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Crafoord aims for mentor's sailing record

He's tasted Sydney to Hobart handicap victory four times but Carl Crafoord is about to skipper a boat for the first time in 33 starts in the race.

Aussie surfers must 'step up': Wilson

Retired champions Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson set a high bar for Julian Wilson, now he and the next generation of Australian surfers must jump over it.

The best catch taken in BBL history?

Gaze wants more from improving Wear

Head coach ANDREW GAZE of the Sydney Kings looks on during their game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze is delighted David Wear has got his confidence back but still wants more from his import forward.

Parkinson happy to end surf tour life

ASP World Champion JOEL PARKINSON poses during a portrait shoot at Duranbah Beach in Tweed Heads, Australia.

Australian Joel Parkinson has called time on his 17-year professional career but the Queenslander has no plans to stop surfing.

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Delly re-energises hapless Cavs

MATTHEW DELLAVEDOVA of the Milwaukee Bucks runs down the floor after scoring against the Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cavaliers coach Larry Drew says "the ball never sticks" with Matthew Dellavedova.

Wilson's 'turn' for 2019 world surf title

Pro surfer JULIAN WILSON poses for a photograph after giving Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova a surf lesson at Coolum Beach in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Julian Wilson is confident he can "flick the switch" to win a maiden world surfing title after the Australian finished runner-up to Brazilian Gabriel Medina.

Ponting provides insight into brutal blows

Melbourne's defence stand united in NBL

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.

Following a string of subpar performances, Melbourne have locked in defensively to crush the Perth Wildcats and stake their claim at holding their NBL crown.

United crush Wildcats in NBL

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.

Melbourne United have bounced back from two straight losses to crush league leaders Perth Wildcats thanks to a devastating 23-6 third quarter.

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Record for solo sailor returning to Sydney

As the first woman to sail solo, unassisted and non-stop around Australia, Lisa Blair sailed into Sydney on Monday afternoon after almost two months at sea.

Morton wins two more gold in cycling

STEPHANIE MORTON of Australia celebrates winning the Women's Sprint on day two of the 2018 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup at Lee Valley Velopark Velodrome in London, England.

Australian sprint ace Stephanie Morton has capped her European campaign with two gold medals in London.

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Historic Simmons NBA triple-double in win

BEN SIMMONS #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball during a NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ben Simmons has posted a history-making triple-double in Philadelphia's 128-105 NBA win over Matthew Dellavedova's Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wilson world title tilt at Pipeline alive

Australian surfers Mick Fanning and JULIAN WILSON speak to the media during a press conference at All Sorts Sports Factory in Sydney, Australia.

Julian Wilson has narrowly avoided defeat at the season-ending Pipe Masters in Hawaii to maintain his challenge for a maiden world surfing title.

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Aust thrash England for hockey bronze

BLAKE GLOVERS of Australia celebrates after scoring during the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup quarter final match between Australia and France at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.

Merciless Australia have crushed England 8-1 in the Hockey World Cup's bronze medal match on the back of a Tom Craig hat-trick and Jeremy Howard's brace.

Title talk still a no go for Sydney Kings

Head coach ANDREW GAZE of the Sydney Kings looks on during their game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

They're the form team of the NBL but Sydney aren't getting carried away with their recent good showings.

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Breakers keep NBL finals hopes alive

KIRK PENNEY of the Breakers in action during the NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Adelaide 36ers at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

The New Zealand Breakers have fired in the final quarter to pile on the NBL pain for Cairns in an 89-78 win on the road.

Kings beat Hawks for four in a row in NBL

The Sydney Kings continued their bid for top spot on the NBL ladder with Sunday's gritty 83-68 triumph over the Illawarra Hawks in Wollongong.

Aussie boxer wins at Madison Square Garden

BILAL AKKAWY of Australia participates in media workouts at Madison Square Garden, in New York City.

Australian boxer Bilal Akkawy has hit the big time with a dominant win on the undercard to the world championship bout at Madison Square Garden.

Another Pipe Masters lay day for Wilson

Pro surfer JULIAN WILSON poses for a photograph after giving Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova a surf lesson at Coolum Beach in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Julian Wilson's surfing world title challenge is on hold once again with another lay day at the season-ending Pipe Masters in Hawaii.

