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Wu wins platform synchro diving final

Triple Olympian Melissa Wu and Taneka Kovchenko have won gold in the women's platform synchro diving final in Sydney, ahead of the world titles in Hungary.

Ricciardo ready to take back in Monaco

Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo says a bungle 12 months ago won't haunt him in this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

Photo Finish Rallycross in Louisville | Red Bull GRC 2017

AMA blasts WA move to lift cage fighting

The Australian Medical Association is disappointed with the WA government's decision to lift a ban on cage fighting, saying people have died from the sport.

Aussie basketball prospect delays NBA move

Australian basketballer Deng Adel has withdrawn from the NBA draft to play another college season.

Bringing the World Together with Tall Bikes | Tall Bikes: Chapter 5

Fever mentor named Australia Fast5 coach

West Coast Fever coach Stacey Marinkovich says it's a thrill to be unveiled as the new coach of Australia's Fast5 netball team.

Aussie Whittaker to fight for UFC title

Australian UFC fighter Robert Whittaker will fight Yoel Romero in July for the interim middleweight title.

Stiles looking for improved effort against Force

Rio champ Chalmers to have heart surgery

Australian swimming star Kyle Chalmers has withdrawn from the world championships in July due to a heart condition.

Team NZ cut short Bermuda training session

Team New Zealand are forced to shorten their latest America's Cup practice session because of debris issues in the water off Bermuda.

Force ready for cross-country derby

Champion netballer Renae Ingles retires

Adelaide Thunderbirds' Renae Ingles has announced her retirement, citing family reasons.

Pacquiao struggling in Horn prep: trainer

Manny Pacquiao's trainer says his fighter is behind in preparations for his bout with Australian Jeff Horn on July 2.

Sydney 7s breaking ground in 2018

Patty Mills sidesteps discussing future

Mills says the Cavaliers or Celtics need to stay healthy to have a chance at beating the Warriors for the NBA title.

Smith, Keeney win Aussie Open diving title

Anabelle Smith and Maddison Keeney have won the three-metre synchronised title at the Australian Open diving championships in Sydney.

Origin - Behind the scenes

We catch up with Cooper Cronk and Aaron Woods as they take part in this year's Origin TV commercial. See what they had to say about the experience and what it's like to run out in the Origin arena

Hard work the cure for Australian gymnasts

Australia's gymnasts have the potential to match the world's best but only if they're hungry enough to succeed, women's national team coach Mihai Brestyan says.

Warriors eliminate Patty Mills' Spurs

Patty Mills is expected to receive a major pay rise, with multiple NBA teams expected to pursue him with some estimates pointing to a $US75-million deal.

Coach Cam with Chris Malone

Take a look at what happens on field as we follow Waratahs assistant coach Chris Malone during the Round 13 match.

Bellambi 'mayor' dies at NSW beach

A 65-year-old man who died at a NSW beach, north of Wollongong, was loved by locals for his positive attitude and laid-back charm.

Sell-outs already for Coast's Com Games

Several events, including the opening ceremony, are guaranteed to be sell-outs for next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, organisers have confirmed.

Ricky Ponting names his team of the IPL

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting appoints David Warner as skipper of his star-studded best XI from IPL 2017

New cycling boss makes coaching changes

Nick Flyger is confirmed as the new Australian track sprint coach and Jason Bartram will run the women's track endurance program.

AOC supports national sports plan

The Australian Olympic Committee says the federal government's national sports plan is vital for the future of sport in the country.

Race Day at Wales Rally GB | Going Straight Sideways: Ep 5

Mike Chen grew up with motorsports and is a longtime WRC TV journalist, but now he’s moving from the sidelines to the driver’s seat. His new challenge: to compete in the infamously difficult Wales Rally GB. Join Mike on an epic journey as he prepares to compete on one of the toughest events on the World Rally Championship in this exclusive web series "Going Straight Sideways".

