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I'm not done with yet: Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao says he wants to show he is not done yet with boxing in his July 2 WBO welterweight world title fight with Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane.

Fury apologises for late cancellation

Englishman Hughie Fury's camp has apologised for the late cancellation of his title shot against New Zealand's Joseph Parker, saying a back injury is behind it.

Cooper wont be held back against NSW

Strikers to offer coaching role to Broich

Departing Brisbane Roar great Thomas Broich is in the sights of A-League expansion candidates and possible derby opponents Brisbane Strikers.

Race on to sell a million Games tickets

Commonwealth Games boss Peter Beattie says organisers need to sell 1.2 million tickets for the event to meet its budget, as tickets become available.

Our Greatest Test

Get your tickets to the Ashes.

Vixens to strong for Swifts in netball

Melbourne Vixens look like one of the teams best placed to win the new Super Netball competition after another rock-solid win, this time against NSW Swifts.

Collingwood upset Giants in Super netball

Collingwood have recorded a 59-56 Super Netball upset win over the second-placed Giants in Sydney.

Back to drawing board for Waratahs

Tests boycott may follow netball protests

Super Netball players have joined in a silent pre-match protests over governance issues in the sport.

Games transport up to standard: Beattie

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games boss Peter Beattie says issues raised by a senior official over transport concerns have already been addressed.

Access All Areas - Round 3, 2017

Access All Areas takes a look over round three.

Firebirds hitting straps at the right time

Queensland Firebirds captain Gabi Simpson says her side are finding form at the right time in their bid for a third-straight title.

Lightning need to strike in third quarter

Super Netball leaders Sunshine Coast have plenty to smile about after a seventh win for the season but know they still have plenty to work on.

Third place in Kitakyushu and plenty of action

The Australia Women's Sevens team were ravaged with injury and bowed out in the semi to Canada. Their were plenty of great tries and a milestone moment for one of our best.

Firebirds defeat Fever in Super Netball

The Queensland Firebirds have beaten the West Coast Fever by five goals in their Super Netball clash on Saturday night.

Lightning back on top of Super Netball

Sunshine Coast Lightning remain on top of the Super Netball table after beating Adelaide 59-50 in a game preceded by a player protest against Netball Australia.

Try of the round or try of the season

Their were a few run away tries in this round of Super Rugby, one is being called a potential try of the year. What do you think?

LA's Paul dominates Ingles and Jazz in NBA

The Los Angeles Clippers overcame a boisterous Utah crowd and an injury to power forward Blake Griffin to beat the Jazz in the NBA playoffs.

Kidd praises Delly, Maker in Bucks romp

Patty Mills' San Antonio Spurs were lethargic in their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but still lead the playoff series 2-1

AFL Evolution Trailer

AFL Evolution Trailer

Super Netball protest coming but no strike

Players will protest but not strike at this weekend's Super Netball matches in response to Kathryn Harby-Williams being voted off the Netball Australia board.

Eli Manning defends NFL memorabilia claims

NFL star Eli Manning has hit out at claims he provided fake memorabilia to fans and collectors.

Pearce v Carson fight

Round 1 Pearce in white trunks

Orica-Scott change Tour de France plans

Australian cycling team Orica-Scott are confident Esteban Chaves has recovered from his knee injury, but are unsure how he will perform in the Tour de France.

Whittaker ready for UFC world title shot

Australian Robert Whittaker says he's ready for a shot at the UFC middleweight world title after his win last weekend lifted him to No.3 in the rankings.

Round 5 AFL - Hawthorn v West Coast Eagles Highlights

It was a big day for Jarryd Roughead as he kicked his 500th goal and had his first win as captain of the Hawks.

Cycling road nationals stay in Ballarat

After growing speculation at the start of the year, Cycling Australia have confirmed the road nationals will stay in Ballarat for at least three years.

Dennis loses time as Sky dominate in Alps

After winning stage two of the Tour of the Alps, Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis has lost more than four minutes in stage three.

Rioli takes a screamer - AFL

Hawks can fly, but Cyril Rioli can soar.

Players back Harby-Williams in power play

Retired Diamonds netballer Bianca Chatfield says players will hinge their next move on what happens in the board elections in Friday's annual general meeting.

