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Former Hobart champ back after 46 years

The 1971 Sydney to Hobart line honours winner Kialoa II is back in the race after a record 46-year gap since her one and only appearance in the annual event.

Scrappy surf means short day at Pipeline    

Julian Wilson will have to wait another day to stay in the hunt for the world title after messy swell at Pipeline in Hawaii meant competition was abbreviated.

Straight from the athletes. | Snowboard Compilation 2017 (Raw)

Check out our 2017 snowboard compilation, straight from the athletes. Can you name all the tricks and all the places they ride?

Melbourne hit by Prather NBL injury blow    

Melbourne United coach Dean Vickerman expects to be without American star Casey Prather for several weeks due to an elbow injury.

Wildcats lack hard edge without captain

Perth skipper Damian Martin missed the NBL loss to Brisbane due to injury. He could miss more games and the Wildcats have shown they struggle without him.

Josh Boone, Angus Brandt and 2 others Top Dunks of the Day, 12/16/2017

Josh Boone, Angus Brandt and 2 others Top Dunks of the Day, 12/16/2017

NBL's Bullets grow stronger on the road    

Brisbane struggled early in the year, losing six of their first nine games. But in a tough NBL schedule, they have managed to improve that record to 7-8.

Melb star badly hurt in NBL win over Hawks

Melbourne United have overcome the loss of American star Casey Prather to a sickening elbow injury to beat the Illawarra Hawks 84-78 in Wollongong.

Illawarra Hawks vs. Melbourne United - Game Highlights

Illawarra Hawks vs. Melbourne United - Game Highlights

Bullets upset NBL ladder leaders Wildcats

Perth had won five games on the trot and are on top of the NBL ladder but trailed at every break against Brisbane and lost.

Jensen jumps between supermaxi rivals    

Olympic sailing gold and silver medallist Iain Jensen will be aboard InfoTrack in the Sydney to Hobart having recently raced on rival supermaxi Black Jack.

Josh Boone with 20 Points vs. Illawarra Hawks

Josh Boone with 20 Points vs. Illawarra Hawks

Henare blasts poor Breakers NBL finish    

New Zealand Breakers coach Paul Henare has hit out his team's soft finish to their 90-75 loss to the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL.

Competition off again at Pipeline

The World Surf League's season-ending Pipeline Masters has again fallen foul of the weather gods with a fourth consecutive lay day called.

Demitrius Conger with 20 Points vs. Melbourne United

Demitrius Conger with 20 Points vs. Melbourne United

36ers in comeback NBL win over Breakers    

A stunning game by Ramone Moore has inspired the Adelaide 36ers to a thrilling final-quarter comeback and a 90-75 NBL win over the New Zealand Breakers.

Carter embraces Comm Games outdoor diving

Outdoor diving will add an element of unknown to next April's Commonwealth Games, but not ruffle Matthew Carter's feathers if he's selected.

Rotnei Clarke with 18 Points vs. Melbourne United

Rotnei Clarke with 18 Points vs. Melbourne United

Wizard looks to conjure Sydney-Hobart win

The defending Sydney-Hobart line and handicap honours boats are back with new owners and new names.

Palmer, Grinham in Comm Games squash team

Squash stalwart David Palmer has been selected to compete at a sixth Commonwealth Games.

Perth Wildcats vs. Brisbane Bullets - Game Highlights

Perth Wildcats vs. Brisbane Bullets - Game Highlights

Cavs beat LA in 1st LeBron-Lonzo NBA clash

Highly touted LA rookie Lonzo Ball has been given an NBA masterclass by LeBron James, who made his 59th triple-double as Cleveland beat the Lakers 121-112.

NSW campaign to stop Christmas drownings

Last summer 17 people drowned in NSW in the nine days after Christmas, leading to a new campaign to urge safety in the water.

Perrin Buford with 24 Points vs. Perth Wildcats

Perrin Buford with 24 Points vs. Perth Wildcats

Aussie skipper gets Clipper line honours

Australian Wendy Tuck has sailed her entry in the Clipper Round the World yacht race to a line honours win in her home city of Sydney in the latest leg.

