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Australian Diamonds star Sharni Layton led from the front as the Magpies claimed a 61-59 Super Netball win over Queensland Firebirds in Launceston.
Cameron Johnston, who was drafted by AFL club Melbourne in 2010, has been signed by the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles as a punter.
Melbourne Vixens vice-captain Liz Watson says pre-season predictions her side would be making up the numbers have fired them to their seven-game winning streak.
Adelaide coach Dan Ryan admits the Thunderbirds haven't been good enough in 2017 but refuses to believe his side can't win one more game this season
Adelaide have come home with a wet sail but it wasn't enough to save them from a three-point loss to the NSW Swifts in Super Netball on Saturday.
Melbourne Vixens have beaten Sunshine Coast Lightning 70-59 in their top of the table Super Netball clash.
South Sydney star Sam Burgess has escaped charge from the NRL match review committee for an apparent shoulder charge on Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans.
There were smiles for Britt Cox and Scotty James who were named the Australian Snowsports Athlete of the Year.
The $105 million Carrara venue on the Gold Coast, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Gamse, has opened its doors.
David Grevemberg CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation, has confirmed Australia is one of four nations interested in hosting the 2022 event.
Western Sydney leaders think their area should play host to a future Commonwealth Games instead of regional Victoria.
Netball Australia have confirmed the re-election of Paolina Hunt as chair, with the decision supported by the Australian Netball Players' Association.
Kings coach Andrew Gaze is targeting big men for his import positions with most of last season's crop no longer with the NBL team.
The Melbourne Vixens have the chance for revenge when they host the Lightning, who are the only team to beat them this Super Netball season.
Andrew McGrath broke free on the run and slotted his first goal in the AFL.
The Australian men's hockey team will meet arch-rivals New Zealand in the opening round of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.
Matthew Dellavedova was inspirational in the Bucks' loss, throwing himself on loose balls and smashing his head on the floor while grabbing a rebound.
Christian Petracca threw his weight around and slotted a goal in traffic.
Aussie boxer Shelley Watts says she still hasn't recovered from her Rio loss but is working on rebuilding her confidence ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Solomon Thomas fondly remembers eating fish and chips and spending long days at the beach in Sydney as a child.
Scott Pendlebury had no trouble slotting this goal against the Cats.
The Jazz can eliminate the Clippers from the playoffs if they win Friday's game six in front of a home crowd in Utah.
Commonwealth Games Australia says it's thrilled western Sydney and regional Victoria have put their hands up to host the 2026 or 2030 games.
Reece Hewat is announced to the team as the captain for the first match of the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship against Samoa on Friday. He is cheered by his team mates before rushing off for his first duty as captain, the captains call photo shoot.
Moguls skier Britt Cox and snowboarder Scotty James have shared the Australian Snowsports Athlete of the Year Award.
Manny Pacquiao's advisor Michael Koncz expects most of the crowd at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on July 2 will be cheering for the Filipino.
The teams arch rivals New Zealand were welcomed in to join the group for a special ANZAC Day presentation. It was a time for reflection for both sides. On day two Jack Maddocks shares with us how the team is gelling and who the pranksters are.
Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa will line up against the Warriors in their NRL clash despite having three teeth knocked out against St George Illawarra.
After five years away from Australian club basketball, Liz Cambage will play for the Melbourne Boomers in this year's WNBL.
We go into camp with the Australian Under 20s on Day 1 as they prepare for the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship on the Gold Coast. Players form all over the country have come together to make up the squad to will play against Samoa, Fiji & New Zealand
Bob Arum believes overseas boxing fans are starting to change their minds on Manny Pacquiao's fight against Australian Jeff Horn.
Towering Romanian boxer Razvan Cojanu flew to New Zealand as soon as he knew a chance to pinch Joseph Parker's WBO heavyweight title had arisen.
The Australia U20s got a solid first up win against Samoa but are under no illusions about the improvement needed across the board. Go inside the sheds with the team on game day and see how they prepare for each half and switch focus for game two.
Bob Arum believes unbeaten Australian welterweight Jeff Horn has a genuine chance of toppling Manny Pacquiao.
