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Andrew Bogut to join LA Lakers: agent    

Andrew Bogut has agreed to continue his NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Smith to replace Blythe at Hockeyroos helm    

Emily Smith has been named as Madonna Blyth's replacement as Hockeyroos captain.

Riding the Black Pearl with a BMX

Skipper Gallen earns Sharks award    

A consistent season by Cronulla captain Paul Gallen, which saw him play every game in 2017, has helped him to earn the Sharks' player of the year award.

from glassie to game-breaker    

North Queensland forward Coen Hess has risen from a bar man to one of the NRL's leading forwards in just 18 months.

Brap and Sweaty POVs from Red Bull 111 Megawatt 2017

Smith set to be new Hockeyroos skipper    

Emily Smith is set to be confirmed as the new Hockeyroos captain when an 18-member Oceania Cup squad is announced on Tuesday.

Breakers beat Melbourne Utd in pre-season    

The New Zealand Breakers have snuck past Melbourne United by two points in a pre-season NBL game in Napier.

Jillaroos prepare for PNG

Gentle wraps up silver in triathlon final    

Olympian Ashleigh Gentle has powered home in the run on a wet Rotterdam course to secure second place overall for the 2017 World Triathlon Series.

Cowboys daring to dream of NRL grand final    

North Queensland are just 80 minutes away from one of the most unlikely NRL grand final berths in the game's history.

Isi Naisarani signs with the Brumbies

Hunt eyes NRL finals battle with Smith    

Ben Hunt is getting better with each game at hooker but will have his work cut out this Friday against the man he rates the best to ever wear the No. 9.

Xmas arrival for Queen's Games baton

The Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton will arrive in Australia on Christmas Eve ahead of a 100-day cross-country journey.

Brazil surfers enjoy day out at Trestles

Filipe Toledo and Silvana Lima gave Brazilian fans something to shout about by completing the double at the world surfing tour event in California.

Keely Andrew falls just short at Trestles    

Silvana Lima has defeated Australia's Keely Andrew in the final of the Trestles Pro in California with Sally Fitzgibbons taking the yellow jersey.

Brisbane defence hard to beat: Griffin    

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin reckons Brisbane's defence will make them hard to beat in the NRL finals.

Aust paratriathletes celebrate world gold

Katie Kelly and Emily Tapp have given Australia a golden start to the ITU World Triathlon Championships.

Ex-AFL player Eustice leaves anti-ice role

A former Essendon player who shared his battle with addiction is stepping down from his anti-ice role.

Bullets better for first-year NBL blues    

Brisbane Bullets coach Andrej Lemanis is expecting big improvements from his side after they finished bottom in their first season back in the NBL.

Aussie Andrew into Lower Trestles semis    

Australia's Keely Andrew is into the semi-finals of the surfing world championship tour event at Lower Trestles in California.

Aussie Buchan into Trestles semi-final    

Australian surfer Adrian Buchan will face world No.1 Jordy Smith in the semi-finals of the world championship event at Lower Trestles.

Hosking, Neylan added to cycling team    

Cycling Australia has been forced to add two women cyclists to their original selection of just five for the world road championships.

JT to hand Cowboys' reins to Morgan    

Johnathan Thurston says he wants Michael Morgan to take greater control of North Queensland when he returns next NRL season.

Fanning loss to be re-surfed at Trestles    

Australian Mick Fanning will re-surf his elimination third-round loss to Kanoa Igarashi at the world championship event at Lower Trestles.

Gotsis follows Hayne with 'baby' moments    

Adam Gotsis has drawn high praise from Denver coach Vance Joseph, who is eyeing the big Australian as a starter for the Broncos.

Creedy braces for Cooly Gold unknowns    

Ironwoman Rebecca Creedy is feeling good in pursuit of an elusive Coolangatta Gold triumph, but knows that could all amount to nothing on race day.

Cycling appeals allowed ahead of worlds    

It's unclear so far whether Chloe Hosking and Rachel Neylan will be added to the Australian team for the world road cycling championships.

Don't blame Benji Marshall: Kevin Walters    

Ex-Brisbane skipper Kevin Walters says the halves are the least of the Broncos' problems ahead of Friday night's NRL semi-final with Penrith.

James eyes new tricks, Winter Games medal    

Heading for his third Winter Olympics at the age of 23, Scotty James is well positioned to become Australia's first men's snowboarding medallist.

Diamonds' Layton remains on sidelines    

Madi Robinson has been dropped from the Diamonds' Constellation Cup squad, while veteran defender Sharni Layton will not return as first hoped.

Eckstein eyes Coolangatta Gold 10 years on    

With late friend Dean Mercer as inspiration, Shannon Eckstein is eyeing an elusive Coolangatta Gold victory after a 10-year absence from the gruelling event.

Wright, Gilmore to face off at Trestles    

Star Australian surfers Tyler Wright and Stephanie Gilmore will meet in the elimination fourth round of the championship event at Lower Trestles.

