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AFL world reacts to ‘game of the year’

AFL - Port Adelaide v Richmond

Any concerns about the state of the AFL were immediately disregarded following Saturday’s enthralling contest at Adelaide Oval.

Controversial call ruins Tigers in bloodbath

Jacob Saifiti push the ball the last couple of inches.

In the battle of two teams in top eight contention, the Knights have flexed their muscles against the Tigers with a contentious call going their way.

Cinema will pay ultimate price for Disney ploy

MULAN

Disney’s plan to release the much-anticipated movie Mulan on Disney+ — as long as you sign up for a monthly subscription and then pay an extra $US29.99 — will only cripple the movie industry even further and we shouldn’t fall for it, Duncan Lay writes.

Impact of gut health on overall wellbeing

This pain is so exhaustive

The true power of the gut has an effect on all aspects of our overall wellbeing, including mental health, our immune system, the ability to fight infections, and so much more. Health Hacker Adam MacDougall reveals how to improve your gut health.

How COVID-19 has changed what books we’re reading

Coronavirus has had a surprising impact on the world of books - and on the behaviour of booklovers across Australia has changed forever.

Port Adelaide ‘murdered’ by twin blunders

AFL Rd 11 - Port Adelaide v Richmond

The Adelaide crowd erupted in an explosive chorus of boos after the Richmond Tigers took the lead in controversial circumstances.

VOTE NOW: Tassie’s top tourist town

Passionate long-term residents are sharing their tips on how to make the most of a few days in their part of the world in our new campaign: Tassie’s Top Tourist Towns. VOTE NOW TO SEE YOUR TOWN WIN >>

Tackling the AFLW’s most taboo issue

AFLW Rd 2 - West Coast Eagles v Fremantle Dockers

It’s the injury female footballers fear getting but rarely gets talked about. Two AFLW stars have spoken out about the dangers of breast injuries and what the league can do to help prevent them.

Parents’ bold plan to get kids a home

Caringbah Auction

A family in Sydney’s south spent big to snap up their neighbour’s house at a hotly contested auction – and they’ve revealed a bold plan inspired by a trend common in countries such as Italy.

AFL young gun kicks ‘impossible’ goal

AFL Rd 11 - Port Adelaide v Richmond

As the Sherrin sailed between the posts at Adelaide Oval, Eddie McGuire immediately labelled it “one of the goals of the year”.

Brutal toll of star’s extreme weight loss

Debra Messing honored at Glamour Magazine's "Women Of The Year 2001" award ceremony at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. 10/29/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect

Debra Messing was so painfully thin at the height of her Will and Grace fame she now reveals her body “could not hold out” any longer.

Dogs’ ‘unforgivable’ act after brutal blow

Cameron Munster looked upset after the injury.

A week after Cameron Smith’s setback, another injury has left the Storm vulnerable. But one commentator has described the Bulldogs effort as a “debacle”.

Rookie’s ‘absolute shocker’ stuns fans

Jake Averillo's "absolute shcoker" against the Melbourne Storm.

Commentators were left in utter disbelief as one Canterbury Bulldogs youngster delivered an all-time blunder on Saturday.

Man assaulted with machete

Police said a man was attacked with the weapon during a failed robbery in Wollongong.

Qantas to fly Aussies to Antarctica

Beautiful sunset in Antarctica

Travel to places like Bali might be off the cards for now, but one company has found a way for Australians to visit an entirely different continent.

Man hurt in Bullsbrook crash

The man was taken to RPH via chopper.

The RAC rescue helicopter took an injured man to hospital this morning after he crashed his car into a fence in Bullsbrook.

Kylie’s controversial cameo in X-rated vid

Kylie Jenner makes a brief cameo.

Kylie Jenner’s appearance in perhaps the year’s most sexually explicit music video has been met with an instant viewer backlash.

Boy, 4, hit by bike at motocross dome

A four-year-old boy has been taken to hospital a young motorcross rider lost control of his bike and crashed into him and his family

A four-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after a young motocross rider lost control of his bike, flying over a safety barrier and crashing into a family.

