AFL stands firm on ‘no stadium, no Tasmanian club’

21 February

The AFL is not backing away from its ‘no stadium, no team’ condition for the new Tasmanian club as the planned $715 million ground in Hobart’s CBD continues to be a divisive election issue. Tasmania premier Jeremy Rockliff, who is aiming to be...[Read More]

Record million-plus earners as AFL player payments soar

14 February

The number of AFL players in the top pay bracket more than doubled last year, with a record 19 earned $1 million-plus. Figures released by the league on Monday showed gross player payments have grown by more than $100 million over the last decade,...[Read More]

Battle on for spinner spots in Australia-Proteas series

7 February

Three top-line spinners are battling for spots in Australia’s dominant women’s ODI team, and Alana King says the “healthy competition” is bringing the best out of the trio. Ahead of Australia’s second ODI against South Africa at North...[Read More]

BBL eye off consultants to improve standard of pitches

31 January

Cricket Australia will put an emphasis on improving pitches for the next evolution of the Big Bash, as they consider making a consultant readily available for all grounds. The BBL bounced back to life this summer, with the shortened season prompting...[Read More]

Content Kyrgios OK if tennis career is over

24 January

Nick Kyrgios admits he’s OK about the prospect of never playing professional tennis again. Unranked after slipping out of the world’s top 1000 following just one on tour match in 16 months, Kyrgios says he’s enjoying life as a commentator and...[Read More]

Djokovic may be the best athlete of all-time: Kyrgios

17 January

There was a time when Nick Kyrgios couldn’t bring himself to summon a single generous word for Novak Djokovic. But watching him from the commentary box at Melbourne Park, the Australian now offers a rather different angle on his old avowed foe,...[Read More]

Matildas headline next round of Women’s FA Cup

17 January

The tie of the round in England’s FA Cup will have a big Matildas flavour after Women’s Super League giants Arsenal and Manchester City were drawn to face each other in the last 16. The two clubs, third and second respectively in the WSL, boast...[Read More]

Watson sails Sydney to Hobart for special cause

3 January

Jessica Watson was just 16 when she sailed around the world solo, spending 210 days at sea. On Sunday afternoon, she and the Azzurro crew completed the Sydney to Hobart to the cheers of loved ones acknowledging a cause more important than any...[Read More]

Prime Minister hosts Test teams at harbourfront home

3 January

There was time for a game of backyard cricket amid formal proceedings when Prime Minister Anthony Albanese hosted players and families of the Australian and Pakistani Test teams. Both sides and their families visited the PM’s Kirribilli residence...[Read More]

Hussey, Larsen to be inducted into Hall of Fame

27 December

Michael Hussey and Lyn Larsen will be inducted in Australian cricket’s Hall of Fame. The two are set to become the 62nd and 63rd inductees into the institution established in 1996, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association...[Read More]

Australian team names line-up for Tour Down Under

20 December

Simon Yates will be the main overall hope for top Australian cycling team Jayco AlUla as they try to regain the Tour Down Under title. Australia’s only World Tour race is always the first goal of the year for Jayco AlUla and Yates finished...[Read More]

From Warnie with love, free heart checks at the MCG

13 December

The king of the MCG, Shane Warne, will have an enduring presence at the Boxing Day Test with the legacy named in his honour offering free heart tests at the famous stadium he called his “office”. Cricket Australia and the Shane Warne Legacy have...[Read More]

‘It’s exciting’: Players back shorter Big Bash League

6 December

The BBL’s playing group appears convinced the decision to adopt a shorter fixture can help revitalise the league this summer. Australia’s premier Twenty 20 cricket league has been cut back from 56 regular-season games to 40 after frustrations...[Read More]

Netball Australia makes pay offer to Super players

29 November

Netball Australia has made a pay offer to the sport’s elite players that would allow contracting to begin for the 2024 season while negotiations continue between the warring parties. The deal would mean all players receive an 11 per cent pay rise...[Read More]

Australia could see Hewitt’s Davis Cup stars in 2024

29 November

Doubles great Mark Woodforde believes Australian tennis fans could get the rare pleasure of watching Lleyton Hewitt’s Davis Cup team in action on home courts next year. And 17-time grand slam champion Woodforde, now an influential international...[Read More]