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Aussie duo dominant in NCAA openers

Brisbane guard Tiana Mangakahia baffled her Fordham opponents while leading Syracuse to a big win in the NCAA tournament.

Day foils Eckstein's ironman fairytale

Ali Day has won the inaugural Shannon Eckstein Ironman Classic, pipping the man the race is named after in a thriller on the Gold Coast.

Cummins on THAT hilarious (non)reaction

Australia superstar Pat Cummins looks back on one of the funniest moments of the summer of cricket, and admits he was "off in fairy land"!

Paige Hadley promoted to Diamonds squad

Swifts midcourter Paige Hadley has been promoted to the Australian squad after participating in this week's Canberra training camp as an invitee.

Surf race has Eckstein's name all over it

SHANNON ECKSTEIN of Northcliffe celebrates during round one of the Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Ironman Series at Currumbin Beach in Gold Coast, Australia.

Shannon Eckstein only knows one way as he prepares to race in the inaugural, big-money event that carries his name at Northcliffe .

McCarthy's Docker Domination | Fremantle v North Melbourne Highlights | Round 1, 2019 | AFL

Cam McCarthy was electric with five goals as the Dockers cruised to a huge win over the Kangaroos in round one, 2019.

St Mary's knocked out of NCAA tournament

St Mary's star Australian duo Jordan Hunter and Tanner Krebs were outplayed by national champion Villanova, losing 61-57.

Wildcats re-sign NBL title-winning coach

TREVOR GLEESON Perth Wildcats coach speaks to his players during the NBL match between the Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats at Hisense Arena on in Melbourne, Australia.

Perth Wildcats have re-signed their quadruple NBL title-winning coach Trevor Gleeson to a new three-season deal.

The lighter side of season 2018-19

We have compiled some of the lighter moments from the Australian summer of cricket that gave us all a laugh or made us smile

Weaver appointed as Sydney Kings NBL coach

Kings coach ANDREW GAZE looks on during the NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Cairns Taipans at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Will Weaver has been named the new Sydney Kings coach, taking over from Andrew Gaze.

Valentine Holmes could join Patriots

The New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets are the teams eligible to receive Holmes and the other NFL Pathway players.

Debutant Parker delights in thriller | St Kilda v Gold Coast Highlights | Round 1, 2019 | AFL

St Kilda has escaped by the slimmest of margins, beating Gold Coast by one point at Marvel Stadium on Sunday afternoon and putting a disastrous pre-season behind it.

Slater knocked out of Surf Pro at Manly

KELLY SLATER of the United States competes in his first heat of the Sydney Surf Pro at Manly Beach in Manly, Australia.

Veteran Kelly Slater has been knocked out of the Sydney Surf Pro after the legendary surfer came last in his third-round heat at Manly.

Legend Slater makes waves at Sydney Pro

KELLY SLATER of the United States rides a wave into shore during an aerial expression session on Surfsho at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.

American surfing icon Kelly Slater has made a promising start to his potential swansong season by winning his first Sydney Surf Pro heat at Manly.

Coniglio's midfield masterclass | GWS v Essendon Highlights | Round 1, 2019 | AFL

Stephen Coniglio and Tim Taranto led a domination as the Giants handed the Bombers a 72-point loss.

Aussies to lead Stanford, Syracuse in NCAA

Alanna Smith has been outstanding for Stanford while Tiana Mangakahia has re-written scoring records at Syracuse with her deadly shooting.

Hogan primed for Mexican world title tilt

Super welterweight boxer DENNIS HOGAN poses for a photo during his last public training session before traveling to Mexico to fight Jamie Munguia for the Boxing World Title at the Lang Park PCYC in Brisbane, Australia.

Dennis Hogan won't be daunted by his Mexican assignment as his world title fight with unbeaten Jaime Munguia looms large.

Snowboarding Tricks & Rally Drifts

Snowboarder rides next to a Rally Car in Finland.

Bogut impresses but Warriors fall to Spurs

ANDREW BOGUT of the Dallas Mavericks poses for a portrait during the Dallas Mavericks Media Day held at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Andrew Bogut laughed when he told him he would start in their NBA showdown with the San Antonio Spurs.

NBL grand final star keen to stay in Perth

TERRICO WHITE poses, at Bendat Basketball Centre, ahead of his debut for the Perth Wildcats in the NBL season in Perth, Australia.

