May 20, 2019

Rocket powered by ensemble’s energy

The Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra’s title Mannheim Rocket refers to nothing more than a term given to themes built on rapidly rising arpeggios.
May 20, 2019

Rugby league – ‘Third wheel’ great Cronk to call it quits

Australian halfback Cooper Cronk, who formed a three-man spine at the most dominant club, state and international rugby league teams of his era, announced on Monday that he would be retiring at the end of this season.
May 20, 2019

Passengers lost four million hours due to train delays in 2018

Train users lost around four million hours to significantly delayed trains in 2018, analysis shows.
May 20, 2019

Andre Reyes review: Abdicated Gipsy King rules OK

A naming stoush was mostly forgotten as Andre Reyes brought gipsy musical fire to Sydney.
May 20, 2019

Folau waives right to appeal, says ‘no confidence’ in process

Israel Folau waived his right to appeal the termination of his contract by Rugby Australia due to a lack of "confidence" in their process, the former Wallabies fullback said on Monday, but he had not ruled out further action against the decision.
May 20, 2019

‘Very grim’: ABC staff brace for ‘painful’ job and programming cuts

The Coalition's surprise election victory will see $84 million slashed from national broadcaster's budget.
May 20, 2019

Ryanair profits fall 29% on weaker fares and higher costs

Ryanair has reported a 29% dip in annual profits to just over €1bn (£890m) as weaker fares and higher costs weighed on its bottom line.
May 20, 2019

Sonny Bill only has to prove fitness ahead of World Cup – Hansen

Sonny Bill Williams has enough credit in the bank to only need to prove his fitness to put himself into contention for his third Rugby World Cup later this year, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said.
May 20, 2019

‘No more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches’: Billionaire pays off students’ debts

Graduating college students in Atlanta were left stunned when a billionaire technology investor told them he would wipe out their $40m (£31.4m) debts.
May 20, 2019

Pakistan batsman Asif Ali’s daughter loses battle with cancer

Pakistan batsman Asif Ali's daughter, who suffered from stage four cancer, died in a hospital in the United States on Sunday, Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Islamabad United has said.
May 20, 2019

Crusaders ‘strongly refute’ allegations of homophobic behaviour

The Canterbury Crusaders on Monday denied allegations on social media that some of the team's players had exhibited homophobic behaviour during an altercation at a fast food restaurant in Cape Town over the weekend.
May 20, 2019

Koepka survives to win PGA after crowd sense a collapse

A coronation almost turned into a calamity but Brooks Koepka survived to win the PGA Championship for a second consecutive year on Sunday and establish himself as golf's new top dog.