Cleveland on brink of returning to finals after blowout against Toronto

Cleveland have pushed Toronto to the brink of extinction with a blowout 38-point win in game five of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

FFA slash Socceroos ticket prices in bid to boost Melbourne crowds

Huge ticket discounts are on offer for the Socceroos' matches in June.

Michael Lynch There may be a huge Greek diaspora in Australia and a vast number of Kiwi immigrants, but will they turn out to watch their national soccer teams when they are taking on Australia next month in...

Joe Pride looks for Brisbane pointers with New Tipperary and I Am Zelady

Northern exposure: I Am Zelady is running for a Queensland start at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots Joe Pride knows it is the time of year when horses can earn a trip north with winning performances in Sydney and emerging three-year-old New Tipperary and the returning I Am Zelady fall into that...

McKell Cup a reminder of racing history and one which should not be lost

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Obviously he wasn't broken winded and could stay all day. I'm not referring to a Melbourne Cup hope but Sir William McKell who changed the face of Sydney racing.

Cameron Smith's fight with Channel Nine ends

The Footy Show offers the NRL player an apology over his representation in a 60 Minutes program about Alex McKinnon.

Daniel Ricciardo has new Renault Formula One engine before Max Verstappen

Daniel Ricciardo will have first access to the new engine.

Daniel Ricciardo's hopes of victory at the Monaco Grand Prix have been given a boost, with the Australian Formula One driver handed the reins to Renault's newest engine.

The end of the affair as Joe Pride's bridesmaid heads for greener pastures

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway A terrific racehorse was put out to pasture this week after giving his owner-breeder Don Storey a wonderful roller-coaster ride through what seemed an eternity of racing.

Australian Boomers name Dante Exum in 17-man Rio Olympics selection squad

Roy Ward Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis has kept faith with Dante Exum as he trims his Rio Olympics squad to 17 players.

Jared Tallent stages backyard medal ceremony in wake of Russian doping scandal

Olympic race walker Jared Tallent.

Nick Martin Olympic race walker stages a gold medal ceremony of his own after two Russian athletes involved in the doping scandal had their medals stripped.

Radwanska defies opponent's flashes of brilliance

A wrap of all the action from the women's draw on Day Four of the French Open at Roland Garros.

Jared Tallent holds backyard Olympic ceremony

The Australian walker just can't wait until the International Olympic Committee awards him with his belated 2012 gold medal.

Matildas lose 7-0 in friendly against Newcastle Jets U15 side

Matildas skipper Lisa De Vanna in action at last year's World Cup.

Claire Siracusa The Matildas suffered a surprising loss on Wednesday night, going down 7-0 to a Newcastle Jets under-15 boys side in Sydney.

No troubles for Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios eases through to the French Open third round while Andy Murray dug deep to win in five sets against wildcard Mathias Bourgue.

French Open 2016: Nick Kyrgios, Sam Stosur cruise into third round

Australia's top-ranked male and female players have waltzed into the French Open third round on the back of straight sets wins, with Nick Kyrgios and Samantha Stosur making light work of their...

French Open 2016: Nick Kyrgios to resume grand rivalry with Richard Gasquet in third round

Thundering on: Nick Kyrgios.

Nick Kyrgios will resume his rivalry with French nemesis Richard Gasquet in the third round at Roland Garros on the big stage where he feels most comfortable.

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Sydney FC bow out in heartbreaking fashion

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25:  Hao Junmin of Shandong Luneng celebrates scoring a goal during the AFC Asian Champions League match between Sydney FC and Shandong Luneng at Allianz Stadium on May 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)Click to play video

Last minute screamer from Hao Junmin of Shandong Luneng, sends the sky blues out on away goals in the AFC Champions League.

What is CTE? What we know about the progressive, degenerative disease

Former NFL player Junior Seau, who was suffering from a degenerative brain condition when he took his own life.

A.J. Perez Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Mike Webster showed many of the signs of what we know now associate with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE): depression, memory loss and dementia.

French Open 2016: Reigning champion Stan Wawrinka emerging from Roger Federer's shadow

Just off the radar: Stan Wawrinka.

Doug Robson Wawrinka remains an outlier to many, but he owns as many majors, Olympic gold medals and Davis Cup championships as second-ranked Murray.

French Open 2016: Andy Murray goes another five sets in win over Mathias Bourgue

Christopher Clarey Take comfort amid the fatigue, Andy Murray. The French Open can still be won even after playing back-to-back five-setters in the first two rounds.

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold vows to be 'ruthless' in rebuilding Sky Blues

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25:  Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold talks to his players during the AFC Asian Champions League match between Sydney FC and Shandong Luneng at Allianz Stadium on May 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett After crashing out of the Asian Champions League in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night, Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says he is ready to ring the changes in order to make his team more competitive...

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