NZ Rugby Mourning The Death Of Sean Wainui

New Zealand Rugby has described the sudden passing of Chiefs and All Blacks player Sean Wainui as a dark day for the game. Wainui died in a car crash early on Monday morning. According to a statement issued the Bay of Plenty police department, the crash at McLaren Falls had ….

Nadal Not Yet Certain About Return Plan

There’s still no definitive word about when fans can expect to see Rafael Nadal return to the court. Nadal said this week he himself wasn’t yet clear on the timeline for a return, while adding that his focus right now was to recover from the foot injury that cost him ….

CA Chair Earl Eddings Announces Early Exit

Cricket Australia has been dumped into early uncertainty by the untimely resignation of chair Earl Eddings only a day before the cricketing body’s annual general meeting. Although Eddings had been expected to get the axe from his seat on the board after losing the support of several states, the board ….

Chris Woakes Says Ian Botham Is Off The Mark

England T20 World Cup contender Chris Woakes has blasted Ian Botham’s insinuation that England’s players had previously tried to avoid signing up for the Ashes Test by using quarantine restrictions as a handy excuse. He said if indeed people were living in a normal and disease-free world, the team would ….

Azeem Rafiq Not Happy With Former County

Former Headingley cricketer Azeem Rafiq is accusing Yorkshire of trying to protect those players who racially abused him during his two spells with the club.  This after the club refused to make public its report following a formal investigation into his allegations. Yorkshire has however in the meantime admitted that ….

ATP To Investigate Alexander Zverev

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) this week announced that it has launched a formal investigation into allegations of domestic abuse made against Alexander Zverev. The Olympic champion’s troubles began when former girlfriend and junior player Olga Sharypova accused him of a series of domestic assaults. According to an interview ….

Former EPL Ref Blasted For Outdated Comments

Attracting enormous criticism last week had been former English Premier League ref Mark Clattenburg – for his allegedly outdated comments about female referees in sport. Clattenburg made a controversial string of comments during a recent radio interview when he commented on Sara Cox recently becoming the first female referee in ….

Boxing A Corrupt Sport At 2016 Rio Olympics

A potentially explosive investigation into the 2016 Rio Olympics has revealed that up to 10 boxing matches may have involved some form of bout manipulation. Rumour has it one of the fights thought to have been manipulated may have been a bantamweight quarter-final brawl between Ireland’s Michael Conlan and Russia’s ….

Argentina Coach Unhappy Over Photo Exclusion

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma on Saturday voiced extreme unhappiness on behalf of his team after the Argentinian Rugby Championship side got left out of the captain’s photoshoot in Townsville. Ledesma in a post-game conference delivered an unexpected message: one of reacting to a situation he said he deemed disrespectful. ….

Demons Win First AFL Grand Final In 57 Years

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says the Demons’ first AFL Grand final win in 57 years isn’t the end of anything, but rather the beginning of many more great things to come. The Demons on Saturday night made for a thrilling grand final at the Optus Stadium in Perth by making ….