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Tour Down Under braces for 40-plus heat  >  Cycling

Tour Down Under organisers have some major decisions to make as the temperature climbs.

Rising star de Minaur expanding horizons  >  Tennis

The sky is the limit despite a first-round Australian Open loss for 18-year-old star Alex de Minaur, who catapulted himself into the limelight this summer.

Barty ready to turn up the heat at Open  >  Tennis

Ashleigh Barty isn't fazed by possible 38-degree temperatures after her win over Aryna Sabalenka set up a second-round Australian Open clash with Camila Giorgi.

Taumalolo wants Morgan, Green to stay  >  Rugby League

North Queensland star Jason Taumlolo hopes playmaker Michael Morgan and coach Paul Green stick with the Cowboys and re-sign at the NRL club.

Sorry Stars slump out of BBL contention  >  Cricket

The Melbourne Stars will miss the BBL finals for the first time in their seven-season history after a loss to the Sydney Sixers.

Kyrgios expecting fight from Serb Troicki  >  Tennis

Australian No.1 Nick Kyrgios says he is expecting veteran Viktor Troicki to be in it for the long haul as the pair battle for an Open third-round berth.

Mundine hits out at 'white boy' Horn  >  Other Sports

Anthony Mundine says Australia's latest boxing sensation Jeff Horn is only getting plaudits from the media because he is white.

Hockeyroos held in Test opener with Spain  >  Other Sports

The Hockeyroos have drawn 1-1 in their opening Test series match against Spain in Perth.

Pearson, Wright get Laureus nominations  >  Other Sports

Sally Pearson and Tyler Wright are the only two Australians nominated for a prestigious Laureus World Sports Award in Monaco.

Barty wins through at Australian Open  >  Tennis

Ashleigh Barty was the only Australian winner on day two of the Australian Open, overcoming a determined challenge from Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.

Sixers dash Stars' finals hopes at MCG  >  Cricket

The Sydney Sixers have dashed the Melbourne Stars' slim finals hopes with a eight-wicket win in their Big Bash League clash at the MCG.

Kerber's summer tennis stroll continues  >  Tennis

Former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has extended her summer winning streak to 10 matches with a comfortable first-round victory at Melbourne Park.

Berdych beats down de Minaur at Open  >  Tennis

Australian teenager Alex de Minaur was clearly hampered by injury in a four-set first-round loss to Tomas Berdych at Melbourne Park.

Federer into Australian Open second round  >  Tennis

	ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland in action in the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.  Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Returning Australian Open champion Roger Federer needed just an hour and 39 minutes to defeat Slovenian first-round opponent Aljaz Bedene.

Muguruza moves into Open second round  >  Tennis

GARBINE MUGURUZA of Spain plays a backhand during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at Singapore Sports Hub i  Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Garbine Muguruza is through to the Australian Open second round after shrugging off injury concerns to eliminate France's Jessika Ponchet.

De Grandhomme brutal in NZ ODI win  >  Cricket    

A vicious unbeaten 74 from returning Black Caps all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has steered New Zealand to a five-wicket ODI triumph over Pakistan in Hamilton.

Ewan learns the hard way at cycling tour  >  Cycling

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan of the Orica - Scott team celebrates after winning the People's Choice   Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images

After finishing second to German Andre Greipel on stage one of the Tour Down Under, Australian Caleb Ewan says he needs to show more patience.

Kokkinakis campaign ended by Medvedev  >  Tennis

THANASI KOKKINAKIS of Australia serves in his singles match against David Goffin of Belgium on day five of the 2018 Hopman Cup 2018.  Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images

Local hope Thanasi Kokkinakis says his body is a 'shambles' after falling to in-form Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open first round.

Changes spark optimism among Tahs rugby  >  Rugby Union    

Buoyed by a raft of changes, the NSW Waratahs are looking forward to a much improved 2018 Super Rugby campaign after winning just four games last year.

Stars set Sixers target of 129 at the MCG  >  Cricket

	NATHAN LYON of Australia speaks during a press conference at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia  Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

The Melbourne Stars have set the Sydney Sixers a target of 129 runs in Tuesday night's BBL clash at the MCG.

Djokovic rejects talk of Open boycott  >  Tennis    

Six-times winner Novak Djokovic denies calling for a potential boycott of next year's Australian Open amid a push for more money for players at grand slams.

How the Australians fared at the Open  >  Tennis

Every Australian in daytime action on Tuesday at Melbourne Park has lost their first-round match.

Locals bow out of Australian Open  >  Tennis

	JORDAN THOMPSON of Australia plays a backhand against Paolo Lorentzi of Italy during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic P  Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images

Davis Cup player Jordan Thompson and fellow locals Ajla Tomjlanovic and Lizette Cabrera have lost their first-round matches at the Australian Open.

Australian Open Day 3 must-see matchups  >  Tennis

Must-see matches on the third day of the 2018 Australian Open.

Halep downs Australian teen Aiava  >  Tennis    

World No.1 Simona Halep has made a winning start to her Australian Open campaign, having ousted teenage wildcard Destanee Aiava.