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'Prison a living death': Gordon Wood

Gordon Wood says he was assaulted by a prison guard and a notorious killer while in a NSW prison and is still recovering from the ordeal.

LeBron lifts NBA Cavs past Delly's Bucks

LeBron James has returned to the court after illness to lead Cleveland to a 102-95 win against Milwaukee in the NBA, and Toronto had a close win over New York.

Reds name unchanged starting side to take on Force

NBL coach Wright safe but 36ers advertise

The Adelaide 36ers have caused widespread confusion by advertising for a head coach in a move designed to keep incumbent Joey Wright in the job.

Ex-NZ netballer's life support turned off

Former Silver Fern Tania Dalton's life support has been turned off after her collapse from a brain aneurysm during a social game of touch rugby.

Mayhew looking to be No.1 Brumby

After being written off by most prior to the first round of Super Rugby a gutsy performance by the side have the side looking strong going into round two. The young Brumbies will take on the Sharks on Saturday in Canberra.

Facts for Wildcats v Hawks grand final

Stats and facts for the Perth-Illawarra best-of-five NBL grand final series.

Wildcats not daunted by Hawks' NBL Sandpit

The Perth Wildcats have the chance to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five grand final series when they take on the Hawks in Wollongong on Wednesday night.

AFLW stars more than just players: Melissa Hickey and Katie Brennan

AFLW stars Melissa Hickey and Katie Brennan on breaking perceptions, conquering challenges and being role models.

Bogut to talk with four NBA clubs: report

Australian Andrew Bogut is reportedly set to have talks with four NBA clubs before deciding his playing future.

Willett takes trap gold, breaks record

Australia's James Willett has got his shooting year off to a perfect start with a big win in New Delhi.

From the Vault: Kohli's Hobart heroics

Chasing 320 to win against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli produced a remarkable century in Hobart in 2012 to guide India to victory, scoring an unbeaten 133 from 86 deliveries

Westbrook provides more highlights in NBA

Russell Westbrook has picked up his 29th triple-double of the NBA season as the Thunder beat the Pelicans 118-110, and the Spurs have beaten the Lakers 119-98.

Wildcat Martin our inspiration: Prather

The Wildcats are 1-0 up in the best-of-five grand final series after beating Illawarra 89-77 at Perth Arena on Sunday, with Damian Martin starring in defence.

Urban Slopestyle Skiing in the City of Bad Gastien

The streets of Bad Gastien were transformed into the ultimate urban slopestyle skiing playground for Red Bull Playstreets 2017. This year's event boasted a brand-new course, spicing up the rooftops and back streets of Austria’s quaint mountain village. Take a look back at the action highlights from the final event, and be sure to watch the full contest on Red Bull TV!

Willoughby continuing to improve, dad says

The father of injured BMX champion Sam Willoughby says his son is working hard every day to recover and is continuing to improve.

Bogut close to Cleveland move: reports

Australian Andrew Bogut is reportedly close to joining reigning NBA champions Cleveland.

Jesper Tjäder Stomps Winning Run at Red Bull Playstreets 2017

Swedish freestyle skier Jesper Tjäder took to the Playstreets course at Bad Gastien with his eyes set on the podium, and when it came time to drop in, the phenom stomped most all of his run with ease and style: a rightside double flatspin Japan grab followed by a frontside 450 on the Canon-Rail, then a switch 180 nosegrab, a leftside cork 360 mutegrab and a 450 gap on what’s known as ‘the mother-in-law-rail’.

Aust criticised for small Asian Games team

Asia's Olympic body says Australia should have sent more athletes to the Asian Winter Games.

Storm attack tweaked to fit Munster

The Melbourne Storm are tweaking their attack to accommodate new five-eighth Cameron Munster ahead of their round one clash with the Bulldogs.

Rampage 2016 FULL TV EPISODE - Red Bull Signature Series

The pinnacle of freeride mountain biking contests returns to the Utah desert with a new format, a new venue, and new features that will once again raise the bar in a sport that's always pushing the limits. 2016 will be the most intense Rampage yet.

Hawks expect NBL grand final double boost

Illawarra expect to have import Marvelle Harris back for game two of the NBL finals series against Perth on Wednesday and centre AJ Ogilvy to play more minutes.

