Olympic hero’s bravery award for ice-cool surf rescue

15 May

The term “doing a Bradbury” has taken on a whole new meaning. Steven Bradbury became synonymous with unexpected success after a shock 2002 Winter Olympic victory. Now the former speed skater is being hailed for his bravery after saving four...[Read More]

Tasmania’s AFL team, stadium dream jumps big hurdle

8 May

Tasmania’s AFL dream has overcome a sizeable political hurdle, with the state’s opposition performing a post-election about-face to support a new stadium. Labor, which had previously opposed the 23,000-seat roofed stadium at Macquarie Point, on...[Read More]

Cricket Australia makes decision over WBBL future

1 May

The Women’s Big Bash League will be reduced by 16 matches to bring the competition in line with the 10-round men’s competition. Cricket Australia (CA) is expected to announce the changes on Tuesday, with the WBBL cut-back to be counteracted by a...[Read More]

Trew glory as Aussie teen skates to global sports award

24 April

Arisa Trew, a 14-year-old skateboarding sensation with her eyes set on the Olympics, has become the sole Australian to be honoured at world sport’s biggest awards gala. While Novak Djokovic and Aitana Bonmati were being saluted as world sportsman...[Read More]

‘Humbling’: Hawks great Dunstall declared AFL legend

17 April

Former Hawthorn champion Jason Dunstall has described being elevated to Legend status in the Australian Football Hall of Fame as the highest honour he could imagine – albeit one that’s a little embarrassing. A four-time premiership player,...[Read More]

Coaches back AFL reviews in search for correct calls

10 April

AFL clubs and fans will simply have to put up with more frequent score reviews if they want to see correct outcomes reached, Richmond coach Adem Yze says. Criticism has mounted in recent weeks over the sheer number of video reviews being called for...[Read More]

Gustavsson seeking Olympics answers for Matildas

10 April

The Matildas have used closed-doors matches this week in the United States to super-charge Olympics preparations, trying new formations and game plans. Coach Tony Gustavsson has enjoyed the benefit of a long lead-in to a friendly match with Mexico...[Read More]

MCG to host its first women’s Test in 76 years in Ashes

28 March

Ellyse Perry wants Cricket Australia to take a bold path forward on bigger venues for women’s matches, after the MCG was slated for an Ashes Test this summer. Cricket Australia confirmed on Tuesday that the women’s team would play a four-day...[Read More]

Tszyu set for richest single pay in Australian sport

27 March

It’s the multi-million-dollar roll of the dice that could land Tim Tszyu the biggest single pay day in Australian sports history. While some pundits believe Tszyu’s decision to take on American “Towering Inferno” Sebastian Fundora on 12...[Read More]

New stadium instead of Gabba rebuild: report

20 March

A BRISBANE 2032 OLYMPICS INFRASTRUCTURE REVIEW HAS MADE 30 RECOMMENDATIONS * The Queensland government has accepted 27 recommendations stemming from the review headed by former Brisbane lord mayor Graham Quirk * The most controversial suggestion is...[Read More]

Tasmania Devils launched as 19th AFL club

20 March

The AFL 19th club will be known as the Tasmania Devils and wear a dark green jumper emblazoned with a yellow map of the island state. The club, which was granted a licence in May to enter the national competition in 2028, unveiled its colours,...[Read More]

AFL footy boss indicates ‘Opening Round’ here to stay

13 March

AFL football boss Laura Kane has given the strongest indication yet that ‘Opening Round’ is here to stay, despite concerns the new concept further compromises the integrity of the fixture. The inaugural four-match curtain-raiser – dubbed...[Read More]

AFL brings in 21-day concussion protocol at local level

6 March

The AFL has retained its 12-day concussion policy for 2024, but players outside of the elite men’s and women’s competitions will have to abide by a new 21-day protocol. The league unveiled its updated return-to-play concussion protocols on...[Read More]

Matildas determined not to let Olympics chance slip

28 February

Desperate to salvage a tangible prize for a golden generation running out of time, the Matildas are determined to ensure they don’t let a medal slip at the Paris Olympics. Tony Gustavsson’s charges felt the bitter after taste of finishing fourth...[Read More]

AFL stands firm on ‘no stadium, no Tasmanian club’

21 February

The AFL is not backing away from its ‘no stadium, no team’ condition for the new Tasmanian club as the planned $715 million ground in Hobart’s CBD continues to be a divisive election issue. Tasmania premier Jeremy Rockliff, who is aiming to be...[Read More]