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21 November 2017 8:51 AM Former AFL player manager Angie Papadopoulos pleads not guilty to $1 million drug charge

A former high-flying player manager of several West Coast premiership stars has faced the District Court on trial over a seizure of almost 1kg of methamphetamine. Angelos Papadopoulos, 58, along with Anthony La Bianca, 62, have pleaded not guilty to possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply after police stopped their vehicle on the Mitchell 7

20 November 2017 1:53 AM Western Bulldogs name Easton Wood as captain, Marcus Bontempelli as vice-captain

He's already achieved the ultimate success as an AFL skipper but Easton Wood said his ascension to the Western Bulldogs captaincy is still a special day. The Bulldogs have completed a changing of the guard in their leadership ranks, with four new faces in a six-man leadership group. The tough-as-nails defender will lead the Dogs, with Marcus Bontempelli 6

20 November 2017 1:53 AM LNP moves to revive a multibillion-dollar Bruce Highway pledge

A Bruce Highway election commitment made by the LNP in 2012 has been returned to by Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls, accusing Labor of neglecting the nation’s most deadly road. Mr Nicholls kicked off his last week of campaigning with a visit to Austchilli in the marginal seat of Bundaberg, held by Labor. “They [Austchilli] need to be able to get their 7

19 November 2017 11:32 PM Cricket: Technicality cruels ACT Aces Regional Bash finals hopes

A bizarre technicality has denied the ACT Aces a spot in the Regional Bash semi-finals. The Aces won just one game in their short three-year existence and hoped it was all they needed to book a place in the Cricket NSW Regional Bash semi-finals. The Aces breezed through round one and sat on top of the standings in the Sydney Thunder conference's Orange 9

19 November 2017 8:08 PM 'I should have left them in jail!' Trump unloads on athletes freed by China

Washington, DC: President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players in a Chinese jail, after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in their release. "Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting 8

19 November 2017 8:37 AM Luke McCarthy dreams of the Miracle Mile after Bling It On's stunning recovery

It was feared Hunter Cup winner Bling It On would never race again after he suffered horrific knee injuries in a June race fall but he is set to enjoy the best of both worlds after a remarkable return to the track at Menangle on Saturday night. The seven-year-old returned five months after a fall at Albion Park, which left him fighting for life, to run the fastest 5

19 November 2017 5:59 AM Police respond to Northbridge gun scare... find man in fancy dress

We all like to sport an outfit that turns heads, but a fancy dress costume has instead caused panic on the streets of Northbridge on Saturday night. Police responded to reports of a man brandishing a firearm and walking down Newcastle Street in Northbridge, at about midnight last night. Turns out he was on his way to a fancy dress party and the gun was a fake. Several 9

19 November 2017 2:12 AM Thanasi Kokkinakis given 2018 Australian Open wildcard

Injury-plagued Thanasi Kokkinakis is set to play at the Australian Open for the first time in three years after being awarded a wildcard. The 21-year-old has battled serious shoulder and abdominal injuries in recent years and is now hoping for a long-overdue change of luck on the fitness front. Kokkinakis said he was incredibly grateful when Davis Cup captain 8

17 November 2017 8:54 PM Mercedes driver dies in fiery crash in city's east

A Mercedes driver died in a fiery crash in Melbourne's east early on Saturday morning. Police are investigating whether the two cars involved in the fatal collision had been speeding in the lead-up to the death. Investigators have been told a Mazda sedan and Mercedes sedan were driving on Waverley Road towards Springvale Road in Glen Waverley at 1.50am when the Mazda 8

17 November 2017 4:27 AM Tour de France star Michael Matthews wins triple crown at Cycling Australia awards

He's already got the green jersey, now Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews has a triple crown to wear as well. The Tour de France multiple stage winner claimed three of the top gongs from the Cycling Australia awards in Melbourne on Friday - the "Oppy", for the Australian cyclist of the year, the men's elite road cyclist of the year and the people's 6