Kookaburras captain injured, out of Cup

Kookaburras skipper Mark Knowles will miss the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament because of injury.

Rioli's tricky nutmeg - AFL

Cyril Rioli bamboozled Liam Duggan with this nutmeg.

Fanning happy with fifth at Bells surfing

After struggling in his first two events back on the world surfing tour, Mick Fanning changed his approach for Bells Beach.

Joe Ingles' Jazz fall to Clippers in NBA

It has been a tough night for Australia's NBA players with Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker all suffering playoff losses.

Round 5 AFL - St Kilda v Geelong Highlights

The Saints and Cats were neck and neck for most of the game until the Cats came out to play in the last quarter.

Joe Ingles' Jazz fall to Clippers

It was a tough night for Australia's NBA players with Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker all on losing teams.

Dennis scores cycling win ahead of Giro

After losing time in stage one, Australian Rohan Dennis quickly bounced back to win the second stage in the Tour of the Alps.

Guthrie ices the cake - AFL

Cameron Guthrie put the cherry on top for the Cats in a strong win.

Bells surf trophy takes toll as Smith wins

The next stop for South African surfer Jordy Smith after winning at Bells Beach for the first time might be a dental clinic.

Paralysed BMX cycling champ back on a bike

Badly-injured Australian BMX cycling star Sam Willoughby is determined to be walking for his wedding later this year.

Ross with the gloss - AFL

Seb Ross delivered a perfect finish against the Cats.

Raptors rip Delly for 'hellish' screens

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey has compared Matthew Dellavedova to the great NBA point guard, John Stockton

Brondello to coach Opals at Tokyo Olympics

Basketball Australia have appointed former Opals guard Sandy Brondello as coach of the team up to and including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Lay day delays Fanning's charge at Bells

A fourth-round clash featuring Australian surfing star Mick Fanning and world No.1 John John Florence at Bells Beach is on hold for 24 hours.

Ingles set to cash in after Jazz season

In the midst of Utah's NBA playoff series with Los Angeles Clippers, Joe Ingles has joked with US reporters about why he never pursued Australian rules.

Fitzgibbons hobbled by back, foot injuries

After losing her Bells Beach quarter-final, Sally Fitzgibbons revealed she had back spasms along with her cut foot.

Haas impresses with fourth in cycling

Australian cyclist Nathan Haas just missed the podium at Amstel Gold as Belgian Philippe Gilbert continued his strong form with a fourth win.

Conlogue beats Gilmore to win Bells title

American Courtney Conlogue won her second-straight title at Bells Beach with a pulsating victory in the final over Australian Stephanie Gilmore.

Aussie UFC star Whittaker calls out champ

Australian UFC middleweight Rob Whittaker wants a shot at the world title against champion Michael Bisping.

Wilkinson bows out at Bells Beach surfing

Australian defending champion Matt Wilkinson felt he deserved a better score on his best wave as he lost to Brazilian Wiggolly Dantas.

Fanning ousts Slater at Bells Beach

Australia's three-time world champion Mick Fanning has ended Kelly Slater's hopes of winning a fifth Rip Curl Pro crown at Bells Beach.

Aussies open NBA playoffs with wins

It was a big day for Australians in the NBA with Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Thon Maker, Matthew Dellavedova and Patty Mills all scoring wins.

Cancer survivor steals the show at Bells

Australian surfer Glyndyn Ringrose has a fresh outlook on life after beating testicular cancer and returning to the World Surf League in his home town.

Ingles key to Jazz's match-winning play

Utah coach Quin Snyder played Joe Ingles for 32 minutes, but opted to leave the team's other Australian Dante Exum on the bench for game one of the playoffs.

Ankudinoff claims cycling worlds silver

There was no gold for Australian at the Hong Kong velodrome on Saturday but there were two very gutsy rides for minor medals.

Fitzgibbons and Gilmore win at Bells Beach

Top Australian surfers Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore are through to the Rip Curl Pro quarter-finals at Bells Beach in Victoria.

Dennis aims to test cycling form in Alps

Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis will use the Tour of the Alps as a test ahead of next month's Giro d'Italia.

Florence and Toledo light up Bells Beach

Reigning world surfing champion John John Florence and Brazilian Filipe Toledo wowed the Bells Beach crowd on Saturday.

