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Aussie Teen Delivers Wicked Scorpion Goal

Nineteen-year-old Riley McGree, born in Gawler and currently on loan with the Newcastle Jets, earned himself a bonzer golazo against Melbourne City with an inspired scorpion-kick finish that had the whole crowd, and an announcer, marveling at its freakishness.

Why Cricket's Ball-Tampering Scandal Is Such A Big Deal Why Cricket's Ball-Tampering Scandal Is Such A Big Deal

You’ve heard by now that the Australian men’s Test cricket team were caught ball-tampering in a match against South Africa. Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera scuffing the surface of the match ball with a piece of sandpaper, and tried to hide the evidence when informed that he’d been filmed in the act. Australia…

Australian Men Caught Cheating In That Sport We All Understand So Well, Which Is Cricket Australian Men Caught Cheating In That Sport We All Understand So Well, Which Is Cricket

We’ve got a major cricket scandal, folks. A young Australian player was caught more or less red-handed doctoring up the ball, so obviously and egregiously that his team’s captain was forced to come clean and cop to a plot among the team’s leadership. This is from a Sport 24 report:

Kangaroo Destroys Cyclist Kangaroo Destroys Cyclist

Today in news from Australia: A kangaroo leapt out of a bush and took out a cyclist, who was reportedly going about 18 mph. There’s video:

Australian MP's Brain Goes On Short, Strange Journey Australian MP's Brain Goes On Short, Strange Journey

Australia has been recently gripped by a heated debate over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. Last week, the majority of Australians voted to legalize same-sex marriage, which apparently caused MP Bob Katter, who had previously opposed the legalization of gay marriage, to soften his stance on the…

Honduras Accuses Australia Of Spying With A Drone Before World Cup Playoff Honduras Accuses Australia Of Spying With A Drone Before World Cup Playoff

Australia and Honduras are currently in the midst of a two-leg playoff for one of the last available World Cup spots. The two sides played to a scoreless draw in San Pedro Sula last week, and they’ll meet again in Sydney on Wednesday for the rubber match. Tensions are obviously high between the two teams, and this…

Jockey Punches His Horse, Gets Two-Week Suspension Jockey Punches His Horse, Gets Two-Week Suspension

An Australian jockey has been suspended for two weeks for jumping off his horse and punching it in the stomach before a race on Wednesday.

Australians Have Once Again Gone Wild At The Melbourne Cup Australians Have Once Again Gone Wild At The Melbourne Cup

Today is Melbourne Cup day, the most wonderful time of the year, the designated and officially sanctioned horserace/alcohol drinking competition when thousands and thousands of Aussies dress up in their finest duds and get blitzed while intrepid photographers capture it all in order to delight of the rest of us.

Tim Cahill Eliminates Syria From World Cup Qualification With Extra-Time Header Tim Cahill Eliminates Syria From World Cup Qualification With Extra-Time Header

Syria’s run through World Cup qualification ended in heartbreak today. Tim Cahill headed in a goal, his second, in extra time to put Australia past Syria, 2-1, in the second leg of their fifth-place AFC playoff. Australia won, 3-2, on aggregate and advanced to the inter-confederation playoffs.

Some Homophobic Australians Are Mad About Macklemore Some Homophobic Australians Are Mad About Macklemore

Australia is in the midst of a two-month, mail-in vote to measure public opinion on gay marriage. This Sunday, Macklemore is scheduled to perform “Same Love”—a pro-LGBT song—at the National Rugby League grand final. A lot of Australians who don’t think gay people deserve basic human rights are mad about this.

Former Australian Cycling Star Charged With Selling "Significant Quantities" Of MDMA Former Australian Cycling Star Charged With Selling "Significant Quantities" Of MDMA

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Jack Bobridge was arrested in Perth yesterday and charged by Australian police with moving “significant quantities” of MDMA around Perth. He allegedy spent most of the summer selling pills in and around North Perth. As Perth Now reported, police have been investigating a drug ring for…

Don't Panic, The USWNT's Struggles Might Be A Good Thing Don't Panic, The USWNT's Struggles Might Be A Good Thing

Tameka Butt capitalized on a Becky Sauerbrunn mistake to score the only goal of Australia’s first-ever win against the USWNT in 27 tries. Her 67th-minute score last night in Seattle, after what announcer Ian Darke referred to as “dithering defending,” gave her side (ranked seventh by FIFA) a historic result and proved…

Aussie Rules Football Player Gets Dunked On

One of the more thrilling bits of action Australian rules football has to offer is the long-distance, high-flying mark. These sometimes involve one player skying into the air and essentially launching himself off a grounded opponent in order to catch the ball. In a match between St. Kilda and Essendon last night,…

Saudi National Team Declines To Participate In Pregame Moment Of Silence For London Attacks Saudi National Team Declines To Participate In Pregame Moment Of Silence For London Attacks

The Saudi Arabian national soccer team, in Australia today for a World Cup qualifying match, did not observe the pregame moment of silence the Australian soccer federation put together to commemorate the victims of last weekend’s terrorist attacks in London. Here’s video of the moment:

Idiot On The Field Invades Eurovision Song Contest, Drops Drawers, Moons The World

A man in the Australian flag invaded the stage of today’s Eurovision Song Contest and bared his ass to 200 million viewers around the world just as last year’s champion, Ukrainian singer Jamala, performed her newest hit.

The Complete Guide To Understanding Australian Rules Football The Complete Guide To Understanding Australian Rules Football

Aussie rules footy! The greatest sport ever invented! Is it the same as rugby? Why aren’t they wearing helmets? Did that team just earn a point for missing the goals?

Exasperated Columnist Begs Australia To Please, Please Ignore Nick Kyrgios Exasperated Columnist Begs Australia To Please, Please Ignore Nick Kyrgios

Here are the values at risk if you find Nick Kyrgios interesting, or, worse, deign to root for him: “self-respect,” “the surrender of your pride,” “Australia’s moral bottom line,” “our national sporting principles.”

Caleb Ewan Is Ready To Be A Star Caleb Ewan Is Ready To Be A Star

The first race of the road cycling season, Australia’s Tour Down Under, tends to be an imprecise predictor of future form for climbers and all-rounders. A rider who is keyed in and prepared to tackle Old Wilunga Hill at the season-opening kangaroo fest (really) will not necessarily be able to carry that form into,…

Look At This Great One-Handed Cricket Catch Look At This Great One-Handed Cricket Catch

Today’s cricket match between Australia and New Zealand was a big win for the Aussies, letting them keep their number one spot in the one-day international rankings. It also included this completely sick one-handed diving catch from Australia team captain Steve Smith:

Kind And Gentle Aussie Goalkeeper Rescues Seagull That Took A Ball To The Face

Born to a sun-scorched land whose cruelly blistering climes have weeded out all but the most terrifying and murderous critters (and, somehow, koalas), it makes sense that Australians would be better equipped than most to interact with the rare friendly creature that crosses their paths with respect, kindness, and love.

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