Perth Wildcats import Terrico White has loved his time in Perth, and is keen to spend another season in the NBL.

Super Rugby 2019 Round Six: Brumbies press conference

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar and captain Christian Lealiifano spoke to the media post-match to discuss their disappointing performance in Brisbane.

Gleeson keen to stay at NBL's Wildcats

TREVOR GLEESON Perth Wildcats coach speaks to his players during the NBL match between the Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats at Hisense Arena on in Melbourne, Australia.

The future of Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson remains up in the air despite his remarkable success with the NBL club.

Aussie Jack White leads star-studded Duke

Duke, St Mary's, Virginia, Utah State and UC Irvine all feature Australians on their NCAA Tournament squads as the action kicks off this month.

Super Rugby 2019 Round Six: Reds press conference

The Reds put on a rousing performance at home to secure a bonus point victory over the Brumbies. Reds coach Brad Thorn and captain Samu Kerevi spoke to the media post-match.

United to 'challenge again' for NBL title

Melbourne's quest for successive NBL championships has been ended by Perth but United's coach is confident of challenging again next season.

Tiwis embrace footy on biggest day of year

The big game between the Ranku Eagles and Tapalinga Superstars was a fine Tiwi footy display, with the Eagles breaking a 19-year drought with a nine-point win.

Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth go crazy | The 10 best moments from round one, 2019 | AFL

Hollywood stars Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth absolutely loved watching Marcus Bontempelli and the Bulldogs defeat the Swans.

NZ downs Hockeyroos 3-1 in Pro League

The Hockeyroos have suffered a double-loss weekend, going down 3-1 to New Zealand to in the Pro League in Sydney.

Team chemistry the key in Wildcats win

Following a mid-season form slump and criticism over imports, the Perth Wildcats answered in the best way possible as they won a ninth NBL title.

Super W 2019 Round Five: RugbyWA vs Brumbies

The Brumbies Women have defeated RugbyWA 17-12 to secure a spot in next week's sudden death playoff against Queensland.

Kookaburras thrash NZ 5-1 in Pro League

The Australian men's hockey team has returned to the top of the new Pro League after beating New Zealand 5-1 in Sydney.

Wildcats crush Melbourne to win NBL title

BRYCE COTTON of the Wildcats dribbles the ball during the NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Perth Wildcats at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

A sublime Bryce Cotton has inspired Perth to a stunning game-four win in their grand final series against Melbourne United to secure their ninth NBL title.

Super Rugby 2019 Round Six: Reds vs Brumbies

A rejuvenated Reds outfit have demolished the Brumbies 36-14 to secure a bonus point win at home.

Boomers grouped with Lithuania at WC

Brisbane coach ANDREJ LEMANIS walks the sideline during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia have been drawn against Lithuania, Canada and Senegal at the group stage of this year's Basketball World Cup in China.

Argentina beat Hockeyroos in Pro League

The Hockeyroos have suffered their first loss in a month in the new Pro League, going down 1-0 to a sharp Argentine outfit in Sydney.

Super W 2019 Round Five: Waratahs vs Rebels

The Waratahs Women have secured their second straight home final with a 66-12 win over the Rebels in Bathurst.

Kookaburras down Argentina in Pro League

The Australian men's hockey team has held on for a jittery 3-2 win over Argentina in the FIH Pro League in Sydney.

Dante Exum hurt again, out 'indefinitely'

Australian NBA player Dante Exum's run of injuries continues, with the Utah Jazz guard tearing a tendon in his knee.

Gray celebrates 200th in style | Melbourne v Port Adelaide Highlights | Round 1, 2019 | AFL

Robbie Gray's 200th game was celebrated with a win against the Demons at the MCG in round one, 2019.

United miffed by referee non-calls in NBL

DAVID BARLOW of Melbourne United drives to the basket during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Adelaide 36ers at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Perth Wildcats lead the NBL grand final series 2-1, meaning Melbourne United need to win at home on Sunday to keep their title defence alive.

White gets hot as Wildcats beat Melbourne

TERRICO WHITE poses, at Bendat Basketball Centre, ahead of his debut for the Perth Wildcats in the NBL season in Perth, Australia.

