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22 October 2018 11:49 AM David Beckham could make cameo at SCG for A-League's Sydney derby

David Beckham could make an appearance at the SCG for Saturday night’s Sydney derby — provided he can get out of a prior commitment. Beckham is in town for the Invictus Games but has been invited to watch the A-League fixture by Sydney FC, Fairfax Media understands. The problem is it clashes with the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games, which is on at the same time at Olympic 5

19 October 2018 4:02 AM Alex Pledger standing tall for Melbourne United in grand final rematch

Melbourne will hope he can make that same kind of difference when they battle Adelaide 36ers at Melbourne Arena on Sunday, Pledger wasn’t with the club last season when they beat Adelaide in the NBL grand final series but he knows exactly what to expect. “I wasn’t here last year but Adelaide won’t have too fonder memories of their last game on this court 6

19 October 2018 3:50 AM A-League churn is clubs' fault, not players: Jamieson

Before being critical A-League fans need to be understand that clubs make it difficult for players to avoid joining the competition's much maligned player movement merry-go-round because of short contracts, according to new Melbourne City captain Scott Jamieson. Responding to a question about whether he was finally settled at Melbourne City after having 5

18 October 2018 8:00 AM "No prima donnas" allowed at NBL's new South-East Melbourne club

Newly appointed South-East Melbourne coach Simon Mitchell has a message for players keen to join the NBL expansion side. Mitchell was announced as the inaugural coach of the NBL’s ninth side on Thursday and has already vacated his assistant coaching role with Melbourne United to take up the position. The new club has former Melbourne Tigers player and NBL executive 6

16 October 2018 11:35 PM One hiccup, you're out: Peter Bell gives Docker Harley Bennell last chance

“Harley will be doing his best to stay committed to his fitness regime and try to be an elite player next season." Harley Bennell was warned by Peter Bell last week after failing to turn up to the club's fairest and best celebrations at the Fremantle Football Club on Saturday and Fremantle had explored trading him off to other clubs last week, but there 5

15 October 2018 11:14 PM Sudanese refugees share special Socceroo debuts

Nine years ago, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil began to bond over football in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. They were two South Sudanese refugees who attended the same school, played for the same local club and their families were linked together through their community. On Tuesday morning, Deng and Mabil made their international debuts for Australia together 8

11 October 2018 8:17 AM Canberra golfer Brendan Jones leading Japan Open

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is joint leader of the Japan Open after the opening day at the Yokohama Country Club on Thursday. Jones shot an opening round 64 to sit seven-under the card and in the lead alongside Young-Han Song and Hiroyuki Fujita. Fellow Australian Adam Scott was three shots further back in tied-11th going into the second round 16

11 October 2018 7:04 AM Bolt to start up front for Mariners in tilt for A-League deal

It will be no surprise to learn his tactical instructions will revolve around his pace and height. The fastest man in the world will be given the freedom to run behind the defence and instructed to look to space where he can exert his unrivalled speed. "We want him probing behind defenders without the ball so we can play the ball into space behind the defenders 13

10 October 2018 9:14 AM Gungahlin Eagles recruit former Brumbies coach Marco Caputo as mentor

Former ACT Brumbies and Wallabies hooker Marco Caputo will return to the Gungahlin Eagles next year after being recruited as the club's head coach. Caputo started his coaching career at the Eagles in 2009 and has since had stints at the Brumbies, two different clubs in Japan, linked with Leinster in Ireland and helped Tonga at the World Cup. But the respected 7

10 October 2018 6:51 AM West Belconnen Warriors land star halves for 2019

The West Belconnen Warriors have landed an early signing coup for 2019, bringing premiership half Bobby Roberts back and also luring his cousin Brent Crisp from the Queanbeyan Kangaroos. Roberts was part of the Warriors' 2016 grand final win, but spent last season playing for the Young Cherrypickers. He and Crisp played together for the Belconnen United 12