National Sport

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Waugh: Starc fighting for future in Perth

Waugh: Starc fighting for future in Perth

Former Australian cricketer and national team selector Mark Waugh believes Mitchell Starc could be playing for his spot during the second Test in Perth.

Footy crackdown a ‘recipe for disaster’

Footy crackdown a ‘recipe for disaster’

The changes approved by the AFL Commission this week have been blasted by a footy legend who believes the tweaks will ruin the game.

Leaked email exposes bloody Kohli coup

Leaked email exposes bloody Kohli coup

Extraordinary leaked emails and text messages reveal how Indian captain Virat Kohli orchestrated the termination of former coach Anil Kumble.

Damning extent of Smith, Warner crisis exposed

Damning extent of Smith, Warner crisis exposed

Australia gained respect from a fighting performance in Adelaide but the cruel reality of life without its banned stars has been laid bare.

Norman set to quit Eels for Dragons on three-year-deal

Norman set to quit Eels for Dragons on three-year-deal

Corey Norman tipped to sign with the Dragons after a recruitment meeting found the Eels half was the No.1 target.

Roo’s swipe after taking on Neymar, Mbappe

Roo’s swipe after taking on Neymar, Mbappe

Two Socceroos were in the thick of the Champions League action. Both played on world-class opponents, but one wasn’t happy with the refereeing.

Police may push ahead with assault charges against Walker

Police may push ahead with assault charges against Walker

Police are reportedly intent on pushing ahead with assault charges against Manly centre Dylan Walker despite his fiancee’s intent to retract her statement.

Aussie cricketers cop a really rude shock

Aussie cricketers cop a really rude shock

A widely-held truth was busted wide open as India delivered a very specific reality check nobody — bar Shane Warne — saw coming.

Rising star smashes Aussie record to take gold

Rising star smashes Aussie record to take gold

Teenager Ariarne Titmus has secured Australia’s first gold medal of the world short course swimming titles in China with a record-breaking 200m freestyle.

Clarko receives Hawks’ top honour

Clarko receives Hawks’ top honour

He’s the most decorated coach in the AFL and a revered figure at Hawthorn. And on Tuesday night Alastair Clarkson ticked off one remaining honour that had until...

Gruelling challenge facing quicks before crucial contest

Gruelling challenge facing quicks before crucial contest

Australia and India’s quicks will face a tough physical and mental battle before a ball is even bowled in the second Test in Perth, starting Friday.

Nissan confirms only 50 of $1.5m GT-R supercar will be built

Nissan confirms only 50 of $1.5m GT-R supercar will be built

Futuristic concept gets the green light for production. Is it the most expensive new car on the road?

Sam and Phoebe Burgess welcome baby

Sam and Phoebe Burgess welcome baby

Phoebe Burgess shared the first photo of the couple’s second child with fans on social media, two days after giving birth.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Starc below best, but Paine backs quick to rediscover groove

Starc below best, but Paine backs quick to rediscover groove

Australian captain Tim Paine is backing Mitchell Starc to rediscover his fiery best in the second Test against India in Perth.

Knights great’s warning to Mann over switch

Knights great’s warning to Mann over switch

Kurt Mann is one of the game’s most versatile players, but the proposed move to hooker at the Knights will be a huge test, according to a club great.

Cowboys’ gamble in post-JT era

Cowboys’ gamble in post-JT era

Paul Green thought the Cowboys were too predictable last season, so he’s told his men to do something different now Johnathan Thurston is gone.

Best one-liners by footy’s funniest coaches

Best one-liners by footy’s funniest coaches

If Tigers legend Jack Dyer was a coach in today’s AFL he’d break Twitter every week. But he’s not alone in having the odd slip of the tongue.

A stain on the game: Craziest NRL off-season on record

A stain on the game: Craziest NRL off-season on record

From the coaching merry-go-round to player transfer madness and off-field indiscretions, the 2018-19 off-season has been infamous for all the wrong reasons.

Warriors reveal three way battle for Johnson’s replacement

Warriors reveal three way battle for Johnson’s replacement

The Warriors have narrowed former halfback Shaun Johnson’s replacement down to three players, to partner Blake Green in the halves for season 2019.

‘Transformed’ Lyon’s secret winter coaching sessions

‘Transformed’ Lyon’s secret winter coaching sessions

Nathan Lyon is being praised after almost producing a miracle to get Australia home in the first Test. And it was the result of a little help from his brother

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