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.
CYCLING - BMX: Sam Willoughby has continued Australia’s stunning run of success in international BMX races by claiming the men’s title at the rain-soaked UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Papendal, Netherlands.
DIVING: Australian diver Melissa Wu has capped off a successful weekend at the Puerto Rico Grand Prix with a gold medal in the 10m platform.
EQUESTRIAN: Olympian Sam Griffiths has won the Badminton Horse Trials, the world's most prestigious annual three-day event