Franklin inspires Swans to overrun Tigers

Sydney survived a spirited challenge from Richmond and a controversial free kick after the siren to cement their place in the top eight with a six-point triumph at the SCG.The Swans overran the Tigers with 10 goals to three in a second-half surge after trailing by as much as

Woman jailed after assault on infant son

A 14-month-old boy spent two days on life support after his mother tied a dog leash around his neck, a court has been told.A 21-year-old woman has been jailed after trying to kill her infant son by hanging him by the leash off a backyard clothesline at her southeast

Boomers in Australia for Cup qualifiers

The Australian men's basketball team will play their first games on home soil since capturing their Olympic bronze medal in June and July.The Boomers will play in Melbourne, which has won hosting rights for the International Basketball Federation's World Cup Asian qualifiers.Australia will headline the qualifying series involving China,

Begu let off with warning in racquet row

Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu was lucky to escape being defaulted for bouncing her racquet into the crowd on her way to beating the No.30 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova.The 31-year-old Begu, ranked No.63 in the world, threw her racquet down in frustration after falling down a break in the deciding third set.

England star Itoje won’t sing Swing Low

England rugby star Maro Itoje has revealed that he will no longer sing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot because of the song's origins in American slavery.The anthem has been performed by fans at England matches since 1987 but in 2020 it was the subject of a review by the Rugby

Nationals weigh up leadership options

Nationals MP Anne Webster has publicly declared her bid for the deputy leadership of her party.Dr Webster's declaration came ahead of the Nationals' meeting in Canberra on Monday to spill the positions of leader, held by Barnaby Joyce, and David Littleproud's deputy role.The MP for the Victorian seat of

Lyn Dawson had ‘grapefruit-sized bruise’

Lynette Dawson was seen distressed with bruising on her leg and arms a few weeks before she disappeared, a court has been told.Roslyn McLoughlin gave evidence in Christopher Dawson's murder trial on Thursday that she had seen the injuries on Ms Dawson during one of their regular tennis sessions

Saville keeps Aussie flag flying in Paris

With a bounce in her step and bathed in a huge smile, Daria Saville has pulled off a nerveless last-match rescue act to keep Australia's singles hopes alive at the French Open.The last Aussie standing following earlier defeats on Wednesday for Jason Kubler and Ajla Tomljanovic, Saville seemed wholly

Barcelona edge past A-League’s All Stars

Barcelona survived a mighty scare as they were forced to come from behind to claim a 3-2 friendly victory against the A-League All Stars.In front of 70,174 fans - mostly of Barcelona persuasion - the Dwight Yorke-coached All Stars claimed an unlikely 2-1 lead in the second half before