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Brisbane are among four AFL clubs vying to enter teams in the VFL from next year as the axe looms on their second-tier competition.


Bronson Xerri passed six doping tests in year before positive result

Cronulla Sharks rising star Bronson Xerri reportedly passed six doping tests in the 12 months before his failed test in November of last year.


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They came, they saw and they didn’t conquer.


Resolute Raiders stake title claim as Bellamy left ‘embarrassed’ by outmatched Storm

Winning three successive matches in Melbourne is enough to make most NRL coaches smile.


Williams wows Cronk as English import announces himself in NRL with ‘statement’ performance

English import George Williams has announced himself as a potential NRL star after a stellar performance against the Storm at AAMI Park.


Casualty Ward: Sharks halfback only ‘50-50’ for Round 4 after injuring hamstring

Cronulla could lose halfback Chad Townsend for Round 4 after he injured a hamstring in Saturday’s loss to the Tigers.


Cape Town ‘greatest thing that happened to Australia’: Umpire Ian Gould

The television umpire that caught Cameron Bancroft tampering with the ball in 2018 believes the Cape Town scandal was the best thing that could have happened to the Australian men’s cricket team.


Former NRL Brisbane Broncos winger Izaia Perese joins French Rugby despite drugs charge

Australian back Izaia Perese signed for French Top 14 club Bayonne on Saturday, despite being released by rugby league side the Brisbane Broncos over a drugs charge.


Late Mail: Knights lose key forward, Panthers shuffle bench

Newcastle has lost star forward Lachlan Fitzgibbon as the Knights aim to maintain their unbeaten streak.


Cronulla’s woes worsen as Benji-inspired Tigers pull off second half shut-out in comeback win

Cronulla’s nightmare week has continued after bombing a second-half lead to fall 28-16 to Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium.


Kyle Flanagan ‘shattered’ for former Sharks teammate Bronson Xerri over drug scandal

A shocked Kyle Flanagan says he’s been left “shattered” by close friend Bronson Xerri’s positive drug test to performance-enhancing substances.


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J-Rod are recircling the wagons on their dream of becoming the king and queen of Queens.


Under-fire Paul McGregor admits Dragons ‘looked like strangers’ in Warriors shutout

Paul McGregor has brushed off conjecture over his own future, but called out his players following a disappointing 18-0 shutout against the Warriors.


Hoops: When you boil it down, Hunt-Norman has been a failure - and it could cost Mary his job

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‘F**k you, Roger Goodell’: Dave Portnoy slams NFL ‘mega coward’ comissioner after $250k snub

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Legend says Hunt needs to be dumped as Dragons No.7 or coach could be sacked

League legend Michael Ennis says St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor’s job is at stake if he doesn’t make the tough call to dump Ben Hunt as the side’s halfback.


Near perfect-Warriors make NRL history in emphatic win over woeful Dragons

Four weeks after arriving in Australia indefinitely, the Warriors celebrated their first victory of the NRL season with a record-making 18-0 win over St George Illawarra.


‘Enough is enough’ Simmons among sport’s biggest stars in fight against ‘blatant racism’

Australian NBA star Ben Simmons and rising US tennis sensation Coco Gauff have added their voices to those expressing outrage at the death of an unarmed black man in Minnesota who was in police hands.


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Jon Jones asked UFC president Dana White to release him from his contract as their very public battle over the negotiations for the light heavyweight champion’s potential move up to heavyweight escalates.


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Former AFL star fears social media trolls could lead to a player self-harming

Collingwood premiership player Travis Cloke fears an AFL player could self harm after reading social media messages following matches.


LIVE: Latrell Mitchell appeals lockdown breach fine, Souths appeal Cody Walker fine

The NRL has made a triumphant return on the field, but the action continues to heat up off-field too.


Roosters duo hit with match review committee charges following derby win

Premiers the Sydney Roosters have been hit with two match review committee charges after opening their 2020 account with a commanding win over arch-rivals South Sydney on Friday night.


Stitches and stray elbows: Battle for Dragons’ starting spots gets heated

The Dragons will field a revamped squad against the Warriors on Saturday, the product of a month-long tussle for position at St George training.


Take your seats: Star Docker to fly to Gold Coast for AFL restart

Fremantle forward Jesse Hogan is all but certain to join his teammates in the Gold Coast hub next month, as the tall steps up his training ahead of Round 2.


