Challenge ahead for Warrior Coulter-Nile

Warriors paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile has said the state team’s current challenge lies in not “drifting back into the tunnel”. Coulter-Nile returned prematurely from a stint with the Australia A side – which currently holds a 4-0 lead in the series against England’s second XI – and was forced to watch with a groin injury as the…

Ebden loses out in Delray

Australian Matthew Ebden has bowed out against 20-year-old American Jack Sock 6-3, 6-3 at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. Any time Ebden tried to take control of the match, Sock had an emphatic counter — a great serve or powerful forehand that spun Ebden around. Sock won four of the final five games to…

Mainstone looks ahead to World Championships

After qualifying earlier this month for the Barcelona World Championships, open water swimmer Rhys Mainstone is hoping to win his first individual world title. Mainstone booked his ticket to the World Championships in Barcelona, held in July, by claiming the national title at Lake Macquarie. He is set to have a full schedule of swimming…

Rogowska confirms Malaysian Open appearance

Australia’s Olivia Rogowska will compete in the US$235,000 BMW Malaysian Open tennis championships at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) from Feb 25-March 3.

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, defending champion Hsieh Su-wei and Japan’s top player Ayumi Morita had earlier confirmed their participation.

Mainstone wins national title at Lake Macquarie

Rhys Mainstone has taken out the 2013 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships at Lake Macquarie. Mainstone won the 8-lap 10km event in a commanding time of 1:59:39 to win the race for the third year in a row, and gain selection to the the FINA World Championships in Barcelona to be held in July. Mainstone’s…

Coulter-Nile named in Australia squad for Windies T20I

Nathan Coulter-Nile could make his debut for Australia after Cricket Australia’s National Selection Pan named a 12-player squad for the only T20I against West Indies at the Gabba next Wednesday. “Nathan Coulter-Nile has shown very good form in all three formats throughout the summer,” said John Inverarity, Chairman of Selectors. Retired star Mike Hussey yesterday …

Coulter-Nile added to ODI squad

Nathan Coulter-Nile has a chance of making his ODI debut after being added to Australia’s squad for the fifth and final match against West Indies at the MCG on Sunday. Australian squad for fifth ODI: Michael Clarke (capt), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shane Watson, Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, George Bailey, Adam Voges, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson,…