Brad Newley’s NBA stocks soared to another level when he led Townsville to a thumping 26-point victory over a hapless Cairns.
Townsville Fire coach David Herbert says his players are sometimes ‘too nice’ for their own good.
Wayne Arthurs, at 35 the oldest player on the ATP Tour, may be denied an Australian Open swansong. TUESDAY
Australia won back the Ashes and Shane Warne was one wicket off an historic 700 Test scalps after the third Test in Perth. ❏ Cowboys coach Graham Murray believes veteran Jason Smith will ease the pressure on fullback Matt Bowen.
Alicia Molik declared herself 110 per cent fit after winning the Australian Open wildcard tournament. WEDNESDAY
Under-siege England coach Duncan Fletcher has defended his side’s Ashes preparation and team selections.
The Queensland Reds are trying to salvage the signature of NZ utlity back Ryan Nicholas.
The NBA banned seven players for a total of 47 games and dished out $1.28 million in fines over the NY Knicks-Denver Nuggets brawl.
The Crocodiles were braced for a New Zealand team trying to keep its NBL season alive. ❏ Souths-Dragons player-coach Shane Heal was accused of deliberately elbowing Brisbane Bullets guard Stephen Black in the groin.
Rafael Nadal has backed Lleyton Hewitt to return to tennis’s top echelon — provided he still harbours the desire. FRIDAY
The Townsville Crocodiles posted their sixth consecutive win, smashing the NZ Breakers.
Spin bowler Shane Warne pulled the plug on one of Test cricket’s greatest careers.
Wild Oats XI is widely tipped to be the first yacht in 42 years to claim back-toback line honours in the Sydney to Hobart.