The Spurs and the Jazz are one win away from the NBA conference semi-finals after game five playoff victories over the Grizzlies and the Clippers respectively.
The Lions held out the Force to notch up their eighth win of the Super Rugby season. The force trailed by two points, until an injury time try to Elton Jantjies sealed the win for the Lions.
The high performance director of Canada's swimming team says his squad is well placed to upset powerhouses Australia and the UK at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Tall Romanian Razvan Cojanu is New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker's new challenger for the WBO heavyweight title.
The Crusaders remain undefeated in Super Rugby for 2017 after winning on the road against the Cheetahs. The Crusaders attack has been in fire and this match was no different, racking up a 48 points to 21.
Melissa Wu has shaken off the pain of two stress fractures in her back to claim silver in the Diving World Series in Canada.
Bucks coach Jason Kidd says his team needs to be hungry and desperate in their must-win NBA playoff series game six against the Raptors.
The Southern Kings have run in six tries to none to smash the Rebels at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. An injury ravaged Rebels side had no answer in stopping the Kings who returned home from a three week tour of Australia.
Manny Pacquiao says he wants to show he is not done yet with boxing in his July 2 WBO welterweight world title fight with Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane.
Englishman Hughie Fury's camp has apologised for the late cancellation of his title shot against New Zealand's Joseph Parker, saying a back injury is behind it.
Join the DIY team in Japan for what could be the deepest powder you’ve ever seen in your life. With little snow in the Alps, the DIY Team – consisting of Xavier De Le Rue and myself, his wife, Beanie De Le Rue – did what every snow lover does at this time of year: travel to Japan.
Departing Brisbane Roar great Thomas Broich is in the sights of A-League expansion candidates and possible derby opponents Brisbane Strikers.
Commonwealth Games boss Peter Beattie says organisers need to sell 1.2 million tickets for the event to meet its budget, as tickets become available.
The Sunwolves have given the Chiefs an almighty scare in Hamilton but eventually gone down 27-20. Check out the best of the action right here.
Melbourne Vixens look like one of the teams best placed to win the new Super Netball competition after another rock-solid win, this time against NSW Swifts.
Collingwood have recorded a 59-56 Super Netball upset win over the second-placed Giants in Sydney.
The Waratahs looked second best for much of their clash with the Reds at Suncorp Stadium but came away with a 29-26 win. Hear from coach Daryl Gibson and captain Michael Hooper at the post game media conference.
Super Netball players have joined in a silent pre-match protests over governance issues in the sport.
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games boss Peter Beattie says issues raised by a senior official over transport concerns have already been addressed.
The Reds showed glimpses of superb rugby in their narrow loss to the Waratahs but couldn't come away with the Templeton Cup. Watch the full press conference with Nick Stiles and Samu Kerevi.
Queensland Firebirds captain Gabi Simpson says her side are finding form at the right time in their bid for a third-straight title.
Super Netball leaders Sunshine Coast have plenty to smile about after a seventh win for the season but know they still have plenty to work on.
Match Highlights: West Coast V Fremantle
The Queensland Firebirds have beaten the West Coast Fever by five goals in their Super Netball clash on Saturday night.
Sunshine Coast Lightning remain on top of the Super Netball table after beating Adelaide 59-50 in a game preceded by a player protest against Netball Australia.
Match highlights: North Melbourne v Gold Coast
The Los Angeles Clippers overcame a boisterous Utah crowd and an injury to power forward Blake Griffin to beat the Jazz in the NBA playoffs.
Patty Mills' San Antonio Spurs were lethargic in their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but still lead the playoff series 2-1
A Bernard Foley kicking masterclass has punished an ill-disciplined Reds outfit at Suncorp Stadium. Watch all the highlights here including a vintage try assist by Quade Cooper.
Players will protest but not strike at this weekend's Super Netball matches in response to Kathryn Harby-Williams being voted off the Netball Australia board.
NFL star Eli Manning has hit out at claims he provided fake memorabilia to fans and collectors.
It was some vintage Quade Cooper to set up Izaia Perese in the corner but it wasn't enough for the Queensland Reds against the Waratahs tonight.
Australian cycling team Orica-Scott are confident Esteban Chaves has recovered from his knee injury, but are unsure how he will perform in the Tour de France.
