Hewitt wins through at Washington Open

Lleyton Hewitt has kicked off his final American hardcourt campaign with a first-round win over fellow Aussie John-Patrick Smith at the Washington Open.

Toomua and Slipper come though hitouts

Wallabies duo James Slipper and Matt Toomua have come through searching hitouts in good order ahead of the Test match against New Zealand.

Ballin to fight for his Manly future

Matt Ballin says he plans to fight for his playing future at Manly after being told he was unwanted under the incoming coaching regime of Trent Barrett.

Tears turn to cheers for Seebohm

Emily Seebohm says lessons learned from her London Olympic debacle helped her propel Australia to their best day at a world titles since 2005.

Hayne gets through first test

Jarryd Hayne received praise and a little criticism from coaching staff during the first serious hit out for the San Francisco 49ers.

Ferguson re-signs with Roosters

Sydney Roosters centre Blake Ferguson has signed with the club for a further two seasons, after a successful return to the NRL.

Tomljanovic charges to WTA win

Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic has eased into the second round of the WTA's Stanford Classic in California with a 3-6 6-0 6-0 win.

Auva'a closes in on NRL return

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire predicts Kirisome Auva'a will be ready to make his return to the NRL from a domestic violence ban next week.