NFL anthem protests: Florida police union offers olive branch to players

Florida police union calls for Dolphins boycott Palm Beach County PBA President John Kazanjian on calls to boycott the Miami Dolphins after players’ anthem protest. A South Florida police union wants to stop the NFL players from kneeling at games and is willing to listen and discuss player hostility toward law enforcement in the United States, even as it calls for […]

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Trump chides NFL players for protests at preseason games

‘NFL players are at it again’ says Trump as he demands they be stripped of pay after players from five teams raise fists, take a knee or leave the field during national anthem president tweeted Friday morning after NFL anthem protests returned Thursday as 24 teams played preseason games Players from the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars […]

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AFL players 'not outside the law of the land': Matthews

AFL great Leigh Matthews has called for the send-off rule to be introduced and says the option is available for police to investigate Andrew Gaff's swinging punch on Andrew Brayshaw. Matthews, the Hawthorn legend and four-time premiership coach with Collingwood and the Brisbane Lions, is the only player in VFL-AFL history to have been charged by police for an on-field […]

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Neeld: I should have given older players more time to prove themselves

Mark Neeld during his time at Essendon. Former Melbourne coach Mark Neeld has admitted he did not give the Demons' experienced players enough of a chance to prove their worth when he took over as coach in 2012. However he rejects the view that the club's decision to make Jack Trengove the youngest captain in the game's history that season […]

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Melbourne Rebels players suspended over fresh allegation of assault

Super Rugby team Melbourne Rebels have found themselves in the midst of more drama, with two of their players suspended indefinitely after allegations the pair were involved in an incident that left a man in hospital. The Rebels have confirmed that rookie players Hunter Paisami and Pone Faamausili have been stood down pending investigations. They have admitted to club management that […]

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Origin player ratings: How the players fared in Game Three

New South Wales – Matt Bungard 1. James Tedesco: Threw an ill-advised cut-out pass that was intercepted for the opening try but recovered well and backed up to give the Blues a half-time lead. 7 2. Tom Trbojevic: Cleaned up plenty of kicks under real pressure and showed great instincts to swing the game in NSW’s favour with a runaway try […]

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Giants players moved to tears by designer of Indigenous round dress

Giants players were moved to tears when 16-year-old Krystal Dallinger spoke about the dress she had designed for her idols to wear this Sunday against the Swifts during Super Netball's inaugural Indigenous round. After a traditional smoking ceremony on Tuesday, Dallinger helped unveil the design she had spent months creating, describing the significance of the goanna, river, waterholes, turtle and […]

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England will never have a better chance

England will never have a better chance… Our players must relish this challenge at the World Cup England players can say we will never have a greater chance of making progress I’d be hugely disappointed as a player if I didn’t take opportunity that lies ahead  If they beat Colombia, England potentially have a golden path in front of them […]

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ICC ramps up punishment for players found ball-tampering

A player guilty of ball-tampering could now be banned for up to six tests or 12 one-dayers after the International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced harsher sanctions at its five-day Annual Conference in Dublin. Tougher punishments for ball-tampering have been on the cards since incidents during this year's third test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town. Crackdown: Cameron Bancroft […]

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