World netball stars clicking for Lightning

Caitlin Bassett and Geva Mentor are putting aside their international rivalry to lead Super Netball newcomers Sunshine Coast Lightning to a championship.

GoPro View: Rip Snowy Corners on the Rally Sweden Track w/ Craig Breen

Hop inside the front seat of a rally car with Craig Breen and co-driver Scott Martin as they rip some icy turns on the Sweden leg of the 2017 World Rally Championship.

Beveridge slams 'soft' Hawks after GF loss

The Perth Wildcats overcame a nervous start to record a comfortable win over the Illawarra Hawks in game one of the NBL grand final series.

Poole beats Eckstein to win IronMan title

Shannon Eckstein's bid to claim a 10th IronMan Series title was foiled by Matt Poole on North Cronulla Beach.

Experience the world of Red Bull

Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high.

Wilder wins, calls out Kiwi boxer Parker

Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is demanding a unification boxing fight against Kiwi WBO champion Joseph Parker.

Horn silenced with Pacquaio, Khan to fight

Manny Pacquiao will fight Amir Khan and not Australian IBF and WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight champion Jeff Horn, the two boxers have confirmed on Twitter.

SUPER U20s: NSW see off the Force

SUPER U20s NSW Gen Blue held off a fast finishing Western Force at Kippax Field, Moore Park, Sydney.

Lightning's Super Netball win over Vixens

Sunshine Coast won their first game of the Super Netball season beating Melbourne by six-goals.

Lassila wins aerials World Cup event

Lydia Lassila's comeback continues to gain momentum with the Australian capturing her second World Cup aerial skiing in Belarus.

Injured trio back for Vegas

The Australian Men's Sevens have received a huge boost with 82 caps worth of experience returning to the field in las Vegas. Tom Lucas, Nick Malouf and Ed Jenkins all in the same squad for the first time in nearly two years.

Attack a work in progress for Giants

Experience, height, versatility - the Giants front line has it all

Rangers close in on WNBL grand final berth

Dandenong have taken a step towards the WNBL grand final after beating Perth Lynx in game one of their semi-final series.

What's your Top Try?

We've put together our five favourite Australian Conference tries from round one of Super Rugby. What's you favourite?

Legal threat over Com Games mascot

An indigenous adviser is alleging 2018 mascot Borobi the koala is disrespectful to Queensland's Yugambeh people.

Little takes floor gold in gymnastics WC

Australia's London Olympian Emily Little has won gold in the floor event at the World Cup event in Melbourne.

Collingwood off the mark in Super Netball

Collingwood beat the Firebirds by four goals in their Super Netball match in Brisbane.

Flames thump Fire in game one of WNBL semi

Sydney Uni Flames are one game away from the WNBL grand final after their 111-69 drubbing of reigning two-time champions Townsville Fire at Brydens Stadium.

Giants take care of Fever in Super Netball

New team Giants Netball have made a statement in round two of Super Netball with an eye-catching win against West Coast Fever.

Dandenong beat Perth in WNBL semi-final

Dandenong have struck first in WNBL semi-final series after surviving a late surge to account for Perth.

Swifts beat Thunderbirds in Super Netball

A strong win over Adelaide has opened the Swifts' account in the first season of Super Netball.

Eckstein on verge of 10th ironman title

Gold Coast's Shannon Eckstein is on the verge of his 10th Surf Life Saving Ironman Series title.

NBL grand final key stats

The numbers that matter ahead of the NBL grand final series, which begins in Perth on Sunday.

Cats primed for NBL pressure cooker final

Illawarra will be without import Marvelle Harris for game one of their grand final series against the Wildcats in Perth, while AJ Ogilvy is battling an injury.

Jones calls for athlete mentoring programs

Swimming great Leisel Jones says retiring is the toughest part of sport, but wants mentoring programs put in place to help younger athletes.

A win's a win as Reds scrape past Sharks

The new-look Queensland Reds say they can only get better from here after scraping past the Sharks with a 28-26 win in their Super Rugby season opener.

Rugby pupil plans to test teacher

NSW Waratahs fullback Andrew Kellaway plans to use advice gained from Dane Haylett-Petty against his Force rugby counterpart.

LeBron shines again in Cavs' win over NY

The Cleveland Cavaliers have recorded their 10th straight victory over the New York Knicks in the NBA.

