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Jock Landale to play for Atlanta Hawks

Ahmed Hamdy-Mohamed of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams and JOCK LANDALE of the St. Mary's Gaels battle for the ball during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The top overall pick at the NBA draft is Bahamas-born centre-forward Deandre Ayton who has gone to the struggling Phoenix Suns.

Maker excited to make Boomers debut

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.

Set to make his Boomers debut, rising NBA star Thon Maker says he's always wanted to play for Australia after the country gave his family a new life.

O'Mahony hoping to cap 50th in style

Aussies snubbed at NBA Draft

Ahmed Hamdy-Mohamed of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams and JOCK LANDALE of the St. Mary's Gaels battle for the ball during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Australian basketballers hopeful of being drafted to an NBA franchise have so far been overlooked, despite several having performed strongly at college.

Vixens aim to lock in Super netball finals

TEGAN PHILIP of the Vixens (L) passes during the Super Netball match between the Vixens and the Firebirds at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

The Vixens can break into the top four with a win over Melbourne rivals Collingwood when the Super Netball teams clash on Sunday at Margaret Court Arena.

Hooper expecting intense June finale

Ewan devastated after Tour de France snub

Australian cyclist CALEB EWAN of the Orica - Scott team celebrates after winning the People's Choice Classic street race in Adelaide, Australia.

The growing expectations about what Caleb Ewan will achieve in the Tour de France must wait for another 12 months.

Australian rowers to race world cup

The men's and women's fours are leading Australia's rowing contingent this weekend at the world cup in Austria.

The best of Ollie Wines after he re-signs | 2018 | AFL

Volleyroos out to upset champions Brazil

Australia are doing battle with Olympic champions and world No.1 Brazil in the Volleyball Nations League in Melbourne and are out for another upset win.

Firebird's family link to original Maroon

Firebirds rookie Tara Hinchliffe knows all about the State of Origin spirit thanks to great uncle and original Maroon Rod Reddy.

A pair of thrillers: North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs | 2017 | AFL

Delly's path lifts Aussie NBA draft hope

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

Australia's top prospect for this week's NBA draft, centre Jock Landale, has pointed to Matthew Dellavedova's career path as a reason not to lose hope.

Super Netball's minimum pay increases

Netball Australia CEO MARNE FECHNER speaks during the Suncorp Super Netball season launch in Sydney, Australia

Netball Australia boss Marne Fechner wants the Super Netball competition to set the benchmark for women's sports leagues.

Geelong | Mid-season report card | 2018 | AFL

Geelong | Mid-season report card | 2018 | AFL

Landale leads Aussie hopefuls in NBA Draft

Ahmed Hamdy-Mohamed of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams and JOCK LANDALE of the St. Mary's Gaels battle for the ball during the of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jock Landale heads a group of young Australians including Xavier Cooks, Deng Adel, Emmett Naar and Jo Lual-Acuil Jr who have entered the NBA Draft.

Hobart to host Pro League hockey

Hobart has joined Sydney and Melbourne as host cities for some of the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos home games in the inaugural 2019 FIH Pro League.

Matera boots six goals in Suns first ever win over Hawks | 2017 | AFL

Former Gold Coast forward Brandon Matera nails a career-best bag to help the Suns snare their opening victory against Hawthorn after eight previous attempts.

Beaten Fever vow to return to team tactics

West Coast Fever slumped to their second loss of the season last week, but they will start as raging favourites against Adelaide at Perth Arena.

Swifts not fans of netball bonus points

Swifts Head Coach BRIONY AKLE is interviewed after the Super Netball match between NSW Swifts and Queensland Firebirds at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

NSW Swifts coach Briony Akle believes Super Netball's bonus-point system - introduced this season - is a distraction for her team.

West Coast v Essendon Highlights | Round 14, 2018 | AFL

The Bombers went on an early blitz to upset the Eagles at Optus Stadium.

Giants netballers given 'licence to play'

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.

The Giants have been given the go ahead to improvise on court in an effort to stand out in a ever-tighter Super Netball competition.

Fast starting Swifts hold off Lightning

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.

