National Sport

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Optus’ World Cup ‘nuclear option’

Optus’ World Cup ‘nuclear option’

IF THE World Cup streaming issues persist, Optus or maybe even the government, are going to have to do something drastic.

Bunnies bounce into outright favouritism

Bunnies bounce into outright favouritism

SOUTH Sydney have firmed as favourites to win the NRL premiership while fellow competition heavyweights the Panthers have eased.

German panic, Neymar’s unwanted record

German panic, Neymar’s unwanted record

WC Snapshot: Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Meanwhile, Neymar makes return to the World Cup playing field.

Australia plummet to 34-year low

Australia plummet to 34-year low

BACK-TO-BACK defeats have Australia’s ODI team at its lowest point since 1984 and, bar a remarkable turnaround in form, there is more unwanted history ahead

Schwass calls for the AFL to ‘go back to 16 teams’

Schwass calls for the AFL to ‘go back to 16 teams’

FORMER North Melbourne premiership player Wayne Schwass says that he would remove both expansion clubs if he was in charge of the AFL.

Alonso’s epic feat on debut

Alonso’s epic feat on debut

FERNANDO Alonso arrived in Le Mans last week aiming to do what only five drivers had done before him - and he delivered in emphatic style.

Federer claims career-first with Open win

Federer claims career-first with Open win

EVEN at 36 Roger Federer is managing to do things he’s never accomplished before — even after a break during the clay-court season.

Dwyer sizes up Lightning strike

Dwyer sizes up Lightning strike

BENDIGO trainer Shaun Dwyer is daring to dream his exciting filly Miss Leonidas can deliver him another Group One Lightning Stakes.

Real reason behind Optus World Cup fail

Real reason behind Optus World Cup fail

OPTUS has become public enemy number one with sports fans across Australia with its poor World Cup coverage. But it’s not entirely to blame.

Lorenzo wins amid Catalunya carnage

Lorenzo wins amid Catalunya carnage

JORGE Lorenzo celebrated wildly in front of his home fans after leading home a crash-riddled field at the Grand Prix of Catalunya.

Socceroos skipper says penalty fiasco finished

Socceroos skipper says penalty fiasco finished

SOCCEROOS captain Mile Jedinak has called on his team to move on from the VAR fiasco that marred their loss to France as Denmark loom large.

Maroons name team to tackle Blues

Maroons name team to tackle Blues

QUEENSLAND coach Kevin Walters has confirmed Newcastle young gun Kalyn Ponga will make his debut for the Maroons after naming an 18-man squad for Origin II.

World Cup: Karl savages hopeless Optus

World Cup: Karl savages hopeless Optus

AUSTRALIA’S World Cup broadcasting service Optus Sport offered a landmark apology, but the issues persist and fans aren’t happy.

Sun 17 Jun 2018

Dave Reynolds soars in Supercars contention

Dave Reynolds soars in Supercars contention

HOLDEN’S Dave Reynolds made good on his promise to deliver in Darwin with a brave move at turn one giving him a win over championship leader Scott McLaughlin.

Frustrated Leckie lashes ‘diving’ French

Frustrated Leckie lashes ‘diving’ French

SOCCEROOS winger Mathew Leckie has taken aim at France's gamesmanship after Australia's heartbreaking loss to France, insisting it's a bad look for football.

‘All you’ve gotta do is make it’: Hawks still dream of success

‘All you’ve gotta do is make it’: Hawks still dream of...

HAWTHORN are still dreaming of further September success says three-time premiership player Isaac Smith.

Walters gives Slater deadline to prove Origin II fitness

Walters gives Slater deadline to prove Origin II fitness

BILLY Slater will be picked for Queensland’s must-win State of Origin game two but the veteran fullback has been given a deadline to prove his fitness.

‘Lucky’ Danes aim to crush Socceroos’ dreams

‘Lucky’ Danes aim to crush Socceroos’ dreams

DENMARK can bury Australia’s World Cup campaign with a victory over the Socceroos and the Danes insist they can overcome a ‘lucky’ first-up win to do so.

‘I feel sorry for fans’: Dogs coach slams players for horrorshow

‘I feel sorry for fans’: Dogs coach slams players for...

CANTERBURY coach Dean Pay says he feels sorry for fans after they were forced to watch their side put in another woeful performance against Gold Coast.

Reigning champ claims US Open lead

Reigning champ claims US Open lead

DEFENDING champion Brooks Koepka sits atop the leaderboard with Henrik Stenson heading into the final round of a punishing US Open as Dustin Johnson stumbled.

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