Layton pulled from Diamonds' squad

Sharni Layton's return to the Australian netball team has been put on hold after the defender failed to receive medical clearance for January's Quad Series.

Daniel Kickert with 21 Points vs. Perth Wildcats

Daniel Kickert with 21 Points vs. Perth Wildcats

Third-straight lay-day at Pipeline Masters

Unfavourable surfing conditions have prevented competition at the world surfing tour's season-ending Pipeline Masters in Hawaii.

Horn promoter seeks bigger Crawford payday

JEFF HORN of Australia celebrates winning his Welterweight Belt in Brisbane, Australia.  Photo by Chris Hyde Getty Images

Jeff Horn's promoter Dean Lonergan is set to drive a hard bargain with Bob Arum after deriding mandatory challenger Terence Crawford's drawcard status.

Bryce Cotton with 22 Points vs. Brisbane Bullets

Bryce Cotton with 22 Points vs. Brisbane Bullets

Bullets in last-gasp NBL win over Taipans

	TRAVIS TRICE of the Bullets drives to the basket during a NBL match at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, in Brisbane, Australia  Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Former Taipan Travis Trice has dropped the match winner for Brisbane against his former side in a 75-74 NBL thriller in Cairns.

Perth captain Martin to miss 3 NBL games    

Perth guard and skipper Damian Martin will miss the Wildcats' clash with Brisbane and at least two other NBL games due to an ankle injury.

Games backing for hurt divers Wu, Bedggood

Injured pair Melissa Wu and Domonic Bedggood will rely on the discretion of selectors after both missing this week's Commonwealth Games diving trials.

Supermaxi LDV Comanche changes owners

Sydney-to-Hobart supermaxi LDV Comanche has switched owners, with Sydneysider Jim Cooney buying the boat from American Jim Clark.

Torah Bright eyes off fourth Winter Games    

Snowboarder Torah Bright has returned to competition successfully and is targeting a fourth Winter Olympics.

Penney eyes Breakers NBL win, not game 150    

Poised for his 150th game for the Breakers, guard Kirk Penney is more concerned with ensuring a win than celebrating NBL milestones.

Horn promoters plot Aussie boxing revival    

Duco Events boss Dean Lonergan wants to use Jeff Horn as a blueprint to help make boxing one of Australia's biggest sports.

Jeff Horn considers Mundine match-up    

Jeff Horn admits he's tempted by the idea of a fight with Anthony Mundine, if it earns him more money than a clash with unbeaten American Terence Crawford.

Scott happy to be 'old one' of boxing team

Kaye Scott is the only of the 13-strong Australian boxing team for Gold Coast 2018 with Commonwealth Games experience.

Second consecutive lay day at Pipeline    

A second straight lay day has been called at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii where defending champion John John Florence remains in the box seat.

Horn keen to prove point to US doubters    

A relieved Jeff Horn is ready to start winning over his US doubters after overcoming a difficult maiden defence of his WBO welterweight championship.

Horn can beat Crawford, says promoter Arum    

Boxing's top promoter Bob Arum believes Jeff Horn is a real shot at upsetting unbeaten American Terence Crawford in the United States next year.

Adam Lambert 2nd in snowboard World Cup    

Australia's Adam Lambert has enjoyed his first podium finish in a snowboard cross World Cup event, coming second in Val Thorens.

Horn stops Corcoran late to retain title    

Jeff Horn has secured an 11th-round TKO to defeat Gary Corcoran and retain

Breathless Campbell wins 50m free in QLD

Cate Campbell unleashed her "breathless" swim to good effect in Brisbane, winning the 50m freestyle at the Queensland Championships.

Leapai to appeal controversial boxing draw    

Alex Leapai will appeal a controversial technical draw against Roger Izonritei on the undercard of Jeff Horn's boxing world title defence.

World sporting champions of 2017

The champions of world sport in 2017.

Yet another lay day called at Pipeline

Competition is off for the day at the World Surf League's year-ending Pipeline Masters in Hawaii where defending champion John John Florence is in the box seat.

Options aplenty if Horn beats Corcoran    

Amir Khan has thrown his hat in the ring for a possible fight against Jeff Horn if the Brisbane boxer can retain his WBO welterweight title.

