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Basketball

Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.

Wiggins turns back on road races to focus on team pursuit

Olympic cycling champion Bradley Wiggins plans to concentrate on the team pursuit event in the velodrome and will not ride in any road races at the Commonwealth Games starting in Glasgow on Thursday.

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.

Adam Scott has eyes on next bid

Adam Scott celebrates a birdie on the 18th hole.

Tired of watching his rivals run away with major titles, Adam Scott wants in on the action at next month's PGA Championship after a third successive top-five British Open finish.

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

Bernard Tomic title leaves Australia with Davis Cup selection quandary, says Todd Woodbridge

Bernard Tomic claimed his second ATP tour singles title in Bogota.

Daniel Cherny Australia's new-found tennis depth may scupper the chances of a Davis Cup recall for Bernard Tomic, despite the 21-year-old breaking through for his second ATP title at the Claro Open in Colombia.

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Golf

Ryan Ruffels wins world junior golf title

Ryan Ruffels has crowned a stellar 12 months with his latest win.

The son of Australian tennis great Ray Ruffels has taken out one of world junior golf's biggest titles.

Rory McIlroy joins golf's elite with two-shot British Open win

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the Claret Jug after his two-stroke victory at the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Allan Kelly Rory McIlroy joined the elite list of golfers to have won three of the four major titles at Hoylake on Sunday, but he had to battle all the way against Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler before bagging...

Golf

Rory McIlroy wins British Open

Sweet victory: Rory McIlroy kisses the Claret Jug after his two-shot win in the Open at Royal Liverpool.

Malcolm Knox A year after missing the cut at the British Open plunged him into despair, Rory McIlroy has joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers to win three grand slam tournaments before turning...

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Golf

Rory McIlroy stays solid as British Open glory beckons

Rory McIlroy sizes up a shot on the second green on Sunday.

Hoylake, England Rory McIlroy showed no early signs of faltering as he set out with a six-stroke lead in the final round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool on Sunday.

Golf

Ageless Tom Watson outplays Australian John Senden during British Open final round

Tony Jimenez It is not often a 64-year-old eclipses his much younger playing partner in a major championship but it happened on Sunday when the seemingly ageless Tom Watson put one over on Australian John Senden.

Golf

Together, alone: former couple Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki win on the same day

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James Polson Breaking up may be hard to do but it seems one of the world’s most famous former couples are both reaping the rewards of singledom after Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki both tasted victory...

64-year-old Tom Watson shoots 73 again, makes British Open cut

When I'm 64: Tom Watson made the cut at the British Open.

Tom Smith Tom Watson always has been a favorite among fans at the British Open, and it showed again Friday.

Basketball

Australian basketball riding NBA wave

NBA conquered: Patty Mills celebrates during San Antonio's championship win over Miami.

Roy Ward Let's get it right – Australian basketball is not going through a golden age. It’s simply enjoying the spoils of its own evolution.

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Golf

British Open leader McIlroy under attack from charging Fowler

Rory McIlroy watches his shot from the eighth tee during the third round of the British Open on Saturday.

Hoylake, England Rory McIlroy's grip on the Open loosens as he suffers a jittery start to his second round.

British Open: Rory McIlroy responds as the challengers charge

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Malcolm Knox It took the loss of sole possession of a lead he had held since Thursday to sting Rory McIlroy into a withering response that, by the end of the third round, tightened his grip on the Open...

Golf

Rory McIlroy soars with double eagle finish to lead British Open by six

In a strong position: Rory McIlroy will be hard to beat in the fourth round.

Allan Kelly A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open as he crushed a chasing pack of challengers who tried and failed to...

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Rory McIlroy's father set for $365,000 pay day

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Rory McIlroy can do his father proud, and make him much richer, on Sunday by winning the British Open at Hoylake.