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Para-athletes funding boost of $1 million

KURT FEARNLEY of Australia celebrates as he races to the line to win gold in the Men's T54 marathon of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the Gold Coast, Australia.

Sport Australia has tipped $1 million into a new para-sport equipment fund which Kurt Fearnley believes will provide benefits for decades.

Horn warns promoters about social media

JEFF HORN speaks during a Press Conference and Training Session at Stretton Boxing Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn has distanced himself from inflammatory social media posts made by his promoter in the lead up to his fight with Anthony Mundine.

The best of Jarrod Harbrow in 2018 | Club Champion Series | AFL

Raiders' Wighton gets suspended jail term

JACK WIGHTON of the Raiders runs the ball during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the St George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

After pleading guilty to assault charges in June, Canberra NRL player Jack Wighton has been fined and given a two-month suspended jail sentence.

Simmons has to sacrifice for Butler: 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.

Australian basketball great Andrew Gaze predicts teething problems for Ben Simmons and Philadelphia when Jimmy Butler makes his club debut on Thursday (AEDT).

'The son of a gun': Get to know Rhylee West | Tomorrow's Heroes | 2018 | AFL

NBL defends coach swearing crackdown

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

The NBL says fining coaches for swearing is a last resort while basketball drawcard Andrew Bogut wants televised timeouts on a five-second delay or stopped.

Ex-AFL player Moller set for Boomers debut

CRAIG MOLLER of United warms up during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Cairns Taipans at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Former Fremantle player turned Melbourne United forward Craig Moller is set to become the first ex-AFL player to represent the Boomers.

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Punters Johnston, Dickson vie for Pro Bowl

MICHAEL DICKSON #13 of the Texas Longhorns accepts the MVP award for the Academy Sports & Outdoors Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Australia has a strong Pro Bowl punting history with Darren Bennett and Mat McBriar both selected twice in past years.

Veteran Barlow earns Boomers recall

DAVID BARLOW of United warms up during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Cairns Taipans at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia

Veteran David Barlow has been rewarded for an impressive start to the NBL season with a Boomers recall for the next round of FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

Kepu returns to where it all began

He celebrated 100 Wallabies caps two weeks ago in Japan and now Sekope Kepu has returned to where he earned his first. The prop back in Padova, Italy where he debuted alongside James O'Connor and Quade Cooper.

Butler joins Simmons for Sixers' NBA tilt

BEN SIMMONS #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jimmy Butler is expected to play his first game with Ben Simmons when the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Orlando Magic in the NBA.

Aussie Macy Callaghan joins surfing elite

MACY CALLAGHAN of Australia competes during the women's qualifying round of the World Surf League Surf Ranch Pro in Lemoore, California.

Teenagers Macy Callaghan and Brisa Hennessy will join the World Surf League's Champions Tour full time next year after earning qualification in NSW.

The best of Mark Blicavs in 2018 | Club Champion Series | AFL

Enjoy highlights from Geelong best and fairest Mark Blicavs.

Vic philanthropist's $1m for women's sport

A Victorian businesswoman known for her life-long passion for getting women into sport is helping to kick goals at a Melbourne university.

Kings shred violet crumble tag with Bogut

ANDREW BOGUT of the Dallas Mavericks during a preseason game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Andrew Bogut has helped turn the Sydney Kings into one of the NBL's best defensive teams five weeks into the season, according to his coach and teammates.

Young pup's Wallaby family connection

Young gun Jordan Petaia burst onto the scene this year but one Wallaby has known about him for as long as he can remember. Playmaker Matt To'omua is a close family friend, so close he calls Jordan his cousin.

Ex-Warrior Vatuvei takes up pro boxing

Prolific winger Manu Vatuvei will make his professional boxing debut in December but insists he hasn't hung up his rugby league boots.

United import Kennedy brings the big plays

CHRIS GOULDING of United looks on during the NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and Melbourne United at North Shore Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.

Melbourne United import DJ Kennedy is living up to his nickname "Big Play" as the NBL champions prepare to meet the NZ Breakers in Invercargill.

'The ice-man': Get to know Sam Walsh | Tomorrow's Heroes | 2018 | AFL

Not many draft prospects have pieced together as complete an under-18 season as Sam Walsh was able to in 2018.

Conger returns to NBL with Adelaide 36ers

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 Adelaide 36ers have struck a deal with American import and last season's NBL MVP runner-up Demitrius Conger to return to Australia.