Australian cyclists stranded without bikes

Seven Australian track cyclists are without more than $100,000 worth of equipment for a World Cup round in Los Angeles.

Sydney Uni's Chambers wins best WNBL coach

Sydney Uni coach Cheryl Chambers has won the WNBL coach of the year award for a third time after leading the Flames to the minor premiership.

Cairns NBL import's 1-yr ban for ref clash

The NBL has slugged Cairns forward Tony Mitchell with a season-long suspension for throwing the ball at a referee after the Taipans' semi-final exit.

Hawks not a dirty NBL side, says Gleeson

The Perth Wildcats will attempt to snare an eighth NBL title when they take on Illawarra in a best-of-five grand final series, starting on Sunday.

Aussie gymnasts in World Cup medals hunt

Six Australians have qualified for the finals at the gymnastics World Cup meet in Melbourne.

Cavs, Spurs set to pursue Bogut

Andrew Bogut's NBA future remains up in the air after initially being traded to Ben Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers.

Sixers coach hits out at refs after loss

Joey Wright has launched a stinging attack on NBL referees after his Adelaide 36ers were eliminated from the NBL finals by the Illawarra Hawks.

Perth favourites but Hawks to fight: coach

Rob Beveridge says the Wildcats will start favourites for the NBL grand final series but his Illawarra Hawks outfit will fight all the way.

Fire burns brightly for surf champ Wright

Tyler Wright wants to defend her world surfing crown despite the challenges of being the reigning champion.

Perth ticked off ahead of WNBL semi

The Perth Lynx will be aiming to put a poor finish to the season behind them when they take on Dandenong in a best-of-three semi-final series.

Fanning is back after action-packed break

Mick Fanning's sabbatical from the world surfing tour was anything but a leisurely break for the three-time world champion.

Hawks beat Sixers to reach NBL grand final

Illawarra have survived a massive scare to down Adelaide and set up a NBL grand final stoush with Perth.

Fanning prepares for world surfing return

Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning remains unsure how long his competition return will last.

Gooden happy to be Magpies netballer

Smaller squad numbers are set to create more opportunities for players waiting in the wings to break into Super Netball.

Wildcat Martin hopes for special NBL title

Perth captain Damian Martin says if the Wildcats can win this season's Championship, it will be the most special title of his NBL career.

Horn's dream fight with Pacquiao off: Arum

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has turned his back on a fight with Australian Jeff Horn after confirming talks are under way with Amir Khan.

Andrew Bogut NBA trade talk intensifies

Andrew Bogut may be headed for an NBA trade move after being excused from Dallas Mavericks training.

Demopoulos sacked as United NBL coach

NBL club Melbourne United have sacked coach Dean Demopoulos.

Ben Simmons faces foot D-Day with scan

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says he wants to see his rookie Australian star player play this NBA season and should learn more after a scan tomorrow.

Chaves to make Tour de France debut

After months of speculation, Australian cycling team Orica-Scott have confirmed the programs for their three Grand Tour contenders.

Adelaide coach welcomes NBL trash talk

Adelaide 36ers coach Joey Wright says there's a deep respect behind the trash-talk between his NBL side and the Illawarra Hawks.

Reds name star recruits to face Sharks

Off-season recruits George Smith, Quade Cooper, Scott Higginbotham and Stephen Moore have all been named to start in Queensland's Super Rugby season opener.

Horn on standby as Pacquiao bout uncertain

Manny Pacquiao's adviser says Jeff Horn is one of a number of boxing candidates for the Filipino's next fight.

Bracks takes over as cycling chairman

Former Victorian premier Steve Bracks is Cycling Australia's new chairman and is pledging to achieve more unity in the sport.

Hackett to seek help for mental issues

Olympian Grant Hackett has thanked his family for their support after his arrest last week and says he's preparing to seek help for his mental health issues.

Cool cat likes being netball underdog

NSW Swifts shooter Sam Wallace says her unheralded Super Netball side are ready to prove people wrong again.

Wright makes successful surfing return

Surfer Owen Wright has won his opening heat in a qualifying series, competing for the first time since suffering a head injury in 2015.

Taipans look for key big man in off-season

The Cairns Taipans know where they have to improve - and that's to become a force on the boards at both ends of the floor.

Wildcats start roaring at the right time

Their season may not have been one of dominance but the Perth Wildcats have found their mojo and are on track for yet another crack at an NBL title.

