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25 September 2018 3:39 AM Melbourne United look to add import for NBA games

It's unlikely Melbourne import centre Josh Boone will play against Philadelphia as he recovers from a hamstring injury, which is why the team wants extra cover at the centre position. Boone could still play in the Toronto game but, either way, the team wants an additional big man. Melbourne coach Dean Vickerman said the club would keep its options open and also consider 16 1

20 September 2018 12:50 PM Sydney Kings ride bench to dogged win over Cairns

Sydney Kings expect their superstars will win them plenty of games this season but their bench proved the heroes as they opened the NBL Blitz with a win on Thursday night. Offensively the Kings couldn’t buy a basket but neither could Cairns Taipans, so the Kings inserted their bench midway through the third term and it turned the contest. Kyle Adnam 12

14 September 2018 10:14 AM Illawarra Hawks could bring NBL back to Canberra this year

"That’s not over the line yet and obviously there’s some things that have to be in place from the government’s point of view for us to be able to bring that down here given we’ve got our built-in clientele in Wollongong who expect 14 home games. "To take one of those games away, there is obviously costs involved from our end, and I have to make sure the members 10

13 September 2018 6:25 AM Ben Simmons knows he's a point guard, doesn't care who disagrees

In both modes, Simmons has playmaking ratings high enough to bring up the ball and create for his teammates. Last season Simmons played 81 games, two play-off series and finished fifth in the NBA in assists with 8.2 per game, one place above celebrated point guard Chris Paul and other stars like Damian Lillard, Ricky Rubio and Kyrie Irving. Simmons spoke 18

10 September 2018 3:10 AM Leilani Mitchell withdraws from Opals' World Cup squad

"The first thing I did was call my wife who was sleeping in Australia and share the news with her. Then it felt real. I can’t wait to put on that singlet and compete for Australia." Round 1: Friday, October 12 - Sydney Flames v Canberra Capitals at Sydney Uni Sports Centre, 7pm. Round 2: Sunday, October 21 - Canberra Capitals v Adelaide Lightning at National 23

9 September 2018 9:00 AM ATC guarantees Nature Strip its slot in The Everest

A win and you’re in guarantee will see Nature Strip confirmed in the Australian Turf Club slot provided he passes a veterinary examination this week. ATC director Phil Morley, who has been in charge of the selection process, confirmed to Fairfax Media that a deal had been made with the owners of Nature Strip before Saturday’s McEwen Stakes, where the four-year-old 19

3 September 2018 11:26 PM Controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick stars in Nike anniversary campaign

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been chosen as one of the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary 'Just Do It' campaign. Kaepernick, who has been under contract with Nike since 2011, is an intriguing choice to help lead the campaign since he is involved in an ongoing legal dispute with the NFL, one of Nike's biggest business partners 27

3 September 2018 8:05 AM Andrew Charter back in Kookaburras squad after injury lay-off

Kookaburras goalkeeper Andrew Charter has returned to the national squad after overcoming injury to take his place in time for the Darwin International Hockey Open. The world No. 1 Kookaburras will face reigning Olympic champions Argentina, Malaysia and Japan on September 18-22 at the Marrara Hockey Centre. Before the tournament kicks off Australia will host Argentina 24

31 August 2018 12:35 AM Quality Memsie Stakes field heralds carnival start

All the big names from Melbourne and Sydney have been front and square all week spruiking the Victorian spring carnival: top trainers Gai Waterhouse, Darren Weir, Tony McEvoy, Mick Price and Ben Hayes, along with leading riders Hugh Bowman and Corey Brown, have been on media street at various city-centre functions talking up their chances of big-race 15

18 August 2018 2:00 AM Country race clubs kick in for drought relief

Racing personality Richard Callander will be at the centre of two racedays to raise funds for drought relief as racing in the bush supports their own. Callander will have $2500 to bet on each of the eight races on the Aquis Farm day at Muswellbrook on Tuesday and the TAB has guaranteed a $20,000 donation will being made. Caring and sharing: Kosciuszko 22