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Aussies Thompson, Hijikata into Queen’s Club last-eight

Aussies Thompson, Hijikata into Queen’s Club last-eight

Jordan Thompson has made it into the quarter-finals of the Queen’s Club Championships but could take no pleasure from defeating home hero Andy Murray for the second time on one of the Briton’s grasscourt strongholds. Thompson last beat Murray on the beautiful Queen’s courts back in 2017 when the Scot was Wimbledon champion and world No.1. To this day, ...
Liam Martin misses training on first day of NSW camp

Liam Martin misses training on first day of NSW camp

Liam Martin has missed training on day one of NSW’s camp for State of Origin II as the team took a cautious approach to his toe injury. The second-rower hurt his left big toe during the first half of the Blues’ 38-10 loss in game one earlier this month and needed painkilling injections to play on. “I just sort of accelerated off the toe and for maybe ...
Canoe superstar Fox riding emotions en route to Paris

Canoe superstar Fox riding emotions en route to Paris

Like the rapids she regularly conquers, Paris Olympics triple gold-medal threat Jessica Fox has recently faced some turbulent times.  Australia’s star slalom-canoeist last week watched her younger sister Noemie become the latest member of the Fox family to qualify for the Olympics, but later that evening was shattered by the death of grandfather Roger ...
Demons medicos backed by Goodwin after Petracca dramas

Demons medicos backed by Goodwin after Petracca dramas

Melbourne’s AFL medical staff have had strong public backing from coach Simon Goodwin in the wake of the controversy around Christian Petracca’s surgery. Goodwin has added that Petracca is recovering well, to the point of “constantly communicating” with him, and adds the Demons are “surprised” by media reports that there is family disquiet around the ...
Collingwood cult hero Dane Swan joins Hall of Fame

Collingwood cult hero Dane Swan joins Hall of Fame

Collingwood cult hero Dane Swan has been honoured for his glittering playing career with induction into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. On a night when Hawthorn’s champion goal-kicker Jason Dunstall was due to officially be elevated to Legend status, Swan was the fourth inductee at Tuesday’s gala event in Melbourne. Inaugural Adelaide Crows ...
Walsh forgives Suaalii, vows he won’t be gun shy at MCG

Walsh forgives Suaalii, vows he won’t be gun shy at MCG

Reece Walsh has vowed he won’t be gun shy in game two of the State of Origin series and revealed he had forgiven Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii for the high shot that rubbed him out of game one. The Maroons fullback was treated like a rock star by fans in Toowoomba on Tuesday where he trained strongly ahead of Wednesday week’s showdown with NSW at the ...
Like a car crash: Petracca opens up on horror injuries

Like a car crash: Petracca opens up on horror injuries

Star Melbourne midfielder Christian Petracca has opened up on his horrific internal injuries, saying they were the equivalent of a car crash and he had to undergo surgery without a general anaesthetic. And Petracca says he’s still so traumatised, he’s struggling to watch games of football and picture himself back out on the field due to the memories ...
Paris means family as diver Rousseau prepares for Games

Paris means family as diver Rousseau prepares for Games

Cassiel Rousseau’s mum will watch him compete at an international event for the first time when the Australian star dives at the Olympics in her home city. It will also be the first time his mother Emmanuelle visits Paris since she attended the funeral of her father Michel in 2016. Adding to the poignancy, Michel was a track cyclist who won gold for ...
‘Glass houses’: Madge bristles over Qld’s Walsh claims

‘Glass houses’: Madge bristles over Qld’s Walsh claims

NSW coach Michael Maguire has fired the first shot ahead of State of Origin II, accusing Queensland of living “in glass houses” after complaints over the Blues’ treatment of Reece Walsh. Speaking for the first time since recalling Mitchell Moses at halfback and Latrell Mitchell at centre for game two in Melbourne next Wednesday, Maguire pulled no ...
Golf star Min Woo Lee to join sister at Paris Olympics

Golf star Min Woo Lee to join sister at Paris Olympics

Min Woo Lee will join his superstar sister Minjee at the Paris Olympics after continuing his own irresistible rise to global fame with another fine US Open display in North Carolina. Lee backed up his joint-fifth last year with a tie for 21st at Pinehurst No.2 to finish as the top Australian once again and secure his Games spot alongside the resurgent ...
Maroons pick Walsh as Hopgood, Cobbo miss out

Maroons pick Walsh as Hopgood, Cobbo miss out

Reece Walsh has been selected for Queensland in game two of the State of Origin series but J’maine Hopgood and Selwyn Cobbo have been ruled out with injury. Dolphins forward Felise Kaufusi, 18th man in game one, comes onto the bench while Warriors back-rower Kurt Capewell, who can also play centre, earns a Maroons recall also on the bench. Walsh, the ...
Australia survive Scottish scare, England stay alive

Australia survive Scottish scare, England stay alive

Australia have given England a Twenty20 World Cup reprieve after surviving a scare in St Lucia to claim a last-over five-wicket win over Scotland. With their own progression to the Super Eight stage already assured, Australia were well below their best as they chased down Scotland’s 5-180 with two balls to spare. Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis were the ...