Despite pushing to a ten-goal lead after just one quarter, the NSW Swifts only just held on to score a 59-56 Super Netball win over Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Fevola's 15 goals in two games against nemesis Collingwood | 2008 | AFL

Brendan Fevola was a star for Carlton and the full forward utterly demoralised the Pies in a blistering 2008 season.

Giants silence Magpies in Super Netball

JOANNE HARTEN of England looks to pass during the Netball Gold Medal Match on day 11 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia.

English international Jo Harten has played a starring role in the Giants' 63-60 Super Netball win over Collingwood Magpies.

Adelaide thrashed by Firebirds in netball

LAURA GEITZ of the Firebirds warms up during the Super Netball match between the Firebirds and the Fever at Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

Adelaide has recorded its seventh straight Super Netball loss, going down to the Queensland Firebirds by 24 points at home.

Painting the Centre Court lines for Wimbledon 2018

Painting the Centre Court lines for Wimbledon 2018

Aussie sport bonanza falls flat

It wasn't the super Saturday of sport that Australia was hoping for, with disappointment across several sports.

Mitton guides Kookaburras to Germany win

Australia has started its hockey Test series against Germany in strong form, earning a 2-0 win courtesy of a double from Trent Mitton.

Bjorn Borg vs John McEnroe | The 1980 tie-break in full

34 points that defined a rivalry.

Hard graft paying off for Vixens

A rejuvenated Melbourne Vixens reap the rewards of hard work over the bye weekend to get their Super Netball campaign back on track.

Vixens power past Fever in Super Netball

Melbourne Vixens have produced their best netball of the season on their way to a dominant 74-60 home win over West Coast Fever.

A sting in the tale. | The Great British Swim: E4

E4 is out now! Can Ross Edgley do the unthinkable? Can he swim around the entire mainland of Great Britain? Welcome to the Great British Swim.

Porte extends Suisse lead, Haas second

RICHIE PORTE of Australia and the BMC Racing Team leads Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team SKY on stage five of the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine a 140km stage from La Ravoire to Vaujany, in Vaujany, France.

Richie Porte has extended his lead in the Tour de Suisse after a late attack, while fellow Australian Nathan Haas was second in stage six

Injured ADF personnel prepare for Invictus

The 72-strong Australian team for the 2018 Invictus Games, created by Prince Harry for wounded defence personnel, has been announced in the host city of Sydney.

Saad, Smith and Stringer set up win | Showreel | Round 14, 2018 | AFL

The new recruits for the Bombers were vital in a big win over the Eagles.

Wildcats re-sign vice-captain Greg Hire

GREG HIRE of the Wildcats prepares to shoot a free throw during the NBL match between the Perth Wildcats and the New Zealand Breakers at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

Perth Wildcats vice-captain Greg Hire says he will keep passing down strong values to his teammates after being retained on the club's roster.

Jencke feels at home with Firebirds

Queensland Firebirds coach Roselee Jencke is relishing the chance to lead the side into a new era after signing a two-year contract extension.

Tui, Phipps to start in decider

MIchael Cheika has opted to start Lukhan Tui after impressive performances off the bench in the opening two June series matches. Nick Phipps will replace the injured Will Genia with Ned Hanigan and Joe Powell joining the bench.

I can still help the Diamonds: Medhurst

NATALIE MEDHURST of the Fever passes during the Super Netball match between the Firebirds and the Fever at Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

Nat Medhurst has been in strong form for West Coast Fever this netball season, and she hopes it will lead to a Diamonds recall.

Split views in Horn camp on Mundine fight

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

Jeff Horn's key advisers appear to be split on the idea of a rebound fight against an ageing Anthony Mundine.

Injuries force Irish changes

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has been forced to shake things up ahead of the series decider this weekend. He's made five changes to the side that beat the Wallabies in Melbourne, most notably Aki returns to the centres along with a backrow reshuffle.

UFC champ Whittaker needs surgery on thumb

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

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker faces the prospect of a lengthy layoff and surgery after suffering a broken thumb in his rematch with Yoel Romero.

Belcher, Ryan win sailing World Cup title

MATHEW BELCHER of Australia and WILL RYAN of Australia are interviewed after winning the silver medal in the Men's 470 class at the Marina da Gloria on Day 13 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Australians Mat Belcher and Mat Ryan have won sailing's 470 class World Cup series.