Perth Wildcats are just one win away from securing a record ninth NBL title after opening up a 2-1 lead over Melbourne in the grand final series.

AAMI Last Two Minutes | St Kilda v Gold Coast | Round 1, 2019 | AFL

The Saints and the Suns played out a thriller at Marvel Stadium. Enjoy the Last Two Minutes, thanks to AAMI.

Yates twins in form for Aus cycling team

ADAM YATES of Great Britain and Orica-BikeExchange crosses the finishing line during the146km stage nineteen of Le Tour de France from Albertville to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc in Albertville, France.

Twins Simon and Adam Yates are showing strong form as they target lofty Grand Tour ambitions with Australian team Mitchelton-Scott.

Aussie Adel fulfils NBA dream at Cavs

DENG ADEL #22 of the Louisville Cardinals shoots during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Australian Deng Adel has quickly become a favourite with Cleveland Cavaliers coach Larry Drew as he makes his mark on the NBA.

'I've seen players get dropped for that' | The Round So Far | Round 1, 2019 | AFL

AFL.com.au's Kane Cornes and Mitch Cleary discuss all the talking points from the first six games of round one, with several upsets and a star under fire lead the show.

Silver Ferns netball great Kopua to retire

Silver Ferns great Casey Kopua will end her netball career following a fourth World Cup appearance in July.

Gleeson calls out Melbourne's NBL floppers

TREVOR GLEESON Perth Wildcats coach speaks to his players during the NBL match between the Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats at Hisense Arena on in Melbourne, Australia.

Perth Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson has added some extra spice to the NBL grand final series after effectively accusing Melbourne United players of flopping.

Aust hockey teams set for double-header

The Kookaburras and Hockeyroos have named their squads for their Pro League double headers against Argentina and New Zealand in Sydney.

Perth to target NBL star Casper Ware

CASPER WARE of Melbourne United runs with the ball during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

The NBL grand final series is locked at 1-1, but the Perth Wildcats have a plan to come up trumps in Friday night's clash at RAC Arena.

Aussie-laden St Mary's upset Gonzaga

MATTHEW DELLAVEDOVA #18 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Gonzaga went into the NCAA Western conference title game the hot favourite, but Australians Jordan Hunter and Tanner Krebs guided St Mary's to victory.

Bogut's Warriors NBA return game next week

ANDREW BOGUT #66 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses during media day in El Segundo, California.

Andrew Bogut's NBA return has been stalled as he applies for a work visa at the US Consulate in Sydney.

Ewan second in Paris-Nice stage three

Australian cyclist CALEB EWAN of the Orica - Scott team celebrates after winning the People's Choice Classic street race in Adelaide, Australia.

Australia's Caleb Ewan, riding for Lotto-Soudal, has finished second behind Ireland's Sam Bennett on stage three of the gruelling Paris-Nice race in France.

Lodge ready to lead pack: Broncos

Former NRL bad boy Matt Lodge has been anointed as the undisputed leader of Brisbane's pack just 12 months after being public enemy No.1.

United want Perth win to set up NBL title

D J KENNEDY of Melbourne United poses during a Melbourne United NBL Finals media opportunity at MSAC in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne import DJ Kennedy says Friday night's game three of the NBL grand final series is key to their plans for back to back crowns.

Diamonds World Cup triallists named

PAIGE HADLEY of the Swifts looks to pass the ball during the Super Netball match between the Swifts and the Lightning at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Former Diamonds midcourter Paige Hadley has entered the Netball World Cup selection equation after her inclusion in a trial camp squad.

Wildcats seek redemption after NBL GF flop

ANGUS BRANDT of the Wildcats works to the basket against Josh Boone of United during the NBL match between the Perth Wildcats and Melbourne United at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

The best-of-five grand final series is locked at 1-1, but Wildcats centre Tom Jervis says his team can't simply rely on home-court advantage to win the title.

DJ Kennedy's hunger fuelling Melb United

In his first NBL season, DJ Kennedy has emerged as one of Melbourne United's leaders after helping them draw level in their grand final series against Perth.

United level Perth NBL grand final series

Melbourne United Head Coach DEAN VICKERMAN talks to his players during the NBL Blitz match between the Brisbane Bullets and Melbourne United at BM in Ballarat, Australia.

