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Bulldogs avoid AFL title rematch hype

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says they are treating their AFL grand-final rematch against Sydney as just another game.

Pacquiao decision on Jeff Horn fight looms

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao has been given a Thursday deadline to decide if he'll fight Australian Jeff Horn.

Road to Wimbledon takes to China

Road to Wimbledon takes to China

BA lauds Phillips' AFLW success - for now

Basketball Australia is comfortable with elite players playing in the AFLW as long as the season can fit in between their basketball schedules.

Kookaburras down Pakistan in Darwin

The top-ranked Australian men's hockey team have made short work of Pakistan in Darwin.

Roope Tonteri Shreds His DIY Backyard Ice Park

In the darkness of a long, Finnish winter, snowboarder Roope Tonteri's creativity is in abundance! The notorious DIY-er has been known to build some radical setups - like a floating skate ramp, and event a halfpipe suspended in trees. But for this project, he tooke to his secluded cabin to build a frozen ice park ripe for shredding. Sit back and join Roope in a jibber's dream sesh in his backyard paradise!

Comm Games to make Australia sparkle again

Peter Beattie believes the antidote to Australia's "basketcase" politics and "stumbling" economy will be next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Big-name Aussies bomb at WA surf event

Australians Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, Joel Wilkinson, and Matt Wilkinson all lost their first-round heats at the Margaret River Pro.

Stiles praises red-hot Hunt

Reds coach Nick Stiles has brought back Wallabies Rob Simmons and George Smith for the clash with the Hurricanes at Suncorp on Saturday night. He's also given a huge wrap to fullback Karmichael Hunt.

Animal groups slam NSW govt on dog reform

Animal advocate groups have come down hard on the NSW government for its decision to reform the greyhound racing industry using taxpayers' money.

Margaret River Pro surf future uncertain

The Margaret River Pro might lose its top-flight status at the end of this year as the World Surf League considers shortening the world tour.

Mills helps Spurs to big NBA win over Cavs

Boomers guard Patty Mills came off the bench to bag nine points and seven assists in San Antonio's NBA win over reigning champions Cleveland.

$41m reform to replace NSW greyhounds ban

The NSW government will spend $41 million to reform NSW's greyhound racing industry after it sensationally backflipped on banning the sport last year.

Denyer crash comments re-ignite rally spat

An argument about safety and governance in Australian motorsport has reignited after TV star Grant Denyer crashed during a rally event.

Smith's Stanford aim for NCAA title

If Alanna Smith's Stanford win the NCAA title they will likely have to pull off one of the biggest upsets in sport by beating the all-conquering Connecticut.

Aussies taste success, defeat in NCAA

Oregon, with three Aussies on the roster, are hoping to pull off one of the great NCAA women's basketball upsets against all-conquering Connecticut.

Aust's Humphries stars but Kentucky lose

Sydney centre Isaac Humphries had 12 points and five rebounds in his best game of the year but his Kentucky team lost their NCAA basketball quarter-final.

Aussies to skate for Winter Olympics berth

Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya are vying to qualify Australia for a figure skating pairs spot at next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Magpies settled but coach keeping mum

Collingwood appear to have solved their problems at goal attack after a last-gasp win over the Swifts but coach Kristy Keppich-Birrell is giving little away.

Magpies beat Swifts by a goal in netball

Collingwood might have turned the corner in their tough inaugural Super Netball season with a gripping one-goal win over the NSW Swifts.

Turbo Durbo aiming for cycling classics

Luke Durbridge will be a protected rider in the Orica-Scott lineups for the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.

Struggling Thunderbirds to focus on youth

After slumping to their fifth straight loss, the Thunderbirds plan to provide more opportunities for their young guns to shine.

Davies up to the task for netball's Giants

Kim Green's replacement Taylah Davies says her injured friend doesn't hold back when telling her where she can improve her game for the Giants.

Firebirds too good for Thunderbirds

The Queensland Firebirds returned to form with a comfortable 10-goal win over the bottom-of-the-ladder Thunderbirds in their Super Netball clash.

Vixens beat table-topping Giants

The Vixens have toppled the Giants 59-51 to end their unbeaten streak in Super Netball.

No meat pie, but two-scarf Li a fan of AFL

Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull watched the Sydney Swans play Port Adelaide at the SCG after a series of trade talks this week.

