‘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]

How the cricket world saw Australia’s World Cup triumph

22 November

REACTION TO AUSTRALIA’S WIN OVER INDIA IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL *ON TRIUMPHING IN TOUGH CONDITIONS “I think that’s the pinnacle of international cricket, winning a one-day World Cup, especially over here in India in front of a crowd like this....[Read More]

‘Matilda’ scores as 2023 word of the year

15 November

Australia’s national football team has waltzed into the history books again, this time as the namesake for the 2023 word of the year. Australian National University Dictionary Centre experts on Wednesday declared “matilda” the word of the year...[Read More]

New pay deal to net big wins for Socceroos, Matildas

8 November

The Socceroos and Matildas look set to be rewarded with a first-ever 50-50 split in prize money from World Cup performances as part of football’s new collective bargaining agreement. AAP understands Football Australia (FA) and the players’ union...[Read More]

Sam Kerr says backflipping days could be over

1 November

Matildas captain Sam Kerr says it was a dream come true scoring a hat-trick in front of her home fans, but concedes the days of her trademark backflip somersault could be over. Both Kerr and Arsenal star Caitlin Foord scored hat-tricks in...[Read More]

Aussie Steelers down Canada to win wheelchair rugby cup

25 October

The Australian Steelers have beaten Canada to win the 2023 International Wheelchair Rugby Cup in Paris. The men’s team are set to start among the favourites for Paralympic gold next year, also in the French capital, after storming to a 53-48...[Read More]

Aussie sporting stars tackle big issues facing girls

18 October

Two top Australian female athletes are teaming up to tackle a “disappointing” problem holding young women back. Matildas striker Emily Gielnik and AFLW Hawthorn player Akec Makur Chuot will join forces to place gender equality in the...[Read More]

Olympics can help save international cricket: CA boss

18 October

Cricket officials hope the sport’s return to the Olympics can be the silver bullet the international game needs to fend off the threat of losing players to full-time franchise deals. Confirmed on Monday as one of five new sports for the Los...[Read More]

Australia confident in hosting next Commonwealth Games

11 October

Australia remain confident of hosting the next Commonwealth Games but concede a 2026 event could slip away as negotiations continue to salvage the multi-sport event. Any decision on a host and format for the next Games is likely to drift into 2024,...[Read More]

Matildas and Socceroos keen to lock in new pay deal

27 September

Matildas and Socceroos players are desperate to get their next collective bargaining agreement locked in before embarking on hectic international football schedules. The current CBA for senior national teams expires on Sunday. Football Australia and...[Read More]

Olympics boss ‘confident’ in Brisbane games organisers

13 September

Australia’s Olympics chief has defended the nation’s ability to host the world’s premier sporting event, saying he has “every confidence” in the Brisbane 2032 games organisers. Australian Olympic Committee chief executive Matt Carroll made...[Read More]

Sports concussion report looks to tackle issue head on

6 September

A landmark inquiry into the impact and extent of concussions in sport has recommended improved data collection, greater research and better management of the medical condition. The federal parliamentary inquiry investigated concussions and repeated...[Read More]

McLachlan backs updated AFL review system for finals

6 September

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan is confident updates to the league’s ARC system will ensure a repeat of the recent goal review howler is avoided during the finals series. Adelaide missed out on a top-eight berth after Ben Keays was controversially...[Read More]