Wildcats charge into NBL grand final

The Perth Wildcats will get the chance to defend their NBL title after sending Cairns packing in a semi-final series sweep.

Cox extends skiing World Cup-winning lead

After claiming the World Cup title a day earlier, Australian mogul skier Britt Cox has increased her lead in the rankings in Japan.

Better days ahead for Thunderbirds: coach

The long-suffering Thunderbirds will hit the Swifts with energy and a new-found ability to close out wins this weekend.

Flames red-hot going into WNBL finals

Sydney will play defending WNBL premiers Townsville in the best-of-three semis with Dandenong playing Perth in the other series after edging them for second.

Hawks force NBL 36ers semi-final decider

Unsung guard Mitch Norton scored a season-high 17 points in Illawarra's 100-94 semi-final victory over minor premiers Adelaide on Sunday in Wollongong.

Adelaide shake the Fever in Super Netball

West Coast Fever have given up a seven-goal three-quarter-time lead and lost their Super Netball clash with the Thunderbirds in Adelaide.

Wildcat Cotton won't be rattled by Cairns

The Perth Wildcats can book a spot in the NBL grand final with victory over Cairns in game two of their semi-final series at Perth Arena on Monday night.

Cox claims sixth World Cup moguls gold

Australia's Britt Cox has won her sixth World Cup moguls skiing gold medal from eight events this season, triumphing in Japan.

MVP comeback boosts Vixens' Philip

The Melbourne Vixens have defeated the Collingwood Magpies 58-55 in Super Netball.

SA gives funds to the Crows

The SA government has given $275,000 to the Adelaide Crows women's AFL team to grow grassroots footy.

Jencke full of praise for 'pest' Clemesha

Laura Clemesha earmarked herself as a Firebird for the future in filling in for pregnant Laura Geitz during the 56-56 draw with Sunshine Coast.

Swifts coach content to start again

NSW Swifts coach Rob Wright says having much of his team farmed out to the rest of the new Super Netball competition is a good opportunity for others.

Firebirds, Lightning draw in Super Netball

The Queensland Firebirds and the Sunshine Coast Lightning have played a 56-56 draw in their season opening Super Netball clash in Brisbane

Collingwood downed in Super Netball

Five current Australian internationals in the side couldn't stop Collingwood going down to the Melbourne Vixens in the opening round of Super Netball.

Giants pip Swifts in Super Netball opener

The new Super Netball competition has begun with Giants Netball coming from behind for a 58-53 win over the NSW Swifts in Sydney.

Perth poised for playoff sweep of Taipans

The Perth Wildcats will head back home to Western Australia with their confidence high after dismantling Cairns in game one of their playoff series.

Surfer Owen Wright cleared to compete

Surfer Owen Wright, brother of world champion Tyler, has been cleared to return to competitive surfing more than a year after suffering a serious head injury.

Vixens ready for netball derby opener

Melbourne Vixens defender Jo Weston says her team's defence can stop Super Netball competition favourites Collingwood in their round-one clash.

Beveridge fires back after Randle rant

Rob Beveridge says Jerome Randle let himself down with his anti-Hawks tirade but the emotional Sixers star still has Joey Wright's full support.

Hackett woes reveal wider swimming issues

Grant Hackett's meltdown in public over the past week has exposed what some believe is a widespread mental health issue with elite swimmers in Australia.

36ers strike first in NBL semi series

Adelaide has snapped a run of recent outs to thump the Hawks in Game one of the NBL semi-finals series against the Hawks.

LeBron in rich form for All-Stars clash

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have put on an NBA clinic as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers 113-104.

Cairns'Jawai goes from NBL friend to foe

The Cairns Taipans have home-court advantage during their NBL semi-final series, but the Wildcats are confident of causing an upset in enemy territory.

Dumping Kiwi teams to boost Test netball

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander says trans-Tasman Tests will be among the beneficiaries of Super Netball.

A look at the NBL contenders

We breakdown the key players and questions ahead of the NBL playoffs.

Simmons on track for 2017 NBA debut: coach

Australian Ben Simmons will make his NBA debut within two months, according to Philadelphia coach Brett Brown.

Six months for WA's Swan River to settle

Carbon levels in the Swan River are about 100 times higher than normal after recent flooding, and scientists think it could take six months for it to reset.

