Check out this week's Fantasy Baseball Fearless Forecast
Check out this week's Fantasy Baseball Fearless Forecast
Australia Test captain Tim Paine has strongly defended Justin Langer, following recent criticism of his coaching style and relationship with players.Langer, who is in the final year of his contract as coach, was reportedly given fierce feedback in an end-of-season review and told he needed to change his ways.
An incensed Paul Gallen has branded Justis Huni a coward and is vowing to shatter the gold medal contender's Olympic dream in their heavyweight blockbuster on Wednesday night.Furious that Huni's camp view him as offering little more than a pay packet and some profile before heading to Tokyo next month, Gallen is promising the undefeated Australian champion a brutal beat-down at Sydney's Darling Harbour.
The room was filled with rugby league royalty, greats of the game there to pay respect to the celebrated career of Boyd Cordner cut cruelly short.But instead it was the retiring Sydney Roosters, NSW and Australia captain offering heartfelt appreciation and emotional tributes to those illustrious figures who helped shaped Cordner the man.
Six workers were seriously injured in a Queensland coal mine explosion because repeated over-production and poor planning led to risky gas build-up, an inquiry has found.The six miners were hospitalised after the explosion at Anglo American's Grosvenor Coal Mine at Moranbah on May 6, 2020.
A spectator has died and two people have been injured at the Finke Desert Race near Alice Springs.Northern Territory police confirmed the man died after being struck by a vehicle that left the track on Monday morning, 35km from the start/finish line.
The trial of Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to start, as the junta that overthrew her elected government rejected criticism by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights over its use of deadly force against protesters.Myanmar has been in turmoil since the junta seized power on February 1 and detained Suu Kyi and other senior members of her party, unleashing daily protests and fighting between the armed forces and ethnic minority guerrilla forces and militias.
Kookaburras co-captain Eddie Ockenden will join hockey greats such as Rechelle Hawkes, Jamie Dwyer, and Mark Knowles after being named for his fourth Olympic Games.The 16-man squad for Tokyo was named on Monday, with nine players to make their Olympic debut.
Star goalkeeper Rachael Lynch has been named in the Hockeyroos' Olympic squad just months after being dumped from the contract list altogether.Lynch's selection was the biggest talking point on Monday when the 16-player national women's squad was announced for the Tokyo Games.
New Zealand's minister for Pacific peoples has broken down after announcing the government will deliver a formal apology for racist raids in the 1970s.On Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the time had come to deliver an apology for the "dawn raids", when officials targeted non-white people believed to have overstayed their visas purely on the basis of their ethnicity.
Cameron Munster has escaped with another fine after he was charged for the second time in a week for kicking an NRL opponent.The Melbourne and Queensland five-eighth was fined $1150 for kicking NSW forward Liam Martin in Wednesday night's State of Origin but has copped the same grade one contrary conduct charge for a separate incident on Sunday.
Matilda Castren has become the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history while Australian major champion Hannah Green charged up the leaderboard in California to share third.Pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced, Castren held off the challenge of overnight leader Min Lee for a two-shot victory.
A Supreme Court judge has approved receivers of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland selling three nursing homes to help keep the services going and prop up the church's ailing finances.The receivers who were appointed in May had sought directions from the court on a contract to sell three of PCQ's five aged-care homes in Queensland to Apollo Care.
Residents of a townhouse complex in Melbourne's CBD are being ordered to isolate for up to a fortnight after authorities established a link between two coronavirus cases who live there.Victoria's Health Minister Martin Foley confirmed a case reported on Saturday lives in the same Southbank townhouse complex as a worker from Arcare Maidstone, who earlier contracted the virus via the aged care facility.
New backstroke world record holder Kaylee McKeown has cruised through as fastest qualifier for the 200 metre individual medley at Australia's Olympic swimming trials.The morning after breaking the 100m backstroke world record in Adelaide, McKeown's conservative swim in Monday's medley heats was still quickest.
Boyd Cordner is all for the NRL's crackdown on high tackles after making the heartbreaking decision to hang up the boots because of ongoing concussion symptoms, less than a week after his 29th birthday.The former NSW State of Origin and Australian Test captain is the second player to announce his premature retirement in 2021 after enduring a series of worrying head knocks.
Swimming Australia's ethics committee is meeting to discuss "concerning" fresh details of fat-shaming and an abusive culture in the sport.SA's ethics and integrity committee will convene on Monday as fallout continues from swimmer Maddie Groves' accusations of misogyny at elite levels.
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NATO leaders hope to open a new chapter in trans-Atlantic relations at a summit with US President Joe Biden, agreeing to focus on tackling climate change for the first time as well as facing up China's military rise.Described as a "pivotal moment" by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, the summit aims to turn the page on four tense years with Biden's predecessor Donald Trump, who shook confidence in the Western alliance by calling it "obsolete".
Scott Morrison is heading to London for talks with Boris Johnson but an Australia-UK free trade deal might not be finalised during his visit.The pair are preparing to discuss the trade negotiations after catching up at the G7 summit in Cornwall.
Katter's Australia Party has appointed Chris Carney as its new president to bolster its representation and steer the party forward in north Queensland.Mr Carney, who is the director of Carney Group, brings suitable business acumen to the party where it may have fallen short in the past, KAP leader Robbie Katter says.