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19 August 2018 1:57 PM Ben Simmons hints at missing Team USA series, World Cup

“Day by day, honestly, I’m getting ready for the [NBA] season - and then whatever happens, happens,” Simmons said. “I definitely want to represent Australia in the Olympics, in the future.” With the Sixers expected to make deep playoff runs in the next two seasons, Simmons would be playing over 100 games each campaign, plus training and playing with the Boomers 4

19 August 2018 1:52 PM Socceroo Mark Milligan heading to Scottish Premier League

Socceroos defender Mark Milligan has signed a two-year deal with Scottish club Hibernian, subject to securing a work permit. The former Melbourne Victory captain, 33, impressed in his three matches for Australia at last month's World Cup in Russia. He has played 71 times for the Socceroos. "I know it's a big club with an exciting young squad, and I hope to be able to add to that with my experience 4

16 August 2018 8:45 PM NBL heads to Nine in new broadcast deal

Nine will also simulcast its live games on the 9Now online service and has secured the digital catch-up rights to show replays of all NBL games throughout the season regardless of what network they are broadcast on. The league has yet to finalise what it will do with its NBL TV app, which showed all games live and on replay, for a monthly subscription 5

15 August 2018 10:52 AM You can simply join the dots about New Zealand's next coach

Which is interesting, given that Taurua still has another year on her contract with Lightning, who are adamant that she has committed to them until at least the end of next year. A distinct possibility is that Taurua will do both. Which brings me to my next point. Announced in the Silver Ferns squad was none other than Laura Langman. The last we saw of Langman 6

13 August 2018 5:18 AM Aussie Wilson's title hopes take hit at Tahiti Pro

Australian surfer Julian Wilson's world title hopes have suffered a serious blow after being beaten in the second round of the Tahiti Pro. The event's defending champion was upset by local wildcard Tikanui Smith 7.67 to 5.83 on Monday after failing to register a second-wave score in lacklustre surf at Teahupo'o. With four events remaining on the WSL calendar 11

12 August 2018 2:52 PM Cautious confidence from Dolphins coach after bold Pan Pacs showing

Jacco Verhaeren is not a man prone to statements of grandiosity. In the recent climes of Australian swimming, where potential and results haven't always worked in perfect synchronicity, the Dolphins head coach has good reason to be guarded. Yet even the contemplative Dutchman admits the wind has started to ever so gently fill the sails of the national 12

11 August 2018 12:59 PM Five is alive for Cate Campbell as she continues Pan Pacs spree

Cate Campbell remains on track for five gold medals at the Pan Pacs in Tokyo after another dominant swim to help seal victory in the women's 4x100m relay over arch rivals America. The Australians are the world record-holders and Olympic champions but could have been vulnerable without the services of Bronte Campbell, who has skipped the event to rehab 13

11 August 2018 11:29 AM Ledecky says Australian teen Titmus will push her to greater heights

After all of these years, all of those lonely laps when the clock seemed to be the only worthy adversary, Katie Ledecky finally has some company. Ariarne Titmus wasn't able to beat the American star in the 400m freestyle final at the Pan Pacs meet in Tokyo but as far as the 2020 Olympics are concerned, it's offically game on between the pair. Big improver 10

9 August 2018 1:20 PM Cate Campbell's historic swim sets up relay gold at Pan Pacs

Cate Campbell's comeback to the pool has gathered even more steam, with the sprint star rattling off the fastest women's relay split in history to anchor the gold-medal winning mixed medley team at the Pan Pacs in Tokyo. It was an astonishing performance from the Queenslander, who hit the water with a clear lead over Japan's Tomoi Aoki and Olympic and world 6

9 August 2018 6:48 AM 'Champion human': Golfing world pays tribute to Jarrod Lyle

As news of the passing of Jarrod Lyle after a long battle with leukemia came to hand on Thursday morning, the outpouring of emotions from all corners of the sporting world immediately followed. Such was Lyle's popularity, both with fans and his fellow golfers, that to chronicle all of the well wishes and condolences to his family would be virtually impossible 6