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25 July 2018 11:37 AM St Kilda forward Josh Bruce finds the silver lining in year to forget

"I’m pretty excited about that. It’s another thing to look forward to. Seeing [brother] Aaron with his little girls, it’s great. There will be lots of grandkids running around at Christmas so it will be really good. "I get to spend a bit of time at home with the Mrs leading up to this kid. Lucky I won’t need much sleep because I’m not playing 15

21 July 2018 4:56 AM UFC champion Whittaker turns to coaching during injury lay-off

"In my opinion, the champion should fight the top contender. Gastelum's up there somewhere, but he's not the top one," Whittaker said, before adding that he was still happy to take the fight. "I don't pick and choose. I've never really had an qualms about who I fight next." Despite being middleweights, Whittaker and Gastelum will be lending their experience 16

27 June 2018 8:24 AM World Cup: Why does Australia bother?

In the movie Avengers: Infinity Wars, Doctor Strange uses his magic powers to go into the future to find out how they can defeat arch villain Thanos. Dr Strange looks at 14 million possible futures and discovers that they defeat Thanos in only one. Meanwhile, sports analytics platform Stats Insider ran its own tournament simulator for the 2018 World 10

24 June 2018 8:18 AM Drug gang caught offside by Argentina police in smuggling operation

Slavisa Kokeza might well find himself with a job coaching an NRL team after the kind of spray that would make Des Hasler proud. The head of the Serbian Football Association believes his side was on the wrong end of a 'brutal robbery' by officials after the loss to Switzerland. Not only that, it was FIFA behind it all, with Kokeza suggesting that the governing 10

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 16

9 June 2018 4:27 PM French Open: Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to break grand slam duck

Simona Halep was close to tears on Saturday after ending a long wait for herself and an even longer one for Romania by winning the French Open. The world number one, who had a reputation for collapsing when it mattered after losing three Grand Slam finals including two in Paris, finally put her hands on a major title after showing great determination 14

9 June 2018 1:31 AM Mr Lebanon: Nabbout flying the flag for his community in Russia

For the best part of six years, Andrew Nabbout has been brushing off a constant advance. Since he was 19, the Lebanese Football Association have been calling him up to their national team. No matter how hard they tried, he kept knocking them back, even in the times when he felt discarded by Australian football. His reason was simple: he never lost hope of playing 17

6 May 2018 10:31 AM FFA mea culpa to Newcastle Jets 'doesn't change things'

Newcastle Jets chief executive Lawrie McKinna has called for Football Federation Australia to drastically improve its use of the Video Assistant Referee after the governing body admitted the technology had malfunctioned during Saturday night's A-League grand final. The FFA remains committed to using VARs in the A-League despite announcing the technology 22

28 March 2018 12:34 AM Purcell looks to go out with another group 1 from Aloisia

Maher will be trackside after travelling and taking a back seat during his ban. Maher and Purcell are so similar; they have the laid-back nature of horsemen with an intensity that delivers results. “What he has done was what I expected, he is just a good trainer and knows horses,” Maher said. “Aloisia and Merchant Navy aren’t going to be his last group 28

24 March 2018 12:28 PM Hamilton's good timing stuns pit lane

Right through Formula One’s eight days of winter testing in Spain earlier this month, Mercedes was conspicuous in its absence from the sharp end of the timesheets, world champion Lewis Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas rarely showing the speed most of their rivals figured they had in reserve. In qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix at Albert 25