Italy has answered back in the strongest possible way after their shock loss to Australia on Friday, beating the Volleyroos 3-0 in their World League clash in Verona.
Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson has ruled herself out of August's world athletics championships in Beijing and is set for more surgery on her injured wrist on Tuesday.
Olympic bronze medallists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are among four Olympians nominated for the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event on August 2.
It's been a positive weekend for many of Australia's athletes as they build towards the 2016 Rio Games. Medals in sailing, modern pentathlon and water polo backed up some strong results in volleyball, football and beach volleyball.
Olympic gold medallist Brittany Elmslie has officially withdrawn from this year’s FINA World Championships in Kazan (RUS) after undergoing surgery to a remove a benign growth in her breast three weeks ago.
The Aussie Stingers have almost pulled off one of water polo’s greatest comebacks before going down 8-7 to the USA in a thrilling gold medal match at the FINA World League Super Final in Shanghai.
The Australian Sailing Team had a successful return to the 2012 London Olympic Games winning one Gold, two Silver and one Bronze medal at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland.
Despite Jamie Dwyer's 11th goal since March, the Kookaburras fell 3-1 to hosts Great Britain in their first return to London's Olympic Park since winning bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games.
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