From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
There would be slim few who would deny the huge influence Australia’s tight five had on the result at Twickenham.
The 2015 edition of the Bathurst 1000 will struggle to replicate the drama of last year’s event, which saw an unprecedented mid-race stoppage, a string of heartaches for would-be winners and the victors coming from the back of the grid.
Being embarrassed on opening night for the most anticipated NBL season in years is not the best way to start a championship defence. One game in, that’s where the New Zealand Breakers find themselves.
If the A in A-League stood for ‘ambition’ at the start of the 2012-13, when Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono were paraded around Parramatta Stadium to hundreds of journalists and photographers at the season launch, then ahead of tonight’s Season 11 kick-off, the A now stands for ‘austerity’.
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Over his career, golfer Gary Player accumulated nine major championships on the regular tour and six Champions Tour major championship wins.
Ryan Buckland: So Cam, do you think Adam Simpson has sent anyone to Cyril Rioli yet? It’s not too late!
The penultimate round of the National Rugby Championship is upon us, and by my count, three of the four games can have some degree of bearing on the top four and the potential playoff combatants.
The rugby league grand final is something we all look forward to with great anticipation. We talk about it and read about it virtually all week leading up to the game. We plan barbecues, invite mates and buy beer.
There are as many as four positions up for grabs in the Australian Test side for the first Test against New Zealand in four weeks’ time, yet the Test squad seems certain to be announced before there is a single Sheffield Shield game played.
Brisbane Roar have kicked their A-League campaign off in style, steamrolling the Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1 in an entertaining but error-ridden season opener.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has made six changes, including moving powerhouse wing George North to centre in one of two positional switches, when naming his side to play Australia in this weekend’s World Cup Pool A decider at Twickenham.
Australia have succumbed to an inspired Jordan side 2-0 in Amman, losing their first World Cup qualifier on the road to the 2018 World Cup.
Papua New Guinea is promising to help stage the most exciting Rugby League World Cup yet after being awarded 2017 co-hosting rights with Australia and New Zealand.
Staying at suburban grounds in the long term will destroy at least one NRL club, according to NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres.
It was not an upset victory, nor a big-name player signing, but Football Federation Australia’s announcement that chairman Frank Lowy will be succeeded by his son Steven could be the most significant moment in Australian football over the next year.
Cricket Australia thought it would be a good idea to include a team of young men in this season’s One Day Cup. The result has so far been a chastening experience for those thrown into the fire.
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Australia face their toughest test in the second round of World Cup qualification, as they travel to Amman to face fellow Group B highflyers Jordan. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 12:45am (AEDT).
Match Results: Cairns Taipans 79 Illawarra Hawks 74
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Namibia and Georgia will be keen to rise above their minnow tags when they clash in Exeter this morning. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 6.00am (AEDT).
The temperature is rising, the heat is on – summer is coming and with it, an enormous amount of sport both on Australian shores and internationally just waiting to happen.
A few weeks ago, regular expert columnist, Justin Cinque wrote an article extolling the virtues and promise of Exosphere. He even went as far as giving the colt has a presence that reminded him of his sire, the champion Lonhro.
Wales should understand the problem they face if Sean McMahon is selected as Michael Hooper’s replacement on Saturday night at Twikenham.
Despite the securing the minor premiership, the Dockers bowed out of the AFL finals in a loss to Hawthorn at Domain Stadium.
After Perth Glory took out the 2014-15 premiership and Canberra the championship, the new W-League season looks to be a cracker, especially with Matildas spots up for grabs and the addition of Melbourne City.
Headlined by generational superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, it remains an unfortunate stain on the OKC Thunder resume to have just the single finals appearance to their name.
The Chicago Bulls should trade Derrick Rose. Yes, that’s right – the same home-grown star who has captured many an imagination over the years and dominated the league just five years ago.
The day of the final. Richie McCaw clutches his stomach. Looks over at Steve Hansen, fear etched into his face.
Thankfully the NHL is back and rolling, and there’s plenty to look forward to as we head into the unknown of the new season.
The 2015 season has just ended, but for the 18 AFL clubs planning for 2016 is in full swing.
The Super League semi-finals provided us with two games of contrasting performances and quality.
I can fully understand what the Cowboys fans and players are going through this week, as this season my own rugby league dreams came true.
Now that the North Queensland Cowboys got that maiden premiership after a 20-year journey, I wonder which club would be next to break out through and become premiers.
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