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  • Melbourne United lock in top spot with first win in New Zealand since 2014

    11 February 2018 12:19 PM 8

    Melbourne coach Dean Vickerman praised his bench for their performance. “I have a subbing pattern in my head but if they [the bench] are doing great then you throw it out the window,” Vickerman said. “Peter really had a positive impact so his minutes kept growing and we kept throwing him out there and if those guys come off the bench and do well defensively

  • Neil Finn and Liam Finn review: son almost steals dad's show

    11 February 2018 9:56 AM 8

    A moment in Better to Be, where the whole band freezes for about 20 seconds before Liam comes back in with soaring guitar, was this gig's biggest surprise. The disco funk of Where's My Room, from a forthcoming joint album with Neil, was its most innovative, and Liam's theremin solo in Better Be Home Soon one of its most memorable. Those old songs, of course

  • Royal Canberra wants to lock in Canberra Classic and lure back Australian Open 2022

    11 February 2018 9:27 AM 4

    But Farrell reassured Royal Canberra members the focus was on hosting just one tournament in the summer months. This year they've not only had the Classic, but the NSW Amateur and the Jack Newton Junior Golf event ACT week of golf as well - causing some grumblings within the members. "I want to have this event. The board all agree and I think the members

  • D'Arcy Short says he is best suited to opening role in Australia T20 side

    11 February 2018 5:45 AM 8

    Batting sensation D'Arcy Short insists he is best suited to an opening role in Australia's reborn Twenty20 side, meaning Aaron Finch may have to adjust to a new spot. Australia's plans to emerge as a Twenty20 force have begun to take shape, even without frontline stars such as skipper Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, who have been rested

  • Daria Gavrilova beaten as Australia's Fed Cup tie to be decided in doubles

    11 February 2018 4:02 AM 8

    Ukrainian captain Mikhail Filima's decision to alter the singles clash came as a shock given world No. 883 Lyudmyla Kichenok pushed Australian star Ash Barty in three sets on Saturday. But the late ring-in still had Gavrilova looking troubled as the Australian looked to bounce back from her opening day "shocker". It took plenty of grit but Gavrilova

  • Fed Cup: Australia's Ash Barty says Ukraine star Marta Kostyuk is one to remember

    11 February 2018 2:57 AM 7

    "Having one match under my belt was always going to be helpful," Barty said. "I felt more comfortable out on the court today and to be honest I knew I had to play better to make sure I could match it with Martya. "She's an amazing player, she truly is, she's playing well beyond her years. It won't be a name that we will forget anytime soon I don't think

  • Clive Palmer's nephew found in Bulgaria

    11 February 2018 1:39 AM 8

    Clive Palmer's nephew Clive Mensink, who is wanted for questioning over the collapse of his uncle's Queensland Nickel refinery, has been found in Bulgaria. Mr Mensink, who has lost a significant amount of weight and now has a beard, was tracked down in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia last week by a media organisation. He was with his Bulgarian girlfriend

  • Search for young girl missing at Rockley, south of Bathurst

    10 February 2018 10:18 PM 13

    Police and emergency services are searching for a four-year-old girl who has been missing at a property in the NSW central west since last night. The young girl was reported missing from a property at Rockley, south of Bathurst, at 7.30pm on Saturday, police said. A large-scale search began this morning at first light, involving police officers, the police

  • Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says Canterbury Bulldogs trial will determine Josh Hodgson replacement

    10 February 2018 7:08 PM 10

    Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says the Sunshine Coast trial will show who's the leading candidate to fill Josh Hodgson's shoes. Leadership will be a focus of the preceding camp, with Stuart adamant his leaders need to go to the next level for the Green Machine to do so as well. The Raiders fly to the Sunshine Coast on Monday for a pre-season camp ahead

  • Bushfire threatens homes near Orange

    10 February 2018 7:08 PM 9

    Firefighters are urging residents of Mount Canobolas, near Orange, to evacuate, as a bushfire burns out of control. Late on Saturday the NSW Rural Fire Service issued an emergency warning in the Central Tablelands region, with spotfires threatening to cause damage before the main fire arrives. The fire covers about 109 hectares on the western side of the mountain