World’s best: Lionel Messi. Source: AP THE disconcerting thing is, Lionel Messi has conquered the world at the age of just 23
Source: The Daily Telegraph HOW often have we read in the past month about the new culture Ricky Stuart is installing in the Blues.
Beast: Matt Hamill (R) connects with a straight right against Tito Ortiz during the light heavyweight bout during UFC 121. Source: Getty Images MATT Hamill wants to feel the bubbles again. Just once
Loss: Samantha Stosur against Gisela Dulko. Source: AP SAMANTHA Stosur's quest for a maiden grand slam title has come to an abrupt end in the French Open third round, being dumped out of the tournament by Argentine Gisela Dulko 6-4 1-6 6-3.
Shane Warne gets some bowling suggestions from his mentor Terry Jenner in 2006. Picture: Cameron Richardson Source: HWT Image Library Updated 4:01PM: AUSTRALIAN sporting great Shane Warne has paid a moving personal tribute to his late mentor Terry Jenner, saying the cricketing world had lost a “true character and champion.” Terry Jenner, a former Australian Test spinner, suffered a massive heart attack in April, and passed away peacefully Wednesday in Adelaide. He was best known in his later years for coaching Warne, considered by many the greatest spin bowler to ever play the game.
Origin blow: Maroons centre Willie Tonga will miss the rest of the series after dislocating his shoulder in game one. Source: The Courier-Mail WILLIE Tonga's 2011 Origin campaign is over with the injured Maroons centre facing six to eight weeks on the sidelines. In a blow to Queensland’s preparations for Origin II, Tonga has no hope of playing in the return bout on June 15 and the Cowboys ace will also miss the third match at Suncorp Stadium on July 6.
Rivalry: Mark Webber (left) and Sebastian Vettel at Monte Carlo. Source: The Daily Telegraph JENSON Button has backed Mark Webber to topple his all-conquering teammate Sebastian Vettel this weekend with the McLaren driver claiming the Australian's experience could help cause a major upset on the unforgiving streets of Monte Carlo. Turning up the pressure on the runaway championship leader, former Monaco champion Button said Vettel could be forced into making a mistake with the field gunning for the title holder after his near flawless start to the F1 season.
Wide open tournament: Matildas soccer players taking part in the World Cup include captain Melissa Barbieri, Ellyse Perry, Kyah Simon and Tameka Butt. Picture: Brett Costello Source: The Daily Telegraph GERMANY, the United States and Brazil are the favourites as the battle for the ultimate prize in football gets under way in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. But Australia coach Tom Sermanni believes that the tournament is more wide open than ever as the Matildas bid to better their quarter-final spot four years ago.