Australia's Gak, Humphries in Elite Eight

Florida and Wisconsin have exchanged buzzer beater shots before the Gators prevailed in the NCAA tournament.

Booker scores 70 points in NBA loss

LeBron James has suffered an eye injury in Cleveland's 112-105 NBA win against Charlotte and Devin Booker has scored 70 points in Phoenix's loss against Boston.

Netball's Swifts have a licence to play

Staring down the barrel of a third-straight loss, NSW Swifts vice-captain Paige Hadley says her young side will play with nothing to lose.

Bassett stars on Perth netball return

Caitlin Bassett has delivered a near flawless performance on her return to Perth to lead the Sunshine Coast Lightning to victory.

Pinder's Arizona exit NCAA Tournament

Three of Australia's best young centres Gorjok Gak, Jo Lual-Acuil Jr and Isaac Humphries are still alive in the NCAA Tournament.

UFC's Hunt, Kelly to fight in Auckland

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt will return to hometown Auckland to fight Derrick Lewis in June, with Australian Daniel Kelly on the undercard.

Big weekend ahead for sports lovers

Get the television remotes ready, there is a feast of sport on this weekend for those who prefer to stay indoors.

Giants vow to overcome Green's absence

The Giants will need to overcome the loss of decorated captain and midcourter Kimberlee Green (ACL) if they're to defeat the Melbourne Vixens on Saturday night.

GWS injuries open door for Taranto debut

Injuries to Greater Western Sydney stars have opened the door for a tough AFL debut for youngster Tim Taranto against Adelaide.

Saints dismiss AFL dominance over Demons

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says Melbourne will challenge his side's long winning-streak against them in round one of the AFL.

Queenslanders volunteering for Comm Games

Queenslanders are making up the majority of the 47,000 volunteers who have been enlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Taumalolo's 10-year deal in world sport

With NRL star Jason Taumalolo signing a 10-year NRL deal, here's how some of sport's longest contracts have played out.

Paine 'required' by Cricket Tasmania

Out-of-contract Tim Paine has been named as a 'required player' for Cricket Tasmania, who have flagged player changes after a horror Sheffield Shield season.

Ricciardo hopeful of matching F1 big guns

Daniel Ricciardo is hopeful his Red Bull can match F1 big guns Mercedes and Ferrari in the Australian grand prix.

Hunt finds ally in UFC VP Jeff Novitzky

Mark Hunt is fighting a battle on two fronts but the man who has brought down some of the biggest drug cheats in sport sympathises with him.

Injury ends Green's Super Netball season

Giants captain Kim Green will undergo surgery after suffering a knee injury that has ended her Super Netball season.

Nathan Cleary wants his dad at Tigers

Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary says his father Ivan is yet to receive a call to replace Jason Taylor at Wests Tigers but he wants him to get the role.

Coach Lemanis to take Boomers to Tokyo

Australian men's basketball coach Andrej Lemanis has been granted a four-year extension in the role to take the Boomers to the 2020 Olympics.

Breakers release troubled guard Webster

Prolific Tall Blacks guard Corey Webster is looking for a new NBL home after being off-loaded by the New Zealand Breakers.

Aussie casualties in NCAA upsets

Australians on Kentucky, Baylor, Arizona and Florida remain alive as the NCAA Tournament enters the third round.

Sobey, Maric on NBL's free-agency list

Adelaide's Nathan Sobey and Aleks Maric from Sydney could be set to leave their NBL clubs after becoming free agents.

Michigan ends Australian duo's NCAA dream

Michigan have been unbeatable since surviving a plane crash earlier this month, with their latest scalp the highly-ranked Louisville featuring two Australians.

Guthrie to lift after Green netball injury

Serena Guthrie says she will step up after what appeared to be a major knee injury to Giants teammate Kimberlee Green.

Football a religion for Tiwi Islanders

Thousands of football mad fans from a remote Northern Territory Aboriginal island community have shown their colours for the local Aussie rules grand final.

Aussies in the mix in basketball's NCAA

St Mary's come up short in NCAA, mixed return for Aussies in the tournament.

Green injured in Giants' big netball win

The unbeaten Giants have accounted for a tenacious Adelaide Thunderbirds despite losing captain Kimberlee Green to a knee injury in the opening minute.

