Category: Sport

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The ‘absolute joke’ that cost Serena No. 1 ranking

  ESPN analyst and former renowned coach/player Brad Gilbert ripped the WTA for being a “joke’’ in not having a kinder maternity-leave protection on rankings for returning mothers such as Serena Williams. The topic was raised as the 36-year-old mother gets ready for her first U.S. Open since giving birth last September, when she missed Read More

The Cavs heaped more misery on the Knicks.

Aussie beast crashes NBA star’s party

Andre Drummond had 32 points and 17 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak to four with a 121-112 victory over the Washington Wizards as Australian star Thon Maker made the highlights reel.     Blake Griffin had 20 of his 31 points in the first half for the Pistons, who haven’t lost Read More

Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight at his home studio. Picture: Jake Nowakowski

US savages ‘Australia’s ignorance’

AMERICA has responded with shock and disgust over a cartoon depiction of tennis star Serena Williams which has been labelled “racist” and “sexist”. The image by Australian cartoonist Mark Knight has created uproar in the US with commentators saying it is an example of Australia’s “blind racism”. The furore comes as Knight, a respected cartoonist Read More

LaVar Ball’s mouth sadly survived the Lithuanian roast.

Scorched earth honesty ruins infamous family

WITH the rise of social media and the various platforms’ popularity among players, passive aggression and petty sniping may be at an all-time high in the NBA. But for a master class in throwing shade, look no further than BC Prienai-Skycop of the Lithuanian professional basketball league, former home to the Big Baller Brand circus. Read More

Jimmy Butler has been clutch for Philadelphia.

Surprising 76er admits Butler frustration

When Jimmy Butler arrived in Philadelphia, 76ers coach said it would take Aussie superstar Ben Simmons some time to get used to his new role with the club. After almost a month, Simmons and Butler are getting along fine but the third leg of the big three has admitted his new role “really frustrates me”. Read More