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Australian time trial silver

30 September 2010
Luke Durbridge of Australia powering to silver in the Men's Under 23 Time Trial on day one of the UCI Road World Championships on September 29, 2010 in Geelong, Australia.

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.

US hand Opals first loss

30 September 2010
Lauren Jackson #15 shoots over Tina Thompson #11 of the United States during the women's basketball gold medal game at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China.

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.

Kristi Harrower shoots over the top of French defence in Australia's 62-52 win in the prelimary stage of the 2010 World Championships 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.

Vicki Whitelaw

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

Australian Hayley Beresford and Relampago do Retiro at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA on 28 September 2009.

It was a mixed day for the Australian Dressage Team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

Australia Liz Cambage drives to the basket against Greece at the 2010 World Championships, 27 September Ostrava, Czech Republic.

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

Heath Ryan of Australia and Greenoaks Dundee perform in the Individual Dressage Grand Prix held at the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue in Sha Tin during Day 5 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 13.

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.

Kristi Harrower #10 for Australia gets past her opponent during the Women's Group A Olympic basketball match between Australia and Slovakia at the 2000 Olympic Games, played at the Dome, Sydney, Australia.

The Australian Opals tip-off their fourth game tonight at the FIBA World Championship, against Greece

Cadel Evans of Australia waves as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's Road Race at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships on September 27, 2009 in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

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.

Lauren Jackson against Canada in the Opals first games in the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

The Opals began their FIBA World Championship defence with a strong 72-47 victory over Canada in the Czech Republic on Thursday.