Aussie snowboarder eyes world domination

Having won the X Games snowboard halfpipe, Australian Scotty James has designs on consistently being the best.

Cleveland and Chicago score NBA wins

Reigning NBA champions Cleveland have beaten Minnesota, while the Chicago Bulls have defeated the Toronto Raptors.

Star-studded Magpies must gel: Ellis

Collingwood face a challenge to gel Test stars for netball success says former keeper Liz Ellis.

Shane Perkins wants to race for Russia

Track cycling star Shane Perkins has switched his allegiance from Australia to Russia.

Wildcats pin hopes on star NBL imports

Perth Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson says his team are full of confidence heading into their NBL semi-final opener with Cairns.

NBL shock led to 36ers' rise: coach Wright

Adelaide 36ers coach Joey Wright says a pre-season shock led to his team's transformation to potential NBL champions.

Rebooted NBL wants Asian teams

The revamped National Basketball League is keen to expand into Asia and add new teams within the next two years as it seeks to build on record attendances.

Pilley, Cuskelly out of Cambridge Cup

Cameron Pilley and Ryan Cuskelly have been eliminated from the Cambridge Squash Cup in Ontario, beaten by Egyptians Karim Abdel Gawad and Tarek Momen.

Wildcat happy as NBL playoff run continues

The Perth Wildcats are eyeing an eighth NBL crown after scraping into the finals.

AFLW no threat to netball: Magpies captain

The rise of the AFLW competition won't derail Australia's new and improved netball competition, says Collingwood captain Madi Robinson.

Aerials direction concerns Lydia Lassila

Australian four-time Winter Olympian Lydia Lassila looks on track for another Games but she's concerned about the direction in which aerial skiing is headed.

Hawks a dirty team: 36ers star Randle

Adelaide 36ers star Jerome Randle has labelled NBL semi-final opponents Illawarra a dirty team who 'fight first and play basketball second'.

AFL boss steps in to help NT Tiwi Bombers

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan will establish a working group to fix the financial dramas of an under siege NT club from a remote island community.

Horn's team still expect Brisbane bout

The company in charge of organising Jeff Horn's bout with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao say they have been assured Brisbane is still the best option.

Fanning, Wright eye returns in WSL opener

Mick Fanning will return to the World Surf League at the season-opening Gold Coast meet, while Owen Wright is awaiting a medical clearance.

NBL's Cadee, Newley set to play in Greece

Sydney Kings stars Brad Newley and Jason Cadee are to take up short-term deals to play in the Greek basketball league in the NBL off-season.

Randle, 36ers scoop NBL awards pool

Jerome Randle was named the NBL's MVP on Monday night, while Adelaide 36ers coach Joey Wright was amongst the club's other award winners.

New York Knicks edge the Spurs in NBA

The New York Knicks have beaten the San Antonio Spurs 94-90 in the NBA, on a day which also yielded wins for Minnesota, Detroit and Sacramento.

Foxtel won't sue boxing live-streamers

Two men who live-streamed a blockbuster boxing bout on Facebook won't be sued by Foxtel but have been forced to issue public apologies.

New look for Australian netball comp

A look at the eight Australian clubs in the revamped Super Netball competition.

Netball breaks into a brave new world

It's out with the old and in with the new for Super Netball.

Belmonte ends tenpin title drought in Ohio

Australian tenpin bowler Jason Belmonte has ended a lean run on the Professional Bowling Association tour by winning the Players Championship in Columbus.

Firebirds' Cassidy suffers ruptured ACL

Queensland Firebirds centre Mahalia Cassidy's netball season is over before it even started after scans confirmed she ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament.

Mundine calls for Green rematch in Perth

Anthony Mundine wants a rematch with Danny Green in Perth following his controversial recent loss to his fierce rival in Adelaide.

United looking ahead after missing finals

Changes are likely at Melbourne United after the Perth Wildcats' win over Sydney condemned Dean Demopoulos' side to an early NBL exit.

More gold for Aussies in winter sports

One-two for Australia in snowboard cross as dream run continues in winter sports.

Alarm and travel hurt Dandenong in WNBL

Dandenong are in danger of missing the WNBL finals after they lost games in Townsville and Sydney within 24 hours of each other.

How the NBL finals shape up

The NBL semi-finals series are set, with Adelaide to play Illawarra and Cairns to take on Perth in the best-of-three format in the coming fortnight.

