Stadium announcement a winner for Parramatta

Parramatta’s status as the sporting and cultural capital of Western Sydney has been confirmed following the announcement that the State Government will invest $300 million to develop a new state-of-the-art stadium in... Read more »

Australia supports Afghan cricket board with cash

KABUL — Australia this week provided the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) $21,000 in cash assistance for cricket gear for the country’s largest domestic tournament “Sixes.” Australian Ambassador in Kabul Matt Anderson handed... Read more »

Bart Cummings a friend and mentor of people and horses dies peacefully

An internationally renowned legendary Australian racehorse trainer James Bartholomew Cummings, OAM, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his homestead in north western Sydney. According to reports the well-known friend of people... Read more »

Australia gearing to invest heavily on sporting fields and facilities

Local sporting fields and facilities across NSW will be upgraded with the first $8 million round of the revamped Category 3 ClubGRANTS now open for expressions of interest (EOI). Over the next four... Read more »

Wasim Akram narrowly survives armed attack in Karachi

KARACHI  — Cricket legend Wasim Akram’s car was shot at on Karsaz Road in Karachi on his way to the National Stadium, Bowling Camp. The cricket hero did not receive any injury... Read more »
Australian team celebrates after wrapping up the second Test. (AFP Photo: Ian Kington)

Australia crush England in second Test match to level Ashes series

Australia has completed a crushing 405-run win over England in the second Test at Lord’s to tie the 2015 Ashes series at one match apiece. England was dismissed for the paltry total... Read more »
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the trophy after winning the Final Of The Gentlemen's Singles

Wimbledon 2015: Novak Djokovic ends era of Big Four to stand alone

Bryan Armen Graham For nearly a decade a gang of four dominated the upper reaches of men’s tennis, at one point splitting 34 of 35 major championships among them. No longer. When... Read more »
Maria Sharapova waved away concerns about the heat as she progressed to the third round. Getty Images: Julian Finney

Ana Ivanovic crashes out of Wimbledon as Maria Sharapova advances

When a lower-ranked minnow is on a streak – the top players all say – you just have to hang in and hope they come out of it: lose form, lose their... Read more »
Australia and New Zealand to play first day-night Test cricket

Australia and New Zealand to play first day-night Test cricket

Cricket’s first day-night Test will be the centrepiece of an enhanced relationship between Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket. To be played in Adelaide from November 27 to December 1, the historic... Read more »
Sri Lanka's Sangakkara reacts after being dismissed during the fifth and final one-day international cricket match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi

Sri Lankan batsman Sangakkara confirms international retirement in August

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara will quit international cricket during the Test series against India in August, the island nation’s most prolific batsman said on Saturday. “I have decided to call... Read more »

Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas named New President of International Cricket Council

Abbas succeeds Bangladesh’s Mustafa Kamal in ceremonial role The former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has been appointed as president of the International Cricket Council for the next year at the annual conference... Read more »

NSW to invest $175 million for sports and recreation facilities

The 2015-16 Budget will see the NSW Government invest $175 million in sports and facilities across the State over the next year. Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the funds will be... Read more »
Brad Haddin

It gave me an out for getting out: Haddin

Veteran wicketkeeper says every batsman needs luck when they start their innings Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin says every batsman needs luck at the start of their innings, especially when confronted with the... Read more »

Wallabies’ World Cup jersey slammed by fans for its design

The design for the Wallabies’ 2015 World Cup jersey has enraged fans The Wallabies have unveiled their new home jersey for the upcoming World Cup. It is a plain enough offering, low... Read more »
Officials from Qatar (left) and Russia (right) celebrate being awarded the right to host the World Cup

FIFA says Russia and Qatar could lose 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Russia and Qatar could lose the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively if evidence emerges of bribery, leading Fifa official Domenico Scala has said. FIFA, the international soccer governing body, could strip... Read more »
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka defied the odds to win his first French Open title

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka upsets Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to claim French Open title

Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka has won the French Open in a four-set victory over top-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Wawrinka, 30, is currently ranked No. 8 in the world. Roland Garros marks... Read more »

Pakistan nominates Zaheer Abbas for ICC presidency

The nomination will now go forward for consideration by the ICC Nominations Committee and then to the ICC Board for approval before it is ratified by the Full Council at the 2015... Read more »
FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter announces resignation

FIFA President Sepp Blatter to resign amid corruption scandal

Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA and the most powerful man in world soccer, abruptly announced his resignation on Tuesday, less than a week after the sport’s governing body was engulfed by... Read more »
Jibril Rajoub shakes hands with Israeli soccer federation president, Ofer Eini

Did Israel buy its way out of FIFA suspension?

By Richard Silverstein You’d have to be comatose not to know of the startling revelations of massive corruption in FIFA that amounted to $150-million in the past few years alone. Eight current... Read more »
Jimmy Anderson, here against India in 2014, became the first England bowler to reach 400 Test wickets when he struck early against New Zealand. Photograph: Visionhaus/Corbis

England’s Jimmy Anderson joins elite 400 club with wicket

Paceman becomes first Englishman to Test milestone and 12th overall James Anderson has become the first Englishman to reach 400 Test wickets during the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley. Anderson... Read more »
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Australia’s Brad Haddin retires from one-day international cricket

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket The Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket – less than two months after he... Read more »
Australia’s first road legal solar sports car

Australia’s first road-legal solar sports car to hit the road soon

Team of students from UNSW close to creating Australia’s first road legal solar sports car Sunswift, an ambitious team of undergraduate students from the University of New South Wales, are on the... Read more »

Sharapova suffers defeat in Stuttgart from Kerber

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has crashed out of Stuttgart’s Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany, losing her grip on the world No. 2 ranking just five days after celebrating her 28th... Read more »

Richie Benaud, Australian cricket legend & commentator dies at 84

SYDNEY (Australia) — Former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud has died at the age of 84. Benaud died overnight at a Sydney hospice, surrounded by his wife, Daphne, and... Read more »