National Sport

Fri 25 May 2018

No wonderland in Alice for Crows

premium_icon No wonderland in Alice for Crows

The Adelaide Football club has defied the critics to maintain its place in the competition’s top four despite missing a handful of its biggest stars.

Demon Lever to cop desert heat, but not Crows’ biggest villain

premium_icon Demon Lever to cop desert heat, but not Crows’ biggest...

HE ranks behind one other as Adelaide fans’ most unforgivable defector. And Bernie Vince has told fellow former Crow turned Demon Jake Lever that Sunday’s clash...

Thompson makes court dash as case adjourned

Thompson makes court dash as case adjourned

AFL great Mark “Bomber” Thompson has zipped in and out of a Melbourne court in a flash as his drug trafficking case was adjourned for a month.

Hamilton contract talks stall with “grotesque sums of money”

Hamilton contract talks stall with “grotesque sums of money”

Lewis Hamilton is at the centre of some mind games being played between Red Bull’s boss and his Mercedes counterpart.

Trapeze Artist limbers up for early return

Trapeze Artist limbers up for early return

TRAINER Gerald Ryan, who has winning chances at Randwick and Doomben on Saturday, has revealed The Everest favourite Trapeze Artist is due to return to work on...

Robert Craddock: Where does Ponga fit for Maroons?

premium_icon Robert Craddock: Where does Ponga fit for Maroons?

WITH the Queensland Origin team set to be announced early next week, chief sports writer Robert ‘Crash’ Craddock names his Maroons team for game one at the MCG.

Magic Circle firms for Melbourne Cup

Magic Circle firms for Melbourne Cup

ENGLISH stayer Magic Circle’s chances of coming to contest the Melbourne Cup have firmed with his victory in the Group 3 Henry 11 Stakes at Sandown.

Experts: Who Brad Fittler should pick for Origin I

premium_icon Experts: Who Brad Fittler should pick for Origin I

AS Brad Fittler prepares to unveil his Blues side for the State of Origin series opener, our rugby league writers select their NSW teams.

Freak injury ends Mills’s season

premium_icon Freak injury ends Mills’s season

A FREAK accident has ended Callum Mills’s season with the Sydney defender undergoing surgery on what coach John Longmire has described as “a bad break”.

Ricciardo sets hot early pace at Monaco

Ricciardo sets hot early pace at Monaco

MAX Verstappen threatened to take the early advantage at Monaco before Aussie star Daniel Ricciardo arrived late to post the fastest time in first practice ahead of...

Williams’ ‘shameful’ French Open punishment

premium_icon Williams’ ‘shameful’ French Open punishment

A BIZARRE decision from French Open officials has failed three-time champion Serena Williams, putting her in the same basket as drug cheat Maria Sharapova.

‘Serena is the GOAT’: Federer ends debate

premium_icon ‘Serena is the GOAT’: Federer ends debate

ROGER Federer insists neither he nor Rafael Nadal should be afforded the mantle of tennis GOAT. That honour needs to be bestowed upon a player whose story he...

Smith’s cricket comeback confirmed

Smith’s cricket comeback confirmed

STEVE Smith will return to competitive cricket in a T20 tournament alongside international stars such as Chris Gayle.

Group where second is all you’re going to get

Group where second is all you’re going to get

IF Brazil have overcome the mental demons of their 2014 collapse on home soil then Group E is a fait accompli. Switzerland, Serbia and Costa Rica are all playing...

$75m deal ends speculation over Pochettino’s Spurs future

$75m deal ends speculation over Pochettino’s Spurs future

TOTTENHAM manager Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract, ending speculation over his future at the Premier League club.

Sainsbury has a good feeling about Russia 2018

Sainsbury has a good feeling about Russia 2018

THE Socceroos’ lack of World Cup experience will be put to the test in Russia, though defender Trent Sainsbury prefers to think of the squad having “untapped...

Fatty breaks silence on shock Footy Show axing

Fatty breaks silence on shock Footy Show axing

PAUL Vautin says it was a “shock and disappointment” to be sacked from his own show, finally opening up in a Footy Show “sign out”.

Sixers dangle beach trump card to lure AB

premium_icon Sixers dangle beach trump card to lure AB

THE Sydney Sixers are pushing the sparkling sands and idyllic ocean views of Coogee in their bid to bring AB de Villiers to the Big Bash. Crosstown rivals the...

Kyrgios to push through the pain

premium_icon Kyrgios to push through the pain

WITHOUT a singles match in six weeks, Nick Kyrgios is satisfied with how his elbow is so far holding up in his late push to be fit for Roland Garros.

Fittler: Cordner first picked to lead new era

premium_icon Fittler: Cordner first picked to lead new era

BRAD Fittler has backed Boyd Cordner to lead NSW into a new Origin era by declaring the 25-year-old will be the first player chosen for the Blues.

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