Heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou slams UFC over contract saga, MMA Hour interview

TOPSHOT - UFC 270 heavyweight world champion Cameroon's Francis Ngannou (C) reacts on introduction for fight against France's Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight title at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on January 22, 2022. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has slammed the UFC and says he is seriously considering quitting the sport, just days after defending his title. The Cameroonian defended his belt with an impressive decision win over Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on Sunday. But the discussion immediately turned to his future in the octagon after UFC boss … Read more

UFC 2022: Heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou slams UFC over contract saga, MMA Hour interview

UFC 2022: Heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou slams UFC over contract saga, MMA Hour interview

One of the UFC’s biggest stars is considering walking away after going on a rampage in the sport for scamming him. Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has slammed the UFC and says he is seriously considering quitting the sport, just days after defending his title. The Cameroonian defended his belt with an impressive decision win over … Read more

How the tennis star’s visa saga divided Australia and Serbia

How the tennis star's visa saga divided Australia and Serbia

“It’s a political game. Unfortunately, the Australian Prime Minister and the Minister for Immigration are no different from the ministers in the Balkans, they are the same kind of people, people who harass everything, including the law. “I really thought ‘balkanization’ was a term for the Balkan people – balkanization means to quarrel over everything … Read more

Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley blames ‘changing conditions’ and ‘poor communications’ for Djokovic saga

A man in a suit on a tennis court

Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley says ‘constantly changing conditions’ and ‘poor communication’ with the federal government were the main reasons for the Novak Djokovic saga which has marked this Australian Open. year. Key points: Craig Tiley claims Tennis Australia has repeatedly sought clarification from the Federal Government ahead of the Australian Open But he says … Read more

Underfire Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley refuses to step down over Djokovic visa saga | Australian Open 2022

Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley has said he will not step down over Novak Djokovic’s visa saga and dismissed suggestions his governing body had paid for the legal fees of the expelled world No.1. It comes as TA faces increasing scrutiny from players worried that the Australian Open’s voluntary Covid-19 testing protocol is putting … Read more

Victoria Azarenka backs ‘no kick, no play’ rule for all after Djokovic saga

Victoria Azarenka backs 'no kick, no play' rule for all after Djokovic saga

“I don’t want to impose my beliefs on everyone. However, we play a global sport. “To make it a mandate, there is much more than that. If you just ask my opinion, if so, I think it would be just useful for everyone around the world, especially when we travel abroad. Rafael Nadal trains on … Read more

Tennis Australia board should be held accountable for Novak Djokovic visa saga, says John Newcombe

Tennis Australia board should be held accountable for Novak Djokovic visa saga, says John Newcombe

Loading Healy, after completing his chairmanship of the TA, was cleared of wrongdoing in 2019 by the Federal Court after the Australian Securities and Investments Commission brought charges against him and the former member of the board Harold Mitchell regarding a 2013 broadcast deal for the rights to the Australian Open. Newcombe, one of the … Read more

Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal win as Australian Open begins to focus on on-court action after Novak Djokovic saga

A female Japanese tennis player pumps her left fist at the Australian Open.

Defending champion Naomi Osaka has advanced to the second round of the Australian Open, as day one at Melbourne Park has begun following the dismissal of Novak Djokovic. Key points: The Australian Open kicked off less than 24 hours after Djokovic’s expulsion Osaka defeated Camila Osorio 6-3, 6-3 in their first-round match Rafael Nadal scored … Read more

Who would play who in a Novak Djokovic saga miniseries

Who would play who in a Novak Djokovic saga miniseries

Scott Morrison / Paul Giamatti Paul Giamatti would make the ideal PM on the small screen. Let’s hope Jenny is a fan of Billions. Between late night phone calls to Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and early morning press conferences bragging about our non-discriminatory border, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was a no-brainer for Civil risk. … Read more

Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal win as Australian Open begins to focus on on-court action after Novak Djokovic saga

A female Japanese tennis player pumps her left fist at the Australian Open.

Defending champion Naomi Osaka has advanced to the second round of the Australian Open, as day one at Melbourne Park has begun following the dismissal of Novak Djokovic. Key points: The Australian Open kicked off less than 24 hours after Djokovic’s expulsion Osaka defeated Camila Osorio 6-3, 6-3 in their first-round match Rafael Nadal scored … Read more