No contract, but Ahmed remains unbowed

No contract, but Ahmed remains unbowed

After claiming his 700th Test wicket on day one of his final Boxing Day Test, Shane Warne quipped that whoever was writing his scripts was doing a pretty good job. Other than being a Victorian legspinner, devout Muslim Fawad Ahmed wouldn’t appear…

Billy Slater is an icon but NRL has a bigger duty to the game

Billy Slater is an icon but NRL has a bigger duty to the game

It would be unbelievable if Billy Slater were to miss the NRL grand final. Unthinkable. Unlucky. Unimaginable, even, for one of the greatest players the game has seen to finish his career stranded on the sideline while his Melbourne Storm comrades campaign…

Torcedor well beaten but will press on to Melbourne Cup

Torcedor well beaten but will press on to Melbourne Cup

Australian Bloodstock will press on to the Melbourne Cup with their expensive European import Torcedor despite the gelding putting in a disappointing effort in his first run for them. The seven-year-old, bought by the Australian outfit earlier this year, finished last of…

Bittersweet but Single Gaze a big Chelmsford chance

Bittersweet but Single Gaze a big Chelmsford chance

Canberra trainer Nick Olive admits it is bittersweet, but thinks his former stable star Single Gaze is perfectly placed to take out the group 2 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. Single Gaze is a $4.40 chance behind $3.90-favourite Unforgotten in the…

Soft serve fires up Suns but Lions refuse to melt

Soft serve fires up Suns but Lions refuse to melt

Brisbane Lions defender Nick Robertson did his best to create a little interest in this, the 16th QClash between the Lions and Gold Coast Suns, by labelling the Suns as ‘‘soft’’ during the week. It displeased his coach Chris Fagan, excited the…

Hawks circling but Clarkson says keep 'perspective'

Hawks circling but Clarkson says keep 'perspective'

Seeking perspective: Alastair Clarkson. They are circling like a hungry shark spreading fear among rivals but Alastair Clarkson insists Hawthorn are keeping their premiership aspirations in "perspective" ahead of an intriguing finals campaign. The Hawks have been hard to read through the…

Subtropical Storm Ernesto to split the UK in two with rain battering the north but 26C sun baking the south this weekend

Subtropical Storm Ernesto to split the UK in two with rain battering the north but 26C sun baking the south this weekend

The storm is currently tearing through the Atlantic and is set to divide Britain when the tail-end finally arrives in the early hours of Sunday morning. Northern Ireland, Scotland and western England are likely to feel the effects of the severe weather…

Canberra Raiders underachieve but hamstring by injury

Canberra Raiders underachieve but hamstring by injury

Canberra Raiders prop Luke Bateman says they've underachieved in missing out on the NRL finals, but admits injuries and suspensions have taken their toll. The Raiders came under fire from former St George Illawarra hooker Mark Riddell for only playing finals once in…

The Chase viewers praise retired contestant Lynne as she takes on chaser Shaun Wallace alone – but goes home with nothing

The Chase viewers praise retired contestant Lynne as she takes on chaser Shaun Wallace alone – but goes home with nothing

Lynne had to go it alone after her teammates, Andrew, Jo and David, all failed to beat Shaun Wallace  – aka the Dark Destroyer – on the ITV quiz show. But the plucky contestant, who retired from her role as a support…

Shadowhunters producers thank fans for #SaveShadowhunters campaign but announce show “must come to an end”

Shadowhunters producers thank fans for #SaveShadowhunters campaign but announce show “must come to an end”

Shadowhunters fans are heartbroken over a press release announcing that their incredibly passionate #SaveShadowhunters social media campaign has seemingly not been successful in saving the show from cancellation. Ever since it was announced that US cable channel Freeform would not pick up…

Kanye West Left Speechless When Jimmy Kimmel Asks If Trump Cares About Black People — But Viewers Speak Up

Kanye West Left Speechless When Jimmy Kimmel Asks If Trump Cares About Black People — But Viewers Speak Up

The president was a major talking point during Kanye West’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” — and this question leaves him in stunned silence. Kanye West had a rare moment of silence when Jimmy Kimmel grilled him about his support of Donald…

Mum-of-three catches husband of 10 years CALLING high class escorts… but he insists he’s ‘just looking’

Mum-of-three catches husband of 10 years CALLING high class escorts… but he insists he’s ‘just looking’

The worried woman phoned Aussie radio show Kyle and Jackie O to ask if they think her man could be cheating, using the name Karen to hide her identity. Already suspicious, Karen revealed she rifled through her husband of 10 years' phone…

Love filled their trip. But on Day 369, ISIS struck

Love filled their trip. But on Day 369, ISIS struck

Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and tele-conferences, of the timesheets and password changes. "There's…

Baffling optical illusion goes viral – but what colour do YOU see these circles (it's probably wrong)

Baffling optical illusion goes viral – but what colour do YOU see these circles (it's probably wrong)

An image, created by University of Texas academic, Professor David Novick,  features 12 circles within multi-coloured horizontal lines. From afar they appear different colours, but actually they are the same shade – which you can see when looking at them close up….

Brawl bans don't pass the pub test but could cause pain

Brawl bans don't pass the pub test but could cause pain

At first glance, FIBA’s sanctions over the brawl between Australia and the Philippines look soft. No penalty higher than six games, no life bans or sizeable punishments – in fact, the longest penalty was dished out to the the three referees –…

Roughead's intentions unknown but Clarkson expects him to play on

Roughead's intentions unknown but Clarkson expects him to play on

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson expects skipper Jarryd Roughead to see out his contract despite his below-par form this season. The four-time premiership player is contracted for 2019 and Clarkson said the decision on whether he suited up again next year was primarily…