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Aussie Volkanovski chases UFC greatness

ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI of Australia shapes to fight Shane Young of New Zealand during the UFC Fight Night at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Alexander Volkanovski expects to be UFC featherweight world champion by the end of 2019 and wants to be ranked among the greats after overcoming illness.

Gilmore eyes tour lead at Bali WSL event

STEPHANIE GILMORE of Australia looks on during the women's qualifying round of the World Surf League Surf Ranch Pro in Lemoore, California.

Stephanie Gilmore is aiming to kickstart her WSL title defence after heading an Aussie charge into the semi-finals at the tour event in Bali.

World Cup Rewind: SL stun the world

Sri Lanka announce themselves to the world with a stunning first World Cup title, edging out Australia in the 1996 final

Fever to give Medhurst some friendly lip

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.

Collingwood Magpies recruit Nat Medhurst will get the chance to exact some revenge against her former side in Saturday's clash with the Fever.

Spratt scores first European win this year

AMANDA SPRATT of Australia in action during the Elite Women's Road Race in Florence, Italy.

Amanda Spratt has the overall lead after winning stage two of the Emakumeen Bira stage race in Spain.

Ponting's World Cup danger man: Kagiso Rabada

Three-time World Cup winner Ricky Ponting says paceman Kagiso Rabada holds the key to South Africa's chances at the tournament

Aust can't just rely on NBA talent: Bogut

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 has hailed Australia's World Cup squad as one of the best in decades but insists they'll still have to work to win a maiden international medal.

Netball World Cup spots go on the line

LISA ALEXANDER, Head Coach of the Australian Diamonds, looks on during the International Test match between the Australian Diamonds and England at Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander says there are still World Cup spots up for grabs in this round of Super Netball before the Australian side is named on Thursday.

Tahs need to adopt test match mentality against Jaguares: Simmons

The Waratahs know they need to be at their best on Saturday night against the Jaguares and are treating it like a test match game. Rob Simmons says the side will need to stay composed as they fight to keep their finals hopes alive.

Ben Simmons misses All-NBA selection

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.

James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the only players unanimously selected for the All-NBA First Team while LeBron James only made the Third Team.

Folau named in NZ World Cup netball squad

Silver Ferns shooter Maria Folau has received a welcome dose of positive news after being named to compete at a fourth World Cup.

Can the Brumbies maintain their Australian conference lead?

All Australian teams are back in action for round 15 of Super Rugby. The Reds kick things off on Friday night taking on the Chiefs in Hamilton. The Brumbies then host the Bulls in bid to extend their Australian conference lead.

Netball's Fever hate 'Pies, not Medhurst

NATALIE MEDHURST of the West Coast Fever practices her shooting before the Super Netball match between the Fever and the Swifts at HBF Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Collingwood Magpies recruit Nat Medhurst will have a chance to exact revenge on her former club when she faces West Coast Fever in Bendigo on Saturday.

Vixens aim to extend Super netball streak

Melbourne Vixens midcourter Liz Watson says her Super Netball team were lucky to escape with a draw last round and must lift to beat the second-placed Swifts.

EXCLUSIVE: Find out what happens in a player review | 2019 | AFL

Access provided by Gold Coast inside the meeting room where those of us externally rarely get to go.

Bruce can prove Netball World Cup fitness

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

West Coast Fever skipper Courtney Bruce will return from an elbow injury in Saturday's Super Netball clash with Collingwood Magpies.

Boomers to let Simmons lead way: Ingles

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 heads a star-studded 17-man Australian men's basketball squad named ahead of the World Cup in China.

Football Postcast: UEFA Europa League Final: Chelsea v Arsenal | EFL Play-Off Finals | Weekend Bets

Bruce Millington is joined by Racing Post Sport's Dan Childs, James Milton and Paddy Power's Malachy Rooney for a look towards the EFL Play-Off Finals on the weekend and the UEFA Europa League final on Wednesday.

Daredevil's skyscraper rooftop backflip

A freestyle motorcycle rider has completed a backflip atop Melbourne's tallest building in a daredevil move to rev up support for a sporting event.

Super Netball teams cover World Cup toll

Super Netball teams can have an additional two players on the bench for two rounds following the World Cup to cover the toll of the tournament.

CAM SMITH VS JOSH ADDO-CARR | Perfect Rivals | State of Origin

We put club team mates who turn Origin rivals against each other to find out if the Maroons or the Blues come out on top in a new take on Origin trivia.

