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Bolden's long, rocky path to the 76ers  >  Basketball

Instead of sulking, Jonah Bolden seized on the opportunity for court time when the 76ers sent him to the G League earlier this month.

All Blacks to face born-again Irishman Aki  >  Rugby Union

Tana Umaga is proud of the part he played in reviving Irish centre Bundee Aki's ailing career ahead of the Test against New Zealand.

Souths on a winner with Bennett: T Burgess  >  Rugby League

Tom Burgess is delighted his England coach Wayne Bennett will be taking over at NRL club South Sydney.

Support for Kyrgios' public cry for help  >  Tennis

Former Newcombe Medallist Sam Groth says Nick Kyrgios' decision to seek professional help for his mental health is a big step forward for the mercurial star.

Gaze senior rates NBL talent best ever  >  Basketball

Australian basketball icon Lindsay Gaze is convinced the talent level in the NBL is the highest it's ever been.

Wallabies rake Latu vows to keep improving  >  Rugby Union

Tolu Latu has vowed to find the consistency to make him the Wallabies' first-choice hooker less than a year before the start of the Rugby World Cup.

Starc on Manuka reconnaissance mission  >  Cricket

Mitchell Starc will play his maiden first-class match at Manuka Oval this weekend, with an eye to the historic first Test at the ground in February.

South Africa test Tye ahead of T20 clash  >  Cricket

Australian quick Jason Behrendorff believes South Africa may have been testing out Andrew Tye in their tour match ahead of Saturday's Twenty20 international.

Nair to be back bowling for Thunder in BBL  >  Cricket

Arjun Nair has endured a nightmare 2018 but he expects to be back bowling in time for the start of the Big Bash League on his newly-signed Sydney Thunder deal.

Snedeker on the move at Australian Open  >  Golf

American Brandt Snedeker is the best performer of the big guns early in the first round of the Australian Open at The Lakes.

NRL refs report straight to me: Annesley  >  Rugby League

New NRL head of elite football Graham Annesley has ordered all referees to report directly to him from next season onwards.

Socceroos clean slate motivating Jeggo  >  Football

After being a part of multiple Socceroos squads without getting onto the field, midfielder James Jeggo believes he now has a chance to prove himself.

Winning well over Mundine key for Horn  >  Other Sports

Boxer Jeff Horn admits it will take more than simply a victory over Anthony Mundine to put him back on the world stage.

Castle disappointed after losing WRWC bid  >  Rugby Union

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle says she is hugely disappointed at losing out on the bid to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup to New Zealand.

Koutroumbis itchy to return to A-League  >  Football

JOHN KOUTROUMBIS of the Jets kicks during the FFA Cup round of 32 match between Gold Coast Knights and Newcastle Jets at XXXX in Gold Coast, Australia.

Newcastle defender John Koutroumbis isn't putting a time frame on his return to action after returning to full training following surgery for thyroid cancer.

Smith Storm deal must be done: Kimmorley  >  Rugby League

CAMERON SMITH of the Storm charges forward during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Former Melbourne halfback Brett Kimmorley says the Storm can't afford to let skipper Cameron Smith leave the NRL club.

Battling Wallabies back under-fire coaches  >  Rugby Union

SEKOPE KEPU of Australia reacts to being shown a red card during the international match between Scotland and Australia at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and his under-fire staff still have the support of the players, says Sekope Kepu.

Ex-Lion Parling joins Rebels coaches  >  Rugby Union

GEOFF PARLING of Exeter Chiefs poses during the media day ahead of the Aviva Premiership Final against Wasps at Sandy Park in Exeter, England.

Former British and Irish Lions lock Geoff Parling and foundation prop Nic Henderson have taken up coaching roles with the Melbourne Rebels.

Saints well-placed at No.4 at AFL draft  >  AFL

St Kilda are open to trading the fourth overall pick at the AFL draft, which could prove a valuable and sought-after bargaining chip.

Starc could skip IPL for Aussie benefit  >  Cricket

MITCHELL STARC of Australia celebrates getting a wicket during the 2017/18 Ashes Series at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Mitchell Starc could opt against nominating for next year's Indian Premier League after being cut by his club the Kolkata Knight Riders via text message.

Smith already working on World Cup defence  >  Cricket

STEVE SMITH of Australia celebrates after reaching his double century of the 2nd Investec Ashes Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground.

Steve Smith won't return to top-flight cricket until March, but that hasn't stopped him pondering Australia's batting frailties ahead of next year's World Cup.

Spieth defeat drives Smith's Open quest  >  Golf

CAMERON SMITH of Australia plays a shot during the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Cameron Smith says his 2016 Australian Open loss to Jordan Spieth is driving him to finally lift the Stonehaven Cup in Sydney this week.

Tedesco backs Maguire to roar with Tigers  >  Rugby League

JAMES TEDESCO of the Roosters runs the ball during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Gold Coast Titans at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Sydney Roosters star James Tedesco believes his old club Wests Tigers will thrive under new coach Michael Maguire.

Lesser lights line up for Australian Open  >  Golf

CAMERON SMITH of Australia plays his second shot during the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

It may lack golf's biggest names, but the Australian Open promises to be another exciting affair as a raft of hungry youngsters vie for the Stonehaven Cup.

No more sanctions for Jack Wighton: NRL  >  Rugby League

JACK WIGHTON of the Raiders is tackled during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the St George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has labelled footage of Canberra player Jack Wighton assaulting random men as "disgraceful".