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Sport News Update, what you need to know

AAP logoAAP 18/08/2016

OLYMPICS - Australia has won silver in the men's 49er after Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen edged ahead of their German rivals in the medal race. New Zealanders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke wrapped up gold.

OLYMPICS - Australian sailors Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have taken silver in the men's 470. The pair were guaranteed a medal going into the final but had to chase down Greece to finish second, while Croatia won the gold.

OLYMPICS - Australian swimmers Josh Palmer and Emma McKeon have been banned from the closing ceremony after staying out all night in Rio. A drunken Palmer was robbed of $1000 while McKeon spent the night with friends in Copacabana without telling team management.

OLYMPICS - Australian sprint kayakers Ken Wallace and Lachlan Tame have won bronze in the men's K2 1000m. The pair trailed champion Germans Max Rendschmidt and Marcus Gross, with Serbia winning silver.

OLYMPICS - Australian Sam Willoughby's prospects of claiming gold in the BMX have soared after some big names crashed out of contention. Willoughby was the only rider to win all his races in the men's quarter-finals.

OLYMPICS - Australian Aaron Royle finished ninth in the men's triathlon as Great Britain's Brownlee brothers - Alistair and Jonny - dominated race with gold and silver respectively.

OLYMPICS - Australian Damien Birkinhead has finished ninth in qualifying to ease into the men's shot put final.

SOCCER - Record signing Paul Pogba is ready to make his Premier League debut when Manchester United face Southampton at Old Trafford at the weekend, according to coach Jose Mourinho.

SOCCER - Australia defender Jason Davidson has joined Dutch side FC Groningen on a season-long deal from English Football League side Huddersfield Town. Davidson, who was overlooked by Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and the UAE, has been on the outer with Terriers boss David Wagner.

SOCCER - Two police officers in England are under criminal investigation following the death of former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was tasered.

NFL - Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for drugging and raping as many as 16 women in four states in the US.

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