News: Sport

Queensland teen's soccer skills and tricks scores attention from Real Madrid

Friday  03:56,   19 january 2018
MSN

A Toowoomba teenager known online for his array of football-bending tricks and shots has landed himself a new legion of fans — world-famous Real Madrid CF and its 106 million social media followers. A compilation of Jed Hockin's best trick[...]

Cricket NSW director suspended for conduct

Friday  02:52,   19 january 2018
MSN

Cricket NSW board member Danny Bhandari has been banned for two Sydney grade cricket matches over on-field misconduct.Businessman Bhandari this week stood down from the board after being charged with engaging in disorderly or improper[...]

There's a tennis player named Tennys currently competing at the Australian Open -- and he's from Tennessee

Friday  02:02,   19 january 2018
Business Insider Australia

A tennis player from Tennessee has a name made for the sport - he is called Tennys. Tennys Sandgren is advancing through the Australian Open and has just scalped Stan Wawrinka.There's a tennis player named Tennys currently competing at the[...]

Mark Waugh says Nathan Lyon is 'bowling too well to ignore'

Friday  02:02,   19 january 2018
Sporting News

Glenn Maxwell wasn't the only shock omission from Australia's one day squad against England, as fans lost their minds when it was announced that Adam Zampa was picked ahead of Nathan 'The GOAT' Lyon.Lyon took the most wickets in[...]

Heat hopeful of Lynn making BBL return

Friday  01:23,   19 january 2018
MSN

The Brisbane Heat are hopeful of having Chris Lynn back for their final Big Bash League game against the Melbourne Renegades next week. A desperate Brisbane Heat are hopeful of having master blaster Chris Lynn back when their Big Bash League[...]

Porte prepares for hot Tour test in hills

Friday  00:43,   19 january 2018
MSN

Richie Porte aims to become the first Tour Down Under cycling champion to defend his title. Porte and his BMC teammates went straight to the beach at Victor Harbor to cool off at the end of Thursday's third stage.The temperature reached the mid-40s[...]

IOC tests over 14,000 athletes ahead of Winter Olympics

Friday  00:42,   19 january 2018
Reuters

Over 14,000 doping tests have been conducted ahead of next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in an effort to protect clean athletes and safeguard the Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday. The Pre-Games Anti-Doping[...]

Simmons a chance to make All Stars history

Friday  00:42,   19 january 2018
MSN

Australian star Ben Simmons will find out if he's selected as a starter for the East division in the NBA All Stars on Friday morning (AEDT).The Philadelphia 76ers point guard is rated a strong chance for All Star selection and would become the[...]

Johns conflicted over Knights’ Cogger conundrum

Friday  00:41,   19 january 2018
Sporting News

Newcastle legend Matthew Johns has had a bet each way on the stand-off between Canterbury and the Knights over rising playmaker Jack Cogger. Cogger this week signed with the Bulldogs for the 2019 and 2020 NRL campaigns.The talented half-back is now[...]

Arthur gives French the nod over Hayne at fullback

Friday  00:40,   19 january 2018
Sporting News

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England's Stokes' court date clashes with potential comeback

Friday  00:40,   19 january 2018
Reuters

Ben Stokes' return to international cricket was thrown into fresh doubt on Thursday when he was instructed to appear in court on the same day as his potential England comeback match in New Zealand. Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that the[...]

Players must expect Open heat: Federer

Thursday  22:22,   18 january 2018
MSN

Roger Federer says playing in the heat is part of the Australian Open and believes organisers are doing their best to ensure a fair tournament for all players.Six-time Open champion Novak Djokovic, who played in searing temperatures in Melbourne on[...]

Open heat testing player welfare: Djokovic

Thursday  22:21,   18 january 2018
MSN

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic says Melbourne's scorching summer heatwave is taking its toll on players with officials pushing welfare to the limit.Still cooling off after his four-set comeback win against Frenchman Gael Monfils in sweltering[...]

Kyrgios, Nadal headline day five at Open

Thursday  19:55,   18 january 2018
MSN

More extreme heat is forecast for the Australian Open with the mercury set to reach 42C on a fifth day featuring world No.1 Rafael Nadal.The mercury is forecast to reach 42C at Melbourne Park on Friday, raising the prospect of some matches being[...]

Federer backs Djokovic's revenue call

Thursday  19:55,   18 january 2018
MSN

Roger Federer has backed fellow tennis superstar Novak Djokovic's call for a bigger percentage of grand slam revenue for players. Djokovic, President of the ATP Tour Player Council, addressed players at a meeting in Melbourne last week about[...]