Netball Quad Series: Australia Diamonds thump South Africa in first match

A dominant offensive display from Diamonds shooters Caitlyn Bassett and Caitlyn Thwaites has led the world champions to a 68-43 win over South Africa in their Netball Quad Series opener.

English Championship rendezvous now a regular fixture for Socceroos

Michael Lynch When Preston North End pulled off a shock last Saturday afternoon and defeated Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Loftus Road two Socceroos, Massimo Luongo and Bailey Wright, were quick to put the contest...

Cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade fatally shot while pushing baby in pram

Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade has been touched by family tragedy.

A cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade has been fatally shot while pushing a baby in a stroller on the city's South Side.

Lewis Hamilton exploits 75-place penalty farce at Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Penalised: Lewis Hamilton.

Daniel Johnson If Formula One's farcical rules were taken literally, Lewis Hamilton would start Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix from somewhere in Germany.

Jason Day remains in The Barclays mix with up and down day

Ashton Hudson World No.1 Jason Day surged into the lead before plummeting back down the leaderboard but he remains in the mix after the second round in his title defence at The Barclays.

Sheffield Shield hero Andrew McDonald is new Victorian Bushrangers coach

Leicestershire's loss: McDonald will be Victoria's third coach in as many years.

Daniel Cherny Andrew McDonald is coming home. Cricket Victoria confirmed on Saturday morning that the former Test all-rounder is returning to the Bushrangers after being picked to replace David Saker as coach...

Cricket 2016: Michael Clarke considering Big Bash League and grade level return

Former Test captain: Michael Clarke.

Jon Pierik Michael Clarke will make a call within weeks on whether to pursue a stint in the Big Bash League this summer.

Peter Siddle back bowling but James Pattinson with work to do

Peter Siddle appears to be overcoming his injury struggles.

Jon Pierik Pace ace James Pattinson faces an uncertain return date but Peter Siddle has made good progress in his bid to be fit for the home Test series against South Africa.

Robert Lewandowski scores treble as six-goal Bayern Munich rout Werder Bremen

Flying start: Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in Bayern Munich's opening Bundesliga match.

Robert Lewandowski's hat-trick helped give coach Carlo Ancelotti a flying start to his first Bundesliga campaign as Bayern Munich cruised to an easy 6-0 win over Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena

Australia's tennis big guns Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic could meet at US Open

Potential meeting: Bernard Tomic and Nick Krygios will meet in the third round of the US Open if they win their first two matches.

Darren Walton Australian big guns Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic could potentially meet in the third round of the US Open.

Formula One drivers give 'halo' cautious thumbs-up

Abhishek Takle The 'halo' cockpit protection device, which increases driver survival rates by 17%, received a cautious thumbs-up from the drivers who experimented with it ahead of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.

Diego Maradona explains why he thinks Lionel Messi temporarily 'retired'

Oh, the anguish: Lionel Messi reacts after Argentina lost on penalties.

Marissa Payne Lionel Messi's bleached blonde hairdo wasn't the only crisis the star soccer player went through this summer.

American Football - Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Gridiron practice with the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

Broncos weather Storm

The Broncos produced a classic rugby league ambush and came up with arguably their best performance of 2016 as they downed the Storm 26-16 in Melbourne.

Manchester United meet Fenerbahce, Feyenoord in tough Europa League group

Tough draw: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Ed Dove Manchester United will come up against their former striker Robin van Persie after being drawn in a tough Europa League group on Friday alongside Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk.

James Rodriguez could become a problem for Real, says Zinedine Zidane

On the outer: James Rodriguez.

Richard Martin Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has opened the door to out-of-favour midfielder James Rodriguez leaving the club by admitting the player's lack of appearances could become a problem.

Black Heart Bart and Star Turn a couple of class acts

Memsie favourite: Brad Rawiller and Black Heart Bart win the Victoria Handicap at Caulfield on March 26.

Max Presnell Despite the promise of a spring of much content, emphasised by Caulfield's Memsie Stakes meeting, Melbourne is the "most depressing race scene in all my time", according to Shelley Hancox.

Sydney Kings announce signing of Bo Liu, the first Chinese-born NBL player

High energy: Chinese recruit Bo Liu.

The Sydney Kings have made NBL history, becoming the first club to sign a Chinese-born player.

Bookmakers want to offer markets on quarter horse racing to offset greyhound losses

Adam Pengilly Bookmakers will explore offering betting on a quickfire form of horse racing set to be legalised in Queensland in an attempt to make up for revenue losses when NSW's greyhound racing ban takes effect.

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Bledisloe Cup, Rio Olympic Games flops: We need to stop using a weasel word

Peter FitzSimons dinkus

Peter FitzSimons This week, friends, we are talking about the Australian sports world's du moment . . . "disappointed."

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