Hansen keen to finish Giro despite injury

Australian cycling star Adam Hansen suffered a suspected broken bone in his hand when he crashed near the end of stage 14.

Orica-Scott women have mixed fortunes

While Sarah Roy has continued Orica-Scott's run of wins, they lost the overall lead at a stage race in Spain.

Blood Road | Official TRAILER

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the site where Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, was shot down in Laos more than 40 years earlier. During this poignant voyage of self discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit, while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.

Top Aussie divers to vie for worlds berths

Olympians Melissa Wu, Anabelle Smith and Maddison Keeney will compete at the Australian diving championships in Sydney this week.

Vixens back on top with win over T'birds

The Melbourne Vixens have once again risen to the top of the Super Netball ladder thanks to a 71-50 win over Adelaide.

How a Top Chef Balls Out On a Mountain Bike Road Trip

America’s top chefs, Justin Severino, and three friends take a mountain bike and culinary road trip from Pittsburgh, PA to Asheville, NC through the Appalachian Mountains. They hit the region's best single track trails by day and feast on cured meats, locally-sourced vegetables, micro brews and a plethora of delicacies by night.

Warriors target Mills and win again

Warriors coach Mike Brown has applauded his NBA guard Klay Thompson for defensively scrubbing out San Antonio's Australian star Patty Mills.

Magpies clinch Super Netball semis berth

Collingwood have locked in a Super Netball semi-finals berth, with the Magpies scoring a 49-42 win over a gallant West Coast Fever in Perth.

Lightning beat NSW Swifts by 14 in netball

The Lightning have accounted for the NSW Swifts by 14 goals in their Super Netball showdown on the Sunshine Coast.

Netball's stunned Giants keen for top two

The Giants remain convinced they can finish in Super Netball's top two despite an unexpected home loss to the Queensland Firebirds on Friday night.

Firebirds topple Giants in Super Netball

The Giants' hold on top spot in Super Netball is in jeopardy after they suffered a shock 56-53 loss to the Queensland Firebirds on Friday night.

Cathy Freeman's remarkable career and life

The achievements and life of Cathy Freeman, the Olympic legend named as the sixth ambassador for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Kings snare import Ellis for NBL season

The Sydney Kings have signed forward import Perry Ellis for the 2017-18 NBL season.

Wallaby Samu Kerevi keen on Fiji showdown

Samu Kerevi says emotions will run high when the Wallabies take on Fiji with a side that will likely be packed with Pacific Islanders.

Shy Freeman ready to share at Com Games

Cathy Freeman says she wants to use her role as a Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ambassador to share the stories of her amazing athletics career.

Magpies shooter opens up about depression

Collingwood shooter Caitlin Thwaites says netball was the one thing that would get her out of bed when she reached her lowest point in her depression battle.

49ers' Aussie draft pick living NFL dream

Australian-raised Solomon Thomas says anyone can make it in American football as long as they have the passion.

Cycling coach cut from national program

Veteran coach Gary Sutton is the most prominent casualty so far of the new Cycling Australia high performance regime.

Mills stays positive after Spurs' big loss

Patty Mills said the emotion the Spurs felt from losing star Kawhi Leonard should have fired up his team, not subdue them.

Buchan downed by De Souza in Rio Pro final

Australia's Adrian Buchan has lost in the final of the Rio Pro surfing event to Brazil's Adriano de Souza.

Ackerman inquest to hear from Broncos boss

Brisbane Broncos chief executive Paul White and player Francis Molo have been named as proposed witnesses for the inquest into James Ackerman's death.

Spurs felt sorry for themselves: Popovich

Warriors' NBA coach Mike Brown says nullifying Australian guard Patty Mills' offence is one of the keys to the series.

Magpies lose shooter for netball season

Collingwood's Cody Lange will miss the remainder of the Super Netball season with scans confirming she requires another knee reconstruction.

Patty Mills shrugs off 'dangerous' plays

Patty Mills jokes the Spurs need "battery packs" to maintain defensive pressure on Warriors' NBA star Stephen Curry.

