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Australia rue lack of effort in T20 loss

Australian captain Rachael Haynes says her side's effort in losing the second women's Ashes Twenty20 clash against England was disappointing.

More Gold Coast Comm Games to go on sale

Sporting fans who missed out on popular Commonwealth Games' events like swimming and netball can try again on Monday as 100,000 extra tickets go on sale.

The life and shred of Tiago Pires.

Horror NBL weekend for Melbourne, Sydney

Melbourne United and the Sydney Kings have both had horror weekends in the NBL.

Big names fire as WNBL title race heats up    

MVP candidates Liz Cambage and Suzy Batkovic are hitting top form as the business end of the WNBL season approaches.

Perrin Buford, Tom Jervis and 4 others Top Dunks of the Day

Werdum wins UFC headline bout in Sydney

Former UFC world heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has moved closer to getting another title shot with a unanimous points win over Marcin Tybura in Sydney.

Wildcats blow Melbourne United away in NBL

Perth have inflicted a massive 32-point defeat over a listless Melbourne United to stay second on the NBL ladder.

Melbourne United vs. Perth Wildcats - Game Highlights

Tuivasa makes instant UFC impression    

Former Sydney Roosters under 20 rugby league player and professional boxer Tai Tuivasa has made a spectacular UFC debut with a first round knockout.

Gaze admits to guilt over Kings' woes    

Andrew Gaze has spoken of his 'unbelievable self-inflicted burden' of guilt at watching his players endure a season that continues to slide from bad to worse.

Bryce Cotton with 24 Points vs. Melbourne United

Cairns shoot down Hawks' NBL streak

The Taipans have ending Illawarra's four-game NBL winning streak, thumping the Hawks 87-66 in Cairns.

Sixers too good for NBL's struggling Kings    

Shannon Shorter has won the battle of the American point guards against Jerome Randle, with the Adelaide 36ers downing the Sydney Kings by 15 points in the NBL.

Casey Prather with 20 Points vs. Perth Wildcats

Hockeyroos sweep Japan 3-0 in Test series    

Seven players have shared the spoils in a dominant Test win over Japan by the Australian Hockeyroos as they build towards the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Firefighters run for charity at Rosehill

Shirtless firefighters have sprinted for charity at Rosehill races, accepting a $3000 donation to the Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Lucas Walker Posts 14 points & 12 rebounds vs. Melbourne United

High-flying NZ calm for Bullets NBL clash    

The New Zealand Breakers have won eight NBL matches on the trot and hope to make it nine against Brisbane in Auckland.

Werdum weighs in heavier for UFC fight    

Brazil's former UFC heavyweight world champion Fabricio Werdum has weighed in slightly heavier than Poland's Marcin Tybura ahead of their fight in Sydney.

Josh Boone Posts 10 points & 12 rebounds vs. Perth Wildcats

Artificial wave added to World Surf Tour    

Surfers now have to tame the desert as well as the beach, with the World Surf League adding an artificial wave to the Championship Tour in 2018.

Bullets misfiring without Gibson: Lemanis    

The Brisbane Bullets face a huge challenge against the NBL's hottest team New Zealand with coach Andrej Lemanis bemoaning the loss of his injured point guard.

Perrin Buford with 20 Points vs. New Zealand Breakers

Wildcats hold off Bullets in NBL win    

Titleholders Perth have withstood several surges to hold on for a tense 90-83 NBL win over a tenacious Bullets in Brisbane.

Matthews claims Cycling Aust triple crown    

Canberra's Michael Matthews has taken out three major honours at the Cycling Australia Awards ceremony in Melbourne.

Devonte Newbill with 19 Points vs. Brisbane Bullets

Gaze mindful of ogres on Sixers road trip    

Sydney coach Andrew Gaze is concerned about how the Kings will cope with losing to Illawarra despite holding a 16-point advantage at the last break.

Hawks back from dead, beat Kings in NBL    

Illawarra have conjured one of the biggest comebacks in Hawks NBL history to send the Sydney Kings crashing to a 97-93 overtime loss in Wollongong.

Travis Trice with 18 Points vs. New Zealand Breakers

Kookaburras trio back for world final    

Mark Knowles, Matthew Swann and Tyler Lovell are among the experienced men included in the Kookaburras' squad for the World League final.

Australians chase Ashes T20 whitewash    

Australia need one win from their remaining three T20 matches to retain the Ashes but that's the minimum expectation from captain Rachael Haynes.

