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22 April 2018 5:57 AM Jack Johnson, boxer jailed under Jim Crow, is being considered by Trump for pardon

World heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries refused to fight him and instead retired. But in 1908, Johnson gained the championship belt in front of 20,000 at Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. Johnson had been pursuing incumbent Tommy Burns around the world as the latter took on the world's challengers, with a fight eventually agreed to after Australian promoter Hugh D McIntosh 3

19 April 2018 7:58 AM The day Big Daz died... then wanted to get straight back on the mike

Then Eastlake suffered another heart attack. He eventually recovered and kept calling right up until his retirement in 2005. The big man with the bigger voice finally shuffled off this mortal coil on Tuesday morning. He died at a nursing home on the Central Coast after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and emphysema. He was 75. Within hours of the news breaking 8

18 April 2018 10:35 AM How Ben Simmons is dominating the NBA in quintessentially Aussie style

Cold-calling Mr Gaze, Brown was impressive enough to be given an interview, and was soon installed indeed as Lindsay Gaze’s assistant at the Melbourne Tigers, learning from The Master. Lindsay wanted humility not hubris; hard-work not hot-dogging; knuckling down, not noise. He wanted a team that was just that, filled with players who would work for each other 10

11 April 2018 10:07 AM Brown follows long tradition of sledging with a comical bent

“Then he comes and has a shot at me. I don't think he needs to bait like that.” “The reality is, when Wayne came to town, if he thought with his big head rather than his little head I wouldn’t have had to rebuild the joint...” (Memo to kids reading this. Brown was referring to the “big head” you have when you think things through, and the “little head,” you have when you don’t 13

8 April 2018 10:56 PM Reed staves off Spieth challenge to win Masters

Patrick Reed staved off Jordan Spieth's bid to rewrite the US Masters history books in recording the greatest 54-hole comeback in Augusta National history, scrambling to win his first green jacket on Monday (AEST). Former Masters hero Spieth threatened to write a Masters script for the ages, tying Reed for the lead late in the final round after starting 12

7 April 2018 12:46 AM Leishman draws closer to US Masters title shot, trails lead by two

Marc Leishman moved to within striking distance of a first US Masters title, trailing leader Patrick Reed by just two shots after a wild second round at Augusta National. The 34-year-old Victorian, who again stole the limelight from playing partner Tiger Woods' Masters return, is leading the pack chasing America's Reed (-9) as overnight leader after 12

5 April 2018 4:46 AM Port boys look to Shelley Beach Road for Country Championship success

They might be in the big time in Sydney but Liam Prior and Andrew Adkins will always be Port Macquarie boys, which makes Shelley Beach Road special. There is a sense of expectation for both as Shelley Beach Road - the horse, not the piece of bitumen - lines up in the Country Championships Final at Randwick on Saturday. Port boy: Andrew Adkins will ride Shelley 18

27 March 2018 9:22 PM Late penalty save sees Socceroos draw with Colombia

This was a Colombian side that had stunned France in Paris just four days earlier when they came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2. They produced more chances, struck the woodwork several times, missed that penalty and other good opportunities, but Australia stuck to their guns and showed they had absorbed more of new coach Bert van Marwijk's instructions 16

27 March 2018 12:19 PM Melbourne United sweat on health of Tai Wesley before final clash

“We expect he won’t be at 100 per cent but he is going to be at a point where we expect him to play the way we need him to play.” Melbourne are expected to suit Wesley up as long as he can manage some contact work later this week. If he can’t play his usual role the team has Olympians Dave Andersen and David Barlow ready to step up, along with emerging 12

24 March 2018 9:16 AM Belconnen United and Tuggeranong United open NPL Capital Footall season with wins

A determined 10-man Tuggeranong refused to drop their heads and found an equaliser from the set piece through central midfielder Jonathan Turek on 70 minutes. With six minutes five minutes to play the referee reached back into his pocket again and dismissed Rhinos' defender Jordan Startor. Three minutes later Shane Murray hit a pinpoint ball to the back post and Coggan 16