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Marathon effort to clear Rabada ends


KAGISO Rabada could today learn whether he will play in the third Test following a marathon six-hour appeal hearing last night in Cape Town.

The ‘lethargic’ training session that left AFL great stunned


TRIPLE premiership Lion Jonathan Brown donned his walking shoes over the summer and watched several clubs train across Melbourne’s sporting precinct.

‘I’m living proof’: Why NRL is best place for Lodge


CONTROVERSIAL Parramatta winger Kirisome Auva’a says the NRL has a duty to help rehabilitate players as debate continues to rage over Matt Lodge.

Queensland’s Duke of Hazzard


WITH barely a ripple of fuss or fanfare, Michael Neser has become Queensland cricket’s Duke of Hazzard.

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Does Brennan ban make Cotch lucky?


AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has backed match review officer Michael Christian’s call to suspend Western Bulldogs captain Katie Brennan, and insists there was no special treatment for Tiger skipper Trent Cotchin last year.


Baffling screw-up doomed bloodbath

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ANYONE who spent more than five minutes outdoors in Sydney yesterday will tell you it was absolutely hellish as the mercury skyrocketed near 40C in the midafternoon.


Heartbreaking photo sums up absurdity


FRESHMAN guard Jordan Poole squared up and drained a long 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving third-seeded Michigan a heart-stopping 64-63 victory over No. 6 seed Houston in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday (AEDT).


Fev lashes ‘rat’ for ruining his career

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AFL icon Brendan Fevola has launched a scathing attack on a former Australian journalist accused of helping disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.


Baynes backs ‘Aussie Kyrie’ to lead Celtics


KYRIE Irving may be as American as Thanksgiving and fried food but he’ll always be known as ‘Aussie Kyrie’ Down Under.

‘He’ll go past Buddy’: Stunning praise for star Don


DUAL North Melbourne premiership player David King says Joe Daniher could be the best player in the AFL by the end of the season.

Lions fuelled by rival ‘lack of respect’


A lack of “respect” from interstate rivals will fuel the Brisbane Lions as they prepare for their second consecutive AFLW grand final appearance.


Broncos win spot in women’s league


THE Broncos are set to be granted a licence by the NRL for the upcoming women’s competition.

Bowman gets green light for Winx return


CHAMPION jockey Hugh Bowman has been cleared to ride Winx in the George Ryder Stakes and Performer in the Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.


World stunned by ‘pissy’ Federer’s fury

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ROGER Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro were both fuming during the final of the Indian Wells Masters on Monday (AEDT) as tempers threatened to boil over in front of a hostile crowd.


Chautauqua: ‘When they won’t go, they won’t go’


IN the trainers hut at Cranbourne, the hard-bitten souls who watched on the TV screens took what could be the last racetrack appearance of one of the great sprinters in their stride.

Last turn thriller! Dovi edges Marquez by 0.027s


THE new MotoGP season began with another last-lap thriller, Andrea Dovizioso just holding off Marc Marquez to win the Grand Prix of Qatar.

Ricciardo’s telling silence a pivotal play


THE F1 season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this weekend. Here are all the big talking points to watch out for as the year progresses.


Boxer dies after tragic TKO


BOXER David Whittom has tragically died aged 39 because of injuries suffered during a fight.


‘I want you’: How brazen star wooed model


NFL star Odell Beckham Jr may not speak French, but he knows how to get his message across to the femmes.

2018 AFL predictions: Lance Franklin will have a monster campaign


The 2018 AFL season is only a few nights away and after sitting through the painful new AFLX experiment, we were rewarded with a highly competitive JLT series. All of that, however, was just the entree when all we really want is the juicy…

Sunday, Mar 18

Aussie women claim ODI whitewash


ALYSSA Healy’s maiden ODI century has helped Australia to a 97-run win and 3-0 series whitewash against India.

Take a bow, Brad! Thorn delivering on Reds promise


NEW warhead Caleb Timu has saluted the grit of rookie flyhalf Hamish Stewart in Buenos Aires where he delivered the Reds’ first victory overseas since 2015.

Cronk out to avoid being ‘corrupted’


SYDNEY Roosters star Cooper Cronk has revealed how he has closed himself from all media over the first six weeks of the competition as he settles in at his new NRL club.

Watch: Lions erupt with flag dream alive


PANIC, party time then planning mode.

Saturday, Mar 17

AFLW Grand Final venue announced


The AFL has confirmed Ikon Park will host the 2018 AFL Women’s Grand Final.

Can Martin fill the void left by Gaz?


FOR all of his four years in the AFL, Jack Martin has been the Suns player to generate the most anticipation over the next stage of his development.

Panther hospitalised with painful injury


PANTHERS front-rower Tim Browne has been taken to hospital with a suspected spleen injury after a painful incident in an Intrust Super Premiership match against the North Sydney Bears.

Proteas pin Smith in outrageous claim


SOUTH Africa’s suspended spearhead Kagiso Rabada has all but admitted his guilt before a formal hearing on his physical send-off of Steve Smith, saying he takes responsibility - yet the Proteas are still expected to blame the Australian…

Friday, Mar 16

We deserved to win: City coach rues dropped points


MELBOURNE City coach Warren Joyce is lamenting a missed chance to gain breathing space on a clogged A-League ladder after drawing 1-1 with Adelaide United.

‘Stronger together’ sisters work as one


THEY are sisters and two of Australia’s top athletes, but there is no sibling rivalry.

Heartbreak for GWS, Lions alive in race for AFLWGF


FOUR goals from Brisbane’s power forward Sabrina Frederick-Straub including three in first quarter onslaught has broken Giants hearts and given the Lions AFLW team a 40 point win and the most unlikely of shots at a grand final berth.

AFL opens door for pre-game roaming Brian


CLUBS have been told to expect more cameras in the changerooms before games this year.

Thursday, Mar 15

AFL club wanted photo ‘destroyed’

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THE AFL premiership trophy often finds itself in weird and wonderful places after each year’s grand final as the victor parades the competiton’s holy grail to fans around the country.

Perry plays starring role as Aussies seal ODI series


A FINE all-round performance from Ellyse Perry has helped Australia wrap-up their one day series against India in Vadodara.

Brennan return to boost Bulldogs


WESTERN Bulldogs Grand Final hopes have been bolstered with captain Katie Brennan to play in Saturday night’s crunch game against Melbourne.

Unseen GF moment mocks Crows’ power play


A BEHIND-the-scenes documentary has revealed Damien Hardwick’s inspiring speech to Richmond players before last year’s Grand Final.

Wednesday, Mar 14

Riewoldt to spearhead key forward search


RICHMOND vice-captain Jack Riewoldt says he is determined to help the club uncover another key forward to play alongside him this year.

Why it pays to be unique in SuperCoach


SOMETIMES in SuperCoach is pays to take the road less travelled.

Redbacks ambush Warriors


SOUTH Australian swingman Daniel Worrall stunned Western Australia’s top order early at Glenelg and foiled Marcus Stoinis’ potential tune up for South Africa tour SOS.

Platten backs new injury fund targeting concussion


HAWTHORN and SA great John Platten has backed a players’ union initiative that will make AFL players whose careers are ended by concussion eligible for payouts under a new injury and hardship scheme.