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Watson-Browne combo lethal for Diamonds

Australian Diamonds netball coach Lisa Alexander has another midcourt combination to consider after Liz Watson and Kelsey Browne put England to the sword.

Diamonds avenge Comm Games final loss

Australia have avenged their Commonwealth Games netball final loss to England with a 52-47 Quad Series win over the Roses in Newcastle.

The Historic Nazaré Season of 2017-2018 | Sessions

As big wave season looms at Nazaré, filmer Alex Laurel looks back on Andrew Cotton, Lucas 'Chumbo' Chianca and Hugo Vau's massive moments from the 2017–18 season. It's safe to say that any time one of these chargers goes over the ledge at Nazaré, it's a momentous feat of human skill and bravery. And, over the years, there have been countless drops, barrels and huge wipeouts that have stunned viewers around the world. But the three moments featured in this short documentary, by longtime Nazaré filmer Alex Laurel, will go down in the history books.

Kookaburras downed by Olympic champs

The world No.1-ranked Australian men's hockey team have been beaten 2-0 by current Olympic champions Argentina in a four nations tournament in Darwin.

AFL fans urged not to buy into scalpers

AFL football fans are being taken for a ride as scalpers sell tickets at inflated prices online, with warnings there's no guarantee the tickets are genuine.

Darts Postcast: Champions League Of Darts 2018 Betting Preview

Henry 'Double H' Hardwicke brings you the best betting tips from this weekend's tournament in Brighton and is joined by Racing Post's Steve 'The Penetrator' Palmer, Steve 'Master Of Darts' Davies and Paddy Power's 'Dangerous' Damien Fitzgerald.

England enjoying netball role reversal

England Roses coach TRACEY NEVILLE before the International Test match between the New Zealand Silver Ferns and the England Roses at Pettigrew Green Arena in Napier, New Zealand.

After years of struggle against the super powers of world netball, England want to keep riding the momentum generated by their Commonwealth Games gold.

Kookaburras beat Malaysia in Darwin hockey

The Kookaburras have got off to a winning start at the Darwin International Hockey Open with a comfortable victory over Malaysia.

Australia depart for UAE and series against Pakistan

Australia skipper Tim Paine has advocated the need for patience in their Test series against Pakistan next month as the squad flew out to the UAE

Scalpers take AFL footy fans' money

Scalpers across Australia are gouging AFL footy fans with top dollar prices for tickets to the preliminary finals.

Folau stars, NZ beat Sth Africa in netball

LAURA LANGMAN of the Lightning passes the ball during the Super Netball match between the Lightning and the Magpies at Brisbane EC in Brisbane, Australia.

Goal shooter Maria Folau finds her range and leads New Zealand to a 61-37 win over South Africa in the Quad Series.

Rays outrun by Eagles Super Rugby stars

Despite another loss, Sydney Rays coach Chris Whitaker is proud of his young front row who we're faced with a strong Country Eagles Wallabies contingent. Rays now turn their focus to facing Fiji Dura Drua on Sunday at Concord Oval.

Roubaix champ Hayman to end cycling career

Mat Hayman, one of Australian cycling's most respected figures, will end his racing career next January at the Tour Down Under.

Bassett-Mentor clash critical for Diamonds

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.

The showdown between Australian captain Caitlin Bassett and England defender Geva Mentor will be crucial when the Quad Series goes on the line in Newcastle.

2018 NRC Round 1: Sydney Rays vs NSW Country Eagles

The Sydney Rays host the NSW local derby against the Country Eagles at Leichhardt Oval in the rescheduled Round 1 match.

SBW to fight Sydney millionaire Laundy

SONNY BILL WILLIAMS of the All Blacks passes during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Sonny Bill Williams will fight reality TV star and millionaire Stu Laundy in the headline event of a charity boxing promotion in Sydney.

Volleyroos through in World Cup

The Volleyroos are through to the next round of the world championship in Italy after defeating Tunisia in four sets.

The worrying sign for the Pies | The Round So Far | Finals Week Two, 2018 | AFL

Aussie Dickson stuns NFL with drop kicks

Michael Dickson looked superhuman until he shanked a punt against the Bears that travelled only 10 yards.

Boomers in control of their WC destiny

Brisbane coach ANDREJ LEMANIS walks the sideline during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia overcame injuries and a gruelling travel schedule to record two wins in four days, leaving them poised to reach next year's World Cup.

