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Tue 12 Nov 2019

SBW, Lyon headline NRL’s greatest contract deserters

premium_icon SBW, Lyon headline NRL’s greatest contract deserters

Ryan Matterson’s exit from the Tigers has angered fans with another case of player disloyalty. We take a look at the biggest NRL stars to walk out on contracts.

Trainer: Why Gallen is in danger of a ‘face plant’ KO

premium_icon Trainer: Why Gallen is in danger of a ‘face plant’ KO

One of Australia’s most revered fight trainers has warned Paul Gallen might get more than he bargained for if he rushes Barry Hall when they step into the ring.

Milicic demands Matildas lift after close Sydney call

premium_icon Milicic demands Matildas lift after close Sydney call

Ante Milicic doesn’t want a repeat of the nervy win over Chile on Saturday as the Matildas look to finish the two-game series off in style.

Rafa slams journo’s ‘bulls***’ question

Rafa slams journo’s ‘bulls***’ question

Rafael Nadal has blasted a reporter’s “bulls***” question about his wife after he stepped off the court following a shock loss in London.

Simmons trade talk stirs the pot

Simmons trade talk stirs the pot

It hasn’t taken long this season for some in the NBA world to turn on Ben Simmons and urge the 76ers to get rid of the Aussie star.

Marmelo future in doubt after Cup drama

premium_icon Marmelo future in doubt after Cup drama

Owner fears Marmelo’s racing career could be over if other jurisdictions follow Racing Victoria in blocking last year’s Melbourne Cup runner-up from competing.

Truth behind sickening Ashes moment

Truth behind sickening Ashes moment

England star Jofra Archer has broken his silence over what he was smiling about moments after flooring Steve Smith with a 149km/h bouncer in the Ashes.

Predicted Big Bash teams for opening round

premium_icon Predicted Big Bash teams for opening round

The Big Bash is just over a month away and already teams are taking shape ahead of the ninth edition of the tournament. Here’s how we see each team lining up.

Why Marnus sets the Test bar for Langer

premium_icon Why Marnus sets the Test bar for Langer

State performances are just one part of the Aussie selection process with Justin Langer pinpointing training, personality and technique as other components.

Craddock: NRL have no choice but to hit Fifita hard

premium_icon Craddock: NRL have no choice but to hit Fifita hard

The NRL made a statement after last year’s horror off-season, now they have to back up their words, writes Robert Craddock.

Agar doesn’t fire in Smith torture session

premium_icon Agar doesn’t fire in Smith torture session

Test superstar Steve Smith led the go-slow batting for NSW on a day where West Australian spinner Ashton Agar failed to produce the goods.

A day to remember for Redbacks openers

premium_icon A day to remember for Redbacks openers

South Australia's opening batsmen Jake Weatherald and Henry Hunt piled on a record-breaking 293 runs together in Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania.

NRL star Fifita heading home to face the music

premium_icon NRL star Fifita heading home to face the music

Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita is reportedly on his way back to Australia after he was released from a Bali lockup.

Aussies beware! Pakistan are far from pushovers

Aussies beware! Pakistan are far from pushovers

Pakistan batsmen have cashed in against Australia A in their tour match to send a clear warning that it won’t be all one-way traffic in the Test series.

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Brutal Aussie rejection sparks T20 insanity

Brutal Aussie rejection sparks T20 insanity

Indian quick Deepak Chahar was once told to give the game away by an Aussie legend but the rising star has had the last laugh.

Watson’s crusade to protect Australia’s players

premium_icon Watson’s crusade to protect Australia’s players

New players’ association boss Shane Watson has declared he wants to make mental health his No.1 priority, urging the ACA and Cricket Australia to work together.

Tallis’s blunt fix to NRL contract fiasco

premium_icon Tallis’s blunt fix to NRL contract fiasco

The continuing saga of NRL players breaking contracts has fans fed up, and Gorden Tallis is no different.

Key men secure deals as clubs eye talent

premium_icon Key men secure deals as clubs eye talent

Four key NRL players are set to secure their immediate futures in the game, while a host of off-contract stars are desperately waiting for the phone to ring.

Michael Zerafa breaks silence after Dwight Ritchie tragedy

Michael Zerafa breaks silence after Dwight Ritchie tragedy

Boxing champion Michael Zerafa has broken his silence after Dwight Ritchie died in a horror training accident that rocked the boxing world.

Broncos star walks free from Bali prison

Broncos star walks free from Bali prison

Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita has walked free from his three-day Bali prison nightmare and will shortly board a flight home.

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