Porter hurt, Morton stars in track cycling

Injured team pursuiter Alex Porter has plenty to overcome ahead of the world track cycling championships, while Stephanie Morton has won again.

Kookaburras aim to end year with bronze

The Kookaburras will face England in the World Cup playoff for third after the shootout loss to the Netherlands.

Porter injures shoulder in cycling crash

Alex Porter, a key member of the Australian men's team pursuit squad, has crashed out of the madison at the national cycling championships in Melbourne.

Bullets rattled by 36ers in NBL upset

ANTHONY DRMICof Adelaide lines up a shot during the NBL match between the Brisbane Bullets and the Adelaide 36ers at in Brisbane, Australia.

Substitute guard Anthony Drmic has proved the difference with three critical three-pointers in the Adelaide 36ers' 10-point NBL win over the Brisbane Bullets.

Wilson to wait as Pipe Masters on hold

Pro surfer JULIAN WILSON poses for a photograph after giving Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova a surf lesson at Coolum Beach in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

A lay day has been called at the Pipe Masters surfing event in Hawaii, which is set to decide the World Surf League title.

Injury ends NFL season of Aust's Mailata

The Philadelphia Eagles haven't revealed the severity of Jordan Mailata's back injury, which has ruled the Australian rookie out for the rest of the NFL season.

Aust's Dickson on track for NFL Pro Bowl

MICHAEL DICKSON #13 of the Texas Longhorns accepts the MVP award for the Academy Sports & Outdoors Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Michael Dickson has topped an NFL fan poll, putting the Australian punting sensation a step closer to making the Pro Bowl in his rookie year.

Sydney Kings' Gaze has rebound conundrum

Kings coach ANDREW GAZE looks on during the NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Cairns Taipans at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

NBL coach Andrew Gaze admits he doesn't know how to solve the Sydney Kings' issue of allowing opposition sides too many offensive rebounds.

Sydney Kings steal win over Perth Wildcats

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

The Sydney Kings have pinched a 98-97 NBL win over the Perth Wildcats despite trailing by 11 points during the last term.

Gigante shows giant cycling, study talent

Rising Australian cycling star Sarah Gigante has won a prestige university scholarship after her outstanding school exams result.

Hungarian Hobart skipper helping others

The skipper of Hungary's first Sydney to Hobart boat is also responsible for outfitting some of her rivals in this year's race.

Knowles impact still felt on Kookaburras

MATTHEW DAWSON Australia looks to pass during the men's pool A match between Australia and Spain on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Kookaburras will meet the Netherlands in their World Cup semi-final with retired captain Mark Knowles still having on influence on the team.

Silver Ferns overhauled for Quad Series

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.

Former Sunshine Coast Lightning defender Erena Mikaere is one of two uncapped players in the Silver Ferns squad for next month's Quad Series.

Wilson rides wave of support at WSL finale

Pro surfer JULIAN WILSON poses for a photograph after giving Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova a surf lesson at Coolum Beach in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Julian Wilson says a wave of support from near and far is inspiring him as he chases a maiden World Surf League title at the Pipe Masters in Hawaii.

Kookaburras to face Dutch in semi-finals

BLAKE GLOVERS of Australia celebrates after scoring during the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup quarter final match between Australia and France at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.

Australia will face The Netherlands in the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup in India.

Cycling and Fox shine at AIS awards

ROHAN DENNIS of Australia crosses the finish line in the Cycling Road Men's Individual Time Trial on of the Rio Olympic Games at Pontal n Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

World time trial champion Rohan Dennis spearheaded a successful night for cycling at the AIS awards, while canoeing's Fox family were also among the winners.

Wildcats on Bogut huddle watch in NBL

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

All eyes will be on Sydney's Andrew Bogut and Perth coach Trevor Gleeson if the Wildcats hold an impromptu huddle during their NBL clash.

Black Jack ready to fly in bigger winds

Black Jack skipper Mark Bradford claims his modified supermaxi can perform better in stronger air without compromising her renowned light wind ability.

Wilson wait almost over at surf finale

Australian surfers Mick Fanning and JULIAN WILSON speak to the media during a press conference at All Sorts Sports Factory in Sydney, Australia.