New Zealand Breakers vs. Brisbane Bullets - Game Highlights

Simmons crushes Ball in 76ers' NBA win

Ben Simmons has had a couple chats on the court with fellow Aussie and role model Andrew Bogut during Philadelphia's 115-109 NBA win over the LA Lakers.

36ers coach unfazed at Randle's NBL return    

Adelaide coach Joey Wright says the NBL return of Jerome Randle has no bearing on him ahead of the 36ers' game against his new side, the Sydney Kings.

Daniel Kickert Posts 14 points & 13 rebounds vs. New Zealand Breakers

Gorman named Manly CEO, Barrett re-signed

Manly have appointed Lyall Gorman chief executive and extended coach Trent Barrett's contract.

Surfers beach could host boxing fight    

Gold Coast super middleweight Rohan Murdock could be fighting for the WBO world title on the Surfers Paradise beach next year.

Edgar Sosa with 24 Points vs. Brisbane Bullets

Hawks hope NBL fans don't spark Randle    

Illawarra coach Rob Beveridge is hoping new Sydney import Jerome Randle isn't fired up by what he expects will be a hot reception from Hawks NBL fans.

Ben Simmons joining NBA royalty    

Ben Simmons says he is keen to make history and help the Boomers to their first Olympic medal.

NT Pastoral bill deferred over complaint

Proposed NT laws to unlock the development potential of pastoral estates have been withdrawn after traditional owners complained about a lack of consultation.

Ben Simmons' 76ers beat Clippers

Ben Simmons had his eighth double-double in just his first 13 games in the NBA.

United ready for second NBL crack at Perth    

Ahead of their clash with NBL premiers Perth Melbourne's Casey Prather feels his NBL team have made some big improvements since their last meeting.

Parker boxing offer 'insulting': promoter    

An offer from WBA and IBF titleholder Anthony Joshua to WBO champion Joseph Parker is insulting, the Kiwi heavyweight's promoter says.

NBL warned of talent drain to AFL clubs    

The NBL should be wary of granting team licences to talent-hungry AFL clubs, according to dual sportsman Dean Brogan.

Cyclist dead after east Sydney crash

A male cyclist has died after his bike collided with a car in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Black Jack a threat in Sydney to Hobart

Supermaxi Black Jack is looming as a strong contender for Sydney to Hobart line honours if the winds are light.

Sprinter Caleb Ewan looks to an event packed 2018

Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan of the Orica- Scott team celebrates their win at the People’s Choice street race on January 15, 2017 in Adelaide Australia.

Star Cyclist Caleb Ewan is looking forward to a busy 2018 where he would appreciate the opportunity to win a commonwealth title in the road race on the Gold Coast.

Busy cycling year ahead for Caleb Ewan    

Star Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan is looking forward to a busy 2018.

Randle focused on fixing Kings' NBL woes    

Reigning NBL MVP Jerome Randle hopes to help change struggling Sydney's fortunes and says he isn't focusing yet on playing former club Adelaide at the weekend.

Support needed for big Cat, Gleeson admits

The Perth Wildcats seem short of a big man after the retirement of Matt Knight during the week and don't appear to have another centre to support Angus Brandt.

Breakers need to step up at the line    

The New Zealand Breakers are top of the NBL ladder but they are the worst team in the competition for shooting free throws.

Cartwright set to be Test No.6: Ponting    

Former skipper Ricky Ponting says selectors have already given away signs that Hilton Cartwright will be Australia's No.6 for the Ashes series.

Pace trio primed for Ashes opener: Warner    

Test vice-captain David Warner says NSW's rested pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are primed for the Ashes opener in Brisbane.

Curry praises Simmons as unorthodox

Ben Simmons says the Golden State Warriors handed his Philadelphia 76ers a lesson in their loss.

Breakers continue NBL streak over Wildcats    

The New Zealand Breakers have recorded back-to-back NBL wins over the Perth Wildcats, scoring an 88-82 win in Perth.

Martin crowned BMX freestyle world champ

Brisbane's Logan Martin has produced two almost flawless runs to win the BMX freestyle world championship.

Melbourne Boomers on fire in WNBL    

Liz Cambage back to best form as Boomers shoot to WNBL favouritism

Bullets hang tough in NBL win over Cairns    

Reigning Cairns MVP Travis Trice has helped Brisbane nab a gutsy 82-74 NBL home win over his former club.

Bedggood wins diving grand prix silver    

Australia's Domonic Bedggood has won the silver medal behind China's Jian Tang at the FINA Diving Grand Prix on the Gold Coast.