St Mary's knocked out of NCAA

Melbourne's Jock Landale had 19 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in St Mary's loss to Arizona.

Gilmore wins surf title on Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore has won her first World Surf League event since 2014 by beating Lakey Peterson in the final at Snapper Rocks.

Wright wins surfing's Quiksilver Pro

Owen Wright has beaten fellow Australian Matt Wilkinson in the final of the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks.

Vixens combo will only get better: Philip

Mwai Kumwenda and Tegan Philip are already proving the most lethal combination in Super Netball but Philip says the best is yet to come for the Melbourne duo.

Shorten revs faithful ahead of rate fight

Labor leader Bill Shorten told a Melbourne rally Sunday penalty rate cuts are a wider attack on ordinary Australians.

Lightning beat Magpies in netball thriller

The Sunshine Coast Lightning have snatched a one-goal win over the Collingwood Magpies in a 51-50 Super Netball thriller at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Gilmore into Gold Coast surfing quarters

Australia's Stephanie Gilmore has qualified for the Roxy Pro quarterfinals at Snapper Rocks with an 8.4 wave in the final ten seconds of her fourth round heat.

Vixens humble Firebirds in netball

Thrashed by the Melbourne Vixens, Queensland Firebirds don't look to be the netball force they have been in recent years.

Vic activists to protest with dead ducks

Duck shooting protesters say they will dump 250 bird carcasses at the front of the Victorian premier's office to oppose the 2017 hunting season.

Aussie figure skaters win world juniors

Figure skating pair Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya have become Australia's first junior world champions.

Four Aussies make Snapper Rocks quarters

Defending champion Matt Wilkinson is one of four Australians to qualify for the quarter-finals of the season-opening World Surf League event on the Gold Coast.

St Mary's Aussies eye Arizona NCAA upset

Canberra's Chima Moneke, the son of Ugandan diplomats, became one of the NCAA Tournament's sensations for his life story and above-the-rim play.

Young Fever shooter fires them to win

Kaylia Stanton found her form for West Coast Fever and it sets up a mouthwatering clash with former Fever star Caitlin Bassett next week.

Propeller missing after falling off plane

The propeller which fell off a Regional Express Saab 340 on approach to Sydney Airport on Friday is still missing.

Fever claim breakthrough Super Netball win

The West Coast Fever have broken through for their first win of the Super Netball season.

Mixed day for Aussie stars at WSL event

Australians Joel Parkinson and Matt Wilkinson have both won through to round four of the World Surf League event on the Gold Coast.

Moore excited by women's surf competition

Former world surfing champion Carissa Moore is anticipating a thrilling WSL championship after pipping rival Stephanie Gilmore in a thriller on the Gold Coast.

Aussie-led St Mary's face Arizona in NCAA

Australia have had mixed success in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, with Jock Landale leading St Mary's to a win but Xavier Cooks' Winthrop have lost.

Brazilian banks perfect 10 on Gold Coast

Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira has scored a perfect 10 in the second round of the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast.

Bulley backs more mums in Super netball

Super Netball's only playing mum Bec Bulley will celebrate her 200th domestic netball league game when the Giants take on the Adelaide Thunderbirds on Sunday.

Australian Gak lifts Florida to NCAA win

Australia had mixed success in first round NCAA tournament play, with Gorjok Gak's Florida winning and Xavier Cook's Winthrop eliminated.

Australia's Cooks can't save Winthrop

Xavier Cooks was impressive with 23 points, six rebounds and two assists in Winthrop's loss NCAA tournament loss.

Parko pumped for bumper 2017 on WSL tour

His last win on the WSL tour came way back in June 2013 but Australia's Joel Parkinson says he's far from finished at surfing's elite level.

Decision on Gabba for AFLW final

A decision is expected on whether the inaugural AFLW grand final will be held at The Gabba in Queensland.

World champ Wright bounces back at Snapper

World surfing champion Tyler Wright has bounced back from an opening round disappointment to storm into the third round of the Roxy Pro on the Gold Coast.

Former Kings NBL star Chris Williams dies

Former Sydney Kings star and NBL MVP Chris Williams has died at the age of 36 with Shane Heal and Andrew Gaze among those paying tribute to the classy forward.

Defence key in WNBL grand final game two

Upping their defence is a priority of the Sydney University and Dandenong coaches in their second game of the WNBL grand final series in Melbourne.

