• Blues setting big, tall targets

    Carlton captain Marc Murphy says coach Mick Malthouse will have a number of key position players to choose from for their forward line this season.

  • Spiranovic: We can go all the way

    Socceroos defender Matthew Spiranovic says the players are highly aware of how important winning the Asian Cup would be for the sport in Australia.

  • Gideon Haigh on Clarke and BBL in Melb

    Michael Clarke is highly unlikely to be able to prove that he is physically capable of playing in the upcoming World Cup and most people are not that worried about it, says Gideon Haigh.

  • De Stoop: Carlton need quick development

    Carlton showed last year that it cannot again rely too heavily on their core group of quality players if they want to have any chance of playing finals this season, says Julian de Stoop.

  • Ralph: Bomber was close, Hird still doubtful

    Mark Thompson was very close to continuing his job as coach of Essendon late last year and James Hird is still not a guarantee to be in the position when this season starts, says Jon Ralph.

  • Tom Rockliff chosen as new Lions skipper

    Elite midfielder Tom Rockliff has been announced as the captain of the Brisbane Lions after his selection by players and coaches was ratified by the board on Wednesday night.

  • Jets sack five senior players

    The A-League is in crisis mode as news came through last night that Newcastle Jets owner Nathan Tinkler has sacked three of his coaching staff and five players.

  • Scorchers go back to back

    The Perth Scorchers are the Big Bash champions for a second time, beating the Sydney Sixers in a thrilling Big Bash Final at Manuka Oval

  • Brian Waldron: There’s no excuse, we cheated

    Former Melbourne Storm CEO Brian Waldron has said that unforeseen circumstances led to the club cheating the salary cap, but there was no excuse for the actions that saw them stripped of two premierships.

  • Maddinson eyeing huge BBL Final innings

    Big-hitting Nic Maddinson is confident that his Sydney Sixers have enough batting firepower to defeat the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash Final in Canberra on Wednesday night.

  • Jon Ralph on Carlton & Port’s fitness

    Although Carlton is unusually playing down its expectations for the upcoming season, Jon Ralph believes that the club will be desperate to show significant improvement from last year.