National Sport

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Federer claims career-first with Open win

Federer claims career-first with Open win

EVEN at 36 Roger Federer is managing to do things he’s never accomplished before — even after a break during the clay-court season.

Dwyer sizes up Lightning strike

Dwyer sizes up Lightning strike

BENDIGO trainer Shaun Dwyer is daring to dream his exciting filly Miss Leonidas can deliver him another Group One Lightning Stakes.

Real reason behind Optus World Cup fail

Real reason behind Optus World Cup fail

OPTUS has become public enemy number one with sports fans across Australia with its poor World Cup coverage. But it’s not entirely to blame.

Mitchell feared worst after horror tackle

premium_icon Mitchell feared worst after horror tackle

LATRELL Mitchell has revealed he thought of Alex McKinnon after the distressing tackle that he feared would end his rugby league career.

Tigers show level Cats need to reach

premium_icon Tigers show level Cats need to reach

GEELONG coach Chris Scott has declared reigning premier Richmond the benchmark of the competition after the Cats' gallant loss at the MCG.

Lorenzo wins amid Catalunya carnage

Lorenzo wins amid Catalunya carnage

JORGE Lorenzo celebrated wildly in front of his home fans after leading home a crash-riddled field at the Grand Prix of Catalunya.

Leishman rips into organisers after US Open collapse

Leishman rips into organisers after US Open collapse

MARC Leishman hit out at US Open organiser, the USGA, after a disastrous four days at the Shinnecock Hills course. The Australian star has called for change to...

Boyd: ‘It would be silly for the Broncos to let Bennett go’

Boyd: ‘It would be silly for the Broncos to let Bennett go’

DARIUS Boyd has opened up on the future of Wayne Bennett after Craig Bellamy decided to stay with the Melbourne Storm.

Maloney’s warning for young Blues

premium_icon Maloney’s warning for young Blues

BLUES veteran James Maloney has sent a warning to his young New South Wales teammates — watch out for a Queensland ambush.

Korea’s racial slur confuses Swedes

Korea’s racial slur confuses Swedes

SOUTH Korea added some spice to its World Cup clash with Sweden after its coach admitted to a sneaky act of deception.

Socceroos skipper says penalty fiasco finished

Socceroos skipper says penalty fiasco finished

SOCCEROOS captain Mile Jedinak has called on his team to move on from the VAR fiasco that marred their loss to France as Denmark loom large.

Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back US Opens

Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back US Opens

BROOKS Koepka became the first player in three decades to repeat as US Open Champion, firing a final round 68 at Shinnecock Hills to beat Tommy Fleetwood by one...

Maroons name team to tackle Blues

Maroons name team to tackle Blues

QUEENSLAND coach Kevin Walters has confirmed Newcastle young gun Kalyn Ponga will make his debut for the Maroons after naming an 18-man squad for Origin II.

Mighty continue to fall as Brazil struggle

Mighty continue to fall as Brazil struggle

IT all started so well for Brazil when Philippe Coutinho gave them the lead. But by the end of the 1-1 draw with Switzerland they looked far from the tournament...

McGuire: I can lead Queensland

premium_icon McGuire: I can lead Queensland

BRONCOS hardman Josh McGuire has said he is the man to lead the Maroons to victory in Origin II as the Queenslanders look to pull off another ambush.

Blues’ bill of health leaves Freddy with one decision

Blues’ bill of health leaves Freddy with one decision

NSW pair James Maloney and Latrell Mitchell will start in State of Origin II after being cleared of their respective injuries by Blues medical staff on day one of...

Old firm merge to snap streak of Wallabies futility

premium_icon Old firm merge to snap streak of Wallabies futility

THE Wallabies will bank on a decade-long partnership between Nick Phipps and Bernard Foley to help snap a drought in series deciders stretching back even further.

Maroons put a deadline on Slater

premium_icon Maroons put a deadline on Slater

QUEENSLAND legend Billy Slater has until Wednesday to prove his fitness for State of Origin II as he continues to battle a hamstring injury.

World Cup: Karl savages hopeless Optus

World Cup: Karl savages hopeless Optus

AUSTRALIA’S World Cup broadcasting service Optus Sport offered a landmark apology, but the issues persist and fans aren’t happy.

Alex eyes Wimbledon wildcard after win

Alex eyes Wimbledon wildcard after win

ALEX De Minaur has risen to a career-high ranking of 78 after a commanding Nottingham Challenger victory, but his dreams of a Wimbledon spot aren’t set just yet.

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