Baynes' NBA double-double can't stop Jazz

Detroit centre Aron Baynes has scored his first double-double this NBA season but it couldn't prevent defeat to fellow Aussies Joe Ingles and Dante Exum's Utah.

Perth, Melbourne keen on 2022 Comm Games

Officials from Australian cities Perth and Melbourne have expressed interest in replacing Durban to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Aust's Moneke stars in historic NCAA win

Australian forward Chima Moneke had 18 points, including two huge early dunks, to lead the University of California Davis to an NCAA Tournament win.

New deal in place for Horn-Pacquiao: Arum

Australian welterweight Jeff Horn's dream fight with Manny Pacquiao could be back on, powerful boxing promoter Bob Arum says.

Fanning shines in surfing comeback

Mick Fanning has made an impressive comeback display at the season-opening World Surf League event on the Gold Coast.

Aust talent on show in NCAA tournament

Kentucky's Australian big man Isaac Humphries has been honouring his late friend who wanted to play for the Wildcats.

Slow start to year for surf champ Wright

Defending world surfing champion Tyler Wright has been defeated in her opening heat of the year at the WSL event on the Gold Coast.

NZ uninterested in hosting 2022 Com Games

New Zealand will not bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games after the event was stripped from Durban on Monday.

LNP attacks Qld govt on 'slow' Spit plan

The Queensland government wants Gold Coast residents' reactions to proposed developments for The Spit, but the opposition says the process is too slow.

We don't want 2022 Comm Games too: GCoast

Gold Coast's mayor says the city has no interest in hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games after staging next year's sporting event.

Ingles, Mills extend good Aussie NBA form

Utah's Joe Ingles and Patty Mills of San Antonio have continued the recent strong form of Australians in the NBA.

St Mary's Aussie quit lollies, became star

Jock Landale has been named one of the top five centres in US college basketball, but he is in no rush to play in the NBA.

Bogut's Cavs NBA stint over after 11 days

Injured Australian centre Andrew Bogut's search for a new NBA club is set to begin after he was waived by Cleveland.

WSL events on hold on Gold Coast

Small surf has meant a lay day was called on the opening day of the WSL season on the Gold Coast with competition set to start on Thursday or Friday.

Gilmore eager to get back to No.1 in WSL

After two years blighted by injury and indifferent form, Stephanie Gilmore says she is ready to get back to the top of the world surfing tree.

Queen launches Games baton relay

The baton relay starting the countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast has been launched by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Same again please for world champ Wright

She pulled together one of the most dominant championship wins in surfing history in 2016, so it's no surprise Tyler Wright isn't rocking the boat in 2017.

Aussies to watch in this year's WSL

Eight Aussies to watch across the men's and women's World Surf League championships starting this week on the Gold Coast.

Fanning hopes freedom is key to WSL opener

Content with his decision to return to full-time competition, three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning is ready to rip into the season opener this week.

Billy Slater's revered rugby league career

A look at the career of Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater, who is set to return to the NRL after sitting out most of the 2016 season with a shoulder injury.

St Mary's squad of Aussies seek NCAA glory

An Australian will likely be on the NCAA title-winning basketball squad with heavyweights Duke, Kentucky, Louisville and Arizona featuring Aussies.

Pullin wins snowboard cross bronze

Alex Pullin has taken out bronze at the freestyle ski and snowboard world championships in Spain, narrowly missing second place in the snowboard cross event.

Magpies too strong for T-Birds in netball

Caitlyn Thwaites stars as Magpies register a big win over Thunderbirds in the Super Netball match at Hisense Arena.

Watts at home with netball Vixens

Khao Watts says she never thought she would be at her fourth elite netball club by age 28 but she has found a good home at the Melbourne Vixens.

Aussies set to star in NCAA Tournament

US college basketball titans Duke, Louisville and Kentucky have Australians in their squads for this year's prized NCAA tournament.

Exum scores career-high in Jazz NBA loss

Dante Exum has scored a career-high 22 points, but Russell Westbrook stole the show with his 32nd triple double of the NBA season.

Aussie Scotty James wins snowboard gold

Australian Scotty James has capped a remarkable snowboarding season by winning halfpipe gold at the world championships.