Bells Beach called off due to small swell

The Bells Beach World Surf League event has been called off for the day with event officials anticipating a larger swell for the weekend.

Horn-Pacquiao looking to join elite list

The upcoming bout between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao is looming as one of Australia's biggest boxing contests, but there've been plenty of other major fights.

More eyes focused on new netball comp

New Netball Australia CEO Marne Fechner says live and television audiences for the fledgling Super Netball competition are up significantly on the old comp.

Jazz's Exum, Ingles set for playoff debut

Thon Maker was spectacular for the Milwaukee Bucks in their final NBA regular season game loss to the Eastern Conference's number one seeded Boston Celtics.

Silver for Australian duo in team sprint

Kaarle McCulloch and Stephanie Morton have won Australia's first medal of the world track cycling championships in Hong Kong with silver in the team sprint.

Fitzgibbons to ignore pain in Bells quest

Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons is almost certain to ignores a foot injury to take her place in a sudden-death round-four heat at Bells Beach.

Regional Vic bid to revitalise Comm Games

Regional Victoria is proposing a unique bid for the 2030 Commonwealth Games that takes in 11 cities.

Australia make big start at cycling worlds

Australia's team pursuiters were among the pacesetters in the opening session of the world track cycling championships.

Fitzgibbons badly cuts foot in Bells heat

Australian surfing star Sally Fitzgibbons had to be carried from Bells Beach after suffering a deep cut late in her third-round heat.

Women's gridiron turn to crowdfunding

Players from the Australian women's gridiron team are asking the public to help support their trip to the World Championships in Canada.

Suzy Batkovic returns to Townsville Fire

Suzy Batkovic is eager to secure another WNBL title for Townsville after signing a one-year deal to return to the North Queensland powerhouse.

Florence determined to ring surfing's bell

Reigning world champion John John Florence has brought outstanding form to Bells Beach.

Fitzgibbons badly cuts foot in Bells heat

Sally Fitzgibbons' fall late on day one of the Rip Curl Pro has left the joint world No.1 surfer with a serious foot injury.

Gilmore has regained top surfing form

After ending her two years without a win in the world surfing league, Australian Stephanie Gilmore shares the rankings lead ahead of the Bells Beach event.

Patty, Delly, Exum set for NBA Playoffs

Australia's Dante Exum and Joe Ingles are keys for the Utah Jazz as they battle the Los Angeles Clippers' for the NBA's Western Conference's fourth playoff spot

Aussie NBA stars gearing up for playoffs

A closer look at how Australia's NBA stars are faring ahead of the playoffs.

Liverpool confirm friendly with Sydney FC

English Premier League giants Liverpool FC are coming Down Under for the fourth time to play a post-season friendly against A-League premiers Sydney FC.

Horn-Pacquiao bout to bring $24 mil to Qld

The July 2 bout between hometown hero Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao is expected to bring $24 million to the Queensland economy, says Tourism Minister Kate Jones.

Lightning creating own netball history

Sunshine Coast lightning are keen on creating a lasting impression on the Super Netball competition, as their star-studded outfit starts to hit its stride.

Lightning overcome Swifts in Super Netball

After trailing by four goals at the final break, Sunshine Coast Lightning have overcome NSW Swifts 55-50 in their Super Netball clash.

Hockeyroos third at four-nation tournament

Australia have finished third at the women's Festival of Hockey tournament after beating the United States 3-2 in a shootout.

Fans to pay $39 for a Horn-Pacquiao ticket

Boxing fans will be able to watch Queensland's Jeff Horn take on world champion Manny Pacquiao for the same price as two cinema tickets.

Florence wins WA surfing after shark scare

Hawaii's reigning world champion John John Florence has won the World Surf League's Margaret River Pro.

Horn to take on Manny Pacquiao in July

One of the biggest fights in Australian boxing history will take place on July 2 in Brisbane when Jeff Horn faces Manny Pacquiao.

Vixens the benchmark: Thunderbirds coach

Despite losing by 21 goals, Dan Ryan took plenty of positives out of the Thunderbirds' performance against the team he considers the Super Netball benchmark.

Burger gets off to a flyer despite delay

Erin Burger didn't arrive at the Gold Coast Convention Centre until minutes before the start of the Firebirds' match but was quick to make her mark.