Australia to pick Harris' brain: Warner    

Australia will pick Ryan Harris' brain after the ex-Test quick claimed England were vulnerable ahead of the Ashes opener, deputy David Warner says.

Kookaburras win tournament in Melbourne    

The Kookaburras have won a tight contest against New Zealand to take out the International Festival of Hockey title while the Hockeyroos have finished third.

All NBL eyes on Kings for Randle's return    

All NBL eyes will be on the last-placed Sydney Kings this week as they welcome reigning MVP Jerome Randle in a bid to turn around their season.

Warriors deliver lesson to Simmons' 76ers

The Warriors exposed Ben Simmons' deficiencies as a shooter by hanging back and letting him have open looks, with the Australian missing 11 of his 17 shots.

Renshaw needs runs, under pressure: Warner    

Australian vice-captain David Warner says Test opening partner Matt Renshaw needs runs in Queensland's Sheffield Shield clash with NSW in Brisbane.

Warriors dominate Ben Simmons 76ers    

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors have exposed Ben Simmons' shooting deficiencies in their 21-point win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Sixers coach takes aim at Johnson, Shorter    

Joey Wright says it is time for Adelaide to cut the nice-guy act and confront each other like men in order to dig their way out of a three-game NBL losing slump

Vickerman seeking consistency from United    

Melbourne are still an NBL work in progress but chemistry is starting to build ahead of their clash with champions Perth.

Maloney confirms Panthers NRL move    

Dual premiership-winning playmaker James Maloney appears set to join Penrith on a three-year deal beginning next NRL season

Hawks fly over disappointing 36ers in NBL

Adelaide started well at home against Illawarra but were overcome in the end to go down 96-87 in the NBL.

Melbourne United back on NBL winners list

Melbourne United have found form to notch a 108-90 victory to heap more NBL misery on bottom-placed Sydney.

World, Comm dive champs win on Gold Coast    

The experienced Melissa Wu has teamed up with Taneka Kovchenko to win the women's platform synchro gold medal at the FINA Diving Grand Prix on the Gold Coast.

Hockeyroos lose to Japan to miss final

The Hockeyroos have lost 3-2 to Japan to miss out on qualifying for the gold medal match at the International Festival of Hockey tournament in Melbourne.

Bedggood in hot form at Gold Coast diving    

Domonic Bedggood and Matthew Barnard have put in strong performances to reach the men's platform final at the FINA Diving Grand Prix on the Gold Coast.

76ers lose despite Simmons' best efforts    

The Philadelphia 76ers, who have been bolstered by Australian Ben Simmons, have failed to continue their winning streak with a loss to the Sacramento Kings.

Female athletes can 'learn from the men'    

Rower Kim Brennan says emerging women's professional sporting competitions should learn from the men in striving for better balance between sport and life.

Hockeyroos face Japan under Aussie coach    

The Hockeyroos could vie for gold at the International Festival of Hockey if they can topple Japan under the side's Australian coach Anthony Farry on Saturday.

Australian rower James Chapman retires    

Rower James Chapman, who won a silver medal for Australia in the men's coxless four at the London Olympics, has decided to retire.

Australian coach Barras joins Cycling NZ

Australian cycling coach Martin Barras has signed on as high performance director for Cycling New Zealand.

Breakers motivated by Vukona NBL milestone    

The New Zealand Breakers want to honour Mika Vukona's latest NBL milestone with back-to-back wins over Perth.

Cairns win but lose Michael Carrera    

Michael Carrera looked to have sustained a serious leg injury in the Taioans' easy win over Melbourne United.

Kookaburras into hockey final after NZ win    

A comfortable win over New Zealand has propelled the Australian men's hockey team into the International Festival of Hockey against Japan.

Breakers down Perth to stay top of NBL    

The New Zealand Breakers have extended their winning streak, beating fierce rivals Perth 88-84 in Auckland to remain top of the NBL table.

Diamond's gold sold to British Olympian    

An Olympic gold medal won by Australian shooting legend Michael Diamond in 2000 has been sold for $72,000 in Sydney.

Dangerous surf warning for NSW coast

A hazardous surf warning has been issued along the northern NSW coast.

NBL's slumping Kings sign Randle, Tyler

Star guard Jerome Randle is to return to the NBL this season with the last-placed Sydney Kings.

Diamond's Olympic gold under the hammer    

Olympic shooter Michael Diamond will auction off his Sydney 2000 gold medal to raise money after he went into debt to win a legal battle to clear his name.

