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18 April 2016 10:52 AM Penrith Panthers beat bottom of the ladder Sydney Roosters 20-16 in the wet at the SFS

Penrith Panthers have handed Sydney Roosters their sixth loss of the season, with a 20-16 win in miserable conditions at the Sydney Football Stadium. The bottom of the ladder Roosters had not won at home in three attempts in 2016, and they were unable to break their duck with a result likely to ratchet up the pressure on coach Trent Robinson. The Roosters 17

18 April 2016 4:46 AM In crushing defeat, Brazil's Rousseff moves close to impeachment

Fireworks lit up the night sky in Brazil's megacities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro after the opposition comfortably surpassed the two-thirds majority needed to send Rousseff for trial in the Senate on charges of manipulating budget accounts. The floor of the lower house was a sea of Brazilian flags and pumping fists as dozens of lawmakers carried 34

16 April 2016 12:25 PM Western Bulldogs defeat Carlton by 36 points at Etihad Stadium in Round 4

CARLTON’s early-season woes have intensified with a fourth successive defeat to remain winless as the Western Bulldogs paid a heavy price for a 36-point win at Etihad Stadium. Desperate to regroup after the upheaval surrounding captain Bob Murphy’s season-ending knee injury, the Dogs duly shrugged off the winless Blues. But the sight of creative defender 13

16 April 2016 8:16 AM Martin heavily concussed after brutal bump

Gold Coast defender Steven May is facing a certain AFL suspension after a brutal bump left Brisbane Lions' ruckman Stefan Martin unconscious in the second quarter of the QClash. With Martin chasing a bouncing ball in the centre square, May chose to bump and left the ground to do so, he made forceful contact with Martin's head. Martin lay motionless on the floor 10

15 April 2016 2:43 PM Besart Berisha and Archie Thompson in tears after elimination final loss to Brisbane Roar

But Besart Berisha hasn’t been too familiar with that concept until now. The Albanian has won championships for both Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar, but this was just the second time he’s suffered defeat in 10 finals matches. And with five minutes to play in the elimination clash, it looked like his record was destined to get better - not worse 19

15 April 2016 12:14 PM Cowboys belt Rabbitohs 44-18 in NRL drubbing

Aaron Gray of the Rabbitohs is tackled by Kane Linnett and Justin O'Neil of the Cowboys during their NRL match. South Sydney have copped a drubbing by North Queensland, and to add injury to insult, a dazed Greg Inglis was forced to leave the field after copping a high shot in the Rabbitohs’ 44-18 NRL loss in Townsville. Cowboys co-captain Matt Scott 12

15 April 2016 10:15 AM Live AFL: West Coast Eagles v Richmond

Well that didn't take long. Chaplin just got his boot to the ball in a desperate goal-square scramble. Richmond playing with intensity tonight. For those just tuning in - Matthew Priddis will not play tonight. He's got a thigh injury, nothing too serious we think. He played so well against Freo last week but pulled up sore. Remember, if you'd like to share 10

14 April 2016 7:14 AM Victoria in bold bid to host NRL Grand Final

VICTORIA will launch a bold bid to steal the NRL Grand Final in its latest assault on Australia’s major events calendar. The Andrews Government has confirmed it will tackle Sydney for the right to host rugby league’s premiership decider when the stadium that typically hosts the NRL showpiece is redeveloped. NRL officials will arrive in Melbourne tomorrow 23 2

14 April 2016 5:29 AM Identifying AFL venue major stumbling block for Port Adelaide’s china venture

PORT ADELAIDE’S plan to play a real game in China next year is potentially revolutionary and far more significant to the AFL’s expansion ambitions than anything that has been achieved by St Kilda in New Zealand. It is the AFL’s answer to putting a man on the moon — the kind of crazy-sounding plan that only Kevin Sheedy would have taken seriously a decade 30

14 April 2016 1:18 AM Port Adelaide will play an AFL premiership season game in China in 2017

Port Adelaide will play one of their home and away matches in China next year, the club announced on Thursday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in China for a two-day visit, was present at a televised signing ceremony as the Power signed a multi-million dollar partnership agreement with Chinese company Shanghai Cred Real Estate - and a memorandum of understanding 8