News: Sport

Raiders fan ejected for NRL ref spit

Sunday  11:52,   20 august 2017

A Raiders fan was kicked out of Sunday's NRL clash against Penrith after spitting at a referee at halftime.The patron was kicked out of the arena after leaning over the railing and appearing to spit toward Klein as he headed into the tunnel,[...]

Rooster JWH escapes NRL ban for elbow

Sunday  11:35,   20 august 2017

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is free to play for Sydney Roosters in their NRL clash with Cronulla, escaping suspension for a late elbow on Saturday. Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is set to escape suspension for his late and errant elbow [...]

Hoffman no certainty for Melbourne goodbye

Sunday  10:47,   20 august 2017

Ryan Hoffman says he would like to finish his NRL career in Melbourne, but concedes he must consider other options first.The 33-year-old was told by Warriors officials at the start of the season his contract in Auckland would not be[...]

NRL players to meet over CBA discussions

Sunday  10:21,   20 august 2017

Up to 300 NRL players are expected to chat via telephone and in person on Monday to discuss the NRL's latest Collective Bargaining Agreement offer.Up to 200 NRL stars are expected to converge on Sydney's CBD for a crucial Rugby League Players[...]

McGregor backs Horn's Pacquiao victory, Mayweather laughs at his credentials

Sunday  10:20,   20 august 2017
Sporting News

I didn’t see no robbery in that fight. I saw a man that just got mauled in a fight.” Australian fans, you know who to get behind in the 'fight of the century' after these comments.If Australians need an excuse to get behind Conor McGregor[...]

Hogan hits top form as Demons beat Lions

Sunday  10:20,   20 august 2017
ABC News

Hogan hits top form as Demons beat LionsThe Lions trailed by just seven points with under two minutes remaining, but the Demons held their nerve to record a 16.8 (104) to 14.7 (91) win in front of 30,422 fans at the[...]

Late try ends Raiders season

Sunday  10:20,   20 august 2017

Late try ends Raiders[...]

Comment: Wallabies are sadly right where you'd expect them to be

Sunday  09:50,   20 august 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

Frustration? Yes. Surprise? No. A lot of what we previewed in the past fortnight unfolded on Saturday night. The Rieko Ioane threat. Tick. The Wallabies' vulnerability in the first hour? Tick. The All Blacks were a freight train you could see coming [...]

Gary West, former coach of Anna Meares, dies aged 57 after MND diagnosis

Sunday  09:36,   20 august 2017

The man who famously coached Anna Meares to Olympic gold in 2012, Gary West, has died at the age of 57 after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). West stood down as the track sprint coach of the Australian cycling team after[...]

Jason Norris wins Fiji International golf

Sunday  09:26,   20 august 2017

Australian golfer Jason Norris has held his nerve to score the biggest win of his career in the $1.5 million Fiji International. The 44-year-old posted a final round of five-under 67 at Natadola Bay on Sunday for a four-round total 14-under 274 to[...]

All Blacks 'seduced by the scoreboard' - Hansen

Sunday  08:50,   20 august 2017

The coach refused to let a frustrating end detract from a magical opening stanza.The visiting All Blacks tore their counterparts to shreds in the first 50 minutes of the opening Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney, running in eight tries without response[...]

Fittler: Minor Premiers should get salary cap dispensation

Sunday  08:12,   20 august 2017
Sporting News

We all agree $100,000 for slogging it out for 26 rounds to win the minor premiership is laughable. But how about this for an idea from the NRL's best left-field thinker?Brad Fittler reckons the reward for taking pole position should be salary cap[...]

Nick Kyrgios beats David Ferrer to reach Cincinnati Masters final, fresh after Rafael Nadal scalp

Sunday  08:12,   20 august 2017
ABC News

<p>Nick Kyrgios is into the final of the Cincinnati Masters after taking down another Spaniard, this time in the form of David Ferrer.</p>Kyrgios had a much tougher time of it compared to Saturday's dismantling of Rafael Nadal, winning 7-6[...]

Sea of blue as Western Force fans march in fight to keep rugby team

Sunday  08:12,   20 august 2017

More than a thousand Western Force fans marched to the RugbyWA HQ in Floreat to protest the axing of the team from the Super Rugby competition.6PR reporter Jake Battrick said a sea of blue had filled the space behind the Perth rugby headquarters to[...]

FitzSimons holds out hope for Wallabies

Sunday  08:11,   20 august 2017
Wide World of Sports

Sports Sunday panel member Peter FitzSimons thinks the second half of the Wallabies' thrashing at the hands of the All Blacks might actually be a positive.Despite having trailed 54-6 early in the second half of their 54-34 loss to the All Blacks [...]