Larkin bags double gold at Qld swimming    

Olympian Mitch Larkin has won gold in the 200m individual medley and 200m backstroke at the Queensland swimming titles in the lead-up to Commonwealth Games.

AFL staffer quits amid harassment claims

An AFL staffer has resigned from his job after being accused of sexual harassment by female employees.

Snow athletes, Matildas win AIS awards

After a big season on the snow and strong performances on the pitch Australian winter athletes and the Matildas have dominated the AIS awards.

New UFC champion gears up for Perth fight    

Australia's first UFC world champion middleweight Robert Whittaker was in Perth with rival Luke Rockhold ahead of their February title fight.

Buffer blunder won't bother Corcoran camp    

Gary Corcoran's trainers believe the Englishman has been "overlooked" since the moment he signed on as Jeff Horn's world title challenger.

Horn vs Corcoran: tale of the tape

A closer look at Jeff Horn and Gary Corcoran's career statistics ahead of Wednesday night's WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane.

Horn relieved after massive weight loss    

Jeff Horn and Gary Corcoran have both made the weight for their WBO welterweight title fight on Wednesday night in Brisbane.

Black Jack wins Big Boat Challenge

Black Jack has shaded fellow supermaxi Wild Oats XI in the Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour.

More men needed for Games' ceremonies

Commonwealth Games organisers are calling on Queensland blokes who can bust a move to perform at the spectacular and colourful opening and closing ceremonies.

Surfing world champion keeps Wilson at bay    

Hawaiian John John Florence is on track to defend his surfing world title after an impressive first round win at the season-ending Pipe Masters.

Year of progress for women in sport

Sam Kerr, Sally Pearson and Erin Phillips were among a host of Australian women who grabbed the sporting spotlight in 2017.

Comm Games traffic under control

The Commonwealth Games chairman is encouraging people to use public transport to reduce traffic congestion around the Gold Coast event.

Fenech defends Horn from headbutt claims    

Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech says Gary Corcoran should just hit Jeff Horn if he uses his head in their welterweight title fight in Brisbane.

Sacrifice and trust the NBL key for United    

Melbourne United are seeking consistency on offence as they gun for back-to-back NBL wins following their thrashing of the Sydney Kings.

Cate Campbell to lean on freestyle rival    

Swimmer Cate Campbell has struck up a friendship with Swedish rival Sarah Sjostrom, revealing plans for the pair to train together both in Australia and Europe.

Horn blocking out talk of Crawford clash    

Terence Crawford won't be at Jeff Horn's fight on Wednesday night due to visa issues but the unbeaten American's spectre will be looming large.

United blow away Kings in NBL

Chris Goulding fires as Melbourne United crush the hapless Sydney Kings

Titmus breaks national 400m free record    

Ariarne Titmus is eyeing a sub-four minute 400m freestyle next year after breaking the national record at the Queensland Championships on Monday.

Missile fires back after 100m free win

James Magnussen has fired back at criticism from Ashley Callus following his win in the 100m freestyle at the Queensland Championships.

Slingsby returns to Hobart winning boat    

Star sailor Tom Slingbsy has agreed to join the crew of Sydney Hobart supermaxi InfoTrack on which he enjoyed a line honours win last year

Horn is a "dirty" fighter: Corcoran camp    

Jeff Horn is a "dirty" fighter who headbutted Manny Pacquiao and got away with it, according to Gary Corcoran's co-trainer Frank Greaves.

Volvo Ocean Race fleet heads to Melbourne

Melbourne sailor Sophie Ciszek is aboard MAPFRE that leads the Volvo Ocean Race, which is headed to Melbourne.

Horn drained by Pacquiao fight: Corcoran    

Jeff Horn's ninth-round shellacking at the hands of Manny Pacquiao earlier this year will have changed him as a fighter, according to Gary Corcoran.

Small but select fleet for Big Boat race

Just two of the four supermaxis entered in this year's Sydney to Hobart race will contest Tuesday's Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour.

Millman in fight to retain Davis Cup spot    

John Millman hopes good form at the Brisbane International will lead to Davis Cup retention when Australia begins its 2018 campaign against Germany in February.