45,000 Nautical Miles Over 9 Months | Volvo Ocean

In the third part of Volvo Ocean Race Raw, we follow Blair Tuke, a sailor from New Zealand. He won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 49er class. He conquers 45,000 nautical miles over nine months in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Boomers win takes them closer to World Cup

Australia have overcome key injuries for a comfortable 53-point win over Kazakhstan to close in on a place at the 2019 basketball World Cup in China.

Three supermaxis already in Sydney Hobart

Black Jack, InfoTrack and Scallywag have already entered the Sydney to Hobart but last year's fastest finishers, Comanche and Wild Oats XI, have yet to commit.

Delly predicts NBA golden era for Aussies

Matthew Dellavedova says it is an exciting time to be an Australian playing in the lucrative NBA with a deep pool of talent.

Serbia power past Volleyroos at worlds

Australia need to beat Tunisia in their final group match to progress to the next round of the world volleyball championships in Italy.

Eagles' Aust rookie Mailata eyes NFL debut

Rookie Jordan Mailata may be thrust into Philadelphia Eagles match day squad sooner than expected while Australia's NFL contingent had a mixed day of results.

Kookaburras edge Argentina in one-off test

The Australian men's hockey team have ramped up preparations for the Darwin International Hockey Open with a 1-0 victory over Argentina.

Wagstaff makes way in Boomers for Goulding

CHRIS GOULDING of Melbourne United (R) shoots during the NBL Grand Final series between Melbourne United and the Adelaide 36ers at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Jesse Wagstaff led the scoring for Australia in their thumping win over Qatar but has made way for shooting ace Chris Goulding to take on Kazakhstan.

Hockeyroos beaten in Four Nations final

The Australian women's hockey team have surrendered their unbeaten record against hosts Japan in the final of the Four Nations tournament.

Birtwhistle claims World Series bronze

MARIO MOLA of Spain celebrates first place at the Hamburg Wasser ITU World Triathlon Championships 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.

Spaniard Mario Mola has won a third straight World Triathlon Series title on the Gold Coast, while Australian Jake Birtwhistle clung on for third overall.

Diamonds draw minnows at netball World Cup

Australia are unlikely to be pushed in the early stages of next year's netball World Cup after being drawn into what appears to be an easy group.

Aussie men in water polo World Cup final

Australia have qualified for the men's water polo World Cup final for the first time after a penalty shootout semi-final win over Germany.

England brace for Diamonds backlash

England expect to face an Australian team determined to atone for their defeat in April's Commonwealth Games netball gold medal game.

Aussie men's four win back-to-back golds

The Australian men's four have retained their title at the world rowing championships, while the women's four and men's quadruple scull teams have won silver.

Browne does it her way with Diamonds

KELSEY BROWNE of the Lightning looks to pass during the Super Netball match between the Lightning and the Swifts at University of the Sunshine Coast in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Kelsey Browne's battle to wear an Australian Test netball dress reaches a happy conclusion in their opening Quad Series win.

Lavey called into Opals World Cup squad

TESSA LAVEY of Australia takes the ball forward during the Women's basketball match between Australia and Belarus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio Olympian Tessa Lavey has joined the Australian women's basketball World Cup squad in Spain after Lauren Mansfield headed home to nurse a foot injury.

Hockeyroos through to Four Nations final

The unbeaten Australian women's hockey team have advanced to the final of a Four Nations tournament in Japan after edging the USA 2-1 in pool play.

Gentle Sprints to Gold Coast triathlon win

ASHLEIGH GENTLE celebrates winning the Noosa Triathlon in Noosa, Australia.

Ashleigh Gentle has prevailed in a dramatic sprint finish to claim victory in the World Triathlon Series grand final on the Gold Coast.

Winx is doing the impossible says Waller

Trainer Chris Waller needed to be reminded his "heroic" mare Winx has taken her unbeaten run to 27 after she won again at Randwick.

Diamonds have work to do: Plummer

One person not enamoured of Australia's opening Quad Series win is beaten South African coach and former Diamonds mentor Norma Plummer.

Triathlete Aaron Royle continues rebuild

Aaron Royle hopes Gold Coast's World Triathlon Series grand final will be another step forward as he builds his case for Tokyo 2020.

