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11 October 2018 10:39 PM 'I just burst blood vessels in my lungs': Hastings' career in limbo

“What’s happened is basically I won’t be bowling this year or probably moving forward unless this situation gets sorted out and it’s just something that they can’t say, ‘Look, you’re not going to have a fatal bleed on the field or it’s not going to cause long-term damage’. “It’s pretty shattering. It’s something that I’ve come to terms with now, but over the last four or five months 13

11 October 2018 6:30 AM All hands on deck: MCG makes pitch changes to avoid repeat of Boxing Day

MCG curator Matt Page insists last summer’s raft of lifeless decks was an aberration and is optimistic changes made in the off-season will give the 'G a better chance of producing compelling Test and Sheffield Shield cricket for the next decade. There will be heightened attention on the venue’s wickets this season after all five first-class matches played 16

5 September 2018 6:20 AM Wallaroo Georgia O'Neill to make University of Canberra sevens debut

"Playing for the Wallaroos was mind blowing. It was just an amazing experience and now I've got to switch focus from 15-a-side to sevens. "When I first started playing rugby, I started playing sevens in a trial game for Gungahlin College. Then I moved into the Brumbies sevens with the schoolgirls, so that's where I started." The Canberra side finished 25

3 August 2018 10:03 AM Australian champion Dave Toussaint retires from boxing

"If this is as far as I can go, then so be it - 13-0, Australian champion, twice Australasian champion, it isn’t that bad really. I can’t really complain. "I’ve been boxing for 18 years and I’ve had over 80 fights. If this has to be the end, it’s the end. I’m still happy with what I’ve done and what I’ve achieved. "Even the fact I could box full-time 23

26 June 2018 7:43 AM Foster's defence of proper pronunciation says it all

Craig Foster should be commended for coming out on the front foot and defending SBS World Cup host Lucy Zelic, who for some reason had to justify pronouncing people's names correctly. As are the times in which we live, it wasn't anyone of note taking aim at Zelic's efforts to get her tonsils around the challenging smorgasbord of names at the World Cup. Instead 20

13 June 2018 12:23 AM Skye Nicolson walking into the Hornet's nest

"The Olympics have always been the big goal for me, so Tokyo 2020 is my next big goal," Nicolson said. "Then we’ll sit down and look at what I want to do next after that. Definitely not [turning professional] in the next year and a half to two years, but after that it’s definitely something we’ll be looking into. "I’ve still got plenty on, I’m boxing 29

10 June 2018 10:20 AM Horn insists he has more to give after being schooled by Crawford

Jeff Horn insists he left the ring without his head buzzing but admits to hearing voices at stages during his loss to Terence Crawford. It was that of another Jeff, this time Fenech, urging him to do all the things he couldn't make happen at the MGM Grand. "I really wanted to press forward. I was even thinking in my head 'I can just imagine what Jeff Fenech 23

6 June 2018 6:44 AM Why a supreme Jeff Horn should have you racing to the bookies

"The Pacquiao fight, people thought that was a fluke or I didn’t actually win it. Then they saw me fight [Gary] Corcoran and they think Corcoran wasn’t any good," Horn told Fairfax Media. "Now they have no excuses if I fight one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and beat him. They can’t say it’s a fluke every time, can they? "If I’m able to pull this off and pull this upset 25

14 May 2018 6:09 AM Dave Toussaint on a collision course with Anthony Mundine

"I think if Toussaint was to fight Mundine, it would be one-way traffic and Mundine would get knocked out. Whether Mundine has got the balls to step up to the plate, I don’t know, to be honest. "[Toussaint's promoter] Nick Boutzos has got the capability of putting on a big fight down there and I’d love to see a fight like that happen in Canberra 38

5 May 2018 9:00 PM New Zealand tipped for Boxing Day Test

Thirty-two years since they last played Australia in a Boxing Day Test, the Black Caps are set to return for one of cricket’s iconic fixtures at the MCG at the end of next year. Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket are tight-lipped but it is understood they have locked in the fixture as part of the new Test championship, which was ratified by the International 39