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Aust's Wilson advances in Portugal surfing  >  Other Sports

Australian surfer Julian Wilson will face compatriots Owen Wright and Ace Buchan in the fourth round of World Surf League's Portugal event.

Australian women open ODI series with win  >  Cricket

MEG LANNING poses during a Cricket Australia media opportunity at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia has opened their five-match ODI series with Pakistan with a five-wicket win in Kuala Lumpur.

Dominant Diamonds snare Constellation Cup  >  Other Sports

LISA ALEXANDERr, 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.

A vastly-improved Australia have outclassed New Zealand 58-47 in Wellington to wrap up the Constellation Cup series 3-1.

Christian the only Aussie in new T20 comp  >  Cricket

STEVE SMITH of Australia celebrates his half century during the Fourth Test Match in the 2017/18 Ashes series between Australia and England at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

The draft for a new Twenty20 league in South Africa has been completed, with Dan Christian the only Australian picked up by one of the six teams.

Eyes of the world watching Mariners  >  Football

USAIN BOLT trains during a Central Coast Mariners training session at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Even with Usain Bolt not playing on Sunday, more attention than ever before is likely to be on the Central Coast Mariners for their A-League opener on Sunday.

Kelly's trade bid means more AFL scrutiny  >  AFL

GARY ABLETT during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Tim Kelly's go-home bid to join West Coast was the only high-profile AFL trade deal that did not happen.

Pakistan batsman Azhar in farcical run out  >  Cricket

PETER SIDDLE of the Bushrangers bowls during the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali's innings came to an end in bizarre fashion during the second Test against Australia when he was run out while stranded mid-pitch.

Horn slam Mundine's pre-fight absence  >  Other Sports

JEFF HORN speaks during a Press Conference and Training Session at Stretton Boxing Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn has taken an early shot at Anthony Mundine for training overseas and leaving the Brisbane champion to solely promote their upcoming bout.

Let me play, Bogut tells NBL referees  >  Basketball

ANDREW BOGUT #66 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses during media day in El Segundo, California.

Sydney Kings trumpcard Andrew Bogut says it will take him some time to adjust to NBL refereeing.

AFL should have open trade market: Bogut  >  AFL

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

Australian basketball star Andrew Bogut has called for the AFL to have an open trade market.

Bulldogs eye Western Sydney Stadium game  >  Rugby League

LACHLAN LEWIS of the Bulldogs kicks the match winning field goal during the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the New Zealand Warriors at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Canterbury could host an NRL game at Western Sydney Stadium next year as they begin to plan for life outside of Sydney Olympic Park.

SA clubs to battle in AFL draft Showdown  >  AFL

After 45 on-field Showdowns between Adelaide and Port Adelaide, the two fierce rivals will scramble to climb higher in the AFL draft's top-10 picks.

Spida backs Suns' 'brave' rebuild  >  AFL

STEVEN MAY of the Suns leads his team mates onto the ground during the AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Gold Coast Suns at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Gold Coast will enter their ninth year in the AFL with a noticeable lack of star power, but it may prove to be in their best long-term interests.

Sydney look to strike FFA Cup final blow  >  Football

ALEX BROSQUE of Sydney shows his dejection during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC want to strike a pre-emptive blow on Adelaide before the FFA Cup final by beating them at home in Friday's first A-League game of the season.

Rowe set to end AFL career on 99 games  >  AFL

SAM ROWE of the Blues high fives fans after winning the AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Essendon Bombers at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

After an AFL career defined by persistence, Carlton defender Sam Rowe leads four Carlton delistings.

Danish recruit to help fix Adelaide's woes  >  Football

Adelaide United head coach MARCO KURZ speaks to the media during a press conference at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Adelaide United receruit Ken Ilso is expected by his coach to help fix his A-League club's glaring issue.

Sally Pearson closes in on full training  >  Games News

Sally Pearson is over the achilles problem that forced her out of the Commonwealth Games and is almost ready to begin a full training program.

Coach reveals Marnus's full bag of tricks  >  Cricket

MARNUS LABUSCHAGNE of Quennsland bats during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Queensland coach Wade Seccombe says there isn't much Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne can't do.

Melbourne look for physical NBL edge  >  Basketball

Melbourne United Head Coach DEAN VICKERMAN talks to his players during the NBL Blitz match between the Brisbane Bullets and Melbourne United at BM in Ballarat, Australia.

Melbourne are turning to wrestling as they look for more physicality ahead of locking horns with Adelaide in an NBL grand final rematch.

Old A-League friends now foes for WSW  >  Football

TONY POPOVIC, coach of the Wanderers, looks on during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

The Western Sydney Wanderers begin their A-League campaign this weekend against Perth Glory who are now coached by their former mentor Tony Popovic.

Cheika to back assistants in RA meeting  >  Rugby Union

MICHAEL CHEIKA, Head Coach of Australia looks on during a training session at the Lensbury Hotel in London, England.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika will call for unity and defend his assistants when he fronts the Rugby Australia board on Friday.

Adelaide coach bullish for A-League opener  >  Football

Coach MARCO KURZ of Adelaide United looks on during the A-League match between Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz says he'll take a much improved team into the A-League season opener against Sydney FC.

Saints recruit basketball giant into AFL  >  AFL

MASON COX of the Magpies hydrates with a drink during the JLT Community Series AFL match between Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Ted Summerton Recreational Reserve in Moe, Australia.

A month after Mason Cox tore Richmond apart in the preliminary final, St Kilda have recruited basketballer Sam Alabakis.

Jets ready to take off again: Petratos  >  Football

DIMITRI PETRATOS of Australia runs with the ball during the Australian Socceroos Training Session at the Gloria Football Club in Antalya, Turkey.

There will be plenty of eyes on Newcastle this A-League campaign after making a fairytale run to last season's grand final.

Aust PGA rolls out beach-themed party hole  >  Golf

MARC LEISHMAN of Australia plays a shot during the first round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Plantation Course in Hawaii.

The Australian PGA Championship will introduce its own version of a party hole, complete with a beach, on the par three 16th.