Brazil surf star banned for storming tower

Brazilian surfer Filipe Toledo will miss the World Surf League event in Fiji after copping a suspension for attempting to storm the judges' tower.

Cleary will consider long Panthers deal

Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary says he will definitely consider a career-long deal with the Panthers if offered one.

Cats' AFL effort embarrassing: Chris Scott

Geelong coach Chris Scott says his side's lack of effort is behind their AFL losing streak, which now sits at three.

Wildcats guard tested positive to cannabis

American guard Jaron Johnson tested positive to cannabis during his short stint with the Perth Wildcats.

Mills' Spurs 'rattled' in loss to Warriors

With half a second to go and the game against the Warriors on the line, Patty Mills had to purposely miss a shot for his Spurs to have a chance to win.

Fanning, Wright into Rio Pro quarters

It may be the Rio Pro but the break at Saquarema belonged to the Australian men as they put on a clinic in Brazil.

Tyler Wright wins Rio Pro surfing

Australian surfer Tyler Wright has won her first title of the year, taking out the Rio Pro in Brazil.

Vixens unfazed as netball finals beckon

Vixens take a hit a fortnight out from the netball finals with a loss to the Giants that costs them top spot.

Giants beat Vixens in Super Netball

The Giants have stormed to the top of the Super Netball ladder with a polished 56-52 win over competition heavyweights Melbourne Vixens.

Wright, Van Dijk, Fitzgibbons all in semis

Australians will fill three of the four semi-final berths at the Rio Women's Pro with only Frenchwoman Johanne Defay to spoil the Antipodean party.

Awesome foursome join Fanning, Parkinson

Adrian Buchan, Matt Wilkinson, Julian Wilson and Owen Wright all advanced at the Rio Pro with only the cruelty of the draw preventing a perfect Aussie day.

Bailey maintains Vixens the ones to beat

Karyn Bailey has said her former side Melbourne would be crowned Super Netball champions all season and has seen little since to dissuade her from that view.

Magpies swooping at right time: Robinson

Madi Robinson is thrilled to see her once-maligned Magpies outfit starting to play as a champion team as the inaugural Super Netball finals series looms.

Firebirds beat Thunderbirds in netball

The Firebirds have defeated the lowly Thunderbirds 59-48 to maintain their slim hopes of playing Super Netball finals.

Magpies defeat Swifts in Super Netball

The Magpies have all but booked their place in Super Netball's inaugural finals series with a 62-50 win over the NSW Swifts.

Tyler has Wright stuff in Rio schooling

A stunning 9.67 from Australia's defending world champion Tyler Wright was the early highlight of Friday's action at the Rio Pro.

Fanning saves his best for last in Brazil

Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning held off fellow Australian Connor O'Leary in the last heat of day four at the Rio Pro in Brazil.

Lightning beat Fever in Super Netball

The Sunshine Coast Lightning have overcome the West Coast Fever 64-50 to move up to second on the Super Netball ladder.

Giants face critical Super Netball test

Super Netball ladder-leaders Melbourne Vixens can go a long way toward nailing down top spot if they beat the Giants in Canberra on Sunday.

June deadline for Geitz's netball comeback

Laura Geitz needs to decide by the end of the Super Netball season if she'll return for next year's Commonwealth Games, Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander says.

AFL the latest sport to pitch overseas

The AFL will be hoping its first ever game for premiership points in Asia proves a lot more successful than some other Australian sporting experiments.

Spurs beat Rockets in NBA Conference semis

The San Antonio Spurs have advanced to the NBA Western Conference finals with a huge win over Houston.

Lay day called at Rio Pro surfing event

Organisers made the early decision to call off competition for the day at the Rio Pro due to small and inconsistent waves.

Wright, Wilkinson advance in Rio Pro

Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson produced varying performances at the Rio Pro but both made it through their second round heats.

