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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 12

14 April 2018 11:23 AM Wedding bells chime for evergreen Dodson to shine

In other games, West Belconnen flogged a suspension-depleted Queanbeyan Blues, while the Woden Valley Rams were too strong for the Queanbeyan Kangaroos and the Yass Magpies beat Belconnen. West Belconnen Warriors 40 (R McQueen 2, B Loughhead 2, R Thomas, M Campbell, T Aroha-Tuinauvai tries; M Campbell 6 goals) bt Queanbeyan Blues 0; Woden Valley Rams 38 (R Leapai 11

28 March 2018 12:56 PM 'What the f--- is going on?' The words that cleared Darren Lehmann

Johannesburg: Cricket Australia has moved to distance Darren Lehmann from the ball-tampering crisis, saying he had radioed down to substitute Peter Hanscomb to tell him to ask "what the f--- is going on" rather than to tell Cameron Bancroft that he had been sprung with a piece of sandpaper. There has been intense pressure on the head coach in the wake of the firestorm 15

27 March 2018 7:57 AM Waugh: Time to revisit failed cricketing culture

"The Australian cricket team has always believed it could win in any situation against any opposition, by playing combative, skilful and fair cricket, driven by our pride in the fabled Baggy Green. "I have no doubt the current Australian team continues to believe in this mantra, however, some have now failed our culture, making a serious error of judgement 11

16 March 2018 7:10 AM John I Dent Cup: Wests skipper Harry Lloyd signs with Western Force

Wests skipper Harry Lloyd has completed a fairytale journey of high school second XV to signing a professional rugby contract. Lloyd couldn't crack the St Edmund's firsts but kept at his craft after school and his perserverance has been rewarded with a contract at the Western Force. The loosehead prop signed a two-year deal with the former Super Rugby 15

1 March 2018 5:05 PM Warner and Bancroft in heart-to-heart after opener's bizarre exit

Durban: David Warner has jumped to the defence of Cameron Bancroft after taking his opening partner aside following a deflating dismissal on Thursday that has heaped more pressure on his spot in the Australian side. Bancroft, 25, is under the pump, having continued a lean run stretching back to the second Ashes Test in Adelaide by scoring only five on day one of the first 31

16 February 2018 7:33 AM FFA announce A-League expansion to 12 teams but clubs are wary of 'smokescreen'

Two new clubs could enter the A-League next year after Football Federation Australia confirmed expansion plans for the 2019-20 season in welcome news for much of the football fraternity. However, existing clubs dismissed the announcement as a "smokescreen" ahead of FIFA's looming intervention in the governance of Australia's football affairs. Following 36

11 February 2018 5:03 AM Tourists dead in Indonesia bus crash

A packed tourist bus returning from an outing has collided with a motorbike and plunged off a hill on Indonesia's main island of Java after its brakes apparently failed, killing at least 27 people. At least 18 others were hospitalised with injuries, some in critical condition, following the crash on Saturday on a winding slope in Subang in West Java province 56

11 February 2018 5:03 AM Two men injured in helicopter crash at Bankstown Airport

Two men have escaped with minor injuries after a helicopter crash that damaged their aircraft significantly in south-west Sydney on Sunday. Emergency services were called to Bankstown Airport about 12.30pm to reports that a small helicopter had crashed. Police from Bankstown Local Area Command found the four-seater Robinson R22 helicopter with significant 49

11 February 2018 1:40 AM Seven-foot brown snake latches onto man's leg in central Queensland

A cattle farmer in central Queensland has been bitten by a seven-foot brown snake while riding a motorbike, causing the man to fall from the bike and fight to pull the reptile off after it latched onto his leg. He managed to escape from the "enormous (and) highly-venomous" snake and raise the alarm, before being airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital on Saturday 36