Bright future tipped for Coulter-Nile

Australian batsman David Warner has tipped all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile to be a surprise packet at next month’s  Champions Trophy. Coulter-Nile joins Mitchell Marsh as the only new faces in Australia’s 15-man squad  for the one-day tournament, which is seen as a crucial stepping stone in the  lead-up to the Ashes. It is the first time that 25-year-old…

Ebden edges closer to French Open

Australian Matt Ebden has progressed to the second round of the French Open qualifiers after winning at Roland Garros on Tuesday. Ebden endured a tough three-set match against Russian Konstantin Kravchuk, eventually claiming a 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 victory in two hours and 39 minutes. Ebden is seeded 16 in the draw and will now…

Kevin Moore changes allegiance

Kevin Moore has decided to swap the green and gold for the red and white of his father’s country of birth, Malta. The decision to change allegiance to Malta had been on Moore’s agenda for quite some time. “I have been thinking about representing Malta for the last 2 years now,” said Moore, who missed…

Tough month ahead for Ebden

WA’s Australian Open mixed-doubles champion Matthew Ebden knows the next month of his season is pivotal. Davis Cup commitments, coupled with sickness in Miami, stunted Ebden’s ability to accrue crucial rankings points over the past month and a half and he slipped to world No.137 after a high of 61 last October. Ebden, back in…

Beck earns World Championships selection

Alex Beck is officially headed to the IAAF World Championships in Moscow later this year with Athletics Australia selectors today confirming his selection to the Australian Flame team. Following his national title win over the weekend in Sydney, Beck has confirmed his seat on the plane to Russia, along with the addition of 24 other Australians.…