West Coast Eagles star Mark LeCras’ boat sinks in a tough weekend for spearhead

From flying high to sinking low, West Coast premiership star Mark LeCras has experienced it all. The former Eagles small forward is well known as a keen fisherman, but with the experiences comes the hardships as he found out this ...

Australia versus Canada for the Davis Cup

AUSTRALIA vs CANADA IN THE 2022 DAVIS CUP FINAL Date: 27th November, 2022 Venue: Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena, Malaga Surface: Indoor hard court AUSTRALIA TEAM Captain: Lleyton Hewitt (13 wins 7 losses – record as captain) ...

'Oxford' blocks de Minaur Davis Cup dream

Alex de Minaur's “ultimate dream” of lifting the Davis Cup for Australia is tantalisingly close in his adopted Spanish home – but a charming if menacing figure is blocking his way. Full of firepower and armed with two of ...

Test championship lure for Aussie summer

Three weeks after their failed Twenty20 World Cup defence, Australia can start putting finishing touches on their campaign to return to another world championship final. It's the reality that sums up cricket's problematic, overcooked schedule, while also gifting added ...

Australia's profiles for cricket summer

HOW AUSTRALIA'S TEST SQUAD SHAPES FOR THE 2022-23 SUMMER Pat Cummins Age: 29 Tests: 43 Wickets: 199 at 21.66. Enters his second home summer as captain and undisputed as Australia's marquee man both on and off the field. Should ...

Nawaqanitawase offers Wallabies X-factor

NSW Waratahs revelation Mark Nawaqanitawase has emerged as an unlikely World Cup go-to man following an inspired spring tour of Europe. After starting the Super Rugby season on the bench for the Waratahs, Nawaqanitawase finished the year as a ...

Voss helps open Brisbane Lions' new base

Michael Voss might be Carlton coach but he will forever be a Brisbane Lions legend. The three-time Lions premiership captain flew up to his home state of Queensland for Sunday's AFLW grand final between the Lions and Melbourne as ...

Richardson challenging Dutch cycling great

Australian cycling sensation Matthew Richardson will head into the UCI Track Champions League final rounds within touching distance of the title after again taking it up to sprinting great Harrie Lavreysen. Dutch star Lavreysen bested Richardson in the sprint ...

Doran guides Tasmania to win over Vics

First-innings saviour Jake Doran has again come to Tasmania's rescue, helping steer the Tigers to a four-wicket win over Victoria at the MCG and second spot on the Sheffield Shield ladder. After resuming at 4-151 and with 87 runs ...

Pro surfer Tyler Wright marries partner in intimate lounge room wedding

World surf champion Tyler Wright has shared the first photos from her intimate loungeroom wedding with partner Lilli Baker this week. The 28-year-old two-time world champion revealed the news to her 227K Instagram followers on Thursday with a carousel of ...

Messi keeps Maradona legacy in view

Lionel Messi has drawn level with Diego Maradona's number of World Cup goals and appearances, but the current No.10 knows that only winning the trophy at long last will earn him the same eternal love of his fellow Argentines. ...

Jones takes blames, England test patience

Eddie Jones has again faulted himself after his England team subsided to a dispiriting 27-13 defeat by South Africa at Twickenham and most fans would for once agree. The period until next year's Six Nations will be one of ...

Scotland's Weir dies after MND fight

Doddie Weir, a former Scotland rugby player whose diagnosis with motor neurone disease led to a widely praised campaign for more research into MND, has died at the age of 52. The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) announced Weir's death ...

Injured Neymar aims to return at World Cup

Neymar is planning a World Cup comeback despite posting a photo of his ankle still looking very swollen. Neymar is undergoing treatment for damaged ligaments in his right ankle after getting hurt in Brazil's 2-0 opening win over Serbia ...

Aussie Davis Cup men inspired by Socceroos

Lleyton Hewitt's team are happy to play the role of underdogs with a bite in the Davis Cup final against Canada – and will take inspiration from watching the Socceroos do the same at the World Cup. The Australians ...

England outclassed at home by South Africa

England suffered a humiliating defeat by South Africa at Twickenham as they lost a repeat of the 2019 World Cup final 27-13. Eddie Jones' men delivered the worst performance of an autumn campaign consisting of a solitary victory over ...

Wallabies bag epic comeback win over Wales

The makeshift Wallabies have ended their spring tour on an incredible high with an epic 39-34 comeback win over the Wales in Cardiff. Winger Mark Nawaqanitawase and replacement hooker Lachlan Lonergan were the heroes as Australia fought back from ...

Pitch perfect for Starc's 300 push

Mitchell Starc is relishing a potential dream start to the summer's Test schedule on pace-friendly pitches and become the seventh Australian to reach 300 wickets. Starc is 13 wickets away from the magical 300 mark, and has every chance ...

Nerves still hit golfer Cameron Smith

A 30-shot back nine to clinch the 150th Open Championship would seem to indicate Cameron Smith handles the big occasion quite well. But the Brisbane native insists there will still be butterflies on the first tee for Sunday's final ...

Hewitt wishes it was home Davis Cup final

Lleyton Hewitt takes just as much pleasure from guiding Australia to the Davis Cup final in the role of calming team captain as he did a generation ago when he led them to glory as a playing warrior. Yet ...

