National Sport

Tue 22 May 2018

Lucky Ducky: Aussie wins French Open break

Lucky Ducky: Aussie wins French Open break

AFTER two long years and a string of injuries, fate has finally favoured James Duckworth with the world No.1067 promoted to the French Open main draw.

Under-fire Eels looking up, not down

premium_icon Under-fire Eels looking up, not down

PARRAMATTA sit at the bottom of the NRL ladder but hooker Cameron King says Brad Arthur’s men still believe their season can be salvaged.

Was trading Smith a Giant mistake?

premium_icon Was trading Smith a Giant mistake?

THE Giants' woes have been compounded by watching Devon Smith walk out on the club and become arguably the AFL’s No.1 buy for Essendon.

Inglis ready to take Maroons reins from Smith

premium_icon Inglis ready to take Maroons reins from Smith

GREG Inglis declares he is ready to succeed Cameron Smith as Queensland captain and lead the depleted Maroons through their most turbulent period in a decade.

Forgotten winger in running for Reds return

Forgotten winger in running for Reds return

COACH Brad Thorn loves players who will do anything to wrestle back a Reds jersey and forgotten winger Izaia Perese could not have made more of a statement.

Position problem hurting Gaz, Cats

premium_icon Position problem hurting Gaz, Cats

SINCE returning from injury, Gary Ablett has played predominantly as a forward. MARK ROBINSON writes it's not working and questions are being asked.

Merc ‘bloody’ tense amid Red Bull threat

Merc ‘bloody’ tense amid Red Bull threat

LEWIS Hamilton and his boss have both revealed their grave concerns as they expect to be chasing Daniel Ricciardo’s tail in the Monaco GP.

Munster set to commit to Storm

premium_icon Munster set to commit to Storm

MAROONS sensation Cameron Munster has scuppered claims he wants out of Melbourne as the Storm open negotiations on a multimillion-dollar contract extension.

Roos’ role in stunning act of WC sportsmanship to save rival

Roos’ role in stunning act of WC sportsmanship to save rival

A SOCCEROO has played a part in a stunning act of World Cup sportsmanship as players voice their disapproval of a decision to ban a rival from competing at the...

Athlete blasted: ‘Go back to Africa’

Athlete blasted: ‘Go back to Africa’

THE athlete who posted brazen photos on Facebook has been told to “go back to Africa”, as the number of Commonwealth Games athletes who overstayed skyrockets.

Ange legacy that could save Socceroos in Russia

Ange legacy that could save Socceroos in Russia

ACCORDING to a Socceroos star, experiences attained under the rein of former boss Ange Postecoglou will be key to achieving success at the World Cup in Russia.

‘Extraordinary’ Lion claims Rising Star nod

‘Extraordinary’ Lion claims Rising Star nod

BRISBANE teen Alex Witherden is the Round 9 Rising Star, rewarded for a star showing in the Lions’ breakthrough win over Hawthorn, as No.1 pick Cam Rayner admitted...

‘Sims is going better’: Shock as Blues skipper suddenly in doubt

‘Sims is going better’: Shock as Blues skipper suddenly in...

IN APRIL, new NSW coach Brad Fittler declared Boyd Cordner was the only man guaranteed a Blues jumper for game one. Suddenly, Cordner’s captaincy and his spot in...

French Open snubs Serena Williams

French Open snubs Serena Williams

SERENA Williams’ return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher after a decision by grand slam organisers.

‘What’s going on?’: Arsenal’s shock Wenger successor

‘What’s going on?’: Arsenal’s shock Wenger successor

ARSENAL have reportedly settled on a left-field candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger as manager, with one former great likening their selection process to a sushi...

Shooters pitch radical solution to gun range stalemate

Shooters pitch radical solution to gun range stalemate

Frustrated shooting club president Ron Owen looks to Europe for answer to 25-years of broken promises over local range.

A load of carp? Virus to kill pest has community divided

premium_icon A load of carp? Virus to kill pest has community divided

A national plan to control carp through the delibate spreading of a virus could be implemented in southeast Queensland.

Mon 21 May 2018

Cowboys see Morgan as No.1

premium_icon Cowboys see Morgan as No.1

COWBOYS coach Paul Green has revealed he will persist with Michael Morgan at fullback in move that could cost the Maroons ace a playmaking berth for Origin I.

Brace yourself, Jake: Fiery reception awaits prized recruit

Brace yourself, Jake: Fiery reception awaits prized recruit

ONE ex-teammate said Jake Lever chose “money over success” so when Lever’s Demons meet the Crows, it’s all heading in one direction.

Scathing attack lands coach in hot water

Scathing attack lands coach in hot water

CLAIMS of an NRL bias against Brisbane by coach Wayne Bennett to be investigated as fallout from the Dylan Napa tackle that broke Korbin Sim’s jaw continues.

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