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Adelaide bat first against Hobart in BBL  >  Cricket

COLIN INGRAM of the Adelaide Strikers bats during the Big Bash league match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne Stars in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide Strikers will bat first against the Hobart Hurricanes in Monday night's Big Bash League fixture at Adelaide Oval.

American Collins set for next Open battle  >  Tennis

DANIELLE COLLINS of the United States plays a backhand in her match against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the 2019 Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia.

Unseeded American Danielle Collins doesn't mind doing homework on her opponents which is something she learnt during her college days.

Greenberg lays down law to NRL clubs  >  Rugby League

TODD GREENBERG, Chief Executive Officer of the National Rugby League looks on after the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has laid down the law to the captains of all 16 clubs during a phone hook-up.

How Pavlyuchenkova and Collins match up  >  Tennis

ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA celebrates match point in her match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S.A during Australian Open at Melbourne Park on in Melbourne, Australia.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova takes on Danielle Collins in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

O'Neill unsure about regaining rep mojo  >  Rugby League

JUSTIN ONEILL of the Cowboys is tackled during the 2017 NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

North Queensland's Justin O'Neill admits he is unsure whether he will be able to recapture his representative mojo this year after a "bumpy" 2018.

Snapshot from day eight at the Open  >  Tennis

KAROLINA PLISKOVA of the Czech Republic plays a backhand in her singles match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore.

How day eight of the Australian Open unfolded at Melbourne Park.

Barty can win the Open, says Clijsters  >  Tennis

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Grand slam greats Kim Clijsters and Martina Navratilova have thrown their support behind Ashleigh Barty at Melbourne Park.

Scud's advice to feuding Davis Cup stars  >  Tennis

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia serves during the Men's singles final match of the 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.

Two-time Davis Cup winner Mark Philippoussis has offered some sage advice to Australia's warring tennis stars.

Pliskova cruises into Open quarter-finals  >  Tennis

KAROLINA PLISKOVA of Czech Republic plays a forehand against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova has beaten Garbine Muguruza in straight sets to move into the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Avoiding BBL helped my game: Patterson  >  Cricket

KURTIS PATTERSON of NSW walks off the ground after his wicket during the JLT Cup match between South Australia and New South Wales in Perth, Australia.

Late Australian Test squad selection Kurtis Patterson believes avoiding the hit and giggle Big Bash League has been a blessing in disguise.

Zverev unleashes in Open meltdown  >  Tennis

ALEXANDER ZVEREV of Germany volleys during a practice session ahead of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev is out of the Australian Open, smashing his racquet nine times in a straight sets loss to Canadian Milos Raonic.

Barty's bold plan to stop in-form Kvitova  >  Tennis

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia celebrates winning a point in her singles match against Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine during the Fed Cup tie between Australia and the Ukraine at the Canberra Tennis Centre in Canberra, Australia.

Ashleigh Barty is heading for the top 10 if she wins her Australian Open quarter-final but two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova stands in her way.

How Barty matches up with Kvitova  >  Tennis

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a forehand against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Ashleigh Barty takes on Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Titans sharpen defence with Axe addition  >  Rugby League

Australia coach MAL MENINGA conducts an interview at Darwin Stadium in Darwin, Australia

Trevor Gillmeister will be a weekly fixture on the Gold Coast this season as coach Garth Brennan aims to improve the NRL club's defence.

Pope reveals Test ambitions  >  Cricket

JIMMY PEIRSON of Queensland bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland in Melbourne, Australia.

Sydney Sixers spinner Lloyd Pope says he aspires to play for Australia in all three formats after impressing in his side's BBL win over the Brisbane Heat.

Striker's A-League exile continues at City  >  Football

WARREN JOYCE the coach of Melbourne City looks on during the A-League match between Melbourne City FC and Sydney FC at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce concedes he has few options up front as he searches for more A-League goals but Bruno Fornaroli remains in his doghouse.

Jets' Merrick slams Hoffman red card  >  Football

ERNIE MERRICK coach of the Phoenix watches on during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Ernie Merrick has put the pressure on the FFA to address the refereeing "issues" he says are becoming commonplace in the A-League.

Osaka scraps her way into Open quarters  >  Tennis

NAOMI OSAKA of Japan celebrates winning a point against Ashleigh Barty of Australia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

US Open champion Naomi Osaka is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time after beating Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in three sets.

Ponga not done with league just yet  >  Rugby League

KALYN PONGA of the Knights in action during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

NRL star Kalyn Ponga has moved to clarify comments that his goal is to play for the All Blacks, saying they were taken out of context.

Turtur confirms he will quit as Tour boss  >  Cycling

Mike Turtur, the man responsible for the Tour Down Under, will step down next January after 22 years as race director.

Waratahs set to unveil Ashley-Cooper  >  Rugby Union

KARMICHAEL HUNT of the Wallabies is tackled during the match between the Australian Wallabies and the Barbarians at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The NSW Waratahs are expected to sign Adam Ashley-Cooper in the coming days for the upcoming Super Rugby season.

How Nadal and Tiafoe match up  >  Tennis

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain celebrates during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Rafael Nadal takes on Frances Tiafoe in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Warner anticipating Tuesday elbow surgery  >  Cricket

DAVID WARNER of Winnipeg Hawks runs to the boundary during a Global T20 Canada match against Montreal Tigers at MLC Club in King City, Canada.

David Warner will have his elbow assessed in Melbourne on Tuesday before it's anticipated he'll undergo surgery to clean up the problematic joint.

Savour Roger and Rafa while we can: Agassi  >  Tennis

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland in action in the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.

Former world No.1 Andre Agassi is advising sports fans to cherish Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal while they can as an incredible era of tennis draws to a close.

Uzbek-based Aussie gives Roos gameplan  >  Football

Uzbekistan-based Australian coach Mirko Jelicic has given his rundown on the Socceroos' Asian Cup round of 16 opponents.