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  • Penrith negotiating with Tasmanian State Government to play in Hobart

    16 December 2013 2:31 PM 50

    It was another year of high drama for the NRL, with the ASADA scandal and the off-field woes of Ben Barba and Blake Ferguson headlining a dramatic year for the code. The Panthers are in negotiations with Tasmania's State Government about playing games for premiership points in Hobart, most likely Blundstone Arena or North Hobart Oval. It is believed

  • Bailey equals the world record for most runs off a Test over, scoring 28 off Anderson

    16 December 2013 1:15 PM 44

    AS much as any Mitchell Johnson spell, George Bailey's dismantling of James Anderson displayed Australia's menacing intent this Ashes series. Bailey peppered the WACA Ground boundaries with a stunning display of power hitting against a bowler ranked 10th on the International Cricket Council's Test list. Here, we look at the top four most expensive overs

  • Heart refuse to guarantee Aloisi's job

    16 December 2013 1:11 PM 40

    Melbourne Heart chief executive Scott Munn has refused to guarantee coach John Aloisi will see out the A-League season. Ten rounds into the current campaign, the Heart are still searching for their first win after going down 2-1 to Sydney FC on Sunday to heap more pressure on the coach. Asked if he could guarantee Aloisi would remain coach for the rest of the season

  • New South Wales Cup revival continues in season 2014

    16 December 2013 12:03 PM 47

    THE reserve grade renaissance will continue next season, with 40 per cent of NRL fixtures in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong and Auckland to feature NSW Cup curtain raisers. Set to be unveiled today, the 2014 NSW Cup draw has accelerated the return of traditional three-match programs to NRL venues. Fox Sports will again televise Saturday afternoon NSW Cup matches

  • Harry Kewell's extraordinary penalty miss sums up Melbourne Heart's woes this season

    16 December 2013 12:01 PM 58

    HARRY Kewell's extraordinary penalty miss has been one of the weekend's main talking points and in many ways it encapsulated Melbourne Heart's season thus far. While it may have cost John Aloisi at least a point against Sydney FC the 37 minutes Kewell was on the park should give Heart fans plenty of hope for Saturday's derby and beyond. In fact I'm tipping

  • Shane Watson gets dropped and run out on the same delivery after making incredible hundred

    16 December 2013 11:59 AM 57

    SHANE Watson brought up just his fourth Test century on Monday in the match that will see the Ashes urn change hands. For Watson, perhaps Australian cricket's most enigmatic and polarising figure, it came with more questions than answers. At least no one could question the entertainment value, both of his stunning attack on spinner Graeme Swann or his comical

  • Glory training cancelled amid bust-up

    16 December 2013 8:20 AM 60

    Perth Glory coach Alistair Edwards has cancelled today's training session as he awaits the board's decision on a way forward for the club following a dramatic blow-up between coaching staff and senior players. Players will meet for their usual Monday afternoon gym session, but the training session - scheduled for 4.45pm at McGillivray Oval - will not go ahead

  • Graham Arnold promises to not poach any more stars from former club Central Coast

    16 December 2013 7:15 AM 57

    FORMER Mariners boss Graham Arnold insists he won't tap his old club for any more talent, after Arnold's new side Vegalta Sendai agreed a loan deal to take winger Michael McGlinchey to the J-League for a year. Having already secured sports science chief Andrew Clark for his new club, Arnold hopes that McGlinchey will now agree personal terms to switch

  • Footballer Murray Newman goes on trial for grievous bodily harm after a fight at a night club

    16 December 2013 6:07 AM 45

    The Perth District Court has been told footballer Murray Newman punched another man because he slept with his former girlfriend. West Coast Eagles player Murray Newman is on trial accused of causing grievous bodily harm. He is alleged to have punched 20-year-old Brett Marris in the face at the Library nightclub in November 2012. The injured man told the court

  • England set 504 to win third Ashes Test after Aussie batsmen build big lead

    16 December 2013 4:23 AM 54

    ENGLAND needs to bat the rest of today and all of tomorrow to keep the Ashes alive, but lost Alastair Cook to a golden duck in a disastrous start to its run chase. Cook was bowled by an unplayable ball by Ryan Harris in the worst possible start to its second innings. Michael Clarke has set the tourists a notional 504 to win the third Ashes Test at the WACA after