Over the bar with Alana Boyd

Alana Boyd, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the pole vault,  is competing at the Perth Track Classic tonight. Boyd joined Grandstand’s Karen Tighe today to talk about getting closer to the Australian record of 4.72m, her thoughts on fellow vaulter Steve Hooker’s loss of confidence and about her move from Queensland to Perth to…

Ebden nominated for ATP Newcomer of the Year

After rising 117 spots in the world rankings inside twelve months to a career high of #79, Matt Ebden’s stellar year has been recognised by his peers after being nominated as a finalist in the ATP World Tour Newcomer of the Year award for 2011. Ebden is joined by fellow Australian and Davis Cup team…

Rhys Mainstone joins Sam Maxwell Sports Management

Rhys Mainstone has become the latest Australian athlete to join the Sam Maxwell Sports Management stable. An open-water swimmer, Mainstone won gold in the 10km event at the 2010 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships. In the same year he was sixth in the 5km at the FINA World Open Water Championships in Roberval, Canada, and…

Ebden looks to Paris

Fresh from a career high ranking for the third week in a row, now ranked at #79 in the world, Matt Ebden will look to the Paris Masters as one of his last tournaments for 2011. After spending a little over a week back home in Perth, Australia, following a successful path to the quarter…

Ebden on fire in Shanghai

Matt Ebden has this evening booked his place in the quarter finals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters event with a 6-2 2-6 7-6 (10-8) victory over the eighth seeded world #12 Gilles Simon. In his finest career performance to date, the Australian took the first set before Simon drew on all his experience and rallied…