Injured Travis Head could still make Australia’s World Cup squad

Australian coach Andrew McDonald says his team could yet “carry” injured opened Travis Head through the early stages of the World Cup with his broken hand, conceding that despite not needing surgery he won‘t be available until the back-end of the tournament. In the wake of Australia’s 122-run loss in the fifth and final ODI […]

Marnus Labuschagne century, World Cup squad, video, cricket news

The Australian selectors are facing quite a quandary. Marnus Labuschagne, having missed out on Australia’s provisional World Cup squad, has earned back-to-back player of the match honours to give George Bailey’s selection panel plenty to ponder over the coming weeks. Since being parachuted into Australia’s starting XI as a concussion substitute on Thursday, Labuschagne has […]

Antony dropped by Brazil over assault allegations, ex girlfriend

Manchester United winger Antony was dropped from Brazil’s squad for upcoming World Cup qualifying games on Monday following allegations of assault made against him by an ex-girlfriend. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement that Antony had been stood down in order to “preserve the alleged victim, the player, the Brazil team and […]

Tim Paine slams Ben Stokes retirement backflip, England squad, Harry Brook

Former Australian Test captain Tim Paine has slammed Ben Stokes after the English all-rounder came out of one-day international retirement ahead of the 50-over World Cup in India later this year, selected in England’s squad to host New Zealand for four warm-up ODIs. “Ben Stokes coming out of one day retirement, I found that interesting,” […]

Matildas vs Denmark, Australia’s Steph Catley injury was divisive tactic, latest news

The Matildas are under scrutiny after an apparent brazen act of gamesmanship during their Women’s World Cup clash against Denmark. The Matildas were able to compose themselves on the back of a controversial moment involving Steph Catley after the Danes had dominated the early exchanges. Catley took some contact and stayed down on the ground […]

Kaylee McKeown wins 100m backstroke gold, becomes undisputed champion

Australia’s Kaylee McKeown has bounced back from a brutal disqualification, winning the 100m backstroke at the world swimming championships to lay claim to being the greatest backstroker of all time. McKeown was sensationally disqualified in the semi-finals of the 200m individual medley in her first event of the program in a contentious ruling by officials […]