Julian Wilson's bid to claim a maiden world surfing title has had to wait another day despite the season-ending event in Hawaii finally getting underway.

Stars & Stripes in America's Cup race

A second American syndicate will challenge for the 2021 America's Cup after a bid from Californian-based Stars and Stripes was accepted.

Kookaburras through to World Cup semi

Jeremy Hayward, Blake Govers and Aran Zalewski have all got on the scoresheet in the Kookaburras' 3-0 World Cup quarter-final win over France.

Winnings honour sailors lost in 98 Hobart

One of the crews competing in this year's Sydney to Hobart are dedicating their campaign to the six sailors lost in the race 20 years ago.

Vic council investigated over beach lots

Wellington Shire Council is to be investigated by the Victorian Ombudsman over its handling of issues affecting Ninety Mile Beach land owners.

Fourth lay day at surfing's Pipe Masters

Pro surfer JULIAN WILSON poses for a photograph after giving Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova a surf lesson at Coolum Beach in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Australian surfer Julian Wilson's tilt at the world title was put on hold for a fourth day as the start of the season-ending Pipe Masters was delayed again.

Wild Oats XI takes out Big Boat Challenge

Wild Oats XI has taken line honours in the Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour.

Andrew Bogut in NBL MVP contention: Gaze

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

Andrew Gaze says Sydney Kings star Andrew Bogut has as good a case as other NBL MVP candidates to win the award as mid-season approaches.

Third lay day at surfing's Pipe Masters

Pro surfer JULIAN WILSON poses for a photograph after giving Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova a surf lesson at Coolum Beach in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Australian surfer Julian Wilson's tilt at the world title was put on hold for a third day as the start of the season-ending Pipe Masters was delayed again.

Melbourne United looking for answers

CASPER WARE of Melbourne United runs with the ball during the NBL match between Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Playing like a force to be reckoned with before the NBL break, Melbourne United are looking to bounce back from two straight defeats.

Bullets on target again to down Melbourne

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

Brisbane has extended their NBL winning streak to three thanks to a second comeback victory over Melbourne United in the space of three days.

Comanche absent from Big Boat race

Comanche will be the only one of the five supermaxis in this year's Sydney to Hobart not to contest Tuesday's Big Boat Challenge out on Sydney Harbour.

Second lay day at Pipe Masters finale

Australian surfers Mick Fanning and JULIAN WILSON speak to the media during a press conference at All Sorts Sports Factory in Sydney, Australia.

The season ending Pipe Masters in Hawaii has been called off for a second day, delaying the world title tilt of Australian Julian Wilson.

In-form Wildcats to take show on the road

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

NBL leaders Perth will play their last home game in almost a month this Friday when they play Sydney before tackling a challenging road trip.

Cairns looking for answers as losses mount

Struggling Cairns has a 1-10 record in the NBL and are running out of answers as to how they can improve after a heavy loss to the Wildcats in Perth.

Coach defends under-performing Jackson

Hawks head coach ROB BEVERIDGE argues a referees call during the NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the Perth Wildcats in Wollongong, Australia.

Rob Beveridge says Jordair Jett is the NBL's most underrated import and he backs his other American guard Cedric Jackson to emerge from a scoring slump.

Cotton back as Wildcats beat Cairns

BRYCE COTTON of the Wildcats controls the ball during the NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Perth Wildcats at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

The ladder-leading Wildcats were back at full strength for a comprehensive NBL victory over the Cairns Taipans in Perth.

Kings muscle up in twin grinding NBL wins

Sydney and Illawarra have lodged two wins each, while pacesetters Perth and Melbourne have tasted defeat in the NBL's return from an international break.

Hawks pip Sixers on buzzer in NBL thriller

Illawarra's Jordair Jett is a hero for for the Hawks, scoring a last-second miracle basket for a stunning one-point NBL away win over Adelaide.

Tolo's return boosts Canberra's WNBL hopes

University of Canberra Capitals have bolted into serious WNBL title contention after a successful injury return by Opals centre Marianna Tolo.

