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Hockeyroos beat Japan in Tri Nations

The Hockeyroos have enjoyed consecutive wins in the Tri Nations tournament in New Zealand, downing Japan after their opening victory over the Black Sticks.

Revitalised Fever taking all before them

STACEY MARINKOVICH, coach of the Fever speaks to the team at the break during the Super Netball match between the Fever and the Magpies at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

West Coast Fever have turned around a 2-12 Super Netball record in 2017 to start the new season in fine fashion.

2018 Super Rugby Round 14: Top tries

Which is your favourite try from round 14?

Fifita not giving up on Origin dream

ANDREW FIFITA warms up during the Tonga Rugby League World Cup Semi Final Captain's Run at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Andrew Fifita says he hasn't given up hope of turning out for NSW this State of Origin series, despite pledging his allegiance to Tonga.

Sharks would welcome back Barba

BEN BARBA passes the ball during a Cronulla Sharks NRL training session at Remondis Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan says the club would welcome back Ben Barba if he seeks a return to the NRL.

Torched: The best baulks, sidesteps and fend-offs | Round 9, 2018 | AFL

Matt Eagles, Jy Simpkin and Richard Douglas left their opponents red-faced in round nine.

Fever stay unbeaten in Super Netball

West Coast have cruised to a 63-54 win over the NSW Swifts in Perth to remain the only undefeated team after four Super Netball rounds.

Lightning off the mark in Super Netball

CAITLIN BASSETT of the Lightning gathers the ball during the Super Netball match between the Magpies and the Lightning at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

The Sunshine Coast Lightning have scored their first win of the Super Netball season with a two-point victory over Collingwood in round four.

In Case You Missed It: Eagles Sit Pretty, Lions break | Round 9, 2018 | AFL

Cal Twomey breaks down everything that happened as the Eagles, Lions and Bombers recorded terrific wins.

Vixens extend T'birds Super Netball misery

Adelaide Thunderbirds Head Coach DAN RYAN speaks to his team during a quarter time break during the Super Netball match between the Thunderbirds and the Giants at Priceline Stadium in Adelaide, Australia.

The Melbourne Vixens have claimed their third Super Netball win from four rounds, beating Adelaide Thunderbirds 72-50.

Hockeyroos hammer NZ in tri-series opener

Australia have outclassed New Zealand 4-1 in their opening match of the women's hockey tri-series tournament, easing some of their Commonwealth Games pain.

The 10: Best Moments | Round 9, 2018 | AFL

Charlie Cameron, Jack Darling, Sam Powell-Pepper and Dyson Heppell all featured in the 10 best moments from round 9, 2018.

LeBron orchestrates Cavs' win over Celtics

ARON BAYNES poses Mission during the Australian Olympic Games Men's Basketball team announcement at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Cleveland have won game three of their play-offs series with Boston to reignite their hopes of progressing to another NBA Finals.

50-gamer Guthrie praises netball league

SHARNI LAYTON of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Serena Guthrie of the Roses during the International Test match between the Australian Diamonds and England at Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

Having celebrated 50 Super Netball games with the Giants, Serena Guthrie says the competition is definitely growing better.

Match Highlights: West Coast v Richmond | Round 9, 2018 | AFL

West Coast 20.10 (130) defeated Richmond 12.11 (83) at Optus Stadium on the 20th of May, 2018.

Bunnies down Cowboys, Matt Scott hurt

South Sydney have stolen a 20-19 NRL win over North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville with Queensland prop Matt Scott also suffering a knee injury.

Giants beat Firebirds in Super Netball

The Giants have finished with four-straight goals in Sydney to beat the Queensland Firebirds 53-51 in their Super Netball showdown.

Showreel: Luke Hodge vs old Hawk mates | Round 9, 2018 | AFL

Luke Hodge has now won a game against all 18 teams after he beat his former side.