Horn is a

Jeff Horn is a "dirty" fighter who headbutted Manny Pacquiao and got away with it, according to Gary Corcoran's co-trainer Frank Greaves.

Second straight lay day called at Pipeline    

Australia's Julian Wilson and his rivals for surfing's world title have been forced to wait again after another lay day was called at the Pipeline Masters.

Aussie giant makes surprise college choice

Melbourne teenager Daniel Faalele has asked people to respect his decision to snub college football's elite and choose to play for the University of Minnesota.

Kookaburras back-to-back in World League    

Blake Govers was the hero for Australia as the Hockey World League Final champions retained their crown with a thrilling 2-1 win over Argentina in India.

Breakers boss slams Aussie NBL refs    

Following a three-point NBL road loss to Adelaide, Paul Henare says he's sick of hometown calls going against the NZ Breakers whenever they head west.

Perth still building in NBL title defence    

Perth have plenty of room for improvement as they look to build momentum towards the NBL finals, according to coach Trevor Gleeson.

Perth go top of NBL    

A super effort from guard Bryce Cotton has propelled Perth to a win that takes them top of the NBL ladder after New Zealand Breakers lost Sunday's other game.

36ers edge Breakers in NBL thriller

The Sixers survived a stunning late Edgar Sosa-inspired Breakers rally to win an NBL cliffhanger by three points in Adelaide.

Supermaxis share line honours spoils

Supermaxis Black Jack and Wild Oats XI have each scored a line honours win in the Trophy Series races in the lead up to this year's Sydney to Hobart.

Wildcats clip Hawks' wings in Wollongong    

Bryce Cotton collected 36 points to steer Perth to a 99-91 victory over Illawarra in Wollongong.

Aussie Cox wins moguls event in Finland

Britt Cox has enjoyed a superb start to the World Cup season, winning the moguls event in Ruka, Finland.

Record setting Perth face Cambage threat

WNBL leaders Perth have set a new club record of 11-straight wins but face two games against second-placed Melbourne, led by Liz Cambage.

Wilson made to wait for surfing title shot    

A lay day has been called at the season-ending Pipe Masters in Hawaii, delaying Australian Julian Wilson's world title tilt.

Taipans grind their way into NBL top four    

Cairns Taipans are not letting the absence of three key players derail their NBL finals hopes, winning again to improve their record to 7-7.

Kookaburras progress to hockey final    

The Kookaburras will play Argentina in the decider of the Hockey World League Final after a 3-0 semi-final win over Germany.

Sydney Kings rally round under-siege Gaze    

The Sydney Kings are floundering at the bottom of the NBL ladder but the players say coach Andrew Gaze is not the only one to blame.

Fearless Taipans continue their NBL roll

The Cairns Taipans etched out a gritty victory over a disappointing Melbourne United to help coach Aaron Fearne celebrate his 250th NBL game.

Bullets shoot down struggling Kings    

In the bottom of the ladder battle, the Brisbane Bullets came from behind to beat the Sydney Kings 85-77 putting them in serious doubt for the NBL finals.

Local leaves stars in his wake at Pipeline    

Dusty Payne is still recovering from back surgery but didn't let that hamper him as he surfed his way into the Billabong Pipeline Masters main event in Hawaii.

Rockhold UFC champ Whittaker's first task    

Former title holder American Luke Rockhold will be newly confirmed undisputed UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker's first challenger.

Aust figure skaters claim Grand Prix Final    

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor have won the Junior Grand Prix Final for figure skaters in Japan.

NZ athletes caught up in online dope probe

Around 100 Kiwi athletes have been identified as interacting with an online steroid website, with dozens facing possible sanction, Drug Free Sport NZ says.

36ers coach wants players to stand up    

Adealide 36ers coach Joey Wright wants players to stand up and be counted after slipping to defeat against Perth Wildcats.

Wildcats up for a physical NBL challenge    

Lucas Walker says that if teams want to try and play a physical brand of basketball against Perth Wildcats, they'll welcome it.

Handscomb Ashes axing may be BBL blessing    

The potential Ashes selection snubs of Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell would be a blessing in disguise for the Melbourne Stars, John Hastings says.

WACA wicket to shape Aussies' Test XI    

The pitch produced for the third Ashes Test will play a big role in deciding whether Mitch Marsh or Peter Handscomb claims the final spot in Australia's XI.