Brice receiving praise after netball win

Katrina Brice is receiving plenty of praise after proving the difference in the Giants' 55-54 Super Netball win against Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Flames stiffen defence for WNBL GF game 2

Sydney coach Cheryl Chambers won't rest up in her preparations for next Friday's second match of the WNBL grand final duel with Dandenong.

Giants edge the Lightning in Super Netball

The Giants have maintained their unbeaten record in Super Netball with a 55-54 win over hosts the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Vixens power past Fever in Super Netball

The Melbourne Vixens have defeated the West Coast Fever by 11 goals in their Super Netball round four encounter on Saturday night.

Flames win game one of WNBL grand final

The Sydney Flames have edged towards their first championship in 16 years after beating Dandenong Rangers in the opening game of the WNBL grand final series.

Timberwolves upset the Warriors in NBA

A missed shot five seconds from time by two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry resulted in Minnesota beating Golden State by a point.

Queen likely to miss Commonwealth Games

The Queen is unlikely to attend the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next year due to the demands of long-distance travel.

Aussies Scott, Morris claim aerials medals

Australians Danielle Scott and David Morris have won aerials medals at the freestyle ski and snowboard world championships.

Wallace swiftly becoming NSW standout

The Swifts may have won just one of their opening four games this season but import Sam Wallace is looming as a star of the future for NSW.

Sagan takes stage but Dennis hits lead

Rohan Dennis moved into the overall lead in the Tirreno-Adriatico after a late crash in the stage won by Peter Sagan ruined the chances of several hopefuls.

Gang links probed after Sydney shooting

A man gunned down in his Sydney unit was shot "a large number of times" with police investigating possible links to a spate of underworld murders.

Firebirds burn the Swifts in Super Netball

Queensland Firebirds have cruised to a nine-goal win over the NSW Swifts in their Super Netball round four match.

Snell gets chance to end WNBL drought

Triple Olympian Belinda Snell has the chance to help Sydney win their first WNBL title in 16 years after she starred in their last championship-winning team.

T-Rex Sharks' debut looms, Beale injured

Cronulla fullback Gerard Beale has been ruled out of Saturday's clash with Canberra with a hamstring injury.

Vixens hunt final-quarter Netball win

Ahead of their Super Netball clash with West Coast Fever, Melbourne Vixens are reflecting on their poor fourth quarters in the competition so far.

Battle of the Brits to shape Netball clash

Sunshine Coast and Giants' top of the table Super Netball clash could be decided by the battle between British attacker Jo Harten and defender Geva Mentor.

NSW victim shot 'a large number of times'

A man gunned down in his inner western Sydney unit was shot "a large number of times" with police investigating possible links to a spate of underworld murders.

No medals for Aussies in dual moguls

After gold on day one of competition to Britt Cox, Australians were out of the medals on day two at the freestyle skiing and snowboard world championships.

Imports fly high in Aussie netball league

Lifting restrictions on marquee player numbers has seen an influx of international stars make an impact on the court in Super Netball.

New look teams for old netball rivalry

The two strongest teams from the trans-Tasman netball competition will field very different sides when they meet in Super Netball for the first time

Veterans head Australian sprint canoe team

Injured triple Olympian Ken Wallace has been picked to lead Australia's sprint canoe charge this year on the world stage.

Batkovic wins fifth MVP basketball award

Veteran Suzy Batkovic has claimed her fifth MVP award to become the most decorated player in the women's national Basketball League.

I was approached by Essendon: Gatto

Melbourne underworld figure Mick Gatto claims he was approached by Essendon Football Club to investigate the supplements saga, a leaked video shows.

Giants expect Magpies to hit back hard

New glamour club Collingwood have started slowly in Super Netball but Giants' star Serena Guthrie expects them to hit back hard.

Man shot multiple times at Adelaide home

An Adelaide man has been shot repeatedly at his home with the incident possibly linked to rivalry between bikie gangs.

Andrew Bogut plans rehab in Australia

The Cleveland Cavaliers say further tests on Andrew Bogut's leg indicate he should be fit before the next NBA season begins in October.

Aussie Cox wins world champs moguls gold

Australian Britt Cox has capped a breakout season by winning the moguls event at the freestyle ski and snowboard world championships.

Australian new-look track world cycle team

The 22-rider team for the Hong Kong worlds represents a new era for Australian track cycling.

