‘This year is different’: Jones says Dees are better than 2018

Milestone man Nathan Jones has declared his Demons are a better version of their 2018 selves and have only just started to “scratch the surface” in their quest to end a premiership drought that has lasted almost six decades. The Demons made it to a preliminary final in 2018, beating Geelong and Hawthorn in their opening two finals before losing to the Eagles in Perth. That excitement dissipated in 2019

Opinion: Thrilling San Diego Padres-Los Angeles Dodgers weekend series delivered every emotion possible

SAN DIEGO — It was a dramatic made-for-TV mini-series played on a baseball field, giving you possibly everything you could want. Suspense. Non-stop action. Heroes. Villains. Obscenities. Heated gestures.. Emotional outbursts. Chest-thumping. Head-scratching. Exhilaration. And heartbreak. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, over 11 hours and 17 glorious minutes this weekend at Petco Park, delivered every emotion possible, with the Padres avoiding a three-game sweep Sunday with a

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Steinem still on track for Australasian Oaks at Morphettville

RISING star Steinem is still on track for the Group 1 Australasian Oaks on May 1 despite missing a place in last Saturday’s Group 3 Auraria Stakes at Morphettville, says co-trainer David Eustace. Steinem was sent out as the raging $1.60 favourite on Saturday but the effort of having to circle the field from the outside barrier of 20 (16 with scratchings) proved too tough a hurdle for the filly.

Kings star Louzada NBA bound

Didi Louzada’s looming signing with the New Orleans Pelicans from the Sydney Kings will pave the way for more potential NBA players to join the NBL’s Next Stars program. In another boost for the Australian league as a legitimate pathway to the world’s best competition, Louzada is poised to ink a deal with the Pelicans following one-and-a-half seasons with the Kings. Sydney officials granted the Brazilian guard permission to travel

Hastings agrees to two-year deal with Wests Tigers

Jackson Hastings is set to sign a two-year deal to join Wests Tigers next season. Sources with knowledge of negotiations expect a formal announcement within the next 48 hours as the clubs finalise the paperwork that will ensure Hastings' return to the NRL after three years in the UK Super League. Wigan star Jackson Hastings will return to the NRL with Wests Tigers next season.Credit:Getty As reported by the Herald

Melbourne United celebrate a baby boom in NBL season 2021

There’s something in the water at Melbourne United, the club buoyed in season 2021 by somewhat of a baby boom. Mitch McCarron became the latest United player to welcome a new life into the world when he made a mad dash from their win over Brisbane Bullets last Monday to be with wife Abby, who delivered a little boy named Oslo on Wednesday. Go become a Dad @MitchMcCarron 💙👶🏼 pic.twitter.com/qqNoWpD4or

UEFA confirm plan to ban every club and player involved in European Super League

Twelve of the world's biggest football clubs released a statement on Sunday evening confirming that they want to establish a new European Super League. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus have been established as founding clubs. In a joint statement, they announced: "Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have today come together to announce they have

European Super League statement finally released as details of format emerge

Plans for the European Super League has finally been revealed. A statement came late on Sunday night confirming that 12 European clubs want to establish a new mid-week competition. Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have all joined as founding clubs. These 12 clubs have all officially left the European Club Association. Three more clubs are expected

Green's Canucks missing 'eight or nine' regulars

Ready or not, the Vancouver Canucks will play their first game since March 24 on Sunday night at home. When they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs, however, the Canucks — who saw their season stalled by a lengthy COVID-19-related pause — will hardly have the type of lineup that Vancouver fans are used to. “I was just looking at our board. I think we have eight or nine guys

Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea head coach feels 'part of the family' as he aims to prove he deserves long reign

Thomas Tuchel has admitted his personal expectations are driving his pursuit of an extended tenure in charge at Chelsea. The German head coach signed an 18-month contract in January with the option for the club to extend it when he replaced Frank Lampard in January. Tuchel has since led Chelsea to the FA Cup final and Champions League semi-finals, while they are firmly in the race for a top-four Premier