Aussie Carmichael sunk in Rio Pro final

Australian surfer Wade Carmichael has gone down to hometown hope Filipe Toledo in the final of the Rio Pro at Saquarema.

Pledger leaves Breakers for Melbourne

Veteran New Zealand centre Alex Pledger is leaving the Breakers after nine NBL seasons to join defending champions Melbourne United.

Match Highlights: Brisbane v Hawthorn | Round 9, 2018 | AFL

Brisbane 20.9 (129) defeated Hawthorn 11.7 (73) at the Gabba on the 20th of May, 2018.

The day Baynes became a three-point ace

ARON BAYNES poses Mission during the Australian Olympic Games Men's Basketball team announcement at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

San Antonio's Gregg Popovich and Detroit's Stan Van Gundy are regarded as two of the NBA's best coaches, but they both ignored Aron Baynes' shooting potential.

Arum forced to defend ahead of Horn fight

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Top Rank boss Bob Arum has defended his actions in the build-up to Jeff Horn's world title fight, saying the Brisbane boxer has his full respect.

Match Highlights: Carlton v Melbourne | Round 9, 2018 | AFL

Melbourne 25.9 (159) defeated Carlton 7.8 (50) at the MCG on the 20th of May, 2018.

Boxer Troy Waters dead at 53

Three-time junior middleweight boxing world title contender Troy Waters has died from leukaemia at the age of 53.

Baynes to cash in, new NBA contract looms

ARON BAYNES of the Boomers warms up prior to the match between the Australian Boomers and the Pac-12 College All-stars at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Aron Baynes' three-point shooting statistics are set to land the Australian an upgraded NBA deal.

Firebirds' quest to up Super Netball grunt

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

A session with boxing champion Jeff Horn has continued Queensland Firebirds' efforts to increase their physicality this Super Netball season.

NZ Government Commits $100m To America's Cup

The New Zealand government has put up $NZ100 million towards the hosting of the America's Cup in its budget.

Boxer Horn enlists key sparring partner

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 has enlisted the help of Terence Crawford's one-time conqueror, as the world champion ramps up preparations for his Las Vegas title fight.

Simmons shortlisted for Rookie of the Year

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.

Ben Simmons has been shortlisted for NBA rookie of the year after a stellar season leading Philadelphia on a 16-game winning streak and the NBA Playoffs.

Gilmore claims first Brazilian victory

STEPHANIE GILMORE of Australia celebrates after winning the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Bells Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

Six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore has beaten American Lakey Peterson to claim her first victory in Brazil at the Oi Rio Women's Pro surf event.

Liz Cambage faces Aussies in WNBA return

ELIZABETH CAMBAGE of Australia attempts a shot during a Women's Basketball Preliminary Round game in Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Youth Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Liz Cambage's first attempt at playing in the WNBA was as a teenager with Oklahoma's woeful Tulsa Shock.

Jeff Horn needs only 'one Crawford punch'

WBO junior welterweight champion TERENCE CRAWFORD poses with belts after his unanimous decision victory over WBC champion Viktor Postol of Ukraine at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jeff Horn says Terence Crawford will be hard to hit but he will look to land the first blow and put the American on the back foot in their world title fight.

Qld RL fans to decide on Maroons statue

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on rugby league fans to nominate the next Maroons legend to be immortalised outside Suncorp Stadium.

Kings add Adnam to glamour NBL roster

KYLE ADNAM of Melbourne controls the ball during the NBL match between the Sydney Kings and Melbourne United at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Kings have boosted their NBL back court by signing rising Australian guard Kyle Adnam.

Wilson excels at World Surf League event

Australian surfers JULIAN WILSON looks on as Mick Fanning speaks to the media during a press conference at All Sorts Sports Factory in Sydney, Australia.

Australians Julian Wilson and Wade Carmichael have scored wins at the World Surf League event in Brazil.

