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The Spirit players celebrate their win during the WNBL Grand Final match between Bendigo Spirit and Townsville Fire at Bendigo Stadium on March 9, 2014 in Bendigo, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Superstar import Kelsey Griffin and peerless veteran Kristi Harrower starred as Bendigo clinched back-to-back WNBL titles with a 94-83 home grand final win over Townsville on Sunday.

Pearson wins silver

9 March 2014
Silver medalist Sally Pearson of Australia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's 60m Hurdles on day three of the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Ergo Arena on March 9, 2014 in Sopot, Poland.

ATHLETICS: The Australian Flame captain Sally Pearson (Qld) has won a silver medal in the women’s 60m hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot (POL).

IOC President Thomas Bach with YOG Ambassadors Yuna Kim, the South Korean figure skater, and Chad le Clos, the South African swimming sensation and athletes Adam Lamhamedi of Morocco, Australian Greta Small and Katie Summerhayes from Great Britain.

YOUTH OLYMPICS: During the final hours of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, IOC President Thomas Bach already had one eye on the next event on the Olympic horizon: the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Team Australia's leader Bob Oatley (R) talks to skipper Mathew Belcher (2nd R) as Sandy Oatley (C) chats to the syndicate's CEO Iain Murray (2nd L) and sailor Tom Slingsby (L) at the launch of the new AC45 catamaran on Sydney Harbour on March 6, 2014.

SAILING: Olympic champion Mathew Belcher insists he can defend his gold medal while also leading Australia's new America's Cup team.

Sally Pearson of Australia and Tiffany Porter of Great Britain compete in the Women's 60 Metres Hurdles Final during day two of the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena on March 10, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

ATHLETICS: The stage is set for Sally Pearson (Qld) to defend her 60m hurdles crown at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, with the 26-year-old arriving in the host city of Sopot, Poland after a blistering two weeks on the track.

EQUESTRIAN: Smack bang in the middle of NSW, a chance encounter with a drover over a paddock fence linked Bridget Hyem to Olympic glory.

Tyack wins Gold

3 March 2014
Ryan Tyack from Australia competes in the men's 2012 Archery World Cup, Olympic team qualifying event June 21, 2012 at the Golden Spike Event Center in Ogden, Utah.

ARCHERY: Ryan Tyack from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland is the newest Australian World Champion defeating Viktor Ruban of the Ukraine in an exciting finals match at the 2014 World Indoor Archery Championships at Nimes, France overnight.

Amy Cure of Australia celebrates winning the Women's Points race during day four of the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Velodromo Alcides Nieto Patino on March 1, 2014 in Cali, Colombia.

CYCLING - TRACK: Australia has finished on top of the medal tally at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Columbia.

Anna Meares (L) of Australia celebrates winning the Gold medal ahead of Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain in the Women's Sprint Track Cycling Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

Anna Meares says she's ready to "smash some ceilings" in her bid to become the most successful female track cyclist ever.

Australia have won the women's rugby sevens title in Brazil with a 24-12 victory over New Zealand.