Watson left sweating on Brownlow ruling

The AFL will hold off on its ruling on Jobe Watson's Brownlow Medal if the Essendon star joins an appeal mounted by teammates over their drug bans.

Nines sensation unlikely to see NRL action

Eels coach Brad Arthur has played down the hype surrounding Bevan French after his starring role at the Auckland Nines.

Pakistan spinner banned for three months

Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah has been banned by for three months after testing positive for a prohibited substance.

Chelsea strike late to deny Man United

Manchester United and Chelsea have shared the EPL points after a 1-1 draw while Arsenal defeated Bournemouth 2-0.

Defeated Aussies have lost momentum: skipper

Australian skipper Meg Lanning said her side had lost momentum in the 50-over format ahead of their New Zealand tour.

Stosur guides fighting Australia in Fed Cup

Australia have defeated Slovakia 3-2 to win their Fed Cup World Group II tie, with Samantha Stosur winning all three matches she contested.

Kiwis break Aussie hearts in Sevens final

New Zealand have once again broken the hearts of Australian rugby fans by coming back to steal the silverware at the inaugural Sydney 7s.

Jets reign supreme in A-League upset

Newcastle have put Melbourne City's A-League title push off course, upsetting the league's highest goal-scorers 2-1 at Hunter Stadium.

'He just came up ... calling me a selfish c---'

British cyclist Peter Kennaugh says Australian rival Pat Shaw abused him near the end of the Herald Sun Tour.

Eels spoil the party with title win at Nines

Parramatta have claimed the NRL Auckland Nines title with a 22-4 upset victory in the final against the Warriors.

Glory stretch unbeaten run with gritty win

Perth remain in touch with the A-League's top six and have extended their unbeaten streak to four matches with a 1-0 win over a hapless Wellington.

FFA threatens bans in crackdown on flares

The FFA is investigating flares being set off in the Western Sydney Wanderers fan section, disrupting their A-League clash with Melbourne Victory.

Eight-man bungle could hurt Sevens: Friend

Australian coach Andy Friend fears the Rio Olympics could be plagued by the eight-man bungle which struck the Sydney Sevens.

Breakers notch crucial win over Taipans

The NZ Breakers have taken a step closer to an NBL play-off spot after beating the Taipans.

Curry sparks Warriors past Thunder in NBA

The Golden State Warriors reinforced their status as the NBA's best team with a close win over the Oklahoma Thunder.

Berisha deserved to be sent off: Popovic

WSW coach Tony Popovic believes Victory's Besart Berisha was lucky to escape a red card in the clubs' showdown.

Froome leaves his best to last in Tour

Chris Froome dominated the last stage of the Herald Sun Tour, winning at Arthurs Seat and taking the overall title.

Newton dominates to win MVP in NFL

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton was a near unanimous choice in winning the the NFL's MVP.
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Roosters lock up young gun Hastings

The Roosters have re-signed young playmaker Jackson Hastings as uncertainty swirls around Mitchell Pearce's future.

Vardy signing caps Leicester's perfect day

Premier League leaders Leicester City are five points clear after winning their top-of-the-table clash with Manchester City.