BBL Renegades add experienced Afghani    

A late squad omission has forced the Melbourne Renegades to call in experienced all-rounder Mohammad Nabi from war-torn Afghanistan.

Games officials disappointed by media call    

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games boss Mark Peters says he's disappointed by News Corp and Fairfax's decision not to attend the 2018 event.

Simmons triple-double in loss to Lakers    

Ben Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers have suffered an NBA home loss to the lowly ranked Los Angeles Lakers.

Wilson happy to tackle Kelly's Surf Ranch    

Julian Wilson is yet to experience Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch first-hand, but isn't put off by its World Surf League introduction next year.

Aussie punter wins top US college prize

Australian punters have won the Ray Guy Award five years in a row with Michael Dickson the latest to claim the US college football honour.

Julian Wilson clings to WSL title dream    

Julian Wilson needs plenty to fall his way if he's to win a maiden World Surf League title at Pipeline.

Kookaburras to face Germany in semi-final    

Australia will take on Germany in the semi-finals of the hockey World League after the world's No.5 side won a thrilling last-eight clash against the Dutch.

Battling Kings go into NBL playoff mode    

Sydney coach Andrew Gaze says his bottom of the ladder NBL side may have to go into a playoff mindset and could be without Perry Ellis and Todd Blanchfield.

Breakers win reignites NBL campaign    

The Breakers remain at the top of the NBL ladder after ending a two-game slump with a 96-89 win over the Brisbane Bullets.

Roosters reportedly re-sign key duo    

The Sydney Roosters have reportedly re-signed key pair Luke Keary and Jake Friend.

UK challenger accuses Horn of headbutting    

UK challenger Gary Corcoran says Jeff Horn is known for leading with his head as the pair prepare for next week's WBO welterweight world title fight.

Raiders sign Havili to ease hooking crisis    

Canberra have signed former Warriors and St George Illawarra rake Siliva Havili for the 2018 NRL season.

Wu out of Comm Games diving qualifiers    

Melissa Wu will rely on the discretion of selectors to compete in a fourth Commonwealth Games, with a back injury ruling the diver out of next week's trials.

Cotton's hot hand puts NBL 36ers on notice    

Perth Wildcats import Bryce Cotton has unleashed an amazing shooting performance at training, stunning his NBL teammate Damian Martin.

Man shot in the eye at Gold Coast home

A man is in hospital after being shot in the eye outside a Gold Coast home, with police on the hunt for two men.

Hawks NBL starter Norton out for six weeks    

Starting point guard Mitch Norton will miss the next six weeks of Illawarra's NBL season.

Kookaburras blitz Spain to reach semis

The Kookaburras are into the final four of the Hockey World League Final after a three-goal final quarter in their 4-1 win over Spain.

Bird ready for potential Ashes call

Tasmania coach Adam Griffith says swing bowler Jackson Bird is primed to make an impact for Australia if required this Ashes series.

Hubbard wins historic weightlifting medals

Laurel Hubbard has made weightlifting history for New Zealand by winning two silver medals at the world championships.

NZ transgender weightlifter wins medal

There has been controversy at the world weightlifting titles when a transgender lifter from New Zealand won a silver medal.

Aust coach banned in NZ over misconduct    

An Australian coach and his daughter have agreed to bans following complaints of misconduct while on international showjumping duty for New Zealand.

Fairfax Media joins Comm Games boycott

Fairfax Media has joined News Corp Australia in refusing to send staff to cover next year's Commonwealth Games due to strict coverage rules.

Future fight talk a distraction: Horn    

Jeff Horn says speculation over future big-money fights is proving a distraction ahead of next week's WBO welterweight world title defence in Brisbane.

Simmons nets 20 but 76ers upset in NBA

Ben Simmons has contributed 20 points and eight rebounds in Philadelphia's NBA loss to Phoenix.

Lemanis happy following NZ lead at Bullets    

Bullets coach Andrej Lemanis says suggestions Brisbane have too much New Zealand flavour could be taken as a compliment, given the Breakers' NBL success.