Hockeyroos lose to world No.1 Netherlands    

The Hockeyroos have lost 2-0 to Netherlands, while the Kookaburras won 6-1 over Pakistan at the International Festival of Hockey in Melbourne.

Bullets catch breath after fast NBL start    

Adam Gibson and Perrin Buford will have their fitness tested on Friday ahead of Sunday's NBL clash with Cairns.

Simmons' 76ers trump Ingles' Jazz

Patty Mills' Spurs beat the Clippers while Bucks' duo Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker fell short against the Cavaliers.

Erin Bell upbeat on Magpies netball start    

Star shooter Erin Bell is hoping she can regain her best Super Netball form after switching from the Adelaide Thunderbirds to the Magpies.

Luc Longley in ear of NBA star Simmons    

Basketball Australia is confident Ben Simmons will play for the Boomers at the 2019 World Cup.

Trbojevic finds voice under Slater's wing

Tom Trbojevic says he is using his first Kangaroos experience to learn from Billy Slater, who he believes is the greatest fullback of all time.

Pressure on Delly as Bucks sign Bledsoe

Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova is set to face more competition for NBA court time from new Milwaukee signing Eric Bledsoe.

Browne agrees to fight WBO champ Parker    

Australia's former WBA heavyweight boxing title holder Lucas Browne is on course to challenge New Zealand's WBO champion Joseph Parker in early 2018.

Sobey needs to shed shoulder chip: Wright    

Out of sorts Adelaide NBL star Nathan Sobey needs to stop playing with a chip on his shoulder, according to 36ers coach Joey Wright.

NT pub hosts race that 'crocs' a nation

Forget the horses, punters at an outback Aussie pub are celebrating the Melbourne Cup Territory style - with baby crocodile racing.

Hockeyroos reclaim fourth spot in world

The Hockeyroos have reclaimed fourth spot in the latest world rankings, while the Kookaburras have retained second spot.

NBL 'buzz' over Breakers-Wildcats rivalry

New Zealand Breakers and Perth Wildcats will resume their rivalry in a top-of-the-table NBL clash in Auckland.

Starc wants to keep NSW bowlers together    

The NSW bowling quartet tipped to face England in the first Ashes Test have produced an impressive ensemble performance in the Sheffield Shield.

Hockeyroos, Kookaburras enjoy wins    

It was a successful day for the Australian hockey teams in Bendigo with the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras winning their International Festival of Hockey matches.

AFL Magpie Elliott arrested and fined

Collingwood AFL forward Jamie Elliott was reportedly arrested at the weekend for public drunkenness and urinating into a bin.

Ashby up against crewmate for sailing gong    

Australia's male sailor of the year Glenn Ashby will be up against Team New Zealand crewmate Peter Burling for the world sailor of the year award next week.

Concussion ends Knight's NBL career    

Veteran Perth Wildcats forward Matt Knight has called an immediate end to his NBL career after another head knock.

Glaetzer wins cycling gold at Poland WC    

Australian track cyclist Matthew Glaetzer has won gold in the sprint at the World Cup event in Poland.

Struggling Kings on the road in NBL    

The bottom-of-the-table Sydney Kings are on the road for their next three NBL games as they fight to find consistent form.

Kookaburras open IFH with win over NZ    

The Kookaburras have made it three straight wins in as many weeks over New Zealand with a 4-0 drubbing over the Black Sticks in Bendigo.

Hawks finish over the top of Kings in NBL    

The Illawarra Hawks have come from behind to beat the Sydney Kings 93-83 thanks to Rotnei Clarke's 29 points.

NBL heavyweights poised for three clashes    

Early season NBL pacesetters and perennial forces Perth and New Zealand will meet each other in three of their next four games.

Boxing 13 earn right for Comm Games spots    

Olympian Jason Whateley and world championship medallists Kaye Scott and Skye Nicolson are poised to be named in Australia's Commonwealth Games boxing team.

Sydney expect Taylor to be fine for WNBL    

WNBL leaders Sydney are optimistic star forward Asia Taylor hasn't suffered a serious shoulder injury and should be fine to play next week.

Gentle, Birtwhistle Noosa Triathlon wins    

Ashleigh Gentle has matched retired great Emma Snowsill with a fifth Noosa Triathlon win while favourite Jacob Birtwhistle won the men's event.

Commonwealth Games medals design unveiled

The designs for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games medals have been unveiled in Queensland.

Cairns NBL coach calls out captain Gliddon    

Cam Gliddon's shooting struggles are hurting the Cairns Taipans and his NBL coach Aaron Fearne wants him to do something about it.

