SYDNEY Scott Hend might not be the best known Australian golfer but the peripatetic world number 75 says he is happy to handle the burden of his country's hopes at the Rio Olympics after a rash of high profile withdrawals.
SYDNEY Australia's Olympic sprint hurdles champion Sally Pearson said she was 'gutted' after a hamstring tendon tear she picked up in training forced her to pull out of the Rio de Janeiro Games on Wednesday.
SYDNEY Australia lock Kane Douglas looks set to play his first match since last year's World Cup final after being named on the Queensland Reds bench for Friday's Super Rugby match against the ACT Brumbies.
LONDON Australian 15th seed Nick Kyrgios outmanoeuvred Radek Stepanek in four sets on Tuesday, saying he could imagine a professional partnership developing with his opponent once the gritty Czech veteran finally hangs up his racket.
LONDON Japan's Kei Nishikori produced a fine display of hard hitting from the baseline to subdue Australia's Sam Groth 6-4 6-3 7-5 in an entertaining clash of styles in the Wimbledon first round on Monday.
A match-winning three-wicket bowling stint by Mitchell Marsh lifted Australia to a convincing victory by 58 runs against West Indies in the final of the triangular one-day international (ODI) series in Barbados on Sunday.
Australia, the world's top-ranked one-day-international side, need to work on a number of aspects to improve ahead of next year's Champions Trophy, captain Steve Smith said after they won a triangular series win in the West Indies.
SYDNEY Australian freight giant Asciano Ltd on Monday said it has resolved a legal dispute with a trucking subsidiary that had threatened to delay a A$9.1 billion ($6.8 billion) buyout led by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc .
Australian Jack Miller celebrated a stunning first MotoGP victory on Sunday after rain and slippery conditions caused chaos at a stopped and re-started Dutch TT at Assen.
SYDNEY New Zealand's long dominance of world rugby shows no sign of coming to an end any time soon but England's historic sweep of Australia and Ireland's June tour of South Africa offered some hope of a northern hemisphere resurgence.
LONDON/BRUSSELS European Union leaders met for the first time without Britain on Wednesday less than a week after it voted to leave, delivering a tough message that London can access the bloc's lucrative single market only if it agrees to allow free movement for EU workers.