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Sunday, November 28, 2021


Steve Smith insists he’s a better leader now

Steve Smith has claimed he is a better-rounded individual now than during the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, backing his leadership skills.

Storm prop Kamikamica stood down after pub incident with woman

Tui Kamikamica has been stood down by the Storm after he was charged over an alleged incident involving a woman outside a Brisbane hotel.

Pat Cummins appointed Australia Test captain, Smith his deputy

Pat Cummins will be Australia's 47th men's Test captain after being confirmed as Tim Paine's successor for next month's Ashes series.

Dolphins land Felise Kaufusi in first NRL capture

The Dolphins have made their first major NRL signing, securing Queensland State of Origin forward Felise Kaufusi on a three-year deal.

Paine takes indefinite break, out for first Ashes Test

Tim Paine is taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket for the 'foreseeable future' as the fallout of his sexting scandal continues.

Australia set to host 2027 Rugby World Cup

Australia has been given an effective green light to stage the 2027 men's Rugby World Cup, being listed as the "preferred candidate".

Bernie’s back! Larkham confirmed at Brumbies from 2023

Wallabies legend Stephen Larkham is returning to Australian rugby on a two-year to coach the Brumbies from 2023.

Josh Aloiai first NRL player with COVID-19, Gallen fight off

Josh Aloiai has reportedly tested positive to COVID-19, becoming the first NRL player to contract the virus.

NZ border rules hit Super Rugby, A-Leagues, NBL

Sporting codes are back at the drawing board after the NZ government's decision to require international arrivals to isolate into 2022.

Mills run hot again, Giddey shines in NBA action

Patty Mills has continued his hot hand from long range as Josh Giddey produced one of the best NBA performances of his fledgling career.

Fyfe on track for AFL round one: Longmuir

Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir expects Nat Fyfe to resume training in February and be ready for the start of the AFL season.

Cricket Tasmania hit out at CA over Tim Paine treatment

Cricket Tasmania has accused Cricket Australia of treating Tim Paine "appallingly" amid sexting revelations involving the former captain.

LeBron James suspended one NBA game after melee

LeBron James has been suspended for the first time in his NBA career for his role in an ugly incident during the Lakers game against Detroit.

LeBron James ejected after wild NBA fracas

LA superstar LeBron James and Detroit centre Isaiah Stewart were both ejected after a fracas during an NBA match in Detroit.

Michael Clarke says time is right for captain Cummins

Michael Clarke says Australia's wealth of senior players means a lack of leadership experience won't be an issue for Pat Cummins if named Test captain.

Dennis Lillee, Ian Thorpe elevated to legend status

Olympic hero Ian Thorpe and cricket great Dennis Lillee have been elevated to legend status in Sport Australia's Hall of Fame.

Wallabies furious at officials after loss to Wales

Australia coach Dave Rennie has been left enraged over officiating after the Wallabies' ill-fated tour to Europe ended with a last-kick 29-28 loss to Wales.

Paine knew sexting was a ticking time bomb

Tim Paine has admitted he has always felt the 2018 investigation into his sexting would one day become public, before it ultimately cost him the Test captaincy.

Australian Open deadline looming for Djokovic

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley says a December entry deadline will reveal if Novak Djokovic intends complying with a double vaccination requirement to play.

Paine graphic texts ‘consensual’ and a ‘one-off’

Cricket Tasmania has described a sexting exchange involving now-resigned Test skipper Tim Paine and one of their employees as consensual and a one-off.

Tim Paine quits as Australia captain amid sexting scandal

Tim Paine has stood down as Australia Test captain after being investigated by Cricket Australia for allegedly sending explicit messages to a female co-worker.

Bulldogs sign Kikau on big four-year deal

Viliame Kikau has agreed to join Canterbury on a long-term deal from 2023, with images spreading of him already appearing in Bulldogs gear.

Samu gets nod to replace Wallabies’ Hooper

Pete Samu will replace injured Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper against Wales with Dave Rennie saying he needs to play to his own strengths.

Full crowds for MCG Test, Australian Open

Full capacity crowds at the Boxing Day Test and Australian Open are set to light up Melbourne's sporting landscape this summer.

Mills helps Nets sneak past Cavs in NBA

Playing in the starting five, Patty Mills' 21 points came at the right time as Brooklyn snuck past the Cavs for a 109-99 NBA win.

Tszyu trumps Inoue to remain undefeated

Tim Tszyu has maintained his unbeaten record with a unanimous points decision over Takeshi Inoue in their super-welterweight showdown.

Australia name 15-man Ashes squad

Usman Khawaja is on the cusp of a Test recall after being included in Australia's 15-man Ashes squad alongside Travis Head.

Azeem Rafiq reveals depth of racism at Yorkshire

Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq has told a British parliamentary panel some of the treatment to him at the county was 'inhuman'.

Kyrgios backtracks, wants Aus Open to proceed

Nick Kyrgios has backtracked on saying he doesn't believe the Australian Open should go ahead if only vaccinated players can compete.

Australia, NZ to host 2028 T20 World Cup

Cricket's 2028 Twenty20 World Cup will be co-hosted by this year's finalists, Australia and New Zealand.