Defence key as United hit form in the NBL

A fit and firing Melbourne United climb to third on NBL ladder after recording a second win in three nights against Adelaide.

Breakers shock the Taipans in NBL clash    

Cairns Taipans have been beaten on the buzzer by the New Zealand Breakers in the NBL.

Gold medal hope Goodall out of Comm Games

Brisbane super heavyweight boxer Joe Goodall has suffered a shock defeat at the Commonwealth Games qualifying trials.

Cats ready to take NBL show on the road    

Perth Wildcats are on top of the NBL ladder, but face a tough week ahead with a trip to New Zealand to face the Breakers.

Ashby wins male sailor of the year award    

America's Cup winning skipper Glenn Ashby has been named male sailor of the year at the Australian Sailing Awards in Sydney.

Kings hanging on for Lisch return    

Coach Andrew Gaze' says the Sydney Kings need to beat Illawarra on Sunday if they want to stay in touch with the NBL's competition leaders.

Bullets on notice after record NBL loss    

Brisbane coach Andrej Lemanis has demanded his whole squad to man up in defence after a record breaking NBL loss to dead last Illawarra on Friday night.

Wildcats continue to impress on home soil    

Perth Wildcats dominant home-court form has continued with a 93-69 win over the Sydney Kings.

Hawks claim record Brisbane NBL win    

Illawarra have claimed a record NBL win in Brisbane, with the Hawks thrashing the Bullets 112-81.

Lighter Leapai ready to contend again    

Alex Leapai is in career-best shape and confident he can re-establish himself as a heavyweight world title contender once again.

Bertrand happy to help America's Cup bid    

Australia II America's Cup-winning skipper John Bertrand has offered to help Tom Slingsby's bid to get a local boat up and running for the 2021 event.

Gentle eyes record-equalling Noosa crown    

Commonwealth Games favourite Ashleigh Gentle is fancied to match Emma Snowsill's record five victories at the Noosa Triathlon Sunday.

Talk of captain's calls is garbage: Smith    

Australia skipper Steve Smith says he speaks regularly with selectors but talk of him picking his mates is "absolute garbage".

Jeff Horn to be Crawford's toughest fight

Australian trainer Noel Thornberry has tipped Jeff Horn to give unbeaten American Terence Crawford the hardest fight of his career.

Arafura Games return to NT in 2019

The Northern Territory will bring back the Arafura Games in 2019 under a Labor government push to forge stronger sporting, cultural and trade links with Asia.

Breakers regroup for Taipans NBL fixture    

The NBL table-topping New Zealand Breakers have just two days to recover from their 92-88 win over Adelaide before they meet the Taipans in Cairns.

Breakers regroup for Taipans clash    

The Australian NBL table-topping Breakers have just two days to recover from their 92-88 win over Adelaide before they meet the Taipans in Cairns.

United energised after defensive effort

Some tough training sessions and the telling of some harsh truths has helped Melbourne United get their NBL season back on track.

Hot Melbourne Utd back on NBL winners list    

Melbourne United have snapped a three-match NBL losing streak, with Casper Ware and Chris Goulding inspiring a 22-point win over Cairns.

Breakers hold off storming 36ers in NBL    

The New Zealand Breakers have edged the Adelaide 36ers 92-88 in Auckland to extend their NBL winning streak to five matches.

Hawks' guns guilty of high NBL turnovers    

Illawarra coach Rob Beveridge is focusing on reducing the high turnover count of his star players as the Hawks battle to climb off the bottom of the NBL ladder.

Simmons leads 76ers to another NBA win    

Ben Simmons has played a big role as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Atlanta Hawks to claim their first home win of the NBA season.

Layton back in Australian netball squad

Defender Sharni Layton has been recalled to the Australian netball squad for January's Quad Series subject to getting a medical clearance.

NBL Wildcat Knight's worrying head knock

Perth Wildcats centre Matt Knight has a history of concussion issues, and he has been ruled out of the NBL clash with the Sydney Kings.

Aussie Goodall eyes Comm Games boxing gold

Australian super heavyweight boxer Joe Goodall has his sights set on a gold medal at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Indian sailors in WA for historic journey

Six women from India, who are embarking on an historic circumnavigation of the world on a sailing boat, have visited WA.

Gaze warns Kings players off social media    

Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze has recommended his players stay away from social media but admits some of the criticism of his NBL club has been justified.

Kiwi netball star quits Aussie champions    

New Zealand star Laura Langman is leaving Australian Super Netball champions Sunshine Coast and will take a year out from the game.