Chinese boat in Sydney-Hobart yachting race for first time

Sydney (AFP) - China have entered a yacht with a full Chinese crew into the Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic for the first time, organisers said Wednesday.

Raider Wighton cops one-game NRL ban

Fullback Jack Wighton will miss the Raiders' final game of the NRL season after accepting a one-match ban for a high tackle on Jamie Soward.

Murray sinks showboating Kyrgios at US Open

New York (AFP) - Nick Kyrgios ranted, showboated and even appeared to take a mid-match nap but it was 2012 champion Andy Murray who prevailed in their US Open clash 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.

Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic race

Los Angeles (AFP) - Los Angeles joined the race to win the 2024 Olympics here Tuesday after city leaders gave unanimous backing for a bid to stage the sporting extravaganza for a third time.

McEnroe blasts 'bonehead' Kyrgios

Controversial Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has suffered a four-set first-round loss to Andy Murray at the US Open in New York.

Hunt out of Storm clash

Rookie Brisbane halfback Ashley Taylor will be thrown into the deep end when he makes his NRL debut against Melbourne on Thursday night.

Postecoglou retracts FFA criticism

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says he takes back criticism of Football Federation Australia over the sport's ongoing pay battle.