Frustrated Crusaders call for time on name change

The Crusaders flew into Sydney on Thursday night with a storm threatening to engulf the reigning back-to-back champions in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks. Under pressure to change their name and logo as the region reels from the devastating acts that killed 50 people last week, Crusaders coach Scott Robertson allowed his frustration to show. Crusaders coach Scott […]

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Van Marwijk appointed coach of United Arab Emirates

Former Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Australia coach Bert van Marwijk has been appointed to succeed Alberto Zaccheroni in charge of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE FA announced the appointment of the 66-year-old late on Wednesday, seven weeks after Italian Zaccheroni departed when the hosts were knocked out of the Asian Cup by Qatar in the semi-finals. Bert van Marwijk.Credit:FFA […]

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Why Collingwood are in danger of missing the top four

As we embark on another season, Collingwood will be facing a new kind of pressure. A kind of pressure that could derail their top-four hopes. Despite lofty ambitions, 2019 looms as being very different to last year’s campaign. Of course, scrutiny is nothing new for the Magpies, and particularly coach Nathan Buckley, given this time last year they were under siege. After […]

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The stats behind Arnold’s obsession with the Olyroos

"It’s crazy," Socceroos coach Graham Arnold says when asked about the importance of youth internationals. It's an international break – the first offered in the A-League – and Arnold has chosen a to take charge of Australia's under-23s instead of overseeing a senior international. It's a decision prompted by the poor performances of Australia's youth teams of the past decade. […]

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John Calipari responds to UCLA rumor, says his plan is to retire at Kentucky

It’s March, which means it’s NCAA Tournament time — and John Calipari coaching rumors time. This year, Calipari reportedly is interested in leaving Kentucky for UCLA, which needs a full-time replacement for the fired Steve Alford. According to 247Sports.com, there’s “buzz” about a possible Calipari move: According to various sources, the Hall of Fame coach is showing what some have described […]

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Djokovic ready for tennis, not politics

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has dismissed any suggestion of friction with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as tennis politics spilled over to the Miami Open. Tension between the three biggest names in men's tennis appeared on the rise after Djokovic, president of the ATP Player Council, rebuffed a request by Federer to meet during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian […]

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Spurs gift retiring Wade jerseys of franchise icons

SAN ANTONIO — There was no need for the customary Dwyane Wade jersey swap on Wednesday night in San Antonio during the latest stop on his farewell tour, as the Spurs presented the future Hall of Famer with the jerseys of their most iconic players in recent history. After the playing of the national anthem and before tipoff against the […]

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