Vixens crush Thunderbirds in Super Netball

Melbourne Vixens have kept their winning streak intact after easily accounting for the Thunderbirds in Adelaide

Giants extend lead on Super Netball ladder

The Giants have vanquished the Queensland Firebirds in a Super Netball encounter on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Birtwhistle secures Games triathlon start

Jake Birtwhistle has joined Ashleigh Gentle, Emily Tapp and Bill Chaffey in gaining Commonwealth Games triathlon nominations.

Gentle earns Comm Games tri selection

The World Triathlon Series race on the Gold Coast also offered automatic Commonwealth Games nominations for Australian competitors.

Horn-Pacquiao announcement due Sunday

Details for Australian boxing star Jeff Horn's fight with Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao will reportedly be released on Sunday.

Fever take positives from Super defeat

The Magpies were too strong for West Coast Fever in their Super Netball clash at Hisense Arena.

Black Sticks book trans-Tasman final

New Zealand and Australia will meet in the final of the women's Festival of Hockey tournament following a tense final round of matches.

Fitzgibbons wins Margaret River Pro

Sally Fitzgibbons has won the final of the Margaret River Pro after upstaging current world champion Tyler Wright in the decider.

Carfrae puts triathlon on hold to be a mum

While Australian triathlon star Mirinda Carfrae is about to start a family, she is confident of returning to Kona for a fourth Hawaiian Ironman title.

McGregor defends Dragons' medical staff

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has reinforced his support of his medical staff after the club were fined for breaching NRL concussion protocols.

Gentle aims for big triathlon dividend

Australian triathlete Ashleigh Gentle is following the example of American star Gwen Jorgensen, moving to Wollongong to further her career.

Hayman prepares for Paris-Roubaix defence

Mathew Hayman, only the second Australian to win Paris-Roubaix, is still nervous watching a replay of last year's triumph.

Worner steps down from Swans board

Seven West boss Tim Worner has stood down from the Sydney Swan's board amid a very public legal battle with former lover Amber Harrison.

Doolan named Ricky Ponting medallist

Tasmania's most prestigious cricketing award, the Ricky Ponting Medal, has gone to batsman Alex Doolan.

Tim Worner quits Sydney Swans board

Seven West media chief executive Tim Worner has stood down from the Sydney Swans board amid a legal battle with former lover Amber Harrison.

Hockeyroos draw 1-1 with New Zealand

New Zealand and Australia have played out a hard fought 1-1 draw at the women's Festival of Hockey tournament in Hastings.

Perth Lynx re-sign WNBL star Sami Whitcomb

American-born guard Sami Whitcomb says Perth is her home now and is thrilled to re-sign with the Lynx for a further two WNBL seasons.

Ablett fully committed to Gold Coast Suns

Gary Ablett says he's fully committed to the Gold Coast despite wanting to transfer back to his former club Geelong last year.

Axed Panthers face anxious NRL wait

Penrith trio Matt Moylan, Peta Hiku and Waqa Blake aren't guaranteed a NRL recall after being dropped to NSW Cup this week.

Lay day at Margaret River Pro surf comp

The World Surf League is predicting ideal conditions for the Margaret River Pro on the weekend after calling a lay day on Thursday.

Jeff Horn's bout with Pacquiao to go ahead

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao's advisor says a deal to fight Australian Jeff Horn has been signed.

Lure of Gold Coast para huge for athletes

Paralympian Jess Gallagher says the Commonwealth Games' integration of para sport enticed her to choose the Gold Coast over next year's Winter Paralympic Games.

Locals, spectators key to Games transport

Prior planning and consideration by spectators and residents will be crucial to avoid a transport nightmare at next year's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Horn, Pacquiao set to agree on fight deal

After being shelved, Australian Jeff Horn's fight with Manny Pacquiao is set to be confirmed for July.

NBA playoffs challenge excites Jazz's Exum

Australian guard Dante Exum is on the verge of his first NBA finals series with the Utah Jazz.

Comm Games prep a boon for Aussie athletes

Gold Coast's preparedness for the 2018 Commonwealth Games is one less stress for Australia's athletes, chef de mission Steve Moneghetti says.

