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Sydney boxer Joel Brunker takes on unbeaten English featherweight Josh Warrington in Leeds early on Sunday with the winner set to get a world title tilt.

Tarazona (Spain) (AFP) - Portugal's Nelson Oliveira came home alone to land the 13th stage of Spain's Vuelta on Friday with Fabio Aru retaining the overall leader's red jersey.

Australia has qualified two boats - the women's single sculls and men's double scull - for the Rio Olympics at the rowing world championships in France.

Jarryd Hayne has likely played himself into the San Francisco 49ers' 53-man squad by showing his versatility with power-running, safe hands and punt returning skills.

Bronte Campbell will hope to keep the Australian Swimmer of the Year award in the family despite pressure from backstrokers Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin.

Australian cycling star Michael Matthews has won stage two of the Tour of Alberta, his first race since finishing the Tour de France with cracked ribs.

Jarryd Hayne has likely played himself into the San Francisco 49ers' 53-man squad.

Los Angeles (AFP) - Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says the Filipino boxer is ready to hang up his gloves after one more fight in 2016 and then make the switch to being a full-time politician.

Australia's eights may have missed Rio qualification but three other crews have qualified with a number also still in the hunt for world rowing medals.

Sydney boxer Joel Brunker takes on unbeaten English featherweight Josh Warrington in Leeds on Saturday with the winner set to get a world title tilt.

Jarryd Hayne has expressed disgust at "disgraceful journalism" after reports claimed he has been assured a place on the San Francisco 49ers' final roster.

Four West Coast Fever players have been named in the Australian squad for next month's series with New Zealand.

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander has named four debutants on an extended 15-player squad for October’s four-Test Constellation Cup series against NZ.

Washington (AFP) - Floyd Mayweather said Wednesday that he is more likely to end up in movies than keep boxing, as he rounded on his critics ahead of what he insists will be his last fight.

Australia's Rio Olympics rowing team look set to head to Brazil next year without either a men's or women's eight after missing qualification in France.

London (AFP) - Britain's Kell Brook will defend his IBF welterweight title against Argentina's Diego Chaves in Sheffield, northern England on October 24, it was announced on Wednesday.

Steph Glew is young, talented and credits the very tough fighting sport, Mauy Thai Boxing, for giving her the confidence she lacked growing up.

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