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Star Bulldog makes AFL return against Suns

Star Bulldog makes AFL return against Suns

The ladder-leading Western Bulldogs will welcome back star defender Hayden Crozier for his first AFL game of the season in Saturday’s clash against Gold Coast. Crozier has recovered from surgery on a shoulder injury suffered in a practice match against Melbourne. And his availability couldn’t have come at a better time for the Dogs with...

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Roosters’ Friend retires from NRL on medical advice

Roosters’ Friend retires from NRL on medical advice

After weeks of deliberation, Sydney Roosters co-captain Jake Friend has announced his immediate retirement from the NRL due to concussion concerns. The 31-year-old three-time premiership winner said he made the decision after extensive medical advice following a third concussion in less than six months. Friend met with coaching staff and concussion experts this week, deciding...

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Demons hunt first 4-0 AFL start since 1994

Demons hunt first 4-0 AFL start since 1994

Melbourne are playing with confidence and belief as they pursue a victory that will mark the AFL club’s best start to a season in 27 years. The Demons downed Greater Western Sydney by 34 points at Manuka Oval on Sunday night, joining Western Bulldogs and Sydney as the league’s only remaining undefeated sides after three...

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Brisbane’s McCarthy cited for striking

Brisbane’s McCarthy cited for striking

Brisbane forward Lincoln McCarthy has been cited for striking and offered a $2000 fine by the AFL’s match review officer. McCarthy has been charged with striking Collingwood’s Jordan Roughead in the Lions’ one-point win at Marvel Stadium on Friday night. AFL match review officer Michael Christian rated McCarthy’s second-term strike to Roughead’s body as intentional...

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Steve Smith wants to captain Australia again

Steve Smith wants to captain Australia again

More than three years on from the ball-tampering scandal, Steve Smith is keen for another chance to captain Australia, as long as Cricket Australia want him in the job. Smith, 31, was banned from playing international cricket for 12 months and made ineligible from holding a leadership position with the national team for two years...

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Masters-bound Jones after PGA Tour win

Masters-bound Jones after PGA Tour win

Australian golf star Matt Jones is savouring his sweetest success after booking a late ticket to the Masters with a commanding, life-changing, five-shot victory at the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. A two-time Australian Open champion and current holder of the Stonehaven Cup, Jones converted a three-shot third-round lead into his second win on the world’s...

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Ronaldo triple puts him ‘top of the world’s goal scoring list’

Ronaldo triple puts him ‘top of the world’s goal scoring list’

Cristiano Ronaldo has acclaimed himself “top of the world’s goalscoring list” after his latest hat-trick, while Brazilian soccer legend Pele congratulated the Juventus forward for surpassing his official tally of goals. The 36-year-old Ronaldo hit all three goals for Juventus in their 3-1 win over Cagliari in Serie A to take his career tally to...