Smith bullish ahead of Australia tour

South African skipper Graeme Smith says the challenge of winning a Test series in someone else's backyard excites the Proteas.

Herbert fuming over Sigmund decision

Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert has lashed out at the A-League Match Review Panel's decision to uphold Ben Sigmund's red card.

Nash on standby for Kennedy

The Newcastle Jets have brought in former goalkeeper Matthew Nash as a back-up for the injured Ben Kennedy, who is likely to undergo surgery on a chronic knee injury.

Ryder rips in to save Wellington

Amongst the doom and gloom of New Zealand's recent international fortunes, solace can be found in the sparkling early-season form of Jesse Ryder at domestic level.

Giants hang on against Cowboys

Dez Bryant had a last-minute touchdown overturned as the Dallas Cowboys suffered an agonising 29-24 defeat against the New York Giants.

Giants complete World Series sweep

The San Francisco Giants won their second MLB World Series in three years after beating Detroit 4-3 at Comerica Park on Sunday to clean-sweep the Tigers.

Airwaves confirm Coles as an All Black

After a bit of a false start, Dane Coles eventually got the moment he had been dreaming about since boyhood when he heard he had become an All Black.

Grant: NRL in good hands

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant isn't panicking about the continued search for a new NRL chief executive despite a number of key issues for the game needing to be resolved.

Fighting spirit pleases Crook

He knows they possess enough quality but Sunday's come-from behind win over Perth showed Sydney FC coach Ian Crook his side also have the character to make an impact this season.

Maori will only play at Test level

Deprived of the opportunity to add to their illustrious collection of international Test scalps, Maori All Blacks captain Tanerau Latimer said every match on their coming tour of the UK will be treated as full-fledged Test matches.

Di Matteo: Refereeing cost us

Roberto Di Matteo laid the blame for his Chelsea side's 3-2 defeat to Manchester United firmly at the door of referee Mark Clattenburg.

Chelsea lay official referee complaint

Chelsea have lodged an official complaint over alleged comments from referee Mark Clattenburg during their 3-2 loss to Manchester United.

Coles, Kerr-Barlow new All Blacks caps

Bolters were absent from the All Blacks selection for the European tour announced on Monday by coach Steve Hansen.

Atletico keep pace with Barca

Atletico Madrid remain level on points with La Liga leaders Barcelona after a 3-1 win over Osasuna, while Real Madrid smashed Mallorca.

Juventus, Napoli post narrow wins

Arturo Vidal's second-half goal handed Juventus a controversial 1-0 victory over Catania in the Serie A on Sunday as Napoli also won.

Lucky Leverkusen take down Bayern

Bayer Leverkusen have ended Bayern Munich's 100 percent start to the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win away from home thanks to a fortunate goal.

Sir Alex: Torres 'chose to go down'

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Fernando Torres only has himself to blame for his sending off in Manchester United's 3-2 win at Chelsea on Sunday.

Del Potro stuns Federer in Basel final

Juan Martin del Potro has taken out the Swiss Indoors title from home favourite Roger Federer in three entertaining sets on Sunday.

Serena clinches WTA Championships

Serena Williams clinched her third WTA Championships title on Sunday with a commanding victory over Maria Sharapova in Istanbul.

Lorenzo basks in MotoGP title glory

Jorge Lorenzo paid tribute to 'all the people who believed in me' after clinching his second MotoGP title.
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