming.

The three keys to ruthless France’s  Cup demolition

premium_icon The three keys to ruthless France’s Cup demolition

THIS was the best game Croatia played all World Cup — and for much of their showdown with France, the underdogs played the champions off the park. But three things...

‘Joke’: VAR controversy mars final

‘Joke’: VAR controversy mars final

THE World Cup final was turned upside down when a stunning decision saw a Croatian star go from hero to villain.

Nine straight wins! Marquez continues incredible form

Nine straight wins! Marquez continues incredible form

HONDA rider Marc Marquez cruised to his ninth consecutive German GP win at Sachsenring to extend his MotoGP points lead heading into the summer break.

‘Disgraceful cheat’: Star’s ugly act of deceit

‘Disgraceful cheat’: Star’s ugly act of deceit

FRENCH superstar Antoine Griezmann was blasted from all corners for a dirty act of deceit that transformed the World Cup final in a matter of seconds.

Wimbledon explosion: ‘Shut the f*** up’

Wimbledon explosion: ‘Shut the f*** up’

NOVAK Djokovic was furious with a vocal Wimbledon crowd as spectators cheered his misfortune in the final against Kevin Anderson.

Cup star confronts pitch invader

Cup star confronts pitch invader

THE World Cup final in Moscow was interrupted when three intruders ran on to the pitch. But one player was not impressed.

Tears flow after touching gesture

Tears flow after touching gesture

SBS host Lucy Zelic apologised as she tried to hold back tears before a heartwarming gesture set her off again.

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