Brutal end for Michelle Jenneke in 100m hurdles final at Commonwealth Games

Michelle Jenneke has missed out on a bronze medal by just 0.09 seconds as she finished fifth in the final of the 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games. The 29-year-old was just 0.02 seconds off her personal best with a negative wind blowing in her face and it still wasn’t enough for a medal as … Read more

‘Pure domination’: Springbok triumph adds to woes of embattled All Blacks

South Africa has defeated New Zealand 26-10 on Sunday morning AEST in the Rugby Championship opener in Mbombela, adding to the woes of the embattled All Blacks. New Zealand flew to South Africa having lost four of their previous five matches amid calls for coach Ian Foster and captain Sam Cane to be sacked. Foster … Read more

Never seen that: Freak accident halts Diamonds clash

Incredible scenes at the netball semi-final where the match was halted while a new goal post was brought on court after a freak accident involving an England defender. Layla Guscoth found herself straddling the post like a koala as she fought for the intercept just four minutes into the clash with Australia, resulting in the … Read more

‘Thank you’: Simpson’s message to Aussie Comm Games fans

Popstar turned Commonwealth Games medallist Cody Simpson says he has been overwhelmed by support since returning to social media. Posting on Instagram for the first time since the games started, Simpson said to his 4.6 million followers: “I had remained off social media for the duration of the Commonwealth Games and a few days thereafter, … Read more

William and Kate’s kids step in as school shuts for summer | CNN

A version of this story appeared in the August 5 edition of CNN’s Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain’s royal family. Sign up here. London CNN  —  Succession planning isn’t something most of us have to give much thought to, but for the royal family it’s almost part of … Read more

Putin’s gymnast lover suffers huge blow

The United States has blacklisted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s purported Olympic gymnast girlfriend in the latest round of sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine. Described by Russian tabloids as the ‘Secret First Lady’, or ‘Russia’s First Mistress’ the relationship between Alina Kabaeva and Putin has never been publicised. However US officials believe she is the … Read more

Man charged with threatening Queen

A man has been charged with treason after allegedly storming into the Queen’s home of Windsor Castle on Christmas Day. London’s Metropolitan Police have revealed Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, has been charged with intending to injure or alarm the Queen, reported The Sun. Its understood her Majesty was inside with other royals before her tribute … Read more

Queen ’assassination’ plot foiled as crossbow attacker faces treason

A 20-year-old man who allegedly stormed Windsor Castle carrying a crossbow has been charged with treason offences, the UK’s Metropolitan Police said. Jaswant Singh Chail was charged under Britain’s 1842 Treason Act on Tuesday local time after allegedly being arrested on the grounds of Windsor Castle on Christmas morning last year. Queen Elizabeth II was … Read more

Kyle Chalmers pulls out of Cody Simpson ‘showdown’ at Commonwealth Games

Kyle Chalmers has bigger fish to fry — and Aussie legend Ian Thorpe saw it coming a mile away. The Aussie champion on Monday night was a last-minute withdrawal from the men’s 100m butterfly — an event he shared with pop star Cody Simpson. The pair have been caught up in a storm at the … Read more

Channel 7 star says Kyle Chalmers responsible for ‘feeding’ unwanted media frenzy

Former Australian swimmer turned popular TV presenter Johanna Griggs says Kyle Chalmers is “feeding” the very headlines he’s railed against at the Commonwealth Games as she issued a reality check about the media’s role in covering sport. The swimming star has blasted the media in Birmingham, accusing it of focusing on “clickbait” rather than the … Read more