More Aussies fall early at Trestles

Jack Freestone and Stuart Kennedy have joined the early Aussie exodus at the Hurley Pro in California.

Cycling Australia cuts support for teams

Cycling Australia has ended its involvement in the Orica-Scott women's team and the Mitchelton-Scott men's under-23 program.

Swans mull AFL plans for star Geelong duo    

John Longmire says Geelong's AFL stars Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood command a lot of respect but Sydney also boast some contested-ball guns.

Aussie steps up in Broncos' NFL win    

Melbourne's Adam Gotsis was impressive in his NFL debut as his Denver Broncos held off a fast-finishing Los Angeles Chargers 24-21.

Licence restriction for Com Games builder

A key contractor for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games has had a restriction applied to its building licence by Queensland's construction watchdog.

Pearson, Horn in contention for Don award    

World champion hurdler Sally Pearson is among seven nominations for the 2017 Don award.

Aussie heavyweights out early at Trestles    

Australian world surfing title contenders Matt Wilkinson and Owen Wright have been knocked out in the second round at Lower Trestles, California.

Kookaburras spots up for grabs: Batch    

About nine Kookaburras spots for December's World League Final in India are up for grabs, according to coach Colin Batch.

Hosking to appeal amid Aust cycling furore    

Australian cycling selectors have come in for plenty of criticism after not picking a full women's team for the world road championships.

Cambage happy to headline new WNBL season

Liz Cambage is back after a year's sabbatical and ready to fire Melbourne Boomers to an WNBL title.

NBL aims to knock cricket off summer perch

NBL owner Larry Kestelman believes basketball can overtake cricket to become Australia's No.1 summer sport.

Monohull return likely for America's Cup

Catamarans racing for the America's Cup could be a thing of the past, with Team NZ reportedly likely to defend at the next regatta in a monohull.

Pullin perfect at snowboard cross opener    

Australia's Alex Pullin has won two gold medals at the snowboard cross World Cup event in Argentina.

Ice Blacks beaten in trans-Tasman decider    

Australia pip New Zealand in a shootout to win the ice hockey Test series in Queenstown 2-1.

England edge NZ in second netball Test    

England have edged New Zealand 49-46 in Napier to level their netball series ahead of the deciding Test in Hamilton.

Injury ravaged NFL Broncos look to Gotsis    

Australian punters Lachlan Edwards, Brad Wing and Jordan Berry will open their 2017/18 NFL seasons this weekend, with Adam Gotsis in action on Tuesday.

Australia clinch ice hockey series over NZ    

Australia's ice hockey team have beaten New Zealand in a shootout in the decider of their three match series in Queenstown.

Fox secures World Cup canoe title    

Despite finishing second in the final event of the C1 World Cup, Jessica Fox has claimed the overall title after three successive wins earlier in the season.

Panthers hail Edwards' miracle NRL return    

Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards returned for his team's elimination final win over Manly after coming back early from a knee injury.

Harten and Grant two of a netball kind    

Silver Ferns defender Katrina Grant and England shooter Jo Harten will both bring identical uncompromising approaches into the second netball Test.

Australia level ice hockey series with NZ    

Australia have beaten New Zealand 2-0 in game two of their ice hockey series in Queenstown to set up a decider on Saturday.

Reports Horn will fight Skeete 'premature'    

Reports that Jeff Horn will defend his WBO welterweight title against Bradley Skeete in November are "premature", the Australian boxing champ's promoter says.

Charges have been 'amped up': Dusty's dad    

The dad of Tigers midfielder Dustin Martin says police have exaggerated charges against him to prevent him re-entering Australia.

Mighty Roos lose to NZ in ice hockey clash

Australia have lost 4-1 to New Zealand in the opener of their three-match ice hockey series in Queenstown.

Lay day called at Trestles with poor surf

The World Surf League stop at Trestles in California has been called off for the day due to a lack of waves on offer.

NZ edge England in gritty netball Test win    

The Silver Ferns have dug in for a gritty 62-55 win over England in the first match of their three-Test series in Wellington.

Vic AFL finals gets extra security, police

Extra police and additional security measures will be in place for the AFL finals in Victoria.

AFL 'bikie' dad won't return to Aust: PM    

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he makes 'no apologies' for blocking an Australian reunion between Richmond star Dustin Martin and his Kiwi father.

Andrew upsets Wright in Trestles round one

Tyler Wright has been upset in the first round by fellow Australian Keely Andrew at the surfing world championship event at Lower Trestles.

Broncos must step up without Boyd: Tallis    

Brisbane great Gorden Tallis says the Broncos must step up and produce something special if they are to win without skipper Darius Boyd in the NRL finals.

Toomey toppled in weightlifting return    

Tia-Clair Toomey has been upstaged in her return to competitive weightlifting, after winning the world CrossFit Games in early August.

Boyd no guarantee of return next week    

Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd says he is still no guarantee of returning next week from a hamstring complaint despite pulling up well from a fitness test.

