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Gabi Simpson named netball's best player

Queensland Firebirds star Gabi Simpson has won Australian netball's highest individual award, the Liz Ellis Diamond.

Aussie Hedrick through to squash semis

Australia's Rex Hedrick is through to the PSA professional squash tournament semi-finals in Auckland.

Round 14 AFL - West Coast Eagles v Melbourne Highlights

Gerrans left out of Tour de France team

As Orica-Scott focus on general classification at the Tour de France, Australian star Simon Gerrans will miss the race for the first time since 2009.

Bassett strong contender for netball gongs    

Diamonds' shooter Catilin Bassett is a strong contender for the major individual Australian netball awards to be handed out on Saturday night.

Last two minutes - Eagles v Demons

Horn-Pacquiao biggest Aussie fight

Jeff Horn's blockbuster clash against Manny Pacquiao is the biggest in Australian boxing history, according to Jeff Fenech.

Volleyroos confident for World League semi    

The Volleyroos are eyeing a place in the World League group two final as they prepare to face Japan on the Gold Coast.

Last two minutes - Bulldogs v Kangaroos

Porte has strong Tour de France backing    

BMC have named a strong Tour team around Australian favourite Richie Porte, as compatriot Rohan Dennis revealed he was not at the right level.

Bolden and Simmons join forces at 76ers

Australia's NBL received a major endorsement when former Adelaide 36ers teen guard Terrance Ferguson was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Dogs carve up Roos on break - AFL

MMA stocks skyrocketing in Australia

With two Australians fighting for UFC world titles next month, the stocks of mixed martial arts in this country have never been higher.

US hoops star puts Australia's NBL on map

Australia's NBL will compete with Europe for elite American high school stars who want to skip US college and play one year before the NBA Draft.

Introducing Wallaby 909

Heat on skippers in America's Cup showdown

Team NZ helmsman Peter Burling is a picture of serenity as he braces for four more rounds with Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill in the America's Cup final.

Hockeyroos beat Belgium in World League    

The Hockeyroos have beaten Belgium 1-0 in a women's World League tournament in Brussels.

Saluti Italy

Jonah Bolden leads Aust trio at NBA Draft    

US teen Terrance Ferguson is expected to make a trailblazing jump from the Adelaide 36ers to the NBA.

Court met with protests in Melbourne

Gay marriage advocates rallied at a Liberal party function in Melbourne where tennis great Margaret Court is set to speak.

Round 14 - Brisbane Lions v GWS Giants

Commonwealth Games tickets in high demand    

Lucky sports fans learned on Thursday if they had secured tickets to next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Aust's Bolden dubbed NBA Draft's 'sleeper'

A new report using analytics to predict NBA Draft prospects' futures has surprisingly pointed to Sydney's Isaac Humphries as having plenty of upside.

All Blacks too good for Lions

Hockeyroos beat Malaysia in World League

Australia's women's hockey team scored three goals from penalty corners to defeat Malaysia at a World League tournament in Belgium.

Knights say McManus consented to NRL risk    

The Newcastle Knights have been accused of ignoring the risk of ex-winger James McManus suffering permanent brain damage after he suffered multiple concussions.

Not bad, Neal-Bullen - AFL

Man charged after shooting in regional Vic

A 60-year-old man has been charged after a police shooting in regional Victoria.

American teen could put NBL on map

Terrance Ferguson has chosen the Adelaide 36ers ahead of top US basketball colleges including Arizona, Louisville, Kansas and North Carolina.

Side-stepping Sam Reid - AFL

Baynes next Aussie to test NBA free agency

After Matthew Dellavedova's $US48.43 million deal with the Bucks, Boomer mates Aron Baynes, Joe Ingles and Patty Mills are also in the hunt for big pay rises.

Netball targets more matches in big venues

Netball Australia is looking for ways to improve Super Netball after a successful first season for the eight-team competition.

Full Press Conference: Cheika and Moore

Aust's next wave of talent seek NBA glory    

Just like Ben Simmons, Dante Exum and Kyrie Irving before him, Jonah Bolden is the son of a US NBL import pursuing an NBA career.

Australian to face 'Cyborg' for UFC title

Australian Megan Anderson will fight Cris Justino for the UFC women's featherweight title.

Full Press Conference: O'Shea and Minto

Australia lagging for Tokyo 3x3 basketball

Australia is a long way off qualifying for Olympic three-on-three basketball at the Tokyo Games in 2020, the sport's national governing body admits.

Wanted woman charged after Sydney pursuit

A 29-year-old woman is due to face court on charges including driving while disqualified after allegedly leading police on a pursuit through Sydney's west.

