Samantha Stosur is close to ending a 30-year drought for Australia's women in grand slam tennis following her wins over Justine Henin and Serena Williams at the French Open.The 26-year-old reached the semi-finals in Paris for the second straight year with a thrilling 6-2 6-7 (2/7) 8-6 win over No.1 seed Williams.
Australian cyclist Cadel Evans has added the world No.1 ranking to his world road title after Spaniard Alejandro Valverde copped a global two-year doping ban.The ban came as the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday ruled in favour of the International Cycling Union and World Anti-Doping Agency,
The final day of round five of the ISAF Sailing World Cup has proven to be a golden one for the Australian Sailing Team with Tom Slingsby winning the Laser class while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen claimed first in the 49ers in an action packed medal race.
The Westfield Matildas have braved one of their toughest ever encounters to beat DPR Korea on penalties and win the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.On their second attempt for Asia’s biggest football prize the Westfield Matildas defied a rain-soaked and humid Chengdu night and a rapidly deteriorating pitch to become the first Australian team to win the Asian Cup.
Australian kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones claimed her first individual medal at a World Cup event with a third placing in the women's K1 200m in Szeged, Hungary.
London has unveiled its 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots - one-eyed, alien-looking creations called Wenlock and Mandeville.
World discus champion Dani Samuels has made a solid start to the world’s premier international athletics series with a podium finish
Australia have also felt the pain from Andrew Bogut's sickening fall last month with the NBA star ruled out of this year's basketball world championship in Turkey. The Milwaukee Bucks centre emerged as one of the best big men in the NBA during the 2009/10 season, becoming the first Australian to earn Third Team All-NBA selection.
Beijing Olympic champion Emma Snowsill has completed her first triathlon of 2010, finishing sixth at the world championship event in Seoul on Saturday. Snowsill missed the end of last year's world championship series due to a hip injury and sat out her first two scheduled races of 2010 due to a virus.
A squad of 39 athletes has been announced to contest the Rowing World Cups 2 and 3. Australia will send crews on a four week tour of Europe