Legend’s condition for Latrell fullback switch

Latrell Mitchell can become an "extremely dominant" fullback for South Sydney provided the club persists with him at No.1, Billy Slater says. Iconic fullback Slater has backed Mitchell's switch from…

Kyrgios bemused by blunt Zverev criticism

A level-headed Nick Kyrgios has responded to Alexander Zverev's scathing assessment of the Canberran's grand slam title hopes on the eve of the Australian Open. Kyrgios will enter the tournament…

McGregor’s incredible UFC 246 transformation

Conor McGregor became a two-division UFC champion because he was a tremendous fighter. He became the biggest mixed martial artist in the world only because he talked an even bigger…

Big comeback books Barty’s place in the final

Australian Ash Barty has stormed into the championship match of the Adelaide International after defeating American Danielle Collins. Barty pulled off a stunning comeback to defeat the world No.27 in…

Legend tips repeat of Wimbledon stunner

It shapes as one of the headline matches on the opening day of the Australian Open, and according to one of the game's greats, it could also provide the first…

Ash Barty dealt tough Aus Open draw

The Australian Open Women's singles draw has been released. **CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL AUSTRALIAN OPEN WOMEN'S SINGLES DRAW** Australian Ash Barty will face world No.120 Lesia Tsurenko in…

Barty storms into Adelaide International semis

Ash Barty is through to the semi-finals of the Adelaide International after defeating Marketa Vondrousova. In the rematch of last year's French Open final, Barty defeated her Czech opponent once…

Kyrgios shuts down probing commentator

Nick Kyrgios may have found his motivation to make a deep run in the Australian Open but it's nothing to do with finally proving himself as a genuine grand slam…

De Minaur officially ruled out of Aus Open

Australia's top ranked player Alex de Minaur is out of next week's Australian Open in Melbourne, after failing to overcome an abdominal injury. De Minaur, who made the third round…

Cummins named ICC Test cricketer of the year

Pat Cummins' stellar year has been rewarded by being named the ICC's Test player of the year for 2019. Cummins on Wednesday night was handed the prestigious award, after a…

Angry accusations hit smoke-choked Open

The tennis world has reacted to shocking scenes of players choking on smoke during Australian Open qualifying, with a high-profile women's star calling for "a line in the sand" and…

Kite delay momentarily halts ODI

There was a peculiar moment during the one-day international between India and Australia with a kite causing a brief delay before the end of the home team's innings. India is…

Waugh’s ‘special’ advice to Labuschagne

Steve Waugh told Marnus Labuschagne to treasure his one-day cap like his baggy green as the star batsman made his white-ball debut for Australia. Waugh presented the nation's newest star…

Smoked out: Qualifier quits, Sharapova canned

Slovenian Dalila Jakupovic has been forced to retire from her qualifying match at the Australian Open, after appearing to suffer a coughing fit during the second set against Stefanie Vogele….

What caused this explosion of Serena rage

Serena Williams used to have many of her opponents partly beaten before they stepped on the court. Being not just a mighty tennis player, but a ferocious presence, tended to…

Ex-NRL player suffers ‘serious spinal injury’

Former NRL player Mose Masoe has undergone surgery after suffering a "serious spinal injury". Masoe was hurt during Hull Kingston Rovers' 18-6 pre-season loss to Wakefield Trinity. "The club can…

Kyrgios’ sad truth after painful defeat

Nick Kyrgios has admitted he can't replicate his whole-hearted efforts for Australia when playing for himself. The enigmatic superstar was wonderful to watch during the ATP Cup, reeling off wins…

BBL battlers remain winless

Melbourne Stars have continued the Renegades' winless BBL season of woe, a brilliant half-century by Glenn Maxwell propelling the ladder leaders to a seven-wicket win over the reigning champions. In…

Heat stumble into BBL’s top four

Brisbane have stumbled into the Big Bash League's top four after exploiting a curious catching rule as Hobart almost pinched a win at the Gabba. The Hurricanes managed just 9-126…

