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15 September 2017 2:55 PM Chris Scott 'Geelong's best player' in semi-final win over Sydney: Joel Selwood

Geelong's best player at the MCG on Friday night was a man who hadn't played an AFL game in more than 10 years. That man, at least according to Cats skipper Joel Selwood, was the club's coach, Chris Scott. Scott's decision to play Patrick Dangerfield as a deep forward proved a masterstroke, as the Brownlow medallist kicked four first half goals, setting 10 1

12 September 2017 6:28 AM Liddell power station: The true cost of keeping the coal-fired plant open

The Conversation By Frank Jotzo and Zeba Anjum, Australian National University For a long time, Australian governments have believed that the private sector should run the electricity sector. And successive governments have used market instruments to incentivise reducing emissions, by supporting renewables, discouraging coal use, or both. Keeping Liddell 14

11 September 2017 11:04 PM NRL hit by allegations of a sordid culture of group sex

THE NRL has reportedly made a shock decision about the star in a messy group sex falling out with a Penthouse model. Sydney Penthouse model and stripper Belinda Medlyn told The Daily Telegraph she consented to group sex with former Gold Coast, Wests Tigers and New Zealand Warriors star. The pair have a 15-month-old son Hendrix, who was conceived in 2015 while 38

11 September 2017 6:01 AM City kick off W-League title defence with grand final rematch in Perth

Melbourne City's triumphant W-League team will open the new season with a grand final rematch against Perth Glory – a blockbuster start to a campaign that kicks off in late October and concludes with the grand final in mid-February. City have been one of the heaviest investors in the women's game and have won the title in both seasons they've competed 16

10 September 2017 10:16 AM Low-scoring finals, rising tackle count demand AFL attention

You couldn't blame umpire Chris Donlon for awarding that match-determining free-kick on Saturday night in Adelaide. He saw high contact on Luke Shuey and penalised the tackler. At the same time, you can't blame those of us who follow the game for being confused. Pre-season, the AFL couldn't have made its interpretation of such incidents plainer: "Where 19

9 September 2017 12:24 PM Rugby Championship: Australia and South Africa draw 23-23

PERTH, Australia (AP) South Africa overcame a 20-10 deficit in the second half to play to a 23-23 draw with Australia in the Rugby Championship, leaving the Wallabies without a win after three matches. The Wallabies had a 10-point lead in the 47th minute after tries to Kurtley Beale and Tatafu Polota-Nau. But the home side looked destined for another 6

8 September 2017 5:50 AM George Calombaris reveals why he punched football fan after grand final

EXPLOSIVE details of MasterChef judge George Calombaris’ assault of a Sydney FC fan at the A-League grand final were revealed in court today. Papers tendered to Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court revealed the MasterChef judge replied in kind yelling at the 19-year-old football fan: “You are big mouth-man, you dodgy c**t.” Reading from the facts, Magistrate 32

7 September 2017 2:04 AM Medal to honour Smith's 356 games

The NRL has struck a special medal to honour Melbourne captain Cameron Smith, who will on Saturday break the all-time record for NRL matches. Smith will be presented with the medal by NRL CEO Todd Greenberg following the Melbourne-Parramatta Qualifying Final at AAMI Park, which will be his 356th NRL match. Smith will break Darren Lockyer's all-time premiership 27

5 September 2017 1:39 PM Socceroos playing a game of Russian roulette

A 2-1 victory over Thailand in Melbourne put the Socceroos in second spot in Group B three points ahead of Saudi Arabia. The Saudis would seal direct qualification for the finals with victory over Japan early Wednesday (AEST) on the basis of a better goal difference. Anything but a victory for the Saudis would give the Australians direct access 29

3 September 2017 10:10 PM US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova's dream run ends

NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova's contentious and captivating US Open run came to an end on Sunday when Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova beat her 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the Flushing Meadows quarter-finals. Playing her first grand slam since returning from a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova grabbed the spotlight with an opening-round upset of second seed Simona Halep 10