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Almost two years to the day since Brisbane sacked him, Anthony Griffin enjoyed a triumphant Suncorp Stadium return on Friday night as Penrith jumped into the NRL top eight with an upset 31-12 win over the Broncos.
Drew Petrie returned to form and Daniel Wells made a mockery of a pre-game injury scare to help North Melbourne record a 40-point AFL win over Collingwood.
Rugby League World Cup boss Michael Brown has resigned amid reports he admitted to bullying a Penrith official in a voicemail message.
IOC president Thomas Bach’s reluctance to ban Russia from the Rio Games and name newly-found drug cheats from Beijing and London has made a mockery of an organisation that predecessor Jacques Rogge fought so hard to clean up.
There’s no mucking around. It’s Quarter Finals time, and we’re straight into it. Here’s the talking points for the first week of the playoffs.
North have been flavour of the week in the media, and what better way to respond than beat up on one of the teams nipping as your mathematical heels in the first game of a pivotal weekend. The Pies aren’t a chance here, right?
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has a huge problem on his hands.
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This column was going to be about Corey Norman and that list of peccadillos for which he’s now been banned eight rounds. And how they aren’t unlike the weekend recreational pursuits of many 25-year-old swinging dicks.
eSports is an industry in its infancy, largely purveyed, governed and consumed by those who have no idea what they are doing when it comes to big business.
West Tigers coach Jason Taylor has been widely criticised for dumping his highest contracted player Robbie Farah to the NSW Cup.
Jarryd Hayne’s list of potential clubs in the NRL has started to shrink, with the Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Newcastle Knights all pulling out of the race to sign the code-hopping superstar.
Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan won’t bench his cavalcade of State of Origin stars as his side shoots for an NRL record of 20 straight wins.
Just as the middle of the Formula One season is often characterised by talk of driver swaps and signings, so too do rumours of team viability begin to surface.
Parramatta playmaker Corey Norman has copped an eight-week suspension from the NRL, as well as a $20,000 fine for his various indiscretions over the past few months.
Once more the Melbourne Storm have silently snuck up and become the premiership favourites. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m going to show you the steps you need to follow to beat them.
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Dustin Martin is different. In an era of clean cuts and jagged jawlines, he’s a raw, rugged footballing tour de force. His 2016 season to date has thrust him into the conversation as to who are the absolute best players in the competition.
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Match result: The GWS Giants took an important win over the Port Adelaide Power on Sunday, coming back from a horror start to run out the 19-point winners.
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Match result: Despite the omission of Robbie Farah, the Wests Tigers took a 13-point win over the Dragons on Sunday afternoon.
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Match result: The Hawthorn Hawks are now two games clear on top of the ladder after a 70-point win over the Richmond Tigers on Sunday.
Match result: The Cronulla Sharks have moved back to the top of the NRL ladder and extended their winning streak to fifteen straight games with a 32-point win over the Newcastle Knights.
Match result: The Brisbane Lions have finally notched their second win of season 2016, defeating Essendon by 37 points on Sunday.
Match result: The Chiefs have moved into the Super Rugby semi-finals with a massive 39-point win over the Stormers in Cape Town.
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The English Premier League back three former EPL clubs to the fold, and they’ll be fighting hard for every win this season. Who are they, and what can we expect?
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reported that yet more athletes have failed doping re-tests, bringing the total from the current tranche of re-tests to 98.
The perfect opportunity may have passed already, but the NRL has a great chance to fix the over saturation of Sydney clubs while making rugby league a truly national sport.
Bobby Portis had himself a great 2016 NBA Summer League, after showing glimpses of his potential last season in Chicago.
The Sri Lankan Test series for Australia should be hard-fought but most are expecting big wins to the Australian. But what does the series mean for each player and their careers?
The outstanding feature of the Brumbies’ loss on Friday night was the disrespectful way in which both teams, but especially the Brumbies, treated the decisions of the match officials.
Bold predictions, extrapolations of what we’re seeing as 2016 rolls on, or something else? You decide!
The dominant lineout beat the dominant scrum as the Highlanders sent the Brumbies packing in a wet and windy Canberra.
Match result: The Lions have at least partially vindicated their decision to rest a host of players in the final round of the Super Rugby season with a first-up finals win over the Crusaders, 42-25.
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Stage Results: Jon Izaguirre (Movistar) has handed Spain their first stage win of the 2016 Tour de France, with a brilliant recovery effort on the final climb while Chris Froome (Sky) held the yellow jersey in convincing fashion before the ride to Paris tomorrow.
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