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Optus Stadium turns red for Manchester United 11/07/19
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Renewed calls for SCG drop-in pitch 5/07/19
The AFL has requested the SCG again consider introducing a drop-in pitch, however the push has been met with strong opposition, while it’s currently logistically impossible in any case.   Full Story
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NQ Stadium roof milestone as first ticket is sold 3/07/19
A major milestone has been reached at North Queensland Stadium with the first section of roofing installed, while the first ticket to the opening event has been sold.   Full Story
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Safe standing to debut at Wanderers v Leeds United 1/07/19
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Marvel Stadium roof to be closed for remaining AFL games 29/06/19
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NRL Early mail: Round 18 team lists, team updates, news

Brisbane are mulling a positional switch to improve their defence against Canterbury.


World Cup qualifying draw: Roos in same group as Jordan and Kuwait on road to Qatar 2022

Australia have drawn Nepal, Jordan, Taiwan and Kuwait in the second stage of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.


Gold Coast Titans prepare mega deal to keep Jai Arrow at club long-term

Eight NRL clubs are circling, but Gold Coast are set to splash the cash to keep Jai Arrow at the club long term with the biggest contract in their history.


Wests Tigers give Josh Reynolds permission to find a new club in 2020

The Tigers have reportedly told Josh Reynolds he is free to negotiate with other clubs about a new home in 2020.


Steve Bruce appointed Newcastle manager on three-year deal

Newcastle risked stoking the anger of their frustrated fans by hiring former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce as their head coach on Wednesday.


Dragons legend Mark Coyne stood down as ARL commissioner after Singapore incident

Dragons legend Mark Coyne has stood down from the ARL Commission following an incident in Singapore.


Gold Coast Titans targeted for shock move to Brisbane

The Gold Coast Titans are reportedly being targeted by a consortium to make a shock move to Brisbane to be the cities second rugby league team.


Nick Riewoldt and Bob Murphy on how St Kilda players would be feeling after Alan Richardson’s departure

Nick Riewoldt and Bob Murphy have touched on the range of emotions St Kilda players would be feeling after the departure of Alan Richardson.


NRL seeking $20m compensation over ANZ Stadium development delays

The NRL is reportedly asking for $20 million in compensation from the State Government, over the displacement of two grand finals due to delayed renovations of ANZ Stadium.


AFL 2019: Michael Voss officially in the hunt to be Carlton’s next senior coach

Triple premiership captain Michael Voss is officially in the hunt to be Carlton’s next senior coach.


Rivals throw $1.5 million offers at Storm giant Tino Fa’asuamaleaui after just one NRL game

Young gun Melbourne Storm forward Tino Fa’asuamaleaui might have only played 27 minutes in one NRL match but already rival clubs are circling to float offers of up to $1.5 million.


AFL racing the clock to implement video review centre below 2019 finals series

The AFL is in a race against time to have a video review centre with-the-lot built for the finals.


White hot: Reborn halfback set for shock Wallabies start

Almost four years after last wearing the gold jersey, Nic White is poised to be a shock starter against the Springboks in the Wallabies’ first Test of the year on Sunday (1:05am AEST) at Ellis Park.


Marc Overmars calls on Arsenal to sell Mesut Ozil and purchase Ajax star Hakim Ziyech

Ajax chief Marc Overmars has incredibly suggested Arsenal should buy one of his star players — Hakim Ziyech — and offload Mesut Ozil.


AFL 2019: Taylor Adams signs new deal to remain at Collingwood

Collingwood has confirmed a new long-term deal for gun midfielder Taylor Adams — nearly two months after he’d agreed to terms on the contract.


The most ‘ruthless’ thing Ricky Stuart ever said to Brett Finch

Ricky Stuart was a champion halfback in his playing days, so as a coach he has high expectations of his playmakers.


NBL Free Agency Tracker — Every signing from the 2019 off-season

The NBL Free Agency period is upon us, and teams are already looking a whole lot different.


Premier League Transfer Centre: Done deals, ins and outs for all 20 clubs

It’s that time of year again!


Transfer news: A-League star Craig Goodwin poached by Saudi club

Socceroos winger Craig Goodwin has swapped one red jersey for another, exiting Adelaide United for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Wehda.