Mailata activated but sits out Eagles' NFL

Despite multiple injuries, the Philadelphia Eagles' have again opted not to hand a debut to Australian giant Jordan Mailata.

Step Into Ninja's Ultimate Stream Room!

As Tyler “Ninja” Blevins continues his meteoric rise to fame, we decided it was time for the world’s #1 streamer to have a one-of-a-kind gaming studio that works as hard as Ninja does!

New award to honour Aussie sportsmanship

MARK KNOWLES of Australia collects a award for playing his 300th game for Australia after the Quarter match between Australia and Egypt during the FIH Hockey World League - Men's Semi Finals in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Australia's leading national sports agency, Sport Australia, will honour acts of sportsmanship with a new award.

Coach pleads for a fair go for Long

MIKA VUKONA of New Zealand on the drive during the FIBA World Cup Qualifying match between the New Zealand Tall Blacks and China at SA in Auckland, New Zealand.

The New Zealand Breakers could be the most dangerous team in the NBL if they can keep import Shawn Long out of foul trouble.

Step Into Ninja's Ultimate Stream Room!

As Tyler “Ninja” Blevins continues his meteoric rise to fame, we decided it was time for the world’s #1 streamer to have a one-of-a-kind gaming studio that works as hard as Ninja does!

Top talent takes over for Melbourne

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.

A tough schedule to open their NBL campaign may be taking its toll but United's elite talent keep the wins coming to boost their championship defence.

Wildcats continue to bite despite injuries

Perth have enjoyed a remarkable 7-1 run in the NBL despite missing key personnel through injury.

The best of Lachie Neale in 2018 | Club Champion Series | AFL

Enjoy highlights from Fremantle best and fairest Lachie Neale.

Bullets lose NBL thriller to Breakers

The Breakers' Tom Abercrombie has been the hero for his side in their one-point NBL win against Brisbane.

Injury-hit Wildcats savage Hawks in NBL

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 masterclass from reigning NBL MVP Bryce Cotton has inspired an injury-depleted Perth Wildcats to a 90-81 win over the Illawarra Hawks in Wollongong.

Jordan Petaia - The wonderkid

18-year-old wonderkid Jordan Petaia has been a revelation in his debut season in the NRC and Super Rugby. Will Michael Cheika call up the youngster against Italy this weekend?

United win NBL thriller against Cairns

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 has scored 34 points for Melbourne United who have recovered from a 12-point deficit to inflict a sixth-straight NBL loss on Cairns.

Perth survive Griffin masterclass in WNBL

BRITTANY MCPHEE #12 of the Stanford Cardinal shoots against Tyasha Harris #52 of the South Carolina Gamecocks during the NCAA Women's Final Four at AAC in Dallas, Texas.

Bendigo have scraped past winless Sydney to move up behind WNBL ladder leaders Perth who have won six straight.

Finch talks Maxwell, Lynn and ODI defeat

After their Gillette ODI series defeat to South Africa, Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch discussed Glenn Maxwell's role, the decision to open Chris Lynn as well the team's tactics ahead of the World Cup

Bogut plenty to say, Perth show depth

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 have consolidated top spot in the NBL despite injuries while Sydney star Andrew Bogut has had plenty to say on social media.

Iffland claims high diving World Cup gold

Australia's Rhiannan Iffland has won the women's gold medal at the high diving World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

Oceania opens door into Dubai: Manenti

Australian Women's Seven coach John Manenti will blood new talent for the Dubai leg of the HSBC Sevens Series. Manenti will have the tough task of picking from his champion Oceania side to represent Australia again on November 29.

Butler to join Simmons at the NBA's Sixers

BEN SIMMONS #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia are close to giving Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid a real shot at the NBA title with a trade for four-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler all but done.

Veteran Newley still a star, says Gaze

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

Brad Newley has endured a mixed season and is nearly 33 but Kings coach Andrew Gaze reckons the long-time star has still got it after starring against Adelaide.

Robertson injury on track for World Cup

Injured Wallabies prop Tom Robertson has come off the crutches since undergoing surgery on his right knee, and says if all goes well he'll be due to comeback around April. The 24-cap prop is hoping to impress during the Super season.

NBL's 36ers sack import Deleon

Coach JOEY WRIGHT during the NBL match between the Brisbane Bullets and the Adelaide 36ers at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

Adris Deleon has played his last NBL game for Adelaide but Joey Wright has refuted suggestions a former Sixer has already been sounded out as a replacement.

