Brumbies veteran Ben Alexander says he's proof anyone can make it

ACT Brumbies veteran Ben Alexander has a message for every rugby player out there. "Never give up." Brumbies prop Ben Alexander training with the Uni-Norths Owls on Thursday. The former Wallabies tighthead will return to where it all began when he suits up for the Uni-Norths Owls against Gungahlin in round five of the John I Dent Cup on Saturday. Alexander […]

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Australian forward Daniel Trist joins Melbourne United

Melbourne United may have found a youthful replacement for All-NBL forward Tai Wesley, signing Australian Daniel Trist for the next two seasons. The 25-year-old has played in Europe since graduating from US college Lafayette in 2015, with much of his time spent in Spain where he averaged 11 points and five rebounds per game for Ourense this season. With Wesley […]

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Mets’ best remedy for ending slide may be selective amnesia

Somehow, the calendar insisted at game’s end it was still only May the 3rd, though it often feels like the Mets’ season has already lasted several-and-a-half months. Somehow, the Mets have only played 29 games, when it often seems like they’ve played twice as many, and they are five games north of .500, when it’s hard to remember the last […]

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Newcastle forward Islam Slimani banned for rest of season after accepting violent conduct charge

The Newcastle striker, 29, accepted a charge of violent conduct for kicking West Brom's Craig Dawson during Saturday's 1-0 defeat. He was caught on camera lashing out after referee David Coote missed the incident. The FA have given the Leicester loanee a three-game suspension. Algeria forward Slimani argued the ban was excessive but it was rejected by an Independent Regulatory […]

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Thomas Royall SS18 launch party: David Luiz, Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill support pal John Terry and Sam Saunders at swimwear bash

Chelsea stars Cesc Fabregas, David Luiz and Gary Cahill joined pal John Terry and his business partner Sam Saunders at a glitzy bash for their fashion label on Thursday. Other footballers that attended the party for the Spring/Summer 2018 collection launch at Jack Barclay Bentley in London included Ryan Bertrand, Andre Gray and Steve Sidwell. SunSport was invited along to the […]

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Andy van der Meyde: Former Everton and Inter star whose career spiralled into gambling, sex, drugs and depression

Louis van Gaal's side, who won the competition 1-0, contained the likes of Edwin van der Sar, Danny Blind, Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids and Marc Overmars. Van der Meyde, a stocky winger from Arnhem, was supposed to represent the next generation. But instead, he fell into an alcohol and prescription drug-fuelled spiral, eventually flaming out of football at just 32. […]

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