Bogut dominates as Kings pip Breakers

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

Veteran centre Andrew Bogut was a one-man NBL juggernaut as the Sydney Kings held off the New Zealand Breakers 71-70.

Lay day delays start of Pipe Masters

Australian surfers Mick Fanning and JULIAN WILSON speak to the media during a press conference at All Sorts Sports Factory in Sydney, Australia.

A lay day has delayed the start of the season ending Pipe Masters in Hawaii where Australian Julian Wilson will surf for his maiden world title.

Delly excited by Cleveland NBA return

MATTHEW DELLAVEDOVA of the Milwaukee Bucks runs down the floor after scoring against the Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Milwaukee's NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has praised Matthew Dellavedova as a great leader and says the Bucks will miss him.

Bullets shock United in NBL thriller

Import Lamar Patterson has hauled the Bullets over the line with 33 points in an upset win against glamour club Melbourne United.

Mikey has Wright stuff for WSL: Parko

ASP World Champion JOEL PARKINSON poses during a portrait shoot at Duranbah Beach in Tweed Heads, Australia.

Exciting World Surf League talent Mikey Wright will be right at home as a full-time member of the championship tour next year, according to Joel Parkinson.

Taipans coach frustrated by form slump

First-year NBL coach Mike Kelly is frustrated with the Cairns Taipans' form slump after a positive start to the season.

Ruthless Kookaburras brush aside China

The Kookaburras have mercilessly flogged China 11-0 in a dominant display in their final Hockey World Cup dead-rubber group game.

Hawks pile on misery for NBL's Taipans

The Illawarra Hawks have moved up the NBL ladder with a convincing 95-84 away win over the Cairns Taipans.

Ingles, Exum step up in Jazz NBA win

JOE INGLES of the Utah Jazz controls the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Australian duo Joe Ingles and Dante Exum have combined for 33 points in Utah's big NBA win over Houston.

May sets sights on 50 Sydney-Hobart races

Veteran navigator Lindsay May will embark soon on a record 46th-successive Sydney-Hobart yacht race and he doesn't plan to stop any time soon.

Parkinson second in Triple Crown race

JOEL PARKINSON of Australia surfs during Heats at the Oi Rio Pro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Retiring Joel Parkinson sits second in the Triple Crown standings ahead of the season-ending Billabong Pipe Masters next week.

Aust's college punting award streak ends

Australians Mitch Wishnowsky and James Smith have missed on US college football's award for punting.

Parko's high praise for ironed-out Wilson

Australian surfer JULIAN WILSON looks on as Mick Fanning speaks to the media during a press conference at All Sorts Sports Factory in Sydney, Australia.

Joel Parkinson says, by eradicating the "brain farts" on a wave, compatriot Julian Wilson has transformed into a world surfing champion in waiting.

Bogut accepts Simmons stance on World Cup

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

Andrew Bogut says he will understand if Ben Simmons doesn't make himself available for selection in the Australian team for next year's basketball World Cup.

Sydney Kings must close NBL gap: Bogut

ANDREW BOGUT of the Dallas Mavericks during a preseason game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Former NBA centre Andrew Bogut wants Sydney to close the gap between their best and worst NBL form.

Wildcats coach fined for pushing Bogut

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

Perth NBL coach Trevor Gleeson has given a cheeky explanation of his clash with Sydney star Andrew Bogut during their loss to the Kings.

Sydney Kings shade Perth in NBL thriller

NICK KAY of the Hawks drives to the basket during the NBL match between the Brisbane Bullets and the Illawarra Hawks at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

Sydney have held off a fast finishing Perth to score a 77-72 home win over the NBL ladder leaders.

Ben Simmons' 76ers fall to Raptors in NBA

BEN SIMMONS #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Toronto star recruit Kawhi Leonard, who has scored 36 points, has never lost in 12 career NBA meetings with Philadelphia.

Aussie punters aim for sixth straight win

For the past five years Australians have won the highest honour given to punters in US college football.

Taipans' chance to stop the rot: Tragardh

Cairns will slip to 1-9 for the season if they fall to the Illawarra Hawks when the NBL returns to Cairns on Friday.

