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18 June 2018 11:00 PM Sydney to host new pro hockey league

Sydney will host six matches of next year's inaugural FIH Pro League while Melbourne and Hobart will also be confirmed as venues for the international competition on Tuesday. Each fixture in the Harbour City will be played at Sydney’s Olympic Park Hockey Centre in March, beginning on March 2 when the Hockeyroos will play the United States and the Kookaburras 7

16 June 2018 11:39 AM Morgan's miracle Hail Mary rams Woden home

Morgan's kick capped a big afternoon for the forward. He also scored the try that sparked their second-half fightback for his first ever win over Tuggeranong. "I'm not allowed to kick, I don't have my kicking licence. I just saw that one on the fly and thought I'd go with it. Nothing else to lose," he said. "I saw [Taws] out of the corner of my eye the play before 10

15 June 2018 7:26 AM Silverware on the line in double-edged Capital Football final

United centre back Jack Green reiterated the excitement of his coach about playing against FC as they are a "traditionally strong side" who started the season well. "It is not every year you get to play in a grand final, we have got a lot of young boys and a mix of experience players as well, we are all very excited for the grand final," Green said. With an "inevitable" 12

13 June 2018 10:25 PM Fans name Optus Stadium as AFL's best venue, Fyfe as league's MVP

This time last year, Simpson had the league's second-worst approval rating, narrowly ahead of Gold Coast's Rodney Eade, who was later soon sacked. Just 51 per cent of Fremantle fans were satisfied with coach Ross Lyon, who has endured his own season from hell after a sexual harrassment claim from five years ago was revealed in the media recently 10

4 June 2018 5:30 AM Late call-up was 'not fair' on Maclaren, but earned him a World Cup berth

"He is a typical player who always gets a chance [on goal]. It was difficult for him because he was already on vacation for I think eight or nine days then he came," van Marwijk said. "I wanted to give him a real chance, a week. He had to train from the first moment, it’s very hard, we train very intensive and two times a day." Maclaren is one of four centre-forward 9

2 June 2018 9:34 AM Gungahlin Eagles have five players carded in 25-24 loss to Uni-Norths

Inside centre Mitch Connolly was incredulous over the call and made his thoughts known with some colourful language that earned him an early shower. Gungahlin coach Dan Atkins labelled the game an embarrassment and said he felt sorry for the spectators. "I’m just lost for words, it’s unbelievable. I'm just disappointed and feel embarrassed to the players 11

1 June 2018 11:44 PM Van Marwijk satisfied but wants more from Socceroos before World Cup

The latter emerged as the potential solution to Australia's problematic fullback position with an encouraging and combatitive display, while Nabbout all-but assured his place on the plane to Russia with a fine individual goal. "Not really surprised but I was very happy with the performance of Risdon," he said. "His total performance. I knew that in ball possession 14

1 June 2018 9:39 PM Socceroos thrash Czech Republic in World Cup warm-up match

The work done in 11 days intensive training is already beginning to bear fruit for van Marwijk's side. They were more compact in defence, structurally disciplined and relentless in their zonal marking. After years playing an aggressive, possession-based attack under Ange Postecoglou, this Socceroos team were clinical on the counter. They are far from the finished 17

1 June 2018 6:00 AM How racing can recapture the hearts and minds of the people

"It is my vision that within the next decade, racing can climb back to become one of the world's top 10 sports," he told the recent Asian Racing Conference in Seoul. Mind you it was in the quinella as far as Australia was concerned. During the afternoon newspaper circulation wars between my outfit "The Sun" and the "Daily Mirror", taken over by a prophet 1

31 May 2018 9:00 AM Thon Maker, Matthew Dellavedova in for Boomers qualifiers

Maker has long committed to Australia but there were fears Canada could make a push to snare him due to playing in a Canadian prep school. Under FIBA rules a player is not tied to a nation until he makes his senior debut and only Maker and Charlotte centre Mangok Mathiang (who has previously played for the Emerging Boomers in the World University Games) 26