First woman to referee in Australia’s scandal-plagued NRL

16 July 2019, 10:12 AM
Australia's National Rugby League will make history with its first female referee on Thursday night, as the NRL struggles to leave behind its "blokey" culture.
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I did not expect my career to lead me to Limpopo – Matlaba 15 July 2019, 9:30 PM

New Black Leopards midfielder Thabo Matlaba says he did not expect his career to lead him to Limpopo.

South Africans are negative – Baxter 15 July 2019, 6:43 PM

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says South Africans are negative about their national team. He was speaking at the arrival of the national team from African Cup of Nations in Egypt on Saturday.

Smith talks about injury woes ahead of Currie Cup game against Bulls 15 July 2019, 3:56 PM

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith admits they do have to deal with some niggles and blows heading into their first Currie Cup match of 2019 against the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday.

Cape Town City’s McCarthy looks to further beef up squad 15 July 2019, 3:00 PM

Cape Town City FC coach Benni McCarthy says he might not quite be finished in the transfer market. City have been dealt a blow ahead of the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season, with Taariq Fielies out for a few months after having to have his appendix removed. While City have brought in the versatile Abbubaker Mobara,  […]

Buttler happy with career after ICC Cricket World Cup triumph 15 July 2019, 2:40 PM

Jos Buttler said nothing would faze him again after his key role in England's unforgettable World Cup triumph at Lord's.

We want Baxter to stay: Players 15 July 2019, 11:41 AM

Bafana Bafana players Dean Furman and Bongani Zungu have expressed their wish for head Coach Stuart Baxter to stay in his position.

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Mahrez magic sets up Fennecs vs Teranga Lions AFCON final 15 July 2019, 10:44 AM

It’s been 29 years since Algeria last won the African Cup of Nations and on Friday they will attempt to win for the first time since then, with a son of the soil on their bench.

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Pogba must put his head down and focus on pre-season: Robson 15 July 2019, 10:02 AM

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba must distance himself from speculation that he is set to end an unhappy spell at Old Trafford and focus on pre-season training until a decision is reached on his future, club legend Bryan Robson said.

Queen salutes England after World Cup glory 15 July 2019, 8:14 AM

The Queen sent her congratulations to England's World Cup winners after their incredible triumph against New Zealand on Sunday.

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More Tour de France joy for Impey with stage win 15 July 2019, 5:55 AM

South African Daryl Impey added an individual stage win to his Tour de France happy memories when he prevailed at the end of a long breakaway from St Etienne on Sunday.

Mahrez stunner sends Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final 15 July 2019, 5:36 AM

Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over three-time champions Nigeria on Sunday and set up a rematch with Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

Proteas beat Jamaica in an end to end Netball World Cup match 14 July 2019, 9:28 PM

South Africa beat Jamaica by 55 goals to 52 in the ongoing Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England.

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Wallabies’ Tupou unharmed after Joburg robbery 14 July 2019, 9:19 PM

Australia prop Taniela Tupou suffered no major injuries after having his mobile phone snatched out of his hand in a robbery outside the team hotel in Johannesburg’s upmarket Sandton district on Saturday evening.

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Senegal reach Cup of Nations final as own goal sinks Tunisia 14 July 2019, 9:09 PM

Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time with a Dylan Bronn own goal giving them a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Sunday in a tense last-four duel in Cairo.

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England secure 2019 Cricket World Cup in dramatic fashion 14 July 2019, 8:51 PM

England are the winners of the 2019 Cricket World Cup after defeating New Zealand in dramatic fashion in the final at Lord's in London.

Djokovic beats Federer to win fifth Wimbledon title in longest ever final 14 July 2019, 8:32 PM

Defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth Wimbledon title on Sunday beating eight-time champion Roger Federer

Hamilton wins record sixth British GP, extends F1 lead 14 July 2019, 6:44 PM

Lewis Hamilton made the most of a favourable safety car intervention on Sunday to claim a record sixth British Grand Prix victory at a packed Silverstone.

England’s Plunkett strikes twice to rock New Zealand in World Cup final 14 July 2019, 3:46 PM

Liam Plunkett struck twice to put England on top in the World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday, taking the prized wicket of Kane Williamson before bowling the established Henry Nicholls.

‘Stars align’ as Federer seeks to break Djokovic spell in Wimbledon final 14 July 2019, 1:13 PM

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer believes the "stars have aligned" as he attempts to become the oldest Grand Slam winner of modern times in Sunday's final against Novak Djokovic.

Serena to fight for equality until ‘the grave’ 14 July 2019, 12:54 PM

Beaten Wimbledon finalist Serena Williams has said she has no plans to give up fighting for equality to focus solely on her tennis.

New Zealand win toss and bat against England in Cricket World Cup final 14 July 2019, 11:42 AM

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat against England in the World Cup final at an overcast Lord's on Sunday.

Equality is my cause: Serena puts legend King in her place 14 July 2019, 8:15 AM

Serena Williams delivered a stinging rebuke to fellow tennis legend Billie Jean King who said she should focus on tennis and stop behaving like a celebrity and fighting for equality.

Vargas outpoints Kameda to retain WBC crown 14 July 2019, 6:43 AM

Mexico's Rey Vargas successfully defended his WBC super bantamweight crown on Saturday, defeating Japan's Tomoki Kameda by unanimous decision.

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Williamson optimistic ahead of cricket final 13 July 2019, 7:46 PM

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has no problem that hosts England have been branded favourites for Sunday's (July 14) Cricket World Cup final but says anything is possible.

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Bafana receive luke-warm reception after Afcon showing 13 July 2019, 4:44 PM

Bafana Bafana returns to South Africa following their quarter-final defeat to Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Halep eases past Williams to secure Wimbledon victory 13 July 2019, 4:18 PM

Simona Halep torpedoed Serena Williams's latest bid to capture a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam on Saturday when she stormed to a sensational victory in a 56-minute Wimbledon final.

More fans fly in to boost Algeria 13 July 2019, 3:33 PM

Algeria's hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations final will be boosted by the arrival of another 2,000 fans in time for Sunday's semi-final against Nigeria in Cairo.

Calm before the storm? Halep stands between Serena and Court landmark 13 July 2019, 12:13 PM

Serena Williams's place among the legends of tennis is assured but her mission will not be accomplished unless she at least equals Margaret Court's record haul of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

Nigeria only Cup of Nations hopefuls with positive semi-finals record 13 July 2019, 10:03 AM

Nigeria are the only 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalists in Egypt who boast a positive record in the penultimate stage of the competition.

Chinese divers plunder 10-metre synchro world title 13 July 2019, 9:20 AM

China's teenage diving sensation Lian Junjie helped retain the mixed 10-metre synchro world crown by partnering Si Yajie to a crushing victory in Saturday's final in Gwangju.