Diamonds outclass Proteas in Quad Series

Australia have turned on the second-half afterburners to beat South Africa 61-44 in the opening match of netball's Quad Series in Auckland.

Volleyroos beat Cameroon at worlds

Australia is still in contention to make the second round of the volleyball world titles after a win over Cameroon.

Medhurst joins Magpies in Super Netball

Veteran shooter Natalie Medhurst has been recruited by Collingwood Super Netball side after being cut by the West Coast Fever.

Australia squash team exit title race

The Australian women's squash team have failed to make it out of their pool at the world championships in China after losing to Canada.

Stewart backs fast-finishing Birtwhistle

Jake Birtwhistle will attempt to follow in Miles Stewart's footsteps when he races for a triathlon world title on the Gold Coast.

Gentle confident for Gold Coast triathlon

ASHLEIGH GENTLE celebrates winning the Noosa Triathlon in Noosa, Australia.

Gold Coast triathlete Ashleigh Gentle is confident she can finish an up-and-down season with victory at home in the World Triathlon Series final on Saturday.

Silver medal for Aussie rowing pair

Australia has claimed a silver medal at the world rowing championships in Bulgaria through para-rowers James Talbot and Jed Altschwager.

Deng Adel signs with NBA's Toronto Raptors

DENG ADEL #22 of the Louisville Cardinals loses the ball during the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at BC in New York City.

Deng Adel's move to the Raptors is set bolsters an already strong Australian contingent in the NBA on the eve of the new season.

Boomers smash Qatar in World Cup qualifier

Australia have inflicted a 52-point thrashing on Qatar in their first World Cup qualifier since their ugly brawl with the Philippines in July.

Retirements no impediment for Diamonds

Five months after their late stumble at the Commonwealth Games, Australia return to the netball court minus a handful of their most accomplished players.

Hockeyroos on brink of Four Nations final

Australia's Hockeyroos have all but booked a place in the Four Nations final in Japan after recording a 3-1 win over South Korea to remain unbeaten.

Aussie women's eight win world rowing heat

The Australian women's and men's eight are comfortably through to the medal races at the world rowing championships in Bulgaria.

Bassett wins player vote to lead Diamonds

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.

Australia's players have voted Caitlin Bassett as their captain for the Quad Series, a move defended by coach Lisa Alexander.

New Opal claims WNBA title with Seattle

The Seattle Storm have completed a series sweep of the Washington Mystics, with American-turned-Australian Sami Whitcomb playing a key bench role.

Mola eyeing third-straight world tri title

Spanish triathlon champion Mario Mola knows he will be a hunted man as he aims for a third-straight world crown on the Gold Coast.

Aussie Cambage makes All-WNBA first team

Dallas Wings centre Liz Cambage has become the first non-American basketballer to make the WNBA first team since Australian great Lauren Jackson in 2010.

Plummer playing the long game with Proteas

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.

Norma Plummer plans to remain a coaching force when she prepares South Africa for next year's netball World Cup - not long before her 75th birthday.

Hockeyroos beat Japan in Four Nations game

The Hockeyroos enjoyed a winning start and Hayley Padget a goal on debut as Australia beat Japan 2-0 in their Four Nations opener.

Adelaide 36ers coach Wright fined by NBL

Adelaide 36ers coach Joey Wright has drawn another fine, and a suspended one game ban, following his latest run-in with NBL officials.

Hunt to fight in Moscow UFC over 40s bout

Sydney's Mark Hunt will for once fight someone near his own age when he meets Russian Alexey Oleynik in the first UFC show in Russia on the weekend.

Boomers to use Qatar to move past brawl

The Boomers say they're looking forward to getting out on the court for the first time since their "basketbrawl" with the Philippines when they take on Qatar.

Qld AG appeals Cole Miller death sentence

The Queensland Court of Appeal has reserved its decision over the appeal to the sentence handed to the man who delivered the punch that killed teen Cole Miller.

Australia face Quad Series fight: Plummer

Nothing will come easy for Australia in their defence of the Quad Series title says former Diamonds coach Norma Plummer, who now looks after South Africa.

NZ netballer Fakahokotau out for season

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.

New Zealand have suffered a big blow on the eve of netball's Quad Series with key defender Temalisi Fakahokotau sidelined by a serious knee injury.