Wildcats continue record-breaking run

The Perth Wildcats are back in the NBL finals for an incredible 31st straight time after a narrow win over Melbourne United.

Perth sneak into 31st straight NBL finals

Perth have defeated Melbourne 96-94 to qualify for the NBL finals series alongside Adelaide, Cairns and Illawarra.

Kevin Durant has answer as OKC fans boo

Oklahoma Thunder fans booed but Kevin Durant had the last say as he led the Golden State Warriors to a big NBA win over his former team.

Australian Cox wins moguls at Olympic site

Moguls skier Britt Cox has claimed her fifth win in seven World Cup events to become one of Australia's best hopes of Winter Olympic gold next year.

Ogilvy the key as Hawks continue to soar

Illawarra are into the NBL semi-finals and after a slow start to the season franchise player AJ Ogilvy is looking like the man who could take them a long way.

Taipans have grand final look of old

Coach Aaron Fearne says his team resembles the Cairns outfit that made the club's first-ever grand final appearance six years ago.

Snakes in NBL finals after downing Sixers

The Taipans have hit the NBL finals in red-hot form after knocking off the top-ranked 36ers in Adelaide for the second time in 48 hours.

Hawks score easy win over Bullets in NBL

The Illawarra Hawks have booked an NBL finals berth with a 27-point drubbing of the Brisbane Bullets.

Delany produces on the highest stage

Breakers young gun Finn Delany has revealed himself to be a big-game player, nabbing 13 points and nine rebounds in his side's NBL win over Melbourne.

Perth Wildcats end Sydney's NBL season

The Perth Wildcats have knocked the Sydney Kings out of the race for a finals berth, with a 101-74 win at the Perth Arena.

Victorious Breakers sweat on NBL results

The Breakers have kept their NBL playoff hopes alive with a 88-70 final-round victory over Melbourne United in Auckland.

Vic Open leader in caddie search

Laidback Dane Nicole Broch Larsen needs a caddie for the Victorian Open's last two rounds at 13th Beach golf links.

Harden's haul helps Rockets down Hornets

James Harden has led the way for Houston as the Rockets defeated Charlotte 107-95 in the NBA.

NRL rejects Manly's Stewart claim: report

The NRL has reportedly rejected Manly's plea for the retiring Brett Stewart not to be counted in the 2017 salary cap.

Cairns Taipans eyeing NBL finals berth

Cairns travel to Adelaide knowing a win against Adelaide on Saturday can secure a finals berth.

Hawks not taking finals for granted

Illawarra need only beat last-placed Brisbane to reach the NBL finals, but coach Rob Beveridge insists it won't be easy as it sounds.

Cairns remain alive in NBL finals race

A four-point victory over an Adelaide side assured of top spot means the Taipans must win against the same opposition away from home on Saturday.

Tupou out to make impact in NRL homecoming

Newly signed Newcastle NRL forward Anthony Tupou sees himself as an impact player who can come off the bench.

Ex-player dramatically ejected from MSG

Defending NBA champions the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten Indiana 132-117, as a former NY Knicks player got in trouble with the law.

Perth's Hire to fight NBL striking charge

The Perth Wildcats will make a last-ditch attempt to allow vice-captain Greg Hire to play in their key final-round clash with the Sydney Kings.

Aussie winter athletes on song

A year out from the Winter Olympics, Australia is having a golden run in alpine sports - but can the athletes dare to challenge the summer stars?

Broncos warn Gotsis to bulk up

A Broncos coach told Adam Gotsis to take just one week off in the off-season and then hit the gym and "lift like there was no tomorrow".

Mundine to appeal Green fight loss: report

Anthony Mundine's controversial points decision loss to Danny Green in Adelaide has prompted the boxer to lodge an official appeal, according to reports.

Harden leads Rockets to win over Magic

The Houston Rockets have beaten the Orlando Magic 128-104 in the NBA, with James Harden scoring 25 points.

ASADA boss McDevitt set to stand down

ASADA boss Ben McDevitt will quit in May following three years in the job which included overseeing the Essendon supplements saga.

Cavs beat Wizards in NBA overtime thriller

LeBron James fouled out but not before forcing overtime as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards in an NBA clash with playoffs overtones.

