Australia were favourites to win the World Cup, but let's not forget what they went through to get there.
Proving he can shoot goals in more than one sport, Real Madrid and Wales winger Gareth Bale has aced the NBA's half-court challenge after the gauntlet was thrown down on Twitter.
Amy Corderoy Thousands of people who have suffered from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa will be asked to volunteer to have their genomes mapped as part of a global push to discover the genetic drivers of the condition.
Sue Williams The price tag is a bit more than the £400 it would have cost at the time.
Sally Pryor The art world is in mourning today with the news that Betty Churcher, the inimitable former director of the National Gallery of Australia, has died, aged 84.
Michael Gordon Labor's immigration spokesman Richard Marles has been bumped off a VIP jet visit to the Manus Island detention centre after Labor supported a new inquiry into the detention centre operating on Nauru.
Matt Wade The city grew by a record 84,230 people in 2013-14.
John Garnaut A powerful American general has fired a warning at China for rapidly building “a Great Wall” of artificial islands across hotly-contested waters.
Eryk Bagshaw Sydney drivers are spending almost four days a year stuck in traffic on the city's clogged roads.
Anna Patty Employers would be legally required to give reasons within 21 days for why they could not allow female workers to reduce their hours under a proposal by the peak union organisation to the Australian Productivity Commission review of industrial relations laws.