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Opals through to World Cup quarter-finals  >  Basketball

Liz Cambage has fired again with 25 points as Australia crushed Turkey to finish top of their group and secure a spot in the FIBA World Cup quarter-finals

Barty sets up clash with Kerber in China  >  Tennis

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia celebrates winning a point in her singles match against Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine during the Fed Cup tie between Australia and the Ukraine at the Canberra Tennis Centre in Canberra, Australia.

Ashleigh Barty has booked a date in the third round with Angelique Kerber after coming from a set down to win at the WTA event in China.

Hanigan primed for Wallaby run-on return  >  Rugby Union

Ned Hanigan's in the right frame of mind to contribute if called on to start in the Wallabies' back row against the Springboks on Saturday in Port Elizabeth.

Abbott haul sparks Blues into Cup action  >  Cricket

NSW have ended their winless start to the summer with Sean Abbott leading the Blues to victory over the unbeaten Tasmania.

Bugg out as Demons start AFL player cull  >  AFL

Melbourne have delisted five players, including former GWS firebrand Tomas Bugg, as they prepare for the off-season player movement market.

Ponga in line to make Dally M history  >  Rugby League

KALYN PONGA of the Knights runs the ball during the NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Newcastle Knights at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia.

Newcastle fullback Kalyn Ponga could become the youngest winner of the Dally M in NRL history on Wednesday night.

Aubusson named as Roosters No.7 for NRL GF  >  Rugby League

MITCHELL AUBUSSON of the Roosters evades Phillip Sami of the Titans during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Gold Coast Titans at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The Sydney Roosters have named Mitchell Aubusson at halfback in place of Cooper Cronk for the NRL grand final.

Bell to become football boss for Dockers  >  AFL

Peter Bell is set to quit his role at the ABC in order to take up the position of Fremantle's football operations manager.

Basketball Aust CEO Moore to step down  >  Basketball

Basketball Australia CEO Anthony Moore has quit and will end his four-year tenure in the job later this month.

Broncos reject Bennett contract extension  >  Rugby League

Coach WAYNE BENNETT talks to his players during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Foundation coach Wayne Bennett has had his request for another season at the Brisbane helm knocked back by the NRL club's board.

Mitchell's name in Hawks leadership frame  >  AFL

TOM MITCHELL of the Hawks in action during the 2018 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Tom Mitchell's incredible rise at Hawthorn stands the midfielder in good stead to take on the club captaincy should a vacancy arise.

Rugby boss Castle reaches out to league  >  Rugby Union

Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle wants to contact rugby league about setting up camps to identify female talent.

Jetta reflects on famous AFL GF sprint  >  AFL

LIAM RYAN looks on while from the field following a West Coast Eagles AFL pre-season training session at the WA Athletics Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Lewis Jetta produced one of the most famous moments of the 2012 AFL grand final when he burnt off Cyril Rioli in a sprint for the ages.

Victoria's finest renew rivalry in FFA Cup  >  Football

Heidelberg United are Victoria's best grassroots club but must fight fatigue and a hungry Bentleigh Greens side in their FFA Cup quarter-final.

Storm's Gen Next ready if Smith quits NRL  >  Rugby League

CAMERON SMITH of the Storm kicks during the 2017 NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Cameron Munster can understand why Cameron Smith would consider his NRL retirement and he says he and Melbourne's young stars are ready to fill the void.

United look to add size for NBA challenge  >  Basketball

Melbourne United are hopeful of signing an extra import centre for their upcoming NBA pre-season games against Philadelphia and Toronto.

NRL slashes Dogs' Mad Monday fine  >  Rugby League

DAVID KLEMMER of the Bulldogs in action during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canterbury Bulldogs at MJS in Newcastle, Australia.

The NRL has reduced Canterbury's Mad Monday fine to $125,000 after taking into account the club's submission.

Breayley nominated for women's Dally M  >  Rugby League

BRITTANY BREAYLEY of Queensland looks on during a Women's State of Origin media opportunity at North Sydney Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Brisbane hooker Brittany Breayley will help keep the Broncos focused on the NRLW grand final despite being nominated for the women's Dally M Medal.

NRL grand final pain drives Roosters' Napa  >  Rugby League

Dylan Napa of the Roosters looks dejected as he watches on during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium.

Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa has revealed his desire to make a grand final has been fuelling his desire this NRL season.

UAE pitches more potent than 2014: Siddle  >  Cricket

PETER SIDDLE of the Bushrangers prepares to bowl during the JLT One Day Cup match between Victoria and Western Australia at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Peter Siddle, one of four members of Australia's Test squad who toured the UAE in 2014, expects pitches in the upcoming series to offer bowlers more help.

Hard luck for Storm NRL veteran Hoffman  >  Rugby League

RYAN HOFFMAN of the warriors runs with the ball during the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the New Zealand Warriors at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Retiring Melbourne veteran Ryan Hoffman hoped to go out a NRL grand final winner but is set to miss selection for the showdown with the Sydney Roosters.

Six NRL players named in PNG squad  >  Rugby League

Papua New Guinea have named an 18-strong squad boasting six NRL players for the Port Moresby clash with Prime Minister's XIII in October.

Lynn century helps Bulls defeat Redbacks  >  Cricket

ODI star Chris Lynn has led the way as big-hitting Queensland scored a crushing domestic one-day win over South Australia.

Bogut frustrated but Gaze backs NBL refs  >  Basketball

Kings coach ANDREW GAZE looks on during the NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Cairns Taipans at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

The NBL's officiating is ahead of where it's been in previous seasons, says Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze despite the frustrations of Andrew Bogut.

Wright leaves Blues for Crows coaching gig  >  AFL

Matthew Wright has called time on his AFL career at age 28 to play for Adelaide's SANFL team and take up a coaching role with the club.