Summer News

Jared Tallent wins silver in the men's 50km race walk

ATHLETICS: Champion Australian walker Jared Tallent admits he's lost some motivation to compete after the man who beat him for a London Olympic gold medal was banned for doping in 2012 but allowed to keep the title and defend it in Rio next year.

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a forehand in his first round match against Ze Zhang of China during day two of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. NOTE: Image was created using multiple exposure in camera.

TENNIS: Lleyton Hewitt slipped up in the second set, but recovered in vintage style as he became the 10th local to bustle into the second round of the Australian Open.

Jo Brigden-Jones and Naomi Flood win K2 at NSW Sprint Championships

CANOE/KAYAK: NSWIS star Jo Brigden-Jones and her K2 partner Naomi Flood dominated the senior women's races at the Canoe/Kayak NSW Sprint Championships.

Jack Bobridge celebrates winning stage one of the 2015 Tour Down Under.

CYCLING: Jack Bobridge's stunning stage win at the Tour Down Under means the Australian cycling star has big decisions to make.

Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates winning in his first round match against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne.

TENNIS: Lleyton Hewitt will seek to extend a golden start from local hopes at the Australian Open when day two begins in Melbourne.

Michael Rogers of Australia and the Tinkoff-Saxo team celebrates winning stage 16 of the 2014 Tour de France, on July 22, 2014 in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France.

CYCLING: Australia's Michael Rogers will start this week's Tour Down Under among the favourites.

Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia plays a backhand in her quarter final match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during day four of the 2015 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 14, 2015.

TENNIS: Jarmila Gajdosova looks set to get the locals off to a good start at the Australian Open and break her Melbourne Park hoodoo.

Scott Law, Joshua Harrison, Jackson Law, and Tirian McManus claim victory at the World Cup.

CYCLING: Australia has claimed two gold medals at the UCI Track World Cup Series in Columbia, with both men's and women's teams victorious in team pursuit.

Ric Charlesworth, coach of Australia looks on during the match between Australia and the Netherlands during day two of the Champions Trophy on December 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: Former Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth has been named hockey’s International Men’s Coach of the Year.

Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs drives to the basket against the Miami Heat during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 10, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

BASKETBALL: Australian basketball history is set to be made when the San Antonio Spurs host the Utah Jazs, with four Australians set to take to the court.