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West Coast Fever feel 'unbeatable' at home

West Coast Fever will be aiming to win their first netball title when they take on either the Giants or Lightning in next week's grand final.

Diamonds bolster netball coaching staff

Lisa Alexander will have two former internationals as specialist support coaches at the helm of the Australian netball team.

Softball

Out of coma, Sara Groenewegen holds tight to Olympic dreams

Legionnaires' disease kept the Team Canada pitcher out of the world championships. Now Sara Groenewegen embarks on the long road back.

U.S. softball stars regain their stage

For years, it's been all too easy for NCAA softball stars to fade away. Now a spotlight beckons in Tokyo.

Super Netball

Lightning pip Firebirds to stay alive

Defending Super Netball champions Sunshine Coast have scored a thrilling one-goal knockout semi-final victory over the Queensland Firebirds in Brisbane.

Fever stun Giants to host Super grand final

West Coast Fever will host the 2018 Super Netball grand final in Perth after defeating the Giants 63-57 in Sydney.

Tennis

Serena, Vika, Venus on the test of time

The serve clock has been introduced on the WTA Tour, and its impact may not be exactly as it was intended.

Serena opens up about postpartum struggles

In an Instagram post Monday, Serena Williams described being "in a funk" because she felt like she was not a good mother.

Women's Rugby World Cup

Australia bid to host 2021 Women's RWC

Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle is confident of delivering a record-breaking women's Rugby World Cup if Australia is granted the right to host the 2021 tournament.

Women's RWC receives Gov support

The Australian Government have announced their support for Rugby Australia's bid to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup by providing $300,000 to support the sporting body.

MOTOR SPORT

Chadwick becomes first woman to win British F3 race

Jamie Chadwick became the first woman to win a British Formula 3 race on Sunday as she claimed victory at Brands Hatch.

WNBA

Las Vegas Aces experience epic travel nightmare

There are travel nightmares, and then there's what the Aces experienced this week.

Will Aces' controversial decision effect change or be costly?

Will Las Vegas' decision not to play Friday after extensive travel delays have positive results or negative repercussions in the WNBA?

Playoff race heating up as WNBA regular season winds down

Unpredictable twists, turns and new records have defined this WNBA regular season. With less than two weeks left, expect more of the unexpected.

Super Netball

Lightning advance to Super Netball semis

The Sunshine Coast Lightning have beaten the Melbourne Vixens 56-51 to qualify for the Super Netball semi-finals.

Giants claim netball minor premiership

The Giants have secured a home major Super Netball semi-final with a 69-66 win over the West Coast Fever.

Firebirds secure finals spot in style

The Queensland Firebirds have produced their biggest win of the season to clinch a Super Netball finals berth.

GOLF

Home favourite Georgia Hall wins British Open

Home favourite Georgia Hall shot a near-perfect five under par final round to claim the Women's British Open title.

Hall: Support behind me was amazing

Georgia Hall speaks after becoming the first Englishwoman to win the Women's British Open since 2004.

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TENNIS

Serena out of Rogers Cup for personal reasons

Serena Williams has pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons.

From Serena to Djokovic, some big questions need answering

Some big names face some big questions as the hard-court season arrives. Should Serena Williams be concerned? Is Novak Djokovic ready to dominate again? Is Andy Murray back?

Matildas get sweet revenge against Japan in ToN

The Matildas have kept alive their Tournament of Nations hopes with a 2-0 victory over their Asian Cup conquerors Japan.

Lavelle is worth the wait as U.S. women win Tournament of Nations

The U.S. women rallied to beat Brazil and win the Tournament of Nations title. But seeing Rose Lavelle play so well might mean more than the trophy.

USWNT routs Brazil to win Tournament of Nations

Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan scored second-half goals and the United States took control to beat Brazil 4-1 on Thursday night for the Tournament of Nations title.

Golf

Australia's Lee opens with 65 to lead British Open

Australian Mingee Lee leads the British Open after a 7-under-par opening round of 65 at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

Hall fueled by desire to win Women's British Open

With her dad on her bag, Georgia Hall will try to stay calm as she heads into the second round 2 shots back of Minjee Lee's lead.

Jonsdottir adds another chapter to Iceland's golf saga

Golf is the second most popular sport in Iceland, and the 29-year-old who carded a 1-over 73 on her Ricoh Women's British Open debut Thursday has been the focus of attention.

Cricket

The human cost of another cricket bubble

In deciding to sack Angela Williamson, CA has shown itself more concerned about preserving its space in a tight battle for government funding than an individual's right to express an opinion.

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Tasmanian staffer challenges Cricket Australia over dismissal

Angela Williamson, who had worked as CA's government relations officer in Tasmania, was terminated from the job in late June for a series of tweets criticising the Tasmanian government

New Zealand Cricket turns down offer to tour Pakistan

New Zealand Cricket has turned down a request from the PCB to tour Pakistan later this year for a T20I series because of security concerns.

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