The AFL’s oldest clubs may be at a major disadvantage due to same day travel rules

Carlton fitness boss Andrew Russell believes younger sides have a major advantage over the older teams, now that all AFL clubs will fly interstate on the same day as matches.


‘No regrets’: The rising star who gave up football to become a rapper in LA

In August 2019, one of Australia’s brightest young talents stunned the football world by announcing he was leaving the A-League for Los Angeles to pursue a career in hip-hop.


Fitness guru outlines a bold plan to get Buddy back on track

Highly rated fitness boss Andrew Russell believes it is pivotal for Sydney Swans superstar Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin to drop weight as he eyes an AFL return in coming months.


Cowboys coach warns NRL rivals: Valentine Holmes is back, and his best is ‘not far off’

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NBA great Stephen Jackson, a close friend of George Floyd, has gripped America with an emotional speech during a protest rally in Minneapolis.


Victory seeking third coach this season as replacement quits

Melbourne Victory has gone through its second coach of the season, announcing that Carlos Salvachua had decided to return to Europe after less than five months in charge.


Power legend reveals backlash following infamous celebrations against Kangaroos

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‘I could hardly walk’: PL manager reveals his coronavirus ordeal

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he had coronavirus shortly after the Premier League season was suspended.


NBA has ‘set a date’ as it eyes ‘World Cup’ style return

NBA commissioner Adam Silver told team owners Friday he’s targeting a July 31 return to play, US media reported, although the format for completing the season remains unclear.


Why doubts over an 18-team AFL competition continue to linger

The viability of 18 AFL clubs has once again been thrown into the spotlight, after a Brownlow Medal winner declared Gillon McLachlan’s comments failed to give him great confidence.


ASADA turns focus to Bronson Xerri’s family in doping probe

ASADA has turned its attention to the family of Cronulla Sharks youngster Bronson Xerri as it continues to investigate his positive drugs test.


Ronaldo dethrones Messi on sport’s rich list — but he’s still not No.1

Roger Federer has become the first tennis player in history to top Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid male athletes.


How MJ nearly became a Warrior after secret training session before Bulls return

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Who scored the first try this week? Big Weekend Quiz

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Champions League ref arrested after prostitution probe

Champions League referee Slavko Vincic was arrested as part of a police probe into prostitution and drugs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


P***** off players and an abrupt sacking: This is Jordan’s REAL Last Dance

Every Monday for the last five weeks, we’ve all been eagerly logging into our Netflix accounts – or more likely the Netflix account of a friend, family member or ex-partner – to watch the latest installment of ‘The Last Dance’, the story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, arguably the greatest team ever assembled.


‘Bigger than Plugger’: Inside the Swans’ $10m Buddy hopes - and why he’ll always be an ‘overwhelming success’

Lance Franklin is not like other players.


Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson insists he ‘never got into a fight’, amid claims he threw a person into a car boot

Essendon legend Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson has played down reports of another run-in with the law, claiming he wasn’t involved in a fight and couldn’t have fit his “friend” into the boot of a car.


10 tackle busts, 267 metres: Teddy the king as Chooks down rival to score first win

James Tedesco helped kick-start Sydney Roosters’ NRL title defence as he starred in a 28-12 win over arch-rivals South Sydney at Bankwest Stadium.


‘Where was Latrell?’: Mitchell goes missing but Braith says he’s improving as a fullback

All eyes were on Latrell Mitchell in Friday night’s epic grudge match with the Roosters after he underwhelmed in his first two performances in the South Sydney No.1 jersey.


Ferrari launching Sydney driver academy to unearth F1 stars

Formula One giants Ferrari have chosen Sydney as the base for a new program aimed at unearthing top driver talent in the Asia-Pacific region.


‘Should never be allowed to retire’: Fans go wild as 33yo Morris goes full Origin 2014

Can the Morris brothers play footy forever?


Private details of footy fans exposed in AFL fan forum BigFooty data breach

A fault in the search function of BigFooty has publicly exposed private messages and other restricted items, administrators of the 20-year-old AFL forum say.


And the crowd goes WILD: NRL fans make it into Bankwest Stadium... sort of

NRL fans forced their way into Bankwest Stadium on Friday night to get a glimpse of the Rabbitohs v Roosters blockbuster.


The day pop sensation Rihanna left NBA icon Jeff Van Gundy ‘gushing’

Three years later, Jeff Van Gundy can recall his encounter with Rihanna as if it happened yesterday.


NSW hub confirmed as FFA boss unveils further details of A-League return

Football Federation Australia CEO James Johnson has confirmed when the A-League returns it will be played in New South Wales and assured that almost every player involved before the season was brought to a halt will be there when it resumes.


