It's easy to see why Floyd Masson thought it was an April Fool's Day prank.But the cruiserweight's world title chance is no joke and neither are the measures his wife's taking in case her twin girls, due to be born later in the month, decide to arrive on fight night.
The first domino in Moloney twins Jason and Andrew's world-title chase has fallen, with the former's WBO bantamweight shot locked in.Promoter Top Rank confirmed on Thursday the No.
Triple Olympic breaststroke champion Adam Peaty will miss next week's British swimming championships as he focuses on his mental health ahead of the 2024 Paris Games.The 28-year-old spoke in an Instagram post of his personal battles and the pressures that came with success, saying he was tired and not enjoying the sport as much as before.
Housing, climate change and mental health are likely to be top of mind for Australian teens when they have their say in a youth survey.The 23rd annual survey of young people's concerns, hopes and experiences run by Mission Australia aims to provide a snapshot of what teenagers are thinking and feeling.
Ukraine's sports ministry has condemned what it says is a partial change of position by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in international competitions as neutrals.Ukrainian Olympic boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko said that IOC president Thomas Bach "serves the colours and interests of Russia" as he also criticised the stance, along with politicians from countries including Germany, Poland and Lithuania.
Three is the magic number as Supercars rolls into Melbourne's streets this week with championship leader Chaz Mostert set to race for a 300th time.Mostert is hunting for his third podium from three races when festivities begin on Thursday - the first ever Supercars or Australian Touring Car Championship race to be held on that day.
Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh has smashed Ariarne Titmus's 400 metres freestyle world record, setting up keenly-anticipated showdowns at this year's world championships and 2024 Paris Olympics.Competing on the opening night of Canada's national trials in Toronto, 16-year-old McIntosh clocked 3:56.
Coach Trent Robinson never believed Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii would be at the Sydney Roosters forever but has slammed suggestions the 19-year-old should fast-track his code switch and join Rugby Australia immediately.A matter of days after extending with the Roosters through to the end of next season, Suaalii signed a three-year contract with the 15-man code worth an estimated $1.
Herve Renard has resigned as Saudi Arabia coach and is expected to take over the France women's team ahead of this year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.The 54-year-old Frenchman was appointed as coach of Saudi Arabia in July 2019 and led the country to a famous 2-1 win over eventual winners Argentina at the men's World Cup in Qatar last year.
Track star Peter Bol is demanding Australia's anti-doping agency do better after independent tests revealed he never took performance-enhancing drugs.And Bol's lawyer Paul Greene is calling for Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) to admit they bungled a "sham" case against Australia's highest-profile track athlete.
The International Olympic Committee has issued recommendations for the gradual return to international competitions for Russian and Belarusian athletes, with president Thomas Bach saying their participation "works" despite the ongoing war in Ukraine.However, the recommendations triggered angry reactions from countries opposed to Russian and Belarusian participation as well as from Russia, whose Olympic Committee chief, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, called them "absolutely unacceptable.
Starting a family can be a rewarding experience but for anyone struggling with fertility, it can be stressful.Many factors like age and pre-existing conditions can affect fertility in both men and women and for professional athletes, the impact of high-performance sports can pose unique challenges.
Australian football is mourning the loss of Socceroos great and 1974 World Cup representative Manfred Schaefer, who has died aged 80.The defender represented Australia 73 times between 1967 and 1974, with 49 of those being "A" Internationals.
If you think Masters-bound amateur Harrison Crowe is living the dream, imagine how his dad Tony feels.Barely three years after winning the A grade foursomes with Harrison at humble Bardwell Valley Golf Club in suburban Sydney, the two are heading to Augusta National together for one of the ultimate father-son sporting experiences.
Coach Brad Arthur insists Clint Gutherson's fullback spot is secure and that Parramatta are still in the early stages of finding an "X-factor" utility who could serve as his understudy.Gutherson and Arthur have met to discuss the three spots that remain in the Eels' top-30 roster, with the co-captain suggesting Parramatta could seek out another fullback.
Australia captain Meg Lanning has forecast the Women's Premier League (WPL) will end her nation's dominance of women's cricket, and could persuade her to keep playing for another four or five years.The inaugural event ended on Sunday, with Lanning's Delhi Capitals losing to Mumbai Indians in the last over of a tense final in front of 50,000 spectators at the venerable Brabourne Stadium.
Drivers will be encouraged to "subscribe" to their next car rather than purchasing it in a new push from one of a growing number of vehicle-sharing platforms in Australia.Kinto, an offshoot of Toyota, will launch long-term car rental options on Tuesday to try to change the way motorists use and pay for vehicles.
The NRL has admitted referee Chris Sutton should not have called a forward pass in the lead-up to what could have been a match-winning try for Manly against South Sydney in round four.The league has no timeline on determining whether to introduce ball-tracking technology aimed at eliminating similarly contentious calls from the game, but is highly unlikely to do so by the season's end.
Russian and Belarusian athletes will compete at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics despite opposition from the federal government.Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) chief executive Matt Carroll on Monday said the body's position on allowing athletes from both countries to compete would not change.
The Queensland government has insisted there are no delays on a major rail project proposed for one of the state's fastest-growing regions, which will host four 2032 Olympics venues.A $6 million scoping and costing study for the 37km passenger branch line between Beerwah and Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast is due to be completed later this year.
Nearly three decades to the day since Nicky Winmar decided enough was enough, the AFL is still dealing with racist fans.St Kilda chief executive Simon Lethlean evoked Winmar's iconic gesture as the club tries to identify the fan who racially abused Western Bulldogs player Jamarra Ugle-Hagan on Saturday night at Marvel Stadium.
Australia's Olympic and Commonwealth Games chiefs have united in demands for more government funding, saying athletes are struggling to make ends meet.Olympic and Commonwealth sports are facing a $2 billion shortfall in government funding which puts medals at risk, according to the Australian Olympic Committee.
Port Adelaide captain Tom Jonas is imploring his team to be fast learners after being taught an AFL lesson by red-hot Collingwood.The Power, after beating Brisbane by 54 points in round one, were thrashed by 71 points by the Pies on Saturday with Jonas saying the result proved his side remain inconsistent.
Australians are the biggest losers when it comes to gambling and the federal government is facing pressure to take action to reduce harm.On Monday, new data from the Australian Gambling Research Centre showed three quarters of Australians gambled at least once in the past year while almost two in five gamble weekly.
Mwai Kumwenda has drilled a two-point shot after the final siren to cap an improbable fourth-quarter comeback as Melbourne Vixens claimed a memorable 62-61 Super Netball victory over cross-town rivals Collingwood Magpies.The Magpies won each of the first three quarters and appeared to have their second victory for the season in their grasp before Kumwenda turned Sunday's derby clash at John Cain Aren on its head with a late flurry to steal the result for Melbourne.