Peter Hanlon

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Icac finds Eman Sharobeem guilty of rorting almost $800,000 from charities

The New South Wales corruption watchdog has recommended that former the Australian of the Year state finalist Eman Sharobeem be prosecuted for misconduct in public office for rorting almost $800,000 from charities.<p>The Independent Commission Against Corruption on Wednesday made 24 serious corrupt …

Wales

How Foxtel is spending its $30 million government handout

A spokeswoman for News Corp, the majority owner of Foxtel, said the pay-TV platform broadcast more than 4,803 hours in some way supported by the …

Bunfight at the bowlo: How one woman got banned from the greens

On October 11, 2016, the Nambour Bowls Club hosted its annual Ladies' Fiesta Day. It was a Tuesday, unseasonably hot and sticky, but by 9am, more …

Sport Australia labels CRWG recommendations ‘flawed’ as international ban looms

PROPOSED FIFA-backed changes to the governance structures of Australian soccer will present a major risk to the code if they are implemented, …

‘Emails in the trash’: Claims South Sydney Rabbitohs failed to handle lewd video chat complaint

THE South Sydney Rabbitohs are reeling 24 hours out from an NRL semi-final after a woman made complaints of lewd behaviour by two players.<p>But an …

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Umpire backlash leads to talk of a boycott of Serena Williams' matches

"We shouldn't have to carry that extra weight on our back in anything that we do," she said of women in tennis.<p>The International Tennis Federation, …

Serena Williams

Everyone and thing lost in Serena Williams' quadruple fault

No. Williams managed even to make a motherhood statement into a loser.<p>Williams has form, lots of it. In 2011, playing Sam Stosur in the US final, she …

Tennis

Serena Williams umpire Carlos Ramos breaks his silence about US Open

WITH his first public words since the firestorm that was the US Open women’s singles final, the chair umpire at the centre of the Serena Williams …

Serena Williams

Katrina Adams: There has to be consistency with umpires

USTA president and CEO Katrina Adams joins Chris McKendry and Mary Joe Fernandez to discuss the contentious events of the US Open.

22 Podcasts You Should Listen To For The Rest Of The 2018

Featuring Slow Burn, Beyond Reasonable Doubt, and The Good Place: The Podcast.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and Twitter to tell us the podcasts they absolutely loved this summer. We received <i>so</i> many submissions. (Thank you to everyone who sent them our way.)<p><b>1. My Dad Wrote a Porno</b> — The podcast …

Bill Clinton

AFLW moves to five-team conference format for 2019

Not every AFLW team will play each other next season as the growing competition moves to a two-conference format. With Geelong and North Melbourne entering the women’s league in 2019, the 10-team competition will be split into two groups of five to play across a seven-match regular season with a …

Women's Sports

Sport Australia has written to the nine state federations and A-League clubs

SPORT Australia has waded into the Football Federation Australia congress war, with CEO Kate Palmer declaring the organisation does not support …

Australia

Our 'sporting nation' is a myth, so how do we get youngsters back on the field?

Sport is seen as a key part of Australia’s identity. Yet woefully rundown facilities and outdated sport offerings are creating significant barriers …

Pay to play: is participating in sport becoming too expensive for everyday Australians?

Australians spend nearly A$11 billion a year on sport and physical activity participation fees, according to the Australian Sports Commission.<p>Not …

Wales

NRL hit Bulldogs with record $250,000 fine for Mad Monday celebrations

Canterbury have been hit with a record $250,000 fine for their Mad Monday celebrations after NRL CEO Todd Greenberg sought to draw a line in the sand over player misbehaviour.<p>The Bulldogs were issued with a breach notice on Thursday after images of players stripping naked and passing out on the …

NRL

Kaepernick’s case just handed NFL players enormous leverage over the league.

On Thursday, Colin Kaepernick’s attorney announced on Twitter that his client’s collusion grievance against the NFL would go forward to a full …

Donald Trump

'I'm a much stronger person': Cate Campbell on being 'Australia's poster girl for failure'

Australian swimmer Cate Campbell has hit out at "keyboard warriors" in an emotional open letter about the shame and harassment she experienced in the …

Rio Olympics

Former Fifa official jailed for nine years

The former head of the South American football confederation Conmebol, Juan Ángel Napout, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Wednesday (August …

Corruption

US Open clarifies changing shirt rule after Alize Cornet penalty

THE U.S. Open on Thursday (AEST) clarified its rules about players changing their shirts during a match a day after a women’s player was penalised …

Tennis

High school football participation continues to drop as concerns over cost, injuries persist

The problems facing high school football don’t appear to be going away, and according to new data released by the National Federation of State High School Associations, neither is the downward trend in participation.<p>Fewer than 1.04 million high school students played football in 2017. That’s 20,000 …

High School

The dire backlash FFA carnage could have on expansion plans

What it all means for A-League expansion, nobody can say for sure. Two new teams are set to enter the competition in season 2019-20, with the nine …

FFA Cup

If you have extra money in your mortgage, get it out now

A more worrying, widespread potential scenario could be where you’d taken a bank-authorised repayment holiday, perhaps because you’d had a child and …

A courtroom reveal that exposed denials and led to an $810,000 payout

It was the smoking gun to end all smoking guns in a dramatic courtroom reveal during a defamation trial between a former One Nation candidate and the …

Little clubs fight Clubs Australia in bid to retain penalty rates for staff

There's the Hat Head Bowling Club, the only licensed venue in the town of 326 people, nestled behind a sand dune on the mid north coast of NSW.<p>The …

Angela Williamson to take Cricket Australia dismissal to federal court

The high-profile case of a woman sacked by Cricket Australia after she used social media to criticise the Tasmanian government over a lack of abortion services is headed to court, her lawyer says.<p>Kamal Farouque of Maurice Blackburn said Angela Williamson would take her fight to the federal court …

U.S. Federal Courts

Charity officer who took $1.3m penalised

The former finance officer of a charitable corporation that provides affordable housing to Aboriginal people in regional WA has been ordered to pay …

FFA chairman Steven Lowy to walk away from football

Football Federation Australia’s chairman, Steven Lowy, will not seek re-election to his post in November, saying a bitter fight about the future of the game would be better without his personality at the centre of the debate.<p>Lowy announced his intention to quit on Friday in a move that will end his …

Twenty per cent of the players, '0.3 per cent' of the vote: The Pacific's push for World Rugby voice

Pacific Island rugby groups are calling for greater representation on the World Rugby Council, saying that the Pacific barely has a voice on the …

Fifa-backed report proposes A-League splits from FFA by 2019

The A-League would be spun off from Football Federation Australia and run independently in time for the 2019-20 season under a proposal by a Fifa-backed working group.<p>The 100-page report from the congress review working group (CRWG) was made public on Tuesday after its submission to Fifa last …

How the Great War in Europe helped lay the foundations of today's AFLW competition

It was a historic game of footy that was played just as the Great War was coming to an end.<p>Victoria's first women's Australian Rules match was played …