Supermaxi Comanche continues winning run

In-form supermaxi Comanche has notched another line honours win in the lead-up to the Sydney to Hobart, finishing first in the Cabbage Tree Island race.

Kings end 1094-day NBL losing streak

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

Brad Newley, Jerome Randle and Kevin Lisch have been brilliant, combining for 69 points for Sydney to snap their long losing NBL streak against the Sixers.

Bullets ready to show off Patterson

After two games with his new NBL side the Bullets, Lamar Patterson is set to play his first home game in Brisbane.

Wildcats making most of charity shots

The Perth Wildcats are on the right side of the free-throw count at the start of this NBL season.

Cotton magic secures Wildcats NBL win

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.

A Bryce Cotton buzzer-beater has given the Wildcats a 90-87 win over the Brisbane Bullets at Perth Arena.

Breakers too strong for struggling Taipans

COREY WEBSTER of the Breakers brings the ball up court during the NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Brisbane Bullets at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

Corey Webster's game-high 25 points has led the NZ Breakers to a 104-81 NBL win over the Cairns Taipans in Auckland.

Double blow for Warriors in NBA

The Milwaukee Bucks have become the first NBA team this season to beat Golden State in Oakland.

Mundine riled by Horn camp shortcut claim

Australian boxers ANTHONY MUNDINE and DANNY GREEN fight during their cruiserweight bout at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Anthony Mundine has hit out at Jeff Horn camp's claims he will be tempted to take prohibited substances to make weight for their fight.

Hawks boosted after taking Melbourne scalp

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.

Illawarra Hawks are on a high after a morale-boosting 87-81 win over title holders Melbourne United as they prepare to face NBL leaders Perth.

Illawarra Hawks upset Melbourne Utd in NBL

DAVID ANDERSEN of Melbourne United looks on during warm up prior to game one of the NBL Grand Final series between Melbourne United and the Adelaide 36ers at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

The Illawarra Hawks have snapped a two-game losing skid with an 87-81 win over NBL champions Melbourne United in Wollongong.

Jeff Horn's brother added to Mundine card

JEFF HORN speaks to media during the official press conference ahead of the WBO World Welterweight Championship fight between Jeff Horn and Gary Corcoran at Sky Terrace in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn's little brother Ben will graduate from cut-man to boxer in his return to Suncorp Stadium later this month.

Simmons and Sixers beat Pacers

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

Ben Simmons has played an important role in the Philadelphia 76ers' NBA win over Indiana.

Horn gaining power for Mundine duel

JEFF HORN speaks during a Press Conference and Training Session at Stretton Boxing Club in Brisbane, Australia.

For once Jeff Horn isn't concerned about his weight as he nears the bell for his bout with Anthony Mundine at Suncorp Stadium.

Kings stick with starting line-up in NBL

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.

Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze expects to stick with his starting line-up for their NBL clash with Adelaide despite their loss against Melbourne United.

Portland beat Milwaukee in NBA

Portland have consolidated third spot in the NBA's Western Conference with a home win over Milwaukee.

Changes tipped as Bogut, Kings feel heat

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

Former Sydney Kings forward Mark Worthington can see the frustration building at his old team as pressure mounts on struggling import David Wear.

United push for annual Cup eve NBL clash

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.

Defending champions Melbourne United go small to get the better of Sydney Kings big man Andrew Bogut as fans flock to the Melbourne Cup eve clash.

Sydney coach issues NBL wake-up call

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.

Another slow start by the Sydney Kings has coach Andrew Gaze ready to ring the changes as he tries to put a stop to a worrying trend.

Melbourne edge Kings in NBL

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

Andrew Bogut's first NBL game in his hometown did not go to plan as defending champions Melbourne United ended Sydney's three-game winning streak.

Low-key Bullets full of weapons: coach

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

The Bullets might lack a marquee megastar like Andrew Bogut or Chris Goulding but they have several different experienced options stepping up at key times.

Gaze after proof of Kings title quality

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.

The Sydney Kings have notched three straight wins but coach Andrew Gaze believes a showdown with NBL champions Melbourne United is a true test of their quality.

Bogut's Kings to tackle in-form Melbourne

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

It's a while since the prospect of a Sydney Kings-Melbourne United game raised the heart rate but Andrew Bogut's NBL arrival has changed all that.