Aussies Thompson, Hijikata into Queen’s Club last-eight

Aussies Thompson, Hijikata into Queen’s Club last-eight
Jordan Thompson has made it into the quarter-finals of the Queen’s Club Championships but could take no pleasure from defeating home hero Andy Murray for the second time on one of the Briton’s grasscourt strongholds. Thompson last beat Murray on the beautiful Queen’s courts back in 2017 when the Scot was Wimbledon champion and world No.1. To this day, ...

Liam Martin misses training on first day of NSW camp

Liam Martin misses training on first day of NSW camp
Liam Martin has missed training on day one of NSW’s camp for State of Origin II as the team took a cautious approach to his toe injury. The second-rower hurt his left big toe during the first half of the Blues’ 38-10 loss in game one earlier this month and needed painkilling injections to play on. “I just sort of accelerated off the toe and for maybe ...

Canoe superstar Fox riding emotions en route to Paris

Canoe superstar Fox riding emotions en route to Paris
Like the rapids she regularly conquers, Paris Olympics triple gold-medal threat Jessica Fox has recently faced some turbulent times.  Australia’s star slalom-canoeist last week watched her younger sister Noemie become the latest member of the Fox family to qualify for the Olympics, but later that evening was shattered by the death of grandfather Roger ...

Demons medicos backed by Goodwin after Petracca dramas

Demons medicos backed by Goodwin after Petracca dramas
Melbourne’s AFL medical staff have had strong public backing from coach Simon Goodwin in the wake of the controversy around Christian Petracca’s surgery. Goodwin has added that Petracca is recovering well, to the point of “constantly communicating” with him, and adds the Demons are “surprised” by media reports that there is family disquiet around the ...

Collingwood cult hero Dane Swan joins Hall of Fame

Collingwood cult hero Dane Swan joins Hall of Fame
Collingwood cult hero Dane Swan has been honoured for his glittering playing career with induction into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. On a night when Hawthorn’s champion goal-kicker Jason Dunstall was due to officially be elevated to Legend status, Swan was the fourth inductee at Tuesday’s gala event in Melbourne. Inaugural Adelaide Crows ...

Walsh forgives Suaalii, vows he won’t be gun shy at MCG

Walsh forgives Suaalii, vows he won’t be gun shy at MCG
Reece Walsh has vowed he won’t be gun shy in game two of the State of Origin series and revealed he had forgiven Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii for the high shot that rubbed him out of game one. The Maroons fullback was treated like a rock star by fans in Toowoomba on Tuesday where he trained strongly ahead of Wednesday week’s showdown with NSW at the ...

Like a car crash: Petracca opens up on horror injuries

Like a car crash: Petracca opens up on horror injuries
Star Melbourne midfielder Christian Petracca has opened up on his horrific internal injuries, saying they were the equivalent of a car crash and he had to undergo surgery without a general anaesthetic. And Petracca says he’s still so traumatised, he’s struggling to watch games of football and picture himself back out on the field due to the memories ...

Paris means family as diver Rousseau prepares for Games

Paris means family as diver Rousseau prepares for Games
Cassiel Rousseau’s mum will watch him compete at an international event for the first time when the Australian star dives at the Olympics in her home city. It will also be the first time his mother Emmanuelle visits Paris since she attended the funeral of her father Michel in 2016. Adding to the poignancy, Michel was a track cyclist who won gold for ...

‘Glass houses’: Madge bristles over Qld’s Walsh claims

‘Glass houses’: Madge bristles over Qld’s Walsh claims
NSW coach Michael Maguire has fired the first shot ahead of State of Origin II, accusing Queensland of living “in glass houses” after complaints over the Blues’ treatment of Reece Walsh. Speaking for the first time since recalling Mitchell Moses at halfback and Latrell Mitchell at centre for game two in Melbourne next Wednesday, Maguire pulled no ...

Golf star Min Woo Lee to join sister at Paris Olympics

Golf star Min Woo Lee to join sister at Paris Olympics
Min Woo Lee will join his superstar sister Minjee at the Paris Olympics after continuing his own irresistible rise to global fame with another fine US Open display in North Carolina. Lee backed up his joint-fifth last year with a tie for 21st at Pinehurst No.2 to finish as the top Australian once again and secure his Games spot alongside the resurgent ...

Maroons pick Walsh as Hopgood, Cobbo miss out

Maroons pick Walsh as Hopgood, Cobbo miss out
Reece Walsh has been selected for Queensland in game two of the State of Origin series but J’maine Hopgood and Selwyn Cobbo have been ruled out with injury. Dolphins forward Felise Kaufusi, 18th man in game one, comes onto the bench while Warriors back-rower Kurt Capewell, who can also play centre, earns a Maroons recall also on the bench. Walsh, the ...

Australia survive Scottish scare, England stay alive

Australia survive Scottish scare, England stay alive
Australia have given England a Twenty20 World Cup reprieve after surviving a scare in St Lucia to claim a last-over five-wicket win over Scotland. With their own progression to the Super Eight stage already assured, Australia were well below their best as they chased down Scotland’s 5-180 with two balls to spare. Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis were the ...