West Australia's Luke Durbridge got the Cyclones World Championships' campaign off to a sensational start with a silver medal performance in the under 23 men's time trial in Geelong on Wednesday. American Taylor Phinney claimed the gold medal by an agonising 1.9sec with Germany's Marcel Kittel third, 24.01sec slower than Phinney.
Australia's long basketball world championship drought against the United States has continued, with the Americans winning their second-round clash 83-75 in the Czech Republic.
Australia have warmed up for their opening world championship showdown with the United States by grinding out a tough 62-52 victory over France in the Czech Republic.In the first real test of Australia's title defence, France tied the game late in the third quarter and the Opals needed all their depth and experience to claw their way to a 10-point triumph.
The much awaited 2010 UCI Road World Championships kick off today with the under 23 men and elite women taking to the time trial course
It was a mixed day for the Australian Dressage Team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
The Australian women's basketball team have sent an ominous message to start the elimination group stage of the FIBA World Championship of basketball, routing Greece 93-54 in the Czech Republic.The Greeks had shown some decent form in the first group stage, with fighting losses to the United States and France, but were
Lyndal Oatley and Rachael Sanna have put in fantastic performances in the Team Grand Prix at the World Equestrian Games in Kentrucky, USA.Oatley and Sanna's efforts have pushed Australia into 7th place out of 14 teams contesting the pinnacle event outside of the Olympic Games.
The Australian Opals tip-off their fourth game tonight at the FIBA World Championship, against Greece
Italian Filippo Pozzato showed he is one of the favourites for the elite men's world road race in Geelong next Sunday after winning the Herald Sun World Cycling Classic Ballarat yesterday.Pozzato infamously announced last month that he would abstain from sex until he won the world title, and of course the first question asked on the post-race podium was about ending his pledge of celibacy since May to win the world race title in Geelong.
The Opals began their FIBA World Championship defence with a strong 72-47 victory over Canada in the Czech Republic on Thursday.