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16 April 2018 9:15 AM Young Magpies gun to sign contract extension

Star Collingwood draftee Jaiydn Stephenson is set to sign a two-year contract extension after a sublime start to his AFL career. The teenager was crucial in his team's upset win over Adelaide last Friday night, booting five goals to go with his 13 disposals in a near best-on-ground performance. Stephenson's management and the Magpies had already been in discussions 10

8 April 2018 11:33 PM Australian Smith seals Masters return with top-five finish

He had to scramble at the 11th hour just to squeeze into the field, but Cameron Smith will have an automatic ticket to the US Masters next year after a late flourish earned him a top-five finish in just his second trip to Augusta National. The 24-year-old rode a six birdie blitz on the back nine during his final round to vault into a tie for fifth after 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 1:48 AM LeBron, Curry, Harden headline Team USA squad for next three years

The 35-player squad included 17 gold medallists. The only surprise was the omission of Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell, who has emerged as one of the NBA’s rising stars, pushing Australia’s Ben Simmons for rookie-of-the-year honours. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will coach the side at the two major tournaments. Respected former NBA coach 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 5:40 PM Marketing slogan trumped tradition for controversial Socceroos kit

When it came to the design briefing for the Socceroos' new kit for the 2018 World Cup, a marketing slogan trumped the bulk of the 98-year history of the Australian national team. A brief comment from former Australian captain Mark Viduka in 2005 was the influence behind a new uniform unveiled by Football Federation Australia and Nike which represents 14

5 April 2018 10:38 AM Southern Tablelands United FC appealing decision to boot them from FFA Cup

Southern Tablelands United are trying to appeal their way into the FFA Cup fourth round after they were tossed out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player. United accounted for Woden Valley 2-0 when the teams met on Tuesday, but it was the latter who progressed after lodging an appeal. Southern Tablelands United FC are appealing the decision 16

31 March 2018 10:59 AM Former sports minister slams Australia's 'coarse' cricketing culture

“Crude” behaviour has “infected Australian cricket” at all levels, a former federal sports minister has said in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that has seen three members of the national team banned. Andrew Thomson, a former federal Minister for Sport under the Howard government, believed the ball-tampering furore was indicative of a "general 14

30 March 2018 3:00 AM Marc Leishman: Augusta dreaming

Leishman has been on a slow burn as a player but he is a seriously world-class golfer now, ranked 16th in the world after a brilliant 2017 in which he won twice on the US PGA Tour, including his biggest win, the $9 million BMW Championship in Pennsylvania last September, collecting more than $6 million for the year. He will be one of the leading contenders 17

29 March 2018 11:00 AM Tremain crowned Victoria's best

Fast bowler Chris Tremain has won the Bill Lawry medal after an outstanding Sheffield Shield season for Victoria. The quick took 51 wickets at 21.07 to be the competition’s leading wicket taker. He had already won Cricket Australia's award for shield player of the year. Tremain was one of several players to be recognised at Cricket Victoria’s awards 17