Six teams chase three spots in NBL finale

Every game of the NBL's final round will matter with head-to-head records likely to decide the final spots in the competition's finals series.

How the final round of NBL can play out

Six teams will fight for the final three NBL playoffs spots in the final round of the competition.

NBL import returns to US for eye treatment

NBL import Akil Mitchell will return to the United States for further treatment on his eye, after it fell out of its socket mid-game last month.

Preparation key to United's NBL hopes

Consecutive wins have kept Melbourne United on track for NBL semi-final berth.

Quinlan set for more high-profile UK bouts

Renold Quinlan will target more fights in the UK, despite losing his IBO super-middleweight title to Chris Eubank Jr, says his manager Matt Rose.

AFP officer shot in Melbourne

Australian Federal Police has confirmed one of its members has been shot in an firearms incident at its Melbourne's headquarters.

Man in hospital after Perth soccer brawl

A man was repeatedly kicked in the head and face in a brawl during a five-a-side soccer game in Perth's north, leaving him hospitalised with a broken jaw.

Qld Firebirds revel in low netball profile

Star shooter Romelda Aiken says perennial powerhouses Queensland Firebirds are revelling in a low profile ahead of the inaugural Super Netball season.

Brady stars in Patriots' Super Bowl win

New England quarterback Tom Brady has been named Super Bowl MVP after leading the Patriots to a 34-28 overtime win.

Adelaide NBL coach fined over race claim

Adelaide 36ers coach Joey Wright has been fined $2500 by the NBL after he made claims he had been racially abused by a referee six seasons ago.

Diamonds retain Quad Series netball title

The world champion Diamonds were forced to work until the last seconds of their final clash against England to retain the Quad Series trophy.

Major interest in Comm18 volunteer spots

There's been major interest in volunteer spots for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, with nominations open from Monday morning.

Froome happy as teammates win on trip

While this Australian trip featured no wins for himself, Chris Froome declared it another success.

NBL set for thrilling final round

Seven teams still remain a chance of winning the NBL title with one round remaining, however only Adelaide are assured of a spot in the playoffs.

Australian Howson wins Herald Sun Tour

Chris Froome's Sky teammate Ian Stannard won the last stage of the Herald Sun Tour as Australian Damian Howson took the overall title.

Australian Brockhoff wins snowboard event

Belle Brockhoff won a snowboard cross World Cup in Bulgaria to top the standings as Australia go from strength to strength a year out from the Winter Olympics.

Quinlan unbowed despite defeat to Eubank

British boxer Chris Eubank Jr has beaten Australia's Renold Quinlan in their IBO super-middleweight fight in London.

Joy of six as finals race goes to the wire

Andrew Gaze is among six coaches who will have to wait until the final week of the regular NBL season to learn his finals destiny.

NBL deny Wright's referee racism claims

The NBL says a referee Adelaide coach Joey Wright has accused of previous racism has never been found guilty of such an offence.

Foxtel in boxing copyright fight

Australian cable TV giant Foxtel is set take legal action against people who streamed their exclusive boxing broadcast live on Facebook.

Mundine may appeal loss, hits out at Green

Anthony Mundine has suggested he may appeal the result of his controversial rematch with Danny Green and also labelled his opponent a "bitch".

Andersen stars as United beat Kings in NBL

Melbourne United have kept their NBL season alive with a 89-76 road win over the Sydney Kings.

Breakers down Sixers in NBL thriller

Adelaide coach Joey Wright has been sensationally thrown out of the arena during his 36ers' nail-biting 87-88 NBL loss to the New Zealand Breakers.

Lassila takes World Cup gold in US

Australian aerial skiier Lydia Lassila has escalated her buildup to next year's Winter Olympics with a World Cup gold medal.

Howson retains Herald Sun Tour lead

The US's Travis McCabe has survived two crashes in the last 5km to win stage three of the Herald Sun Tour, while Australia's Damien Howson retains overall lead.

The stand-outs of Auckland Nines day one

Five players who produced the goods on day one of the NRL Auckland Nines tournament.

Second-string Warriors dumped from Nines

Warriors assistant coach Steve McNamara was unapologetic about resting a host of stars as the side fell out of the Nines.

Wiki solid in Nines comeback despite loss

Warriors NRL legend Ruben Wiki has made it through his first competitive rugby league match since 2008, aged 44.