In League In Harmony - Fairfield Intensive English Centre

The ILIH program works with newly arrived migrants from refugee backgrounds to support their integration into the country through rugby league.

Horn swollen but stoic after Vegas failure

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn is keen to fight again in the US, saying he's still got a point to prove after his one-sided defeat to Terence Crawford.

Horn 'excuses' made Crawford hungrier

TERENCE CRAWFORD looks on prior to his WBO World Championship bout against Henry Lundy at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

American Terence Crawford said he was spurred on to win by the continued "excuses" generated by Jeff Horn's camp in the lead-up to their Las Vegas fight.

Clarkson reacts to Langford's Grand Final bouncer | Coach Recall | AFL

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson digs deeper into Will Langford's ridiculous bouncing goal from the 2014 AFL Grand Final.

UFC boss praises Australia

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

The UFC intends on coming to Australia later in the year even if the nation's top drawcard Robert Whittaker hasn't recovered from a hand injury.

Carfrae takes second in Cairns Ironman

MIRINDA CARFRAE of Australia celebrates winning the women's race of Ironman Austria in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Australian star Mirinda Carfrae has finished runner-up at the Asia-Pacific Ironman triathlon championships in Cairns.

Tigers the masters of the tap | 2018 | AFL

Richmond leads the AFL in scores from knock-ons and taps. Here's a handful of their best so far in the season.

Tuivasa shows UFC fans he's different

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 has shown UFC fight fans in his American debut there's more to him than just being a powerful presence in the octagon.

Horn to fight on but next opponent unclear

JEFF HORN speaks during a Press Conference and Training Session at Stretton Boxing Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn is keen to fight on following his defeat to Terence Crawford, but the big question is against who - and in what weight class.

Grant Nisbett: 300 Tests

Grant Nisbett: 300 Tests

Ref stopped fight too soon: Horn's trainer

JEFF HORN speaks to media during the official press conference ahead of the WBO World Welterweight Championship fight between Jeff Horn and Gary Corcoran at Sky Terrace in Brisbane, Australia.

Trainer Glenn Rushton believes referee Robert Byrd was "too quick" in calling an end to Jeff Horn's deflating world title defeat to Terence Crawford.

Whittaker gets split decision over Romero

ROBERT WHITTAKER battles JACARE SOUZAQ during their Middleweight bout on UFC Fight Night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has survived a furious late onslaught from Yoel Romero to score a split-decision points win at UFC 225 in Chicago.

Richmond | Mid-season report card | 2018 | AFL

Matt Thompson and Jen Phelan give the Tigers an A for their start to their premiership defence in 2018.

Tuivasa triumphs on UFC undercard

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 heavyweight Tai Tuivasa has beaten ex-world champion Andrei Arlovski on the UFC card in Chicago but compatriot Megan Anderson lost to Holly Holm.

Horn admits something 'off' in Vegas loss

TERENCE CRAWFORD looks on prior to his WBO World Championship bout against Henry Lundy at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Jeff Horn admits he was a long way from his best as he slumped to a ninth-round TKO defeat to the irresistible Terence Crawford.

Execution the key for Wallabies

Israel Folau believes they can nullify Ireland's blocking tactics on him, as long as they can execute their kicking game.

Newcastle hunt for injury reinforcements

JAMIE BUHRER of the Knights offloads the ball during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown says they're on the lookout for mid-season NRL transfers with their injury crisis hitting new lows with the loss of Jamie Buhrer.

Mitchell still impressing after NSW debut

LATRELL MITCHELL of the Roosters scores a try during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Roosters centre Latrell Mitchell has continued to shine following his NSW State of Origin debut last week.

Aussies aim to make impact on big UFC card

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

Robert Whittaker, Tai Tuivasa and Megan Anderson have the chance to boost Australia's UFC reputation by winning on the big card in Chicago.

Horn ready to dig even deeper in Vegas

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

The boxing world is ready for Jeff Horn to lose to Terence Crawford and drop off the radar. Horn is ready to prove them all wrong again.

Aussies get opportunities to shine in UFC

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.

