SA government denies pork-barrelling accusations on sports grants, amid broader national discussion over the practice

In politics, making good on election commitments should be thought of as core business. But how those promises are created, then delivered, in government can be a minefield for politicians of all political persuasions. From commuter cark parks by the Federal Coalition to infrastructure cash for arts groups in New South Wales, in recent years … Read more

Jesse Lingard: West Ham make offer to sign player on free after expiry of Man Utd contract | Transfer Centre News

West Ham have made an offer to Jesse Lingard’s representatives over signing the player on a free transfer. The midfielder officially becomes a free agent on July 1 following the expiration of his Manchester United contract. Lingard had a successful loan spell at West Ham in the second half of the 2020/21 season when he … Read more

Reporter notebook: Why Gareth Bale’s move to MLS side Los Angeles FC is good for all involved, says Sky Sports News’ Geraint Hughes | Football News

In his latest reporters’ notebook, Sky Sports News’ Geraint Hughes reveals why Gareth Bale’s move to the MLS side Los Angeles FC is a good one for all involved … While Bale’s transfer to the US may come as a surprise to some. To those in the Wales set-up, this will not be a shock. … Read more

England vs New Zealand 2022, cricket scores, third Test, Jonny Bairstow century, wickets, highlights, scoreboard

England took a flurry of late wickets on Saturday to give themselves hope of starting their new era with a series of clean sweep against world Test champions New Zealand at Headingley. New Zealand slipped from 125-1 to 168-5 in their second innings, a lead of 137, with paceman Matthew Potts having taken 2-20, when … Read more

Subaru’s back, baby! Keeping the affordable sports car dream alive with BRZ… and why the WRX is even better than we dared hope | Opinion – Car News

Subaru, take a bow. The latest FAST reaffirms the series’ esteemed place alongside the Mazda MX-5 as a keeper of the affordable sports car flame, especially as hot hatches are increasingly pricing themselves out of reach. Launched late in 2021 from $ 38,990 before on-road costs, the second-generation coupe represented something of a conspicuous bargain, … Read more