From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The much discussed third tier competition in Australia has kicked off with Brisbane City hosting the Sydney Stars at Ballymore in Brisbane.
We are now at the business end of proceedings for season 2014 and with three rounds remaining we have a pretty good idea who is going to make the eight and who will miss out.
My mum thinks Bling can win the Tour de France someday. And she’s probably right.
Since 1924, the Brownlow Medal has been presented to the best and fairest player in the VFL/AFL as voted by the match-day umpires.
Home advantage has always played a big part in cricket, as it probably has in all international sports. But these days it makes a huge difference in Test cricket.
For the past two weeks I’ve been wondering why Ewen McKenzie has announced his starting Wallaby XV and reserves a couple of days before he needed to do so.
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Sixteen-year-old Dutchman Max Verstappen isn’t old enough to hold a driver’s license in most countries, yet he will soon be on the Formula One grid with Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Last Sunday, Melbourne Football Club played one of the worst AFL games I’ve ever seen. Think World War II Italy crossed with the dying days of Fitzroy. Three goals, sixteen behinds, in a carnival of sporting poverty.
With three rounds left in the regular season, I’m struggling to nominate who the 2014 NRL premiers will be.
When Neale Daniher’s knee crumpled beneath him in the next to last game of the 1981 VFL season, the football world was robbed of one of its most promising rising stars.
And so it begins. Six months after its announcement, and seven years after the demise of its predecessor, the ARU’s new professional nine-team national rugby competition, the National Rugby Championship, kicks off tonight at the spiritual home of Queensland rugby, Ballymore Oval.
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This week’s development in ASADA’s probe into Cronulla for alleged drug-taking looks to be headed straight for the courts.
When Ewen McKenzie took over from Robbie Deans as Wallabies coach in August last year, he made it crystal clear from the beginning it was ‘his way, or the highway’.
Referees will blow their whistles to signal when a tap restart can be taken after a 40/20 kick from tonight.
A-League young guns Terry Antonis and Tomi Juric have been included in a 20-man Socceroos squad for upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Saudi Arabia.
The All Blacks have lost their enforcer, Jerome Kaino, for at least a month in a major blow heading into Saturday’s return Bledisloe clash with the Wallabies at Eden Park.
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Round 24 of the NRL kicks off with the Canterbury Bulldogs hosting the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium for Thursday night football. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEST).
MATCH RESULT: Brisbane City have claimed the opening match of the 2014 National Rugby Championship with a 45-20 victory against the Sydney Stars at Ballymore.
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Somewhere out in the open plains of Australia’s footballing landscape, there’s a wide gaping chasm. It separates most from a privileged few, and swallows almost all who dare to attempt to cross it.
Who is your Wallaby number 10 – Kurtley Beale? Bernard Foley? Both? Sick of this debate yet? You shouldn’t be. It’s just getting started.
On Tuesday the rugby league community celebrated the 2014 NRL-RLPA Academic Team of the Year.
The Demons have asked for a priority pick at this year’s draft, but the AFL should consider the bigger picture before granting such a wish.
Wembley, home of the FA Cup. The Olympiastadion in Berlin, home of the DFB-Pokal. The Stade de France, home of the Coup de France.
Saturday’s racing in the San Domenico Stakes and the Vain Stakes, among others, unearthed a few more runners that we should keep an eye on this Spring.
The year 1980 was a year in football that has reverberated massively right through to this day.
I reckon there are few blokes sitting around at home thinking what if regarding the Brownlow Medal. Individual accolades are often played down by players. We always hear them say things like, ‘the premiership is more important’.
I rather like the rugby league scrum, and I would hate to see it go.
To say Fuifui Moimoi is a cult figure at the Eels is an understatement.
Veteran Kangaroo Brent Harvey has accepted the AFL tribunal’s punishment of a three-week suspension for misconduct against Bulldog tagger Liam Picken.
Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak’s latest challenge is leading his club team, Crystal Palace, to safety once more.
Although much has been made of Melbourne’s improvement in 2014, Sunday was not one step back, it was three.
In the aftermath of the first round of the Rugby Championship I couldn’t help but notice a lot of talk surrounding the performances of Kieran Read and Wycliff Palu.
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