Australians Tai Tuivasa and Megan Anderson can boost their UFC profiles by beating former world champions on the big card in Chicago on Sunday (AEST).

Reasons to watch UFC 225

There's a number of good reasons for Australians to take plenty of interest in UFC 225 in Chicago on Sunday (AEST).

Five burning questions for Horn v Crawford

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

A quick look at five of the biggest questions heading into Jeff Horn's world title fight against Terence Crawford in Las Vegas.

Fenech worried by Horn weigh-in failure

JEFF HORN of Australia celebrates winning his Welterweight Belt in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Fenech was confused and a little worried by Jeff Horn's failure to make weight at the first attempt for his world title fight in Las Vegas.

Horn blames Top Rank for weigh-in drama

JEFF HORN speaks during a Press Conference and Training Session at Stretton Boxing Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn says Top Rank's "tricks" are to blame for his failure to make the weight at the first attempt for his world title defence in Las Vegas.

UFC star Overeem back from uppercut hell

Dutch world No.2 Alistair Overeem returns to the octagon in Chicago on Sunday (AEST) on the UFC 225 card against local fighter Curtis Blaydes.

Whittaker promises fireworks in UFC clash

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

Robert Whittaker is intent on putting on a show against Yoel Romero even though his UFC middleweight title is no longer at stake.

Walker wants more Aussies into the NHL

NATHAN WALKER #79 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Australian ice hockey trailblazer Nathan Walker has lived a childhood dream after winning the NHL's Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals.

Horn's carefully-plotted path to Las Vegas

JEFF HORN of Australia celebrates winning his Welterweight Belt in Brisbane, Australia.

Duco Events matchmaker Stuart Duncan helped pave the road Jeff Horn took to Las Vegas. He reckons he will leave a winner.

UFC Champion Robert Whittaker aims high

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

The UFC middleweight title is a means to an end for Australian champion Robert Whittaker.

Horn vs Crawford: tale of the tape

A closer look at Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford's career statistics ahead of Sunday's (AEST) WBO welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.

Horn brushes off Crawford scare tactics

WBO junior welterweight champion TERENCE CRAWFORD poses with belts after his unanimous decision victory over WBC champion Viktor Postol of Ukraine at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jeff Horn says attempts by Terence Crawford and his trainer to intimidate him at their pre-fight press conference were "hilarious."

Bam Bam Tuivasa earns UFC rivals' praise

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.

Emerging Australian heavyweight Tai Tuivasa has been praised by three of his higher world ranked rivals before UFC 225 in Chicago this weekend.

McCarron signs with United for three years

MITCH MCCARRON of the Taipans warms up before the start of the NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Sydney Kings at Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns, Australia.

Guard Mitch McCarron will join Melbourne United for three NBL seasons after the 25-year-old returns from World Cup qualifiers with the Boomers in early July.

Horn has skills to match his will: Rushton

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn's trainer has fired back at suggestions the Australian champion has poor boxing skills and gets by on sheer willpower.

Crawford soon to be world famous: trainer

Terence Crawford's trainer BRIAN MCINTYRE speaks to the media after a training session in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Terence Crawford's trainer has predicted his charge is bound to become an international superstar once he beats Jeff Horn in their Las Vegas showdown.

CM Punk aims to add UFC win to court win

CM PUNK reacts to his loss to Mickey Gall during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

UFC fighter and former wrestling champion CM Punk has already had an important win outside the octagon heading into his fight in Chicago on the weekend.

Anderson already a winner before UFC debut

She's had a long and rocky path to her UFC debut, but Australian Megan Anderson has a chance to make an instant impact by beating established star Holly Holm.

Atlas, Smith to blame for US Horn hate

JEFF HORN speaks during a Press Conference and Training Session at Stretton Boxing Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Colonel Bob Sheridan has pointed the finger of blame at ESPN analysts Teddy Atlas and Stephen A. Smith for colouring US perceptions of Jeff Horn.

Crawford ready to shut Jeff Horn camp up

WBO junior welterweight champion TERENCE CRAWFORD poses with belts after his unanimous decision victory over WBC champion Viktor Postol of Ukraine at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A steely-eyed Terence Crawford has vowed to provide an emphatic response to all the chatter from Jeff Horn's camp, saying it has only motivated him further.

