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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Taylor fires up at ‘toxic’ accusation

Taylor fires up at ‘toxic’ accusation

MARK Taylor has responded to claims he allowed Australia’s modern cricket culture to grow “under his watch” in a tense TV exchange.

Odyssey set for Magic Millions after upset win

Odyssey set for Magic Millions after upset win

PUNTERS took great delight in the upset win of The Odyssey at Doomben but there could be bigger things to come.

Julian Wilson’s world title Pipe dream alive

Julian Wilson’s world title Pipe dream alive

HE has done it before and if he does it again Julian Wilson could be Australia’s first men’s world surfing champion since Mick Fanning in 2015.

Hamilton grabs pole in US as fifth world title beckons

Hamilton grabs pole in US as fifth world title beckons

LEWIS Hamilton secured pole position for the potential title-deciding United States Grand Prix with another record-breaking performance for Mercedes.

Veteran lashes ‘passive’ Bullets after heavy loss

Veteran lashes ‘passive’ Bullets after heavy loss

BRISBANE veteran Adam Gibson says the Bullets have been ‘too soft’ in their past two games and need to ‘man-up’ to get back on winners’ list.

Meninga pushes for return to old Kangaroo tours

Meninga pushes for return to old Kangaroo tours

MAL Meninga has called on the powers that be to reinstate the Kangaroo tours to Great Britain, while also shoring up the game’s future in the Pacific.

Aloisi: My Roar has never been better

Aloisi: My Roar has never been better

ROAR coach John Aloisi rates his current squad the best he has had in Brisbane, and is confident ahead of the season opener against Central Coast Mariners.

High Bridge flop has stewards inquiring

High Bridge flop has stewards inquiring

THE Chris Waller stable expected High Bridge to beat stablemate Exoteric in the Tattersalls Club Cup but the opposite happened and stewards asked questions.

McGregor savaged in rematch rejection

McGregor savaged in rematch rejection

KHABIB Nurmagomedov’s manager slammed the door on a rematch with Conor McGregor but has his sights on a different UFC legend.

Prince Harry praises Aussie spirit to open Invictus Games

Prince Harry praises Aussie spirit to open Invictus Games

PRINCE Harry has thanked Australia for welcoming his wife Meghan Markle and their “newest edition” during the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games.

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