Sharks

Gallen may take on Watts in boxing's battle of the bad boys

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Paul Gallen is eyeing a fight against former Cronulla teammate Anthony Watts in the battle of the bad boys after serving his drugs suspension.

Gallen sorry for offensive Tweet

Paul Gallen in Hawaii with Mitchell Pearce.

Patrick Begley   NSW Blues and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has apologised for his "unacceptable" social media attack on the NRL management.

Paul Gallen abuses NRL on Twitter

Paul Gallen missed three games for Cronulla and the Four Nations Tournament due to the ASADA investigation.

Chris Barrett   Paul Gallen has left little doubt about his thoughts on Dave Smith's NRL management by taking a swipe at League Central following the sacking of Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce.

NRL not concerned about Cronulla's lack of a chief executive ... this time

Steve Noyce.

Brad Walter   NRL officials are confident Cronulla are not risking the same governance issues some blame for failing to detect the supplements program that resulted in 12 players receiving doping bans and coach Shane Flanagan being suspended.

Sharks part company with Noyce

Steve Noyce.

Adrian Proszenko   Cronulla has plunged further into turmoil after the wooden spooners parted company with chief executive Steve Noyce.

Sharks circle Barba in hunt to replace Carney

Hot property: Broncos playmaker Ben Barba.

Adrian Proszenko   Cronulla are in negotiations to sign Ben Barba as a replacement for sacked superstar Todd Carney.

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Jerseys stolen from Eric Grothe's car cap off Cronulla's year to forget

Adrian Proszenko   Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Cronulla, jerseys belonging to Michael Gordon were stolen from the car of teammate Eric Grothe Jnr.

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League

Sami Sauiluma heartbroken to lose Canberra Raiders jersey

Sami Sauiluma played 15 NRL games in two seasons for the Raiders.

Chris Wilson   His parents couldn't take his Raiders jersey off him as a pre-schooler, but winger Sami Sauiluma had a gut feeling he'd worn a Canberra jersey for the last time when he was dropped after round 20 this season.

Essendon Bombers players could face 12-month bans following Federal Court ruling

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Roy Masters   Any hope that Essendon players would receive the same deal, or even better, than the month sanctions given to past and present Cronulla players evaporated on Friday when Justice John Middleton handed down his judgment in the Federal Court.

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Stephen Dank says 'the fight rolls on' after Federal Court ruling on athletes taking supplements

"This is an extremely disappointing result for the players": Stephen Dank leaves the court on Friday.

Roy Masters   The sports scientist at the centre of the supplements scandal at Essendon and Cronulla, Stephen Dank, was simultaneously dismayed but defiant at Friday‚Äôs judgement.

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Three former Cronulla Sharks players not offered backdated ASADA deal

Paul Aiton in action for the Sharks in 2011.

Chris Barrett   Three former Cronulla players targeted by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's probe have not been offered the backdated ban "deal" accepted by a dozen of their ex-teammates last month and could face as heavy as two-year suspensions as a result.

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Newtown Jets become feeder club for Cronulla

Newtown Jets.

Adrian Proszenko   The Newtown Jets have officially become the feeder club for Cronulla in rugby league's latest joint venture.

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League

Wests Tigers end drama-packed season with victory over Cronulla

Crunch time: Cronulla's Ricky Leutele about to hit the turf as the Tigers' Matt Lodge and Aaron Woods take control.

Chris Boulous   If anyone needed a win this week it was Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter; and his team delivered.

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Shane Flanagan's return to game not a fait accompli, says NRL boss Dave Smith

Uncertain return date: Shane Flanagan.

Chris Barrett   Shane Flanagan will have to accept accountability for putting his players at risk if his readmission to the game is to be given the green light, says NRL chief executive Dave Smith.

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Tigers v Sharks

Michael Chammas   Wests Tigers v Cronulla Sharks at Leichhardt Oval, Saturday, 3pm

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Cronulla Sharks spruik substance-free workplaces

Safety first: Sam Tagataese and Luke Lewis promote their sponsor at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday.

Adrian Proszenko   A fortnight ago, most of the Cronulla players involved in the 2011 supplements scandal conceded they were unwitting drug cheats. On Thursday, a handful of Sharks not serving suspensions were at a trade show at Homebush Bay extolling the virtues of a substance-free workplace.

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Chris Heighington laments close loss to North Queensland Cowboys

Big game: Daniel Holdsworth of the Sharks runs the ball.

Steve Mascord   In a dismal season for the Cronulla Sharks, a bits-and-pieces football team missing 17 top liners provided a third performance which should enter the club's folklore.

Cronulla Sharks give Cowboys a scare before Johnathan Thurston seals golden-point victory

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Steve Mascord   We probably shouldn’t have been so dismissive of a club that came back from 22-0 down to win – and then from 24-0 to repeat the trick the following week earlier this season.

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