Michael Clarke produced his third double-century this year and reached 1 000 runs for 2012 with a defiant unbeaten 218 against South Africa.
Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters has retired from her semifinal match against Daniela Hantuchova at the Brisbane international with an injury.
World Cup referees are in the spotlight again after Sam Warburton was red-carded for a dangerous tip-tackle that left the Welsh without their captain.
To walk or not to walk? The big question at the World Cup has been debated since contrasting attitudes involving cricket's two most prolific batsmen.
Justine Henin made a winning comeback from retirement on Monday, beating second-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia 7-5, 7-5.
Harbhajan Singh started 2008 by escaping a ban in an acrimonious racism row in Australia and finished it as one of the leading wicket-takers.
Andrew Symonds's word is no longer enough for his bosses, who will decide on his international cricket future after another alcohol-related incident.
With the sun setting behind Centre Court, Rafael Nadal was racing to get done so he could concentrate on another important match.
New South Wales secured a home Super 14 semifinal with an 18-11 win over Queensland in a derby match on Saturday that was short on attacking creativity or endeavour. The win, coupled with Wellington's loss to Auckland on Friday, ensured the Waratahs will host a semifinal in Sydney next weekend.
Lewis Hamilton got an early psychological edge over Kimmi Raikkonen, winning pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix while the world champion will start near the back of the grid. McLaren's Hamilton had the fastest times in the second and third runs of the three-phase qualifying session.