Junior revolution: If under-6s don’t tackle, will it make kids soft?

In coming weeks on rugby league fields across Victoria and Queensland's south-east, as well as outposts in country NSW, a muted yet hugely significant revolution in the game will take its formative steps. It will be lost amid the start to the NRL season and the seemingly endless issues about player behaviour, a mercilessly relentless topic you could set your […]

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‘If they’ve got pictures, you’re f—ed’: why the NRL can’t win

The most revealing comment I’ve heard on the issue of bad behaviour in the NRL came from Andrew Johns. Joey, both an Immortal and one who had his own problems with drugs, alcohol and bar fights, said: ‘‘If they’ve got pictures of you, you’re f—–.” The NRL was supplied with CCTV of Ben Barba assaulting his partner in a Townsville […]

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Sala plane pilot’s family raise £140,000 in search for him

‘If you’ve got hope you shouldn’t give up. He wouldn’t stop searching for me’: Emiliano Sala plane pilot’s wife and daughter raise £140,000 to resume the mission to find him The light aircraft carrying Sala to Cardiff crashed into the English channel Sala’s family and fellow football stars pay poignant tributes to him online Pilot David Ibbotson’s body not found […]

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If Stajcic is a bully, so am I: Despotovski

Perth Glory W-League coach Bobby Despotovski has lashed FFA for their decision to sack Alen Stajcic, saying he himself would be fired for being a "bully" under those same standards. Stajcic was controversially fired as head coach of the Matildas following a series of internal reviews and confidential player surveys. Perth Glory W-League coach Bobby Despotovski (right).Credit:AAP Mystery still surrounds […]

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‘Imagine if we get beaten by Sri Lanka’: Fear of failure drives Langer

Justin Langer admits he struggled to sleep over a fear of failure against Sri Lanka and says he was seriously worried about how the decision to pick Kurtis Patterson over Will Pucovski at the Gabba would be publicly received. After Australia’s comprehensive innings victory over Sri Lanka at the Gabba, Langer has made it clear he wants to stick with the […]

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Russell Westbrook on if he’s ‘cool’ with Joel Embiid after latest clash: ‘(Expletive) no’

In case you haven't noticed by now, Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid don't like each other. Need more proof? Just ask Westbrook. In the final minutes of Saturday's game between Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder and Embiid's Philadelphia 76ers, the 2016-17 league MVP was fouled by Embiid on a fast break. Embiid and Westbrook both went tumbling to the ground, and […]

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What will happen if Parliament passes Theresa May's Brexit deal?

The Commons vote on her Brexit deal has been rescheduled for tomorrow,  January 15. Here's what could happen next. What happens if Parliament approves May's deal? Mrs May and agreed the terms of an exit deal at an EU leaders' summit on November 25. She now has to get it through Parliament, where MPs have been promised "a meaningful vote". After […]

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If Man Utd lose this weekend Jose Mourinho may never manage at Anfield ever again

He was quite capable of doing that all by himself years ago. During their times in charge of Chelsea and Liverpool, Mourinho and Rafa Benitez managed to engineer a whole new epic enmity where none had previously existed. While the history is rich, though, the present day is bleak for Mourinho. When the Manchester United boss drives his metaphorical bus […]

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