Australia's hopes of dominating the swimming world championships have suffered a major blow with Olympic stars Eamon Sullivan and Hayden Stoeckel ruled out.Freestyle sprint ace Sullivan has withdrawn for the championships, which start in Rome on July 26, after struggling to overcome a virus that has hampered his preparation while in Europe for the past six weeks.
Record-setting Emma Snowsill has taken a safety-first approach and withdrawn from this weekend's round of the triathlon world championship series in Kitzbuhel.With Snowsill desperate to win an unprecedented fourth world championship later this year in front of her home-town fans on the Gold Coast, the Olympic gold medallist has opted not to race in Austria with a hip complaint.
Olympic silver medallist Sally McLellan had blown away a world-class field, including the Olympic champion, to win the 100m hurdles at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland overnight.
In a dream build-up for the world championships, dual Olympic medallist Andrew Lauterstein has broken both the Australian and Commonwealth 100m butterfly record. Racing at the Giorgio Armani swim meet in Milan, the 22-year-old broke the 51-second barrier for the first time
Despite a fourth quarter comeback that saw Australia’s men’s basketball team within striking distance of victory, China defeated the Boomers 74-61 in the second of two international friendly matches in China.
Kookaburras goalkeeper Stephen Lambert has announced his retirement from international hockey.Lambert originally loomed likely to continue on following the 2008 Beijing Olympics after he was selected in coach Ric Charlesworth’s 2009 national squad following the 2009 Australian Hockey League.
Australian Olympic official Kevan Gosper has heaped praise on London’s Olympic preparations saying the transformation of a wasteland in the city’s east is unmatched
For five excruciating hours Patrick Mills sat patiently in New York's Madison Square Garden theatre watching 54 other young basketball prodigies realise their dreams and receive an invitation to the NBA.
Successful Australian Simon Gerrans is mystified as to why he has been left out of the Cervelo Test Team for next month's Tour de France, a decision slammed as "outrageous" by one of his former coaches. Gerrans, who was a stage winner on last year's tour and also in the Giro de'Italia in May this year, was
There are fears next month's world swimming championships will descend into a farce with widespread condemnation of FINA's decision to ignore scientific advice and approve controversial swim suits.