Posted: 21 October, 2016

NBL Crowd Evacuated After Alleged Bomb Threat

Game delayed.

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Titanium Security Arena was forced to be evacuated ahead of tonight's NBL match, with the match delayed as a result.

The venue was evacuated due to reports of a bomb threat.

Thankfully things are in the clear now, with fans reportedly being let back in.

The match between the Adelaide 36ers and Cairns Taipans has been pushed back 30 minutes as a result.

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Posted: 17 October, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Cops HUGE Tennis Ban

Nick Kyrgios has been axed from the tennis circuit, with officials frustrated with his recent behaviour in Shanghai.

He's the first player to be suspended for behaviour issues since John McEnroe in 1987, according to the Herald Sun.

Kyrgios has been slapped with an eight-week ban and a $32, 900 fine, with the ATP World Tour settling on this suspension amid reports they were originally pushing for a 12 week ban.

It is understood that the actual length of the suspension may be lessened if Kyrgios meets certain requirements in the off-season, such as consulting a sports psychologist.

This follows conjecture about Kyrgios' performance in Shanghai, where it's reported that he appeared to deliberately lose to German Mischa Zverev.

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Posted: 16 October, 2016

Anna Meares Retires From Cycling

What a champion!

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Anna Meares has officially confirmed her retirement from cycling, and will go down as one of the greatest female track cyclists in history.

With 11 world titles, 35 national champtionships and six Olympic medals under her belt, Meares will now move into a media and charity role after deciding her body is unable to ride on.

Meares revealed that she needed six cortisone injections to her spine to compete in the Rio Olympics.

She posted the following announcement on social media earlier this afternoon.

"22 years (2/3 of my life)
15 years at the elite senior level
6 Olympic medals (incl 2 Gold)
27 World Championship medals 
(incl 11 gold. Most by any woman in the world)
8 Commonwealth medals (incl 5 gold)
35 National titles
Ridden 8 world records and four Commonwealth records
Olympic 500m record holder
Only women to have ridden world records in all three timed events (500m, 200m & Team Sprint)
Only woman in the world to have won World Titles in every sprint discipline 
Only woman in the world to medal at the Olympics in all four sprint disciplines
Most Olympic medals won by an Australian cyclist
Only Australian to medal in 4 consecutive Olympics in individual events for any sport
First woman to win Olympic Gold for Australia on the Velodrome (at the age of 20)
First women to ride sub 34 and sub 33 seconds for the 500m Time Trial
Order of Australia Medallist
Centenary Medallist
Oppy Cyclist of the year twice
AIS inductee 'Best of the best'
AIS athlete of the year twice
SA athlete of the year four times
ISWIS Leadership Legend award winner
ISWIS Athlete of the year twice
2014 Australian Commonwealth Games flag bearer 
2016 Australian Olympic team captain and flag bearer

But the best is just having the opportunity to ride for Australia, to represent my country, to wear green and gold. How fortunate is that?

Thank you to all for the love and support and following of my career. Thank you to my team, my Coach Gary West and Manager Francine Pinnuck, the CA HPU Program, the AIS and Sports Commision, QAS and SASI, my sponsors both past and present, to my dearest friends, my beloved family, Bruce the beagle and of course THANK YOU AUSTRALIA ❤️

Time for a new path 
#retirement #33 #proud #happy #satisfied #newpath #newadventures"

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Posted: 15 October, 2016

Aussie Tennis Player Knocks Off World Number One

What a win!

Aussie Daria Gavrilova has pulled off a stunning upset at the Hong Kong Open, taking down world number one Angelique Kerber in straight sets.

Gavrilova — nicknamed “Dasher” and ranked 38th in the world — won her quarter-final bout with Kerber 6-3, 6-1 in 73 minutes.

The Russian-born 22-year-old broke Kerber’s serve six times in her comprehensive win, leaving the German’s number one ranking under threat.

Kerber surged to the top of the rankings this year after winning the Australian and US Opens. She also made the Wimbledon final.

Gavrilova will play Kristina Mladenovic of France in the semi-final.


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Posted: 14 October, 2016

Winner Of Bathurst 1000 Confirmed After Appeal

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It's official - Holden's Will Davison can keep the Peter Brock Trophy after Red Bull Racing (RBR) failed to have Supercars driver Jamie Whincup exonerated in the wake of a controversial Bathurst 1000 finish.

An interim ruling by the Supercars National Court of Appeal on Friday knocked back RBR's request to amend their protest.

