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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.

360: Australia win, Sri Lanka take series

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.

Larkham finalises round one team

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.

Waratahs lose two on the eve of round one

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.

NRL season launched at Martin Place

The 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership has been launched at Martin Place, check out all of the action.

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.

Queensland ready to fire as Sharks circle

The Reds have names a strong 23-man squad for their season opener against the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium. The Queenslanders will look to put recent disappointing season to bed as 2017 Super Rugby season kicks-off.

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.

Super Rugby 2017 is about to kick off

Tuck's Tips is back for 2017! Check out how each Aussie Conference franchise is shaping up and how Tuck see's the results falling in round one.

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.

Let's Make History

Watch the new campaign for the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership

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.

GoPro View: Tomas Slavik's Savage Urban DH Mountain Bike Run at Valparaíso

When it comes to mountain bike racing, there are few disciplines which offer a risk/reward ratio as savage as urban DH. With the Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo course cobbled together from residential hillsides, riders are forced to hunt for seconds off the clock amidst the rooftops and stairways of everyday life.

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.

Surfing Phenom Caroline Marks Searches for Waves and Family Roots in Greece

Competitive surfing’s young phenom Caroline Marks is determined to become the best surfer she can be, buoyed by seventeen overall national titles and multiple international crowns… and she’s just getting started. She’s a helluva strong surfer who comes from an even stronger family.

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.

360: Dance the night away

360: Dance the night away

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.

Tubby and Heals analyse second T20I

Wide World of Sports commentators use the Windows 10 Analyser to look at how Australia conspired to lose the second T20I against Sri Lanka

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.

360: Let the game begin!

The third and final T20 between Sri Lanka and Australia gets underway in Adelaide

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.

360: NZ celebrate series win

The New Zealand White Ferns thrashed Australia to secure a 2-1 series victory in the T20s

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.

Smith to make Reds debut

George Smith will make his long-awaited return to Super Rugby when he lines up for the Reds against the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium in round one.

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

360: T20 action arrives in Adelaide

The Southern Stars and White Ferns get ready for the third and final T20 in Adelaide

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.