Mavs' Nowitzki joins elite NBA group

Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki has become the first international player to score 30,000 points in the NBA.

Pacquiao's fight with Khan off: promoter

Manny Pacquiao's expected next fight with Englishman Amir Khan is off, according to promoter Bob Arum.

Bogut's pain felt by Cleveland teammates

Cleveland big man Tristan Thompson has recalled the harrowing walk to the locker room with Andrew Bogut after his horror injury.

Brailsford admits 'mistakes were made'

Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford says there is a fundamental difference between a failure in process and wrongdoing, but admits mistakes were made.

Athletes who had disastrous debuts

Australian basketballer Andrew Bogut isn't the first athlete to be injured during a debut. Here's five other performances notable for the wrong reasons.

Vic duo accused of violent drug deal

Two men accused of ambushing a drug dealer who was then shot have been refused bail.

Coniglio made Giants AFL vice-captain

Star AFL midfielder Stephen Coniglio has been appointed GWS' vice-captain, with Phil Davis and Callan Ward remaining co-captains for 2017.

LeBron says he heard Bogut's leg crack

Just an hour before his season with the Cavaliers ended in injury Andrew Bogut was excited and in good spirits about his move to Cleveland.

Aussies eye big ski and snowboard worlds

Australia will look to cap its best World Cup season with a bag full of medals at the freestyle ski and snowboard world championships in Spain.

Fanning to make full-time surfing return

Champion Australian surfer Mick Fanning will make his fully fledged comeback to competitive surfing on the elite world tour.

Tony Mitchell's NBL ban reduced on appeal

Cairns import Tony Mitchell's NBL ban for throwing a ball at a referee has been reduced from an entire season, to 10 matches, following an appeal.

Wildcat Bryce Cotton set for NBA return

Perth Wildcats import Bryce Cotton was named the NBL grand final MVP after draining 45 points in Sunday's clash with the Illawarra Hawks.

Gritty Rangers reach WNBL grand final

Dandenong coach Larissa Anderson has hailed the character of her squad after they won through to the WNBL grand final.

Lightning boosted by key duo's return

Sunshine Coast Lightning will be boosted by the return of Stephanie Wood and Laura Langman ahead of their Super Netball clash with the Giants next Saturday.

Hawks coach Beveridge vows to bounce back

The Illawarra Hawks battled out of their weight division to reach the NBL grand final, and coach Rob Beveridge was proud of his team's effort.

Bogut set for Cavaliers NBA debut v Miami

Australian Andrew Bogut is expected to make his debut for NBA defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers this week against the Miami Heat.

Dandenong clinch WNBL grand final berth

Dandenong have taken out game three 81-63 to win their WNBL semi-final series over Perth Lynx to set a deciding showdown with the Sydney Uni Flames.

Lightning strikes in Adelaide netball

The Sunshine Coast Lightning's unbeaten Super Netball run has continued with a 52-41 win over the Thunderbirds in Adelaide.

Cotton stars as Wildcats win NBL crown

Star import Bryce Cotton has scored 45 points to help lift the Perth Wildcats to the NBL Championship, with a 95-86 game-three win over the Illawarra Hawks.

Lassila wins third World Cup aerial gold

Australian aerial skier Lydia Lassila won her third World Cup event from five starts while snowboarder Scotty James was beaten by Shaun White at the US Open.

Magpies must build trust in Super Netball

Collingwood coach Kristy Keppich-Birrell wants to see improved trust between her players after a shaky start to their Super Netball season.

Vixens rue Super Netball win that got away

The Melbourne Vixens have been left with regrets after allowing the NSW Swifts to draw their Super Netball clash.

Vixens, Swifts in Super Netball draw

The Melbourne Vixens and NSW Swifts have played out a thrilling 59-59 draw in the third round of the Super Netball competition.

Giants beat Magpies in Super Netball

The Giants have defeated Collingwood 59-51 at Hisense Arena to extend their Super Netball unbeaten streak.

Wildcats expecting dogfight against Hawks

Perth Wildcats import Bryce Cotton looms as a key figure in Sunday's grand final clash with the Illawarra Hawks at Perth Arena.

Currie claims Ironman NZ triathlon crown

Kiwi triathlete Braden Currie and American Jocelyn McCauley have beaten more acclaimed rivals to take the honours at Ironman New Zealand in Taupo.