Popovich praises Mills for hot NBA start

The Spurs' playoff charge may depend on how All-star forward Kawhi Leonard recovers from a game-five ankle injury.

Gilmore, Fitzgibbons advance in Rio

Australia's queens of the surf Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons have advanced to the third round of the Rio Pro in Brazil.

Julian Wilson goes big in Rio Pro surfing

Australia's Julian Wilson has thrown down an early challenge to some of surfing's biggest names at the Rio Pro.

Exum plays big in Jazz loss to Warriors

Joe Ingles earned a relatively small $US2.87 million this season, but is expected to cash in as a free agent in the NBA off-season.

Bulldogs' Reynolds out for five NRL weeks

Scans have confirmed Bulldogs NRL star Josh Reynolds will miss five weeks with a hamstring injury.

I don't have drug problem: Sharks chairman

Charged with drug possession, Cronulla NRL club chairman Damian Keogh has told reporters he does not have a drug problem.

Giants need to improve to down Vixens

Julie Fitzgerald knows the Giants will need to lift their game against the pace-setting Vixens in Sunday's first-versus-second clash in Canberra.

Dellow claims first Ironman Australia win

Australian David Dellow and British Laura Siddall won Ironman Australia in perfect conditions at Port Macquarie.

Giants coach rapt after close netball win

The Giants had to overcome a fierce four-quarter challenge before finally shaking off the gallant Thunderbirds in their Super Netball encounter.

Shark stops WA triathlon swimmers

A shark has interrupted a WA triathlon, causing individual swimmers to be removed from the water while the team event was reduced to a duathlon.

Rolling bench no issue for netball Magpies

Magpies coach Kristy Keppich-Birrell says her side will continue to play Super Netball as a team of 10, not seven.

Vixens battle colds to stay top in netball

Melbourne's cold snap is proving to be a challenge to the red-hot Vixens' Super Netball title tilt.

Swimmers face bans over missed drug tests

Three members of the Australian swimming team are reportedly facing bans for not updating their locations to drug testers over a 12-month period.

Australia fall to Great Britain in final

The Kookaburras have lost 4-3 to Great Britain in a hard-fought final of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia.

Sharks chair quits after cocaine arrest

The Cronulla Sharks will have a new chairman after Damian Keogh was arrested for cocaine possession, prompting him to resign.

Laborious Parker retains WBO belt

Kiwi WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker has beaten Romanian opponent Razvan Cojanu but he was unable to secure a cathartic knock-out blow.

Lightning strike down Magpies in Melbourne

The Sunshine Coast Lightning have derailed the Mapgies' mid-season comeback with a 56-49 win in Melbourne.

Parker retains heavyweight boxing crown

Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker has defeated Romanian Razvan Cojanu to retain his WBO heavyweight crown, while Kostya Tszyu's son Tim won his undercard bout.

Vixens overrun Firebirds in Super Netball

The Melbourne Vixens have continued their winning run with an 11-goal win over the Queensland Firebirds on Saturday.

PNG beat Cook Islands with Test win

PNG has claimed victory for a second time against the Cook Islands with a 32-22 Pacific Test win.

GWS Giants defender Adam Kennedy tears ACL

Scans have confirmed Greater Western Sydney defender Adam Kennedy tore his ACL during the Giants' AFL loss to St Kilda.

Harley-Davidson marks 100 years in Oz

Iconic motorcycle company Harley-Davidson is marking 100 years in Australia with an east-coast ride to raise money for cancer treatment.

Swifts get stars back at right time

The NSW Swifts are set to be bolstered by the returns of two of their biggest name players.

Hockeyroos in final despite Japan loss

Despite a 3-2 loss to Japan in the final qualifying game, the Australian men's hockey team have qualified for the final of the Azlan Shah Cup.

Swifts in Super Netball win over Fever

The NSW Swifts have edged West Coast Fever in a Super Netball match that went down to the wire.

Vixens on verge of Super Netball finals

The Melbourne Vixens are expecting to face a desperate Queensland Firebirds side in their Super Netball game on Saturday.

