Aussies in Action: Simmons makes new friends.
In this week's Aussies in Action we take a look at Jordan Berry's chances of making the Super Bowl, Joe Ingles' impressive form, and Ben Simmons' approaching return.
Courier: Tennis needs 'wild horse' Kyrgios
Four-time Grand Slam champion Jim Courier is anointed himself as the number one ticket holder in the Nick Kyrgios fan club after describing the young Aussie tennis star as "good for the game".
Aussie set to taste fruits of NFL Super Bowl
He has shown he can stand the heat in the kitchen but Australia's Jordan Berry the temperature is set to be ramped up with the former McDonald's worker just one win from an NFL Super Bowl.
Aussie tennis player banned for betting
Little-known Australian Calum Puttergill has joined the growing of tennis players to be slapped with a fine and ban for betting on matches.
Rogowska wins, Ebden falls in Open qualifiers
Olivia Rogowska remains on track to make her eighth consecutive Australian Open appearance but Matthew Ebden won't be there after the pair experienced contrasting fortunes in qualifying.
Kyrgios on track for Wawrinka Open clash
Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka could be set for a spicy Australian Open encounter after the draw set the pair on a fourth round collision course at Melbourne Park.
Tough draws for Stosur and Gavrilova
Local duo Samantha Stosur and Daria Gavrilova have been handed no favours ahead of the Australian Open with both given testing draws in the first tennis Grand Slam of 2017.
Kokkinakis pulls out of Aust Open singles
The promising career of Thanasi Kokkinakis continues to be stalled with the 20-year-old ruled out of the Australian Open singles draw after suffering an abdominal strain.
Tomic falls to Goffin at Kooyong
Australia's Bernard Tomic has suffered a shock opening match defeat to David Goffin in the Kooyong Classic.
Timani re-commits to ARU until end of 2019
Wallabies backrower Lopeti Timani will remain in Australian rugby until the end of 2019 after extending his deal with the ARU and Melbourne Rebels.
Thanasi Kokkinakis waits on scan results
Thanasi Kokkinakis is sweating on scan results of an abdominal strain to determine his Australian Open campaign but doubles partner Jordan Thompson is confident he will be fit to play.
Hewitt backs Kyrgios to break Open drought
Lleyton Hewitt believes Nick Kyrgios can break a drought of more than four decades and become the first local player to win the Australian Open men's singles title since Mark Edmondson in 1976.
Match-fixer Lindahl handed hefty ban, fine
Disgraced Australian tennis player Nick Lindahl has been handed a fine and a lengthy suspension after being found guilty of match-fixing.
Day slips back in Hawaii PGA Tour event
Jason Day will need a minor miracle to have any chance in catching the leaders in the Tournament of Champions in Maui after slipping eight strokes off the pace after the third round.
Stosur's tough Sydney International draw
Australia's Sam Stosur has received no favours in the draw fro the Sydney International with 2011 US Open champion facing a difficult run of matches.
Jason Day in the mix at Kapalua PGA event
World number one Jason Day has overcome a cold putter to remain within reach of the leaders at the halfway mark of the USPGA Tour event in Maui.
'Cool' Kyrgios can shake up Open - Zverev
Rising German star Alexander Zverev says Nick Kyrgios is a 'cool dude' and will be a very dangerous player at the Australian Open later this month.
Rebels sign Fijian international Ben Volavola
The Melbourne Rebels have secured the services of Australian-born Fiji international Ben Volavola ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby campaign.
Gavrilova shines but Aussies out of Hopman Cup
Australia's Hopman Cup title defence crumpled in a heap, but world No. 25 Daria Gavrilova salvaged something from the wreck with a fighting win over American Coco Vandeweghe.
Toby Price out of Dakar with broken leg
Reigning champion Toby Price is out of the Dakar Rally after suffering a broken leg in a motorcycle crash.
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