Arsenal director Josh Kronke hits back at Arsenal fan statement

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits criticism of the club’s leadership has been “hard to take”, but maintains there will be no compromise over the direction of the board.


AFL 2019: Richmond young gun Jack Higgins hospitalised with brain bleed

Richmond small forward Jack Higgins is “in good spirits” but likely faces an indefinite period on the sidelines after scans revealed he’s suffered bleeding on his brain.


AFL 2019: Leigh Montagna and Grant Thomas urge St Kilda to chase Luke Beveridge

Two former Saints have encouraged St Kilda to lure Luke Beveridge back to the club, with Grant Thomas suggesting it should put a 10-year offer to the premiership coach.


AFL 2019: St Kilda targets Todd Goldstein, Sam Draper to assist Rowan Marshall

The emergence of Rowan Marshall has been one of the greatest positives for St Kilda amid a tough season that was punctuated, on Tuesday, by coach Alan Richardson’s departure.


AFL 2019: Why AFL must take responsibility for Gold Coast demise — and not blame Gary Ablett’s injury

It was the ill-timed injury AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has pinpointed as the start of the Gold Coast Suns’ decline.


AFL 2019: Grant Thomas says he’d ‘100%’ want to be on St Kilda’s coaching selection panel

Grant Thomas says he would “100 per cent” take up an appointment to St Kilda’s selection panel for its next coach — and he has received the backing of a club champion.


AFL 2019: The ‘inexplicable’ drop-off cruelling Melbourne’s season

If results go as expected in Round 18, Melbourne will find themselves holding Pick 2 in the draft, with five games remaining in the 2019 home and away season.


AFL 2019: Hayden Ballantyne shares photo of hilarious present courtesy of Matthew Scarlett

Seven years after delivering Hayden Ballantyne a present on the chin, Geelong legend Matthew Scarlett has given the Fremantle niggler another surprise — albeit with more cheek.


AFL 2019: North Melbourne tagger Ben Jacobs won’t play again this season

North Melbourne tagger Ben Jacobs will sit out the remainder of 2019 to help overcome his ongoing health issues.


AFL 2019: Bob Murphy reveals bizarre Steven Baker sledge that left him rattled

Bob Murphy has revealed the Steven Baker sledge that left him “rattled” for 15 minutes.


AFL 2019: Concerns Jesse Hogan may miss rest of season, Nat Fyfe set to face Sydney Swans

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon admits Jesse Hogan’s latest foot setback “doesn’t bode well” for the key forward and his chances of playing again in 2019.


Cricket World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes’ stunning act of sportsmanship after overthrows incident

Ben Stokes has been credited for a stunning request which could have put England’s World Cup triumph in doubt had it been honoured.


Unlikely new Wallabies weapon in post-Folau era

An Australian team in need of new attacking weapons without Israel Folau won’t rule out introducing a Brumbies-style rolling maul to their World Cup arsenal.


The biggest burning transfer question for each of the top six Premier League teams

The transfer window slams shut in just over three weeks but for the Premier league top six, there are some big questions that still need answering.


Jack de Belin lawyers set for Federal Court appeal

Jack de Belin’s lawyers have prepared a 30-page outline to appeal the Federal Court’s decision to support the NRL’s controversial no-fault stand-down policy.


Exclusive: Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess has tube inserted into his heart to treat infection

South Sydney’s international forward Sam Burgess is out indefinitely after complications surrounding his latest shoulder surgery have forced the Rabbitohs’ best player to have a drip line connected to his heart to control an infection.


The Matty Johns Podcast: ‘This is s***’ — Brett Finch reveals the moment he ‘hit rock bottom’

Brett Finch has opened up on the significant struggles he endured after retiring from rugby league, including the moment he “hit rock bottom” that led to repeated stints in rehab.


‘Uncomfortable questions’: How O’Connor convinced Thorn he had changed

You get the feeling Brad Thorn has a pretty good bullshit detector.


Phil Gould hits out at Gold Coast Titans players over Garth Brennan’s sacking

Phil Gould has hit out at the Gold Coast players, the Titans’ culture and the club’s strategy to survive as an NRL team.


