National Sport

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Massive change to the way we watch live sport

Massive change to the way we watch live sport

THIS is the brave new world of watching sport — in particular live sport. This is why it’ll be four times more fun than what you see now.

Coin toss sparks iconic image

Coin toss sparks iconic image

BACHAR Houli and Adam Saad combined to produce an enduring image of the AFL season at the coin toss on Friday night.

Origin's terminally doused Dragons' early season fire

Origin's terminally doused Dragons' early season fire

The Dragons' early fire has been extinguished by State of Origin, writes Tony Durkin, who points to the toll the series has taken on the Broncos over the years

Brisbane Lions progress music to Christensen's ears

Brisbane Lions progress music to Christensen's ears

Having relocated to the Lions in 2014, Geelong premiership player Allen Christensen says he's "never had doubts ... never regretted it for a second"

Justin Bieber rejected by Aussie ace’s girl

Justin Bieber rejected by Aussie ace’s girl

JUSTIN Bieber is used to getting what he wants, but he had to settle for second against Supercars driver David Reynolds.

Fri 17 Aug 2018

All Black ‘indulgence’ — how an Aussie feels facing the haka

All Black ‘indulgence’ — how an Aussie feels facing the haka

Former All Black Andrew Mehrtens believes peripheral aspects to the haka have become a “circus act” and a trio of former Wallabies have weighed in on the debate

Origin star hints at switch to rugby

Origin star hints at switch to rugby

NSW State of Origin star Angus Crichton is toying with the idea of a return to rugby, saying he would love to play for the Wallabies at a World Cup

Wallaby skipper’s battle plan for Bledisloe glory

Wallaby skipper’s battle plan for Bledisloe glory

WALLABIES captain Michael Hooper has declared he can “make a difference” in Bledisloe Cup opener but the openside flanker admits he may not last the distance.

Weir looking for kickstart into spring

Weir looking for kickstart into spring

DARREN Weir isn’t predicting a day of domination at Caulfield on Saturday, just one that will provide a springboard into spring’s feature races.

Alcott blasts airline after wheelchair fail

Alcott blasts airline after wheelchair fail

AUSSIE paralympian has called for Australian airlines to “get their sh** together” after an embarrassing stuff-up on Friday.

‘He won that high on coke and pills’

‘He won that high on coke and pills’

THE curtain has been lifted on the Heath Ledger-like demise of one of sport’s great champions and the devastating drug addiction that cost him his life.

Warne's reveals fears about batting line-up

Warne's reveals fears about batting line-up

SHANE Warne is alarmed by a perceived lack of batting depth in Australian cricket, saying there are not six Test-quality batsmen in the country right now.

‘Lost for words’: Stars rage at tennis overhaul

‘Lost for words’: Stars rage at tennis overhaul

THE Davis Cup as we knew it is no more after a massive shake-up was confirmed overnight — and the tennis world is fuming.

Rugby star fined, apologises for wild night

Rugby star fined, apologises for wild night

England's Danny Cipriani was fined £2000 ($A2500) after pleading guilty to common assault following an incident at a nightclub on the island of Jersey

Raceday focus: Best bets at Taree, Bathurst

Raceday focus: Best bets at Taree, Bathurst

TRAINER Jeff Englebrecht will have his eye on both ends of the field in the Hopkins Livermore Cup at Taree.

Sub-60! Snedeker stuns with rare feat

Sub-60! Snedeker stuns with rare feat

BRANDT Snedeker became only the ninth golfer in US PGA Tour history to fire an 11-under 59 in the first round of the Wyndham Championship.

Fagan fumes after Lion’s ‘soft’ sledge

Fagan fumes after Lion’s ‘soft’ sledge

BRISBANE defender Nick Robertson has added some spice to Saturday’s QClash, saying the Gold Coast Suns are soft. And his coach wasn’t happy about it.

Broncos boss addresses Bennett saga

Broncos boss addresses Bennett saga

BRISBANE CEO Paul White has been grilled at an explosive press conference where he repeatedly defended Wayne Bennett’s future at the club in 2019.

Swans back youngsters in derby heat

Swans back youngsters in derby heat

SWANS coach John Longmire has opted to play it safe with Heath Grundy and bring him back through the NEAFL rather than the heat of Saturday’s Sydney Derby.

England coach calls on Stokes to say sorry

England coach calls on Stokes to say sorry

ENGLAND head coach Trevor Bayliss says Ben Stokes still has one thing left to do over the events which led to his eventual acquittal for affray.

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