Live: Kennards Hire Rally Australia, Day 1

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Day 1 of the 2016 Kennards Hire Rally Australia at Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. [Read entire story]

Kiwi plots hard landing for Seb

KIWI driver Hayden Paddon was literally breathing down the neck of world rally champion Sebastien Ogier on Thursday. [Read entire story]

The Moto3 rookies that herald a new era

SIXTEEN years old and racing a motorbike at world championship level. Raul Fernandez is one of a crop of rookies whose birthdate will make you feel really, really old ... [Read entire story]

‘Close to seriously damaging our brand’

HIDDEN behind Max Verstappen’s impeccable drive in Brazil was a damaging situation F1 official’s narrowly dodged, writes Martin Brundle. [Read entire story]

Watch: 25 years since the end of an F1 era

VIDEO: FOR all the purists that decry electronics’ influence of the modern F1 car — Ayrton Senna’s 1991 Australian GP pole lap is for you. [Read entire story]

Davison: Qualifying crucial under NZ format

SUPERCARS heads across the ditch to its last permanent circuit of the year, where Will Davison expects the race format to make qualifying crucial. [Read entire story]

We can make history: Fornaroli

MELBOURNE City captain Bruno Fornaroli has never lifted a trophy but with his side within sight of its first silverware, is daring to dream of FFA Cup glory. [Read entire story]

Brattan’s loving life in different City

RECALLED Socceroo Luke Brattan says he is finally playing with a smile on his face again after sitting on the sideline for 12 months after joining Manchester City. [Read entire story]

Brett Deledio requests trade to GWS from Richmond

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Richie McCaw: ‘Failure lifted my game’ says former All Blacks captain

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Stat that pushes Indian spinner ahead of greats

RAVICHANDRAN Ashwin has catapulted past some of Test cricket’s greatest ever players after his man-of-the-match performance against New Zealand. [Read entire story]

Live ODI: Australia v South Africa

SOUTH Africa is chasing a “mental edge” over Australia in the fifth and final one-day international as the host nation eyes a whitewash. Follow live! [Read entire story]

The unanswered question on Bathurst protest

COLUMN: IT’S been a whirlwind few days for Will Davison, who explains what it’s like to win the Bathurst 1000 — and poses a hypothetical about the protest. [Read entire story]

Move that could be the making of Kyrgios

NICK Kyrgios’ rivals should be worried after a significant change he believes has taken his game to a whole new level. [Read entire story]

The $95 million NFL ‘disaster’

THE Houston Texans took a punt by signing Brock Osweiler to a mega contract without even meeting him. They probably have a bad case of buyer’s remorse right now. [Read entire story]

Group B rivals leapfrog Socceroos with win

THE 1-1 with Japan may have been seen as a good result for the Socceroos, but Ange Postecoglou’s men have now lost the lead in Group B following overnight action. [Read entire story]

Wayne Rooney far from England’s biggest problem

FIVE TALKING POINTS: England’s goalless draw away to Slovenia has shone a light on the side’s problems, and they extend far beyond the form of captain Wayne Rooney. [Read entire story]

What Smith really thinks of Blues bull Klemmer

THE abuse a young David Klemmer fired at Test captain Cameron Smith was so bad it sparked spin-off feuds. Now they’re again Kangaroos teammates, Smith has had his say. [Read entire story]

Cowboys duo headline Scotland squad

FOUR regular NRL players have been named in Scotland’s squad for the upcoming Four Nations, including Cowboys duo Lachlan Coote and Kane Linnett. [Read entire story]

Abbott’s heartbreaking words on Hughes tragedy

FOR two years, Sean Abbott has not said a word about the day Phillip Hughes was fatally struck. Today, his silence was broken as the Coroner released his full inquest statement. [Read entire story]

Live Matador Cup: Blues v Redbacks

SOUTH Australia is out to break its Matador Cup duck when it takes on NSW at Drummoyne, while the Blues can jump into fourth spot. Follow live! [Read entire story]

‘He is going to send cars skywards’

AFTER another incident, Max Verstappen has been warned his rivals may change their tactics to combat his most daring manoeuvre. [Read entire story]

Popa: ‘We want to get a result this time’

TONY Popovic will be in Adelaide on Friday as Wanderers look to earn their first points of the new season and revenge after United won the A-League grand final last season. [Read entire story]

Okon: I won’t make Faty scapegoat

MARINERS defender Jacques Faty had a night to forget against Perth, having a foot in all of the Glory’s goals, but boss Paul Okan insists he won’t be “thrown under a bus”. [Read entire story]

How Jose was offered Fergie’s job in back of van

PAPER TALK: It’s been revealed that Manchester United wanted Jose Mourinho to take over from Alex Ferguson. But the interesting part is how the Portuguese got the offer. [Read entire story]

Rumour Mill: Ludicrous $325m bid for Neymar looms

NEYMAR is a man in demand. The latest move for the Brazilian superstar could break the world record and make him among the best paid players on the planet. [Read entire story]

Live: Warner cuts loose in South Africa

DAVID Warner and Aaron Finch got Australia off to a flying start in the must-win third one-dayer against South Africa in Durban. GET LIVE UPDATES! [Read entire story]

Ricciardo’s verdict on ‘Budgie Nine’ arrest

THE so-called “Budgie Nine” are facing prison sentences in Malaysia after stripping down to their underwear, and Daniel Ricciardo has a message for them. [Read entire story]

Gloves are off for Sydney derby stoppers

FROM teammates to derby rivals, Danny Vukovic and Andrew Redmayne go up against each other in the all-Sydney clash on Saturday, with plenty of history. [Read entire story]

Choi’s Korea move finally paying off

DANNY Choi is adamant Adelaide United came calling for more than ‘just’ the 70m FFA Cup wonderstrike. [Read entire story]

NRL odd couple in Dally M double

THEY couldn’t be more different: the hulking Jason Taumalolo and the diminutive Cooper Cronk. But they were the same as they tied for the Dally M crown. FULL WRAP UP OF LEAGUE’S NIGHT OF NIGHTS. [Read entire story]

‘It was an error of judgment on my behalf’

SAM Allardyce has held his hands up after his career as England manager came to an end following controversial comments made to undercover reporters. [Read entire story]

2016 Dally M Medal highlights: full results, blog

Full Dally M results: For the second time in the history of the Dally M Medal, a tie has decided the top honour in the game with Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys) and Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm) both [Read entire story]

Injury forces Aliir Aliir to miss AFL grand final

Sydney Swans defender Aliir Aliir has been ruled out of Saturday’s AFL grand final against the Western Bulldogs. Aliir was unable to get through Sydney’s closed training session on Wednesday after suffering a [Read entire story]