Tournaments

Golf

Rory McIlroy guns for No.1

Three-time major champion Rory McIlroy has set his sights on Adam Scott's world No.1 spot as he returns to competitive golf after his British Open triumph.

Golf

Royal Canberra undecided about future tournaments

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

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.

Tennis

Sam Stosur humbled by 16-year-old qualifier Naomi Osaka

Inconsistent: Australia's Sam Stosur.

Ben McKay After a terrific month on tour for Australian tennis, Sam Stosur has suffered a shocking loss to a teenage qualifier.

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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.

Basketball

Australian veteran Jenni Screen retires from Opals

Sudden retirement: Jenni Screen.

Roy Ward Two-time Olympic medallist surprises teammates by retiring before the world championships.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios escapes Australian bubble to focus on US Open

Nick Kyrgios will head to the US to prepare for the US Open.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios says he doesn't feel the pressure to prove himself to anyone and is keen to escape the popularity bubble of Australia to relaunch his career overseas.

Tennis

Casey Dellacqua moves to career-high world No.31

Australia's Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women's world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31.

Swimming

Canberra's Ben Treffers wins gold in 50m backstroke

Ben Treffers after his win in the 50m backstroke.

James Buckley Baby-faced backstroker admits it could take more than a decade for his gold-medal winning swim to sink in.

Golf

Tim Clark powers past Furyk for Canadian Open

Tim Clark holds the Canadian Open trophy aloft.

South Africa's Tim Clark birdied five of his last eight holes to power past Jim Furyk and win the US PGA Tour's Canadian Open.

Aussie Jarrod Lyle proud of US golf return

Jarrod Lyle.

Jarrod Lyle has walked away from his first US golf tournament since being diagnosed with cancer for a second time a proud man.

Australian Boomers team named for FIBA World Cup

Roy Ward Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis names his 12-man roster for the FIBA world cup in Spain starting next month.

Golf

Record-breaker Berhnard Langer wins Senior British Open by 13 shots

Lang may he reign supreme: Bernhard Langer holds his winner's medal aloft after winning the senior British Open.

Bernhard Langer sealed a remarkable record-breaking victory in the Senior British Open on Sunday, winning by 13 shots after leading the event in all four rounds.

Tennis

Andy Murray sticks with Amelie Mauresmo for US Open

Besieged: Andy Murray is feeling the pressure.

Simon Briggs Much of the confusion surrounding Andy Murray's ground-breaking coaching deal with Amelie Mauresmo was resolved on Wednesday after Murray posted some intriguing photographs on his Facebook page.

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Tennis

Rising star Ajla Tomljanovic to boost Australian tennis stocks

Victory: Ajla Tomljanovic.

Linda Pearce As Australian men's tennis celebrates its greatest top-100 singles representation in more than 13 years, a major potential boost to the women's game has arrived with the surprise defection of rising...

Cycling

Brandie O’Connor, Nathan Hart pick up Canberra's first medals at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Matthew Glaetzer, Nathan Hart, and Shane Perkins pose with their bronze medals.

James Buckley Cycling pair Brandie O’Connor and Nathan Hart have picked up bronze medals in Glasgow.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios story: From Wimbledon to Bundoora

Laid-back: Nick Kyrgios in Melbourne on Friday.

Linda Pearce It was almost 7pm last Wednesday night in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and Nick Kyrgios was restless.

Golf

Royal & Ancient Golf Club to disclose decision on women on September 18

Anachronism: the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews looks on as Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa participates in the 2007 Women's British Open on the Old Course.

Michael Buteau The all-male Royal & Ancient Golf Club, which governs the sport outside the U.S. and Mexico, will disclose on September 18 results of a ballot to allow women as members.

Soccer

The Socceroos' generation next still in under-12s

Looking ahead: Young indigenous soccer players, from the John Moriarty Football team in the Northern Territory, at a Socceroos training session in Vitoria, Brazil, last month.

Liam Mannix The first generation of the new, improved Socceroos are just finishing primary school.