National Sport

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Defence key to Titans’ top-eight hopes

premium_icon Defence key to Titans’ top-eight hopes

Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan has demanded his team become known for their defence rather than attack as the Titans prepare to challenge for finals footy.

Rattled Ikin endures horror golf debut

premium_icon Rattled Ikin endures horror golf debut

Ben Ikin played 17 fierce State of Origin games yet can never remember “my heart beating outside my chest” like it felt during his frayed big-time golf debut.

Scott fit to fire in Cowboys title tilt

premium_icon Scott fit to fire in Cowboys title tilt

After an injury-interrupted 2018 season, veteran Cowboys prop Matt Scott is ready to return to his barnstorming best for North Queensland.

Reds name rising star in key role for season opener

premium_icon Reds name rising star in key role for season opener

Jordan Petaia’s selection at outside centre is the first win for the Queensland Reds who have shown they are smart enough to be flexible with key selections.

Ali chasing day of ironman success

premium_icon Ali chasing day of ironman success

It’s the minor freak-out which could help deliver Ali Day a rare perfect season in Australian surf lifesaving.

Could this be racing’s biggest fairytale?

Could this be racing’s biggest fairytale?

He hasn’t won a race since 2017, but one horse is guaranteed a $90,000 windfall when he runs at Flemington next month - and it’s all because of people power

Storm young gun could snare No. 1 jersey

premium_icon Storm young gun could snare No. 1 jersey

Scott Drinkwater has impressed so much in the pre-season he could upstage Billy Slater’s long-time successor and win the race to be Melbourne’s next fullback.

Pearson making track return

premium_icon Pearson making track return

Almost a year after the disappointment of missing the Commonwealth Games, hurdles champion Sally Pearson will make her return to the track next weekend.

Maher dismisses lameness doubts about Diamond favourite

premium_icon Maher dismisses lameness doubts about Diamond favourite

Trainers adamant there is nothing amiss with Blue Diamond Stakes contenders Loving Gaby and Shotmaker despite Racing Victoria vets ruling the pair lame

Dick to drive new Mustang in showcase race

Dick to drive new Mustang in showcase race

Three of motorsport’s greatest — Dick Johnson, Marcos Ambrose and current champ Scott McLaughlan — will face off in three showdowns at Adelaide Superloop 500.

Inglis on track to make shock early return

Inglis on track to make shock early return

South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis has declared he could make his return to the NRL field as early as next week - but it will be at centre rather than fullback.

Gallop ‘fully committed’ despite Matildas fiasco

premium_icon Gallop ‘fully committed’ despite Matildas fiasco

Amid the dramas engulfing the Matildas in the wake of former coach Alen Stajcic’s controversial sacking, FFA CEO David Gallop has fronted his critics.

Reality of retirement to hit legend Lowndes

premium_icon Reality of retirement to hit legend Lowndes

Craig Lowndes will be absent from the grid at the Adelaide 500 after retiring as a full-time Supercars driver. But he has no intention of slowing down.

‘You’re a liar’: AFL great confronts former Saints coach

‘You’re a liar’: AFL great confronts former Saints coach

AFL great Peter “Spida” Everitt has gunned former coach Grant Thomas in a fiery live radio dispute over a bombshell drugs allegation

Nike roasted over $1b calamity

Nike roasted over $1b calamity

What should have been Nike’s crowing moment quickly shattered into a horrific nightmare as America watched the brand explode — literally.

5000km, 68 days in a row boat for Australian woman

premium_icon 5000km, 68 days in a row boat for Australian woman

Five years after reading a book about a rowing adventure, Michelle Lee has become the first Australian woman to row across an ocean.

Bullets head west without fear

premium_icon Bullets head west without fear

Brisbane head to Perth to take on the Wildcats in the opening match of the best-of-three series on Thursday — and the Bullets are ready for a fight.

Brisbane young gun ready to snatch utility role

premium_icon Brisbane young gun ready to snatch utility role

Brisbane’s round one side is taking shape, with coach Anthony Seibold declaring he has a frontrunner for the crucial interchange super sub role.

Star ‘gobsmacked’ by AFLX response

Star ‘gobsmacked’ by AFLX response

AFL star Patrick Dangerfield has been blown away by the ongoing storm surrounding footy’s newest “nonsense” experiment.

Aussies take flexible approach to creating order

Aussies take flexible approach to creating order

After a Test summer searching for batting options, Australia coach Justin Langer now has up to five players vying to partner opener Aaron Finch.

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