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  • Slater winning race against time at RLWC

    24 November 2013 8:15 PM 75

    Billy Slater's tireless recovery efforts could pay off with the Kangaroos fullback looking increasingly likely to return from injury in the Rugby League World Cup final. Slater admits he thought his tournament was over after suffering a recurrence of a left knee injury in last week's quarter-final victory over the United States. The Melbourne Storm star sat out Saturday's

  • Rugby League World Cup 2013: England looking to 'build'

    24 November 2013 5:39 PM 63

    The Rugby Football League will conduct a thorough review as it attempts to build on "solid foundations" evident during England's World Cup campaign. England were beaten in the semi-finals by New Zealand, who scored a converted try in the dying seconds of Saturday's match for a dramatic 20-18 victory. "To get to within 20 seconds of reaching the final

  • Young struggles in first NBL game as Sydney Kings are crushed by leaders Perth Wildcats

    24 November 2013 1:29 PM 97

    SYDNEY'S new import and recent NBA swingman Sam Young got a hellish introduction to the NBL on Sunday as the Kings were crushed 98-55 by ladder leaders Perth. Young, a 249-game NBA veteran, was the second-highest scorer for Sydney with 14 points, including 12 in the first half in Perth. He made four of his 12 field-goal attempts and hitting two of five from three-point

  • Jason Day and family weep after his first pro win in Australia in aftermath of typhoon tragedy

    24 November 2013 1:05 PM 77

    TEARS have been sadly all too prevalent in the Day household this week - but this time they were for the right reasons. Jason Day's mother Dening, his sisters Kim and Yanna and his nephew were all emotionally drained when they rushed to hug the new World Cup champion after a tumultuous week in which they lost eight family members in the deadly Philippines

  • Ennis shows who's boss as Cats wallop Kings

    24 November 2013 9:51 AM 127

    Star import James Ennis got the last laugh over fellow American Sam Young as the Perth Wildcats bounced back to form with a comprehensive 98-55 win over Sydney at Perth Arena today. The fans wanted a show when the two highest-profile imports in the NBL went head-to-head for the first time and that’s exactly what they got. Former NBA swingman Young showed

  • Brad Rawiller chasing fourth consecutive Ballarat Cup victory aboard Hurdy Gurdy Man

    24 November 2013 7:08 AM 106

    BRAD Rawiller has made the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup his own, winning it for the past three years on My Bentley, Domesky and King Diamond. Today he takes the ride on the Darren Weir-trained Hurdy Gurdy Man in the 2200m feature, which brings an official end to the Spring Racing Carnival. While punters have overlooked Hurdy Gurdy Man at $17 and plunged

  • Head 98 propels South Australia

    24 November 2013 4:50 AM 89

    Travis Head's ninth first-class fifty lifted South Australia to 4 for 191, after their bowlers had restricted Tasmania to 291 in the morning. Head added 75 runs for the third wicket with Tom Cooper, who made 26, as they helped the team recover from a shaky start which saw both their openers dismissed inside 22 overs. Phillip Hughes, who had blasted 204 in the previous

  • Alex Leapai set to fight Wladimir Klitschko for heavyweight championship of the world

    24 November 2013 3:45 AM 97

    Alex Leapai has caused a major upset by defeating Denis Boytsov, the number 1 contender to Wladimir Klitschko's WBO crown. The Aussie has earned a title shot against the towering Ukrainian. LOGAN delivery driver Alex Leapai has created Queensland sporting history and will fight for the heavyweight boxing championship of the world against Ukraine's Olympic

  • Australian rugby championship set to be revived next year

    23 November 2013 7:56 PM 92

    ONE of the most controversial competitions in Australian rugby history is set to be revived next year in a massive shake-up to the calendar. ARU chief executive Bill Pulver has revealed that they are on the verge of resuscitating the failed Australian Rugby Championship (ARC), which lasted just one season in 2007 before it was scrapped by Pulver's predecessor

  • Falzon says Warner turned career around

    23 November 2013 10:15 AM 101

    David Warner declared before the Ashes series that girlfriend Candice Falzon had "tamed the bull". Falzon watched on as Warner scored his fourth Test century on Saturday at the Gabba, and detailed how the explosive opener has found an inner-peace after a tumultuous tour of the UK in the winter. Punished for punching Joe Root in a Birmingham nightclub