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As the summer careered towards an out-of-control conclusion, cricket fans everywhere did their best to summon enthusiasm for yet another ODI in this 19-match series between Australia and Pakistan.
Sydney FC have been the best team in the A-League all season, so why do they continue to play in front of such small crowds?
It’s hardly controversial to say that Australian rugby faces a challenging 2017.
If you’ve taken a gander at two or three 2017 AFL predictions, or fifty, you’ll have seen a common theme this year – GWS, GWS and GWS. They are almost universally tipped to win the flag, but maybe we shouldn’t get too far ahead of ourselves.
He might have played just five games, but Brisbane’s Chris Lynn has taken out the BBL06 MVP award – in a canter, too.
Even in the NBA’s era of analytics, flash, fame and sexiness remain the decisive data points for many. Hence Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan being selected as All-Star starters in the East.
Alan Davidson has been credited as the first to score a 100 runs and take ten wickets in the same Test when he scored 44 and 80 in the 1960 tied Test against the West Indies at the Gabba, and captured 5-135 off 30 overs, and 6-87 off 24.6.
If Denis Istomin’s unexpected defeat of Novak Djokovic in the second round opened the men’s field at the Australian Open, Mischa Zverev’s unexpected win over top seed Andy Murray is surely the equivalent of throwing a hand grenade into the men’s draw.
Cricket Australia will release all-rounder Marcus Stoinis from the ODI squad in time for the Melbourne Stars’ BBL semi-final on Tuesday.
Coach Tony Popovic is cautiously optimistic Western Sydney’s first home A-League win could provide the springboard for a late-season finals push.
Returning Chelsea striker Diego Costa did not just let his predatory right foot do his talking for him on Sunday (Monday AEDT). A pair of gesturing hands were just as eloquent as he appeared to be making a point to his critics.
In an extraordinary twist, ageless champion Roger Federer is suddenly the new Australian Open favourite.
As if Novak Djokovic’s shock loss to Denis Istomin earlier this week wasn’t enough, the Australian Open men’s singles draw has now lost its No.1 seed, with Andy Murray bundled out in four sets by world No.50 Mischa Zverev.
Well, we got there. It’s taken to the last couple of games to narrow down a final four, and even during the last moments of the Sydney Sixers’ ultimately successful run-chase, there were still several different scenarios floating around.
Steve Smith’s passion and dedication is without question, if he could play for Australia every day of year he’d have a smile from ear to ear.
Wests Tigers second-rower Kyle Lovett has been charged with drug possession by the NSW police, according to a statement released by the club.
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The Atlanta Falcons play host to the Green Bay Packers as they go head-to-head for a place in the Super Bowl and to claim the NFC Championship. Join The Roar from 7:05am (AEDT) for live coverage.
Another upset has rocked the 2017 Australian Open, with world number one and five-time runner-up Sir Andy Murray crashing out of the tournament following a four-set loss to Germany’s Mischa Zverev.
With the 2017 NRL pre-season just weeks away, a number of young guns will be hoping to prove themselves against established stars.
When Yuvraj Singh was uncharacteristically beaten all ends up by Ryan Mclaren for naught at the Wanderers Stadium in 2013, many thought the curtains were being drawn on an exceptional ODI career.
Parramatta Eels Last year, people got a sense of how great a coach Brad Arthur is, being able to get a team that has nothing to play for to rise for games and beat top teams.
At the end of February, the Sri Lankan cricket team will tour Australia to play three Twenty20s.
It is early 2018, Australia have just won the Ashes 3-1 after a hard-fought contest. Batsmen Steve Smith, Dave Warner, Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja all performed admirably against the English attack and the bowlers were led by a strong pace attack of Mitch Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.
England haven’t been able to take a trick so far on tour of India and it doesn’t look like things will improve much as the one-day series rolls into Eden Gardens. Join The Roar for live scores from 7pm (AEDT).
Match result: Roger Federer has kept his dreams of an 18th grand slam title alive, progressing to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a five-set win over Kei Nishikori. » Click here to read the full match report Final score Roger Federer 6 6 6 4 6 Kei Nishikori 7 4 1 6 3 […]
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Match result: Australia have taken an unassailable 3-1 lead in their ODI series against Pakistan thanks to an 86-run win in Sydney on Sunday.
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One of the NBL’s fiercest rivalries heats up again in Round 16 when the desperate New Zealand Breakers host the inconsistent but in-form Perth Wildcats at Vector Arena. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 5pm (AEDT).
Match result: The Western Sydney Wanderers have got their first home win of the season, knocking over the Newcastle Jets two goals to none on Sunday.
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The Cairns Taipans might have games up their sleeve, but they are fast running out of chances to push for an NBL finals berth. Things won’t get much easier when they host the high-flying Illawarra Hawks. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 3pm (AEDT).
Richie Porte might have the Tour Down Under general classification all locked up bar the shouting, but Stage 6 around the streets of Adelaide will see one final chance for the sprinters to dethrone Caleb Ewan. Join The Roar for live coverage from 2pm (AEDT).
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As we approach the halfway mark of the 2017 Australian Open, let’s take a look back at what has shaped this year’s tournament and preview the second week of the first Grand Slam of the year.
What an off-season it has been for the brown and gold of Hawthorn over at Glenferrie.
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