Lightning Lewis Taylor - AFL

Quiet start for Super Netball player moves

The player contracting period for the 2018 Super Netball competition is under way but will be less eventful than last year when a host of stars changed clubs.

Fox off pace at canoe World Cup in Prague    

Australian Jessica Fox has finished 10th in the women's K1 final of the canoe slalom World Cup in Prague.

Wallabies win ugly against Italy

Volleyroos into world second-tier semis    

Australia has beaten Turkey to confirm their place in the semi-finals of the volleyball World League group two semi-finals.

Rohan Dennis wins Swiss Tour's final stage

Australia's Rohan Dennis won the final time trial in the Tour of Switzerland as Simon Spilak claimed overall honours.

Round 14 AFL - Collingwood v Port Adelaide Highlights

Simmons' 76ers set to get No.1 draft pick

Australian Ben Simmons' NBA team Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly done a deal with Boston to secure the top pick in the NBA draft.

Volleyroos have streak snapped by China    

A three-match winning streak held by the Volleyroos has been ended by China.

Fans put cricket knowledge to the test

Eisenhuth's journey from cancer to NRL

Having survived cancer, Wests Tigers back-rower Matt Eisenhuth made his NRL debut in Saturday's loss to Cronulla.

Sharks win ugly but keep on winning    

Daniel Mortimer has had a hand in two key tries in Cronulla's last-gasp win over the Wests Tigers on Saturday night.

Trial Bike Collaboration | Cirque Du Soleil- VOLTA

Pro trial bike rider Kenny Belaey brings some fresh energy to rehearsals for Cirque du Soleil’s new show, VOLTA. He works with Cirque performer Trevor Bodogh to develop new ideas for the show and raise the level of Trevor’s riding.

Sunshine Coast players eye Diamonds spots    

Sunshine Coast Lightning players are in the running for places in the upcoming Diamonds squad after their crushing victory over the Giants, their coach says.

Sunshine Coast win Super Netball title

The inaugural Super Netball crown has been won by Sunshine Coast Lightning who have beaten the Giants 65-48 in the grand final in Brisbane.

Highlights: Sydney Swans v Essendon Bombers

Highlights: Sydney Swans v Essendon Bombers

Spithill vying for America's Cup greatness    

Australian James Spithill will vie for a third-straight America's Cup victory as skipper of Team USA when racing begins on Saturday.

Kookaburras welcome back skipper Knowles    

Australia have named an 18-strong hockey squad to take part in the World League Semi-Final in South Africa.

Follow the Fraser: Charging Steep Chutes and Big Mountain Lines in 4K!

Three world class mountain bikers, James Doerfling, Tom van Steenbergen, and Kyle Norbraten follow the Fraser River north through Canada, building and riding features along the way. Their trek takes them past their hometowns, towards unridden territory and an unknown destination that holds a secret.

Super Netball grand final at a glance

The inaugural Super Netball grand final will be played on Saturday in Brisbane between Sunshine Coast Lightning and the Giants.

Tight finish tip for Super Netball decider

Super Netball grand finalists Sunshine Coast Lightning and the Giants are tipped to produce another thriller following two one-goal games earlier this year.

Let's Go Over The Bars | Fast Life with Loïc Bruni S1E3

Everybody loves a winning streak. But the beauty of streaks is that they are binary, like 1's and 0's. They either continue...or they don't. Fort William was a streak tester for Rachel Atherton.

Bassett all ears for maiden grand final

Seasoned international Caitlin Bassett has been tapping the minds of some of her Sunshine Coast teammates ahead of the inaugural Super Netball grand final.

Wilko rises back to top of surfing world

Australian surfer Matt Wilkinson is back on top of the world championship rankings and this time he's not going away without a fight.

This is it!

The final match of the June Test Series to take place against Italy on Saturday at Suncorp Stadium, 3pm AEST.

Andrew Gaze lands NBA Summer League gig    

Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze will take up an assistant's role with the NBA's Indiana Pacers for their Summer League campaign.

Giants coach feared missing netball finals    

Her Giants team will contest Saturday's inaugural Super Netball grand final but coach Julie Fitzgerald at one stage feared they wouldn't make the top four.

Full Press Conference: Mario Ledesma

Australian scrum coach Mario Ledesma fronted the media ahead of the Wallabies showdown with Italy tomorrow afternoon.

Wilkinson claims Fiji Pro, No.1 ranking

Australian surfer Matt Wilkinson has claimed the world No.1 ranking after beating Connor O'Leary in the final of the Fiji Pro.

Giant Pettitt wary of scary Langman

Facing former teammate Laura Langman in Saturday's Super Netball decider could be a scary prospect says Giants' veteran Susan Pettitt.

