Sport News Update, what you need to know

AFL – There were watershed moments for very different reasons for two AFL clubs on Sunday, West Coast rising to second on the ladder after an upset win over Port Adelaide while Brisbane turned up the heat on Carlton coach Mick Malthouse by beating the Blues by nine points for their first win of the season.


SOCCER – Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold insists the Sky Blues are the best team in the A-League heading into a mouth-watering grand final against arch-rivals Melbourne Victory after hammering Adelaide United 4-1 to set up a repeat of the 2010 grand final.

RUGBY LEAGUE – It was fullbacks to the fore as Brett Stewart and Billy Slater both produced scintillating doubles on Sunday to propel Manly and Melbourne to crucial NRL wins over Newcastle and Parramatta respectively.

TENNIS – Andy Murray has recorded his first-ever win over Rafael Nadal on clay, the Scot stretching his perfect season record on the surface to 9-0 by demolishing the Spaniard 6-3 6-2 to win the Madrid Masters final.

CYCLING – Australian Michael Matthews has taken the overall leader’s pink jersey after Italy’s Elia Viviani won a sprint finish for the second stage of the Giro d’Italia.

SOCCER – Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City sealed Queens Park Rangers’ relegation from the Premier League with a 6-0 victory, while Liverpool’s hopes of a Champions League place are all but over despite Steven Gerrard’s goal in a 1-1 draw with champions Chelsea.

MOTORSPORT – Nico Rosberg ended Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton’s winning streak by taking out the Spanish F1 Grand Prix, trimming the defending champion’s series lead to 20 points.