Men’s tennis most grand slam titles in the Open Era up to 2021

February 2, 2022

  As well as a bit of a history lesson, this is how Federer, Nadal and Djokovic got to “20 ALL” before Nadal broke them at “21” (in ’22). Source: Sultans of Data

Australia’s Lord’s record against England

August 14, 2019

Ian McCullough(Australian Associated Press)   AUSTRALIA’S RECORDS AGAINST ENGLAND IN TEST MATCHES PLAYED AT LORD’S * Played: 36 * Won: 15 * Lost: 7 * Drawn: 14 * Highest score: 6-726 declared – June 1930 * Lowest score: 53...[Read More]

How ready is Queensland for the Olympics?

July 3, 2019

Warren Barnsley(Australian Associated Press)   The head of the world Olympic movement is impressed but southeast Queensland has a long way to go before it hosts the event, experts say. International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach...[Read More]

Older riders push rise in cyclist injuries

May 8, 2019

Luke Costin(Australian Associated Press)   About 1000 cyclists end up in hospital every month and older Australians are increasingly among the injured, new data shows. An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released on Wednesday...[Read More]

Why Australians need to get off the couch

January 2, 2019

Darren Walton(Australian Associated Press)   Former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock says “enough’s enough” and something must be done to arrest the alarming decline of Australian sport. Mortlock is not just talking rugby...[Read More]

Sydney Hobart yacht race by the numbers

December 26, 2018

Adrian Warren(Australian Associated Press)   SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE BY THE NUMBERS * Size of 2018 fleet: 85 * Biggest fleet:- 371 (1994, the 50th race) * Smallest fleet: 9 (1945, the inaugural race) *Average size of fleets: 1945-2017 -:...[Read More]

Govt told to consider sport tax incentives

February 28, 2018

(Australian Associated Press) The Turnbull government is being urged to consider tax incentives to encourage more Australians into sport. Private health insurance rebates, Medicare levy rebates and tax deductions for items such as uniforms, event...[Read More]

The economic impact of the Commonwealth Games

January 31, 2018

(Australian Associated Press) Many Gold Coast tourism operators expect to employ more people during the Commonwealth Games that will soon be held in the Queensland holiday capital. A survey of more than 500 Gold Coast Tourism members shows that...[Read More]

The best sporting quotes of 2017

December 20, 2017

(Australian Associated Press) TOP SPORTS QUOTES OF 2017 “You won’t hear me say that ever again,” Indian captain Virat Kohli on whether he would remain “very good friends” with Australian cricketers after their heated...[Read More]

Guide to Flemington Fashions on the Field

November 1, 2017

Benita Kolovos(Australian Associated Press) THE STORY BEHIND FASHIONS ON THE FIELD: * Began at Flemington in 1962 * Men’s competition in 14th year * Inaugural men’s two-day competition in 2017 * Design and millinery competition by...[Read More]

Footy grand final fever boosts tourism

September 27, 2017

Melissa Jenkins(Australian Associated Press) No matter which teams claim the prized premierships in Melbourne and Sydney this weekend, the footy fans on the move will be a win for tourism. Adelaide fans who have snared one of the 16,000 tickets...[Read More]

AFL bounce has no benefit: umpires’ coach

February 22, 2017

Warren Barnsley(Australian Associated Press) AFL legend Kevin Bartlett has condemned opposition to Australian rules football’s iconic centre ball bounce to commence play. Richmond champion Bartlett wants to keep the bounce, and further remove...[Read More]

Australian summer of tennis schedule

December 21, 2016

(Australian Associated Press)   AUSTRALIA’S SUMMER OF TENNIS Mastercard Hopman Cup, Perth Arena, Jan 1-7 Format: mixed teams (men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles) Prize money: $1 million Drawcards: Roger Federer,...[Read More]

Men stepping up raceday efforts: designer

November 2, 2016

(Australian Associated Press)   Men are taking big strides when it comes to raceday fashion as they make a bigger effort to compliment their partners. Leading designer Alex Perry says Melbourne Cup has been all about having fun but it’s...[Read More]