RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Women's Sevens team has finished the 2013/14 IRB Sevens Womens World Series runners-up after slipping to defeat against eventual Champions New Zealand in the Cup Final of the Amsterdam Sevens (12-29).
SWIMMING: World champion and Olympic gold medallist Cate Campbell has posted her second fastest 100m freestyle of the year and the third fastest in the world this year, to round out a strong and spirited Grand Prix for members of the Australian Swim Team in Canberra today.
TRIATHLON: With the Rio Olympic Games just over two years away the Olympic qualification period opens Saturday with racing in Yokahama, Japan.
ATHLETICS: A full of confidence Dani Samuels (NSW) will take on the best in the world when the women’s discus makes its first appearance as part of the IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai (CHN) this Sunday 18 May.
CYCLING - ROAD: ORICA-GreenEDGE’s Michael Matthews survived a crash-marred finale to win the sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia. The maglia rosa was part of an eight rider group that formed in the wake of a yet another pile-up in the opening week of the Italian Grand Tour.
CANOE/KAYAK: Australia’s gold-medal winning K4 crew will have their first serious test for 2014 when it races in the Canoe Sprint World Cup in the Czech Republic this weekend.
FOOTBALL: The short turnaround between games will see the Westfield Matildas go into tomorrow (Friday) night’s second AFC Women’s Asian Cup encounter against Jordan at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh with a vastly different team to the one that drew with Japan in their tournament opener.
FOOTBALL: The Australian women's football team have opened their AFC Women’s Asian Cup title defence with an entertaining 2-2 draw with Japan
RUGBY: The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens pair of Emilee Cherry and Charlotte Caslick have been shortlisted for the prestigious IRB Women’s Sevens Player of the Year award.
RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has named the 12-strong squad that he hopes will bring home the country's first ever IRB Sevens World Series title.