Federer praises Tsonga

Roger Federer has paid tribute to his Wimbledon conqueror Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, after the Frenchman defeated him in five sets.

Peru beat Senegal late

Peru waited until late to beat Senegal 1-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday, completing their preparations for the 2011 Copa America.

Harper retires after criticism

Elite Panel umpire Daryl Harper has withdrawn from the third Test between India and the West Indies, which was due to start in Dominica on July 6.

Dwyer career doubt

The playing career of boom Wests Tigers forward Simon Dwyer is in limbo after he was ruled out of football indefinitely following a serious neck injury.

Gould fears dirty tricks

NSW's most successful Origin coach Phil Gould says Ricky Stuart is justified in fearing the Blues' preparation for the series decider will be sabotaged, declaring Queenslanders can't be trusted.

Lee hot streak continues

Cliff Lee sparkled against the Red Sox, Mark Texeira powered the Yankees and the Mets broke their grand-slam drought in MLB on Tuesday.

Hayne keen on centre

Blues winger Jarryd Hayne is adamant he can handle the challenge of playing at left-centre if Michael Jennings is ruled out of Wednesday's Origin decider in Brisbane.

King becomes a Bunny

South Sydney's centres will pack plenty of punch in 2012, with confirmation that Matt King will reunite with former Melbourne Storm team-mate Greg Inglis on a two-year deal.

Naiqama stays a Knight

Dynamic utility back Wes Naiqama has ended weeks of speculation by re-signing with the Newcastle Knights until the end of the 2014 season.

Nothing to lose for Blues

Blues coach Pat Lam has hinted at the 'nothing to lose' attitude surrounding his side's Super Rugby semi-final match against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.

Timing irks Scurrah

Warriors CEO Wayne Scurrah said he was excited for Cleary despite describing the timing of the deal as not ideal.

Matai to miss a week

Fiery Manly centre Steve Matai will miss one game for the Sea Eagles after pleading guilty to striking charge from the NRL Judiciary on Wednesday.

Manny still on Mayweather's mind

Floyd Mayweather Jr said he is still open to the prospect of a showdown against Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao.

Scurrah hails Cleary

Warriors CEO Wayne Scurrah gave departing coach Ivan Cleary as much respect as he could give him, saying the former goalkicker has helped transform the club.

Parker: Forwards key

Corey Parker says the Queensland forwards will have to fight fire with fire in order to take control in the all-important battle for the middle of the park in Origin III.

Tiger won't rush return

Former world no.1 Tiger Woods is unsure if he will play at the British Open in two weeks time as he battles injuries.

Azarenka ready for semi test

Victoria Azarenka is confident she can turn the tables on left-hander Petra Kvitova in the semi-finals at Wimbledon.

Gould gets his man

Penrith general manager of football Phil Gould said he was prepared to wait until 2013 to sign Ivan Cleary but is delighted to have got the man that was always his first choice for the Panthers' top job.

Brett quits for Japan

Blues and Canterbury first five-eighths Stephen Brett has announced he will play his rugby in Japan from the end of the 2011 New Zealand season.

Cleary confirms move

Ivan Cleary's move to the coaching role with the Penrith Panthers was confirmed by Warriors management on Wednesday.
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