Romero vows not to repeat UFC mistake

YOEL ROMERO(L) punches Ronaldo Souza in a middleweight fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cuban challenger Yoel Romero has no intention of repeating his mistake of not finishing off UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.

Horn slums it, Crawford lives large at MGM

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn is staying in a one-bedroom suite at the MGM Grand but his opponent, Terence Crawford, is living at the "height of decadence."

Porte aims for solid Swiss pre-Tour hitout

RICHIE PORTE of Australia and the BMC Racing Team leads Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team SKY on stage five of the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine a 140km stage from La Ravoire to Vaujany, in Vaujany, France.

Australian cycling star Richie Porte will have a solid BMC team around him at the Tour de Suisse.

Tuivasa set to take UFC by storm

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

He's already wowed Australian UFC fans, now heavyweight and KO specialist Tai Tuivasa is taking his destructive talents overseas.

Perth Lynx nab US star Taylor in WNBL deal

The Perth Lynx have nabbed former Sydney Uni star import Asia Taylor for the next WNBL season.

Who can stop star Fever shooter Fowler?

JHANIELE FOWLER-Reid of Jamaica competes during the Netball match between Australia and Jamaica of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast Convention Centre in the Gold Coast, Australia.

West Coast Fever goalshooter Jhaniele Fowler has taken the competition by storm this season, helping lift her team to top spot.

Whittaker to push pace in UFC title bout

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

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker says he's in the best shape of his career and will step it up against Yoel Romero in Chicago on the weekend.

Crawford trainer rejects Horn bout threat

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Terence Crawford's trainer Brian McIntyre says his charge will ride off into the sunset with Jeff Horn's title after their welterweight clash in Las Vegas.

Horn could hang up boxing gloves early

JEFF HORN speaks during a Press Conference and Training Session at Stretton Boxing Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Keen to exit the sport with his health intact, Jeff Horn admits he could call time on his professional boxing career after only a handful more fights.

Breakers sign NBL import forward Moore

ARMANI MOORE of the Tennessee Volunteers dribbles the ball during the win over the Vanderbilt Commodores during the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee

NZ Breakers coach Kevin Braswell believes Armani Moore will suit his NBL team's style after signing the American forward on a one-season deal.

Lonergan blasts BoMac over media ban

JEFF HORN speaks to media during the official press conference ahead of the WBO World Welterweight Championship fight between Jeff Horn and Gary Corcoran at Sky Terrace in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn's promoter Dean Lonergan has taken aim at the Terence Crawford camp for refusing to engage with Australian media.

'Olympics' of bull riding heads for Sydney

Australia's national team of bull riders are set to compete against four countries during the Professional Bull Riders Global Cup in Sydney.

Crawford's trainer sets Aussie media ban

WBO junior welterweight champion TERENCE CRAWFORD poses with belts after his unanimous decision victory over WBC champion Viktor Postol of Ukraine at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Terence Crawford's outspoken trainer has banned Australian media from interviewing the American boxer out of fear they'll "twist our words."

Sailor Slingsby set for world champs

TOM SLINGSBY poses during Perpetual LOYAL's Boxing Day Bon Voyage at Rose Bay Marina in Sydney, Australia.

In the strongest sign yet Australia's sailing royalty might be considering a third Olympics tilt, Tom Slingsby will contest the Finn class at the world titles.

Wildcats re-sign guard Bryce Cotton in NBL

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 Wildcats star Bryce Cotton has re-signed with the NBL club for the next three seasons, and is set to play a huge part in their title push.

Time for Horn to beat the best, says Arum

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says Jeff Horn's clash with Terence Crawford is his chance to show his Manny Pacquiao boilover was not a "fluke".

Aussie one win from Stanley Cup NHL title

NATHAN WALKER #79 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Sydney's Nathan Walker is on the verge of winning a Stanley Cup NHL title even though he hasn't played during the finals series that Washington lead 3-1.

Jeff Horn bemused by trainer trash talk

JEFF HORN speaks during a Press Conference and Training Session at Stretton Boxing Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn says Terence Crawford's trainer should be "petrified" at the thought of trading blows with Glenn Rushton.

