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  • NFL seeks talent in Melbourne

    10 September 2018 6:27 AM 20

    The NFL is coming to Melbourne. No, there won’t be any games played. But Victorian athletes thinking they might have what it takes to make it in the United States will have the chance to show their ability with the NFL to hold a regional testing day in Melbourne this Saturday. The session, to be held at Camberwell Grammar, is one of seven try-out days ahead

  • Basketball ACT pathway could be stunted by SEABL shutdown

    10 September 2018 4:51 AM 23

    "There’s still a little bit of grey as to the status of SEABL and whatnot, but from my understanding it’s still got one more season in it, hopefully," McEachin said. "You’d love to be able to be down in Victoria to be playing regularly against the big-time players like Dandenong and Nunawading and those kind of teams. "But they don’t want to travel up here, and to be honest

  • Sami Whitcomb overjoyed after Opals promotion for World Cup

    10 September 2018 3:19 AM 20

    On the verge of a WNBA championship, Australian guard Sami Whitcomb received further good news on Monday as she was elevated to the Opals side for the FIBA Women’s World Cup. Whitcomb was born in America but has made a life in Perth with her wife Kate where she rose from being a WA State League import to become a star in the WNBL with Perth Lynx and then earning

  • Leilani Mitchell withdraws from Opals' World Cup squad

    10 September 2018 3:10 AM 22

    "The first thing I did was call my wife who was sleeping in Australia and share the news with her. Then it felt real. I can’t wait to put on that singlet and compete for Australia." Round 1: Friday, October 12 - Sydney Flames v Canberra Capitals at Sydney Uni Sports Centre, 7pm. Round 2: Sunday, October 21 - Canberra Capitals v Adelaide Lightning at National

  • Michael Matthews enters rarified air alongside his idol

    10 September 2018 1:37 AM 18

    "When I saw what Simon Gerrans did in 2014 I was at the Vuelta and it was something special for Cycling Australia to see an Aussie achieve what Simon achieved in these races. "It was a massive goal for me also to achieve. He had so many great wins, I always looked up to him. It was great to have him here in the race to witness what I did. It's also very special

  • Djokovic legend continues to grow following US Open triumph

    9 September 2018 11:59 PM 20

    Novak Djokovic has drawn level with American great Pete Sampras with the third-most men's grand slam singles titles following a straight-sets victory over Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic's 14th major title, which follows his victory at Wimbledon earlier this year, leaves him trailing only contemporaries Roger

  • It is Serena Williams who owes an apology to umpire Carlos Ramos

    9 September 2018 8:26 PM 20

    It happened at the 1987 US Open. I was the chair umpire for the fourth-round stadium court match between John McEnroe and Slobodan Zivojinovic where I issued a warning, point penalty and a game penalty against McEnroe. The game penalty, for a string of obscenities directed at me, came at 4-5, costing McEnroe the set and making the match one set all. John McEnroe

  • Club presidents call for meeting with Capital Football board

    9 September 2018 10:55 AM 21

    They're also concerned about Brown's decision to introduce an NPL2 competition next year, despite moves in place for the FFA to conduct a review of the premier league structure around the country. It's meant discussions have taken place behind the scenes of the clubs potentially pushing for a vote of no confidence in O'Neill, but that's seen as a drastic

  • Stunning Gill goal sends Canberra FC into grand final

    9 September 2018 9:39 AM 16

    A stunning Grace Gill free kick has sent Canberra FC into the women's premier league grand final against Belconnen United. Canberra United Academy looked set to be the team going through to the decider at McKellar Park next Sunday, but Canberra FC supersub Zoe Langtry equalised to make it 2-all in the 91st minute. Then Gill curled her free kick into the top corner

  • ATC guarantees Nature Strip its slot in The Everest

    9 September 2018 9:00 AM 19

    A win and you’re in guarantee will see Nature Strip confirmed in the Australian Turf Club slot provided he passes a veterinary examination this week. ATC director Phil Morley, who has been in charge of the selection process, confirmed to Fairfax Media that a deal had been made with the owners of Nature Strip before Saturday’s McEwen Stakes, where the four-year-old