National News

Sharks match-winning try cleared by NRL

The NRL has backed the officials behind the decision to award Cronulla flyer Bronson Xerri a match-winning try on Sunday, with head of football Graham Annesley labelling criticism of the decision misguided.

Wife feared own murder, Qld trial told

Two years before a Gold Coast mother was allegedly murdered by her husband, she told her neighbour to go police if she didn't return from an overseas trip because he would have killed her.

Cambage denies claims of bullying in WNBA

Australian basketball star Liz Cambage has denied a claim she called rival WNBA players "fat ass" as she helped the Las Vegas Aces book their place in the playoffs.

CA caution against concussion overreaction

Cricket Australia's sports medicine boss is comfortable with the way Steve Smith's concussion was handled, saying it would be an overreaction to enforce players sitting out the rest of the game if struck in the head.

Souths' clash not about Bennett: Boyd

Brisbane captain Darius Boyd is adamant Friday's NRL clash against South Sydney is much more than about the return of ex-Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.

Roosters star Cronk cleared of injury

Sydney Roosters playmaker Cooper Cronk has been cleared to play this week as the NRL defending champions continue their push to lock up a top-two finish.

Obama's basketball tee sells for $US120k

A high school basketball jersey that once belonged to former president Barack Obama has sold at an auction in Dallas to an anonymous buyer for $US120,000 ($A177,000).