Poisoned chalice: Why Rugby Championship is the prize no one wants

Often maligned as a prize with little significance, the Rugby Championship trophy is pushed further into the shadows of irrelevance in a World Cup year.


Lynagh’s take on Foley-Lealiifano battle

This Rugby Championship presents a “great opportunity” to galvanise Australia’s squad leading into September’s Rugby World Cup, according to Michael Lynagh.


Takefusa Kubo: The young gun Barcelona let slip to Real Madrid

Takefusa Kubo could soon become a name to Barcelona that Voldemort was to Hogwarts: “he who must not be named”.


Grid Gossip: ‘Borderline dirty’ racing good for the F1, another bizarre twist for struggling Haas

The British Grand Prix had it all: intriguing pit strategy, on-track action and drama. Boy, was there drama.


Hangover or revival? Wallabies 2019 state of play

The Wallabies still boast some of the best players in the world but are coming off the back of a very poor 2018.


Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Rugby Championship

The 2019 Rugby Championship will serve as a tasty entree to the World Cup in Japan as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina again square off for southern hemisphere supremacy.


Transfer News: De Ligt lands at Juve, West Ham agree $80m striker

West Ham are set to break their transfer record for a French goalscoring machine, Everton will cash in on a $40m young gun, and Ajax skipper Matthijs De Ligt has landed in Turin to sign off on his massive move to Juventus.


AFL Team Tips, Round 18: Toby Nankervis could return for Richmond as club nears full strength

The Tigers are roaring, but could be boosted by a key cog who hasn’t been sighted since May. Plus another two contenders could also receive an injection of star power.


Three-time NBL champ Casey Prather signs two-year deal to rejoin Melbourne United

Melbourne United just added a proven piece to what they hope is a title run, with Casey Prather rejoining the team he helped lead to an NBL Championship back in 2018.


‘Samoan feeds on Sunday arvo’: Hungry Wallaby’s big sacrifice

More lineout throws and less carbs have been key to young hooker Jordan Uelese’s path back to the Wallabies fold.


‘He’s grumpy with me’: All Blacks issue Sonny Bill update

Sonny Bill Williams is unlikely to recover from a hamstring injury in time to play for New Zealand against Argentina, All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster says.


Folau’s England ally puts homophobic stance on hold

Billy Vunipola has drawn a line under his homophobic comment supporting Israel Folau, saying he doesn’t want to harm England’s World Cup rugby bid.


Cricket Australia vs England: Why all bets are off for the Ashes 2019

If you’re an England fan thinking a wave of World Cup momentum will translate to Ashes success, you may need to think again.


Tiger Woods reaches out to World No. 1 and gets snubbed at the Open

Tiger Woods has revealed he was snubbed by Brooks Koepka after begging the world No 1 for an Open practice round.


Zion Williamson’s playing weight has been brought into question

Zion Williamson took the basketball world by storm during his one and done season in college and he cashed in on that hype by going number one overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.


Juventus sign exclusive deal with PES 2020, FIFA to use fake name

Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) has struck a major blow to rivals EA Sports and their FIFA game series in the ongoing battle for football video game supremacy, signing an exclusive deal with Serie A champions Juventus.


British Open 2019: Tee times for Aussies, big names at Royal Portrush

Australia’s golf stars have been afforded star billing at the final major of the year, with Adam Scott, Jason Day and Marc Leishman all featuring in marquee groups for the first two rounds of the British Open at Royal Portrush.


K-Train promoted to steamroll Japanese

Powerhouse prop Eva Karpani has been promoted to make her first start for the Wallaroos in the second Test against Japan at North Sydney Oval on Friday night.


On his best behaviour: The unprecedented clauses in James O’Connor’s new contract

James O’Connor’s return to Australian rugby has been confirmed with the signing of a two-year deal with the Queensland Reds.


Done deals: The latest transfers from across Premier League and Europe

It was a big night in the world of football with some key transfers officially confirmed after weeks of rumours.


Rugby Championship: Wallabies legend Stephen Moore backs Folau Fainga’a to wear No 2 jersey against Springboks

Australia’s most capped Wallabies hooker of all time Stephen Moore has backed Folau Fainga’a to rid his mental demons and wear the No 2 jersey against the Springboks on Sunday (1:05am AEST) at Ellis Park.


