Khawaja, Smith put Aussies in box seat

Australia are on top of the first trans-Tasman Test after an eventful first day, with the visitors 3-147 in response to New Zealand's 183 in Wellington.

Voges saved by umpire's no ball blunder

An umpire blunder has saved Adam Voges after he was bowled off a delivery that was incorrectly a no ball.

Patient Hazlewood fires in Wellington

Josh Hazlewood grabbed 4-42 on day one of the First Test, showing how he has learned from last year's Ashes.

Roar salvage lucky Jets draw

A second-half own goal has helped Brisbane Roar avert disaster and record a 2-2 draw against the Newcastle Jets on Friday night.

Franklin looks to bounce back for Swans

Lance Franklin has put in a positive showing in the Sydney Swans' AFL intraclub match on Friday as he makes his comeback from mental health issues.

Club challenge win would equal NRL title: JT

Johnathan Thurston says downing England champions Leeds in next weekend's World Club Challenge will rank alongside North Queensland's NRL title.

Selfish coaches must embrace All Stars

Wayne Bennett says some 'selfish' NRL coaches need to back the All Stars concept more and make their star players available for the showcase event.

Maroons' coach selection a 'bungle': Smith

Queensland captain Cameron Smith admits the appointment process of new Maroons coach Kevin Walters was a "bit of a bungle".

Badboy Martin stars in first hit out of 2016

Dustin Martin was the standout player as Richmond had an intraclub game on Friday ahead of the NAB Challenge.

We're not afraid to ban the RBB: Tsatsimas

WSW CEO John Tsatsimas says he isn't afraid to ban the club's active supporter group, the Red and Black Bloc (RBB).

Axing Warne the 'hardest thing to do': Waugh

Steve Waugh has opened up on the rift with Shane Warne, saying dropping the legspinner from a Test match was part of his job as Australian captain.

Controversial Olympic offical Tunstall dies

Controversial former Olympic and Commonwealth Games boxing official Arthur Tunstall has passed away, aged 93.

I have no idea if it's the right move: Worsfold

Bombers coach John Worsfold and captain Brendon Goddard say the Swiss appeal is an external matter for the team.

Black Caps eye backyard ambush in First Test

New Zealand are hoping home advantage will help them gain the upper hand in the Test series against Australia.

Reynolds needs to 'take on more responsibility'

Dogs captain James Graham admits livewire pivot Josh Reynolds must change his approach in 2016.

Roosters threaten move over stadium rebuild

Sydney Roosters supremo Nick Politis has threatened to move the NRL club to ANZ Stadium permanently if a rebuilding of Allianz Stadium goes ahead.

Aussies run over the top of Philippines in Classic

Australia overcame a slow start to thrash the Philippines in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.

EPL club sack player after child sex charges

EPL club Sunderland have sacked England winger Adam Johnson after he pleaded guilty to child sex charges.

Pattinson to be fit for Second Test: Smith

Australian skipper Steve Smith says the James Pattinson should be right for the second Test.

Bird experiment will be a success: Maloney

Cronulla fans will get their first look at Jack Bird in the No.1 jersey during this trial against Manly at Shark Park.