Bogut gives Cavs NBA coach a good headache

LeBron James says when Andrew Bogut suits up for the Cavaliers on Tuesday (AEDT) he will add extra dimensions to the already talented reigning NBA champions.

Flames secure first WNBL grand final spot

Minor premiers Sydney University Flames are the first team through to the WNBL grand final series and will play either Perth or Dandenong.

Rangers coach orders defensive improvement

Dandenong Rangers coach Larissa Anderson says her side must find a way to stop Perth Lynx sharpshooter Sami Whitcomb in the WNBL semi-final decider on Sunday.

Wildcats v Hawks facts and figures

Wildcats v Hawks: how they stack up.

Wildcats not thinking about greatness yet

Illawarra are 2-0 down in their best-of-five grand final series against the Wildcats, and they'll need to pull off the remarkable to come away with the title.

Whitcomb keeps Lynx's WNBL season alive

Perth's dream of NBL and WNBL titles in the same year is still alive thanks to an explosive Sami Whitcomb performance.

Firebirds beat Fever for first netball win

The Queensland Firebirds have their first Super Netball victory leaving West Coast Fever winless after a 60-47 win at Perth Arena.

Hamilton Island triathlon minus a Brownlee

The inaugural Super League triathlon has suffered a blow, with British star Jonny Brownlee ruled out because of injury.

Porte eyes third Paris-Nice cycling win

Australian cycling star Richie Porte wants to win his third Paris-Nice title as he continues to build towards the Tour de France.

Top women's coach for Gymnastics Australia

Gymnastics Australia has lured top US-based coach Mihai Brestyan to steer its elite women's program towards the next Olympics.

Knight a chance for NBL finals' game three

The Wildcats will secure their eighth NBL title if they beat Illawarra in grand final game three at Perth Arena.

Magpies tackle Giants in different code

Magpies captain Sharni Layton loves the new dimension the footy-backed clubs bring to Super Netball.

Archer Ryan Tyack shoots towards Tokyo

Australian archer Ryan Tyack has been working on his technique after mixed results at the Rio Olympics and will compete in the Australian Open in Brisbane.

Vixens primed to end drought against NSW

A new-look NSW Swifts team will look to increase a winning run against the Melbourne Vixens on Saturday.

Delly helps Bogut's NBA move to Cleveland

Australian star Andrew Bogut's move to Cleveland has been confirmed by the reigning NBA champions.

Fardy set to exit Brumbies at season's end

Brumbies flanker Scott Fardy has reportedly signed a two-year deal with Irish giants Leinster and will leave Super Rugby at the end of the season.

LeBron's triple-double not enough for Cavs

Boton cut Cleveland's lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference with a four-point home win and Aussie Dante Exum equalled his career-high points haul in Utah's loss.

Super Netball's Cook won't be sold short

The Adelaide Thunderbirds have a huge height advantage in goal shooter Jane Cook and the Super Netball rookie is keen to make that count on the scoreboard.

Lightning fires Sunny Coast netball spirit

New netball team on the block Sunshine Coast Lightning are gelling on and off court, supported by a local community that is passionate and proud.

LeBron James welcomes Andrew Bogut to Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronne Lue says he is not sure when Andrew Bogut will join the team but he likes what the big Australian will add to his roster.

Wildcat Knight to have concussion tests

The Perth Wildcats might have to play game three of the NBL Finals without veteran Matt Knight.

At least three dead as tornadoes hit US

Parts of the central US have been hit by strong tornadoes, which have killed at least three people.

Warriors lose injured Durant and NBA game

Golden State will be hoping 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant's knee injury is not serious after he lasted some 90 seconds of the loss to Washington.

Perth go 2-0 up in NBL grand final series

American import Bryce Cotton has starred in Perth's 89-77 win over Illawarra in Wollongong, the Wildcats going 2-0 up in their NBL grand final series.

Former Silver Ferns netballer Dalton dies

Former Silver Fern Tania Dalton has died at age 45 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Man fined over drone near police chopper

A 25-year-old man has been fined for flying a drone near a police helicopter which was on a search and rescue operation in the NSW Blue Mountains.

Bogut to join star-studded Cavs in NBA

Australia's Andrew Bogut has chosen the Cleveland Cavaliers as his new home in the NBA.