January 17, 2019

Dembele and Messi see off Levante but Barca Cup hopes in doubt

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were on target as the Copa del Rey holders thrashed Levante 3-0 at the Nou Camp on Thursday for a 4-2 aggregate win to reach the quarter-finals.
January 17, 2019

Counting and Cracking review: Sri Lankan saga feeds hunger for untold tales

Sydney's Town Hall is the setting for an ambitious family epic that moves across time, writes Joyce Morgan.
January 17, 2019

Natasha Exelby’s ‘dark place’ after breakfast job firing 16 days in

Exelby was told of her axing from Ten's Wake Up in a carpark by the show's executive producer, Adam Boland, 45 minutes before it was publicly announced.
January 17, 2019

The Chat review: Improvisation doesn’t cut it beside serrated-edge writing

Some brilliant writing in The Chat is undermined by meandering improvisation, writes John Shand.
January 17, 2019

Alvarez to face Jacobs in May 4 middleweight unification bout

Mexican Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and fellow middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs will meet in a May 4 unification bout, Golden Boy Promotions and streaming service DAZN announced on Thursday.
January 17, 2019

Barca at risk of Copa expulsion after fielding banned player

Barcelona could be thrown out of the Copa del Rey for fielding suspended defender Chumi Brandariz in their last-16 first leg defeat after opponents Levante said on Thursday they would lodge a complaint with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
January 17, 2019

Barca at risk of Copa expulsion after fielding banned player

Barcelona could be thrown out of the Copa del Rey for fielding suspended defender Chumi Brandariz in their last-16 first leg defeat after opponents Levante said on Thursday they would lodge a complaint with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
January 17, 2019

Rugby – Gatland shows interest in coaching Lions on 2021 tour

Wales coach Warren Gatland has had what he called "informal conversations" about leading the British & Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa in 2021.
January 17, 2019

Thirty football clubs swallow up nearly half of European revenue

Europe's 710 top-tier football clubs pulled in a record 20.11 billion euros (£17.63 billion) in revenues between them in the 2017 financial year although almost half of that amount went to 30 of them, according to an annual UEFA report.
January 17, 2019

Liam Neeson’s nephew Ronan Sexton dies, years after serious fall

Sexton's death comes almost a decade after Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson died following a skiing accident.
January 17, 2019

Netflix has no plans to cut Bird Box scene despite outcry

Netflix's post-apocalyptic survival film Bird Box has drawn criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster.
January 17, 2019

Man ‘stabbed to death by trio after they found out he was child killer’

Mr Gaut's body was discovered by police in his flat