Friday, July 19, 2024

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Final Origin Game to determine champion state

The third and final State of Origin game between NSW and Queensland will take place on Wednesday, July 17 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

State of Origin sides for Game 1

This year’s State of Origin series is almost upon us, with New South Wales, now led by Michael Maguire, looking to end a two-year losing streak against their arch-rivals.

Run with Team UNHCR

Registration is now open for major running events in Sydney and Melbourne. Join Team UNHCR ...

Basketball star to attend her 4th Olympics

Lauren Jackson is set to emerge from retirement and feature at the Paris Olympics after Basketball Australia answered a family request and named the Opals legend in a 26-player squad.

The footy is back!

The NRL season launch was held in Las Vegas on March 3.

Tennis legends criticised for boycott plea

Tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert have been accused of “turning their backs on women” after pushing back on plans to hold the season ending WTA Finals in...

Australia wins ODI World Cup

A Travis Head-inspired Australia has shocked India to win a sixth Cricket ODI World Cup title by six wickets in front of around 125,000...

Break-dancing for Paris Olympics

Break-dancing, or breaking as it is globally known, made its Olympic debut at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018. Following its outstanding success, breaking has been chosen to feature on the Paris 2024 Olympic sports program as a new sport, along with surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing.

Rabbitohs raise the NSW Cup again after 40 years

A Tyrone Munro try with five minutes on the clock sealed a 21st premiership for South Sydney in the Knock-On Effect NSW Cup over...

Rabbitohs – lost mojo?

Rugby league reporter John Lanzky writes: “Before the move to Heffron Park, Souths were second on the ladder. “Since then, they’ve struggled. It’s more than...

Hauser triumphs at World Triathlon Championships

Matt Hauser has found top form ahead of next year’s Olympic Games, finishing strongly to win Australia’s first men’s gold at the World Triathlon...

Roglic takes out the Giro D’Italia

Slovenian cyclist Primoz Roglic has taken out the general classification title at the Giro D’Italia. After the gruelling three-week stage race, Roglic reigned supreme...

Masters to be decided

Golfing fans are eagerly awaiting the upcoming Masters at Augusta National. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler returns as defending champion after an impressive three-shot victory...

Sydney World Pride – all set to go

There is a wide array of sporting events on offer during this year’s World Pride Festival in Sydney, which is the first southern hemisphere city to host the festival.

Alcaraz and Swiatek lead in world rankings

Upon the conclusion of a very eventful 2022 tennis season, here are the rankings: Men – 1. Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) 2. Rafael Nadal (Spain)...

Diamonds shine at Constellation Cup

A stirring third quarter earned Australia a comeback win over New Zealand to claim the Constellation Cup in October. The Diamonds trailed by six...

Swiss ace bows out in style

Roger Federer had to hold back the tears as his Laver Cup defeat alongside Rafael Nadal brought his illustrious career to an end, but the 20-time...

Debate over award for top NRLW player

At the end of the NRLW (National Women’s Rugby League) season, the best player will be recognised with an award named after a man....

Le tour magnifique

The men’s Tour de France recently reached its destination, Paris, and the 2022 edition concluded with a new champion. Jonas Vingegaard overcame the scare of...

Franklin in talks to renew Swans contract

Sydney star Lance Franklin is in talks regarding a new one-year contract at the Swans that will ensure his AFL career continues in 2023....

Pop star makes Commonwealth Games team

Internationally known pop singer Cody Simpson has continued his remarkable transformation to elite swimmer by qualifying for the Commonwealth Games this year. Simpson recently...

Shake-up of rankings after Barty’s retirement

Polish player Iga Świątek has gained the world number 1 women’s ranking after Ash Barty’s retirement from tennis. Behind Świątek are Barbora Krejcikova (Czech...

Ash Barty announces retirement

Ash Barty has announced her retirement from professional tennis. The 25-year-old will put the racquet down and focus on other goals. Barty announced the news...

Skipping to success

Last August, in an old chicken shed in suburban Queensland, world champion Lilly Barker was skipping as fast as she could. It was hot,...