It means they can't have the charge dropped and can only appeal the severity of Whincup's 15-second time penalty, ensuring no change to the original podium.

At best, RBR can have Whincup's penalty cut to a 10-second penalty.

RBR must finalise their appeal against the penalty by 5.55pm AEDT on Friday after successfully requesting an extra 24 hours from governing body Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

Whincup was hit with a 15 second penalty in Sunday's Great Race for his role in a lap 150 incident that ended the winning chances of Volvo's Scott McLaughlin and Holden's Garth Tander.

Whincup crossed the line first but the penalty relegated him to 11th place.

As a result, Davison was crowned King of the Mountain with co-driver Jonathon Webb.

However, his result was considered provisional pending the appeal.

But Davison's fears have been allayed after the court's interim findings.



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Posted: 14 October, 2016

The First Look At Original Top Gear Hosts New Show

The old Top Gear was one of the biggest show on the planet. That all changed when Jeremy Clarkson was shown the door and took Richard Hammond and James May with him.

The three were quickly snapped up by Amazon to create 'The Grand Tour' (It's Top Gear take 2)

The guys new show has taken the game to a whole new level. The opening scene to The Grand Tour cost upwards of $3,100,000 to film. Not the season. Not the first episode. The opening scene. With over 150 cars, six jets, and a 2,000-strong horde of enthusiasts in tow.

First look at The Grand Tour


The show is yet to have an Australian broadcast or streaming platform, but it's been speculated that Amazon Prime will use The Grand Tour's launch as an opportunity to enter the Australian streaming market with it's own rival to Netflix and Stan.

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Posted: 13 October, 2016

Aus X Open Supercross Returns To Sydney

The biggest action sports event in the Southern Hemisphere, the AUS-X Open, returns to Qudos Bank Arena on November 12 & 13 2016. Featuring the world's best riders, competing over two heart-stopping nights of Supercross racing and incredible Freestyle Motocross Best-Trick competition! 


Qudos Bank Arena, Homebush, Sydney


November 12th and 13th

Tickets On Sale

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Posted: 13 October, 2016

Australia Has A New World Surfing Champ!


IMAGE: Courtney Conlogue from the USA (R) and Tyler Wright from Australia (L)

Australian Tyler Wright has won her maiden world surfing title sparking emotional scenes on the beach at Hossegor in France.

The 22-year-old claimed the title when her only rival, America's Courtney Conlogue, was toppled in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Wright, who took out Tatiana Weston-Webb in her semi-final, would go on to lose to Conlogue's conquerer, three-time world champ Carissa Moore, in the final.

But it didn't matter, as did so as the world champion.

"There's a lot that's gone into this, a lot of hours. A lot of fun," said Wright, who won four events this year.

"I'm surprised I'm not coming, but it'll come."

The breakthrough victory caps a difficult 12 months for Wright, whose brother Owen has endured a very public recovery from a serious brain injury suffered while competing.

Less well known has been her private battles dealing with the death of her uncle, who she promised a world title to.

"There's a lot of reasons why I set out to win this world title this year, a lot of reasons I didn't mention to the public," Wright said.

"Last year was such a hectic year, even this year ... I lost an uncle and this was his last event that he ever saw me compete in.

"A lot of emotional moments but pretty much from that moment, I promised him I'd win a world title. And I did.

"And from that point, so many things happened this year. (My family) I just love them so much."

Wright, who has won the past two titles at the Landes break, held a commanding lead heading into the season's penultimate event but, despite reaching the final early on Wednesday, had to hold onto her victory dance until the final seconds of the second semi-final.

As she walked down the beach, and Conlogue's final wave scores were read out over the loudspeaker, it became clear that the 24-year-old hadn't done enough to reel in fellow American Carissa Moore.

It prompted Australia's six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore to give the new champion a hug before Wright broke away to raise her arms in triumph.

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Posted: 13 October, 2016

Ronda Rousey's Comeback Confirmed


Ronda Rousey will return to the UFC on December 30 in Las Vegas, fighting Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title.

UFC President Dana White confirmed Wednesday that Rousey will be in the main event of UFC 207.

Rousey (12-1) hasn't fought since November 2015, when Holly Holm stunned the previously unbeaten champion with a second-round knockout at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia.

Rousey became one of the world's most popular female athletes and the UFC's biggest mainstream star during her meteoric rise through mixed martial arts.

The former Olympic judo competitor became the first UFC women's champion in late 2012, with her talent compelling White to create a women's bantamweight division in his promotion.