Broncos star Kotoni Staggs cops ban after taking early plea for high shot

Brisbane centre Kotoni Staggs will miss next week’s visit by NRL premiers the Sydney Roosters after taking an early plea on a high tackle charge.


Captain-less young Cowboys run riot over poor Titans in dominant NRL return

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Leaked emails trigger ICC investigation, reveal CA’s T20 World Cup hand

Cricket Australia has voiced its preference for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup to be pushed back to 2021 in an email to the ICC that was leaked to Indian media.


Curious AFL-cricket fixture clashes threaten to cause venue headaches in late 2020

A curious cross-code fixture clash threatens to cause venue headaches later this year, after several Aussie international cricket games were scheduled to be played at multi-purpose grounds at the same time as the likely AFL finals series.


Kings of the rain: Richmond revealed as AFL’s best wet weather team in Reddit research

A sports fan has discovered which AFL clubs are the kings of wet weather footy, and which sides struggle when soaked.


Ricky Stuart was ‘losing faith in the game’. A shrewd new NRL rule restored it

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart admits the NRL’s controversial six-again rule has restored his faith in rugby league by bringing the halves back into the game.


AFL clubs given big draft boost as top schoolboy league, Victoria’s APS competition, to return in July

A number of top Victorian draft prospects will have a chance to strut their stuff in front of AFL recruiters in coming months.


Ben Te’o looms as Broncos saviour with starting back row on the sidelines

Ben Te’o looms as the answer to Brisbane’s backrower shortage after captain Alex Glenn was the latest to fall following a nasty leg injury in Thursday’s heavy NRL loss to Parramatta.


‘If I had my time over again’: Cook reveals the one regret of his career

Imagine if we were never treated to Damien Cook.


AFL live updates: Port Adelaide talking to AFL and SA govt about shock plan to allow fans into Round 2 Showdown

Port Adelaide wants fans at its Round 2 Showdown with Adelaide, in just 15 days’ time.


Three years since rock bottom: The rise, fall and rise again of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods was centre of the sporting world again this week as a record audience tuned in to watch him stripe fairway after fairway alongside his megastar ‘buddies’ Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson.


Sacked podcast: The day Travis Cloke ‘broke down crying’ in the rooms after training

Collingwood premiership player Travis Cloke has spoken of the depths he reached during a difficult 2017 season at the Western Bulldogs, his last in the AFL.


‘Shocked and disappointed’: Sharks coach reveals he hasn’t spoken to Xerri since drugs saga broke

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Raiders coach Ricky Stuart admits John Bateman’s contract saga is ‘a challenging time’ as Bulldogs circle

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart is seemingly resigned to losing star forward John Bateman after this season, describing his NRL contract fiasco as “part of the business”.


‘I’ll sort out a love-in’: AFL boss offers to intervene in footy’s ugliest feud

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has offered to “sort out a love-in” between warring radio hosts Eddie McGuire and Neil Mitchell over the Collingwood president’s comments about Geelong and Jack Steven.


‘I’m not stupid’: David Koch hasn’t said sorry to Mick Malthouse — but agrees China game is about money

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch says he hasn’t spoken to coaching great Mick Malthouse since their public feud over the club’s China game, but agrees with him on a key point.


Tennis fans freak out after a case of mistaken identity involving Rafael Nadal

Tennis fans were in shock when “Nadal” and “retirement” began trending on social media on Friday morning.


Alastair Clarkson says Buddy Franklin’s career isn’t over after club great’s breakdown claim

Four-time premiership coach Alastair Clarkson insists Lance Franklin’s AFL career is far from over despite the former Hawthorn superstar this week suffering another serious injury.


No fans, neutral ground: Why end to Liverpool’s 30-year title wait faces ugly reality - Burning questions

So it’s back.


How six-again rule exposes a deeply worrying trend for Seibold’s ‘naive’ Broncos

Brisbane and Parramatta were the guinea pigs to the NRL’s new law changes in Thursday night’s game, and the early results show just how damaging the new six-again rule can potentially be.


Premiership skipper reveals ‘criminally underrated’ AFL Grand Final performance

Geelong premiership captain Cameron Ling has revealed the Grand Final performance he still thinks is “criminally underrated”.


Ratings records smashed as million-plus audience feasts on NRL’s blockbuster return

The long-awaited return of NRL has produced a ratings boom for broadcasters, with Fox League recording its highest simulcast audience of all time.