Australian Robert Whittaker says he's ready for a shot at the UFC middleweight world title after his win last weekend lifted him to No.3 in the rankings.
Match highlights: Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide
After growing speculation at the start of the year, Cycling Australia have confirmed the road nationals will stay in Ballarat for at least three years.
After winning stage two of the Tour of the Alps, Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis has lost more than four minutes in stage three.
Highlights: Carlton v Sydney Swans
Retired Diamonds netballer Bianca Chatfield says players will hinge their next move on what happens in the board elections in Friday's annual general meeting.
Kookaburras skipper Mark Knowles will miss the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament because of injury.
Highlights: Hawthorn v St Kilda
After struggling in his first two events back on the world surfing tour, Mick Fanning changed his approach for Bells Beach.
It has been a tough night for Australia's NBA players with Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker all suffering playoff losses.
It was a tough night for Australia's NBA players with Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker all on losing teams.
After losing time in stage one, Australian Rohan Dennis quickly bounced back to win the second stage in the Tour of the Alps.
The next stop for South African surfer Jordy Smith after winning at Bells Beach for the first time might be a dental clinic.
Badly-injured Australian BMX cycling star Sam Willoughby is determined to be walking for his wedding later this year.
Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey has compared Matthew Dellavedova to the great NBA point guard, John Stockton
Basketball Australia have appointed former Opals guard Sandy Brondello as coach of the team up to and including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
A fourth-round clash featuring Australian surfing star Mick Fanning and world No.1 John John Florence at Bells Beach is on hold for 24 hours.
In the midst of Utah's NBA playoff series with Los Angeles Clippers, Joe Ingles has joked with US reporters about why he never pursued Australian rules.
After losing her Bells Beach quarter-final, Sally Fitzgibbons revealed she had back spasms along with her cut foot.
Australian cyclist Nathan Haas just missed the podium at Amstel Gold as Belgian Philippe Gilbert continued his strong form with a fourth win.
American Courtney Conlogue won her second-straight title at Bells Beach with a pulsating victory in the final over Australian Stephanie Gilmore.
Australian UFC middleweight Rob Whittaker wants a shot at the world title against champion Michael Bisping.
Australian defending champion Matt Wilkinson felt he deserved a better score on his best wave as he lost to Brazilian Wiggolly Dantas.
Australia's three-time world champion Mick Fanning has ended Kelly Slater's hopes of winning a fifth Rip Curl Pro crown at Bells Beach.
It was a big day for Australians in the NBA with Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Thon Maker, Matthew Dellavedova and Patty Mills all scoring wins.
Australian surfer Glyndyn Ringrose has a fresh outlook on life after beating testicular cancer and returning to the World Surf League in his home town.
Utah coach Quin Snyder played Joe Ingles for 32 minutes, but opted to leave the team's other Australian Dante Exum on the bench for game one of the playoffs.
There was no gold for Australian at the Hong Kong velodrome on Saturday but there were two very gutsy rides for minor medals.
Top Australian surfers Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore are through to the Rip Curl Pro quarter-finals at Bells Beach in Victoria.
Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis will use the Tour of the Alps as a test ahead of next month's Giro d'Italia.
Reigning world surfing champion John John Florence and Brazilian Filipe Toledo wowed the Bells Beach crowd on Saturday.
The Bells Beach World Surf League event has been called off for the day with event officials anticipating a larger swell for the weekend.
The upcoming bout between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao is looming as one of Australia's biggest boxing contests, but there've been plenty of other major fights.
New Netball Australia CEO Marne Fechner says live and television audiences for the fledgling Super Netball competition are up significantly on the old comp.
Thon Maker was spectacular for the Milwaukee Bucks in their final NBA regular season game loss to the Eastern Conference's number one seeded Boston Celtics.
Kaarle McCulloch and Stephanie Morton have won Australia's first medal of the world track cycling championships in Hong Kong with silver in the team sprint.
Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons is almost certain to ignores a foot injury to take her place in a sudden-death round-four heat at Bells Beach.
Regional Victoria is proposing a unique bid for the 2030 Commonwealth Games that takes in 11 cities.
