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21 September 2018 5:08 AM West Coast v Melbourne: Eagles coach puts heat on mids

Simpson said statistical trends tended to go out the window during finals. "These games, it’s more than that ... tomorrow is a game on its own," Simpson said. "We beat Collingwood in the contest and there’s no reason we can’t do that tomorrow. “We really rate our midfield. Melbourne are in the same boat. It’ll be a good contest.” "There’s been no extra 4

21 September 2018 5:07 AM Last minute Opals ready to step up as FIBA World Cup opens

Lavey was in training camp with the team a month ago and then just missed the side so she has only been absent for a few weeks of training and practice games. “We spoke at seven o'clock in the morning when I was barely awake, she [Stirling] said you have to get going in the next 24 hours to Spain - I said 'yep, let’s do it',” Lavey told Fairfax Media 5

19 September 2018 3:34 AM New season: Vics ready to bounce back in WNCL

A strong Victorian women's squad featuring five players set to represent Australia this month will begin their campaign for redemption on Friday. The Vics will open their campaign against Western Australia and South Australia this weekend, with both games held at Murdoch University in Perth. Veteran Elyse Villani returns to Victoria after time in WA, while 9

11 September 2018 8:25 AM Vice-captaincy: Langer confident strong leaders are emerging

Australian cricket coach Justin Langer is confident there are enough emerging leaders ready to help skipper Tim Paine through what shapes as a tough summer. Cricket Australia opted to not unveil a vice-captain among the 15-man squad chosen on Tuesday for next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Paine will captain the side in his first 23

10 September 2018 2:00 PM WNBL back on FTA TV with SBS to simulcast nine Fox Sports games

SBS will simulcast nine Saturday 3pm games live and also live-stream them via SBS On Demand and the SBS Sport website. This season, Fox Sports will continue to broadcast and stream one game a week and also show all finals games live and ad-free. Head of the WNBL, Sally Phillips, said the addition of SBS was a win for the league, which is entering its 38th season 22

10 September 2018 3:19 AM Sami Whitcomb overjoyed after Opals promotion for World Cup

On the verge of a WNBA championship, Australian guard Sami Whitcomb received further good news on Monday as she was elevated to the Opals side for the FIBA Women’s World Cup. Whitcomb was born in America but has made a life in Perth with her wife Kate where she rose from being a WA State League import to become a star in the WNBL with Perth Lynx and then earning 20

10 September 2018 3:10 AM Leilani Mitchell withdraws from Opals' World Cup squad

"The first thing I did was call my wife who was sleeping in Australia and share the news with her. Then it felt real. I can’t wait to put on that singlet and compete for Australia." Round 1: Friday, October 12 - Sydney Flames v Canberra Capitals at Sydney Uni Sports Centre, 7pm. Round 2: Sunday, October 21 - Canberra Capitals v Adelaide Lightning at National 22

6 September 2018 8:34 AM West Coast v Collingwood: Clubs roll the dice for first AFL final at Optus Stadium

Darling, 26, missed four games from rounds 13-16 but returned to form against Brisbane in round 23, booting four goals to cap off his best regular season for the Eagles since the number 20 draft pick debuted in 2011. The big-bodied West Coast talls will be complemented at ground level by dynamic first-year duo Willie Rioli and Liam Ryan, veteran sharpshooter 19

5 September 2018 11:55 PM Dockers call on Peter Bell after senior staff shock departures

Neale is expected to win Fremantle’s fairest-and-best award next month on the back of his near All-Australian selection season averaging 30 disposals and making seven clearances an outing and finishing among his side’s top players at least 16 of 22 games. Bell sprang swiftly late last week to meet with Neale as Dockers officials initiated discussions 19

28 August 2018 12:00 AM 'Unfinished business' brings Melissa Maizels back to Canberra United

"Unfinished business" has brought Melissa Maizels back to Canberra United as the club looks to bounce back from its worst season on record. Maizels has signed with United for the 2018-19 W-League season as Canberra look to force their way back into title contention. It is a homecoming of sorts for the 25-year-old goalkeeper given she played with Canberra 27