Melbourne United have bounced back from an opening loss in Perth with a dominant second-half performance to win game two of their NBL grand final series.

Surface woes will be addressed

Turf has been replaced in the lead-up to Friday's opening round NRL game at the SCG after the ground was damaged in Saturday's Super Rugby match.

Wildcats beat United in NBL GF opener

BRYCE COTTON of the Wildcats controls the ball during the NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Perth Wildcats at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

The Perth Wildcats overcame a four-point half-time deficit to cruise past Melbourne United in the grand final series opener at RAC Arena.

Peace's mission with Super Netball champs

PEACE PROSCOVIA of Lightning in action during the Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final between Loughborough Lightning and Wasps at Copper Box Arena in London, England.

Ugandan recruit Peace Proscovia is intent on being more than a feel-good story after replacing Caitlin Bassett at the two-time defending champion Lightning.

Wildcats embracing bushy beard challenge

TREVOR GLEESON Perth Wildcats coach speaks to his players during the NBL match between the Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats at Hisense Arena on in Melbourne, Australia.

The Perth Wildcats will be aiming to win their ninth NBL Championship when they take on Melbourne United in a best-of-five grand final series.

Sportswomen want better pregnancy policies

Professional female athletes say there's a need for improved pregnancy policies across the board as women juggle mothering and playing sport.

Wildcats' hidden aces for NBL grand final

TREVOR GLEESON Perth Wildcats coach speaks to his players during the NBL match between the Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats at Hisense Arena on in Melbourne, Australia.

He hasn't played since January 25, but Perth guard Mitch Norton will have a big job to do against Melbourne United in the NBL grand final series.

Bogut backs Warriors for fresh NBA glory

ANDREW BOGUT #66 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses during media day in El Segundo, California.

Andrew Bogut has backed the Golden State Warriors to win their fourth NBA title in five years after signing a short-term deal with the franchise.

I thought NBA was 'closed door'

ANDREW BOGUT #66 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses during media day in El Segundo, California.

Sydney Kings star Andrew Bogut will join the champion Golden State Warriors on a short-term deal as they seek a fourth NBA title in five years.

Pistons drive United into NBL GF series

Coach of Melbourne, DEAN VICKERMAN speaks to players during a timeout during the NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and Melbourne United at Wollongong Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, Australia.

Melbourne United have taken inspiration from a back-to-back NBA title winning team ahead of the NBL grand final series against the Perth Wildcats.

Simpson to steer pumped-up Firebirds

GABI SIMPSON of Australia passes the ball during the Netball Preliminary round match between Fiji and Australia of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast Convention Centre on Gold Coast, Australia.

Queensland have retained Gabi Simpson as captain as they prepare to host all eight Super Netball teams for a pre-season tournament at their new stadium.

Wildcats big man to stay out of cookie jar

MITCH NORTON of the Wildcats in action during the NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Perth Wildcats at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

Perth Wildcats centre Angus Brandt knows his match-up against Melbourne United's Josh Boone will be a crucial battle during the grand final series.

Rising Aussie star to fight UFC legend

ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI of Australia shows his frustration after defeating Shane Young of New Zealand during the UFC Fight Night at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Rising Australian featherweight Alexander Volkanovski is set to face former UFC champion Jose Aldo in May in Brazil.

Curry excited by possible Bogut NBA return

ANDREW BOGUT #66 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses during media day in El Segundo, California.

Golden State star Steph Curry says Andrew Bogut would bring toughness, a high basketball IQ, rim protection and a cynical sense of humour to the NBA favourites.

Disciplined United can win in Perth: Boone

JOSH BOONE of Melbourne United warms up before the start of the NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and Melbourne United at the Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns, Australia.

Melbourne United must find a way to win in Perth if they are to come out on top of the NBL grand final series against the Wildcats.

LeBron James in frame to take on Boomers

LEBRON JAMES #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits for the start of play during a 111-106 Lakers win over the Houston Rockets at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

USA Basketball organisers are hopeful of convincing NBA superstar LeBron James to join the Team USA squad that will take on the Australian Boomers.

Australia to compete at Asian Games

Australian athletes from five sports will compete at the Asian Games for the first time in 2022.

Vixens back leaders for Super Netball

KATE MOLONEY of Australia in action during the Vitality Netball International Series match between England Vitality Roses at Copper Box Arena in London, England.