Thon Maker proud to be a Boomer

THON MAKER #7 of the Milwaukee Bucks participates in warmups prior to a game prior to a game against the Charlotte Hornets at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Thon Maker likes Australia's "fair go" philosophy compared to America's desire to dominate everything.

Aust basketballers to get contract cover

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

Australian basketballers will receive full contract protection on national duty and a share of match ticket and merchandise sales revenue under a new deal.

Wildcats wrap Cotton until Kings tip off

BRYCE COTTON of the Wildcats controls the ball during the NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Perth Wildcats at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Perth could have an entirely healthy line-up to choose from should Bryce Cotton recover from a thumb injury to face Sydney in their NBL showdown.

Ingles and Jazz sink Spurs in NBA

Head coach GREGG POPOVICH of the San Antonio Spurs shouts to his team during their game against the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of Round 1 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.

Utah Jazz have thrashed the San Antonio Spurs by 34 points to move above them in the NBA's western conference.

Wesley fined for NBL referee comments

TAI WESLEY of United during warm up prior to the NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and Melbourne United at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

NZ Breakers forward Tai Wesley cops a $1000 fine from the NBL for his comments to a referee during the closing stages of their loss to the Perth Wildcats.

Bullets reset search after Holt NBL exit

STEPHEN HOLT of the Bullets during warm up prior to the NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Brisbane Bullets at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Bullets can afford to splash more cash on a quality import guard to elevate their roster after releasing Stephen Holt from his contract.

Tasmania team makes history in NZ league

Tasmania's newly-formed Southern Huskies will make basketball history when they line up in next year's New Zealand NBL.

Split Super Netball draw a win for some

With Super Netball taking a four-week break while the World Cup is being played in England, managing player workload could prove the difference.

Parkinson chases Triple Crown send off

ASP World Champion JOEL PARKINSON poses during a portrait shoot at Duranbah Beach in Tweed Heads, Australia.

A fourth Triple Crown of Surfing is in Joel Parkinson's sights as he nears the end of an 18-year World Surf League career.

Kookaburras into hockey World Cup quarters

PIETER VAN STRAATEN of France and MATTHEW SWANN of Australia battle for possession during day 2 of the FIH Hockey World League Semi Finals Pool A match between Australia and France at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Australia have sealed their place in the knockout stages of the hockey World Cup in India with a 3-0 victory over England.

Bullets release Holt, seek NBL replacement

STEPHEN HOLT of the Bullets looks to pass during the NBL match between the Brisbane Bullets and the Illawarra Hawks at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane are hoping to name a replacement NBL guard in the next 24 hours after confirming the Bullets have released import Stephen Holt.

Busy December key to Kings' NBL fortunes

Head coach ANDREW GAZE of the Sydney Kings looks on during their game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze is under no illusion December is a big month for his third-placed NBL side as they prepare to face top-of-the-table Perth.

Boomer Creek to raise hell against 36ers

MITCH CREEK of the Adelaide of the NBL Grand Final series between the Adelaide 36ers and Melbourne United at Priceline Stadium in Adelaide, Australia.

Boomers star Mitch Creek says he will raise hell against former NBL club Adelaide after signing a two-year deal with new franchise South East Melbourne Phoenix.

Selection headaches ahead for Boomers

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

Picking a squad for next year's WC is tough for Andrej Lemanis but first the Boomers boss must select a team to travel to Kazakhstan and Iran.

Kookaburras set to crank it up for England

The Kookaburras will continue their World Cup defence when they meet England in their second pool match on Tuesday (2230 AEDT).

Cup-bound Boomers too strong for Qatar

CAM GLIDDON of the Taipans warms up before the start of the NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Perth Wildcats at CCC in Cairns, Australia.

The Australian Boomers light up Qatar with 21 three-pointers as they go through the FIBA World Cup Asian zone qualifiers with a perfect record at home.

Capitals fined for cutting comments

The WNBL has fined the Canberra Capitals after coach Paul Goriss was critical of an incident which left forward Kelsey Griffin needing stitches.

Whittaker relishing home UFC title defence

ROBERT WHITTAKER poses for a photo at Kings Park overlooking the Perth City skyline during a UFC 221 media opportunity in Perth, Australia.

Middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum has vowed to make the most of his title shot against Australia's Robert Whittaker at UFC 234 in Melbourne next February.

