Six sprint races have been confirmed for the Formula One calendar from the 2023 season.The new campaign is set to open in Bahrain on March 5 and close in Abu Dhabi on November 26 delivering the most races staged in a single season - two more than the record-equalling 22 this year.
A blueprint for the future of rugby league in Britain is set to be revealed, with the sport braced for its biggest shake-up since the Super League began in 1996.Global sports media giant IMG agreed a 12-year strategic partnership with the Rugby Football League earlier this year and has been given the task of restructuring and re-imagining the domestic game as a means to maximise its commercial potential.
Qatar has called up hundreds of civilians, including diplomats summoned back from overseas, for mandatory military service operating security checkpoints at World Cup stadiums, according to sources.The deployment of conscripts, some of whom would normally defer national service because their work is considered vital, highlights the logistical challenge faced by the tiny Gulf state hosting one of the world's biggest sports tournaments.
A-Leagues chief executive Danny Towsend is confident a season free of COVID-19 disruptions can give the stuttering A-League Men competition a chance to reset and fire at pre-pandemic levelsAfter two heavily-disrupted years in 2020 and 2021, last season was meant to be the league's big relaunch, with a season free of border restrictions and a brand new broadcast deal.Instead, border issues remained, while clubs were smashed by the January Omicron wave, with outbreaks in playing groups forcing mul
An Olympian and former junior world title athlete - who just so happens to be an MP - were members of the winning team at the inaugural Australian Sports Foundation Pollie Relay Dash.More than 50 runners, including ex-Wallaby David Pocock and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Izzi Batt-Doyle, took part in the event outside Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday.
As registrations open for summer sports, NSW parents are being reminded the government will help pick up the tab for their kids' sports fees.The Active Kids vouchers are available for parents of school children, with two $100 vouchers available per child twice a year.
Two Mali teammates who fought following a loss at the women's basketball World Cup in Sydney have blamed post-match frustrations for their actions and apologised.The scuffle between Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou broke out as Serbian player Sasa Cado was being interviewed in the mixed zone following her side's 81-68 win over Mali on Monday.
Not content with using just one language, two of federal parliament's newest MPs have used French on the floor of the House of Representatives to explain their path into politics.Labor's Jerome Laxale from the Sydney electorate of Bennelong and Liberal Zoe McKenzie from the Victorian seat of Flinders gave their first speeches in parliament on Monday, both going bilingual in their respective addresses.
It's always interesting to watch how Korea's twin car makers, Kia and Hyundai, each manage to carve out their own place in the market with near-identical ranges.In every model category, Hyundai generally has as its closest competitor a Kia which pretty much rolls off the same production line with some cosmetic tweaks.
Adam Scott is confident the depleted Internationals team have forged a fresh start that can bring success after making the United States battle hard for a ninth consecutive Presidents Cup triumph.Robbed of top players who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series, the Internationals were expected to be easy pickings for Davis Love's US squad packed with nine players in the world's top 15 and playing on home soil.
Former elite professional surfer Chris Davidson is being mourned by the surfing community after being punched and dying outside a pub on the NSW mid north coast.Police say they were called to Sportsmans Way at South West Rocks just after 11pm on Saturday following reports a man had been punched in the face, fallen and hit his head on the pavement.
Keep backing "Bling" on these courses - that's the strong message from the Australian men after a big team ride at the world road cycling championships.Michael Matthews capped an all-round performance from the home nation when he won bronze in the elite men's road race on the last day of the Wollongong worlds.
St Helens underlined their status as the most successful rugby league team in Super League era with a fourth consecutive grand final triumph at Old Trafford.The defending champions' 24-12 victory over Leeds, in front of a crowd of 60,783, earned Saints a record ninth grand final win and enabled them to send Kristian Woolf out on a high.
This day, this match, had to come for Roger Federer, and for tennis.Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that included 20 grand slam titles and a statesman's role.
Hawthorn racism claims are "harrowing" and the AFL must ensure First Nations players are welcome in a safe environment, AFL commission chairman Richard Goyder says.Goyder says the AFL will ensure a just outcome from an independent panel to examine the allegations.
Post-tropical cyclone Fiona has knocked out power to more than 500,000 customers in Canada, damaging homes with strong winds and rain as it made landfall.Fiona transformed from a hurricane into a post-tropical storm late on Friday, but meteorologists cautioned it still could have hurricane-strength winds and bring drenching rains and huge waves.
Sara Blicavs will be just as anxious on the Opals' FIBA World Cup rest day as she would be if they were playing, and she has her older brother to thank.Aside from being a member of the Australian squad currently vying for FIBA World Cup glory in Sydney, Blicavs is the sister of Geelong veteran Mark Blicavs, who will play in the AFL grand final some 900km away this afternoon.
Roger Federer was unable to bring the curtain down on his illustrious career with one final victory after he suffered defeat in the doubles at the Laver Cup to ensure a dramatic opening day ended level at 2-2.The 20-time grand-slam champion teamed up with old-rival Rafael Nadal for his 'last dance' in London but saw his dream finale ruined by Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, who won 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 11-9 to dampen spirits at the O2.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is set to host his Papua New Guinean counterpart for some sport diplomacy.PNG prime minister James Marape and Mr Albanese will watch the Prime Minister's XIII rugby league clashes at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday.
Having become the youngest player to top the men's world rankings, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz is already plotting to make sure his stint as world No.The Spaniard climbed to the top of the ATP rankings this month when he claimed his maiden grand slam title at the US Open at Flushing Meadows.
Rasmus Hojgaard scored a course record-equalling 62 at the Open de France to lead after the opening day.The Dane fired 10 birdies and one bogey at the 2018 Ryder Cup venue on Thursday to get to nine under par and open up a two-shot lead.
Australian sailors have practised defending their warship from attacking aircraft and missiles in mock battles during navy war games off the Northern Territory.The maritime warfare training, is part of Exercise Kakadu, which has seen 3000 sailors, pilots, submariners and defence experts from 20 countries sharpening their skills to strengthen regional partnerships.
Cats fan Emily Welch booked her flight to Melbourne weeks ago, quietly confident her team would make the AFL grand final.The Brisbane woman wasn't expecting to get to the ground on Saturday but in a lucky break, she won two tickets to the blockbuster game.
Roger Federer will team up with great rival Rafael Nadal in doubles at the Laver Cup in London on Friday in what the Swiss legend has announced will the final match of his long and illustrious career.Federer, owner of 20 grand slam titles, and Nadal, owner of a men's-record 22 major championships.