Adam Scott knows playing catch-up won't do it as golf enters a brave new world on Thursday with the historic first mixed-gender Australian Open in Melbourne.With men and women sharing the fairways at a national championship for the first time anywhere on the globe, compelled officials have introduced a double cut, leaving only the top 30 players and ties in each event to joust for the trophies down the stretch on Sunday.
A decision by Rangers to pull the plug on an Old Firm soccer clash in Sydney earlier this year has seen the Scottish club sued for millions of dollars.Sports promoters TEG Live and Left Field Live are seeking more than $4.
Graham Arnold is breaking with tradition as he ponders last-gasp changes for the Socceroos' defining World Cup clash against Denmark.On the eve of every game in his four and a half year tenure, Arnold has announced his starting line-up to his players.
Likening the Socceroos to the icing on a half-baked cake, coach Graham Arnold is demanding an exhaustive review of Australian football.Arnold fears for the future, alarmed at a lack of junior development as the sport in Australia trails in the wake of cashed-up Asian nations.
NBL owner Larry Kestleman says he's not concerned about his investment in the Brisbane Bullets despite the struggling side firing coach James Duncan last week in its latest low point.Duncan copped the axe after a 3-6 start to the campaign, with the Bullets now second-last on the NBL ladder even with a loaded roster that includes Boomers star Aron Baynes and NBA veteran Tyler Johnson.
Life-saving defibrillators will be mandatory in all public buildings, including schools, libraries, sporting facilities, theatres and prisons, under nation-leading legislation set to pass the South Australian parliament.The bill was introduced by SA-BEST upper house MP Frank Pangallo, but is being supported by the state Labor government.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has congratulated the NBL on its First Nations leadership as the league launched its annual Indigenous Round on Tuesday.Accompanied by league executives and Brisbane star Aron Baynes, the prime minister praised the league's Indigenous player rule, which gives teams salary cap relief for Indigenous athletes on their books.
North Melbourne will be the only AFL club to have both a female chief executive and president after appointing Melbourne Cricket Club administrator Jennifer Watt as CEO.Watt, who will work with president Sonja Hood, is the league's second female club chief executive after Tracey Gaudry's short-lived tenure at Hawthorn in 2017.
New Manly coach Anthony Seibold will not have any performance triggers attached to his contract, unlike his predecessor, and has backed talented youngster Josh Schuster to step up and become the club's long-term five-eighth.Seibold has replaced Sea Eagles great Des Hasler, whose contract was laced with kickers and get-out clauses related to on-field performance.
The Scottish FA is to ban heading on the days immediately before and after matches as a result of new research into brain disease in retired soccer players.Clubs were also advised to limit repetitive heading exercises to once a week.
Harry Sheezel has dismissed the anti-Semitic abuse he received ahead of the AFL draft, saying it hasn't affected him and he won't tolerate it.The AFL will investigate the social media abuse directed at Sheezel, who was confirmed on Monday night as the first AFL-listed Jewish player since 2002.
Diplomatic rivals for more than 40 years, the United States and Iran will meet on the football pitch with their places at the World Cup on the line in a fitting finale for the most politically-charged group at this year's tournament.Both side's coaches sidestepped the icy bilateral relations ahead of Tuesday's match (Wednesday AEDT), saying they were focused on the tournament and its ability to bring people together.
His captain Lleyton Hewitt has tried to talk him into it - but to no avail.His mate Alex de Minaur has attempted to bend his ear - but he can't be swayed.
Tens of thousands of young people wanting to play sport in NSW are missing out because of a lack of funding and facilities, according to community sport groups.A Sport NSW report, Playing Catch Up, has set the group's agenda ahead of next year's state election, calling on both sides of politics to commit to an additional $8 million in funding for community sport.
Tim Tszyu has flown to the US believing he's "achieved nothing in boxing" until he returns as the undisputed super-welterweight champion of the world.Tszyu will set up camp in Los Angeles before moving to Las Vegas in late December to finalise preparations for his blockbuster unification bout with Jermell Charlo on January 29.
Sleepless Sydney football fans will be able to watch the Socceroos play their vital World Cup match against Denmark in the wee hours at their local pub or club.Licensed NSW venues will be allowed to stay open if they are broadcasting the do-or-die match from Qatar, which kicks off at 2am AEDT on Thursday.
Australia's players hope their World Cup exploits will convert casual fans into avid soccer supporters.Eight members of the 26-strong Socceroos squad in Qatar currently play in the A-League.
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold says his critics are irrelevant. They've never coached," Arnold said after Australia's 1-0 victory against Tunisia at the World Cup in Qatar on Saturday.
Brisbane Roar star winger Shea Connors was replaced at the end of a 1-all draw with Canberra United with heat exhaustion in an A-League Women clash played in oppressive conditions.The temperature recorded on the pitch at Brisbane's Perry Park was 35 degrees with players taking a break every 15 minutes.
Incapacitated Raymon Reifer and gritty Joshua Da Silva declined to chance their arm at notching the West Indies' first first-class win on Australian soil in more than 25 years, instead defending grimly to fight out a draw in the pink-ball tour match against the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval.Chasing 309 for victory after the PM XI's sporting declaration at 4-221 late on day three, the tourists shut up shop at the fall of the eighth wicket with eight overs to go, finishing on 8-277.
England have suffered a sobering reality check as they were outplayed for long periods by a youthful United States side in a tense 0-0 draw in their second World Cup Group B game.A 6-2 thrashing of Iran on Monday sent fans' hopes soaring but Gareth Southgate's side were fortunate not to suffer a repeat of their 1950 World Cup calamity against the Americans.
A parliamentary inquiry will probe the Tasmanian Liberal government's funding of election promises after criticism of a lack of proper transparency.Right to information documents recently revealed the state government allocated $2.
James Duncan has been axed as Brisbane coach, with management losing faith after the NBL club's 3-6 season start.The recruitment of Boomers star Aron Baynes and NBA veteran Tyler Johnson came with championship aspirations in Duncan's second season at the helm.
If good things come to those who wait, Hannah Keane has found even better things come for those who take their own path.Six years ago, the American was a talented college graduate on the verge of signing as one of Melbourne City's internationals.
Ford Motor Co is recalling 634,000 sport utility vehicles worldwide over fire risks from possible cracked fuel injectors and is urging owners to have their cars inspected.2 car maker by sales said the recall covers 2020-2023 model year Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs with 3 cylinder, 1.