Zion factor will shape NBA’s coronavirus return plan ‘no matter what’

The NBA doesn’t want to restart its season without its brightest young star.


UFC News: Conor McGregor, GOAT, Twitter rant, Anderson Silva

Conor McGregor has exploded in yet another Twitter rant insisting he is the greatest MMA fighter of all time.


First MJ, now Tiger: Golf fans are about to get exactly what they want

Tiger Woods is reportedly the next sporting GOAT to be getting his own documentary — and it could be just months away.


Travis Cloke nearly quit footy mid-game in 2017 due to ‘disgusting’ sledges from a VFL opponent

Travis Cloke nearly walked off the field in the middle of a game and quit footy entirely after “disgusting” sledges by a former St Kilda player during his public battle with mental health.


‘You won’t win it’: Ref heard telling Broncos NOT to challenge controversial call

The resumption of the NRL was a resounding success on Thursday night as the Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels played out a free-flowing game at Suncorp Stadium.


Arsenal’s new away kit has ‘leaked’. Everyone is making the same joke

Arsenal’s new 2020-21 away kit has been leaked and the blood-splatter design has left fans totally unimpressed.


World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall reveals near-death, blindness after record 500kg lift

Strongman Eddie Hall has told how he thought he was going to die moments after his legendary 500kg dead lift in 2016.


Pittsburgh Steelers star is insanely jacked

The NFL is aiming to open the 2020 season on schedule on September 10 and one star has shown he’s ready to carry his team on his back.


Revealed: AFL CEO’s decision on shorter quarters in 2021

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has revealed the league is not contemplating retaining 16-minute quarters next year, while leaving the door ajar for an extended interchange bench for clubs this season.


AFL chief Gillon McLachlan backs fake crowd noise, but says we may not need it soon

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan says he was a fan of the NRL’s use of fake crowd noise in its season relaunch game, but has suggested it soon may not be needed.


Locked in: Siddle’s late-career switch as Aussie WC hero is axed

Former Test quick Peter Siddle has signed a two-year contract with the Tasmanian Tigers.


UFC fighter lashes out over rival’s ‘strip tease’

A war of words has erupted outside the Octagon after an MMA fighter’s TikTok contribution was a little too risque for her rival’s liking.


Every Premier League team’s run home analysed

Finally, we have a confirmed provisional date of June 17 for the resumption of the Premier League, more than three months since the last ball was kicked in anger, when Leicester thrashed Aston Villa 4-0 back in early March.


Football paradise awaits with Serie A to restart same week as PL

Italy’s Serie A was given the green light on Thursday to resume on June 20 after a three-month absence as one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic begins to ease restrictions.


Untested combos, proven playmakers: All the NRL’s halves pairings ranked

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World reacts to NRL return as Eels smash the Broncos

Live sport is finally back and it wasn’t just Australians who plonked down on the couch last night to watch the first NRL match in more than two months.


‘We have the right to fight back’: Kaepernick’s powerful defence of protestors after ‘inhumane’ death

Former NFL quarterback-turned-civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick on Thursday voiced support for protesters who have demonstrated against the killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.


Arabella Del Busso speaks out on former relationship with NRL star Josh Reynolds in 60 Minutes interview

She’s been embroiled in a media storm and yet she’s remained silent so far.


Tedesco: How Latrell broke news of Roosters exit and kept fullback switch wish under wraps

The last time James Tedesco and Latrell Mitchell shared the same field in an NRL game was the 2019 grand final.


Ricciardo reveals Ferrari talks before making his F1 move

Ferrari held talks with Daniel Ricciardo over replacing Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari before giving the dream drive to Carlos Sainz Jnr instead, the Australian has revealed.


How former MLB star Esteban Loaiza blew $66 million before massive cocaine bust

Esteban Loaiza spent 14 seasons in the majors — including a fairly miserable stint with the Yankees in 2004 — and made nearly $US44 million ($A66 million).


Arch rival fires back at MJ for offensive comment about him in The Last Dance

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UFC 250 full card revealed as reigning GOAT headlines main event

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‘It’s an absolute joke’: AFL great slams state of modern footy in radio rant

Hawthorn champion Don Scott has slammed the push for shorter quarters in the AFL, labelling the modern-day game “an absolute joke”.


NRL 2020: Broncos vs Eels, Roosters vs Rabbitohs, Fox League, fake crowd, crowd noise, virtual audio

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