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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.

Pro Rock Climber Sasha DiGiulian Tries Ice Climbing

Professional climber Sasha DiGilluian teams up with big wall and expedition climbing legend, Mark, for a challenging ice climb in Vermont.

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.

The First Skate Crew To Visit Belize

Jaakko Ojanen, Madars Apse, Angelo Caro and Zack Wallin break themselves off skating the modern cities of the Mayan lands of Guatemala, Belize and Mexico.

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.

Pant praises influence of India legend

India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant discusses his record-breaking performance in Adelaide and pays tribute to former captain MS Dhoni

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.