Australia's team pursuiters were among the pacesetters in the opening session of the world track cycling championships.
Australian surfing star Sally Fitzgibbons had to be carried from Bells Beach after suffering a deep cut late in her third-round heat.
Players from the Australian women's gridiron team are asking the public to help support their trip to the World Championships in Canada.
Suzy Batkovic is eager to secure another WNBL title for Townsville after signing a one-year deal to return to the North Queensland powerhouse.
Reigning world champion John John Florence has brought outstanding form to Bells Beach.
Sally Fitzgibbons' fall late on day one of the Rip Curl Pro has left the joint world No.1 surfer with a serious foot injury.
After ending her two years without a win in the world surfing league, Australian Stephanie Gilmore shares the rankings lead ahead of the Bells Beach event.
Australia's Dante Exum and Joe Ingles are keys for the Utah Jazz as they battle the Los Angeles Clippers' for the NBA's Western Conference's fourth playoff spot
A closer look at how Australia's NBA stars are faring ahead of the playoffs.
English Premier League giants Liverpool FC are coming Down Under for the fourth time to play a post-season friendly against A-League premiers Sydney FC.
The July 2 bout between hometown hero Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao is expected to bring $24 million to the Queensland economy, says Tourism Minister Kate Jones.
Sunshine Coast lightning are keen on creating a lasting impression on the Super Netball competition, as their star-studded outfit starts to hit its stride.
After trailing by four goals at the final break, Sunshine Coast Lightning have overcome NSW Swifts 55-50 in their Super Netball clash.
Australia have finished third at the women's Festival of Hockey tournament after beating the United States 3-2 in a shootout.
Boxing fans will be able to watch Queensland's Jeff Horn take on world champion Manny Pacquiao for the same price as two cinema tickets.
Hawaii's reigning world champion John John Florence has won the World Surf League's Margaret River Pro.
One of the biggest fights in Australian boxing history will take place on July 2 in Brisbane when Jeff Horn faces Manny Pacquiao.
Despite losing by 21 goals, Dan Ryan took plenty of positives out of the Thunderbirds' performance against the team he considers the Super Netball benchmark.
Erin Burger didn't arrive at the Gold Coast Convention Centre until minutes before the start of the Firebirds' match but was quick to make her mark.
Melbourne Vixens have kept their winning streak intact after easily accounting for the Thunderbirds in Adelaide
The Giants have vanquished the Queensland Firebirds in a Super Netball encounter on the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Jake Birtwhistle has joined Ashleigh Gentle, Emily Tapp and Bill Chaffey in gaining Commonwealth Games triathlon nominations.
The World Triathlon Series race on the Gold Coast also offered automatic Commonwealth Games nominations for Australian competitors.
Details for Australian boxing star Jeff Horn's fight with Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao will reportedly be released on Sunday.
The Magpies were too strong for West Coast Fever in their Super Netball clash at Hisense Arena.
New Zealand and Australia will meet in the final of the women's Festival of Hockey tournament following a tense final round of matches.
Sally Fitzgibbons has won the final of the Margaret River Pro after upstaging current world champion Tyler Wright in the decider.
While Australian triathlon star Mirinda Carfrae is about to start a family, she is confident of returning to Kona for a fourth Hawaiian Ironman title.
St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has reinforced his support of his medical staff after the club were fined for breaching NRL concussion protocols.
Australian triathlete Ashleigh Gentle is following the example of American star Gwen Jorgensen, moving to Wollongong to further her career.
Mathew Hayman, only the second Australian to win Paris-Roubaix, is still nervous watching a replay of last year's triumph.
Seven West boss Tim Worner has stood down from the Sydney Swan's board amid a very public legal battle with former lover Amber Harrison.
Tasmania's most prestigious cricketing award, the Ricky Ponting Medal, has gone to batsman Alex Doolan.
Seven West media chief executive Tim Worner has stood down from the Sydney Swans board amid a legal battle with former lover Amber Harrison.
New Zealand and Australia have played out a hard fought 1-1 draw at the women's Festival of Hockey tournament in Hastings.
American-born guard Sami Whitcomb says Perth is her home now and is thrilled to re-sign with the Lynx for a further two WNBL seasons.
