Tournaments

St Andrews' vote to permit women golfers at club receives widespread praise

Danielle Rossingh Sponsors and women golfers, including four-time major champion Laura Davies of Britain, welcomed a move by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland to allow female members.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews allows women members after strong 'yes' vote

Mitch Phillips After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members' vote on Thursday opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and a...

Tennis

As tournaments go, they just don't get any hotter

Jerzy Janowicz of Poland attempts to deal with the heat.

Peter Hanlon Mother Nature provided the biggest controversy at the 2014 Australian Open.

Golf

Royal Canberra undecided about future tournaments

David Polkinghorne Royal Canberra is in a ''state of limbo'' on whether to host another elite tournament.

US PGA Tour loses autumn tournaments

The US PGA Tour has lost at least one tournament from its Autumn Series because of the economy, with another tournament still up in the air.

O'Hern out of Australian tournaments

Nick O'Hern has been forced out of all three of Australia's big summer golf tournaments as he undergoes thumb surgery.

tennis

Tomic family says game over after dispute with tennis academy over Sara

Linda Pearce The Tomic familly's dalliance with life in Melbourne may end up lasting less than a year, with a disgruntled John Tomic having withdrawn his daughter, Sara, a talented junior, from the national...

Lay off Jasika, says 'big brother' Nick Kyrgios

Australian tennis player Omar Jasika speaks to the media at Melbourne Park this week.

Linda Pearce The price of fame: when new US Open junior champion Omar Jasika makes his ATP debut as a wildcard entry at next week's Malaysian Open, Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic will be beside him.

China's two-time major winner Li Na reportedly set to retire

Li Na.

China's two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia's most successful tennis career.

Scotland's St. Andrews may allow women golfers after vote

Sweden's Annika Sorenstam tees off from the 18th during a Pro Am event at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews, Scotland in 2007.

Two years after Augusta National Golf Club in the U.S. let women in as members, the all-male Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland may follow suit.

Adam Scott splits with caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott of Australia talks to his caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott has parted ways with caddie Steve Williams, the bagman who helped him claim the World No.1 spot.

Chris Froome leads British assault at road world championships

Former Tour de France champions Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins have been named in the Great Britain team for the road world championships in Spain.

Rafter, Hewitt sweating on Davis Cup draw

Roger Federer and Switzerland away would be a nightmare draw for Australia.

Darren Walton Australia are hoping to avoid a dreaded away showdown with Roger Federer's Switzerland when the 2015 Davis Cup draw takes place early on Friday morning.

Rory McIlroy named PGA of America player of the year

A year to remember: Rory McIlroy during his final round at Atlanta on Monday.

Rory McIlroy won recognition for his stellar campaign on Tuesday when he was named winner of the 2013-14 PGA of America Player of the Year award and the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average.

Off the couch and down to business

Serving it up: US Open junior title winner Omar Jasika.

Linda Pearce Barely 12 months ago, Omar Jasika was not the poster boy for the junior game in Australia. He was showing signs of becoming something of a problem child.

Australian Boomer Joe Ingles links with NBA's Clippers

Joe Ingles.

Star Boomers small forward Joe Ingles has reportedly sealed a deal to join NBA franchise the Los Angeles Clippers.

Greg Chalmers walking PGA tightrope

Greg Chalmers.

Greg Chalmers has one more week to defend a return to the US PGA Tour while 11 other Australians need to come from the clouds if they are to move to the big show for the 2014-15 season

Sam Stosur in shock first-round loss at Guangzhou Open

Samantha Stosur's difficult season hits another low as she is upset by world No.251 Yafan Wang.

Omar Jasika may get Australian Open wildcard

Darren Walton Tennis Australia will consider awarding Omar Jasika a wildcard into the Australian Open, but is wary of burdening the newly crowned US Open junior champion with unfair expectations.

James Magnussen splits with coach Brant Best

Australian swimming star James Magnussen has split with long-time coach Brant Best.