Shooting Aust stands by banned Diamond

Shooting Australia says it will reach out to Michael Diamond after the Olympic gold medallist lost his gun licence for 10 years.

Warriors, Wizards ease to NBA playoff wins

Golden State have won on the road in Utah to go two-up in their NBA playoffs series, while Washington have cut Boston's series lead to 2-1.

NSW greyhound commission applications open

Recruitment is underway for the new independent Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission that will oversee the greyhound racing industry.

Kidwell hits back at Mal Meninga criticism

New Zealand have responded to Australian claims that they had not done enough to promote the Anzac Test match in Canberra.

Parker injury could help Mills' NBA payday

A potentially serious knee injury to Tony Parker could hand Patty Mills a Spurs starting role - and another chance for to showcase his wares before free agency.

Melbourne Vixens look to pin finals spot

With only four rounds to go, Melbourne captain Kate Moloney says the team will need to up their defensive pressure to seal a spot in the finals.

Two arrested over Adelaide suburbs pursuit

A man and woman are being interviewed by police, and are expected to be charged, over a police pursuit in Adelaide's northern suburbs on Thursday.

Kookaburras celebrate milestone in style

Australia have beaten Great Britain 2-1 at the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia to mark captain Matt Swann's 150th international match.

Hunt for Melbourne gunmen continues

Detectives continue to search for the gunmen who killed a young man as he left a home in Melbourne's southeast earlier this week.

Pacquiao has Jeff Horn covered: Mundine

Australian boxer Jeff Horn doesn't have the skills to upset Manny Pacquiao in their fight in Brisbane on July 2, according to Anthony Mundine.

Yates, Ewan to lead Orica-Scott at Giro

Australian hopes at the 100th Giro d'Italia are speculative, with the Orica-Scott dividing their resources between Adam Yates and Caleb Ewan.

Swans need to regain ruthlessness: coach

Sydney coach John Longmire insists he knows what is wrong with his winless AFL side ahead of the clash with wooden spoon favourites Brisbane.

I'll hire Warriors a car to Vegas: Ingles

Australian NBA player Joe Ingles has suggested Golden State players seeking nightlife in Utah should spend their time elsewhere.

'Ringmaster' Prince Harry heads to Sydney

Prince Harry heads to Sydney in June to attend events celebrating the city's hosting of the 2018 Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women.

NBL's Melbourne United to play in China

NBL franchise Melbourne United will play Jiangsu Dragons in China in an exhibition match.

Lolohea and Hingano step out of the shadow

Tongan halves Tui Lolohea and Ata Hingano have a point to prove heading into Saturday's Pacific Test against Fiji.

McLoughlin re-appointed Paralympics chief

After leading the team to Rio, Kate McLoughlin has been reappointed Australian Paralympic chef de mission for the Tokyo Games in 2020.

Premier supports Townsville's Origin push

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has backed a proposal to get a State of Origin game in Townsville's new rugby league stadium.

John Lee appointed Australian Sailing CEO

Australian Sailing have appointed former South Sydney and Sydney Roosters CEO John Lee to replace former chief Matt Carroll.

Ingles, Exum into NBA conference semis

Australian NBA players Joe Ingles and Dante Exum are into the Western Conference semi-finals with Utah Jazz.

Erin Phillips strong in basketball return

AFLW star Erin Phillips has produced a team-high four assists and six points in a WNBA practice match in her basketball return.

Kookaburras chalk up six against Malaysia

The Kookaburras have beaten hosts Malaysia 6-1 in the Azlan Shah Cup.

Belief grows for Magpies in Super Netball

Collingwood's Super Netball team are finally hitting their straps, notching their third consecutive win to cement their place in the top four.

Porte's big win lifts Tour de France hope

Richie Porte has hauled in a 19-second deficit in the final stage time trial to beat Orica's Simon Yates for the Tour de Romandie title.