Australian long-course triathlon stars Max Neumann and Sarah Crowley have had landmark wins at the Ironman WA race.Neumann, who finished fourth two months ago at the Hawaiian Ironman world championships, went within one second of the course record at Busselton, south of Perth.
Shane Warne and Ron Clarke, revered in their sports as all-time greats, are the latest Sport Australia Hall Of Fame members to be made legends.The honour comes nine months to the day since Warne's shock death from a heart attack, aged 52.
Japan's sensational smash-and-grab raids at the World Cup have already seen off Germany and Spain, but in the last 16 they come up against a Croatia side who might just be a little too streetwise for a mugging.Croatia have not shown the quality that got them to the final four years ago, especially in front of goal, but did what they needed to do to get through their group, only showing any signs of panic in their last match against a desperate Belgium.
An astonishing late burst of speed from Matthew Richardson has rocketed the Australian to a massive win in cycling's track champions league.The Australian somehow beat Dutch rival Harrie Lavreysen on the line to win the keirin final in the fifth and final round at London's Olympic velodrome.
Rugby league trailblazer and Gold Coast Titans founding father Paul Broughton has been remembered as one of the sport's most intelligent and passionate men.The inaugural Titans chairman, whose name is attached to the club's annual best and fairest medal, has died aged 91.
Graham Arnold is appealing for government funding and a revamp of Australian football's landscape as he contemplates his future as Socceroos coach.Arnold's contract expired when his Socceroos ended their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 loss to heavyweights Argentina in a knockout bout in Qatar.
Merely 20 years ago, Australia's oldest lawn bowls club was the setting for its highest-grossing homegrown movie, Crackerjack.It was a flick with all the right ingredients - a you-beaut cast led by funny man Mick Molloy, a quaint script about Aussie mateship and spirit, and as a backdrop, that most Australian of sporting arenas, the bowling green.
He may have banked around $200 million this year but don't expect Cameron Smith to be swanning around the French Riviera anytime soon - unless it's in his fishing boat.Smith entered the stratosphere of top sports earners in 2022 on the back of his five victories, including the British Open, and money-spinning move to the Saudi-backed rebel LIV Tour.
Thousands of fans packed out live sites across the country to watch Australia face off against Argentina in the World Cup, only for a valiant Socceroos to go down 2-1.Flares and fireworks were set off at Melbourne's Federation Square even before the match began at 6am (AEDT) on Sunday.
Tasmanian police are working to determine how a motorcyclist participating in a charity ride left the road and hit two spectators, hospitalising them both.Part of a Hobart highway remained closed on Saturday evening as forensic investigators probed the scene of the collision.
The universe is repaying the Socceroos for their sacrifices during the COVID pandemic which built an unbreakable bond of mateship, coach Graham Arnold says.Arnold believes COVID-related hardships are a key factor in his Australian squad's unlikely journey to a World Cup knockout clash against Argentina.
Australia's round-of-16 World Cup clash with two-time champions Argentina will be extra special for members of Australia's football-mad Argentine community.For many Argentinians, football is a way for staying connected to their homeland on the other side of the Pacific.
The mother of Australian canoeing star Jess Fox has won an Olympic lifetime achievement award for her decades of coaching.Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi, who has coached canoeing for 25 years, and British triathlon mastermind Malcolm Brown have been honoured by the IOC.
Banned centre Bronson Xerri is poised to make his return to professional rugby league with Canterbury in 2024 but the NRL will not register his contract until after his four-year doping suspension lifts next November.The Bulldogs confirmed on Friday afternoon they had tabled a two-year contract to Xerri, who has not played NRL since testing positive for anabolic steroids in November 2019 after his promising rookie season with Cronulla.
Luc Longley has joined fellow NBA legend Andrew Bogut as a part owner of the WNBL's Sydney Flames and the Sydney Kings, who are vying for back-to-back NBL championships.Longley has served as a special adviser to Hoops Capital, the company that owns the Flames and Kings, since 2019 and often flies from his WA home to attend training and games.
Australia's all-star bowling quartet have rammed home their status among the sport's most complete attacks, after edging their side closer to a big win over West Indies.In another clinical display by Australia's bowlers, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins each took three wickets to have the Windies all out for 283 in the first Test in Perth.
Prosecutors in Italy have requested that former Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, 11 others and the club itself stand trial over allegations of false accounting at the country's most successful soccer team.European soccer's governing body UEFA has also announced that the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) has opened a formal investigation into Juventus for potential breaches of the Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play rules.
Sunday will be no day of rest for excited Australian football fans as they rise at the crack of dawn and flock to public live sites to cheer the Socceroos against powerhouse Argentina.The match will be Australia's most important since the World Cup last-16 clash with Italy in 2006 and interest in the game is expected to eclipse other major sporting events such as the Olympics.
Former North Melbourne coach David Noble has made the call to move away from football, becoming boss of the Supercars' iconic Shell V-Power Racing team.Since being sacked by the Kangaroos in July, Noble has carefully weighed up his next job.
Neil Robertson has safely negotiated a passage through to the next round of the Scottish Open, but Ronnie O'Sullivan has tumbled out of the snooker tournament in Edinburgh.4 Robertson defeated Joe Perry 4-1 at Meadowbank Sports Centre to advance from the second round.
Tasmania wicketkeeper Jake Doran left the field feeling unwell after testing positive to COVID-19 and was replaced by Tim Paine on day one of the Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia.Redbacks batters Jake Weatherald and Nathan McSweeney scored centuries to put their side in a solid position at 8-309 after day one, having been sent in to bat by the Tigers at Hobart's Blundstone Arena.
Sports stars and officials could be called to give evidence at a new parliamentary inquiry examining responses to concussion and its long-term effects on athletes at all levels of sport.Citing Australia's slow response to concussions compared with the United Kingdom and the United States, the Greens will be backed by both major parties when they call for the inquiry in the Senate on Thursday.
Getting kids to move in maths class might be just as important as playing soccer during PE.A study by the University of Newcastle and the Australian Catholic University evaluated the effectiveness of a physical activity program on children's happiness and life satisfaction.
Aaron Mooy, the most introverted Socceroo, does not say much.But he has succinctly summed up what Australia's triumphant World Cup team hope they are doing for their cherished sport.
556 David Micheluzzi has let his clubs do the talking to upstage the faltering big guns and seize a commanding Australian Open first-round lead.Micheluzzi backed his up his pre-Open rankings rants with a course-record-equalling seven-under-par 63 at Victoria GC to grab a three-stroke buffer over the chasing pack.