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
The Hockeyroos have qualified for the 2010 Hockey World Cup after defeating Ireland 4-1 today in the final match of the World Cup Qualifier tournament in Santiago, Chile.
Australia’s top shooters signalled their intent for 2010 through some outstanding shooting at Australia Cup 3 (Shotgun) over the weekend at the Sydney International Shooting Centre.
Preparations for the 2012 Olympics will continue "seamlessly" even if there is a change in government after next month's general election in Britain, London organisers said on Thursday.