Diamonds coach Alexander extends deal

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.

Australian Diamonds netball coach Lisa Alexander has signed a one-year contract extension, taking her through till the end of the 2020 campaign.

Emotional Dugan hits out at NRL media

JOSH DUGAN of Australia passes as he is tackled by JARRTD HAYNE of Fiji during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Semi Final match between the Australian Kangaroos and Fiji at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Cronulla star Josh Dugan gets emotional about being on the receiving end of negative press during an interview ahead of their NRL semi-final against Penrith.

South African Venter joins Vixens netball

Melbourne Vixens have added South African international goal shooter Ine-Mari Venter to their squad for next year's Super Netball season.

Silver Ferns players to elect captain

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.

New coach Noeline Taurua is using democracy to uncover her Silver Ferns captain, asking players to each cast a vote.

World Cup calling newest Opal Whitcomb

Former Perth Lynx captain Sami Whitcomb is in line for an Opals debut at this month's World Cup after the withdrawal of injured guard Leilani Mitchell.

Aust punter's debut stuns Seahawks coach

Michael Dickson was kicking the ball so far in Denver's thin air that his Seattle coach Pete Carroll feared it could backfire on their NFL team.

Matthews returns to cycling form in Canada

MICHAEL MATTHEWS of Australia riding for Team Sunweb celebrates on the podium after winning the green points jersey of the 2017 Le Tour de France in Paris, France.

After a forgettable few months, Australian cycling star Michael Matthews has returned to form with two wins in a weekend.

Double World Cup crown for Aussie ace Fox

JESSICA FOX of Australia competes during the Women's Kayak (K1) Final of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Whitewater Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Australian Jessica Fox has capped an unbeaten C1 slalom World Cup campaign by adding the overall title to her K1 crown.

Gilmore tightens grip on world surf series

STEPHANIE GILMORE of Australia celebrates after winning the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Bells Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian Stephanie Gilmore has extended her lead atop the WSL standings with a clutch second-place showing at the inaugural Surf Ranch Pro.

Melbourne United sign Kennedy in NBL

Swingman DJ Kennedy has joined Melbourne United for the upcoming NBL season.

Gilmore leads Aust Surf Ranch Pro charge

STEPHANIE GILMORE of Australia competes in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Bells Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

World series leader Stephanie Gilmore and men's title hopeful Julian Wilson are among the finalists at the inaugural Surf Ranch Pro in California.

Fox claims maiden K1 World Cup title

JESSICA FOX of Australia competes in Kayak (K1) Women during a practice session ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games at the Whitewater Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jessica Fox has won her first World Cup title in K1 despite a tough final event in Spain.

Gilmore vying for Surf Ranch Pro finals

STEPHANIE GILMORE of Australia celebrates after winning the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Bells Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

Six Australians are making a run for the final round of the Surf Ranch Pro in California, the first ever WSL world tour event to be held at an artificial wave.

Magpies sign Geva Mentor in Super Netball

GEVA MENTOR poses during a Team England media opportunity ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at All Hallows School in Brisbane, Australia.

Collingwood has replenished its defensive stocks, signing English netballer Geva Mentor to replace retired Diamonds champion Sharni Layton.

LeBron, Simmons play NYC pick-up game

NBA stars LeBron James and Ben Simmons have teamed up for a game of pick-up basketball in New York City.

Aussie Johnston boots Eagles to victory

Australian Cameron Johnston has had a great start to the NFL season, among the stars as Philadelphia beat Atlanta.

Tai Tuivasa to headline Adelaide UFC card

TAI TUIVASA of Australia punches Rashad Coulter of the USA in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Australia's Tai Tuivasa will have another bout against a former UFC heavyweight champion when he fights Brazil's Junior Dos Santos in Adelaide.

Toomua to make most of Wallabies start

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

Returning Wallaby Matt Toomua is keen to give coach Michael Cheika a long-term selection headache by blitzing Saturday's Test against South Africa.

Kerby switches cycling allegiance to NZ

Former world champion Jack Kerby is turning his back on Australia and will ride for New Zealand to improve his odds of winning Olympic track cycling selection.

Lynx to have a Shane Heal edge to them

Perth Lynx have made mass changes during the off-season but are confident the team will be able to gel during the WNBL campaign.