Hockeyroos drop veterans from 2018 squad    

Hockeyroos coach Paul Gaudoin has overlooked experienced players Kirstin Dwyer and Georgia Nanscawen from his 2018 squad.

Surf champ Wright not standing still    

A determined Tyler Wright has already started planning for next year, just days after capturing a second straight world surfing title.

NBL benefits from Boomers World Cup games    

The Boomers' rejigged World Cup qualification process is adding a new element to the weekly grind of the NBL, says Australia and Brisbane coach Andrej Lemanis.

Kookaburras held to finish third in Pool

The Kookaburras missed out on second spot in Pool B at the Men's Hockey World League Final after a 2-2 draw with England.

United get physical chasing NBL glory

Hard work is paying off for Melbourne United as Dean Vickerman's men seek to establish some NBL consistency.

United beat shorthanded Hawks in NBL    

Melbourne United blew the Illawarra Hawks away with a third-quarter scoring blitz to return to the NBL winners' list.

Double helping of Oats in Hobart race

Two Wild Oats boats will contest this year's Sydney to Hobart race but there will one less entrant from New Zealand after the withdrawal of Kiwi yacht Blink.

Hot Wildcats not basking in own NBL glory    

Perth Wildcats forward Jesse Wagstaff says his team can't afford to become complacent despite their recent success on the road.

Lemanis praises international contingent    

Andrej Lemanis was full of praise for Perrin Buford and Travis Trice after the American duo played lead roles in Brisbane's NBL win over leaders New Zealand.

Perth close on stumbling NBL leaders    

Defending NBL champions Perth have moved closer to ladder leaders NZ Breakers after the Kiwi team lost to them and lowly Brisbane in the latest round.

Perth hit outright lead in WNBL

Perth have gone outright first in the WNBL after entering the round level with Townsville and Sydney and Liz Cambage has helped Melbourne into the top three.

Bullets upset Breakers in NBL    

A composed final period has helped the Brisbane Bullets to a surprise win over the New Zealand Breakers in the NBL.

Kookaburras held, despite fighting back

Australia chalked up a second successive draw in their Hockey World League Final campaign as they were held 2-2 by Germany in India.

Gaze calls out NBL over refs    

Struggling Sydney coach Andrew Gaze says he's disappointed by a lack of transparency in the way NBL games are being refereed after the Kings' loss to Cairns.

Taipans get home late against Kings in NBL    

Cairns have staged a late comeback to down Sydney 80-71 at home and exact revenge for the Kings taking the chocolates in their mid-week NBL clash.

Gilmore wins surfing event to end the year    

Stephanie Gilmore has taken out the final event on the 2017 surfing calendar, the Maui Women's Pro.

Hayward nets as Kookaburras open with draw

Australia have opened their men's Hockey World League Final campaign with a 1-1 draw with hosts India in Bhubaneswar.

Creek won't win MVP gong: Sixers coach    

Joey Wright reckons in-form Sixer Mitch Creek has all the hallmarks to win the NBL MVP, but is unlikely to do so.

Creek guides 36ers to nail-biting NBL win    

Brisbane have been gallant once again but their road woes continued when Mitch Creek inspired the Sixers to a remarkable one-point NBL win in Adelaide.

Wildcats win ends Breakers' NBL streak    

Perth Wildcats have won their first NBL game in New Zealand in four years and ended the Breakers' nine-game winning streak with an 89-73 victory in Auckland.

Wright battles to back-to-back WSL titles    

Australia's Tyler Wright has secured back-to-back world surfing titles after reaching the semi-finals of the season-ending Maui Pro in Hawaii.

Clark eyes Australia's top UFC female rank    

Jessica-Rose Clark is one fight into her UFC career but already believes she will be the popular MMA brand's most successful Australian female fighter.

Wright joins surfing elite with title win    

Australia's Tyler Wright has become the ninth woman in history to secure multiple world surfing championships.

Wright secures world surfing crown    

Australia's Tyler Wright has secured back-to-back world surfing championship titles after winning her way to the semi-finals of the Maui Pro.

Gaze smiling despite King's gloomy future    

The Sydney Kings have survived a third quarter meltdown and the loss of swingman Todd Blanchfield to defeat the Cairns Taipans 81-72 at home.