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Aussie Cam Davis grabs clubhouse lead at the Masters

Aussie Cam Davis grabs clubhouse lead at the Masters

Cam Davis has held his nerve to upstage his more-fancied Australian compatriots and grab the early clubhouse lead during the windswept Masters at Augusta National. Davis backed up his opening three-under-par 69 with a steely second-round 72 on Friday to remain firmly in contention at golf’s first major championship of the year. The Sydneysider briefly ...
Djokovic outstays de Minaur in ‘ugly’ Monte Carlo duel

Djokovic outstays de Minaur in ‘ugly’ Monte Carlo duel

Alex de Minaur has missed out on a rare chance to beat Novak Djokovic twice in the same season, serving up a mistake-riddled display just when the world No.1 looked vulnerable in their Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final. De Minaur, who had started his year by ending Djokovic’s 43-match win streak in Australia at the United Cup, will be cursing himself ...
Australia up 2-0, on cusp of BJK Cup finals return

Australia up 2-0, on cusp of BJK Cup finals return

Arina Rodionova has had to overcome some team tennis nerves but Daria Saville had no such problem as the pair put Australia on the cusp of a Billie Jean King Cup finals return. The hosts lead Mexico 2-0 after Friday’s singles at Brisbane’s Pat Rafter Arena. Rodionova beat the unranked Giuliana Olmos 3-6 6-3 6-1 in just over two hours before Saville ...
Port’s Finlayson ‘cut deeply’ over his homophobic slur

Port’s Finlayson ‘cut deeply’ over his homophobic slur

Port Adelaide forward Jeremy Finlayson has been “cut deeply” after making a homophobic slur that resulted in a three-game AFL suspension, his coach Ken Hinkley says. Finlayson was banned for a slur directed at an Essendon opponent in last Saturday night’s game at Adelaide Oval. “The reality was, as has been well reported, Jeremy knew straightaway he ...
Australians battling early at the windswept Masters

Australians battling early at the windswept Masters

Min Woo Lee faces a fight to make the halfway cut after riding a first-round roller-coaster at the Masters. Lee epitomised the frustration of the six Australian challengers with a two-over-par 74 in devilish winds at Augusta National on Thursday. He mixed five bogeys with two birdies and an eagle on the par-five 13th to be languishing nine shots behind ...
Resurgent Lions dominate Demons at MCG in Neale’s 250th

Resurgent Lions dominate Demons at MCG in Neale’s 250th

The resurgent Brisbane Lions have recorded their first home-and-away win at the MCG since 2014 after stunning Melbourne by 22 points. Heading to the Victorian capital under pressure at 1-3, the ferocious Lions dominated the Demons with a relentless performance in dual Brownlow medallist Lachie Neale’s 250th game on Thursday night. Trailing by 43 points ...
Roosters edge Knights in Jennings’ 300th

Roosters edge Knights in Jennings’ 300th

The Sydney Roosters have overcome a week of headlines and held on for 22-20 defeat of Newcastle, who had to contend with an injury scare to Kalyn Ponga. The NRL’s decision not to honour controversial centre Michael Jennings in his 300th game had dominated discussion ahead of Thursday night’s clash in Newcastle. But attention quickly shifted to Ponga ...
Fitzgibbons’ future hanging on Margaret River outcome

Fitzgibbons’ future hanging on Margaret River outcome

Sally Fitzgibbons could face a third straight year of heartbreak at the Margaret River Pro with the World Surf League tour veteran forced into the elimination round on the opening day of competition. With the women’s field cut to just 10 surfers following the round five event – and only four spots still up for grabs – Fitzgibbons effectively needs to ...
Wright’s Reds primed for hairy Pasifika task abroad

Wright’s Reds primed for hairy Pasifika task abroad

There were all the usual things to work on when the Queensland Reds enjoyed a bye, and then there were their goatees. Judging by the finished product, Moana Pasifika have their hands full if the Reds’ on-field tweaks match their facial hair feats. An initiative of Reds co-captain Liam Wright, “Goatee Week” has become an annual staple at Ballymore. The ...
Rodionova, Hunter earn Stosur’s nod for Cup qualifier

Rodionova, Hunter earn Stosur’s nod for Cup qualifier

Arina Rodionova will lead Australia’s Billie Jean King Cup assault after new captain Samantha Stosur’s tight selection call left the country’s top-ranked woman on the sidelines in Brisbane. Rodionova – currently ranked 103rd in the world – was selected as Australia’s No.1 at Thursday’s draw, with Storm Hunter (No.116) the host’s No.2 player. Having ...
Cook angry, sad and frustrated after South Sydney axe

Cook angry, sad and frustrated after South Sydney axe

Damien Cook admits feeling “angry” and “frustrated” after being dropped for the most important match of Jason Demetriou’s tenure as South Sydney coach. Cook was a shock axing from the Rabbitohs’ side to face Cronulla on Saturday, with Demetriou fighting to save his job. A NSW State of Origin hooker last year, Cook said on Wednesday he did not feel as ...
Port’s Finlayson suspended for homophobic slur

Port’s Finlayson suspended for homophobic slur

Port Adelaide forward Jeremy Finlayson has been given a three-game suspension after admitting to making a homophobic slur towards an unnamed Essendon player. The AFL deemed Finlayson used an “unprompted and highly offensive” remark during the third quarter of the Power’s 69-point win against the Bombers on Friday night. As well as missing three games, ...

