We've got no excuses not to beat Kiwis

Josh Hazlewood, Mitch Marsh and David Warner agree: the lack of a tune-up for the first Test will be no excuse if Australia fail to fire in New Zealand.

Aussie attack primed for Kiwi green decks

Australia's pacemen are more than content with bowler-friendly conditions in New Zealand, where the trans-Tasman series starts in Wellington.

Throw the book at flare hooligans: Muscat

Melbourne coach Kevin Muscat says flares don't add to the A-League and wants police to throw the book at offenders.

Banned Bombers likely to appeal: Tanner

Essendon chairman Lindsay Tanner says the CAS took giant intellectual leaps in upholding the WADA appeal.

All Stars not about the money: Hodges

Retired great Justin Hodges says it will be narrow minded of the NRL if the All Stars concept is scrapped based on revenue.

Beale happy as Waratahs rugby 'adaptable'

Kurtley Beale says he's happy to play several backline positions and feels it will help his Test aspirations.

Warner ready to blunt Kiwi swing kings

David Warner scored 529 runs in the most recent trans-Tasman Test series but Australia's vice-captain says batting will be a lot harder in Wellington.

Hastings attacks NZ over Marsh dismissal

Australian pace bowler John Hastings has criticised New Zealand for the decision to stick with a late appeal to dismiss Mitch Marsh.

Cricketers could soon see red

The MCC are trialling new laws which would see red and yellow cards issued for behavioural offences.

Eels working on Hayne return

Parramatta are devising plans to ensure they can re-sign Jarryd Hayne should he return to the NRL, with club boss Steve Sharp insisting: "we will make it happen".

Mourinho becomes United's chosen one: report

Jose Mourinho will manage Manchester United in the EPL next season, according to reports.

Hastings is the future of NSW: Fittler

NSW State of Origin legend Brad Fittler has annointed Sydney Roosters prodigy Jackson Hastings as the future of the Blues.

Magpies taking Howe's word on injury

Collingwood is backing star recruit Jeremy Howe's account of how he broke his finger amid reports he sustained the injury while playing cricket.
Jack Viney and Tom McDonald. (AAP)

Injury risk sparked scuffle between Demons: Jones

Melbourne captain Nathan Jones has played down a training scuffle between two Demons but says a line has to be drawn on pre-season intensity.

Boyd may knock back captaincy: Hodges

Retired great Justin Hodges fears Darius Boyd may decline if Wayne Bennett offers him the Brisbane captaincy in order to avoid favouritism claims.
The Hammers celebrate Angelo Ogbonna's winner. (AAP)

Hammers knock Liverpool out of FA Cup

West Ham United are through to the fifth round of the English FA Cup after a late goal in extra time from Angelo Ogbonna eliminated Liverpool.

Barba eyes Sharks No.1, Maroons jerseys

Ben Barba admits simply nabbing a Cronulla No.1 jersey will be a battle but also wants to snap up a Maroon jumper.

Wanderers wait as FFA considers sanctions

The Wanderers will have to wait to learn what action FFA will take against the club over the misbehaviour of some of their A-League fans.

Superstar Pocock weighing break from rugby

Brumbies CEO Michael Jones says he expects a decision from Wallabies superstar David Pocock on his future in Australian rugby within the next 10 days.