Hockeyroos too good for USA in New Zealand

Australia have earned their second win at the four-nation international women's hockey tournament in Hastings with a 3-1 win over the United States.

Giants netball team already targeted

The Super Netball ladder-leading Giants are finding opposing sides are lifting against them as they set the pace halfway through the new competition

Margaret River Pro surf event on hold

World No.1 Owen Wright will have to wait a few more days before competing in the Margaret River Pro quarter-finals as organisers wait for better conditions.

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games schedule

Key dates for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Dates revealed for Gold Coast Comm Games

Sally Pearson will get her chance to run for Commonwealth Games gold on April 13 next year.

Pearson relishing Comm Games pressure

In-form hurdler Sally Pearson says she is aiming to thrive on the pressure of being the face of next year's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Aussies dominate Tour of Spain podium

Michael Matthews has won the opening stage of the Tour of Spain with fellow Australians Jay McCarthy and Simon Gerrans finishing second and third.

GC Games reach one year to go milestone

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organisers have celebrated one year to go before the event starts in 2018 by releasing the event schedule.

Hockeyroos notch first win in Hastings

Goals to Madi Ratcliffe and Jordyn Holzberger have lifted Australia to victory over Japan, their first win at the Festival of Hockey tournament in Hastings.

Com Games ticketing will be fair: Beattie

GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie has promised the ticket allocation system for the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be as fair as it possibly can be.

Margaret River Pro women's semis on hold

A lay day has been called at the Margaret River Pro surfing event on Monday ahead of women's semi and men's quarter-finals.

Dragon Dugan ruled out of Manly NRL clash

Josh Dugan will miss at least a week of football after injuring his hamstring in the Dragons' NRL win over the Tigers on Sunday.

Vixens win their toughest yet: McKinnis

The Melbourne Vixens have beaten the Magpies 60-56 in their Super Netball derby clash.

Lightning down Firebirds in Super Netball

The Sunshine Coast Lightning have recorded a crushing Super Netball win over the Queensland Firebirds.

Gilmore, Wright into Margaret River semis

Stephanie Gilmore has joined world champion Tyler Wright in the semi-finals of the Margaret River Pro after a nerve-wracking quarter-final victory.

2018 Commonwealth Games venues

A rundown of the venues for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Australia's recent Comm Games performances

How Australia has fared at recent Commonwealth Games.

Pressure on to be No.1 at Gold Coast Games

After being eclipsed in Glasgow and then failing to shine at the Rio Olympics, Australia is chasing nothing less than No.1 at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Facts and figures for 2018 Comm Games

Key numbers and facts for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast ready to deliver Games boost

Gold Coast Games chairman Peter Beattie knows the pressure is on to ensure the Commonwealth Games' relevance on the sporting calendar.

West Coast confident of top-four finish

West Coast Fever coach Stacey Marinkovich is hopeful her team can challenge for a top-four Super Netball berth after a 57-40 win over Adelaide.

Swifts still have faith, says Hadley

The Swifts are adamant they can get past the frustration of blowing a six-goal lead over local Super Netball rivals and competition front-runners the Giants.

Lions' coach Fagan demands improvements

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan vented his frustration about a second -quarter brain fade that cost the Lions any chance of victory against Essendon.

Kookaburras beat Pakistan, win Darwin open

It took Australia until the third quarter to claim the lead through Aaron Kleinschmidt and push on for a 5-3 International Hockey Open win over Pakistan.

Open-air Super Netball win for Fever

Playing under an open roof for the first time in Super Netball, West Coast Fever have downed Adelaide Thunderbirds 57-40 at Perth Arena.

Giants down Sifts in Super Netball stoush

The Giants have defeated local Super Netball rivals the Swifts 59-56 to consolidate their spot atop the ladder.

Maker makes his mark in the NBA

Australia's NBA rookie Thon Maker had a career-best 23 points in Milwaukee's 108-105 overtime win over Detroit.

Black Sticks steal draw with Australia

New Zealand have scored in the dying moments to draw 1-1 with Australia and pick up their first points at the Festival of Hockey women's tournament.

Wright on track, John John looms in WA

Owen Wright and John John Florence have surged into the Margaret River Pro quarter-finals after strong performances in rounds three and four.