Warriors, Bogut book NBA finals berth

The Portland Trail Blazers blew major leads as they were swept by the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals series.

Two lay days called at WSL event in Bali

There will be no action over the next two days of the World Surf League event in Bali.

O'Connor out the back | Tigers v Bombers, 1995 | AAMI Classic Last Two Mins | AFL

A high-scoring Friday night belter as Richmond and Essendon fight it out in round 15, 1995.

Carmichael charges into WSL Bali quarters

GABRIEL MEDINA of Brazil competes during the men's final round of the World Surf League Surf Ranch Pro in Lemoore, California.

Australia's Wade Carmichael has put on one of the displays of the day to charge into the quarter-finals of the World Surf League event in Bali.

Giants on a roll with win over Firebirds

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.

Experienced Giants Caitlin Bassett and Kim Green have steered their side to a 69-61 away win against the Queensland Firebirds in Super Netball.

Julian Wilson leads Aussie Bali Pro charge

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

Surfing's world No.2 Julian Wilson has guaranteed himself a season-best result after nailing his third-round showdown with Brazil's Jadson Andre in Bali.

Vixens snatch dramatic draw with Fever

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.

The Super Netball-leading Melbourne Vixens have regrouped to secure a 63-63 draw with winless West Coast Fever in Perth.

Koenen sparks Lightning's Super comeback

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.

An inspired positional switch by Sunshine Coast coach Noeline Taurua proved the catalyst for the reigning Super Netball champions victory over the Swifts.

Another lay day at Bali WSL event

Organisers have called another lay day for the World Surf League event in Bali, with improved conditions forecast for Sunday.

Pies on the improve in Super Netball

The signs of improvement are beginning to show for Magpies Netball as they strive to cover the loss of experienced leader Madi Browne.

Kookaburras brush aside India in Perth

The Kookaburras have beaten India 5-2 to complete a 2-0 series win in Perth.

Magpies cruise to easy Super Netball win

Shimona Nelson has come back to haunt her former side with 52 goals as the Collingwood Magpies proved too strong for Adelaide Thunderbirds in Super Netball

Warriors steal win from Trail Blazers

The Warriors, led by Steph Curry's 37 points, refused to be beaten by the Trail Blazers and closed out the 114-111 win on a 14-3 run.

Lay day called at WSL event in Bali

Organisers have called a lay day for the World Surf League event in Bali with conditions set to improve at Keramas over the weekend.

Liz Cambage traded to Las Vegas

Australian basketball player LIZ CAMBAGE poses during a portait shoot at Brighton Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

After Liz Cambage posted teary Instagram posts the Dallas Wings agreed to trade the Australian star to the Las Vegas Aces.

Aussie aims high after Bali WSL heat win

West Australian Bronte Macaulay believes her best is yet to come after upsetting American Lakey Peterson to move in the quarter-finals of the WSL event in Bali.

Tim Tszyu is there to be hit: Jeff Horn

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn has spotted some holes in Tim Tszyu's technique but says a fight between them would be massive for Australian boxing and a big money earner.

Bali upsets open up WSL rankings race

STEPHANIE GILMORE of Australia looks on during the women's qualifying round of the World Surf League Surf Ranch Pro in Lemoore, California.

Australians Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons have reached the quarter-finals of the Bali World Surf League event as the rankings leaders were beaten.

Fire WNBL coach Brassard steps down

WNBL championship-winning Townsville Fire coach Claudia Brassard has announced she is stepping down from the role.

Californian guard to join 36ers in NBL

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

The Adelaide 36ers have signed three players for the next NBL season, whom coach Joey Wright says will bring toughness to the club.

Tszyu eyes bigger venues after boxing win

TIM TSZYU walks to the ring for his Australian super welterweight title bout against punches Joe Camilleri at The Star in Sydney, Australia.

The handlers of new Australian super welterweight boxing champion Tim Tszyu are looking at staging future fights at larger Sydney venues

Simmons a natural Boomers fit: Lemanis

BEN SIMMONS #25 of the LSU Tigers dunks against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Louisiana.

Ben Simmons won't have to change his game to suit a naturally selfless Boomers team at the World Cup according to coach Andrej Lemanis.

Tim Tszyu gets one up on famous father

Tim Tszyu has won an Australian boxing title, something his famous father Kostya didnt do, and has called out Jeff Horn after beating Joel Camilleri on points.

