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17 March 2018 7:00 AM Socceroos' World Cup farewell set to be scrapped for overseas friendly

With limited time with his squad before the World Cup, van Marwijk is eager to gain as much time on the training ground with the players as possible. He wants fewer games and more training sessions and a return trip to Australia for European-based players could see the team lose as many as four days of training. The Dutch coach was unhappy with the decision 5

16 March 2018 9:05 AM Canberra Cavalry star Steve Kent sets strikeout record in ACT grand final

It would cap a remarkable month on the mound for Kent, who not only represented Australia in Japan, but also starred in the Australian Baseball League decider for the Cavalry with six strikeouts from the seven Brisbane hitters he faced. "We'll see how my arm feels [on Saturday]. There's a chance, I'm not going to rule anything out, especially with the chance 7

15 March 2018 10:48 AM Melbourne United happy to up the tempo

Melbourne United star Chris Goulding has warned his side has no qualms about running with the Adelaide 36ers when their NBL Grand Final series tips off on Friday night. All week the talk has been about Adelaide’s up-tempo style and their high-octane frontline and while Goulding admits the South Australian side have plenty of firepower, he was quick to speak 11

15 March 2018 10:43 AM Australia's snowboarders hoping for a repeat of that gold medal feeling

PyeongChang: The fluctuating weather in South Korea this week has mirrored the extreme emotions experienced by Australia’s close-knit Paralympics snowboarding team, Simon Patmore’s breakthrough gold medal coming hot on the heels of the cruel injury to Joany Badenhorst. Patmore completed a remarkable transition from the athletics track to the alpine world 11

15 March 2018 9:11 AM Usman Khawaja says he's not trying to prove he can be a road warrior

Cape Town: Usman Khawaja insists he feels no extra pressure to nail down the Australian No.3 position abroad as well as at home. The 31-year-old made his highest Test score outside Australasia during the second Test in Port Elizabeth, with a hard-fought 75 bettered only on foreign soil by his 140 against New Zealand in Wellington in 2016. Patient knock 12

15 March 2018 1:03 AM Whittaker to defend world title at UFC 225 in June

Robert Whittaker's year-long absence from the octagon will end in June, when he takes on Cuban Yoel Romero in his first title defence of the world middleweight championship. The UFC announced on Thursday that Whittaker would headline UFC 225 in Chicago on June 9, a re-match of last year's bout that saw the Australian claim a decision victory in a five-round 11

14 March 2018 10:49 AM South Australian native Peter Hooley braces for hostile home coming

“I’ve played a lot of games at Adelaide Arena. It’s my home town and a lot of my family and friends will be there," Hooley said. “I’m happy it’s back there so I can see everybody and I played my first career game there [at the start of the season] and hopefully we can finish it all off and get the win.” Hooley has been on the friendly side of Adelaide 14

14 March 2018 8:22 AM 'They should be all over the media right now': Seven taken to task for Paralympics coverage

Legendary disabled athlete Louise Sauvage, who won two gold medals and one silver at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics in wheelchair racing, highlighted that Simon Patmore’s snowboarding gold medal was missing from TV screens on Monday. "My main problem is that it on so late at night and they show the day before coverage," Sauvage told Fairfax Media 15

13 March 2018 9:47 AM Snowboard gold the best leg in Simon Patmore's remarkable trifecta

“Comm Games was awesome, fantastic, I trained for 18 months before winning the gold. “This one was three and a half years – full dedication at the age of 27 through to 30 and had to sacrifice all the luxury things in life. “I put my working career on hold. I have a beautiful girlfriend who understands the drive in me - that I really want to succeed in life and set an example 15

11 March 2018 10:45 AM Snowboarder Tudhope an experienced hand at 18 years of age

PyeongChang: It’s hard to find another 18-year-old with the same maturity and the sound perspective on life as snowboarder Ben Tudhope. He speaks with contagious enthusiasm and a beaming smile. This campaign in PyeongChang is not even his first Paralympics. Four years ago in Sochi, when Tudhope was not long into teenage hood, he made his debut as the youngest 21