Gliddon fires Bullets to last-gasp NBL win

CAM GLIDDON of the Taipans warms up before the start of the NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Perth Wildcats at CCC in Cairns, Australia.

Cam Gliddon's miracle three-pointer has sparked Brisbane to a thrilling 93-90 NBL win in Adelaide over the 36ers, who have lost three on the trot.

Perth Lynx cement WNBL top spot

BRITTANY MCPHEE #12 of the Stanford Cardinal shoots against Tyasha Harris #52 of the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second half during the semifinal round of the 2017 NCAA Women's Final Four at AAC in Dallas, Texas.

A Perth Lynx team powered by Americans Brittany McPhee and Asia Taylor won both their WNBL round four games to maintain the league lead.

Billionaire to strip if wins Melbourne Cup

Flamboyant billionaire Dr Marwan Koukash has repeated his promise to accept the Melbourne Cup trophy in his G-string if his horse Magic Circle wins on Tuesday.

Melbourne's Goulding in doubt for Kings

CHRIS GOULDING of United looks on during the NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and Melbourne United at North Shore Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.

Star Melbourne United shooter Chris Goulding in doubt for their NBL clash with Sydney Kings on Monday night.

Gentle claims sixth Noosa Tri crown

ASHLEIGH GENTLE of Australia competes during the bike portion of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Gold Coast, Australia.

Ashleigh Gentle has won a fifth straight and sixth overall Noosa Triathlon to become the most successful woman in the race's 36-year history.

Wildcats NBL coach wants aggressive Norton

MITCH NORTON of Australia controls the ball during the Preliminary Basketball round match between Australia and Nigeria on day five of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at on the Cairns, Australia.

Perth coach Trevor Gleeson wants starting five replacement Mitch Norton to be more aggressive, with Damian Martin out for a month of NBL with a calf injury.

Melbourne United blitz Taipans in Cairns

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.

American guard Caspar Ware lights it up for Melbourne United despite experiencing foul during a dominant NBL victory for the defending champions in Cairns.

Table-topping Perth protect home record

The Perth Wildcats recorded their fifth win in six games by beating the New Zealand Breakers 92-78 in Perth on Saturday to stay on top of the NBL standings.

Roper can't be caught in Noosa criterium

Emily Roper has claimed the women's Australian Open Criterium in Noosa in a way long-time supporters of the race hadn't seen before.

Jake eyes Noosa Tri cherry to top year

Jake Birtwhistle won't have to look far to toast a breakout 2018 once he crosses the line in the Noosa Triathlon, where he's defending champion.

Coach frustrated at slow-starting Hawks

ANDREW BOGUT of the Dallas Mavericks during a preseason game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Star recruit Andrew Bogut inspired Sydney Kings to NBL victory over Illawarra, with frustrated Hawks coach Rob Beveridge promising a starting five shake-up.

Bogut stars as Kings reign over Hawks

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

Andrew Bogut's best performance of his fledgling NBL career has sparked the Sydney Kings to Friday night's runaway home win over the Illawarra Hawks.

Gentle out to quell self-doubt in Noosa

ASHLEIGH GENTLE celebrates winning the Noosa Triathlon in Noosa, Australia.

Ahead of the Noosa Triathlon, Ashleigh Gentle admits she needs to trust herself more to deal better with the internal doubt as she prepares for the Olympics.

Celtics end Bucks' unbeaten NBA run

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

Kyrie Iriving and the Boston Celtics have handed the Milwaukee Bucks their first loss of the NBA season.

Kookaburras aim for World Cup three-peat

The Kookaburras have named an 18-man squad for this month's World Cup in India, where they hope to win their third trophy in a row.

Brisbane Bullets thrive on rattling rivals

Forward Reuben Te Rangi's 29-point haul against the 36ers shows the Bullets have more weapons than their rivals think.

Brisbane Bullets' dog day turns to gold

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 import Lamar Patterson's Australian journey has lurched off to a troublesome start ahead of his NBL team's 10-point win against the 36ers.

Hockeyroos name Champions Trophy squad

PAUL GAUDOIN, head coach of Australia during the 2017 Festival of Hockey match between Australia and the United States in Hastings, New Zealand.

Head coach Paul Gaudoin says the Hockeyroos squad can win the upcoming Champions Trophy while exposing emerging talent with an eye toward the Tokyo Olympics.

Bolden to cut his teeth in G-League

The Philadelphia 76ers have sent Australian Jonah Bolden to their G-League affiliate.