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18 July 2018 6:27 AM What comes next as netball legends leave?

Taken by itself, Layton’s retirement is a blow. Taken together with last week’s announcement by former Diamonds captain Geitz, the sport faces a future without two of its biggest stars. Looking forward, netball has a two-fold challenge to face in filling key roles both on and off court. First to on-court business. Geitz and Layton are easily the best two goal keepers 5

18 July 2018 1:09 AM Dockers make pitch to GWS star as big man stocks dwindle

Sandilands, 35, had not been expected to be available to return after a three-week absence but is tipped to make a late bid for selection if Darcy fails any fitness tests this week. With West Coast restricted free agent Jeremy McGovern still firmly in Dockers recruiting sights, it has emerged that Lobb has been targeted as a saviour to Fremantle's need for a forward 5

16 July 2018 8:38 PM Usain Bolt to start A-League trial for the Central Coast Mariners: reports

Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt is in talks to start a trial run as a soccer player on the Central Coast, according to reports. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is currently negotiating with the Central Coast Mariners to take part in a six-week trial that could see him signed for a full season, according to News Corp. The 31-year-old champion sprinter 8

16 July 2018 11:29 AM West Coast coach Adam Simpson confirms Nic Naitanui requires knee reconstruction

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has confirmed the worst for Eagles fans, with ruckman Nic Naitanui to miss the rest of the season and best part of 2019 with another knee reconstruction. Simpson said his star ruckman would require a full reconstruction of his right knee, just 15 games into a comeback from a similar operation on his left knee in 2016, after 8

13 July 2018 10:07 AM Freedmans lead tributes for champion racehorse and sire Naturalism

Top-class racehorse and stallion Naturalism has died at Meringo Stud on the NSW south coast aged 29. ‘‘He retired from racing in 1993 and stood at Segenhoe Stud before relocating to Meringo Stud,’’ Kylie Mercer from Meringo said. ‘‘Naturalism served mares up until 2010 and had been enjoying his retirement at our stud.‘‘He was a favourite of all at Meringo 11

13 July 2018 3:43 AM Whirlwind week as English star joins Swifts

On Saturday night (England time) Haythornthwaite played a key role in helping Wasps down Loughborough Lightning 55-51 in the Superleague final, replicating the result against their rivals from 12 months ago. She went out partying with the team but was in bed by midnight, such was the exhaustion she felt after the game. That was merely a taster of what was to come. On Monday 11

11 July 2018 2:00 PM Diamonds and Giants star calls time on career

Veteran Giants shooter Susan Pettitt will retire from netball at the end of the season, becoming the third Diamonds player this week to draw the curtain on their international careers. But unlike Queensland's Laura Geitz and Collingwood's Madi Robinson who plan to continue on in Super Netball, Pettitt has also closed the door on a distinguished club career 11

9 July 2018 11:46 AM Dockers young gun earns AFL Rising Star nomination

"I'm only 18, so I've still got plenty to learn and I didn't expect to play this many games straight away, but the fact I have is pleasing. "I've had a bit of inconsistency at times, but … I'm playing with new teammates and being a young team, I think we all experience that a little bit." Cerra is the second Fremantle Docker to make the nominee list this year, with 19-year-old 12

9 July 2018 4:21 AM The frightening facts West Coast don't want to know

He was shaping as an automatic All-Australian selection with an average of 14 disposals an outing, seven marks and three grabs a game snared in big contests, and had booted 28 goals. West Coast is also tipped to have veteran small sharp-shooter Mark LeCras and big defender Tom Barrass back to take on the in-form Magpies, who stretched their run into second 11

6 July 2018 9:23 AM Perth Glory owner says FFA must scrap licence fee for expansion clubs

Sage pointed to former A-League expansion clubs Gold Coast United and the North Queensland Fury - both clubs which are now defunct - as proof the current model doesn't work. "The way I’d do it, I would not pay a licence fee, the FFA want a license fee so they bank $10 million, then the club runs off on it's own," Sage said. "But look what happened to the Gold Coast 22