Aussie Cam Davis grabs clubhouse lead at the Masters

Aussie Cam Davis grabs clubhouse lead at the Masters
Cam Davis has held his nerve to upstage his more-fancied Australian compatriots and grab the early clubhouse lead during the windswept Masters at Augusta National. Davis backed up his opening three-under-par 69 with a steely second-round 72 on Friday to remain firmly in contention at golf’s first major championship of the year. The Sydneysider briefly ...

Djokovic outstays de Minaur in ‘ugly’ Monte Carlo duel

Djokovic outstays de Minaur in ‘ugly’ Monte Carlo duel
Alex de Minaur has missed out on a rare chance to beat Novak Djokovic twice in the same season, serving up a mistake-riddled display just when the world No.1 looked vulnerable in their Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final. De Minaur, who had started his year by ending Djokovic’s 43-match win streak in Australia at the United Cup, will be cursing himself ...

Australia up 2-0, on cusp of BJK Cup finals return

Australia up 2-0, on cusp of BJK Cup finals return
Arina Rodionova has had to overcome some team tennis nerves but Daria Saville had no such problem as the pair put Australia on the cusp of a Billie Jean King Cup finals return. The hosts lead Mexico 2-0 after Friday’s singles at Brisbane’s Pat Rafter Arena. Rodionova beat the unranked Giuliana Olmos 3-6 6-3 6-1 in just over two hours before Saville ...

Port’s Finlayson ‘cut deeply’ over his homophobic slur

Port’s Finlayson ‘cut deeply’ over his homophobic slur
Port Adelaide forward Jeremy Finlayson has been “cut deeply” after making a homophobic slur that resulted in a three-game AFL suspension, his coach Ken Hinkley says. Finlayson was banned for a slur directed at an Essendon opponent in last Saturday night’s game at Adelaide Oval. “The reality was, as has been well reported, Jeremy knew straightaway he ...

Australians battling early at the windswept Masters

Australians battling early at the windswept Masters
Min Woo Lee faces a fight to make the halfway cut after riding a first-round roller-coaster at the Masters. Lee epitomised the frustration of the six Australian challengers with a two-over-par 74 in devilish winds at Augusta National on Thursday. He mixed five bogeys with two birdies and an eagle on the par-five 13th to be languishing nine shots behind ...

Resurgent Lions dominate Demons at MCG in Neale’s 250th

Resurgent Lions dominate Demons at MCG in Neale’s 250th
The resurgent Brisbane Lions have recorded their first home-and-away win at the MCG since 2014 after stunning Melbourne by 22 points. Heading to the Victorian capital under pressure at 1-3, the ferocious Lions dominated the Demons with a relentless performance in dual Brownlow medallist Lachie Neale’s 250th game on Thursday night. Trailing by 43 points ...

Roosters edge Knights in Jennings’ 300th

Roosters edge Knights in Jennings’ 300th
The Sydney Roosters have overcome a week of headlines and held on for 22-20 defeat of Newcastle, who had to contend with an injury scare to Kalyn Ponga. The NRL’s decision not to honour controversial centre Michael Jennings in his 300th game had dominated discussion ahead of Thursday night’s clash in Newcastle. But attention quickly shifted to Ponga ...

Fitzgibbons’ future hanging on Margaret River outcome

Fitzgibbons’ future hanging on Margaret River outcome
Sally Fitzgibbons could face a third straight year of heartbreak at the Margaret River Pro with the World Surf League tour veteran forced into the elimination round on the opening day of competition. With the women’s field cut to just 10 surfers following the round five event – and only four spots still up for grabs – Fitzgibbons effectively needs to ...

Wright’s Reds primed for hairy Pasifika task abroad

Wright’s Reds primed for hairy Pasifika task abroad
There were all the usual things to work on when the Queensland Reds enjoyed a bye, and then there were their goatees. Judging by the finished product, Moana Pasifika have their hands full if the Reds’ on-field tweaks match their facial hair feats. An initiative of Reds co-captain Liam Wright, “Goatee Week” has become an annual staple at Ballymore. The ...

Rodionova, Hunter earn Stosur’s nod for Cup qualifier

Rodionova, Hunter earn Stosur’s nod for Cup qualifier
Arina Rodionova will lead Australia’s Billie Jean King Cup assault after new captain Samantha Stosur’s tight selection call left the country’s top-ranked woman on the sidelines in Brisbane. Rodionova – currently ranked 103rd in the world – was selected as Australia’s No.1 at Thursday’s draw, with Storm Hunter (No.116) the host’s No.2 player. Having ...

Cook angry, sad and frustrated after South Sydney axe

Cook angry, sad and frustrated after South Sydney axe
Damien Cook admits feeling “angry” and “frustrated” after being dropped for the most important match of Jason Demetriou’s tenure as South Sydney coach. Cook was a shock axing from the Rabbitohs’ side to face Cronulla on Saturday, with Demetriou fighting to save his job. A NSW State of Origin hooker last year, Cook said on Wednesday he did not feel as ...

Port’s Finlayson suspended for homophobic slur

Port’s Finlayson suspended for homophobic slur
Port Adelaide forward Jeremy Finlayson has been given a three-game suspension after admitting to making a homophobic slur towards an unnamed Essendon player. The AFL deemed Finlayson used an “unprompted and highly offensive” remark during the third quarter of the Power’s 69-point win against the Bombers on Friday night. As well as missing three games, ...