FIFA World Cup: Socceroos keep dream alive with inspiring victory over Tunisia

The Socceroos’ dreams of escaping the group stage are alive and kicking after an inspiring performance brought Tunisia’s fight to an end. The 1-0 triumph leaves Australia sitting second in the group and now means they could only need to ...

FIFA World Cup: Socceroos take early lead against Tunisia in Qatar

Australia are daring to dream in Qatar after Mitch Duke became the eighth Aussie to score at a World Cup, giving Australia a 1-0 lead at the half. It was just reward for the Socceroos, who dominated the opening 45 ...

WBBL final between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers brought to a halt at North Sydney by rogue sunlight

Cricket has once again sealed its place as one of the oddest sports in the world, with the high-octane WBBL final ground to a halt by rogue sunlight. Sydney has copped its fair share of criticism across the cricket summer ...

Three injured in serious Wheatbelt crash near Beverly

The RAC rescue helicopter was called to a serious crash in the Wheatbelt on Saturday morning. A man aged in his 80s and a teen boy were seriously injured in the two-car crash near the town of Beverley. The ...

Chinese contender to lap up Smith pairing

He is the Chinese wildcard who will play alongside Brisbane hero Cameron Smith for a shot at the Australian PGA Championship crown. And Yan Wei Liu is loving it. Liu carded a one-under 70 on Saturday, hitting the flag ...

Roar and Canberra draw in ALW sauna

Brisbane Roar star winger Shea Connors was replaced at the end of a 1-all draw with Canberra United with heat exhaustion in an A-League Women clash played in oppressive conditions.. The temperature recorded on the pitch at Brisbane's Perry ...

Adelaide Strikers bat first in WBBL final

Adelaide Strikers captain Tahlia McGrath has decided to bat first against the Sydney Sixers in the WBBL final at North Sydney Oval after winning the bat flip. Pace bowler Maitlan Brown has recovered from an injury and will play ...

Sydney FC kickstart ALW season with a win

Prized Sydney FC recruit Madison Haley has kickstarted the reigning premiers' season with a goal on her A-League Women debut to set up a 2-0 win over Melbourne Victory at Cromer Park. The Sky Blues controlled much of the ...

Min Woo Lee laps up 'top three moment'

Min Woo Lee says fans' sustained chanting of his name while on the 17th green at the Australian PGA Championship is one of the highlights of his career. The big-time performer was the poster boy in the tournament's last ...

Griffith hat-trick in Jets' big ALW win

Sarah Griffith's perfect hat-trick has given Newcastle Jets their first success of the A-League Women season in a 4-2 win over Western Sydney Wanderers. American forward Griffith struck once with each foot in the first half at Tamworth's Scully ...

Simmons at best despite Nets' NBA defeat

Australian Ben Simmons finished with 20 points but his haul and impressive form wasn't enough to save the Brooklyn Nets from a 128-117 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the NBA.. A constant threat attacking the basket, Simmons also ...

Lions try to brush off AFLW favourites tag

The Brisbane Lions feel uncomfortable heading into the AFLW grand final as favourites after always perceiving the competition viewing them as underdogs. The Lions will host Melbourne in Sunday's decider at the new Michael Voss Oval with more than ...

Chanderpaul defies PM's XI in tour match

Tagenarine Chanderpaul has virtually sealed a maiden Test cap and given the West Indies a genuine chance of victory against the Prime Minister's XI at tea on day four of the pink-ball tour match at Manuka Oval. The son ...

Nic Naitanui and Brittany Bown: Baby Ezekiel enjoying snuggle time with mum at pub

In the latest showcase of the Naitanui family, West Coast Eagles star Nic alongside mum, Brittany Bown, 28, has showcased the latest and cutest baby Ezekiel pics whilst on a day out with friends. Captioned ‘Beers, prams and a different ...

Stokes hoping Archer will be fit for Ashes

England captain Ben Stokes is hopeful Jofra Archer can fully recover from the injury issues that have kept him out of the team since March 2021 in time for next year's Ashes series. Archer played for the Lions in ...

Western United continue ALW dream start

Western United's perfect start to their A-League Women existence has continued in Wellington with a 4-1 win. Jessica McDonald scored for the second straight week before a Sydney Cummings effort and Hannah Keane's double settled the contest in the ...

Davis Cup hero Thompson happy for any role

Jordan Thompson's day began by being dropped as Australia's Davis Cup singles opener – but ended with him being feted as the dazzling doubles stand-in who helped blast his country into the final. No wonder the hirsute Sydneysider's can-do ...

Langer adamant no cricket rift exists

Justin Langer has emphatically denied claims he has fallen out with the Australian cricket team, adamant he is still in contact with most players. Langer's exit as Australia coach has returned to the headlines on the eve of the ...

Young gun Grider a Lions 'jet' in AFLW GF

Brisbane Lions defender Natalie Grider has been mentored by the biggest stars in the club's defensive line and now they look to her for inspiration. The 22-year-old will line up in Sunday's AFLW grand final against the Melbourne Demons ...

Eligibility move will aid Origin: Fittler

Brad Fittler claims widening State of Origin eligibility rules to include Australian-raised New Zealand and England players will benefit both the domestic and international game. Crucial decisions loom on both the domestic and global front in the coming months, ...

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