Australian cycling star Cadel Evans will watch Lance Armstrong's progress this month with interest, but his main Tour de France threat remains Alberto Contador.
Australian Emma Snowill's main rival will be a notable absentee from the opening race of the inaugural triathlon world championship series. Portuguese star Vanessa Fernandes will not compete in the weekend's race in Tongyeong, Korea. A pre-race media release said Fernandes had suffered a broken collarbone in training.
Lucinda Fredericks and her little mare Headley Britannia have won the 4-star Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington (USA)
French swimmer Alain Bernard has reclaimed the 100m freestyle world record from Australia's Eamon Sullivan.
Sixteen-year-old Melbourne schoolgirl Georgia Nanscawen will become one of the youngest ever Hockeyroos when they play their first international matches since the Beijing Olympics. Midfielder Nanscawen was surprised to find herself among six fresh faces in coach Frank Murray's
Jana Rawlinson remains hopeful of defending her 400m hurdles world title in August, despite separating from her husband and coach. Rawlinson, 26, confirmed on Monday she is battling to save her marriage to her husband of three years, former Commonwealth 400m hurdles champion Chris Rawlinson.
Inspectors from the International Olympic Committee Sunday ended their tour of Tokyo, saying they were impressed by the city's "highly professional" bid to host the 2016 Games.
London Olympics chief Lord Sebastian Coe said construction work on the main stadium was four months ahead of schedule.
Australian Olympic swimming star Stephanie Rice, cyclist Anna Meares, golfing great Greg Norman and surfer Stephanie Gilmore are all in contention
Some of the top names in golf, including Tiger Woods and Australia's Karrie Webb, have come together to lobby the International Olympic Committee to include the sport in the 2016 Olympic Games.Eighteen of the game's biggest stars are sending a brochure detailing golf's bid for inclusion