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2018 AFL – Round 1 Preview  >  AFL

What they play for!

Racing and Sports aims to provide you with analysis of each game from the 2018 AFL Season.

Formula One heavyweights at loggerheads  >  Motor Sports

Red Bull principal Christian Horner isn't happy with Ferrari counterpart Maurizio Arrivabene ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

Sprint queen Thompson aiming to please  >  Other Sports

Jamaica's 100m and 200m Olympic champion Elaine Thompson will ensure there is still plenty of star power on the track at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

O'Sullivan not after Mariners coaching gig  >  Football

Central Coast's trying A-League week will galvanise the squad when Sydney FC come to town, says caretaker coach Wayne O'Sullivan.

Victory weigh up options for AL Perth trip  >  Football

KEVIN MUSCAT, Head Coach of the Victory speaks to his players during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Victory are without Socceroo creator James Troisi for a tricky A-League trip to Perth.

Coorey claims top job at Bulldogs Leagues  >  Rugby League

George Coorey has been appointed as chairperson of the Canterbury Leagues club board.

City's A-League break coming soon: Joyce  >  Football

Coach WARREN JOYCE of Melbourne City looks on before the League match between Melbourne City FC and Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Ahead of the visit of Western Sydney, Bruno Fornaroli has completed his best week of training all A-League season, according to coach Warren Joyce.

AFL milestone man Towers facing tall task  >  AFL

DEAN TOWERS of the Swans takes a mark during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Port Adelaide Power at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney's versatile Dean Towers is set to spend at least part of his 50th AFL match competing against the much taller Nic Naitanui.

Seibold puts faith in NRL's baby Bunnies  >  Rugby League

Coach ANTHONY SEIBOLD looks on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

South Sydney are on the cusp of opening their NRL season with three-straight defeats for the first time in more than a decade.

Hurt Phoenix keeper's A-League season over  >  Football

TANDO VELAPHI of Melbourne City in action during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne City FC at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Wellington goalkeeper Tando Velaphi's A-League season has been ended four games early by an ankle injury.

Glory A-League selection headache arrives  >  Football

Glory coach KENNY LOWE during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and Perth Glory at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Perth, boosted by a fully-fit squad, are aiming to keep their A-League finals hopes alive against Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium.

AFL admits umpire errors in two 50m calls  >  AFL

DAMIEN HARDWICK Senior Coach of the Tigers during the 2017 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

An AFL crackdown on opposition players entering the protected area led to five 50m penalties in Thursday night's season opener.

Starcevich set for another grand final  >  AFL

CRAIG STARCEVICH, coach of the Lions addresses the team at quarter time during the 2017 AFLW match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Brisbane Lions at Fremantle Oval in Perth, Australia.

Brisbane AFLW coach Craig Starcevich knows all about the joy and heartbreak of grand finals.

Mixed fortunes for Triple Eight Supercars  >  Motor Sports

JAMIE WHINCUP driver of the #88 Red Bull Holden Racing Team celebrates after winning the 2017 Supercars Drivers Championship in Newcastle, Australia

Jamie Whincup has won a pair of poles at the Australian Grand Prix but Triple Eight teammate Shane van Gisbergen has struggled in Supercars qualifying.

Riera back for Wanderers against City  >  Football

ORIOL RIERA of the Wanderers and Petros Skapetis of Brisbane contest the ball during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The Wanderers' Spanish top-scorer is set for a timely return when Josep Gombau's A-League side travel to face fourth-placed Melbourne City.

AFL Giant Harry set to get run up forward  >  AFL

HARRY HIMMELBERG of the Giants in action during the Greater Western Sydney GIants AFL Intra-Club match at Tom Wills Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Greater Western Sydney youngster Harry Himmelberg is enjoying getting a chance to play up forward after starting his AFL career down back.

Matildas star Kerr not fazed by world snub  >  Football

SAM KERR of Perth Glory finds space near the goals during the W-League match between the Perth Glory and Canberra United at Hay Park in Bunbury, Australia.

Star striker Sam Kerr is back in her hometown of Perth preparing for the Matildas' friendly against Thailand at nib Stadium.

Rain pelts NZ-England day-night Test  >  Cricket

Heavy rain has halted New Zealand's day-night Test against England in Auckland, with the Kiwis ahead by 171 runs.

Storm's Croft a work in progress: Bellamy  >  Rugby League

BRODIE CROFT of the Storm scores a try during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Melbourne Storm at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says he's happy with the work of rookie halfback Brodie Croft, who is still finding his feet in the Storm NRL side.

Mercedes to join rebel Ferrari: ex-F1 boss  >  Motor Sports

BERNIE ECCLESTONE, Chairman Emeritus of the Formula One Group walks in the Paddock during previews to the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia in Sochi, Russia.

Ex-Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says Mercedes will join Ferrari in a rebel series due to changes made by the new owners who ended his 40-year reign.

Suns' Dew content ahead of AFL induction  >  AFL

Senior coach STUART DEW during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

The AFL's newest coach is happy with what he's seen from his Gold Coast side going into his first game in charge.

Port coach lucky to be part of Barry story  >  AFL

KEN HINKLEY the coach of the Power looks on during a Port Adelaide Power AFL training session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley feels lucky to be part of the "incredible story" of Dom Barry, who returns to the AFL on Saturday for the first time since 2014.

Young signs on with Roar for two seasons  >  Football

Brisbane Roar has signed in-demand goalkeeper Jamie Young for a further two seasons.

Hamilton dominates Australian GP practice  >  Motor Sports

LEWIS HAMILTON of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after finishing third during the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has sounded his intentions by dominating opening practice at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Spieth, Reed book epic WGC showdown  >  Golf

JORDAN SPIETH of the United States plays ahead of the 2017 Australian Golf Open in Sydney, Australia

Having each won their opening two matches, Jordan Spieth's clash with Patrick Reed is a knockout duel at the World Golf Championships-Match Play.