Melbourne Vixens have backed their leadership group for a third Super Netball season with Kate Moloney reained as captain.

New owners for WNBL's Adelaide Lightning

A new consortium has taken over WNBL runners-up Adelaide Lightning and re-signed coach Chris Lucas on a three-year contract.

Kerr confirms Warriors in Bogut NBA talks

ANDREW BOGUT #66 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses during media day in El Segundo, California.

Andrew Gaze says the Sydney Kings have a philosophy that will allow Andrew Bogut to return to the NBA with the Golden State Warriors.

Caulfield Cup trophy goes to NSW auction

Sixty years have passed since Regal Wench won the Caulfield Cup in Melbourne, but the pressure will again be on as the prized-trophy goes under the hammer.

Gaze talks up Kings NBL coach candidates

Head coach ANDREW GAZE of the Sydney Kings looks on during their game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Andrew Gaze says Trevor Gleeson, Joey Wright and Rob Beveridge are all well qualified to to shift NBL clubs and replace him as coach of the Sydney Kings.

Aust on track after 10-medal world champs

KAARLE MCCULLOCH of Australia competes in the Women's Sprint Qualification during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Lee Valley Velopark Velodrome in London, England.

Australia have finished second on the medals table at the track cycling world championships in Poland with a gold and silver on the final day of action.

Experience pays off for NBL champs

CASPER WARE of Melbourne United runs with the ball during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Reigning NBL champions Melbourne United have taken care of business to eliminate the Sydney Kings but need to do the same in Perth to retain their crown.

Gabba naming rights for sale

Major national and international brands urged to apply for naming rights for famous Brisbane cricket and AFL ground.

United beat Kings, back in NBL grand final

CASPER WARE of Melbourne United runs with the ball during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Casper Ware and Chris Goulding have fired for Melbourne United who have blown away the Kings in Sydney to reach a second-straight NBL grand final series.

Ankudinoff wins more gold for Australia

Ashlee Ankudinoff has added to Australia's gold medal haul at the track cycling world championships in Poland with victory in the women's individual pursuit.

Hockeyroos down USA in Pro League

The Hockeyroos have continued their excellent start to the new Pro League with a nerve-wracking 2-1 victory over the USA in Sydney.

Kookaburras down Spain 2-1 in Pro League

The Australian men's hockey team has claimed a scrappy 2-1 win over Spain in the FIH Pro League in Sydney.

Perth oust Brisbane, reach NBL grand final

TERRICO WHITE poses, at Bendat Basketball Centre, ahead of his debut for the Perth Wildcats in the NBL season in Perth, Australia.

Perth Wildcats guards Terrico White and Bryce Cotton lifted when it mattered to give their side an NBL semi-final win against Brisbane and a grand final berth.

Kings stars to lift for NBL semi: Gaze

Head coach ANDREW GAZE of the Sydney Kings looks on during their game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sydney coach Andrew Gaze is very confident his side can rally after a big loss to Melbourne and force a third and deciding game in their NBL semi-final series.

Sixers snap NBA losing streak against OKC

BEN SIMMONS #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Philadelphia 76ers have claimed their first NBA win over Oklahoma City Thunder since 2008, with Ben Simmons scoring 11 points.

Norton close to NBA return for Wildcats

MITCH NORTON of the Wildcats in action during the NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Perth Wildcats at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mitch Norton will fly to Brisbane with the Wildcats in a hope of returning from injury to play against the Bullets in game 2 of their NBL semi-final series.

Kings have 'a beautiful opportunity': Gaze

Head coach ANDREW GAZE of the Sydney Kings looks on during their game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Andrew Gaze has backed his squad to recover from a heavy defeat by NBL champions Melbourne United as the Sydney Kings fight to keep their title hopes alive.

Bullets' NBL focus turns to game two

Brisbane coach ANDREJ LEMANIS walks the sideline during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Brisbane can square the semi-final series against the Perth Wildcats with a win at home in game two on Saturday.

Wildcats take lead in semi against Bullets

BRYCE COTTON of the Wildcats controls the ball during the NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Perth Wildcats at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Perth Wildcats dominated the second half of the first of a best-of-three semi final series against the Brisbane Bullets, winning 89-59.



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