National Sport

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Rudan’s dream Nix start marred by VAR confusion

Rudan’s dream Nix start marred by VAR confusion

The Mark Rudan era at the Wellington Phoenix has begun in style — and confusion — with a 2-1 win over the Newcastle Jets.

United fire ominous warning in GF rematch

premium_icon United fire ominous warning in GF rematch

AFTER a pulsating NBL grand final series last season, Melbourne United and Adelaide 36ers have treated fans to another epic encounter.

Marquez claims fifth MotoGP world title

Marquez claims fifth MotoGP world title

MARC Marquez is hunting down Valentino Rossi’s mark of seven world titles after a stunning win in the Japanese Grand Prix handed him his fifth championship.

Jockeys hurt in nasty Cranbourne race fall

premium_icon Jockeys hurt in nasty Cranbourne race fall

JOCKEYS Brad Rawiller and Brian Higgins were taken to the hospital after suffering serious injuries in a heavy fall at Cranbourne with the meeting postponed.

Bledis-blow: Ankle break for Wallabies star

Bledis-blow: Ankle break for Wallabies star

THE Wallabies have suffered a cruel injury blow with backline utility Reece Hodge ruled out of the spring tour after fracturing an ankle.

Who is the NBL’s most exciting player?

Who is the NBL’s most exciting player?

FASTER ball movement has transformed the NBL into one of the most exciting leagues on the planet, outside the NBA. But who is the league’s best showstopper?

‘Devastated’: Aussie robbed of famous title

‘Devastated’: Aussie robbed of famous title

HEARTBROKEN Aussie Jason Moloney was denied the belt made famous by Jeff Fenech and Lionel Rose after losing a split decision against unbeaten Manny Rodriguez.

Tallis: Bird could soar at five-eighth

premium_icon Tallis: Bird could soar at five-eighth

AFTER an injury-blighted first year in Brisbane, the heat is on Jack Bird to prove his worth. But that might require the Broncos changing how they use him.

Honda runs hot in A-League opener

premium_icon Honda runs hot in A-League opener

THE result may not have gone Melbourne Victory’s way. But after just one game, it is clear this looms as Victory’s Honda era.

The uncontracted players who could help your club

premium_icon The uncontracted players who could help your club

THE trade period is done and dusted and the AFL draft is still a month away, but there a still a number of players facing uncertain futures.

How time away helped make Pocock better player

premium_icon How time away helped make Pocock better player

AFTER taking a year off from rugby, David Pocock returned with renewed focus and now he wants to lead the Wallabies to World Cup glory.

Breakfast spin sure to get Winx ‘on her toes’

Breakfast spin sure to get Winx ‘on her toes’

IT’S all systems go for Winx’s shot at a historic fourth Cox Plate triumph but trainer Chris Waller refuses to be drawn on it will be the last for the champ.

Why Dragons have stalled on Hayne

premium_icon Why Dragons have stalled on Hayne

THE Red V faithful went into meltdown this week when it emerged the Dragons were considering offering off-contract Parramatta flyer Jarryd Hayne a deal.

Injury could end Eckstein’s career

premium_icon Injury could end Eckstein’s career

IRONMAN great Shannon Eckstein’s career is hanging by a thread after a calf injury crushed his chance of sealing a record 10th Nutri-Grain title.

Officials keen to add Halep to starting line-up

Officials keen to add Halep to starting line-up

BRISBANE International organisers are playing a waiting game for world No.1 Simona Halep to decide if she will headline their women’s field this summer.

Taipans on high alert against hurting Hawks

Taipans on high alert against hurting Hawks

BEWARE the hurting Hawks. That is the warning from Taipans captain Alex Loughton ahead of clash with an Illawarra outfit that has had a tough start to season

Muscat takes aim at ref after City triumph

Muscat takes aim at ref after City triumph

VICTORY coach Kevin Muscat has blasted a controversial penalty that swung the momentum in the A-League opener against Melbourne rivals City.

‘Pathetic behaviour’ sparks ugly scuffle

‘Pathetic behaviour’ sparks ugly scuffle

A CHELSEA coach taunted Jose Mourinho after a goal, sparking an ugly melee as the United manager was held back by stewards.

Bogut, Kings break NBL ‘hoodoo’

premium_icon Bogut, Kings break NBL ‘hoodoo’

ANDREW Bogut produced a pre-game jibe and then backed up the talk to help the Kings claim their first win of the season with victory over the Breakers.

Walters’ final shot at Broncos job

premium_icon Walters’ final shot at Broncos job

D-DAY has arrived for Kevin Walters, who finally gets the chance to spruik his claims to replace Wayne Bennett as coach of the Brisbane Broncos.

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