Hat-trick lifts Stars to big BBL win

Pakistani quick Haris Rauf's meteoric rise has continued, with his stunning hat-trick boosting the Melbourne Stars to a six-wicket victory over the Sydney Thunder. Incredibly it was the second hat-trick…

Rabbitohs confirm huge signing, with a catch

South Sydney have confirmed the worst kept secret in rugby league after announcing they have signed Queensland representative Jai Arrow on a four-year NRL deal from 2021. The announcement seemingly…

Aussies steal the show at ATP Cup

Alexander Zverev has crumbled at the hands of Alex de Minaur to secure Australia victory in their ATP Cup opener in Brisbane. World No.18 de Minaur showed trademark grit to…

‘Ridiculous’: Lyon’s whack for big Test change

Australia's greatest off-spinner Nathan Lyon has branded the idea of reducing Test matches to four days "ridiculous". Lyon's blunt assessment comes after Australian captain Tim Paine, vice-captain Travis Head and…

Langer’s extraordinary backing of Paine

Justin Langer has backed Tim Paine to continue as captain until at least 2021, when Australia hope to contest the inaugural world Test championship final at Lord's. Debate about Paine's…

Renegades star confident team can turn it around

Melbourne Renegades are confident they can take advantage of strike weapon Sean Abbott's absence and secure a badly-needed Big Bash League victory on Thursday. The reigning champions are winless from…

How Barty can defy Australian Open history

Ashleigh Barty can withstand the crushing pressure of playing at home and win the Australian Open, former Aussie women's star Jelena Dokic has predicted. Barty will come into her home…

NBA star burns crowd with cheeky sledge

Devin Booker scored 33 points and Kelly Oubre Jnr had 29 as the Phoenix Suns rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 122-116 in the NBA….

Calls for ICC to oversee video review system

The company that runs DRS says the technology is vulnerable to integrity issues as the developer of the video referral system calls on the ICC to employ an official totally…

From near-death to a 2,168-year-old record

We will never see his like again. Or his. Usain Bolt's and Michael Phelps' world record times will someday be erased. That's evolution, baby. What will never be surpassed is…

Storm’s shock solution to glaring problem

A teenager poached from Kiwi rugby union could be the shock answer to Melbourne's centre problems next season. Judda Turahui, 18, is training with the Storm's full-time squad and has…

D’Arcy Short earns Aussie ODI recall

D'Arcy Short's white-ball career has been revived after he was called into Australia's squad for next month's one-day series against India. Short was on Monday night called into the Aussie…

Stars walk DLS tightrope in rain hit BBL match

The Melbourne Stars have successfully walked the Duckworth-Lewis tightrope to beat the Hobart Hurricanes in a rain-interrupted Big Bash League game. The match on Monday night in Launceston was called…

Nishikori ruled out of Australian Open

Four-time Australian Open quarter-finalist Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from the season-opening grand slam, citing an elbow injury. The Japanese world No.13 told Tennis Australia he'd be pulling the pin on…

‘Not much good’: Chappell slams ‘bollocks’ DRS

Just days after Australian Test captain Tim Paine questioned the accuracy of the Decision Review System(DRS), cricketing legend Ian Chappell has doubled down labelling the technology "bollocks". Paine ruffled the…

Legend’s blunt verdict on Test spin hopeful

Australian cricket great Mark Taylor has shut down any calls for Mitchell Swepson to feature in the Sydney Test, opting to stick with Marnus Labuschagne as the team's leg-spinning option….

Reigning BBL champs still winless

The Melbourne Renegades are winless from four matches in their BBL title defence after suffering an 18-run defeat to Adelaide. The reigning champions had looked set for a happy homecoming…

Stokes blows up at Broad in ugly Test spat

England vice-captain Ben Stokes has blown up at veteran teammate Stuart Broad during an on-field huddle in the first Test against South Africa. Stokes apparently took exception to something said…