Clubs see timing of FFA expansion call as cynical

Michael Lynch There is little love lost between the FFA and the clubs and bodies representing the A-League and second tier clubs see expansion call as ploy to impress FIFA

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Aussie set T20 record in run chase, Kiwi punter pockets 50K for one-handed wonder, GF hero Jess Fishlock in a W-League of her own, Andrew Nabbout brilliance earns Jets a point and Erin Phillips is...

Chloe Hosking to be named in Commonwealth Games team

David Polkinghorne Cycling Australia will officially name the squad on Tuesday.

Cocaine charge against Hunt dropped

Prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to prosecute the rugby union international over allegations he was caught with the drug in December last year.

Second loss running for NSW as Redbacks snare crucial Shield win

Bite back: South Australia took a much needed win over New South Wales.

South Australia's push for a third successive Sheffield Shield final seemed dead and buried a few days ago but is back on the cards thanks to a series of unlikely results and little-known seam bowler...

Alex Blackwell announces retirement from international cricket

Alex Blackwell (left) has retired from international and state cricket.

Jon Pierik Australian vice-captain Alex Blackwell has retired from international and state cricket but will continue to play in the Women's Big Bash League.

Olympic curlers are buff ... and have the calendar to prove it

Norway's Thomas Ulsrud has a strict personal fitness regime.

Scott Cacciola Thomas Ulsrud lifts weights, hammers through squats and hangs upside down from metal bars, molding his abdominal muscles with a sadistic series of crunches. His torso has more ridges than a fjord.

Ashton Agar ready for Eden Park's 'toughest' T20 challenge

Michael Ramsey Ashton Agar describes bowling at postage stamp-sized Eden Park as his toughest Twenty20 assignment as Australia prepare for Wednesday night's tri-series final against New Zealand.

Federer returns to top spot

14 years after he first topped the rankings, the 36-year-old Roger Federer has made history as the oldest tennis player to sit at the top of the standings.

Russian athlete suspected of doping at Winter Olympics

Ice breaker: Alexander Krushelnytsky is suspected of contravening doping regulations.

Oliver Brown A Russian athlete was suspected on Sunday night of failing a drugs test at the Winter Games, as the International Olympic Committee's controversial decision to allow 169 of the country's competitors...

Horton not interested in 200m defence, won last time 'by accident'

Duck's back: Mack Horton has no interest in pressure to defend his 200m title.

Laine Clark It seems sprint champ Cameron McEvoy can breathe a little easier ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games swimming trials.

Lynn set for T20 final

Australian cricketer Chris Lynn says "it's a good mood in the camp," as the team prepares for the trans-Tasman tri-series final after Australia's record-breaking run on Friday.

World No.1 Roger Federer cruises to title No.97 in Rotterdam

Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings with his second title of the season, swatting aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Rotterdam Open.

Morris misses out on finals

China's aerial skier Zongyang crashed out but got in the final, yet Aussie hope David Morris has refused to use the judging controversy as an excuse. Vision courtesy of Seven Network

'We have no right to play Australia in the T20 final': England captain Morgan

Angelo Risso England needed to win by 20 runs or more to pip the Black Caps for a final berth on net run rate.

Winter Olympics 2018: Russian curling medallist suspected of doping

Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber Russian curling medallist at the Winter Olympics has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance.

Japanese interest grows in the Sydney Cup with Fame Game to be a late entry

Chris Roots Former Melbourne Cup favourite Fame Game is expected to be a late entry for the Sydney Cup after winning his third Diamond Stakes in Tokyo.

Winter Olympics 2018: Controversy as David Morris is knocked out of finals

Australian aerial skier David Morris.

Glenn Cullen and Warren Barnsley Aerial skier David Morris was knocked out of the Winter Olympics finals.

Australian Henshaw out of ski slopestyle

Glenn Cullen Russ Henshaw's injury-interrupted Winter Olympics campaign has come to an end after the slopestyle skier failed to qualify for the event's finals.

When only gold is good enough: Australia has lost its Olympic spirit

Scotty James wins bronze in the halfpipe.

Ella Donald Australia is a sunburnt country not known for its snowfalls yet now only gold will do in the Winter Olympics.