Putellas pips Kerr for top soccer honour

Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas recently pipped Aussie Sam Kerr to win the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award. The 2021 Balon d’Or winner is the first...

A very personal trainer

Local Tyson Brown takes a very personal approach to training his clients. His training takes two forms. One is online training, where programs are...

Elegant choice for horse of the year

Mighty mare Verry Elleegant was crowned Australian Horse of the Year in mid-October. The event, usually held in August (not long after the racehorses’ birthdays), was postponed.

Alcott shines at Paralympics

Australian wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott has won Paralympic gold in the quad tennis singles in Tokyo after a thrilling battle with Sam Schroder. The...

Olympics on home soil

Brisbane’s selection as the host city of the 2032 Olympic Games will inspire a host of younger athletes dreaming of competing on home soil,...

Wellness sessions by local Swedish siren

Dynamic Surry Hills singer and wellness teacher Carina Grace has been studying and practising various wellness and healing methods for 30 years. Carina, originally...

Stunning art for Sydney Kings kit

An artwork by Kymeesha Shillingsworth, 9, and her grandfather Bruce Shillingsworth Snr has been chosen to feature on the Sydney Kings kit for the...

Ko back on top

Lydia Ko recently ended a 1,084-day victory drought at the Lotte Championship at Oahu in Hawaii. The comeback was a feel-good win for anyone...

Local burlesque icon marks a milestone

Long-time Redfern resident and celebrated burlesque dancer Mia Mortal is celebrating 40 years in show business. Her lithe, expressive and sensual dance technique has...

Perry ready for battle across the ditch

Back in national colours for the first time in a year, Ellyse Perry says the Australian men's tour of New Zealand has provided valuable...

LeBron on track for record

LeBron James continues his ascent towards the top of the American NBA’s all-time scoring list. With a free-throw late in the second quarter of the...

Age celebrated, gender discriminated

Hungarian, Agnes Keleti, the world’s oldest Olympic champion, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Fleeing the Nazis, surviving the Holocaust with a false ID, and...

Australian Open logistics

Six months down the track from Victoria's disastrous hotel quarantine outbreak, which led to an unprecedented 112-day lockdown, nothing is more important than protecting...

Lapping it up

This year marks 40 years since Redfern resident and Aussie swimming icon Mark Tonelli and his team won gold in the 4x100-metre medley relay...

Local athlete relights cauldron

Last month the Olympic cauldron was reignited in Cathy Freeman Park for the 20-year anniversary of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Two young Australian athletes,...

Chloe channels success

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel recently crossed the English Channel for the 35th time – surpassing the men’s record for the most crossings from England...

Pride in the jersey

John Lanzky reports that Souths have played some heavy games against the in-form Roosters and Panthers. A gutsy win against the Bulldogs has restored...

Castle steps down

Rugby Australia (RA) chairman Paul McLean has staunchly backed departed chief executive Raelene Castle, whom he says was subjected to “abhorrent” bullying from “faceless...

Keeping fit at home

Not even pandemic isolation can prevent people from keeping fit at home! After a discussion with our rugby league writer John Lanzky, here is a suggested 30-minute daily routine...

TAFE and NCIE partnership boosts student employment

A thriving partnership is equipping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain employment in the fitness industry.

Australian Open highlights

Although the finals will be happening as we go to print, we offer some of the highlights of this year’s Australian Open. We also bid farewell to Kobe Bryant ...

Aussie swimmers impress at team championships

Australia’s new backstroke queen Minna Atherton has fallen just short of another short-course world record at the inaugural International Swimming League (ISL) championships recently....

Sydney Uni crews triumphant

Home advantage was not the case in the 2019 Australian Boat Race, with the University of Melbourne finishing behind the University of Sydney in the men’s and women’s races.

Swanning into schools for fun and fitness

Swansfit health and fitness program is a local initiative to teach young Australians about leading an active lifestyle.

Showing their true colours

South Sydney star utility Adam Doueihi recently had the unenviable task of judging the SSH Rabbitohs Colour & Win competition.

Focusing on fitness in the community

Hiscoes Gym and Fitness Centre on Crown Street is a Surry Hills institution, having operated for the last 39 years. The centre was founded...