Diamonds win Australia’s 1,000th Commonwealth Games gold medal with netball title, Australia wins historic women’s cricket final

The Diamonds have won Australia’s 1,000th Commonwealth Games gold medal with a thrilling 55-51 victory over Jamaica in the netball final. Australia became the first country to reach four figures on the penultimate day of competition in Birmingham, which yielded seven golds as part of a 19-medal haul to stay well clear at the top … Read more

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony: Australia finishes atop Birmingham 2022 medal tally as closing ceremony hands over to Victoria 2026

Birmingham 2022 organisers have officially handed over the Commonwealth Games hosting responsibilities to regional Victoria ahead of the 2026 event in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Gippsland. The handover came at the end of a closing ceremony at Alexander Stadium that celebrated Birmingham’s multicultural past and present, including the club scene of the 80s and the birth … Read more

Tug of war competition, Highland Games come to Irishfest Saturday | News

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – On Saturday afternoon, feats of strength will be showcased in several competitions at Irishfest. Luke Crowley presents one of the Highland Games events on Friday. Mike Beiermeister Athletes will test their muscles in six different events at The Highland Games. “It’s going to be a lot of fun!” exclaimed Katie … Read more

Sam Kerr short-listed for Ballon d’Or in fourth consecutive nomination for Chelsea and Matildas star

Sam Kerr’s outstanding year for club and country has been recognized by international football with a fourth straight nomination for the game’s most prestigious award, the Ballon d’Or. Key points: Sam Kerr is one of four players nominated for the Ballon d’Or in every edition since its inception in 2018. The Matildas skipper finished third … Read more

Antonio Conte is hoping ‘to see the change’ in his revamped Tottenham side when they go to Chelsea

Asked to identify the most difficult moment of his first nine months at Tottenham, Antonio Conte jumps straight to January and three defeats in 19 days at the hands of London rivals and his former club, Chelsea. “I wasn’t used to losing three games in a short space of time,” Spurs boss Conte said with … Read more

MU Alum Heather Long Earns Third Consecutive Team USA Selection | Free Press-Courier

Heather Long ’05, a member of the University of Mansfield Field Hockey All-American and a member of the United Athletics Hall of Fame, has been selected to represent the United States at the World Cup. masters WMH O-35 2022. Long will represent the Red, White and Blue at the World Masters Hockey (WMH) World Cup … Read more

Race walkers ring in Minnesota Senior Games | Local News

MANKATO — Running well done can be a meditative experience, said Minnesota Senior Games athlete Karen Swisher. The technical side of the sport rewards repetitive and efficient movements. Each leg feels like a piston propelling competitors forward around and around a track. Meditation addresses the other, more mental aspect of running that Swisher enjoys just … Read more

PSG move for Marcus Rashford after the forward’s representatives held discreet talks with the club

PSG launch Marcus Rashford as striker’s representatives hold talks with the French giants in Paris… but Manchester United are relaxed as they still prioritize staying at Old Trafford despite signing his contract last year PSG have made their choice for Manchester United winger Marcus Rashford The French club held discreet talks with the 24-year-old’s entourage … Read more

Serena Williams beaten in straight sets in the Canadian Open by Belinda Bencic

Serena Williams beaten in straight sets at the Canadian Open by Belinda Bencic before bidding a moving farewell to her fans in Toronto as the superstar nears retirement Serena Williams lost 6-2 6-4 to Belinda Bencic in Toronto on Wednesday It was her first match since announcing she would soon retire from tennis Williams sent … Read more

Inside the Game: Taylor Walker, Patrick Cripps, Cameron Zurhaar, Liam Baker — the clutch players of the AFL

The defining moments in AFL history are some of the most memorable. From “Leo Barry, you’re the star” to Barry Breen’s winning butt, those who step into the biggest moments are remembered in history. Loading Football is often a game of millimeters although it is played in a glorified paddock. Loading Whether it’s the luck … Read more