The Perth Wildcats have pinched a finals berth by 0.06 of a percentage point after finishing a dramatic last day of the NBL regulation season with a 96-84 win over the Sydney Kings.
Teen snowboard prodigy Valentino Guseli has created history, becoming the first rider to podium in all three park and pipe disciplines in one season after winning two silver medals in World Cup competition in Mammoth Mountain in the US.The Beijing Olympian, who is still only 17, finished on the dais in big air, slopestyle and halfpipe events this weekend.
Jules Gounon has become the first driver to win three Bathurst 12-hour races after guiding home the Sun Energy 1 Mercedes AMG GT3 to back-to-back wins at Mount Panorama.The Frenchman carried his winning form from the Daytona 24 hour GTD Pro class last weekend to pip Queenslander Matt Campbell in the Manthey EMA Porsche entry and Daytona teammate, Maro Engel in Gruppe M Racing Mercedes, to write himself into Mount Panorama history books.
A late goal to Jessie Rasschaert has enabled Brisbane to snap its four-game A-League Women winless run with a tough 1-0 victory over Adelaide United at Service FM Stadium.The Reds dominated possession in Sunday's game and enjoyed the majority of the chances, including hitting the woodwork in first-half added time, but failed to find the net.
Canberra United's coach says they haven't given up on an A-League Women top-four push after snapping their disastrous run by smashing Newcastle away from home.Three second-half goals in seven minutes via Laura Hughes, Michelle Heyman and Grace Maher carried United to a comprehensive 3-0 result on Sunday afternoon, putting consecutive 5-0 losses in the rearview mirror.
Sophie Edwards is lauding her teammates while admitting some shock at winning the Warrnambool Women's Cycling Classic.The 22-year-old prevailed in a bunch sprint to the finish line of Sunday's gruelling 160km road race, one of the longest one-day road races in the world.
Sarah Jane Smith has crushed the mixed field to become the second consecutive female winner of the TPS golf tournament series by taking out the Murray River event at Cobram Barooga.Following South Korean Min A Yoon's triumph in Rosebud last week, veteran Smith topped the competition with a five-shot victory, finishing at 20 under.
Pervez Musharraf, the four-star general who ruled Pakistan for almost a decade, has died aged 79.Musharraf died in hospital following a long illness after spending years in self-imposed exile.
Josh Hazlewood has succumbed to a left achilles tendon injury, joining fellow Australia quick Mitchell Starc on the sidelines to start the blockbuster tour of India.The injury is another setback for Hazlewood and a major blow for Australia's pace stocks, with allrounder Cameron Green unlikely to bowl if he plays in the series opener in Nagpur from Thursday.
South Australian residents and businesses affected by recent floods will be offered tax relief while $60 million will be allocated to road repairs.Under the measures, homeowners whose principal residence was damaged or destroyed by flood will be eligible for stamp duty relief of up to $48,830 on a new home.
A finals berth is at Melbourne United's mercy after they defeated the Adelaide 36ers 116-107 at John Cain Arena.United took almost four quarters to shake off the Sixers' stern challenge on Sunday, outscoring the visitors 14-5 in the last two minutes and 9-2 in the final seconds.
Western Force coach Simon Cron admits there's plenty to fix in his new-look Super Rugby Pacific side after they suffered a pummelling from the Queensland Reds.The Force went into Saturday's trial in Perth with high hopes, only to see them dashed 45-10 by the Reds.
A surging sprint to the finish line has delivered Matt Bevilacqua an Ironman Series victory he rates as the highlight of his life.Bevilacqua pipped Ben Carberry as the pair engaged in a thrilling battle for the series crown in the final race at Kurrawa on the Gold Coast on Sunday.
A man has had his charges upgraded to manslaughter following the death of a woman who allegedly fell from the bonnet of the car he was driving.Emergency services were called to Airds in Sydney's west where they found a critically-injured 40-year-old woman on Thursday.
Pope Francis has wound up a peace mission to South Sudan urging the people to make themselves immune to the "venom of hatred" to achieve the peace and prosperity that have eluded them through years of bloody ethnic conflicts.Francis, 86, presided at a Mass on the grounds of a mausoleum for South Sudan's liberation hero John Garang, who died in a helicopter crash in 2005 before the predominantly Christian country gained independence from Muslim Sudan in 2011.
A pedestrian has been killed after being stuck by a stolen car in hit-run crash in Victoria's central Gippsland region.The 36-year-old man was with a friend on Morrison Street in Maffra, north of Sale, in the early hours of Sunday morning when he was hit by a stolen Kia.
The Israeli army has raided a refugee camp near the Palestinian city of Jericho, besieging houses it said were being used as hideouts for Palestinian attackers and shooting at residents who opened fire.The fighting wounded six Palestinians, two seriously, said the Palestinian Health Ministry, and jolted a generally quiet oasis town that has seen less violence than other West Bank cities.
Dodgy consumer goods are most likely to drive Queenslanders to complain, as pandemic-related supply issues and services shortages continue to frustrate the state.Queensland's Office of Fair Trading clawed back more than $11 million in 2022 and consumer complaints continued to eclipse pre-pandemic levels.
Brisbane Heat captain Jimmy Peirson has promised that his team will come back bigger and better next season following their BBL final heartbreak.The Heat's hopes of breaking their decade-long title drought were brought to an end on Saturday night when they suffered a five-wicket loss to the Perth Scorchers in front of 53,886 fans at Optus Stadium.
There was no shortage of colour and skin on show as tens of thousands hit the streets for Melbourne's annual pride march.A bright and colourful crowd gathered at Ian Johnson Oval in St Kilda on Sunday morning before embarking on the Midsumma Pride March.
Kevin Walters wants his young Brisbane side to take the next step in their professionalism, and to that end he will share lessons from a documentary that he watched on tennis legend Roger Federer with them.The Broncos coach has a selection of youthful players under the age of 23 in his NRL squad, including key spine players Reece Walsh and Ezra Mam, who are brimming with talent but far from the finished product.
Victim-survivors of child sexual abuse at Victorian public schools will be included in a formal apology to state parliament, following fresh calls since the death and funeral last week of Cardinal George Pell.The Victorian government's apology to children abused in institutional care, slated for later this year, will recognise those who suffered harm in state schools, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed on Sunday.
The idea at the heart of the popular show featuring a parasitic fungus that turns people into zombies has 'a pretty a good scientific premise', experts warn.
Hillsong Church has named a married couple to head up its leadership in the wake of founder Brian Houston's resignation as he fights accusations he concealed his late father's child sexual abuse.Interim leaders Phil and Lucinda Dooley were commissioned as global senior pastors at a morning service held in Sydney and streamed across Australia and internationally on Sunday.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers has warned of a difficult balance in the upcoming budget between delivering cost of living relief while not pushing up inflation and interest rates.The Reserve Bank board is expected to hike interest rates by another 25 basis points on Tuesday, taking the cash rate to 3.