Kookaburras thump India 4-0 in hockey

The Kookaburras have enjoyed a comfortable win to open up their two-match series against India.

Hodges feels empty after second boxing KO

Justin Hodges needed just 23 seconds to stop Troy McMahon in a heavyweight pro boxing bout in Sydney.

Curry hot in Warriors NBA play-off win

Andrew Bogut was in Golden State's starting five but it was Steph Curry that did the bulk of the scoring as the NBA champions beat Portland in the playoffs.

Simmons delivers Boomers World Cup boost

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 taken to social media to finally declare himself available for the Boomers as they prepare for the FIBA World Cup in China.

Surfing lay day at WSL event in Bali

Continuing poor conditions have forced organisers to call a lay day at the World Surf League event in Bali.

Tszyu ready to start cleaning up Aussies

Rising boxer Tim Tszyu starts his campaign to clean out Australian opposition by challenging national super welterweight champion Joel Camilleri on Wednesday.

Injured Cobden to miss netball World Cup

Adelaide Thunderbirds' English recruit Beth Cobden has suffered a knee injury and will miss the netball World Cup.

Struggling Fever still sweating on Bruce

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

West Coast Fever captain Courtney Bruce is no certainty to return from an elbow injury for Saturday night's Super Netball clash with the Vixens at RAC Arena.

Brown to remain Simmons' 76ers NBA coach

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 and Philadelphia's other star players have thrown their support behind Brett Brown to keep his job as their NBA coach.

Cycling race moves from city to Torquay

CADEL EVANS acknowledges the fans after the Cadel Evans Ocean Road Race in Melbourne, Australia.

After three years at the Albert Park Formula One circuit, the opening event of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race program will move to Torquay.

Viral Harris AFLW pic named award finalist

Tayla Harris' viral AFLW image is a leading contender for an inaugural photography award shining a spotlight on the sporting prowess of female athletes.

Buchan, Callinan through in Bali WSL

Australian surfers Mick Fanning and JULIAN WILSON speak to the media during a press conference at All Sorts Sports Factory in Sydney, Australia.

The Australian contingent endured mixed results in Bali's World Surf League elimination heats on Tuesday.

Simmons admits jump shots "important"

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

The Philadelphia 76ers head into the off-season surrounded by question marks, including Ben Simmons' future with the franchise.

Fitzgibbons, Gilmore winners in Bali WSL

SALLY FITZGIBBONS of Australia surfs during the Oi Rio Pro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sally Fitzgibbons has posted the best score on day one of women's action at the third stop on the World Surf League tour in Bali.

Champ Camilleri aiming to take down Tszyu

He's got a photo of Kostya Tszyu hanging in his bedroom, but Australian junior middleweight champ Joel Camilleri is out to beat the famous boxer's son.

The NBL to market Basketball Australia

Basketball Australia and the NBL have combined forces in a move both bodies say will boost the sport's profile at all levels.

Julian Wilson heads Aussie surfers in Bali

Pro surfer JULIAN WILSON poses for a photograph after giving Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova a surf lesson at Coolum Beach in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Julian Wilson headlines the Australian contingent who have advanced to the third round at the World Surf League event in Bali.

Giants power to first Super Netball win

CAITLIN BASSETT of the Lightning throws the ball prior to Super Netball match between the Vixens and the Lightning at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Giants Netball open their account for the 2019 Super Netball season after knocking off Collingwood Magpies in a scrappy encounter in Sydney

Porte aims to put season back on track

RICHIE PORTE of Australia and Team Sky competes during Tour de France in Utrecht, Netherlands

Illness has played havoc with Richie Porte's build-up to the Tour de France as he returns to racing at the Tour of California.

Volkanovski beats UFC legend Jose Aldo

ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI of Australia shows his frustration after defeating Shane Young of New Zealand during the UFC Fight Night at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Alexander Volkanovski wants a world title fight against UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in Australia after beating former champion Jose Aldo in Brazil.

Netball's unbeaten Swifts crush Fever

A dominant second-half performance has powered the NSW Swifts to a third successive Super Netball win, downing the winless West Coast Fever 80-66.

Lightning ram home netball derby advantage

PEACE PROSCOVIA of Lightning in action during the Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final between Loughborough Lightning and Wasps at Copper Box Arena in London, England.

