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Dec 14

NRL finally announce sale of Gold Coast Titans to Kelly and Frizelle

Darryl Kelly and Rebecca Frizelle pip Stuart McAuliffe to take on TitansClub fell into NRL hands after running into financial difficulties in 2014Former co-owner Darryl Kelly and ex-chair Rebecca Frizelle have been unveiled as the new owners of the Gol…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/15/nrl-to-finally-announce-sale-of-gold-coast-titans

Dec 14

Lleyton Hewitt planning to make playing return at Australian Open

Hewitt, 36, officially retired from tennis after home grand slam in 2016Says he is looking to get back into action with Sam Groth in men’s doubles Former World No1 Lleyton Hewitt plans to come out of retirement and double up with Sam Groth at next mont…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/15/lleyton-hewitt-planning-to-make-playing-return-at-australian-open

Dec 13

Jeff Horn ‘interested’ in Anthony Mundine fight after seeing off Gary Corcoran

Horn successfully defends WBO welterweight title in BrisbaneMundine offers champion more lucrative option than Terence CrawfordJeff Horn is refusing to rule out a showdown with Anthony Mundine if it presents a more financially attractive option than Te…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/14/jeff-horn-keen-to-prove-point-to-us-doubters-after-win-over-gary-corcoran

Dec 12

Amir Khan one of several options for Jeff Horn if he can beat Gary Corcoran

Australian makes first defence of his WBO welterweight title on WednesdayTerence Crawford, Manny Pacquiao and possibly Khan awaitBritish boxer Amir Khan has joined a growing queue of potential opponents for Jeff Horn, who will put more than just his WB…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/13/amir-khan-one-of-several-options-for-jeff-horn-if-he-can-beat-gary-corcoran

Dec 11

NRL club Manly face hefty penalties for alleged salary cap breaches

NRL handed Sea Eagles breach notice for alleged breaches spanning five yearsTwo officials accused of orchestrating scheme given show-cause noticesManly could be facing a hefty fine and two officials could be deregistered after the NRL accused the club …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/11/nrl-club-manly-face-hefty-penalties-for-alleged-salary-cap-breaches

Dec 07

FFA and Lowy avoid sack as Fifa extends football peace talks

Fifa was widely expected to recommend Lowy and his board be removed and a normalisation committee be installedFootball Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy has avoided the sack and a Fifa takeover of the local game after the world governing body a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/07/ffa-and-lowy-avoid-sack-as-fifa-extends-football-peace-talks

Dec 07

Tim Cahill has next club lined up, says Kevin Muscat

Cahill walked away from Melbourne City on Wednesday after agreeing terms to rip up his contract Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says he knows Tim Cahill well enough to believe he has his next playing deal stitched up.Cahill sensationally walked fr…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/07/tim-cahill-has-next-club-lined-up-says-kevin-muscat

Dec 06

Cricket: Ben Stokes included in England’s ODI squad

Allrounder is waiting to learn if he faces charges for a brawl outside a Bristol club that left another man with a fractured eye socketBen Stokes has been included in England’s ODI squad for the series that follows the Ashes but the allrounder is still…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/07/cricket-ben-stokes-included-in-englands-odi-squad

Dec 06

Women’s NRL competition featuring ‘up to six’ teams to launch in 2018

NRL Women’s Premiership will be played during men’s finals timeInterstate Challenge to be rebranded as State of Origin gameAn national elite women’s rugby league competition, the NRL Women’s Premiership, will launch in 2018 and feature “up to six” team…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/06/womens-nrl-competition-featuring-up-to-six-teams-to-launch-in-2018

Dec 03

Cameron Smith wins Australian PGA title from Jordan Zunic after play-off

The play-off lasted two extra holes after the pair initially parred the 18thSmith and Zunic were locked at under 18 through 72 holesCameron Smith has won the Australian PGA Championship in a tense play-off over two extra holes against Jordan Zunic.The …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/03/cameron-smith-wins-australian-pga-title-from-jordan-zunic-after-play-off

Dec 02

A-League: Roar snatch win as injuries hit Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers 0-2 Brisbane Roar Roar get badly needed winBrisbane have finally got their A-League season on track by snatching a sorely needed 2-0 A-League win off an injury-hit Western Sydney.Ivan Franjic marked his return to the Roar with …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/02/a-league-brisbane-roar-western-sydney-wanderers-newcastle-jets-melbourne-city

Dec 02

Rugby League: Jillaroos defend World Cup title in style

Australia 23-26 New ZealandCo-captains Steph Hancock and Renae Kunst farewelledTears of joy have flowed with the Jillaroos farewelling co-captains Steph Hancock and Renae Kunst in style, defending their Rugby League World Cup title with a 23-16 win ove…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/02/rugby-league-jillaroos-defend-world-cup-title-in-style

Dec 01

Socceroos and Matildas face nervy wait for Fifa decision on FFA crisis

Fifa intervention could have ramifications for Australian national sidesWorld governing body set to take over after FFA plans for reform rejectedThe Socceroos and Matildas will be watching nervously for Fifa’s next move amid the unlikely but alarming p…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/01/socceroos-and-matildas-face-nervy-wait-for-fifa-decision-on-ffa-crisis

Nov 30

Jarryd Hayne set for Parramatta return after leaving Gold Coast Titans

Full-back granted release from Titans contractDeparture comes just six months after extension clause activatedJarryd Hayne appears set to re-join Parramatta after being granted an immediate release from the Gold Coast. Titans CEO Graham Annesley confir…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/30/jarryd-hayne-parramatta-eels-gold-coast-titans

Nov 29

Bernard Tomic at risk of ‘wasting his life’ says John Newcombe

Tomic yet to commit to wildcard playoff for spot in Australian OpenNewcombe claims Tomic needs to ‘find a really good trainer’ and get into shapeBernard Tomic remains undecided about contesting the Australian Open wildcard playoff amid concerns from te…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/29/bernard-tomic-at-risk-of-wasting-his-life-says-john-newcombe

Nov 27

Jonny Bairstow’s alleged head-butt ‘a bit weird’, says Cameron Bancroft

Bairstow says bar meeting with Australian ‘blown out of proportion’England will not discipline wicketkeeper over alleged incident in PerthJonny Bairstow’s actions have been described as “weird” by Australia opener Cameron Bancroft but the England wicke…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/27/mountain-out-of-a-molehill-joe-root-dismisses-claims-about-jonny-bairstow