Transfer news: Atletico Madrid to sign Kieran Trippier from Tottenham

England defender Kieran Trippier is on the verge of moving from Tottenham Hotspur to Atletico Madrid, according reports in the Spanish and British media.


Ashes 2019: England opener Jason Roy in line for Ashes selection

Australians would like to see the back of Jason Roy after the World Cup, but they may not get so lucky.


Australia A vs England Lions: Matthew Wade dealt injury scare

Matthew Wade has been dealt an untimely injury scare before the Ashes, forced to retire hurt from Australia XI’s tour match against England Lions.


Ashes 2019: How Australia’s batting ranks exploded before England Test series

Australia’s Test squad was headlined nine months ago by those who made the cut, as national selectors scrambled to find capable batsmen.


Daniel Ricciardo received preferential treatment over teammate in British Grand Prix

Renault has admitted Nico Hulkenberg was let down during the British Grand Prix on Monday morning after the team gave Aussie Daniel Ricciardo preferential treatment.


LaVar Ball’s family brand looks like it’s on its last legs after sad photo

LaVar Ball probably won’t ever concede defeat, but it appears the outspoken NBA dad’s ‘Big Baller Brand’ has come to a sad demise.


‘Wayne’s not here’: $1.8m star’s cheeky dig at stingy Wayne Bennett

With a new contract and his family joining him in Brisbane, life is going well for Broncos forward Tevita Pangai.


‘Watch for the frenzy’: Three clubs circle Titans, Maroons star Jai Arrow

The Gold Coast Titans are under “excruciating pressure” to re-sign forward Jai Arrow with three western Sydney NRL clubs chasing the Origin representative.


Tour de France fan gets spanked on bare backside by cyclist

A Tour de France cyclist risks being kicked out of the race — for spanking a fan on the backside after he mooned him.


NBA news, free agency: Marcus Morris joins Knicks, shuns Spurs

There’s a bunch of starry tandems in the NBA this season: the Lakers’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Nets’ Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Rockets’ James Harden and Russell Westbrook, the Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.


Ben Simmons rules himself out of 2019 FIBA World Cup, but will play warmup games in Australia

Ben Simmons has ruled himself out of the 2019 FIBA World Cup, but will play in the exhibition games in both Perth and Melbourne.


$5 million ... for what? The eight players taking up half Titans’ salary cap

Gold Coast is being hammered from pillar to post in the wake of the sacking of Garth Brennan from the coaching role this week.


Martin Brundle’s British F1 GP recap: Why Hamilton didn’t need luck and the brutal Vettel truth

What a stellar event the British GP was, yet again. The racing was great, the crowd as usual immense, the weather kind, and the venue delivered on all fronts. And the drivers raced brutally hard.


AFL 2019: Mark Robinson responds to Chris Judd’s claim he misconstrued ‘training wheels’ comments

AFL 360 co-host Mark Robinson has hit back at Carlton football director Chris Judd’s claim his “training wheels” comments were misconstrued, saying there was no other way to interpret them.


World champion judo artist Craig Fallon found dead at 36

Former world judo champion Craig Fallon has been found dead on a hillside two days after he went missing.


‘He’s Australian!’: Great Britain legend Garry Schofield fumes at Austin’s England nod

Former NRL star Blake Austin’s selection in an England squad has not gone down well with Great Britain legend Garry Schofield.


Jofra Archer played through personal heartbreak after cousin was murdered

It has been revealed that England World cup hero Jofra Archer played the entire tournament nursing a deep family heartache.


Wayne Bennett’s misery, while finals bolters rejoice: How Origin impacted your NRL club

State of Origin is arguably rugby league’s showpiece event ... but it’s also rather divisive.


Oscar Pistorius nemesis Marc Batchelor gunned down in car in South Africa

A former South African football star whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break was gunned down outside his home last night.


NRL Roundtable: Dragons’ demise, top 8 contenders and title darkhorses

With just eight rounds left to run in the NRL regular season, the drama is intensifying.


‘Die, or not function’: NRL star Te Maire Martin opens up on scary medical lay-off

North Queensland player Te Maire Martin has opened up on the scary medical condition that’s threatening to end his rugby league career.


