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  • Part 4: AFL scouting reports for the NAB Challenge including Western Bulldogs, Gold Coast and GWS

    17 February 2014 7:28 AM 164

    He was a revelation last year but Tom Liberatore has gone to another level over the summer. The 21-year-old, who was runner-up in the Dogs best and fairest and ranked No. 1 in the AFL in clearances in 2013, has improved his running and broken into the club’s elite group. His gut-running has impressed the Dogs hierarchy, enabling him in practice match

  • FFA changes visa rules and extends nine A-League licences, as Phoenix waits on FIFA, AFC approval

    17 February 2014 7:10 AM 29

    NINE A-League clubs have had their licences extended by Football Federation Australia for a further 20 years — except for Wellington Phoenix, which is waiting on FIFA, the AFC and FFA. With the majority of clubs’ current licences running until 2020, FFA CEO David Gallop said the extension aimed to give clubs more security to allow them to plan for the future

  • Adelaide confirm defender Ricky Henderson has a broken leg after training mishap

    17 February 2014 6:50 AM 9

    ADELAIDE has suffered a major injury blow, with athletic defender Ricky Henderson to miss most of the 2014 season. Henderson, 25, was this afternoon diagnosed with a broken fibula after he was injured in a training incident at Max Basheer Reserve this morning. The break is just above the ankle and is set to sideline Henderson for months. The club issued

  • Socceroos unveil '1974' World Cup kit

    17 February 2014 5:08 AM 3

    The Socceroos have unveiled their World Cup strip as they pay tribute to Australia's first World Cup team of 1974. The return of white socks and a green collar similar to the one Australia sported at the 1974 World Cup in West Germany. "The Socceroos will take on the world in Brazil determined to represent every Australian by showing the same spirit

  • Collingwood list rankings: Every Magpie rated ahead of the 2014 AFL season

    17 February 2014 4:50 AM 48

    THROUGHOUT the NAB Challenge SuperFooty and Fox Footy is counting down to the 2014 AFL season by taking the blowtorch to every club’s list. We’ll list every player and rank them into one of five categories: Guns (in the elite of the competition); stars (very good players who aren’t quite superstars); foot soldiers (regulars who get the job done each week)

  • Sports break - February 17

    17 February 2014 2:04 AM 23

    Australian coach Darren Lehmann rates Mitchell Johnson's destructive display against the Proteas as the most dangerous bowling he's seen. Johnson struck Hashim Amla and Ryan McLaren in the helmet with nasty deliveries in the crushing 281-run win in Pretoria. That's hard to face when you certainly don't pick up the ball as quick with his slinging action

  • Lightning strikes but Rangers ready for Bendigo

    17 February 2014 2:01 AM 9

    THE Rangers showed some heart in Saturday night’s 88-82 loss to Adelaide but take a three-game losing streak into this weekend’s major semi-final at Bendigo. The Rangers trailed the host Lightning by 19 points entering the last quarter, and with second place on the WNBL ladder wrapped up, could have folded their tent. But they scored the first 15 points

  • A nod to the past as Socceroos and Nike unveil retro kit for the 2014 World Cup

    17 February 2014 1:08 AM 7

    THE Socceroos look to the future with a nod to the past, unveiling a retro new Nike kit that harks back to the 1974 Socceroos for the 2014 finals in Brazil. Current Socceroos Mark Bresciano, Michael Zullo and coach Ange Postecoglou were joined by Socceroos legends from each decade from the 1960s onwards, for the official launch in Walsh Bay, Sydney

  • Jets re-sign winger Goodwin for two years

    17 February 2014 12:55 AM 3

    A week after scoring a double against Wellington, winger Craig Goodwin has agreed to a two-year contract extension with A-League club Newcastle. The deal, confirmed on Monday, will keep Goodwin at the Jets until the end of the 2015/2016 season. The 22-year-old has scored five goals in 39 appearances since joining the NSW outfit from Melbourne Heart in 2012. Despite

  • Former News Limited chief executive Kim Williams joins AFL commission

    17 February 2014 12:49 AM 33

    FORMER News Limited chief executive Kim Williams has joined the AFL Commission. Williams, a former head of Foxtel, will be unveiled as a league commissioner in Sydney this afternoon. Williams’ appointment comes as the league eyes off its next lucrative broadcast rights contract. A Port Adelaide fan, Williams was chief executive of Foxtel for a decade