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Arnold says Socceroos will have nine changes for World Cup qualifer

Arnold says Socceroos will have nine changes for World Cup qualifer

In short: Australia is expected to make nine changes from their last match when they face Palestine. Australia is guaranteed progression to the next round of FIFA World Cup qualifying. What’s next? Australia will face Palestine on Tuesday night in Perth, with kick-off at 10:10pm AEST Socceroos coach Graham Arnold says he will make a...

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Australia win women’s rugby sevens series ahead of Paris Olympics

Australia win women’s rugby sevens series ahead of Paris Olympics

In short: Australia has defeated France in the final of the women’s World Sevens Series in Madrid. Australia won the final 26-7, with Maddison Levi scoring two tries. What’s next? Australia and New Zealand will head into this year’s Olympic Games as the two teams to beat. Australia have won the women’s World Sevens Series,...

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Minjee Lee crumbles on back nine as Yuka Saso wins US Women’s Open

Minjee Lee crumbles on back nine as Yuka Saso wins US Women’s Open

Minjee Lee has endured a dramatic collapse to allow Japanese star Yuko Saso to claim US Women’s Open glory in Pennsylvania. After starting the final round in a three-way share of the lead, then surging three shots clear, Lee closed with a shocking eight-over 78 as Saso (68) produced a late birdie blitz to romp...

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ICC T20 World Cup: Your guide to the favourites, minnows and dark horse

ICC T20 World Cup: Your guide to the favourites, minnows and dark horse

The Australia men’s cricket team are in the West Indies, looking to complete the triple crown of World Test champions, ODI World champions and T20 champions. The cricket world converges on the West Indies and United States for this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, with England hoping to retain its crown and Australia trying...

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Former junior tennis champion Gabriela Ruffels emerges as golf sensation

Former junior tennis champion Gabriela Ruffels emerges as golf sensation

In short: Australian Gabriela Ruffels is one of the in-form players heading into the Women’s US Open. The world number 43 has finished in the top three in her previous two tournaments. What’s next? The Women’s US Open will be held next week in the US state of Pennsylvania. In another life, Gabriela Ruffels might...

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Lyon says Australia would have won Ashes 4-0 if he was not injured

Lyon says Australia would have won Ashes 4-0 if he was not injured

In short: Nathan Lyon said he believes Australia would have won the 2023 Ashes series 4-0 if he had not been injured. Lyon injured his calf in the second Test at Lords, which Australia won to take a 2-0 lead, but ultimately the series was tied. What’s next? Lyon says winning a Test series in...

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The quest for AFL’s lesser inter-club trophies

The quest for AFL’s lesser inter-club trophies

The AFL premiership cup is the only holy grail in Australian Rules football. First presented in 1959, weighing about 6 kilograms and big enough to see from anywhere at the MCG, the cup is the superlative prize for nearly every AFL player. However, if you’re in the right team at the right time, footy has...

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Australia learns draw for Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh

Australia learns draw for Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh

Australia’s all-conquering women’s cricket side will need to play six matches in 17 days if they are to retain their T20 World Cup crown. The fixture list for October’s tournament in Bangladesh was released on Monday morning, with Australia opening its campaign against a qualifier, before clashes with Pakistan, New Zealand and India. The qualifier...

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‘We’re going to the Olympics’: Women’s 3×3 earn ticket to Paris

‘We’re going to the Olympics’: Women’s 3×3 earn ticket to Paris

In short: Australia will participate in the women’s 3×3 basketball at the Paris Olympics after the Gangurrus secured qualification. Australia won a qualifying tournament in Japan, defeating Canada in the final. What’s next? The 3×3 at the Paris Games will begin on July 30. Australia’s women’s 3×3 basketball team has qualified for the Paris Olympic Games, winning...

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Brayshaw pens open letter to AFL accusing its tribunal of lacking consistency

Brayshaw pens open letter to AFL accusing its tribunal of lacking consistency

Former AFL footballer Hamish Brayshaw has said an open letter he wrote to the AFL has come from frustration, highlighting the inconsistency in the league’s tribunal and match review panel. Brayshaw, who currently plays for East Perth in the WAFL, read his open letter on his podcast BackChat Studios, which he hosts with former Eagles’ premiership...