Rousey kept the 135-pound belt through six defences before Holm's dominant victory, which was punctuated by a dramatic head kick.

Before losing to Holm, Rousey had beaten four contenders for her belt in a combined 130 seconds, including a 14-second stoppage of Cat Zingano and a 16-second victory over Alexis Davis.

Rousey had finished every opponent of her MMA career, beating 10 of those 11 opponents in the first round, before her defeat.

The bantamweight title has changed hands two more times since Rousey's loss, with Miesha Tate beating Holm and Nunes stopping Tate in the first round at UFC 200 on July 9.

Holm has lost both of her fights since beating Rousey.

Nunes (13-4) has won four straight fights.

After she took the title away from Tate, Nunes made it clear she would prefer to defend her belt against Rousey.

While Rousey apparently kept training after her loss, she took an extended break from competition, working as a model and appearing in a handful of films as an actor.

Rousey was arguably the UFC's biggest star when she began her break.

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Posted: 13 October, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Makes An Absolute Dick Of Himself… AGAIN

Bored one day, bundled out in disgrace the next.

Nick Kyrgios's turnaround from temperamental 21-year-old to tournament-winning toast of tennis has been short-lived after he was accused of unprofessional behaviour by the umpire in a 48-minute second round loss at the Shanghai Masters.

The Australian was dispatched 6-3 6-1 by German journeyman Mischa Zverev and could yet face further sanction after appearing to put in no effort during various stages of the match.

Just days after calmly winning his third title of the year in Japan Kyrgios returned to type, arguing with spectators, receiving a code violation for an audible obscenity and walking to the change of ends before one of his opponent's serves even landed.

The signs weren't great after a first round win over American Sam Querrey in which Kyrgios declared he was "bored" but following a week in Tokyo with some of his best behaviour the world No.14 unravelled.

After all but giving away a point chair umpire Ali Nilli told Kyrgios: "You can't play like that, OK? That's not professional ... this is a professional tournament, we have to act professional and play with your best effort the whole time."

He received a code violation after swearing at the crowd who were riding the Australian, who lost his opening service game, for much of the match.

Down 1-4 in the second set Kyrgios suggested one spectator should "go home" after he told the Australian to "respect the game, respect the people".

Kyrgios had another verbal altercation before the match ended, telling a spectator he had "zero career".

It was a frustrating evening in more ways than one with Kyrgios having a good opportunity to get extra rankings points in his unlikely chase for a spot at the World Tour Finals.

Currently placed 12th in the 'Race for London' Kyrgios needs a strong finish to the season to be part of the top eight player group invited to the event which is based on performances in 2016.

He is scheduled to compete in two more events before the London finale.

His slated next opponent, Tomas Berdych was also upset on Wednesday, Kyrgios burning a possible match-up with Novak Djokovic in a quarter-final.


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Posted: 9 October, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Wins The Japan Open

Third title in 2016 for Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios has won the Japan Open, defeating Belgian David Goffin in the final at Tokyo 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Kyrgios was seeded sixth coming into the tournament, and knocked off second seed Gael Monfils on his way to the final.

That game included this remarkable rally that Kyrgios won in the second set — he even managed a tweener return at one point:

Kyrgios sent down 23 aces to Goffin's nine during the match and hit 40 winners.

The victory was the 21-year-old’s third ATP title of the year, after winning the Open 13 at Marseille in February and the Atlanta Open in August.

The win puts Kyrgios at a career high of 14th in the world rankings.

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Posted: 8 October, 2016

Campbell Brown And AFL Stars Lead Australian Team To India's Craziest Sport

"It's absolutely huge"

It might be India's most insane sport.

And Campbell Brown is captaining the Australian team to play in its World Cup.

The sport is kabbadi - a contact sport which has boomed in India and all across south Asia.

Brown said 500 million Indians were turning into the tournament.

"It's absolutely huge," he said on Triple M's Dead Set Legends.

"It's like British bulldog - there's seven on the field, and a raider comes onto the court and you've got to try and tag them or touch them in any way possible with your hand or your foot, and then you've got to try and get back off before they tackle you and stop you."

"It's a pretty physical game, so it's right up the Dog's alley," he smiled.

He also revealed a couple of big former AFL players were joining him.

"I managed to recruit Adam Schneider and Stephen Milne, so they're over here as well," he said.

"I called a couple of other past footballers, and they were keen, but because we only had (a few) weeks to drop everything and come to India, not many people are that flexible.

"The timetable wasn't on our side, but we've managed to put together a pretty strong side."

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