Trump re-election campaign’s odd blunder

There is a reason Donald Trump’s attacks on Hillary Clinton worked so well four years ago. And it explains why he’s failing this time around.

State ready to ‘blow up’ with COVID-19

Crossroads Hotel Pop Up Covid19 Testing Clinic Casula

A doctor has warned that one Australian state is “ready to blow up” with coronavirus cases – with one factor squarely to blame.

Family drama forces NRL coach to isolate

NRL Rd 13 - Rabbitohs v Broncos

A family emergency means Broncos coach Anthony Seibold must self-isolate for two weeks in another blow for the struggling club.

Oprah launches bold billboard campaign

Premiere Of OWN's "Love Is_" - Arrivals

The TV superstar has placed 24 billboards around one American city demanding action be taken in response to the police killing of a Black woman.

Ghislaine Maxwell’s explicit Clooney boast

Ghislaine Maxwell was “giddy as a schoolgirl” as she repeatedly boasted about a graphic sexual encounter with George Clooney, it’s been alleged.

Stray dog adopted as car company mascot

This stray dog was adopted and soon became an emplyee of the company. 

This stray dog showed up every day begging for love and attention out the front of a car dealership. Now they’ve given him a job.

‘We’re enemies’: Norris reveals feelings on Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo famously had Lando Norris crying with laughter last year at a press conference and the young Brit is looking forward to when they become teammates – but until then he sees the Aussie as his enemy.

Blockbuster Phil Gould news announced

State of Origin - NSW v QLD: Game 3

He’s one of the biggest names and personalities in the league and now he’s just put pen to paper on a new deal with an NRL team.

Woman critical after vacuum attack

A woman has been taken to hospital with critical injuries after she and two others were allegedly attacked at a unit block in Sydney’s inner west.

Bride’s horror as Beirut explosion hits

Couple's horror during wedding shoot

Fear washes over these Beirut newlywed’s faces during a wedding photo shoot, seconds before they’re hit by the impact of city’s terrifying explosion.

Coronavirus Australia: Premier’s grim Christmas warning

The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews has painted a grim picture of what Christmas could look like for many Victorians. Picture: Wayne Taylor

Daniel Andrews has warned if coronavirus cases don’t drop then many could be planning funerals this Christmas.

2020 just got even worse for the US

Tropical Storm Isaiah Hits New York City Bringing Heavy Rain

As if civil unrest, a looming economic crisis, devastating COVID-19 infection rates and a presidential election wasn’t enough, the US is now facing an even worse disaster, writes Sarah Blake.

AFL fumes as groping scandal widens

Saint Dan Butler gropes at teammate Jade Gresham's backside.

A furious AFL has lashed players’ “juvenile” behaviour as vision emerged of two more stars in alleged groping incidents with teammates.

Drastic move to end ‘superspreader’ parties

New rules in reponse to wild house parties

In one city coronavirus cases have tripled because of wild, out-of-control parties — and it’s prompted authorities to take extreme steps to stop them.

No new cases in QLD as border shuts

Queensland is now closed to 14 million Australians - and police say they’ll be vigilant in monitoring who enters the state.

The movie Liam Neeson should not have made

This rom-com, Made in Italy, has a sturdy, reliable premise with plenty of miles on the clock, but first-time writer-director James D’Arcy doesn’t have the skills to nurse it through the necessary gear changes, movie reviewer Vicky Roach writes.

New-look Ricciardo not playing games

F1 Winter Testing in Barcelona - Day One

Daniel Ricciardo was in no mood to play the prankster as Renault’s strong showing gives him belief something special is on the cards.

Ellen ‘went out of her way to hurt me’

A woman who made headlines as part of a viral Twitter thread about Ellen has given an in-depth account of her alleged horror encounter with the star.

Employee charged over US star’s death

Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

A Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged in relation to the tragic overdose death of baseball star Tyler Skaggs last year.

Coronavirus Australia: Premier labels Victoria’s outbreak a ‘public health bushfire’

Victoria's COVID-19 outbreak has been described as a "public health bushfire".

Premier Daniel Andrews has warned there will be no chance of controlling the spread without driving down movement across Victoria.