Baynes, Celtics batter James' Cavs

ARON BAYNES poses Mission during the Australian Olympic Games Men's Basketball team announcement at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

It was a physically brutal game with LeBron James struck in the face by a shoulder and JR Smith accused of committing a "dirty shot".

Pneumonia no drama for Fever netball star

West Coast are favourites to win the Super Netball title after starting the season with three-straight wins and are looking for a fourth against the NSW Swifts.

Breakers reclaim key NBL player Tai Wesley

TAI WESLEY of United during warm up prior to the NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and Melbourne United at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

Proven NBL forward Tai Wesley is returning from NBL champions Melbourne United to former club the New Zealand Breakers.

Australian volleyballers strike Swiss gold

Australian women beach volleyballers Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar have won their third World Tour gold in Switzerland.

Wilson powers to 'exciting' Rio Pro win

World surf league leader Julian Wilson and injury replacement Mickey Wright are among the Australians through to the third round of the Rio Pro.

Horn unfazed by Crawford's mind games

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn isn't getting sucked into contender Terence Crawford's antics as confusion still surrounds what gloves will be used in their June 9 world title fight.

Andrew through to Rio Pro third round

Australian surfer Keely Andrew has snatched victory from Hawaii's Malia Manuel to progress to an all-Australian third round heat at the Rio Pro surfing event.

Baynes' Celtics thrash Cavs in NBA opener

ARON BAYNES poses Mission during the Australian Olympic Games Men's Basketball team announcement at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens has praised Aron Baynes for the way he selflessly accepted being relegated to the bench for game one against Cleveland.

Ex-teammates set tone tough netball derby

Swifts Captain Abbey McCulloch spoke to the ferocity of Sydney's newest cross-town rivalry as her Super Netball side bested the Giants for the first time.

NSW Swifts in netball win over Giants

The NSW Swifts have upstaged the Giants in a thrilling Super Netball clash.

Baynes and Celtics ready for LeBron's Cavs

ARON BAYNES of the Boomers warms up prior to the match between the Australian Boomers and the Pac-12 College All-stars at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Aron Baynes is one series win away from another NBA Finals - all his Boston Celtics have to do to get him there is beat LeBron James's Cleveland Cavaliers.

Top teams set to clash in Super Netball

Coach NOELINE TAURUA of the Lightning talks to her players at the timeout during the Super Netball Grand Final match between the Lightning and the Giants at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

Only the West Coast Fever remain undefeated after three rounds of the Super Netball seasons.

New-look Magpies attack on the rise

Magpies Netball coach Kristy Keppich-Birrell believes her new-look attacking pair are starting to gel after easing past the struggling Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Magpies open Super Netball account

Shooter Caitlin Thwaites has starred for Magpies Netball who have put on a powerful second half to crush Adelaide Lightning for their first win of the season.

Fever edge past winless Lightning

West Coast have beaten defending Super Netball champions Sunshine Coast 56-55 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Firebirds upset Vixens in Super Netball

The Queensland Firebirds have produced a stunning fourth quarter to knock off the previously unbeaten Melbourne Vixens in their Super Netball match.

Birtwhistle second at Yokohama triathlon

Australia's Jake Birtwhistle has sprinted into second place at the ITU triathlon world series race in the Japanese city of Yokohama.

Aussie surfers have a day out in Brazil

A trio of Australian surfers are through after first-round action at the latest World Surf League event in Brazil.

Tax changes to hit rugby, soccer hardest

The Australian Athletes Alliance says the "viability" of Australian sport is under threat from proposed tax changes in the federal budget.

WA shark threat remains, forces WSL switch

A continuing shark threat in southwest Western Australia has resulted in the Margaret River Pro surf competition being moved to Bali.

I'll learn from my mistakes: Ben Simmons

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

The Australian rookie said the 0-3 series hole the 76ers found themselves in was too big to dig themselves out of.