SA reveal teams, skippers for Summer Slam

All six captains of Sydney's new Summer Slam tournament have been picked from the Aussie Spirit set-up.

Wilson defies odds to earn WSL title shot

Australian surfers Mick Fanning and JULIAN WILSON speak to the media during a press conference at All Sorts Sports Factory in Sydney, Australia.

Julian Wilson hasn't had the smoothest of seasons but still finds himself in the world title mix at the season-ending Pipe Masters.

Cullen elects netball in NZ over Australia

Silver Ferns netballer Kayla Cullen will continue her career in New Zealand despite fiance and NRL star Shaun Johnson's departure for Cronulla.

Cycling mourns death of Paul Sherwen

ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN (NED) Mitchelton-Scott celebrates winning the Women's 2018 Herald Sun Tour Prologue, 1.6km Individual Time Trial in Melbourne, Australia.

Robbie McEwen and pro cycling team Mitchelton-Scott were among those to pay tribute to former British road race champion Paul Sherwen, who died aged 62.

Team comes first for Dellavedova at Bucks

MATTHEW DELLAVEDOVA of the Milwaukee Bucks runs down the floor after scoring against the Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Matthew Dellavedova is getting little playing time but says he will be ready to grab his chance for the NBA's high-flying Milwaukee Bucks.

Crash sidelines Aussie cyclist Renshaw

Australian Mark Renshaw has suffered a fractured pelvis and will miss the start of the 2019 cycling season.

Nurthen wins dream oceanwoman world title

The Gold Coast's Karlee Nurthen has claimed the world oceanwoman title at Glenelg Beach, while Coolangatta Gold champion Ali Day won the oceanman final.

Tuivasa loses UFC heavyweight bout

Former UFC heavyweight world champion Junior Dos Santos has handed Australian Tai Tuivasa the first loss of his MMA career.

Heavyweight Hunt loses last UFC fight

Heavyweight stalwart Mark Hunt has had a unanimous points loss to American Justin Willis in the last fight of his UFC contract in Adelaide.

Broekhoff's journey from Frankston to NBA

RYAN BROEKHOFF #9 of Australia drives the ball against Serbia during the Men's Semifinal match on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Australian sharpshooter Ryan Broekhoff says NBA fans don't recognise him in public, even in Dallas, despite being a member of the Mavericks.

Comanche nabs record in Bird Island Race

Supermaxi Comanche's sensational lead-up to the Sydney to Hobart yacht race has continued with line honours and a race record in its latest outing.

Liz Watson nets Liz Ellis Diamond accolade

Midcourter Liz Watson's impressive campaigns at club and international level has been recognised again at the Australian netball awards in Melbourne.

Day fired up for oceanman title tilt in SA

After spearheading his club to a oceanman relay world crown, Ali Day is aiming for his first world title on the last day of competition at Glenelg Beach.

Tuivasa tips fireworks in UFC bout

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.

Australian Tai Tuivasa will look to continue his rapid UFC rise when he fights former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos in Adelaide on Sunday.

Anthony Mundine's two-sport career

ANTHONY MUNDINE of Australia throws a punch at Carlos Jerez of Argentina during their WBA International junior middleweight fight in Brisbane, Australia.

The sporting career of boxer Anthony Mundine is over following his first round knockout loss to Jeff Horn.

Mundine calls it quits after Horn defeat

JEFF HORN and Anthony Mundine face off during the official Weigh In ahead of the 'River City Rumble' at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Anthony Mundine's controversial but highly successful sporting career has come to an end with a first-round knockout loss to Jeff Horn.

Horn now Australian boxing's main man

ANTHONY MUNDINE trains ahead of his fight with Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.

Anthony Mundine says Jeff Horn is now the main attraction in Australian boxing after Friday's first round knockout of the veteran in Brisbane.

Cup spots up for grabs for local Boomers

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

The Boomers have qualified for next year's FIBA World Cup in China but locally-based stars still have everything to play for with NBA talent set to return.

Horn KOs Mundine in opening round

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn has ended the professional boxing career of Anthony Mundine, knocking out the ex-rugby league player in the opening round of their bout in Brisbane.