News: Sport

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[...]

Victory flag interest in Brisbane's Brown

Thursday  19:52,   18 january 2018
MSN

Melbourne Victory have officially declared their interest in Brisbane left-back Corey Brown but Roar coach John Aloisi says no one else will be leaving.Brown, the Roar's reigning player of the year, was a conspicuous absentee from Thursday night's[...]

Federer subdues hard-hitting Struff

Thursday  19:51,   18 january 2018
Reuters

Defending champion Roger Federer needed to knuckle down to end the feisty challenge of hard-hitting German Jan-Lennard Struff with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) win in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday. Federer coasted through the opening sets[...]

'Did I request? No': Djokovic denies claims that he had asked for an afternoon game against Monfils

Thursday  15:41,   18 january 2018
International Business Times

Monfils was clearly feeling the conditions after winning the first set and struggled to get a foothold into the game as Djokovic came back to win the game 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-1. It was not a game for the record books as both players struggled to get on[...]

Tennis - Young gun Zverev tested but moves to third round

Thursday  15:41,   18 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Alexander Zverev endured a mid-match lapse but steadied to defeat Peter Gojowcyzk 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3 in an all-Germany battle and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.</p> © REUTERS/Toru Hanai Tennis -[...]