Kyrgios cops massive punishment for walk-off

TEMPERAMENTAL Australian Nick Kyrgios was fined $A12,840 and lost another $A27,071 in prize money on Wednesday after storming off midway through his first-round match in Shanghai, tennis officials said.

Ash plans ‘backyard’ Barty party

ASH Barty is coming towards the end of her breakout tennis season admitting only to a goal of making the top 20 with a bounce from her “backyard’’ tournament in the summer.

Brutal KO out of absolutely nowhere

UFC 216 had it’s fair share of highlights on the weekend led by Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson absolutely dominating his opponent Ray Borg.

Backrow door opens for former Bronco

THE exit of three-season import Hendrik Tui has opened up a major chance for Caleb Timu to wrestle a full-time role in the Queensland Reds back row next season.

Trainer has faith mare will Dazzle in dash for cash

AFTER 58 winless starts, Tatura trainer Dean Boal would be forgiven for sacking Beau Dazzle.

Waterhouse bullish on English

GAI Waterhouse thinks English will win Saturday’s TAB Everest and declared barrier 12 “couldn’t be better” for her runner in the $10 million race.

Bulldogs poach Demons AFLW footy boss

WESTERN Bulldogs have poached Melbourne AFLW footy boss Debbie Lee.

Cap third-party NRL payments: Eels CEO

PARRAMATTA chief executive Bernie Gurr has renewed his calls for the NRL to place a cap on third-party player payments.

Hocking leaves Panthers, joins Pies

GARRY Hocking is leaving SANFL club South Adelaide to return to the AFL — with Collingwood.

Peters lands Bunnies coaching role

LESS than a month after he was sacked by the Sea Eagles from his role as an assistant coach, Willie Peters has landed a new gig with the Rabbitohs.