Victorian numbers ‘not good enough’

Premier Dan Andrews Presser

Brett Sutton has delivered a blunt assessment of Victoria’s case numbers, saying it will take a week to see the impact of stage four restrictions.

Kanye shares candid new video with Kim

Kim and Kanye's new video

As rumours swirl their marriage is on the rocks, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian just put on a united front on social media.

Motorway built around woman’s house

motorway built around woman's house

A woman who refused to sell her property to the Chinese government has had a motorway built around her tiny home.

‘Sexy’ fighter sizzles after killer KO

Valerie Loureda kept her perfect record intact

Valerie Loureda’s Instagram attracted heavy backlash, but on Saturday she proved she’s more than provocative posts with a nasty KO.

Driver fights for life after crash

The driver in his 50s was seriously injured when he lost control of his car and collided with a tree.

A man was seriously injured when he lost control of his car and collided with a tree in Perth’s eastern suburbs overnight.

40m pipe missing from salmon farm sparks search

A WARNING has been issued to mariners on Tasmania’s East Coast amid a search for a large piece of pipe missing from a salmon farm.

Why young people are getting the virus

A leading Australian epidemiologist has explained why young people keep getting COVID-19 as the world’s youth have been blamed for fuelling the spread.

F1 civil war threatens to explode

F1 Grand Prix of Styria

Tensions have reached boiling point and an ugly war between rivals is on the brink of erupting after protest threats and cheating allegations.

Fears as continent passes one million case

More than one million coronavirus cases have been confirmed across Africa, but the World Health Organisation warns that figure could be just “the tip of the iceberg”.

No new cases in QLD as border shuts

Queensland is now closed to 14 million Australians - and police say they’ll be vigilant in monitoring who enters the state.

Trump’s awkward pronunciation error

The US President made a simple mistake when pronouncing the name of a country, in his second such error in public settings this week.

Melbourne restaurateur’s brutal virus ad

Matt Preston at Citta

A prominent Melbourne restaurateur has taken aim at multiple levels of government for failing to support the hospitality in a blunt newspaper ad.

Man in his 30s among new virus deaths

Premier Presser

Victoria has recorded 466 new cases of coronavirus and 12 deaths on Saturday, as police continue to fine ridiculous rule-breakers with flimsy excuses.

Infected nurse’s message to Melbourne

Coronavirus Victoria: Melbourne nurse begs residents to take the virus seriously

In a viral video, a Melbourne nurse who contracted COVID-19 has shown people the reality of being a frontline healthcare worker during Victoria’s second wave.

Manhunt launched for public masturbator

This man is wanted for sexual assault, public masturbation at Patterson Lakes last month.

Police are hunting for a man who allegedly masturbated on a park bench before attempting to sexually assault a woman, who bravely fought him off.

Man’s face spray painted in robbery

Street artist draws with spray paint can

One man has had his face spray painted and another was punched and hit in the head with a bottle during an alleged assault and robbery by a group of eight teenagers.

New Bulldogs coach Barrett selling up

NRL Rd 10  - Panthers v Cowboys

Newly minted Canterbury Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett has listed his northern beaches property for sale with a $3.2 million price guide, after moving his family back to the south coast.

Shock prediction for US virus death toll

Researchers are predicting the US death toll from coronavirus could double by December 1 – unless everyone does this one thing to curb the spread.

9 new COVID cases in NSW

COVID-19 Testing Increases In Sydney As Authorities Work To Contain Growing Coronavirus Cluster Outbreaks Across NSW

There have been 9 new cases of coronavirus in New South Wales up to 8pm on Friday night, and patrons of a bar in the Sydney CBD have been urged to isolate immediately.

Skating game is a glitchy mess

Screenshot of the videogame Skater XL for Hibernation

Skateboarding games are back in a big way – but is the Tony Hawk wannabe Skater XL worth the hefty price?

Actress’s public courting of NBA star

January Jones is a big Kawhi fan

One NBA star has caught the eye of a Hollywood A-lister who wasn’t shy about making her move in multiple posts on social media.

