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Breakthrough win for Aussie Alexei Popyrin  >  Tennis

Promising Australian teenager Alexei Popyrin has celebrated a milestone victory on the ATP Tour by beating compatriot Matthew Ebden in Switzerland.

All Blacks wary of confident Wallabies  >  Rugby Union

All Blacks game-breaker Beauden Barrett believes the Wallabies will have grown in confidence from their last-start comeback win over Argentina.

Miller eyes podium finish at Aust MotoGP  >  Motor Sports

Local hope Jack Miller is confident his Pramac Racing Ducati has the pace to challenge for a podium finish at Phillip Island.

A-League wants VAR process broadcast  >  Football

The A-League is lobbying for the decision-making process around VAR calls to be broadcast and explained in stadiums.

Sport funding model is broken: athletes  >  Games News

A group of high-profile Australian athletes including swimming great Ian Thorpe say the nation's funding model for sport is broken.

Mumford 'upset' over powder vision: Giants  >  AFL

Shane Mumford is upset with himself after 2015 vision of the ex-AFL player snorting a white substance found its way online.

Khawaja could have Shield hit before Test  >  Cricket

Injured batsman Usman Khawaja hopes to face India in the first Test of the home summer by squeezing in a Sheffield Shield match to prove his fitness.

Folau pens new Wallabies, NSW deal: report  >  Rugby Union

Israel Folau has reportedly signed a new four-year deal to remain with the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs until the end of 2022.

Dogs pair face court over Mad Monday  >  Other Sports

NRL players Adam Elliott and Asipeli Fine, charged with wilful and obscene exposure after a Mad Monday party, have had their case briefly mentioned in court.

Top All Blacks eye Japanese career break  >  Rugby Union

BEAUDEN BARRETT of New Zealand is seen during the Captains Run at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

A handful of leading All Blacks including Beauden Barrett are tipped to be eyeing a short release to Japanese rugby as part of their next contracts.

Young gun Pucovski to miss Shield clash  >  Cricket

WILL PUCOVSKI of Victoria celebrates his double century during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at the WACA in Perth, Australia.

An ill Will Pucovski, who scored a double-century last week to put Victoria on track for a Sheffield Shield victory, will miss his side's clash with NSW.

Kiwis skipper praises wife and coach  >  Rugby League

DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK of the Panthers in action during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Manly Sea Eagles at PS in Penrith, Australia.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak marvels at the tenacity of his wife Purdy as he prepares to lead the Kiwis into their three-Test series against England.

Millman misses another shot at Federer  >  Tennis

Australia's John Millman was unable to tee up a chance for a second-round clash with Roger Federer at the Swiss Indoors after losing to Jan-Lennard Struff.

No baggage for Aussies in Pakistan T20s  >  Cricket

Australia and Pakistan are set to resume hostilities in the first of three T20s just days after Pakistan's crushing victory in the second Test.

Skipper Finch recharged for T20 switch  >  Cricket

AARON FINCH of Victoria plays a shot during the Sheffield Shield match at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch is becoming a man for all formats as he prepares to switch from Tests to T20s in the UAE.

Rebels can win it with Super Cooper  >  Rugby Union

WILL GENIA of the Wallabies passes the ball during an International Test match at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia scrum-half Will Genia believes his former Reds teammate Quade Cooper will shine when they link up together again for Melbourne Rebels in 2019.

Pakistan skipper wary of Australia in T20s  >  Cricket

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has labelled Australia the best T20 team in the world ahead of their opening match in Abu Dhabi.

Glory winger back from chickenpox scare  >  Football

Perth Glory attacker Chris Harold says he has recovered from a bad bout of chickenpox and is now ready to be unleashed against Melbourne Victory.

CA is devaluing Shield cricket: Warne  >  Cricket

Australia's most prolific Test wicket-taker Shane Warne says the decline of the national team is linked to the governing body devaluing the Sheffield Shield.

Marsh and Co. aim to right WA's wobbles  >  Cricket

Batting collapses cost WA dearly in their recent Shield loss to Victoria, but coach Adam Voges is confident they can bounce back against Tasmania this week.

Kings NBL star Randle battling concussion  >  Basketball

Sydney guard Jerome Randle is trying to overcome a bout of concussion heading into the Kings 30th anniversary celebration home game against Cairns.

Genia sick and tired of Bledisloe beat-ups  >  Rugby Union

WILL GENIA of the Wallabies passes the ball during an International Test match at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

The Wallabies veteran admits he's tired of losing to the All Blacks and craves another chance of toppling the world champions in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash.

I'll cut Horn like a watermelon: Mundine  >  Other Sports

Australian boxers ANTHONY MUNDINE and DANNY GREEN fight during their cruiserweight bout at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Boxing veteran Anthony Mundine plans on making Jeff Horn pay for what he believes is disrespectful behaviour from the Queenslander fighter's camp.

Ponter adds Long-Rioli lineage to AFLW  >  AFL

CYRIL RIOLI of the Hawks kicks the ball during the AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide recruit Danielle Ponter is the niece of Michael Long and cousin of Cyril Rioli - and has the Long-Rioli x-factor in how she plays.

Grieving Wallaby to return stronger  >  Rugby Union

LUKHAN TUI of the Wallabies runs at Quade Cooper of the Barbarians during the match between the Australian Wallabies and the Barbarians at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Grieving Wallaby Lukhan Tui is being tipped to return stronger in 2019 after the John Eales Medal runner-up opted to end his season prematurely.