Baynes' Celtics earn shot at LeBron

ARON BAYNES poses Mission during the Australian Olympic Games Men's Basketball team announcement at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Aron Baynes had barely shot a three-pointer in his first five seasons in the NBA but against Philadelphia he buried seven of 16 attempts.

Cyclist banned for whereabouts breach

Australian BMX rider BODI TURNER poses during a portrait session at Nerang BMX Club in Gold Coast, Australia.

ASADA has banned Rio Olympian Bodi Turner until next year because he breached the strict Whereabouts rules.

Hansen signals end to tough cycling streak

Australian cycling star Adam Hansen says the Giro d'Italia will mark the end of his outstanding Grand Tour streak.

Rockets eliminate Jazz to take on Warriors

CHRIS PAUL #3 of the Houston Rockets drives past the defense of Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz in the second half during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Houston Rockets will host the Golden State Warriors on Monday in game one of what should be an enthralling series.

Aussie makes NHL history in playoffs

Nathan Walker has become the first Australian to play in the NHL playoffs as the Washington Capitals scored a 2-1 overtime victory to eliminate Pittsburgh.

Simmons' 76ers seek to create NBA history

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.

Philadelpha coach Brett Brown shook up his starting line-up for their must-win NBA playoffs game against Boston and it paid off.

Gilmore gives thumbs up to artificial wave

STEPHANIE GILMORE of Australia celebrates after winning the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Bells Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

Team World have won the inaugural WSL Surf Ranch event, with the Australian team finishing fourth at the man-made facility in California.

Fever accept Magpies netball "apology"

COURTNEY BRUCE of the West Coast Fever poses during the Suncorp Super Netball 2018 season launch in Sydney, Australia.

The Collingwood Magpies netball team have apologised for their perceived unfriendliness following last week's Super Netball loss to the Fever.

Dante Exum's NBA injury horrors continue

Dante Exum, who has been plagued by injuries since the Utah Jazz drafted him with their fifth pick in 2014, has suffered another injury in the NBA.

Boston's mind games mess with Ben Simmons

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

The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper has compared Ben Simmons to Icarus, the cocky son in Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun.

Photo finish puts Sakakibara on podium

Rising Australian Saya Sakakibara has continued her stellar first season in the BMX Supercross World Cup Series with a third podium finish in four rounds.

Firebirds look ahead after win over Coast

The Queensland Firebirds have a tough draw ahead but are ready for it, starting with the Vixens next weekend.

McKinnis hails Weston's late heroics

Vixens defender Jo Weston impressed her coach Simone McKinnis after shaking off an ankle injury to help lead the Melbourne Vixens to victory over the Swifts.

Vixens score narrow Super Netball win

Melbourne have won their second straight game to start the Super Netball season, toppling the NSW Swifts.

Man-made wave a hit with Aussie surf stars

MICK FANNING is swamped by fans ahead of his third round in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Bells Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia are well-poised to take a shot at winning the historic Founders' Cup of Surfing at the innovative Surf Ranch in California.

Lightning feeling heat in title defence

GABI SIMPSON of the Queensland Firebirds poses during the Suncorp Super Netball 2018 season launch in Sydney, Australia.

The Queensland Firebirds have overcome state rivals Sunshine Coast Lightning in their Super Netball clash.

Chloe Esposito claims first World Cup win

Australian modern pentathlete Chloe Esposito has won the World Cup event in Hungary.

Costly Simmons errors put 76ers on brink

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

Ben Simmons spoiled a solid game with costly late errors that ultimately led to Philadelphia losing game three to Boston in the NBA playoffs.

No panic yet for Magpies in Super Netball

Collingwood Magpies have started the Super Netball season with two losses but coach Kristy Keppich-Birrell is far from concerned.

Dennis joins select cycling club at Giro

ROHAN DENNIS of Australia crosses the finish line in the Cycling Road Men's Individual Time Trial on of the Rio Olympic Games at Pontal n Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Australia's Rohan Dennis has become only the third Australian to lead all three Grand Tours after taking the pink jersey at the Giro d'Italia.