Wildcats pin hopes on new NBL import

DAMIAN MARTIN of the Wildcats in action during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

The Perth Wildcats will boast far more potency from long range this season after adding American import Terrico White to their roster.

Mailata expected to sit out NFL opener

Aussies Michael Dickson and Adam Gotsis will be on opposing sides when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos.

Nervy Gilmore enters unknown WSL waters

STEPHANIE GILMORE of Australia competes in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Bells Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

Stephanie Gilmore will take a narrow lead into the World Surf League's Surf Ranch debut in the Californian desert on Friday.

Proud Gilmore lauds WSL's equal pay move

The World Surf League will award equal prize money to male and female athletes across its elite tours from 2019 and beyond.

Paddle Australia mourns Olympian Green

Australia's first five-time Olympian Dennis Green, who earned the country's first canoeing medal at Melbourne in 1956 with Wally Brown, has died in Sydney.

Breakers sign US forward Long for NBL

American big man Shawn Long will replace Jerrelle Benimon on the NZ Breakers' finalised NBL roster.

Mundine to be fined if overweight vs Horn

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Anthony Mundine will cop a heavy financial penalty if he weighs in over the agreed limit for his proposed clash with Jeff Horn in November.

Super Netball star Thwaites joins Vixens

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 Magpies have lost goal shooter Caitlin Thwaites but signed midcourter Kelsey Browne for the next Super Netball season.

Govt to hear AIS redevelopment case

Sport Australia is expected to present a business case for the redevelopment of the AIS Canberra campus to the federal government later this month.

Hockeyroos win Champions Trophy invite

The Hockeyroos have accepted an invitation to contest the 2018 Champions Trophy in Changzhou from November 17.

Shooter Thwaites leaves Magpies netball

Australian goal-shooter Caitlin Thwaites is leaving Collingwood as they Magpies reshuffle their player list to try to make a Super Netball impact.

Axing Medhurst not personal: Fever coach

Fever coach STACEY MARINKOVICH talks to players during a time out during the Super Netball match between the Swifts and the Fever at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia.

West Coast Fever fans have been voicing their anger after star goal attack Nat Medhurst was sensationally axed from the club last week.

Build it and we will come: BA to Vic govt

A move for Basketball Australia to step away from the AIS in Canberra is dependent on the Victorian government building a better facility.

NRL Mad Monday antics spark police probe

Police are investigating whether a Sydney pub breached its liquor licence as part of Canterbury Bulldogs NRL players' post-season celebrations.

Invictus medals have native flower twist

Australian wattle features on the 2018 Invictus Games medals with the design being revealed before the games begin in Sydney next month.

Diamonds skipper Bassett signs with Giants

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.

Australian netball star Caitlin Bassett has left Sunshine Coast Lightning, the two-time Super Netball champions, to join the Giants on a three-year contract.

Kookaburras name team for Darwin Open

The Kookaburras will blood three debutants at the Darwin International Hockey Open while Kieran Govers returns to the team for the first time since 2016.

NSW govt raids public fund for greyhounds

The NSW government will fund its high-profile greyhound race using money earmarked for community projects, it has been revealed.

Wildcats coach impressed by new import

TERRICO WHITE poses, at Bendat Basketball Centre, ahead of his debut for the Perth Wildcats in the NBL season in Perth, Australia.

New Perth Wildcats import Terrico White had his first training session with the NBL club on Monday, and coach Trevor Gleeson liked what he saw.

Langman back at netball champs Lightning

LAURA LANGMAN of the Lightning passes the ball during the Super Netball match between the Lightning and the Magpies at Brisbane EC in Brisbane, Australia.

New Zealand mid-court star Laura Langman is rejoining Super Netball champions Sunshine Coast Lightning after missing out on their latest title win.

Eagles recall the day they found Mailata

The NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles view former South Sydney rugby league junior Jordan Mailata as a two-year project.

Melbourne gets second NBL team

Melbourne's south east has been confirmed as the base for the NBL's ninth and newest team.

Aussie giant and punters survive NFL cuts

NFL rookie Jordan Mailata is one of six Australians to make the 53-man squads for their respective teams before the start of the regualr season.

Humility key to Mailata's rise with Eagles

Humble Aussie import Jordan Mailata has been an eager student on the NFL field and in Philadelphia's Mexican restaurants during his pre-season with the Eagles.