Manchester City worthy champions but record season may threaten Premier League’s appeal

Manchester City worthy champions but record season may threaten Premier League’s appeal

By Steve Wilson Posted May 14, 2018 18:31:00 Related Story: Liverpool into Champions League, Man City reaches 100 points Related Story: Is Paul Pogba just a fancy French peacock or can he win the World Cup? Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? In winning this …

Whale-watching season gets off to early start as humpback whale population soars

Whale-watching season gets off to early start as humpback whale population soars

By Luisa Rubbo and Kathy Sundstrom Posted May 13, 2018 16:10:48 Photo: About 33,000 whales are expected to make the journey to Queensland this year. (Supplied: Jodie Lowe’s Marine Animal Photography ) The phenomenal growth in the humpback whale population has resulted in some of the giant beasts of the …

NRL player Steve Michaels to stand trial on 10 charges of supplying cocaine during 2014 season

NRL player Steve Michaels to stand trial on 10 charges of supplying cocaine during 2014 season

Updated May 10, 2018 10:48:14 Former Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos player Steve Michaels has been committed to stand trial over a cocaine scandal that rocked the NRL, after he allegedly dealt cocaine to himself and others at various Gold Coast suburbs, a court has heard. The 31-year-old was …

The battle for Mayo. Adelaide Hills voters are about to get another taste of election season

The battle for Mayo. Adelaide Hills voters are about to get another taste of election season

Posted May 10, 2018 08:39:16 This week the Australian Electoral Commission formally began the process to transform the now figurehead-less ‘Nick Xenophon Team’ into the rather more loosely defined ‘Centre Alliance’. The renamed party is seeking to brand itself with a new logo — two concentric circles, apparently representing a …

St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton ruled out for AFL season due to unexplained heart problems

St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton ruled out for AFL season due to unexplained heart problems

Updated May 03, 2018 14:09:44 Photo: Doctors are running further tests to get to the bottom of Dylan Roberton’s heart problems. (AAP: Joe Castro) Related Story: St Kilda’s Dylan Roberton set for series of tests after scary on-field collapse Dylan Roberton is unlikely to play in the AFL again this …

Riley McGree scores goal of the season as scorpion kick puts Newcastle Jets into A-League grand final

Riley McGree scores goal of the season as scorpion kick puts Newcastle Jets into A-League grand final

Posted April 27, 2018 22:03:34 Photo: Riley McGree wheels away after scoring the goal of the A-League season against City. (AAP: Darren Pateman) Has Riley McGree scored the A-League’s greatest-ever goal? The Newcastle Jets forward netted a stupendous effort to equalise for his team in the A-League semi-finals against Melbourne …

Tasmanian strategy to combat flu season ‘best ever’, Health Minister says

Tasmanian strategy to combat flu season ‘best ever’, Health Minister says

Updated April 26, 2018 14:33:47 Tasmania will be the most prepared it ever has been for the impending flu season, the state’s Health Minister says. The plan to deal with flu and other winter illnesses unveiled by Michael Ferguson includes using casual staff and maximising hospital bed capacity. Last year’s …

Grain farmers begin seeding season across Western Australia

Grain farmers begin seeding season across Western Australia

Posted April 18, 2018 08:11:46 Photo: Mid-west farmer Kyle Carson said the weather pattern has been hard to predict. (ABC Rural: Joanna Prendergast) Related Story: Why WA’s grain harvest is the nation’s big hope of the season Seeding is underway in pockets of the grain-growing region across Western Australia, for …

Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe ‘more dangerous’ this season, Ross Lyon says

Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe ‘more dangerous’ this season, Ross Lyon says

Updated April 08, 2018 11:48:26 Photo: Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is “growing into being a leader”, according to coach Ross Lyon. (AAP: Julian Smith) Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says Nat Fyfe has become a more-dangerous player this year, with the skipper on track to replicate his 2015 Brownlow medal season. …

Collingwood beat Carlton for first win of the AFL season but still want improvement

Collingwood beat Carlton for first win of the AFL season but still want improvement

Updated April 07, 2018 09:39:33 Photo: Steele Sidebottom was one of Collingwood’s best in the breakthrough win. (AAP: Julian Smith) A win is a win, but Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is not going to use the Pies’ breakthrough 24-point victory over Carlton to paper over the cracks in his side’s …