Fittler concerned by Graham's hamstring

NSW and Cronulla back-rower Wade Graham is in doubt for the June 6 State of Origin series opener, and Blues coach Brad Fittler is concerned.

In-form West Coast keep Magpies winless

West Coast Fever have backed up an 18-goal win over the Thunderbirds in Adelaide with a commanding 11-goal victory against Collingwood Magpies.

Giants notch win over the Thunderbirds

The Giants have continued their strong start to the Super Netball season with a convincing win over the Thunderbirds in Adelaide.

Ingles off target as Rockets thrash Jazz

The Jazz's young star Donovan Mitchell had a poor game a day after rival rookie Ben Simmons also floundered for the 76ers.

No shark fears for new man-made surf comp

Stephanie Gilmore will captain a strong Australian team when the world's best surfers battle it out on a man-made wave in California this weekend.

Breakers sign Melbourne forward Majok

New Zealand Breakers coach Kevin Braswell says his signing of athletic Melbourne United forward Majok Majok underlines a desire for up-tempo basketball.

Horn has doubts about Crawford 'injury'

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 isn't convinced that Terence Crawford's hand injury that forced their world title fight to be pushed back actually happened.

Simmons has horror game in loss to Celtics

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

The Boston Celtics' plan was to make the 76ers' Ben Simmons uncomfortable by preventing him passing and allowing him to shoot instead.

Horse-hair gloves a game changer for Horn

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn will fight with horse-hair gloves in his world title defence against Terence Crawford in June.

Dennis aims for Grand Tour success at Giro

ROHAN DENNIS of Australia crosses the finish line in the Cycling Road Men's Individual Time Trial on of the Rio Olympic Games at Pontal n Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

While Rohan Dennis is one of the favourites for the Giro d'Italia's opening time trial stage, he has much bigger objectives.

Ingles, Exum fire Jazz to win over Rockets

JOE INGLES of the Utah Jazz controls the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Houston made it "too comfortable" for Joe Ingles and allowed him to go on a scoring spree in their NBA playoffs clash, Rockets All-Star Chris Paul says.

XXXX workers to target State of Origin

XXXX workers have revealed plans to take action at the State of Origin as part of an ongoing industrial dispute with the brewery's management.

Sharks, Souths meet NRL over women's game

Cronulla and South Sydney met with the NRL on Wednesday after being overlooked for the inaugural women's league.

Simmons shrugs off Celtics fans' taunts

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

Utah's Donovan Mitchell was among those trolling Australian superstar Ben Simmons on social media during the Philadelphia 76ers' play-off loss to the Celtics.

Fever star Fowler can break more records

JHANIELE FOWLER-Reid of Jamaica competes during the Netball match between Australia and Jamaica of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast Convention Centre in the Gold Coast, Australia.

West Coast Fever goalshooter Jhaniele Fowler scored 66 goals from 68 attempts in the team's big win over Adelaide, and she's keen for more this weekend.

England captain defends NZ netball quality

AMA AGBEZE poses during a Team England media opportunity ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, at All Hallows School in Brisbane, Australia.

The Silver Ferns can bounce back and won't need regular contact with Australian netball to do it according to English skipper Ama Agbeze.

Porte unsure about 2019 Tour Down Under

RICHIE PORTE of Australia and the BMC Racing Team leads Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team SKY on stage five of the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine a 140km stage from La Ravoire to Vaujany, in Vaujany, France.

Richie Porte is unlikely to ride at next year's Tour Down Under as uncertainty remains over his future at BMC Racing.

Simmons' Sixers bounced by Baynes' Celtics

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.

Philadelphia's Ben Simmons had flashes of brilliance, including power dunks and pinpoint passes, but it was not enough to overcome Boston in the NBA playoffs.

Expo 88 fondly remembered 30 years on

Thirty years on World Expo 88, Brisbane's defining moment, is well remembered.