Kate photo proves Meghan double standard

The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Baby Basics UK And Baby Basics Sheffield

When Kate Middleton was pictured this week, all talk was of her face mask, but there was an important point that everyone missed.

Not even Ronaldo can save the day

Juventus v Olympique Lyon - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

Some Cristiano Ronaldo magic couldn’t keep Juventus’ Champions League dream alive while Man City knocked out Real Madrid.

Search for mum who vanished with kids

Tiegan Carr, 26, and her kids 3-year-old Kelahni and two-month-old Freya are missing.

Police have launched a desperate search to find a Victorian mother has disappeared with her two young daughters, aged three and two months.

Matt Hayden’s all-time sledging story

Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan Announces His Retirement From International Cricket

Matthew Hayden was just plain cruel in the sledging stakes, revealing how he brutally reduced Shoaib Akhtar to a broken mess.

Aussies, women cop cruel World Cup snubs

2nd One Day International: South Africa v Australia

Australian cricket fans will have to wait an extra two years to see the world’s best T20 talent while our women’s team was also dealt a blow.

The wannabe top suburbs with nicer prices

Look past Melbourne’s notably desirable postcodes and you’ll find the wannabe neighbours where prices can regularly be $100,000s cheaper, but could rise faster than the dream ‘burb next door.

Should you buy property during stage four?

Auction pic

The Melbourne market can carry on during the stage four lockdown, but it must do so entirely online. So should you try to buy real estate over the six-week period? Here’s what to weigh up.

JB Hi-Fi boss selling Toorak mansion

One of Toorak’s finest old-world mansions has been put up for sale by JB Hi-Fi chief executive Richard Murray, who finetuned the property with modern features before listing. Check it out.

‘Bridesmaid’ suburbs where houses cost half as much

Buyers in 'Bridesmaid' suburb

Cheaper city pockets known as ‘bridesmaid’ suburbs have emerged where homebuyers and renters can snap up properties for half as much as those in the trendy postcodes next door.

Star’s death threats after damning vision

Essendon vs GWS Giants

GWS star Callan Ward has revealed the ugly social media fallout after he was accused of bending the rules to seal a dramatic win.

SES busy with NSW flooding rescues

SES workers captured this image of flooding in Gerringong on Saturday.

Flood, gale-force wind and severe weather warnings are in place for almost half of NSW as damaging storms move across the state.

Aussie host revealed for DC super-event

Any self-respecting DC fan will be checking into the virtual fan experience, but no one is more excited than the official Australian host.

Star responds to model’s fat shaming burn

A tennis bad boy who mocked rival Milos Raonic’s weight has replied after the Canadian’s girlfriend served up a brutal insult.

Plane rips in two in deadly crash

At least 17 people have been killed in a plane crash in India after a passenger jet overshot the runway causing the plane to split in two.

Your work questions answered

Smiling mature businesswoman handshake young employee congratulating with success

With handshakes discouraged thanks to coronavirus, recruiters reveal if the greeting in job interviews and networking is gone forever, and if alternatives will become mainstream.

The suburbs that are much cheaper than their neighbours

Adelaide's 'Bridesmaid' suburbs

Can’t afford to buy property in your dream suburb? It might be worth looking next door.

Cricket fans hit with long wait for home T20 World Cup

1st T20 International: South Africa v Australia

It was meant to be the ultimate summer of cricket, capped off with a home T20 World Cup. But the coronavirus pandemic means local cricket fans will be waiting a long time for the tournament to return on home soil.

From Slovenia to The Shire with Violinist Maja Savnik

At Home (favourite things) with Maja Savnik

Violinist Maja Savnik is happy to call Australia home, but her abode has a little Slovenian twist.

Proven performer vs. up-and-comer

Should you invest in a tried and tested strong performer or aim to pick the next hot spot? There are pros and cons to both, the experts say. Consider this advice when deciding where to spend.

Bring nature to your front door

The calming effects of connecting with nature can have a big impact on your home life – and right now it is more important then ever.

‘Horrible’ Broncos trait exposed again

NRL Souths v Broncos

The Brisbane Broncos’ season from hell has continued to get worse after a pair of “soft” moments perfectly encapsulated the club’s year.