Gary Ablett says he's fully committed to the Gold Coast despite wanting to transfer back to his former club Geelong last year.
Penrith trio Matt Moylan, Peta Hiku and Waqa Blake aren't guaranteed a NRL recall after being dropped to NSW Cup this week.
The World Surf League is predicting ideal conditions for the Margaret River Pro on the weekend after calling a lay day on Thursday.
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao's advisor says a deal to fight Australian Jeff Horn has been signed.
Paralympian Jess Gallagher says the Commonwealth Games' integration of para sport enticed her to choose the Gold Coast over next year's Winter Paralympic Games.
Prior planning and consideration by spectators and residents will be crucial to avoid a transport nightmare at next year's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
After being shelved, Australian Jeff Horn's fight with Manny Pacquiao is set to be confirmed for July.
Australian guard Dante Exum is on the verge of his first NBA finals series with the Utah Jazz.
Gold Coast's preparedness for the 2018 Commonwealth Games is one less stress for Australia's athletes, chef de mission Steve Moneghetti says.
Australia have earned their second win at the four-nation international women's hockey tournament in Hastings with a 3-1 win over the United States.
The Super Netball ladder-leading Giants are finding opposing sides are lifting against them as they set the pace halfway through the new competition
World No.1 Owen Wright will have to wait a few more days before competing in the Margaret River Pro quarter-finals as organisers wait for better conditions.
Key dates for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Sally Pearson will get her chance to run for Commonwealth Games gold on April 13 next year.
In-form hurdler Sally Pearson says she is aiming to thrive on the pressure of being the face of next year's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Michael Matthews has won the opening stage of the Tour of Spain with fellow Australians Jay McCarthy and Simon Gerrans finishing second and third.
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organisers have celebrated one year to go before the event starts in 2018 by releasing the event schedule.
Goals to Madi Ratcliffe and Jordyn Holzberger have lifted Australia to victory over Japan, their first win at the Festival of Hockey tournament in Hastings.
GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie has promised the ticket allocation system for the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be as fair as it possibly can be.
A lay day has been called at the Margaret River Pro surfing event on Monday ahead of women's semi and men's quarter-finals.
Josh Dugan will miss at least a week of football after injuring his hamstring in the Dragons' NRL win over the Tigers on Sunday.
The Melbourne Vixens have beaten the Magpies 60-56 in their Super Netball derby clash.
The Sunshine Coast Lightning have recorded a crushing Super Netball win over the Queensland Firebirds.
Stephanie Gilmore has joined world champion Tyler Wright in the semi-finals of the Margaret River Pro after a nerve-wracking quarter-final victory.
A rundown of the venues for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
How Australia has fared at recent Commonwealth Games.
After being eclipsed in Glasgow and then failing to shine at the Rio Olympics, Australia is chasing nothing less than No.1 at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Key numbers and facts for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Gold Coast Games chairman Peter Beattie knows the pressure is on to ensure the Commonwealth Games' relevance on the sporting calendar.
West Coast Fever coach Stacey Marinkovich is hopeful her team can challenge for a top-four Super Netball berth after a 57-40 win over Adelaide.
The Swifts are adamant they can get past the frustration of blowing a six-goal lead over local Super Netball rivals and competition front-runners the Giants.
Brisbane coach Chris Fagan vented his frustration about a second -quarter brain fade that cost the Lions any chance of victory against Essendon.
It took Australia until the third quarter to claim the lead through Aaron Kleinschmidt and push on for a 5-3 International Hockey Open win over Pakistan.
Playing under an open roof for the first time in Super Netball, West Coast Fever have downed Adelaide Thunderbirds 57-40 at Perth Arena.
The Giants have defeated local Super Netball rivals the Swifts 59-56 to consolidate their spot atop the ladder.
Australia's NBA rookie Thon Maker had a career-best 23 points in Milwaukee's 108-105 overtime win over Detroit.
New Zealand have scored in the dying moments to draw 1-1 with Australia and pick up their first points at the Festival of Hockey women's tournament.
Owen Wright and John John Florence have surged into the Margaret River Pro quarter-finals after strong performances in rounds three and four.