National Sport

Sun 15 Jul 2018

Duo sparkles as Firebirds topple Giants

Duo sparkles as Firebirds topple Giants

FIREBIRDS Gabi Simpson and Gretel Tippett celebrate their Diamonds selection in style with Queensland thrashing the Giants.

Blues trio first choice for Roos spine

Blues trio first choice for Roos spine

MAL Meninga has confirmed his merit team will be different to the first Kangaroos side he picks in 2018 — and several Blues are favoured to form the spine.

Nic Nat knee injury sours Eagles win

premium_icon Nic Nat knee injury sours Eagles win

Eagles' premiership credentials questioned after Nic Naitanui sufers likely serious knee injury in win over Collingwood,

Broncos bashed as Warriors win

premium_icon Broncos bashed as Warriors win

THE Broncos have been left red-faced in their quest for a top-four spot after they were thumped 26-6 by the Warriors in front of their home crowd on Sunday.

Cricket commentator turns matchmaker

Cricket commentator turns matchmaker

ENGLAND got the better of India during the second ODI at Lord’s, but it was a moment of magic in the crowd that won the day.

Scandal sours Cup final rivalry

Scandal sours Cup final rivalry

A DAMNING incident continues to haunt French football fans who remember when a star was robbed against Croatia 20 years ago.

Pacquiao snaps nine-year curse

Pacquiao snaps nine-year curse

FILIPINO boxing icon Manny Pacquiao reclaimed his welterweight world title and did so with utter domination over his opponent.

Renae Ingles in new-look Diamonds netball squad

Renae Ingles in new-look Diamonds netball squad

FORMER Diamond Renae Ingles is back in an Australian squad boasting three new faces but minus fan favourite Sharni Layton,

Fittler v Lockyer: Blues coach’s rant over Slater medal

Fittler v Lockyer: Blues coach’s rant over Slater medal

RUGBY league legends Brad Fittler and Darren Lockyer were caught in a somewhat awkward on-air spat over the controversial postscript to the Origin series.

From refugee to $320k a week

From refugee to $320k a week

HE GREW up in a war-torn country and was a child refugee. Now he earns $320,000 a week and is on the cusp of greatness.

Pies dealt late blow with Cox out

Pies dealt late blow with Cox out

THE injury curse has struck again for the Magpies, with Mason Cox ruled out of side to take on the Eagles.

History, revenge, injured stars...final has it all

History, revenge, injured stars...final has it all

ONCE maligned Didier Deschamps has been hailed by his players as they plot to repeat their coach’s 1998 World Cup heroics in FIFA World Cup final.

Thorn takes aim at 'soft' send-off

Thorn takes aim at 'soft' send-off

EXASPERATED Reds coach Brad Thorn has sided with former All Black Tony Brown in bemoaning rugby going soft in the wake of the ridiculous Ed Quirk send-off.

Old rivals turn it on as Melbourne sneak home

premium_icon Old rivals turn it on as Melbourne sneak home

MELBOURNE were without a host of Origin stars but it didn’t matter as they and their old rivals Manly turned on another thriller

Cowboys freeze in Canberra cold

premium_icon Cowboys freeze in Canberra cold

NORTH Queensland sunk to a new low in 2018, freezing in the Canberra cold to go down 38-12 to the Raiders and inch closer to a possible wooden spoon.

Hawthorn great home after jail stint

premium_icon Hawthorn great home after jail stint

FORMER Hawthorn star Brian Lake has arrived home after a six-day stint in a Japanese jail after a late-night incident in Osaka.

Kangaroos merit team: Slater pips Tedesco … again

Kangaroos merit team: Slater pips Tedesco … again

BILLY Slater has stolen the chocolates from James Tedesco for the second time in a week in being named fullback of the Australian merit team.

Nadal’s fury over ‘dumb’ decision

Nadal’s fury over ‘dumb’ decision

RAFAEL Nadal was sent packing by Novak Djokovic, but one call prior to the semi-final getting back underway left him dumbfounded.

Sizzling Zoustyle excites trainer

Sizzling Zoustyle excites trainer

EXCITING youngster Zou­style will be sent for a spell after another sizzling win as trainer Tony Gollan takes aim at next year’s Sydney autumn carnival.

Mercedes announces major shake-up

Mercedes announces major shake-up

MERCEDES will have a different look about it in 2019 as the Silver Arrows revealed some significant changes to their team.

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