Laura Scherian and Peace Proscovia were the stars as Sunshine Coast Lightning dominated their Queensland opponents 71-56.

Simmons' NBA moment of truth arrives

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

The Raptors know one of the keys to beating the 76ers is to stop Ben Simmons terrorising them in the open court.

Vixens keep Super netball win streak alive

Giants Assistant Coach TANIA OBST talks to palyers during the Super Netball match between Giants Netball and Sunshine Coast Lightning at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

The Melbourne Vixens have recorded their third-straight Super Netball win with a 16-goal victory over the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Bogut's NBA Warriors eliminate Rockets

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

Steph Curry was scoreless in the first half but exploded in the final two quarters with 33 game-turning points helping end Houston's NBA title dream.

Ewan makes Grand Tour return at Giro

Australian cyclist CALEB EWAN of the Orica - Scott team celebrates after winning the People's Choice Classic street race in Adelaide, Australia.

Australian sprint ace Caleb Ewan will aims for stage wins as he leads the Lotto-Soudal team at the Giro d'Italia.

NRL won't apologise to Mitchell Pearce

MITCHELL PEARCE of the Knights in the warm up during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Manly Sea Eagles at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg says he won't apologise to Mitchell Pearce despite admitting the Newcastle halfback's 2016 NRL suspension was "overcooked".

Ben Simmons keeps 76ers' NBA season alive

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 coach Brett Brown has defended Ben Simmons after the young Australian was savaged by the team's fans, media and former NBA stars.

Bucks KO Celtics; Warriors' Durant injured

ARON BAYNES of the Boston Celtics warms up before Game Six of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Australia's Aron Baynes' involvement in the NBA finals ends while Warriors' star Kevin Durant could miss time with the reigning champions due to a calf injury.

Fever aim to rebound vs Swifts in netball

STACEY FRANCIS of the West Coast Fever shows the love as she runs out onto the court before the Super Netball match between the Fever and the Swifts at HBF Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast were Super Netball grand finalists last year but they look a shadow of that team after opening this season with two straight losses.

Simmons 'stinking up' 76ers: Barkley

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

Ben Simmons and his Philadelphia 76ers will be knocked out of the playoffs if they lose game six against the Toronto Raptors.

Simmons's 76ers fight for playoff survival

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 had a sub-standard seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in Toronto's 36-point NBA play-off rout of Philadelphia.

New-look Lightning for Qld netball derby

PEACE PROSCOVIA of Lightning in action during the Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final between Loughborough Lightning and Wasps at Copper Box Arena in London, England.

The Queensland Firebirds will play a new-look Sunshine Coast Lightning in a Super Netball derby on Sunday in Brisbane.

Tough night in NBA for Bogut and Baynes

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.

James Harden buried Andrew Bogut's Warriors while a rampaging Giannis Antetokounmpo pushed Aron Baynes's Boston Celtics to the verge of NBA finals' extinction.

Heat on Simmons for crucial NBA test

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 says he will not let the highs of the NBA Playoffs get too high and the lows get too low as the 76ers prepare for game five in Toronto.

Phoenix to tune up for NBL entry in China

MITCH CREEK of the Adelaide 36ers (L) in action during the NBL Grand Final series between Melbourne United and the Adelaide 36ers at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Mitch Creek's South East Melbourne Phoenix will fly out for a two-game tour of China this month as they prepare for their inaugural NBL season.

Simmons trusts 76ers' process for Toronto

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 says his Philadelphia 76ers will remain positive as they shake off their loss and head to Toronto for game five in their NBA play-off series.

Lightning lay waste to disappointing Fever

Coach Julie Fitzgerald of the Giants and Coach NOELINE TAURUA of the Sunshine Coast Lightning pose for a photo during the Super Netball Grand Final media opportunity at Brisbane Powerhouse in Brisbane, Australia.

Sunshine Coast Lightning head into their Queensland derby with momentum after an 80-55 Super Netball thrashing of West Coast Fever.

Flying Vixens still a work in progress

The Melbourne Vixens have only lost one quarter in two Super Netball starts to lead the competition on percentage, but their coach is not getting carried away

Wurf scorches to triathlon course record

Australian triathlete Cam Wurf has set an Ironman Australia course record, despite fading in his run, in a dominant display ahead of the world championship.

Vixens dominate Giants in Super Netball

The Melbourne Vixens have continued their hot start to the new Super Netball season, winning every quarter on the way to dismissing Giants Netball.

