football

Phoenix lose key men

Wellington Phoenix will be without two key players for crucial away matches against Adelaide United and Sydney FC after Ben Sigmund and Manny Muscat both picked up their eighth yellow card of the season in the 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets on Sunday.
tennis

Djokovic takes the prize

Novak Djokovic has thrashed an overwhelmed and possibly injured Andy Murray in straight sets on Sunday night to claim the Australian Open for a second time.
cricket

Aussies claim series

Australia are the Commonwealth Bank Series champions after defeating England by a resounding 51 runs at the Gabba on Sunday night to take an unassailable 4-1 lead with two games to play.
football

Ancelotti's Torres silence

Carlo Ancelotti was giving little away when asked about Chelsea's pursuit of unsettled Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.
basketball

Blaze hold off Kings

Gold Coast Blaze have kept their faint playoff chances alive but were pushed to the last minute by cellar dwellers Sydney Kings in a nailbiting 94-91 win at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on Sunday.
basketball

Breakers clinch thriller

The New Zealand Breakers have produced a remarkable comeback to defeat the Cairns Taipans 77-74 at the Cairns Convention Centre on Sunday afternoon and prove why they are the best team in the NBL Championship.
football

Allsopp powers Victory

Danny Allsopp has all but booked Melbourne Victory's spot in the finals with a superb brace in the home side's 2-0 win over Gold Coast United at AAMI Park on Sunday evening.
basketball

Bogut blast downs Nets

It was business as usual for Andrew Bogut as he picked up yet another double-double in Milwaukee's ten-point win over the Nets, while Spurs became the first team to reach 40 wins this season on Saturday night (US time).
cricket

Clarke leads the way

Michael Clarke top scored for Australia as they set England a solid target of 250 runs to win the fifth Commonwealth Bank Series clash at the Gabba.
football

Osieck: Finish cost us

Australian coach Holger Osieck has bemoaned his side's inability to convert their chances into goals as the Socceroos' Asian Cup dream ended with a 1-0 extra-time loss to Japan in a nailbiting final.
cricket

McIntosh has his day

Tim McIntosh has been criticised for not batting quickly enough at times but he showed his one-day mettle when his 121 not out from 132 balls carried Auckland to a seven-wicket win over Otago at Colin Maiden Park on Sunday.
cricket

Lessons for NZ to ponder

Pakistan bowler Umar Gul may have been on the outer in terms of World Cup thinking for his side but he showed against New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday that he was not a bowler to be under-estimated.
football

Spurs miss out on Carroll

Newcastle have reportedly rejected a 23 million-pound ($A36m) bid from Spurs for star striker Andy Carroll.
football

Sydney still hold hope

The race for the final position in the Hyundai A-League's top six appears set to go down to the wire after Sydney FC's convincing 2-0 win over Perth Glory on Saturday night.
tennis

Murray predicts new era

Andy Murray hopes Sunday night's Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic will mark the start of a new great rivalry in the game between the friends who have known each other since their early teens.
football

Arnie: We destroyed Reds

Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold has labelled his side's opening 45 minutes against Adelaide United as 'champagne football' after a clinical 2-1 win at Hindmarsh Stadium on Saturday night.
football

Bin Hammam: Cup is for Qatar

Asian Football Confederation president Mohammed Bin Hammam dismissed suggestions Qatar would share the hosting of the 2022 World Cup.
golf

Mickelson joins Haas on top

American world no.6 Phil Mickelson and compatriot Bill Haas will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open in California.
football

Barca get revenge, Gijon roll on

Barcelona inflicted payback on Hercules with a 3-0 victory on Sunday that put them seven points clear on top of the La Liga table.
football

ACL carrot for McKay

Brisbane Roar Ange Postecoglou has allayed fears that Matt McKay will move abroad, saying his captain will want to be a part of "something special" brewing at the club.
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