Afternoon Rugby doesn’t get much better

The scene is set for the last of the afternoon June Test matches with the Wallabies taking on Italy at Suncorp Stadium in sunny Brisbane.

Rebel Wilson wins tabloid defamation fight

Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson has won her high-profile defamation battle against the publisher of Woman's Day and Australian Women's Weekly.

Sunshine Coast gripped by netball fever

The Sunshine Coast has gone yellow on Wednesday as the region shows the colours of their Lightning side which plays in Saturday's Super Netball decider.

Italy ready for Wallabies battle

The Italians have finalised their preparations ahead of their showdown with the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Captain Francesco Minto spoke to RUGBY.com.au after their captain's run today.

Giants target little Super Netball moments    

Giants goalkeeper Sam Poolman is hoping a few crucial wins in her duel with Lightning shooter Caitlin Bassett could be vital in the Super Netball grand final.

Wilkinson, O'Leary into Fiji Pro quarters

Australians Matt Wilkinson, Connor O'Leary and Bede Durbidge have progressed to the Fiji Pro quarter-finals.

Surprise Wallabies selections ready for Italy

One's just starting their international career while the other thought his Wallabies days were over. Jack Dempsey today named on the bench by Michael Cheika and Rob Horne set to lineup at centre for tomorrow's clash against Italy.

Matthews keeps green jersey in Swiss tour    

Michael Matthews lost the yellow jersey but has held onto the green sprinter's jersey in the Tour of Switzerland.

We're Super Netball underdogs

They will have the majority of support and are favoured to win but Sunshine Coast believe they are the underdog in Saturday's Super Netball grand final.

Golden State beat Cavaliers in NBA championship    

Golden State beat Cleveland 4 -1 in the finals of 2016-17 NBA championships to win their second NBA title in three seasons.

Voice of cycling to be heard less at Tour    

Famous British cycling commentators Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen will have diminished roles in this year's SBS Tour de France coverage.

Aussie surf rookie ousts Slater in Fiji

A host of big names have fallen as Australian surfers advance to fill half the spots in round four at the Fiji Pro.

Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

The Warriors came out to play on Monday as they wrapped up an NBA title against Cleveland to make help make up for last season's letdown against the Cavs.

Matthews takes Swiss Tour yellow jersey    

Australia's Michael Matthews has taken out the third stage of the Tour of Switzerland, claiming the leader's yellow jersey in the process.

Steel netballers in Christchurch crash    

A van carrying six Southern Steel netballers ended on its side after being involved in a collision with another vehicle at a Christchurch intersection.

Aust trainer Lewis in boxing Hall of Fame    

Veteran Australian trainer Johnny Lewis has joined his former charges Jeff Fenech and Kostya Tszyu in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

NT racer crowned King of Desert

The absence of five-time Finke Desert Race champion Toby Price has allowed a local NT motorbike rider to bring home the trophy for the first time in 11 years.

Matthews moves into second in Swiss tour

Australia has had a mixed day in the Tour of Switzerland as stage one winner Rohan Dennis crashed hard, while Michael Matthews moved to second overall.

Sporting greats Farrelly, Fischer honoured

Surfing great Bernard Farrelly and champion sailor Syd Fischer are among the sporting figures recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.

Perfect Finnish: Australia beat hosts 3-1    

Australia have made it a clean sweep in the second weekend of volleyball's World League in Finland after beating the hosts 3-1 in front of a record crowd.

Dennis off to a flyer in Swiss Tour

Rohan Dennis has continued a stellar weekend for Australian cyclists by taking the opening time trial in the Tour of Switzerland.

Man overboard as Kiwis take early lead

Team New Zealand has taken a 2-1 lead in their best-of-nine America's Cup challenger final against the Swedish syndicate in Bermuda.

Giants beat Vixens to reach netball GF

Giants Netball have defeated Melbourne Vixens by eight goals to set up a Super Netball grand final showdown against Sunshine Coast Lightning next weekend.

Volleyroos turn the tables on Slovakia

Australia's men's volleyball team have swept Slovakia in the World League, just a week after falling 3-1 to the same opposition.

Two more lay days called at Fiji Pro

World Surf League officials have called off action at the Fiji Pro until at least Monday as inconsistent surf continues to play havoc with the event.

Kiwis to race Swedes for spot in Cup final

The Swedish syndicate have completed a 5-3 semi-final win over Team Japan to book a place in the America's Cup challengers decider against Team NZ in Bermuda.

Brice making her mark for Giants netball

Giants shooter Kristina Brice looms as a potential key figure in Saturday's Super Netball preliminary final against Melbourne Vixens.

