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21 January 2018 11:11 AM Raf 'n tumble: Four-hour battle readies Rafael Nadal for second week at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal concedes he would have preferred to have cruised through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in two hours rather than struggled through in four, but said that matches like Sunday's win over Argentine Diego Schwartzman would give him confidence his body could again withstand lengthy matches in the second week of a grand slam. Nadal 5 1

21 January 2018 8:40 AM How to boogie without getting blotto

What would you rather be doing at 10am on a Sunday? Staggering between your sink and bed, nauseous and headachy from a hangover?Or dancing, stone-cold sober, like a dag in the sun in St Kilda?Once you realise no one’s laughing at you - or even taking any notice - morning dancing in public is a lot of fun. That was the verdict of attendees of a free dance 5

19 January 2018 1:09 AM Promising sprinter put to the test in Inglis Dash

The 1000-metre dash has always been an excellent insight into the rich autumn sprints. In a reflection of how open this year's Kensington Stakes is, seven of the eight runners are under $9. Last-start Standish Handicap winner, Lord Of The Sky, is coming back to 1000 and will be one of the interesting runners. After a long time out of the winners' circle 8

16 January 2018 9:49 PM Police arrest 10 people at Brisbane motel over alleged test-drive carjacking

Detectives have arrested 10 people and recovered a stolen Audi after a violent carjacking on Brisbane's southside on Monday night, according to police. It would be alleged four men went to a Comet Street home in Runcorn about 9.30pm to test-drive a 2008 beige Audi A4. Police said two of the men got into the car with the 33-year-old resident and his 21-year-old 16

16 January 2018 9:49 PM Woman allegedly drove drunk onto South Bank pedestrian boardwalk

An allegedly unlicensed woman accused of driving an unregistered car along a busy Brisbane pedestrian boardwalk has been charged with drink driving. The 40-year-old woman was stopped after driving onto the riverside pedestrian and cycle path at South Bank about 6.50pm. It was alleged the woman was three times the legal drink-driving limit when she drove 15

16 January 2018 8:06 AM Anna Flanagan expects to miss Commonwealth Games, throws support behind Kalindi Commerford

"It's definitely confusing and hard when you don't know what you need to work on or what they're looking for, I obviously want to play and at the moment I'm still training just in case." Although Flanagan is unlikely to feature at the Games, another Canberran in Kalindi Commerford is fighting for a spot during the Hockeyroos five-Test series against 11

11 January 2018 10:23 PM Schoolboy Mackenzie Harvey at home against England

Teenage cricket prodigy Mackenzie Harvey says he scared even himself sometimes with how comfortable he felt against England's one-day attack in his 39-ball half century. A month after 18-year-old grade cricketer Jason Sangha scored a patient century against the visitors in Townsville, Victorian schoolboy Harvey gave England a second glimpse at Australia's 8

10 January 2018 6:58 AM BBL: James Vince happy to take break from Test pressure cooker with Sydney Thunder

"I'm staying on to play the T20, so it's a nice sort of transition for me going from Test cricket and to get back into the T20 stuff and hopefully take some form into that series," Vince said. The Sydney Thunder play the Perth Scorchers at Spotless Stadium on Thursday, before taking on cross-town rivals the Sydney Sixers at the SCG on Saturday night 15

10 January 2018 2:03 AM Female players benefit from new rugby union CBA

Australia's women's rugby union team will be paid for Test matches for the first time under a new collective bargaining agreement. In another boost for the women's game, professional sevens players' base pay has been raised to a similar level to their male XV-a-side colleagues. The deal may allay some concerns about the treatment of female players by Rugby 15

9 January 2018 6:30 AM No Ashes baggage for English ODI squad, says Sam Billings

Only six members of England's ODI squad played in the Ashes – Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Jake Ball, Chris Woakes and Tom Curran. "Most of us haven't got the baggage of the Ashes so we're fresh, raring to go," Billings said. "It's a very different group, only a few players are still overlapping from the Test squad. For us, we're seeing it as a completely 12