Forget the mascot, flyers and marketing, Kieren Perkins says there is one essential ingredient to look for as Brisbane's 2032 Olympics goes shopping for a Games brand.The president of Brisbane's Olympic and Paralympic organising committee Andrew Liveris gave his first public address in the role on Wednesday.
Cameron Munster has emphatically declared a decision about his future is about more than just money, admitting he is still torn on whether to move on from Melbourne after next season.Munster will effectively become a free agent in less than four weeks, with the Melbourne five-eighth then free to negotiate with other clubs on November 1.
Daly Cherry-Evans insists Australia still deserve to be favourites to defend their World Cup title, despite the Kangaroos losing a State of Origin-calibre side to rival nations.Australia will fly to the UK on Friday with 13 possible debutants in their 24-man squad, and only five players remaining from 2017's tournament.
One of Australia's greatest Olympians has delivered a stinging message to Greg Norman over the golf champion's involvement with the Saudi Arabian-financed rebel LIV tour.Two-time 1500m swimming gold medallist Kieren Perkins says Norman needs to consider the people he surrounds himself with as he continues his role as the global face of the controversial golf tour.
Golf, BMX and coastal rowing will make their Commonwealth Games debuts, while shooting will return to the program when Victoria hosts the 2026 edition.The full list of sports to feature at Victoria's regional games was released on Wednesday, with track cyclists also breathing a sigh of relief after the discipline was initially left off the list.
A new study looking at the impact of concussion on a group of former Scottish international rugby players has found that they were 15 times more likely to develop motor neurone disease (MND) than the general population.The figure is likely to send shock waves through the sport, which is already embroiled in a legal fight over the link between concussion and early onset dementia and which is scrambling to find ways of reducing incidences of concussion in matches and training at all levels.
Brisbane's 2032 Olympics should not be viewed as the end of a golden decade of Australian sport but rather a springboard to sustained success.That is according to swimming legend Kieren Perkins, who now runs the Australian Sports Commission, as the nation prepares for a period littered with home world championships and other major sporting events.
Matildas forward Kyah Simon is optimistic she can avoid missing a second consecutive World Cup, and her first on home soil, through injury despite tearing her anterior cruciate ligament.The Tottenham striker's knee injury, confirmed by her Super League club on Tuesday night (AEST) ruled her out of friendlies against South Africa and Denmark on Saturday and next Wednesday respectively.
Napoli, Club Brugge and Bayern Munich remain perfect after three matches in the Champions League following wins in Europe's top club competition.Napoli thrashed Ajax 6-1 in Amsterdam, Brugge beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 in Belgium and German giants Bayern Munich hammered Viktoria Plzen 5-0 at home on Tuesday night.
Indonesia's national soccer association says delays in unlocking the gates at a stadium after violence broke out at the end of a match contributed to a disaster in which at least 131 people died.The Football Association of Indonesia says it has permanently banned the chief executive and security coordinator of the team that hosted Saturday's match for failing to secure the field and promptly issue a command to unlock the gates.
An "emotionally sound" Tim Paine is ending his exile from elite cricket and making a comeback in Sheffield Shield ranks for Tasmania.The former Test captain has been included in Tasmania's squad for the Shield game against Queensland starting on Thursday in Brisbane.
Stuart Ayres claims plans are still on track to build the new Penrith stadium on separate land, allowing the Panthers to continue playing at their current home fortress next NRL season.The fate of Penrith's $300 million project has hung in the balance since August, when several suburban ground upgrades were pushed back and an ugly rift emerged between the NRL and NSW government.
Diamonds goaler Gretel Bueta will miss Australia's end-of-year Tests and has left the Queensland Firebirds scrambling for a Super Netball recruit after announcing her pregnancy.Bueta, who has a 21-month-old son, announced on Tuesday she is expecting a second child early next year.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has welcomed a move by two women upper house ministers to run for prime Liberal seats on Sydney's northern beaches.Natalie Ward has confirmed her intention to run in Davidson just days after Natasha Maclaren-Jones threw her hat in the ring for Pittwater after Rob Stokes flagged he was one of a growing band of coalition MPs retiring at the March electionThe premier, who is keen to add diversity to Liberal Party ranks, hailed the development as "a great outcome for gr
Two officials from Arema FC have been banned for life over a weekend stadium riot that killed at least 125 people in Indonesia.The soccer club was also fined 250 million rupiah ($25,000), Erwin Tobing, the head of the Indonesia Football Association's discipline committee, told a news conference.
1 Iga Swiatek has criticised tennis authorities as she revealed she will not play for Poland at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow next month.Swiatek had planned to represent her country but believes the lack of time between the WTA Finals in Texas and the Glasgow event would make it too risky to participate.
England captain Sam Tomkins believes his team's opening Rugby League World Cup clash with Samoa is a 50-50 call.Head coach Shaun Wane has gone on record to state his belief that the Pacific Islanders' ability to recruit a host of top-quality NRL players makes them the clear favourites for the match at Newcastle's St James' Park on Saturday week.
Indonesia has set up an independent team to investigate a crowd crush at a soccer stadium that killed 125 people, including 32 children, as the country's human rights commission questioned the police use of tear gas.Panic-stricken spectators stampeded as they tried to escape the overpacked stadium in Malang, East Java, on Saturday after police fired tear gas to disperse fans from the losing home side who ran onto the pitch at the end of the BRI Liga 1 match in the domestic league.
Sydney United 58 are pledging to track down fascist fans as the club is hit by a catch-all notice from soccer's hierarchy.Football Australia (FA) has a broad brush of sanctions available under a show-cause notice issued in the aftermath of Saturday night's Australia Cup final.
Former Australian Test captain Tim Paine has made a successful return to the field, helping his old junior team to an upset win in Tasmania's Premier League.The wicketkeeper took a catch and made an unbeaten 20 as University started their season by beating New Town on Sunday in a Hobart one-dayer.
The death toll from a stampede at a soccer stadium in Indonesia's East Java province has been revised down to 125, a government official has said.East Java Deputy governor Emil Dardak said data cross-checked from 10 hospitals in the area showed there were 125 fatalities, despite officials having earlier put the figure as high as 174.
After winning the Australia Cup on Saturday Macarthur FC captain Ulises Davila thanked his teammates for supporting his return to football following the death of his wife earlier this year.Davila was awarded the Mark Viduka medal as man of the match on Saturday after playing a starring role in clinching the Bulls' first piece of silverware.
Lauren Jackson has saved the best game of her Opals comeback for last, starring for Australia as they clinched World Cup bronze with a 95-65 defeat of Canada.Jackson confirmed just hours before tip-off at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena her Opals comeback would conclude after the World Cup, where she played in all eight games following an absence of nine years from the national team.
Tim Paine is as fit as ever and in a good place mentally, according to the coach of the Hobart grade cricket side for whom the former Australian Test captain will make his playing return.Some 18 months after his last first-class appearance, Paine will take the field for University of Tasmania against New Town at Kingston on Sunday in a premier league 50-over game.
Jonathan Clauss shone as Olympique Marseille started a marathon run of games with a convincing 3-0 win at Angers to move top of the Ligue 1 standings.Playing the first of 11 matches in 55 days, Marseille benefited from French international wing back Clauss's neat performance to gear up for a potentially decisive Champions League game against Sporting on Tuesday.