Issues

Michael Phelps goes back to basics at Pan Pacs

Winning doesn't come so easily to Olympic great Michael Phelps these days.

Lance Armstrong says he would still be lying if he had not been caught

Lance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he had not been caught and then forced to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

Team Hawkes could head south if Sydney's big wet continues

La Amistad.

Chris Roots Hawkes Racing could be forced to move its powerful spring team to Melbourne if Sydney's big wet continues into the weekend.

Michael Phelps says retiring was the easy part, returning to the water has been hard

Michael Phelps.

Phil Lutton On the final night of competition in the London Olympic pool, the incomparable Michael Phelps was taking his victory lap, waving his giant hands to the crowd and bathing in the deserved adulation as...

US Olympic champion Nathan Adrian ready for James Magnussen

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian.

Stathi Paxinos Olympic champion Nathan Adrian says he has respect but no fear of dual world champion James Magnussen.

Ryan Harris says Australia will keep up its aggression against India

Keep aggressive: Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Recovering Test paceman Ryan Harris has declared the Australians won’t temper their aggression as they seek to extend India’s woeful away-from-home record this summer.

Pakistan cricketer Sana Mir hails team's progress before Australia series

Captain of the Pakistani women's team Sana Mir.

Chloe Saltau Sana Mir won’t accept that she is a pioneer for women’s cricket in Pakistan. That title, she says, has to go to other "strong women of Pakistan".

Melbourne Knights lodge complaint to Human Rights Commision against Football Federation Australia

Dominic Bossi Football Federation Australia will have to explain its controversial National Club Identity Policy to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission following the lodging of two complaints...

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi erupts following ACL defeat to Western Sydney Wanderers

Marcello Lippi has to be held back after his side received their second red card.

Dominic Bossi Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi sensationally stormed out of a media conference following their shock 1-0 loss to Western Sydney Wadnerers but not before unleashing a heated rant directed...

Western Sydney Wanderers one step closer to Asian Champions League semi-finals with 1-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande

Brendan Esposito

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers have one hand on a ticket to the semi-finals of the Asian Champions League after stunning reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande in the first leg in Parramatta.

Cricket

Paul Marsh faces big issues in move from cricket to AFLPA

On the right path: The Southern Stars celebrate winning the ICC Women’s World Twenty20.

Chloe Saltau On his last day as chief executive of the Australian Cricketers Association, Paul Marsh tackles the big issues in that sport and the ones he will confront when he takes the top job at the AFL Players...

Cricket

Small matter between Jimmy Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja revives bigger issues

In the spotlight: India's Ravindra Jadeja pulls up his shirt collar as he walks across the field during a training session before the second cricket test match against England at Lord's.

Chloe Saltau What happened in the corridor? In the absence of CCTV cameras between the playing field and the dressing rooms at Trent Bridge, we might never know.

Cricket

Indian court issues arrest warrant against cricket captain Dhoni

MS Dhoni

Mumbai An Indian court issued an arrest warrant against national cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus, according to local media...

Soccer

Joachim Loew issues Germany soccer stars warning

Soccer fans wave German national flags during the screening of the Euro 2008 semi-final between Germany and Turkey at the 'fan mile' public viewing area in Berlin in this June 25, 2008 file photo. After six decades atoning for the crimes of the Nazis, Germans are rediscovering a sense of patriotism and are no longer ashamed to wave their flag and sing the national anthem. The nation startled itself during the 2006 soccer World Cup tournament, when millions of people painted flags on their faces, wearing red, gold and black hats and chanting the national anthem.

BERLIN Joachim Loew has issued his Germany stars with a World Cup warning for their friendly against Chile by insisting he will only pick his Brazil 2014 squad on current form.

One-day captain Darren Bravo issues Windies rallying cry

Darren Bravo

One-day captain Darren Bravo says something must be done in West Indies cricket after the humiliating defeat in the Test series against New Zealand.

Cycling

Bauer flies as Garmin issues warning

Kiwi national champion Jack Bauer of the Garmin Sharp team sets the pace.

Samantha Lane Top-level pro outfit takes honours in Herald-Sun Tour with four finishers ahead of their better known counterparts.

Swimming

Management blamed for Games issues

Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates addresses the media in Sydney on Friday.

David Sygall Final report into swimming campaign lays much of the blame on Leigh Nugent.

Cricket

Back to the future? Smith and Clarke share injury issues

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett Steve Smith defying back condition similar to that suffered by Michael Clarke to thrive in Tests.

Missy Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs swimming

Injury blow: Missy Franklin.

Phil Lutton American superstar Missy Franklin remains in doubt for the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships after succumbing to back spasms during training on the Gold Coast.

Cricket

Sammy issues Gayle warning for Manuka

Chris Gayle

Chris Dutton CHRIS GAYLE is poised to recapture his big-hitting best and spoil Ricky Ponting's farewell party at Manuka Oval on Tuesday, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy says.