Wildcats sign injury replacement import    

New Perth Wildcats import Jean-Pierre Tokoto says he's looking forward to his first stint in Australia.

Wilkinson out to reverse Trestle surf woes    

World No.3 surfer Matt Wilkinson has identified a strategy to reverse his misfortune at the championship tour event at Lower Trestles, California.

NBL's rise won't stop now: Boomers coach    

Brisbane coach Andrej Lemanis will need to find ways to improve his resurrected NBL side in what he anticipates will be an even stronger league.

Plan for more AFL final tickets blocked

Victorian politicians have blocked a proposal to increase the number of AFL grand final tickets available for club members.

Matthews eyes world cycling gold in Norway    

Richie Porte had wanted to ride in support of Michael Matthews at the road worlds but he hasn't recovered in time from his Tour de France crash injuries.

New boss for High Performance Sport NZ

Australian Michael Scott will replace Alex Baumann as the chief executive of High Performance Sport New Zealand.

Matthews aiming for cycling gold in Norway    

Richie Porte wanted to ride in support of Matthews at the road worlds but he hasn't recovered in time from his Tour de France crash injuries.

Qantas probes young Raiders team behaviour    

Qantas is investigating alleged disruptive behaviour by the Canberra Raiders Under 20s side on a flight from Brisbane to Canberra.

Iain Murray to spearhead Aust sailing team    

Australian Sailing has enlisted the services of sailing legend Iain Murray to prepare the team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Goodall medals at boxing world champs    

Joe Goodall will enter next year's Commonwealth Games as Australia's first boxing world championship medal winner since 1991.

Kings NBL import Ellis sees NBA pathway    

New Sydney Kings import Perry Ellis believes he can use the NBL as a stepping stone to the NBA.

Mundine not hot on Horn's radar    

Jeff Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton won't shut the door on Anthony Mundine, but hinted he would only take it as a last resort.

Diamonds punished by New Zealand's Mes    

Australian netball coach Lisa Alexander says they failed to show New Zealand's star player Bailey Mes enough respect in Sunday's 57-47 quad series loss.

Fox caps big weekend with silver medal    

Jessica Fox's dominant C1 slalom season shows no sign of stopping after the Australian won a silver medal to add to the gold she won one day earlier.

Out-of-sorts Diamonds outplayed by NZ

Australia's world champion Diamonds were outmanoeuvred by the Silver Ferns 57-47, surrendering their Quad Series title at Stadium Southland in Invercargill.

Warriors forced to wear relocation calls    

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney says the club has itself to blame for its predicament and concedes critics speak "some truth" in calling for its axing.

Rio champion Skinner takes world silver    

Australia's Rio Olympic champion Catherine Skinner is back among the medals at the world shooting championships in Moscow.

Netball upset: Silver Ferns crush Diamonds    

The Silver Ferns have outplayed Australia 57-47 to snatch the netball quad series title in a dominant performance.

South Africa deliver England netball upset    

South Africa have held off a desperate England finish for a hard-earned 53-51 win in the quad series netball finale in Invercargill.

South Africa deliver quad series upset    

South Africa have held off a desperate England finish for a hard-earned 54-51 win in the quad series finale in Invercargill.

Fox continues dominant C1 slalom season    

Australian canoeist Jessica Fox has continued her dominant C1 slalom season, winning the world cup event in Italy.

Cowboys, Eagles punt Aussie NFL hopefuls

Three Australian punters and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis survived a day of NFL roster carnage as teams prepare for the regular season.

Diamonds ready to hit Quad netball stride    

Netball world champions Australia are building to deliver their best when they meet the Silver Ferns in the Quad Series finale in Invercargill.

Palaszczuk lashes 'scared' Pacquiao    

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has accused boxer Manny Pacquaio of being too scared to take on WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn again.

Unconvincing Diamonds ready to shine    

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander wants to see four quarters of consistent netball when Australia tackle New Zealand in the final quad series match in Invercargill.

Horn scouting Pacquiao rematch replacement    

Jeff Horn is looking for a rematch replacement after Manny Pacquiao dropped out of a bout planned for Brisbane in November.

Rival netball coaches see eye-to-eye    

Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby and Diamonds counterpart Lisa Alexander both want a more ruthless approach from their teams in the netball quad series finale.

Boxer Jeff Horn now the hunted: trainer    

Jeff Horn is exploring his options after Manny Pacquiao's decision to drop out of a rematch planned for November in Brisbane.

Wildcat Cotton still has love for Prather    

Casey Prather's decision to join Melbourne United has left a major hole in the Perth Wildcats' line-up

Archer convicted over junior footy assault

Dual AFL premiership player Glenn Archer has been convicted and fined for assaulting a runner at his son's junior footy match in suburban Melbourne.

Ex-Wallabies coach wins $150K in QRU claim

Former Wallabies coach John Connolly has won $150,000 in damages in a lawsuit with the Queensland Rugby Union after he was sacked in 2015.