Hawks swoop as Andersen goes full circle

DAVID ANDERSON of Melbourne United looks on during the NBL Grand Final series between the Adelaide 36ers and Melbourne United at Titanium Security Arena in Adelaide, Australia.

Australian basketball journeyman David Andersen is heading back to where it all started after signing with the NBL's Illawarra Hawks.

NHL-mad Vegas oblivious to Horn fight

JEFF HORN speaks during a Press Conference and Training Session at Stretton Boxing Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn's blockbuster world title defence against Terence Crawford is barely causing a ripple in a city suddenly captivated by ice hockey.

Dallas Wings sign Aussie Cayla George

CAYLA GEORGE of Australia contests the ball with Summer Masikewich of Canada during the Australia and Canada on Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at e Townsville, Australia.

Dallas Wings have signed Australian and ex-Phoenix Mercury centre Cayla George in the WNBA.

NSW enforcer Klemmer almost chose AFL

DAVID KLEMMER of the Bulldogs is tackled during the NRL match between the Bulldogs and the Panthers at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

NSW prop David Klemmer has revealed he almost pursued a career in the AFL after being chased by the Sydney Swans as a teenager.

Horn the "pawn" in Bob Arum's boxing plot

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Jeff Horn admits he feels like a "pawn" in a larger game being played by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum to take back the belt he won from Manny Pacquiao.

Magpies' netball selection gamble pays off

KRISTY KEPPICH-BIRRELL, coach of the Magpies looks on during the Suncorp Super Netball match between the Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies Netball at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

The Collingwood Magpies boast some of the biggest names in Super Netball but the depth of their squad may have helped revive their championship aspirations.

Super Netball bye sweet timing for Swifts

Swifts Head Coach BRIONY AKLE is interviewed after the Super Netball match between NSW Swifts and Queensland Firebirds at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

NSW Swifts are glad to have a week off as they begin to feel the effects of fatigue following the first six rounds of the Super Netball season.

Magpies stun Firebirds in Super Netball

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.

Collingwood have upset the Queensland Firebirds 67-62 in Launceston with Magpies goal shooters Caitlin Thwaites and Erin Bell on target in attack.

Swifts score tight win over Thunderbirds

The NSW Swifts have fended off the Adelaide Thunderbirds 51-49 in Sydney to keep the visitors without a Super Netball win this season.

Ferreira reclaims world surfing lead

ITALO FERREIRA of Brazil celebrates after winning the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Bells Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

Brazil's Italo Ferreira is on top of the overall men's World Surf League standings after winning the Bali event with a near-perfect performance.

Wright rises as Peterson wins in Bali surf

American Lakey Peterson has won the final of the World Surf League women's event in Bali, beating Australia's Tyler Wright.

Horn urged to turn "dog" against Crawford

JEFF HORN during a training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Las Vegas-based Kiwi trainer Kevin Barry says Jeff Horn has to bring out his inner "mongrel" to stand a chance of beating Terence Crawford.

Fever stay clear, Giants miss opportunity

West Coast Fever have taken down the Giants in a thrilling 63-61 game following on from a loss to the Firebirds, and are top of the Super Netball table.

Aussie Tyler Wright into Bali surf final

Australian reigning two-time women's champion Tyler Wright has advanced to the final of the World Surf League event in Bali.

Lightning beat Vixens in Super Netball

Sunshine Coast Lightning have scored a 64-56 victory over the Melbourne Vixens for their third win of the Super Netball season.

Azar youngest woman to climb Everest twice

Queensland mountaineer Alyssa Azar has become the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest twice.

Fighting Romero a pain, says UFC champ

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

Australia's UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker says making his first defence against his last opponent Yoel Romero is a 'pain in the arse'.

Gilmore, Wright on a roll at Bali Pro

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

Australian wildcard Mikey Wright is into the last eight of the Bali Pro while Stephanie Gilmore is in ominous form at the World Surf League event at Keramas.

NZ cycling coach to face investigation

Former Australian track cyclist Anthony Peden will be investigated by Kiwi sports bosses after accusations of inappropriate behaviour.