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  • Brawl won't see NBA ban stars from international duties: Gaze

    3 July 2018 7:29 AM 10

    Australia plays two second round World Cup qualifiers in September where they will likely travel to Qatar then fly home to host Kazakhstan. Timing could be an issue for NBA players because the games fall right before team training camps commence. Gaze dismissed concerns the NBA and its clubs could stop their stars playing for their countries

  • Giants quartet primed for derby as Swifts sweat on Garbin’s fitness

    2 July 2018 11:42 AM 11

    Captain Kim Green, who missed the game to nurse a calf complaint, has also declared herself fit to return against the Swifts. It leaves the Swifts facing a monumental task to halt a two-match winless run that has dropped them to sixth on the ladder. The Swifts are still reeling from a horror week in which they were soundly beaten by the in-form Vixens

  • Make way for a new Aussie sprint star

    2 July 2018 7:30 AM 11

    Browning missed the final of the Commonwealth Games this year by one thousandth of a second. The man who tipped him at the line by that tiny margin, Henricho Bruintjies of South Africa, went on to win the silver medal in the final. "I didn't think anything remotely like that would happen today, I wasn't very hyped or feeling the greatest going into the competition

  • Froome intent on Tour de France defence despite 'ban' by organisers

    1 July 2018 4:04 PM 9

    Paris: Chris Froome is intent on defending his Tour de France title even if the owners of cycling's biggest race want to prevent the four-times winner from appearing in this year's event due to an ongoing doping investigation. The Team Sky rider, who last week said he had every right to defend his title from July 7, tested positive for excessive levels

  • Serena Williams ready to deliver again at Wimbledon

    1 July 2018 9:07 AM 9

    ‘‘She knows the platform she has is so incredibly enormous,’’ said Rene Stubbs, an Australian on the tour when Williams started playing who has watched her game, and her personality evolve. It may also help, Stubbs said, that her husband co-founded Reddit, a website that is all about communication. So whether it is about her family or her own experience

  • Canberra Giants sit on the cusp of history

    30 June 2018 9:33 AM 11

    The Canberra Giants are on the cusp of history and coach Sharyn Hill believes a maiden title would be a landmark moment for netball in the capital that wouldn't be forgotten. The Giants have booked a ticket to the Australian Netball League decider to set up a showdown with the Tasmanian Magpies at the AIS Arena on Sunday. The Giants "took the roof off the stadium"

  • Josh Mitchell leads the way as Bushrangers cage the Bulldogs

    30 June 2018 9:18 AM 9

    "He's our leader so he's obviously one of the most important players on the park," Giteau said. "He turns up every week with the right attitude, he's a great leader and he trains well consistently. I can't speak highly enough of him." The dummy half racked up two try assists in the first 15 minutes with a pinpoint kick to the right for Michael Brophy

  • Super Netball bonus points system is not working, says Fitzgerald

    30 June 2018 3:18 AM 8

    Giants coach Julie Fitzgerald has called for an overhaul of the Super Netball bonus point system, feeling too much reward is being given for winning quarters and not enough for the final result. Ahead of Sunday's away clash against the lowly Adelaide Thunderbirds, where the Giants are expected to collect all eight competition points on offer, Fitzgerald

  • Speed to burn in Len Smith Mile but trainer won't promise Miracle

    30 June 2018 1:57 AM 9

    Canny Kiwi horseman Tim Butt has played down the prospects of a blistering Miracle Mile re-run as he plots the downfall of Soho Tribeca with defending Len Smith Mile champion My Field Marshal. Butt, who is now based on the outskirts of Sydney, is eyeing back-to-back group 1 wins in the $100,000 sprint but will need to subdue the country's top-rated pacer

  • 'Critics will be critics': David Warner bowled for one in his return to cricket

    30 June 2018 12:36 AM 8

    King City, Canada: Australian cricketer David Warner has been bowled out on his second ball in an unceremonious welcome back to the crease that lasted just three minutes. But the former Australian vice-captain, who is serving a 12-month ban from Australian domestic and international cricket, redeemed himself with a superb catch in the game's final over, running