7 Sep 2009

7.9 6:30 sports heads

7:18 am on 7 September 2009

Five-time world champion Sebastien Loeb has been stripped of victory and relegated to second place in the Rally of Australia because of a technical infringement with his Citroen car.

Defending champion Serena Williams has cruised into the quarter-finals of the US Tennis Open with a 6-2 6-love win over Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia.

The Australian cricketers have gone 2-nil up in the One Day series after beating England by 39 runs in the second international at Lord's.

The New Zealand cricketers have been beaten by Sri Lanka A by 61 runs in a 50-over tour match in Colombo... a warmup match to this week's tri-series.

and Brazil have secured their place at next year's Fifa World Cup finals with an impressive 3-1 win over arch-rivals Argentina leaving Diego Maradona's side in danger of missing out all together.