Aust have to get tougher: batting coach

Australia's batting coach Michael Di Venuto says his charges have to be a little bit tougher when the wickets start to tumble in a Test.

Rome rules out using Vatican for 2024 bid

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Rome will not use the Vatican for events in its 2024 Olympic bid, a top Italian sports official said Sunday, as Toronto gave stronger hints that it will join the campaign.

Marsh ready if called upon: Di Venuto

Australia batting coach Michael Di Venuto has been impressed with Shaun Marsh's form on tour, saying he will be ready to go if called upon for the fourth Test.

NRL premiership dark horses emerge

After the NRL looked like a two-horse race, several dark horses emerged over the weekend while the top four teams put in indifferent performances.

Paraguay backs Platini for FIFA president

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay has offered to be one of the official backers of Michel Platini's bid for the FIFA presidency, the country's football association said in a letter sent to FIFA. …

Zimbabwe win toss, bowl against New Zealand

Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl first as their three-match one-day international series against New Zealand got underway at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

No.1 ranked Aussie crashes out in 400m

World No.1 ranked Australian Mack Horton has sensationally missed out on the 400m freestyle final at the world championships in Kazan, Russia.