Welcome to the inside out house

Creating privacy on a block with two street frontages was the cue for this inspired house design on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Why this could be the best hot hatch

Hot hatches tick a lot of boxes, they are fun, fast and affordable. But this new little performance car has something else on its side.

Woman in hospital after whale encounter

For the second time this week a woman has been taken to hospital after being hit by a whale while snorkelling off the coast of Western Australia.

Harry and Meghan’s lockdown project

Queen, Prince Harry and senior royals set for crisis meeting

Prince Harry has revealed what he and Meghan have been doing in lockdown, including envisaging a world better than what Google and Facebook created.

Grand entertainer a must-have for nature-lovers

Live large and get back to nature without leaving the city limits in this stunningly renovated family home in Kingswood. Built for entertaining and packed with luxury features, all you need to do is move in and enjoy it

Border dash pays off just in time

An ex-pat family who fell in love with a north shore home they saw online were not going to let a major hurdle like overseas travel bans stop them in their quest to buy it.

Island lifestyle right on the beach

198 Nebraska Road, Dennes Point. Fall.

An absolute waterfront property on Nebraska Beach at Dennes Point, that is a listing that cannot be missed.

First chance to buy in almost 50 years

2 Tiersen Place, Sandy Bay. Charlotte Peterswald.

This home offers a fabulous lifestyle at an enviable address, no wonder it has been tightly held for decades.

Shock twist in socialite drug dealer case

A Sydney socialite was “seduced” into taking part in a multimillion-dollar cocaine plot that involved no real drugs, a court has heard.

Cordial factory renovation hits sweet spot

Warehouse conversion meets period restoration at a remarkable Geelong West house that has an X-factor worth bottling.

Sydney listings spike on the way

Stanmore auction

The Sydney property market looks set to kick off spring with a bang with 6000 new listings coming up for sale over the past month.

'Deadly consequences' of Vic's COVID fail

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews reacts during a press conference on August 06, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Victoria recorded 471 news cases and 19 deaths . Retail stores across Melbourne are closed to customers as part of further stage 4 lockdown restrictions implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students have returned to home learning and childcare centres have closed. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)

live Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has blasted Victoria's hotel quarantine failures, calling for an explanation for the program's "deadly consequences".

Victorians’ sad Christmas reality if virus spread worsens

new virus cases for victoria

Victoria’s coronavirus cases may be stabilising, but “mystery cases” continue to cause headaches for health authorities. It comes as Premier Daniel Andrews painted a bleak picture of what Victorians can expect at Christmas if the virus spread worsens.

Sign Melbourne has completely changed

Melbourne foot traffic is down 90 per cent in the CBD

Melbourne is going through an unprecedented time and the city has released evidence showing how the place has been changed completely.

High shot KO sparks NRL send off debate

Jack Hetherington left Marty Taupau knocked out on the turf.

An ugly high tackle has sparked debate from both commentators and fans as the NRL tries to work out what is bad enough for a send off.

AFL WAG’s classy reply to ‘disgusting’ note

Aaron Hall and Sophia Absalom on Instagram.

The partner of an AFL star has issued a stunning response on Instagram after a racist attack on her husband and daughter.

Boy, 4, dies after virus delays surgery

Gene Therapy for Kids

A four-year-old boy has lost his fight with a rare disease after the coronavirus pandemic denied him a chance at receiving lifesaving surgery.

Grazing table that’s grossing people out

Woman's grazing board video horrifies viewers

A US woman who shared a video of her unique-looking grazing table has left some viewers disgusted.

Papley sanctioned for staging, Dee rubbed out

Swans v Suns

Tom Papley declared a week ago he had never milked a free kick in his life, but it hasn’t stopped the AFL’s match review officer fining him for staging as the tribunal comes down hard on Demon Alex Neal-Bullen for his sling tackle.

‘We feel abandoned and blamed’

Chris Circosta and his partner Maia have been stranded in Sweden since July, after being bumped from three flights home due to new restrictions on overseas arrivals in Australia.

A Sydney couple have been left stranded in Sweden after being bumped off three flights since July in their desperate quest to get home.