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Brisbane all but certain to host 2032 Olympics after IOC announcement

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced this morning that Brisbane is the preferred bidder to host the 2032 Games. The IOC’s Future Host Commission recommended that the body enters “targeted
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How the Barangaroo casino could have been a stadium

Yet, in 2000, the Victorian government completed a $460 million stadium on a similar harbour-side site at the edge of the CBD, originally called Docklands and within similar walking distance
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New Zealand vs Australia Tips and Odds – 2nd T20 Match 2021

University Oval will play host to Thursday”s Twenty20 Cricket game between New Zealand and Australia. The game kicks off at 12:00 pm with New Zealand heading into the game as
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Pep Guardiola killed my confidence at Manchester City, says RB Leipzig’s Angelino

Angelino has scored eight goals in 31 appearances for RB Leipzig this season Angelino says Pep Guardiola did not trust him at Manchester City and killed his confidence, before he
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The good news out of first AFL scratch match

Veteran AFL umpire Matt Stevic is thrilled at how players from Hawthorn and Western Bulldogs adapted to the new stand rule during Wednesday morning’s scratch match at Whitten Oval. The
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Two defenders ready to go to another level in 2021

Bob Murphy and Andy Maher have selected two defenders who they believe are ready to go to another level in 2021. Murphy predicts big things from Port Adelaide recruit Aliir
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New man-on-the-mark nearly unsighted in AFL scratch match

“There will be occasions a guy will take a mark and roll inboard quickly so a lot of the times we are not going to have the opportunity for us
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Jeremy Cameron set to step out in Geelong Cats colours

They also picked up seasoned veterans Isaac Smith and Shaun Higgins from Hawthorn and North Melbourne during the trade period as they attempt to go one step better than last
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Joseph Suaalii’s King’s School friend Villami Penisini chasing NRL debut for Parramatta Eels

Eels coach Brad Arthur has never been one to bring through a player before he is ready. Tom Opacic and Michael Oldfield, who is nursing a minor knee injury, are
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Cricket: India vs England, Jonny Bairstow wicket, review, lbw, video, score

England batsman Jonny Bairstow has been grilled for reviewing an lbw dismissal that was clearly smashing into his stumps against India on Wednesday (AEDT). England was reeling at 1-2 when
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Officials backdown in awkward backflip after beach volleyball trousers boycott

Bikinis have won the day after officials were forced into an embarrassing retreat over plans to introduce sand trousers for the controversial Katara Beach Volleyball Cup event in Qatar. Players
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Changes galore for Waratahs with relaxed Harrison key against Brumbies

“Will is still young and tries to put a lot on his plate and be in control and do a lot of things,” Whitaker told the Herald. “It’s admirable and
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Joseph Suaalii hype set to grow after broadcasters agree to stream reserve grade trial debut

The hype around Joseph Suaalii is about to go to another level after broadcasters committed to airing his much-anticipated trial match on Saturday. Kayo – which is already broadcasting the
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The key takeaways from Hawks and Bulldogs scratch match

Tim English needed some help. The Western Bulldogs went and got it for him and the early indication is that the athletic big man could cause massive headaches for the
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Mitchell Starc rocked by tragedy as dad dies

Mitchell Starc will miss the Blues’ next Sheffield Shield game after Cricket NSW confirmed his father Paul had died from cancer. The Australian fast bowler pulled out of the clash
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Bond University QAFLW 2021 Leadership Group announced

AFL Queensland has today announced the 2021 Bond University QAFLW leadership group, ahead of this weekend’s opening match between Wilston Grange and University of Queensland at Hickey Park. QAFLW Club
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Why just kicking a footy can be the best sport of all

I always thought it was an urban myth. Like sightings of the Tasmanian tiger, rumours of a secret society of guys kicking an Aussie Rules footy around on Sunday mornings
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Peter Jackson review leads to AFL Indigenous Council shake-up

Appointing Vandenbergh – highly regarded by players for his work as Aboriginal programs director at Port Adelaide – is seen as a critical step in ensuring player voices are heard
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Danny Frawley death, coroner’s report, shows AFL players are taking risks with concussion, from AFLPA concussion survey 2019

Loading The figures were contained in the coroner’s report released on Tuesday following the inquest into Danny Frawley’s death and were a result of an AFLPA survey of male players
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Golf, sports stars react with messages of support, including Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau, Jack Nicklaus, Justin Thomas, former president Donald Trump

