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17 March 2018 7:02 AM Ntini fears for Proteas without Rabada: 'It's like losing five bowlers'

Cape Town: Legendary Rainbow Nation fast bowler Makhaya Ntini claims Kagiso Rabada is irreplaceable for South Africa but believes that if he can somehow win his appeal against suspension Newlands will be "chock-a-block" for the third Test against Australia. Rabada's appeal will be heard by video conference on Monday in a hearing overseen by Michael Heron 5

17 March 2018 7:00 AM Socceroos' World Cup farewell set to be scrapped for overseas friendly

With limited time with his squad before the World Cup, van Marwijk is eager to gain as much time on the training ground with the players as possible. He wants fewer games and more training sessions and a return trip to Australia for European-based players could see the team lose as many as four days of training. The Dutch coach was unhappy with the decision 5

17 March 2018 12:58 AM Northam rewarded for patience with Try A Lil Harder

Rod Northam originally thought the Country Championships might be a year away for Try A Lil Harder but after returning from having bone chips removed from her knees, she has demanded a place in the Hunter heat at Scone on Sunday. The four-year-old mare won a Highway Handicap at her last appearance and has taken out three of her four runs since returning 5

16 March 2018 1:19 PM Olympic hero Esposito focused on another golden moment in Tokyo

She will fly back to her Hungary base the same night, leaving her husband in Australia for the next three months fuelled with the desire of winning back-to-back Olympic gold medals. "I said before Rio, 'yep, that's it. I'm going to finish'," Esposito said. "And I said it after London as well. Here I am still doing it. "As soon as I went across the line [in Rio] I loved 5

16 March 2018 9:05 AM Canberra Cavalry star Steve Kent sets strikeout record in ACT grand final

It would cap a remarkable month on the mound for Kent, who not only represented Australia in Japan, but also starred in the Australian Baseball League decider for the Cavalry with six strikeouts from the seven Brisbane hitters he faced. "We'll see how my arm feels [on Saturday]. There's a chance, I'm not going to rule anything out, especially with the chance 7

16 March 2018 9:05 AM Safe standing set for two new stadiums in Sydney

Two of the proposed three new stadiums in Sydney are set to include "safe-standing" areas for active supporters of football clubs, allowing for a terrace-style atmosphere in modern arenas. As part of the controversial stadiums plan, the NSW Government will tailor venue designs to the needs of active fans of A-League clubs after approving safe-standing 7

15 March 2018 10:48 AM Melbourne United happy to up the tempo

Melbourne United star Chris Goulding has warned his side has no qualms about running with the Adelaide 36ers when their NBL Grand Final series tips off on Friday night. All week the talk has been about Adelaide’s up-tempo style and their high-octane frontline and while Goulding admits the South Australian side have plenty of firepower, he was quick to speak 11

15 March 2018 10:43 AM Australia's snowboarders hoping for a repeat of that gold medal feeling

PyeongChang: The fluctuating weather in South Korea this week has mirrored the extreme emotions experienced by Australia’s close-knit Paralympics snowboarding team, Simon Patmore’s breakthrough gold medal coming hot on the heels of the cruel injury to Joany Badenhorst. Patmore completed a remarkable transition from the athletics track to the alpine world 11

15 March 2018 8:16 AM Bowman set to return on Performer in the Golden Slipper

“It was good to get that out of the way today and know that he is right to go into the Slipper next week. Hugh should be there to ride him.” Performer had been at the top of Golden Slipper betting after winning the Breeders Plate and Canonbury Stakes but his antics on Saturday saw his price balloon close to $10. TAB’s Glenn Munsie said the trials of Performer 11

15 March 2018 1:03 AM Whittaker to defend world title at UFC 225 in June

Robert Whittaker's year-long absence from the octagon will end in June, when he takes on Cuban Yoel Romero in his first title defence of the world middleweight championship. The UFC announced on Thursday that Whittaker would headline UFC 225 in Chicago on June 9, a re-match of last year's bout that saw the Australian claim a decision victory in a five-round 11