Parker to defend boxing title in NZ

Kiwi boxing world champion Joseph Parker will get the first chance to defend his WBO title in Auckland.

Lemanis blindsided by poor Bullets showing

Brisbane remain rooted to the foot of the table and had a number of key players missing but Bullets coach Andrej Lemanis did not expect what he saw in Perth.

Aussie champ Quinlan out to defy the odds

Australian IBO super-middleweight champion Renold Quinlan has dismissed last-minute efforts at mind games from Chris Eubank Jr ahead of their fight in London.

Wildcats hitting form at the right time

The NBL playoffs are just around the corner and the Perth Wildcats are just starting to hit peak form.

No chance I won that easy: Green

Danny Green says he's surprised one judge gave him victory over Anthony Mundine by eight points in Friday night's controversial bout in Adelaide.

Fearne at a loss to explain Taipans' lapse

Cairns coach Aaron Fearne was baffled by the Taipans' first half in Friday night's 17-point loss to the Illawarra Hawks in Wollongong.

Wildcats shoot down Bullets in NBL

The Perth Wildcats have climbed to third on the NBL ladder with a rousing win over the Brisbane Bullets.

Anthony Mundine

Anthony Mundine says he was robbed by judges who declared Danny Green the winner of their Friday night fight.

Quade Cooper, Tszyu win boxing bouts

Wallabies and Queensland Reds star Quade Cooper won his third fight as a professional boxer in Adelaide on Friday night.

Hawks enjoy easy win over Taipans in NBL

Rotnei Clarke starred with 19 points in the Illawarra Hawks' 17-point thrashing of the Cairns Taipans in Wollongong.

Howson keeps Tour cycling lead after scare

Australian Damien Howson has retained his overall lead in the Herald Sun Tour despite a puncture, with British cyclist Luke Rowe winning stage two.

Brady hopes ill mum will be at Super Bowl

Tom Brady hopes his mother will be in the stands on Super Bowl Sunday despite dealing with an undisclosed health issue.

Quiet man Quinlan unfazed by Eubank taunts

Australia's Renold Quinlan makes the first defence of his IBO super-middleweight crown against highly-rated Englishman Chris Eubank Jr in London on Saturday.

Mixed bag for four Aussies in NBA clash

Four Australians hit the court in the Utah-Milwaukee NBA match but it was Thon Maker who shone brightest in a losing side.

Wallabies star back in the boxing ring

Rugby union star Quade Cooper says he's excited about his third professional boxing bout on the undercard of the Green-Mundine fight on Friday night.

Mundine and Green bullish about last dance

Danny Green reckons his power will win their Adelaide fight, while Anthony Mundine says his speed will prevail.

Comm Games cycling course suits Aussies

Australia's last Olympic road cycling gold medallist believes the course she has helped design for the 2018 Commonwealth Games will suit the home team's riders.

Mundine v Green tale of the tape

Tale of the tape for Anthony Mundine versus Danny Green

Francois wants fast-starting Silver Ferns

Centre Shannon Francois says the Silver Ferns are determined to burst from the blocks in their Quad Series Test against England in Liverpool.

Howson wins at Falls, takes Tour lead

Australian cyclist Damien Howson has upstaged teammate Esteban Chaves and Chris Froome to take the overall lead in the Herald Sun Tour.

Swimmers warned of shark off WA coast

Reports of a tiger shark circling beaches south of Perth are on the increase, with authorities considering closing down beaches temporarily.

Leonard leads Spurs by Thunder in NBA

San Antonio Spurs have beaten Oklahoma City Thunder 108-94 in the NBA and Washington Wizards have beaten New York Knicks 117-101.

Burgess' fitness woes behind him: Maguire

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says prop George Burgess has put his injury problems of 2016 behind him.

Green wants to smash Mundine

Anthony Mundine says he'll prove his boxing greatness by beating Danny Green in Friday night's grudge bout in Adelaide.

Diamonds down Sth Africa in netball series

Australia's Diamonds remain undefeated in the international netball quad series after beating South Africa.

UFC boss expects vanquished Rousey to quit

UFC president Dana White doesn't think fight fans will see Ronda Rousey in the Octagon again.

Van Poppel wins Tour prologue time trial

Dutch sprinter Danny van Poppel has won the prologue time trial on day one of the Herald Sun Tour.