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Maroons legend’s bizarre Origin whack

FORMER Queensland star and Fox League host Ben Ikin has made the surprising claim Queensland were the better side in Wednesday night’s Origin I despite losing to NSW by 10 points. The rattled Maroons pack, void of their legendary Big Four for the first time in recent memory, fought through a gruelling contest against NSW’s rejuvinated roster featuring 11 debutants ...

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Del Potro storms into semis despite injury

TWO years after almost retiring, Juan Martin del Potro will venture into French Open combat tonight against the man he acclaims as the King of Clay — Rafael Nadal. In doubt before the tournament with a leg injury, the Argentine has defied the odds after a long-run of injuries to advance to the French Open semi-final. “I got unlucky in ...

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Will Chambers charged for knee

[unable to retrieve full-text content]State of Origin: Will Chambers has been charged for an incident involving NSW hooker Damien Cook during Origin I. Click here to Read from the source

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NSW can see Cleary now

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Origin: Nathan Cleary took a back seat to James Maloney when it came to steering the NSW attack, but it was defence that the rookie showed he belonged in the Origin arena. Cleary also showed his toughness when he survived a huge hit from G.I. Click here to Read from the source

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Chambers charged for knee on Cook

QUEENSLAND centre Will Chambers faces a one match ban after being slapped with a dangerous contact charge in NSW’s 22-12 win in Wednesday’s State of Origin opener in Melbourne. Chambers was charged for a second half incident in which he appeared to raise his knee when tackled by Blues rake Damien Cook. NSW PLAYER RATINGS: TEDDY NEAR-PERFECT, ROOKIE’S STUNNER QLD ...

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Star’s sensational Lewisquitting theory

FORMER F1 star David Coulthard has sensationally claimed four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will walk away from the sport to pursue his music career. Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes runs out at the end of the year and he has said he is in no rush to sign a new deal. Coulthard believes the Brit — who is as much at ...

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Top recruit set for lengthy stint out

A DISMAL weekend for Queensland’s two AFL clubs has been compounded by major injuries to Steven May and Charlie Cameron. Cameron, who could lay claim to being the recruit of the year after a stellar start to his stint at Brisbane, will have further tests, but the Lions fear he will miss six to eight weeks with the dreaded lisfranc ...

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Shattered Serena in a world of pain

FROM feud to fizzer, the much-touted French Open showdown between bitter foes Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is a non-event. Williams, who holds a 19-2 on-court record against Sharapova (and a similar differential in off-court popularity), withdrew only minutes before the match with a pectoral injury. She is now in doubt for Wimbledon after suffering pectoral soreness. Contesting her first ...

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Mugello goes yellow for Valentino Rossi

[unable to retrieve full-text content]MotoGP: 90,000 fans have turned the Mugello Circuit into a sea of yellow to celebrate Valentino Rossi’s podium finish at the Italian MotoGP.. Click here to Read from the source

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Lorenzo triumphs as Marquez hits gravel

JORGE Lorenzo led virtually from start to finish to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. Lorenzo surged ahead of pole sitter Valentino Rossi into the first turn at the Mugello circuit and quickly established a comfortable lead. Andrea Dovizioso, Lorenzo’s Ducati teammate, finished second, more than six seconds behind, and Rossi crossed third, just behind Dovizioso. Championship leader Marc ...

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