“I have no doubt in my mind he’ll be back,” Bryson DeChambeau said of Woods. DeChambeau mentioned Ben Hogan, the legendary golfer who overcame a major car crash in 1949
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NRL 2021: trial teams, Dragons vs Rabbitohs, Charity Shield, Broncos, teams, trials, Raiders v Roosters, Sam Walker and Joseph Suaalii

South Sydney and St George-Illawarra fans will be treated to a full-strength contest when their sides meet in the Charity Shield on Saturday. The Rabbitohs will play what is close
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Rugby World Cup 2023: Wallabies will be able to select more players than ever before for France tournament

Teams heading to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will be allowed bigger squads and will benefit from greater gaps between matches, the organisers announced on Monday. In order
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Justin Harrison-Austin Healey feud re-ignites 20 years on from fiery British & Irish Lions tour

But it was a newspaper column on the eve of the deciding third Test in Sydney, won 29-23 by Australia, that really made Healey public enemy No.1. “Spin this, you
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Visa system working against semi-professional sportswomen from overseas, player agent says

A player agent is calling for a change to visas for international athletes to help attract talent from overseas to the AFLW, saying the current rules don’t allow for semi-professional
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Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea: Olivier Giroud scores winner in Champions League last 16 first leg

Chelsea are aiming to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2013-14 Olivier Giroud’s spectacular overhead kick gave Chelsea an outstanding victory against Atletico Madrid
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Fausto Gresini dead at 60: Champ’s COVID death rocks motorsport

Italian Fausto Gresini, a double 125cc world champion and MotoGP team owner, has died from the coronavirus aged 60, his team announced on Tuesday. Gresini Racing announced on Twitter “the
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Game slashes operating costs by a third to survive pandemic

It is a stunning turnaround for an organisation that was spending almost $500,000 a day – or $181 million – just to run its competition in the previous financial year.
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NTFL Wanderers v St Marys TIO Stadium carpark fight, brawl, reaction

The latest in a series of violent incidents at AFL Northern Territory games this season has prompted a furious reaction from league boss Stuart Totham. Totham is fuming after a
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Djokovic defends Australian Open dynasty against Medvedev rampage

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates during his semi final match against Russia’s Aslan Karatsev REUTERS/Jaimi Joy February
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Coroner examining Danny Frawley’s death urges AFL players to donate brains to science

A Victorian coroner has recommended AFL players be encouraged to donate their brains to science to further researchers’ understanding of the brain disease CTE. Key points: Former AFL player and
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Six Nations Rugby: France await Scotland fixture decision as Covid runs riot, Antoine Dupont

France will find out on Wednesday if this weekend’s Six Nations clash with Scotland will go ahead after captain Charles Ollivon was among five players to be ruled out after
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Delicate talks continue as crunch time looms for hubs

By the completion of this weekend’s round five, they will have both played the full allotment of other non-Victorian teams, meaning that unless the border situation was to change, either
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Hawthorn Hawk Jacob Koschitzke pushing to fill Jack Gunston role for round one

“Jack is tracking well after his surgery pre-Christmas on a disc but realistically we won’t see him round one but we will see him in the early part of the
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Who gets in to watch football in round one?

The balance of the about 50,000 – 25,000-26,000 – allowed into the MCG would be given to the clubs’ members, with Richmond having the overwhelming share because the Tigers are
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Supercars Championship 2021, V8, Bathurst, news, schedule, results, how to watch, live stream, Mount Panorama 500,

The 2021 Supercars Championship kicks off on Friday on the hallowed bitumen around Mount Panorama. For the first time ever, Bathurst will open the season. And this weekend’s meet will
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NBL21: Adelaide 36ers defeat South East Melbourne Phoenix

It was the tale of the NBL’s two Jekyll and Hyde teams. You never know what you’re going to get from the South East Melbourne Phoenix or the Adelaide 36ers
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Transfer rumours: Henderson, Nagelsmann, Mourinho, Aguero, Bellerin, Mbappe, Haaland

England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, will seek to leave Manchester United in the summer if he is not installed as their first-choice next season. (Manchester Evening News)external-link Juventus and Inter
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South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett has a track record of making hard calls on club legends

It’s natural for Reynolds to want to put a premium on this deal, or at least ensure it’s over as long a period as possible. It’s likely to be the
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Australian cricket: ‘Confusing’ DRS law that left India captain Virat Kohli fuming could be binned after MCC meeting

‘Umpire’s Call’: it’s the law that is supposed to retain the human element in cricket and protect the integrity of umpires. It’s also the law that made a mockery of
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Gem Of Scotland set to make fairytale return at Sunshine Coast

Last year it was feared Queensland’s most promising filly at the time may have to be put down, but Gem Of Scotland is poised to make a back-from-the-brink return to
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