National Sport

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Avdulla the big winner in jockey merry-go-around

Avdulla the big winner in jockey merry-go-around

Colt has a fourth change of jockeys in as many starts for the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Cox Plate centenary edition under serious threat

premium_icon Cox Plate centenary edition under serious threat

It isn’t set to be staged until October 24 but major doubts already hang over the running of one Australia’s greatest races in its 100th year.

Virus chaos forces footy star out of UK hospital

premium_icon Virus chaos forces footy star out of UK hospital

Former NRL player Mose Masoe has spent the past 12 weeks in a UK hospital with a serious spinal injury. But now he’s been sent home before he’s ready.

Will all 18 clubs survive? Gill answers tough question

premium_icon Will all 18 clubs survive? Gill answers tough question

It is in the back of the mind for all footy fans. Will my club survive the COVID-19 hiatus?

Slater backs calls to return to one NRL referee to cut costs

Slater backs calls to return to one NRL referee to cut costs

Slater is in favour of returning to the one referee model as the game tries to cut costs amid the financial crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NRL stars question how execs escape harsh pay cuts

premium_icon NRL stars question how execs escape harsh pay cuts

Players rep Clint Newtown wants to know why NRL executives are copping just a 25% reduction.

Joke is on players in NRL’s latest comedy routine

premium_icon Joke is on players in NRL’s latest comedy routine

NRL boss Todd Greenberg and chief financial officer Tony Crawford have evaporated any trust league’s key earners have left in the game’s ability to run itself.

Red Bull’s crazy F1 ‘corona camp’ plan

premium_icon Red Bull’s crazy F1 ‘corona camp’ plan

Red Bull’s Helmet Marko recently floated the idea of a training camp for their senior and junior drivers to ‘mentally and physically fill this dead time’.

Fast Lane to Japan for jockey to avoid virus

Fast Lane to Japan for jockey to avoid virus

Top jockey Damian Lane has jumped town and turned to Japan to see out the coronavirus pandemic and also return to its riding ranks in which he starred last year

‘Light at end of tunnel’: New Tokyo dates locked in

premium_icon ‘Light at end of tunnel’: New Tokyo dates locked in

The extraordinary task of pushing back the Tokyo Olympics by a year has taken its first huge step, with organisers locking in the time slot for next year’s Games to...

Nine to save $130m if NRL is cancelled

premium_icon Nine to save $130m if NRL is cancelled

Channel 9 has told shareholders it will save $130 million this year with the cancellation of the NRL.

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Which Belarusian club should you support?

premium_icon Which Belarusian club should you support?

It’s come to this. With no live team sport being played in Australia and most other countries, we’ve had to look to Belarus for a club to support.

AFL secures credit line from major banks to ensure survival

premium_icon AFL secures credit line from major banks to ensure survival

The AFL has breathed a collective sigh of relief after it was able to ensure its immediate financial future thanks to a deal with the major banks.

ASADA caught up in Coronavirus nightmare

premium_icon ASADA caught up in Coronavirus nightmare

Two members of Australia’s anti-doping watchdog have tested positive for the Coronavirus, and have been immediately moved into self-isolation.

Broncos on tenterhooks with NRLW future clouded

premium_icon Broncos on tenterhooks with NRLW future clouded

The immediate future of the NRL women’s competition remains in serious doubt as clubs search for ways to cut costs in order to stay afloat.

Rugby Australia to slash jobs in wake of $9.4 million loss

premium_icon Rugby Australia to slash jobs in wake of $9.4 million loss

Rugby Australia’s finances are in free fall with chairman Paul McLean saying there was no way of knowing the impact the coronavirus will have on the game.

Sporting legends’ ‘awesome’ virus gesture

Sporting legends’ ‘awesome’ virus gesture

University students across the world have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but two sporting icons have provided some much-needed motivation.

Top physio: NRL’s worst trainers will be exposed in isolation

Top physio: NRL’s worst trainers will be exposed in...

A leading physiotherapist believes the self-isolation period will separate the good trainers from the bad ones by the time rugby league returns.

Rugby in crisis over ‘alarming’ $9.4m disaster

Rugby in crisis over ‘alarming’ $9.4m disaster

Rugby Australia has been left staring into the abyss by a stunning financial report that has triggered dramatic cost-cutting moves.

NRL’s $40m survival package revealed

premium_icon NRL’s $40m survival package revealed

ARL Commission boss Peter V’landys has announced the emergency funding aimed at guaranteeing the competition’s survival.

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