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17 June 2018 4:03 AM Optus working on World Cup woes after another patchy night

Optus staff are working around the clock to stop their World Cup stream from continually dropping out after some customers complained of patchy coverage for a second time on Saturday night and Sunday morning. The telco was met with a deluge of complaints on Friday night when subscribers' streams dropped out during the Egypt v Uruguay match, which was only broadcast 9

13 June 2018 11:32 AM Snap happy: Personal touches make Socceroos feel at home in Russia

Kazan: They might be nearly 14,000 kilometres away but the Socceroos have been made to feel at home at their training base in Kazan. Tailored sleeping arrangements and a reminder of their loved ones have provided the personal touch for Bert van Marwijk’s squad ahead of their formidable World Cup opener against star-studded Group C favourites France 9

8 June 2018 12:00 PM Smith, Warner yet to see contracts amid doubts over Canadian league

There's no fixture, no TV deal, no contracts and no tickets, but the organisers of the fledgling Canadian Twenty20 tournament earmarked for Steve Smith and David Warner's comeback say it will still go ahead. Less than three weeks before the the Global T20 Canada is due to begin, staff are working "18 to 20 hours daily" as doubts emerge whether the associate 7

1 June 2018 10:43 AM The special one: How Tim Cahill kept his World Cup dream alive at 38

It was a glowing endorsement from the opinion that mattered most. However, Cahill seemingly appeared nonplussed about van Marwijk's support. While Cahill's playing statistics this season don't make for great viewing, his data on fitness analysis programs monitored daily by the Socceroos' strength, conditioning and physio staff looks to have defied the process 2

4 May 2018 7:13 AM Ainslie's Jeremy Hirst to pay emotional tribute to his father

Every time he walked into the office a beaming Rourke would sing out "the great man has arrived". Jeremy is proud of the legacy his father left at the club and now the 26-year-old physiotherapist is desperate to repay the Tricolours for the support they showed the Hirst family during a tough time. "It’s definitely a big milestone and I’m sure he would 17

20 April 2018 5:26 AM Spencer has healthy start to Rams in Canberra Raiders Cup

Born in Darwin, Spencer moved to Canberra when he was six months old and has come through the Raiders junior system, playing Harold Matthews in 2015 and SG Ball in 2016-17. Having already recovered from two torn anterior cruciate ligaments, the 18-year-old's 2017 was ruined by a shoulder and biceps injury along with osteitis pubis. While he'd like to work his way back into representative 26

16 April 2018 5:02 AM Injuries open door for West Coast rookies to debut at MCG

Venables is the latest Eagles forward to suffer a setback after after the exciting newcomer injured his ankle late in the third term of West Coast’s 80-point destruction of Gold Coast on Saturday. Eagles medical staff will examine results of scans on his right ankle on Monday, with the emerging youngster tipped to miss at least a fortnight, despite being 26

8 April 2018 8:47 AM Capital Football: Belief 'coursing through the veins' of Tuggeranong United

"This is a group now that works hard, looks out for each other on and off the pitch and it shows in that never say die attitude. "That's a nice knock on what Tuggeranong used to be about, lost their way a little bit, but it's really come back this year. Throw in a level of organisation that we've brought in this season with the coaching staff, I think 10

1 April 2018 2:29 AM Mark Taylor defends James Sutherland over handling of cricket crisis

Those steps involved dispatching Cricket Australia’s high performance regulator Pat Howard, and Iain Roy, the organisation’s senior legal counsel and integrity head, on “the first plane out” to conduct an investigation. “Once they're gone James sorts out the rest of us, board members, his staff back in Australia, then he's on the plane as well. “At the end of all that, in the space 23

28 March 2018 3:15 AM Listless no longer: Socceroos much better against Colombia

Van Marwijk joked about the way Vukovic gave away and then saved a penalty, and said how impressed he had been with the powerhouse performance in midfield of Massimo Luongo. "He (Vukovic) forced a penalty and he saved it, I spoke already to him, in the last two days we did a few penalties after training, so I said you did it on purpose. But I am happy 19