National Sport

Wed 21 Feb 2018

Thorn’s monster gamble, Quade’s replacement

Thorn’s monster gamble, Quade’s replacement

When Brad Thorn sensationally axed Queensland Reds’ legendary playmaker Quade Cooper before pre-season, questions were raised about who would fill the void.

Border wants Smith replaced as captain

Border wants Smith replaced as captain

AUSTRALIAN legend Allan Border has called for David Warner to take over the captaincy from Steve Smith — permanently.

Stewards could retest frozen Mosheen samples

Stewards could retest frozen Mosheen samples

RACING NSW hasn’t ruled out retesting frozen swab samples from recent Sydney big-race winners in the wake of the alleged doping scandal that has enveloped Victorian...

Ref smash gets former NRL player banned

Ref smash gets former NRL player banned

A FORMER NRL player has copped an English Super League suspension for an ugly collision with a referee, which knocked the shocked official off his feet.

Kerby's switch from road racing to track reignited career

Kerby's switch from road racing to track reignited career

Jordan Kerby's career-defining call to return to the track 18 months ago has led to an unexpected Gold Coast Commonwealth Games berth.

Hayes: My Cup horses were clean

premium_icon Hayes: My Cup horses were clean

Trainer David Hayes described revelations of text messages suggesting systematic doping across many years as “devastating” and “horrific”.

North Korea skater trips rival

North Korea skater trips rival

IT doesn’t get much lower than this. After falling flat on his face at the start of his race, Jong Kwang-bom did the unthinkable.

NRL to introduce conversion shot-clock

NRL to introduce conversion shot-clock

THE NRL will introduce a new shot-clock — stopping times after conversions this year in a move designed to give fans more “ball in play” time and reduce delay in...

The Mooy feat matched only by $240m-rated PL stars

The Mooy feat matched only by $240m-rated PL stars

Aaron Mooy’s superb form for Huddersfield is proving to be crucial to Terriers’ survival hopes, with new research showing his rank among Premier League peers

Le Mans winner chasing double duty for GC600

Le Mans winner chasing double duty for GC600

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Earl Bamber is pursuing some double duty as he prepares to partner Shane van Gisbergen in the Enduro Cup.

Adelaide Strikers weapon becomes youngest No.1 ever

Adelaide Strikers weapon becomes youngest No.1 ever

AFGHANISTAN’S Rashid Khan still isn’t 20 years old but he’s already been crowned the world’s best ODI bowler.

Bronco’s lament: He should have been one of us

Bronco’s lament: He should have been one of us

He will be forever regarded as one of Queensland’s greatest, which is why Broncos legend Kerrod Walters is disappointed Cameron Smith ever left Brisbane

Ricciardo crashed new Red Bull car

Ricciardo crashed new Red Bull car

REeports have emerged Aussie F1 star Daniel Ricciardo crashed his brand new RB14 as Red Bull’s attempts at a cover-up failed.

McLean arrival gives Cowboys pack ominous look

McLean arrival gives Cowboys pack ominous look

Gavin Cooper tips Cowboys recruit Jordan McLean to form a destructive alliance with returning Test prop Matt Scott and Tongan juggernaut Jason Taumalolo

The daring call that threatens to ruin Reds’ season

The daring call that threatens to ruin Reds’ season

The Reds are putting their faith in a rookie coach and a raft of young players but will Brad Thorn’s decision to punt Quade Cooper come back to haunt him?

Texts lift lid on trainers’ alleged race doping

premium_icon Texts lift lid on trainers’ alleged race doping

Secret text exchanges show how racing figures doped champion horses in some of Australia’s biggest races - possibly including the Melbourne Cup.

Diamonds covered for injury drama

Diamonds covered for injury drama

A QUARTET of netball stars of the future have been named to cover any injury crisis within the Diamonds ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

City could sue as Aguero reveals how fan provoked him

City could sue as Aguero reveals how fan provoked him

SERGIO Aguero will not face any disciplinary action for his astonishing post match reaction at Wigan after Manchester City’s FA Cup loss, and now the club and...

Messi punishes Chelsea, ends hoodoo after Willian stunner

Messi punishes Chelsea, ends hoodoo after Willian stunner

Chelsea’s trip to Barcelona is tantalisingly poised, after a classic Willian strike before Lionel Messi bailed the La Liga giant out and ended a rare personal...

Stunning admission about Titans’ ‘loose’ culture

Stunning admission about Titans’ ‘loose’ culture

ASH Taylor has made the extraordinary admission that the Titans’ culture had become too “loose” on the Queensland holiday strip before the arrival of new coach...

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