Bears name rookie QB Justin Fields permanent starter

Justin Fields is the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback — permanently. Bears coach Matt Nagy announced Wednesday that the rookie will remain the starter moving forward, even though Andy Dalton is slated to be a full participant in practice today. “He’s done everything to show us that he’s ready for this opportunity,” Nagy told reporters. Fields […]


Lancashire close to winning first County Championship in TEN years

Lancashire are on the brink of winning their first County Championship in TEN years after thrilling one-wicket win over Hampshire Lancashire claimed a thrilling one-wicket win over title rivals Hampshire They are on the brink of a first County Championship crown in 10 years  Warwickshire could snatch the title with victory over Somerset on day […]

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‘Compelling’ new concussion figures spark call for AFL revamp

Veteran player advocate Peter Jess says new statistics reinforce that the AFL’s minimum 12-day concussion protocol is too short and he has even written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison calling for a revised concussion-in-sport policy. Jess, a long-time concussion advocate, and his team have this season tallied their own club-based AFL figures, and found there […]

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Hind forced out of Bombers’ final after exposure site visit

Essendon speedster Nick Hind will miss Sunday’s elimination final against the Western Bulldogs in Launceston having visited a tier 2 exposure site. Hind went to a supermarket at the Altona Gate Shopping Centre on Saturday, August 21 for a takeaway lunch, prompting the Department of Health and Human Services to notify him on Wednesday that […]


James Ward-Prowse signs new five-year deal at Southampton

Captain James Ward-Prowse ‘incredibly proud’ to commit his future to Southampton as midfielder signs new five-year deal after snubbing interest from Aston Villa James Ward-Prowse has signed a brand-new five-year deal with Southampton  The midfielder was only 12 months into a five-year deal he signed last summer The Saints captain had been targeted by Aston […]


Oval Invincibles beat Welsh Fire at the Hundred

Sam Billings guides Oval Invincibles to a hard-fought victory over Welsh Fire at the men’s Hundred… with the captain anchoring his side home with an assured 40 to leave competition’s group stage finally balanced Back-to-back sixes from Laurie Evans sealed a dominant victory at the Oval  Welsh Fire’s Josh Cobb was bizarrely run out by […]