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Stosur revels on Aust Open big stage  >  Tennis

Shuai Zhang and local favourite Samantha Stosur will face Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in the Australian Open women's doubles final on Friday.

Glory held to 0-0 draw against Adelaide  >  Football

Perth Glory striker Joel Chianese fell just short of scoring the winner in stoppage time as the ladder leaders were held to a 0-0 draw against Adelaide.

Stosur, Zhang make Aus Open doubles final  >  Tennis

Samantha Stosur will have a chance to win her first Australian Open women's doubles title after a semi-final win alongside Shuai Zhang.

Sheppard goal seals victory for Newcastle  >  Football

Newcastle have beaten local rivals Central Coast 1-0 in the A-League clash at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Melbourne United thrash Hawks in NBL  >  Basketball

TODD BLANCHFIELD of the Hawks looks for a pass during the NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the Brisbane Bullets in Wollongong, Australia.

Melbourne United's offensive firepower was on full display as they blew away the Illawarra Hawks in the NBL Australian Open match at Melbourne Arena

Inspired Pouille lauds coach Mauresmo  >  Tennis

LUCAS POUILLE of France celebrates after winning match point during the Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Thirteen years after winning the Australian Open herself, Amelie Mauresmo could be about to coach a new winner: Lucas Pouille.

Djokovic through to Australian Open semis  >  Tennis

KEI NISHIKORI of Japan plays a forehand during the Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Kei Nishikori has failed to last even an hour in his Australian Open quarter-final with Novak Djokovic before retiring with a thigh injury.

De Jong injury spoils Sydney FC win  >  Football

SIEM DE JONG of Sydney FC kicks the ball during the A-League match between Adelaide United and Sydney FC at Coopers Stadium in Adelaide, Australia.

Sydney FC have beaten Wellington Phoenix 1-0 to end the home side's unbeaten A-League streak but will sweat over an injury to goalscorer Siem de Jong.

Injured McGovern to play in AFL pre-season  >  AFL

JEREMY MCGOVERN of the Eagles marks the ball during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Sydney Swans at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern underwent surgery last year after his broken ribs from the grand final failed to heal properly.

Key points to Australia-Sri Lanka Tests  >  Cricket

KURTIS PATTERSON of NSW bats during the JLT Cup match between Western Australia and New South Wales in Perth, Australia.

The key talking points head into Australia's two-Test series against Sri Lanka at the Gabba and Canberra.

Pouille powers into first Open semi  >  Tennis

MILOS RAONIC of Canada celebrates after winning during the Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Milos Raonic has finally met his match at Melbourne Park, falling to Lucas Pouille in four sets in their Australian Open quarter final.

Philippe fires Sixers to Hurricanes win  >  Cricket

MATTHEW WADE of Tasmania takes a catch to dismiss Seb Gotch of Victoria during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Tasmania at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

The Sydney Sixers have scored a nine-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes to move into second on the Big Bash League table.

Paine hints at bouncer barrage against SL  >  Cricket

TIM PAINE of Australia passes the ball during a Test match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Australian captain Tim Paine has hinted at a bouncer barrage in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane as his attack looks to rectify a worrying stat.

Snapshot from day 10 at the Open  >  Tennis

KAROLINA PLISKOVA of Czech Republic plays a forehand against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

How day 10 of the Australian Open unfolded at Melbourne Park.

Williams gracious in gut-wrenching defeat  >  Tennis

SERENA WILLIAMS of The United States plays a backhand during the ladies singles match against Julia Georges of Germany during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Even at 37, Serena Williams still believes she'll catch Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam titles despite falling short for a third straight major.

Mystery factors in Degenek's Saudi switch  >  Football

MILOS DEGENEK of the Socceroos controls the ball during the International Friendly match between the Australian Socceroos and Greece in Melbourne, Australia.

Mystery factors played a role in Socceroos defender Milos Degenek's decision to move to Saudi giant Al Hilal, but he's not revealing what they were.

UAE fans may work in Socceroos' favour  >  Football

AWER MABIL of Australia celebrates with his coach Graham Arnold scoring his sides fourth goal during the International Friendly match between Kuwait and Australia at Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

The pressure to perform in front of their home fans may work in Australia's favour when they play hosts UAE in their Asian Cup quarter-final in Al Ain.

Pressure on all Aussies to score runs  >  Cricket

TIM PAINE of Australia during the 4th Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Australia's batsmen are well aware they must all step up and score runs if the team wants to win games in Test cricket.

Warner unable to bat for a month  >  Cricket

DAVID WARNER during the Australian national mens cricket team training session at PPC Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

Suspended Australia star David Warner has undergone surgery on his right elbow and will be able to resume batting within a month.

How Osaka and Pliskova match up  >  Tennis

NAOMI OSAKA of Japan celebrates winning a point against Ashleigh Barty of Australia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

How Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova match up ahead of their Australian Open semi-final at Melbourne Park on Thursday.

'Grubby' Bateman to aid Raiders: Whitehead  >  Rugby League

RYAN SUTTON is tackled during Hull FC v Wigan Warriors in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at Wembley Stadium in London

Canberra signings John Bateman and Ryan Sutton have increased the club's English contingent to four players.

Sri Lanka aim to expose Aussie batsmen  >  Cricket

DINESH CHANDIMAL of Sri Lanka bats during day three of the Second Test match in the series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sri Lanka aim to expose Australia's inexperienced batting line-up in a bid to pull off a "miracle" first Test win in Brisbane, captain Dinesh Chandimal says.

Patterson, Richardson herald new Test era  >  Cricket

TIM PAINE dives for a catch during an Australia training session at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Australia have confirmed Kurtis Patterson and Jhye Richardson will debut against Sri Lanka at the Gabba, with Joe Burns to open alongside Marcus Harris.

Stoinis propels Stars to win over Strikers  >  Cricket

MARCUS STOINIS of Australia bats during the One Day International match between Australia and England at Perth Stadium in Perth, Australia.

In-form all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has helped the Melbourne Stars to a comfortable 44-run win over the Adelaide Strikers in their BBL clash in Moe.

Lankans may not trust each other: Arnold  >  Cricket

Sri Lankan teammates may not be able to trust each other due to a cricket corruption scandal gripping their country, former player Russel Arnold says.