Punter forks out $20k on Crows to beat Hawks

One confident punter has placed a fairly large amount of cash on the Adelaide Crows to beat favourites Hawthorn in the AFL preliminary final clash on Saturday. He or she has had $20,000 on the Crows, who have drifted from $5.25 to $6 with Sportsbet this week.* Hawthorn, meanwhile, have been well backed with a … [Read the full story]

Beckham gets a beer can thrown at him

David Beckham reacted furiously after being pelted by a beer can in his first  game back for LA Galaxy. He was targeted during Galaxy’s 2-2 draw with Toronto on Wednesday. Becks, who was met by a chorus of boos throughout, stopped the game, held up  the beer can and gestured angrily at the crowd as officials … [Read the full story]

Rangers players accept 75% wage cut

Rangers players have accepted a 75 per cent cut in wages to prevent the squad being decimated by up to 15 redundancies. At one stage the club’s administrators  threatened to axe the club’s top five earners, plus 10 others, as they tried to reduce monthly outgoings by $2 million. It would have left manager Ally … [Read the full story]

Tigers win thrilling 1st round against Sharks

Shane Flanagan could not have been more emphatic about the influence refereeing howlers had on the golden-point loss to the Wests Tigers: “In my books, we should’ve won”. The Sharks coach watched in disbelief with the rest of us as Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall crunched a 35m field goal under intense pressure in extra-time to … [Read the full story]

Sebastian Vettel carries on where he left off

Reigning Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel set the ball rolling on the second pre-season test in Barcelona. Vettel posted the fastest time on the first day of what will be eight days of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya – split into two blocks of four – before the curtain rises on the new … [Read the full story]