News: Sport

McInnes in for a battle with Cook for Blues No.9, says Wallace

Thursday  05:36,   24 may 2018

Penrith skipper Peter Wallace has backed Souths' Damien Cook to get the nod for the NSW hooker place.Cameron McInnes will be one Dragons player heading to the foot of the mountains this weekend who misses out on a NSW Origin[...]

Haddin, Jaques in running for NSW Blues coaching job

Thursday  04:30,   24 may 2018

Cricket NSW is at the stage of final interviews for the head coaching job with Brad Haddin and Phil Jaques the two in the frame.Former Test teammates Brad Haddin and Phil Jaques are locked in a two-horse race to be the next NSW[...]

Nick Riewoldt: 'My heart went out to Dayne because I understood or I understand the emotion that he must have been carrying'

Thursday  04:30,   24 may 2018

An honest and heartbreaking interview from Nick.St Kilda legend Nick Riewoldt has thrown support behind the struggling Dayne Beams who yesterday handed over the Brisbane Lions captaincy due to personal[...]

Hamilton, Vettel ready for Monaco fight

Thursday  03:05,   24 may 2018

Sebastian Vettel insists the Monaco GP is not "must-win" for him and Ferrari as they look to get their championship challenge back on track. The German won the opening two races of the season but has not been on the podium since and has[...]

UFC agrees to five-year, $2 billion AUD rights deal with ESPN

Thursday  03:05,   24 may 2018

The UFC is moving to a new network. The mixed martial arts organisation has agreed to a five-year deal with ESPN, Variety first reported on Thursday (AEST).According to the report, the deal is worth $2 billion AUD and will bring the UFC's entire[...]

Golf not fame drives McIlroy

Thursday  03:05,   24 may 2018

Rory McIlroy has been ranked as the 15th most famous sportsperson in the world by ESPN, but being a great golfer is his sole motivation.Former world number one Rory McIlroy insists it was never his intention to become world famous as his profile[...]

Phil Gould on Wayne Bennett: 'I don't believe everything that comes out of his mouth'

Thursday  02:10,   24 may 2018

Penrith Panthers football boss and outspoken Channel Nine commentator Phil 'Gus' Gould has expressed doubt over Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett’s claim he has already received approaches from rival clubs for 2019. Gould spoke at length[...]

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

Thursday  00:31,   24 may 2018

NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the 'The Star-Spangled Banner' but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. Commissioner Roger [...]

Storm take a swipe at Broncos' treatment of Bennett

Thursday  00:31,   24 may 2018

The Storm have had a dig at the Broncos following news of their raid to snare Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy.Storm chairman Bart Campbell has taken a swipe at Brisbane's treatment of Wayne Bennett during their poaching raid for Craig Bellamy,[...]

Brisbane coach Bennett Sydney bound?

Wednesday  23:56,   23 may 2018

Brisbane master mentor Wayne Bennett says he is showing no signs of slowing down but may have to move to Sydney to extend his NRL coaching career in 2020. The telltale signs a coach should retire are clear, Wayne Bennett says.And at 68, the[...]

Worsfold still prickly with media over Bombers form

Wednesday  23:01,   23 may 2018

Essendon could welcome back up to four key players for the crunch AFL match against the Giants, but coach John Worsfold isn't chalking up a W just yet.Bombers coach John Worsfold said his side had improved but was still frosty with the media on[...]

NZ coach replaces Lehmann on ICC committee

Wednesday  23:01,   23 may 2018

Darren Lehmann has vacated one of the International Cricket Council's influential committees, while Australian Belinda Clark has been called up.Lehmann was set to coach Australia until the end of the 2019 Ashes but quit after the ball-tampering[...]

Folau and Pocock exchange views after controversial Instagram comment

Wednesday  15:10,   23 may 2018

Two of Australian rugby's highest profile players have spoken to each about the fullback's controversial anti-gay Instagram comment.Folau and Pocock are certainties to be named in Cheika’s Wallabies squad next Wednesday for a three-Test[...]

South Africa's De Villiers quits international cricket

Wednesday  15:10,   23 may 2018

South African talisman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday, saying he was tired and wanted to step out while still at the top. "After 114 test matches, 228 one day internationals and 78 T20[...]

'I'm hitting my straps': Tedesco confident he's timed his Origin run

Wednesday  14:56,   23 may 2018

James Tedesco is locked in a battle with Tom Trbojevic for a Blues jersey, but the Roosters' No.1 believes he is starting to find his best form. “I’m putting all of my focus in playing good footy for the Roosters. You need to be playing good[...]