Science doesn't back Lovett-Murray: expert

Experts say there is no evidence to support claims the peptides Essendon players used during the infamous supplements program would harm their offspring.

Triathlon brothers test Aussie Aaron Royle

Australian triathlete Aaron Royle says training with Britain's Brownlee brothers has been challenging.

Vixens out to prove they're Giant killers

The Melbourne Vixens have done their homework on their Super Netball elimination final opponents and know what to expect from a fast-finishing Giants side.

Volleyroos defeat China in World League

The Australian men's volleyball team have beaten China in straight sets at the FIBV World League in Finland.

Team NZ through to challengers final

Team New Zealand have beaten British BAR 5-2 to advance to the challengers final at the America's Cup in Bermuda.

Aust swimmer in year ban for missed tests

Australian swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes has received a one-year ban by FINA for missing three drug tests.

Vixens wary of Giants netball attack

Super Netball minor premiers Melbourne Vixens are respectful of the accuracy and variety of the Giants attack heading into Saturday's preliminary final.

Warriors get past Cavs again in NBA Finals

A strong final-quarter performance has helped Golden State to a 118-113 win and a 3-0 NBA Finals series lead over Cleveland.

Porte wins Criterium stage, eyes Le Tour

Richie Porte won stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine and moved to second overall.

Second-straight lay day called at Fiji Pro

Competition at surfing's Fiji Pro has been called off on Wednesday due to small waves.

NZ capsize in America's Cup semi with UK

Team New Zealand have capsized before reaching the start line in their fourth America's Cup semi-final race against Ben Ainslie's British crew.

Dropping swell stalls surfing's Fiji Pro

A lay day has been called at the Fiji Pro surfing tournament due to unfavourable conditions.

Owen Wright out of Fiji Pro surfing

Australia's Owen Wright has been eliminated from the Fiji Pro in the third round by Brazilian Ian Gouveia.

NBA's Golden State in rare territory

The Golden State Warriors have beaten defending champions Cleveland 132-113 to go 2-0 up in the NBA Finals.

Aussies lose to Japan in volleyball worlds

The Australian Volleyroos have been beaten by Japan in the FIVB World League group stages in Slovakia.

Gold and silver for Australia in World Cup

Alyssa Bull has won gold for Australia in the women's K1 5000m final at the World Cup meet in Belgrade.

Wright advances at site of 2015 surf glory

Mick Fanning has beaten Kelly Slater in a battle of multiple world surfing champions to advance direct from round one to round three at the Fiji Pro.

Brigden-Jones wins canoe sprint silver

Australia's Jo Brigden-Jones has won a silver medal in the women's K1 1000 event at the canoe sprint World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia.

Spithill playing mind games with Team NZ

Team USA skipper James Spithill lands some psychological hits on Team NZ, two weeks out from a possible America's Cup final showdown.

Courtney Conlogue wins Fiji Pro

Courtney Conlogue has won the Women's Fiji Pro at Tavarua's Cloudbreak.

Super Netball's Giants just never give up

Giants Netball have shown the self-belief required to upset Super Netball's minor premiers Melbourne Vixens next week and earn a grand final spot.

Belief powers Giants to Super Netball win

Giants Netball have overcome Collingwood Magpies 52-51 to set up a Super Netball preliminary final showdown with the Melbourne Vixens.

Vixens value Super Netball second chance

Coach Simone McKinnis believes her Melbourne Vixens side could be well served by failing to qualify for the Super Netball grand final at the first attempt.

Volleyroos dig deep for World League win

Australia lost their opening set, won the next two and then dropped the fourth before hanging on for a volleyball world league win over Portugal in Slovakia.

Aussies strong at Canoe Sprint World Cup

Queensland's Alyce Burnett has made her first international K1 500 final on a strong day for Australia at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Belgrade.

Wilkie breaks through for maiden title

Tara Wilkie has won her first senior all-around title at the Australian Gymnastics Championships and also joined her NSW teammates in winning the team event.

Sticking together boosts netball's Vixens

Melbourne Vixens coach Simone McKinnis credits years of loyalty and hard work as the key to her team's stunning Super Netball campaign.

Australia seal trans-Tasman bowls title

Australia have outclassed New Zealand in the annual trans-Tasman series on the Gold Coast greens to be used for the Commonwealth Games.

USA, New Zealand record America's Cup wins

Australians Jimmy Spithill and Tom Slingsby have guided Team USA to victory over Japan in the America's Cup qualification stage.

Netball veteran Pettitt learns new role

Giants' veteran shooter Susan Pettitt is coming to grips with a new position as she prepares for the Super Netball minor semi-final against Collingwood.