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5 August 2018 9:03 AM Call for controversial sacking to be included in cricket's review

Cricket's players association has called for the contentious sacking of a Cricket Australia staff member over a series of tweets to be included in a wide-ranging cultural review of the sport's governing body. The Australian Cricketers Association has made the recommendation, after Tasmanian-based government relations manager Angela Williamson was sacked 17

2 August 2018 2:33 AM Former Arsenal star linked with A-League move

If Flamini signs, the defensively minded midfielder is unlikely to cure their goalscoring woes - the 33 they scored last year were only surpassed by last and second last-placed teams, Wellington and Central Coast - but the acquisitions of Socceroos striker Adam Taggart and veteran Danish winger Tobias Mikkelsen will help on that side of the ball. The Roar have marquee 13

23 July 2018 12:37 AM Are the Canberra Raiders treated differently?

We delve into the million-dollar question in the wake of the Green Machine's frustrating loss compounded by refereeing howlers. Where to next for the ACT Brumbies? A look at the numbers suggests there is plenty of room for optimism and we might have the man that can take them back to the Super Rugby finals. Lauren Wells has all but called time on her international 16

21 July 2018 12:50 AM FIBA says it cannot punish violent fans as Boomers seek legal options

In response to a question from Fairfax Media, a FIBA spokesman said the FIBA disciplinary panel could only cite and punish members of a team’s delegation or accreditation holders such as officials or media members. So Philippines squad player Jio Jalalon, who punched Sobey, was suspended for five games but the spectator is not known to have been punished 19

17 July 2018 2:16 AM Mbappe's World Cup winnings going to charity: report

According to Sports Illustrated, 19-year-old soccer phenom Kylian Mbappe earned about $US22,500 for each of France's seven World Cup matches, plus a bonus of around $US350,000 after Les Bleus won the title with a 4-2 victory over Croatia. In total, he'll take in more than $US500,000 for his highly successful month in Russia. But he apparently won't be keeping 6

12 July 2018 10:13 PM Conte 'disgusted' over his Chelsea sacking

Chelsea's bitter battle with Antonio Conte could take another twist -after the Italian was left "disgusted" over his sacking as the club put the finishing touches to Maurizio Sarri's appointment as their new head coach. Despite news of Conte's departure breaking and players paying their own tributes on social media, Chelsea did not confirm his exit as lawyers 14

10 July 2018 1:32 AM Alison Mitchell signs on with Channel Seven

English broadcaster Alison Mitchell has been unveiled as one of Channel Seven’s commentators for the upcoming summer of cricket, making her the first female to call ball-by-ball Test action on free-to-air television. Mitchell is a highly rated commentator and award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC and called cricket in England, India, Sri Lanka 15

5 July 2018 10:58 PM How an umpire taught Nick Kyrgios a Wimbledon lesson

Nick Kyrgios drew attention during his first-round tie for showing a rather softer side to his tough exterior when comforting a crying ball girl who he hit with a massive 135mph serve. Yesterday in his second-round straight-set win over world No 43 Robin Haase, his interactions with those on the court with him were equally if not more attention-grabbing 20

30 June 2018 3:18 AM Super Netball bonus points system is not working, says Fitzgerald

Giants coach Julie Fitzgerald has called for an overhaul of the Super Netball bonus point system, feeling too much reward is being given for winning quarters and not enough for the final result. Ahead of Sunday's away clash against the lowly Adelaide Thunderbirds, where the Giants are expected to collect all eight competition points on offer, Fitzgerald 13

29 June 2018 6:15 AM O'Brien injury motivation for Swifts finals push

Youngsters Tayla Fraser and Kelly Singleton have been called into the Swifts side as temporary replacement players for Saturday's clash against the Melbourne Vixens to cover injured duo Claire O'Brien and Sophie Garbin. Swifts coach Briony Akle was forced to bring in reinforcements this week after O'Brien suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and Garbin 11