AFL 2019: The bold St Kilda strategic plan that ultimately backfired — and cost Alan Richardson his job

When Phil Walsh died, it was Alan Richardson who approached the club’s media department offering to film a message of support.


AFL 2019: Nick Riewoldt is unsure of whether he will help St Kilda in their search for a new coach

St Kilda legend Nick Riewoldt admits he hasn’t contemplated a sudden return to the club in wake of Alan Richardson’s departure.


Penrith star Tyrone May hit with fresh sex tape charges

Penrith star Tyrone May has been hit with fresh charges at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday over allegedly leaking sex tapes of two woman.


Why James Graham will refer to first female NRL referee as ‘sir’

James Graham has always referred to referees as “sir” and it appears that won’t be changing now that the NRL has appointed it’s first ever female match official.


AFL 2019: St Kilda’s CEO declares the club can play finals in 2020

St Kilda chief executive officer Matt Finnis says the club is targeting a return to finals in 2020, despite parting ways with coach Alan Richardson on Tuesday.


Not guilty! Judiciary hearing leaves Chooks enforcer free to play

Sydney Roosters star Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is free to face Newcastle on Saturday after beating a dangerous contact charge at the NRL judiciary.


AFL 2019: West Coast Eagles star Nic Naitanui in doubt for finals

West Coast Eagles star Nic Naitanui could miss his third consecutive finals campaign after scans confirmed the ruckman won’t play for an indefinite period of time.


AFL 2019: St Kilda great Leigh Montagna says the club needs to ‘shake-up’ their playing list

St Kilda’s strategic vision for the future included winning a premiership by 2020.


Red alert! JOC eligible for Wallabies as Queensland deal confirmed

Just days out from the Wallabies’ opening Test of the year against the Springboks, James O’Connor’s return has been confirmed by Rugby Australia.


AFL 2019: Essendon coach John Worsfold defends Orazio Fantasia amid forward’s mini form slump

Essendon coach John Worsfold has leapt to the defence of Orazio Fantasia after the small forward was upstaged by teammate Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti in the last-gasp win against North Melbourne last Saturday.


AFL 2019: Wayne Carey calls for Gold Coast Suns to trade early picks for ready-made players

North Melbourne legend Wayne Carey has called for the Gold Coast Suns to get radical at the trade table in order to arrest their on-field woes.


AFL 2019: Paul Roos says Ken Hinkley’s pre-game comments about Lachie Neale were uncomfortable

Premiership coach Paul Roos said he was left flabbergasted by Ken Hinkley’s “bizarre” pre-game comments, adding the Port Adelaide coach’s declaration to “terrorise” Lion Lachie Neale made him feel uncomfortable.


NRL Team Analysis: Round 18 team lists and news

St George Illawarra have rested Ben Hunt for their must-win clash with Penrith.


AFL 2019: The moment Alan Richardson knew his St Kilda days were done — and how it all came to fruition

It was only a matter of time for Alan Richardson after St Kilda’s big loss to Brisbane in Round 14.


AFL 2019: Jonathan Brown has praised Brisbane for their efforts protecting tagged midfielder Lachie Neale

AFL great Jonathan Brown has praised his former club for their approach to protect star midfielder Lachie Neale in Brisbane’s big win over Port Adelaide.


‘Put them to the sword’: Will Boks B team backfire?

Former Wallabies star Mark Gerrard is optimistic that Australia can take advantage of a weakened Springboks side and snap a 56 year Ellis Park drought in Sunday’s (1.05am AEST) Rugby Championship opener.


Arsenal accidentally begin selling new away kit before official launch — and fans are divided

Arsenal accidentally began selling their new away kit online BEFORE it was officially announced.


Ricky Stuart shares ‘vivid’ memory of Canberra Raiders’ maiden premiership in 1989

Sitting with wife Kaylie enjoying an afternoon cuppa, Ricky Stuart reflects on playing in NRL’s greatest grand final in 1989 when the Canberra Raiders pulled off a major upset against Balmain.


Dignity over disgrace: What the AFL coach cull has shown the NRL

In the space of three days two coaches have been sacked.


AFL 2019: Dylan Shiel leaves bottle of wine in Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti’s locker for winning game v Kangaroos

If they end up making the eight by a game, maybe he should get him a whole case.


 


 
 

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