NSW Swifts in big netball win over T'birds

The NSW Swifts have claimed an impressive 61-43 Super Netball win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Lightning thrash Fever in Super Netball

Sunshine Coast Lightning swept all four bonus points in a 80-55 Super Netball thrashing of West Coast Fever.

Harden's Rockets blast Warriors in NBA

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

Australian centre Andrew Bogut played a brief but costly stint for Golden State Warriors in their NBA play-off loss to James Harden's Houston Rockets.

Kookaburras win to go top in Pro League

The Kookaburras have held on to beat Argentina 2-1 in the Pro League to jump to the top of the standings after a seventh consecutive victory.

Simmons sees lighter side after NBA fine

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

Philadelphia's JJ Redick was able to draw a big chuckle out of the usually austere Ben Simmons during a chat with reporters.

Hockeyroos lose to Argentina in Pro League

The Hockeyroos have lost their Pro League match to hosts Argentina after a penalty shootout was required to separate the sides.

Aus netball eye Cup defence, bright future

Australia netball coach Lisa Alexander admits more could be done to include young women from all backgrounds in the sport.

Collingwood, Firebirds draw Super Netball

KELSEY BROWNE of the Lightning controls the ball during the Super Netball match between the Thunderbirds and the Lightning at PS in Adelaide, Australia.

Collingwood midcourter Kelsey Browne lifted in the absence of her injured sister to help salvage a 57-57 Super Netball draw with the Queensland Firebirds.

Aussie Baynes set to combat Giannis in NBA

ARON BAYNES of the Boston Celtics warms up before Game Six of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Queenslander Aron Baynes only had two minutes of court time for Boston as Giannis Antetokounmpo ran riot in Milwaukee's win, but a bigger role awaits.

Ben Simmons fined for "groin" shot

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 slapped with a $20,000 fine for making contact with the groin of Kyle Lowry in their fiery Eastern Conference semi-final series clash.

Fever lose skipper for grand final rematch

COURTNEY BRUCE of the Fever passes during the Super Netball match between the Giants and the West Coast Fever at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

West Coast Fever will be without injured skipper Courtney Bruce for Sunday's grand final rematch against Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Perth Lynx sign WNBA guard Ariel Atkins

The Perth Lynx have boosted their squad with the signing of American guard Ariel Atkins.

Changes reaping rewards at Magpies netball

Incoming Collingwood Super Netball coach Rob Wright not only changed his player but their training facilities and offices which appears to be working.

Ben Simmons' 76ers throttle Raptors in NBA

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 involved in two incidents as Philadelphia defeated Toronto in their NBA playoff game.

Magpies' Browne to miss Super netball

Collingwood co-captain Madi Browne will miss the entire Super Netball season after undergoing knee surgery.

Tim Tszyu gets second boxing world ranking

Tim Tszyu has been rated 15th in the WBA as well as IBF super welterweight boxing rankings in the lead-up to his Australian title challenge to Joel Camilleri.

Drama for slick Australian SailGP boat

Australia's SailGP boat almost capsized and then recorded the fastest speed in San Francisco Bay in preparation for this weekend's racing.

Yates out to claim elusive Giro title

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.

Simon Yates, the leader for the Australian Mitchelton-Scott team at the Giro d'Italia, is one of the big race favourites.

Wurf ramps up running ahead of Kona tilt

Sunday's Ironman Australia triathlon is an important test for Cam Wurf ahead of his return to the Hawaiian world championships in October.

Fever still sweating on star netball duo

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

West Coast Fever's hopes of exacting grand final revenge over Sunshine Coast could rest on the recuperating powers of Jhaniele Fowler and Courtney Bruce.

Warriors take 2-0 lead over Rockets in NBA

MATTHEW DELLAVEDOVA of the Milwaukee Bucks runs down the floor after scoring against the Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Giannis Antetokounmpo's third-quarter blitz fired Milwaukee to a NBA conference semifinal game win over Aron Baynes's Celtics while the Warriors beat Houston.

Team USA to play in Sydney basketball boom

Head coach GREGG POPOVICH of the San Antonio Spurs follows the game against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The star-studded United States basketball team will round off their pre-World Cup tour of Australia in August with a game against Canada in Sydney.

Surf legend Garcia in critical condition

World Surf League have confirmed that former world champion Vincent 'Sunny' Garcia is in a critical condition in hospital.