Sport News Update, what you need to know.

ATHLETICS – Sally Pearson has withdrawn from this week’s Diamond League meet in New York due to ongoing hamstring problems which also saw her pull out of the weekend’s event in Rome.

TENNIS – Australians Bernard Tomic, Lleyton Hewitt and James Duckworth have posted comfortable first-round wins at Queen’s Club in London, Tomic’s marking his first ATP main draw win in almost five months.

AFL – Coach Nathan Buckley admits Collingwood’s a 33-point Queen’s Birthday win over Melbourne, the lowest-scoring match between the two sides since the 1960 grand final, was “ugly”.

HOCKEY – Australia’s men’s and women’s teams are through to the semi-finals of the hockey World Cup in The Hague after easing through their group stages overnight.

NETBALL – A composed 52-47 victory over the Queensland Firebirds has secured the Melbourne Vixens a spot in the trans-Tasman netball grand final in a fortnight’s time.