Coulter-Nile added to Test squad

Australia have named their squad for the First Test against West Indies, with Nathan Coulter-Nile a chance of making his debut.
Scott Boland. (AAP)

Victoria quick in frame for Test call-up

Victorian paceman Scott Boland said he was excited and nervous when Rod Marsh rang to say he was in the Australian squad.
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Mitchell Starc. (Getty)

Starc set to miss NZ tour: Rod Marsh

Chairman of selectors Rod Marsh says he doesn't think Mitchell Starc will be fit in time for Australia's tour of New Zealand.
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England celebrate the 3-0 T20 series win over Pakistan. (AAP)

England secure whitewash with Super Over win

Chris Woakes starred again as he bowled the last over to help England win the final Twenty20 in a Super Over finish.
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Do the Aussies need a left-arm quick?

Australia will buck with tradition in Hobart, fielding a Test XI without a left-arm paceman.
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'Buddy' Franklin all smiles on return

Star Sydney forward Lance Franklin says he's feeling healthy and ready to resume his AFL career.
Johnathan Thurston. (Getty)

Thurston slams NRL for disrespecting players

Dally M star Johnathan Thurston says players may start taking action against the NRL if their requests are not met.
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Alexander Kukarin. (AFP)

Russian athlete found dead at 22

Russia's world championship modern pentathlon silver medalist Alexander Kukarin of Russia has died aged 22.
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Robbie Farah. (Getty)

Farah to stay at Wests Tigers: report

Wests Tigers have performed a stunning backflip with the club set to announce that Robbie Farah will now play out his career at Concord.

Cairns found not guilty in match-fixing case

Former New Zealand skipper Chris Cairns has been found not guilty in a match-fixing case which began back in October.

Mitchell Starc (l) and Josh Hazlewood. (Getty)

Injured Starc backs Hazlewood to fire

Mitchell Starc says Josh Hazlewood is in career-best form and expects a lot more wickets from the paceman this summer.
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NRL's head of strategy 'risking club backlash'

NRL clubs are set for another clash with their governing body over changes to game's pathways to the elite level.
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Lionel Messi (L), Cristiano Ronaldo (C) and Neymar. (AFP)

Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar up for Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are all in contention for FIFA's prestigious Ballon d'Or award.

Van Gaal calms fears over Rooney injury

Wayne Rooney's substitution did not mean he had a significant injury issue says Man United manager Louis van Gaal.
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Sydney FC fans slam ban appeals as 'medieval'

Sydney FC supporters have branded the FFA's proposed model for a stadium ban appeals process as "medieval".
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Steve Smith. (AAP)

Smith back to No.1 on ICC batting charts

Steve Smith and Joe Root have dethroned AB de Villiers at the top of the ICC's Test batting rankings.

NRL not taking burnout 'seriously': Scott

NRL star Matt Scott says the issue of player welfare is not being taken seriously by rugby league's governing body.
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Young Saint star collapses at training

St Kilda defender Hugh Goddard was rushed to hospital after he collapsed during a Sunshine Coast training camp.
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49ers coach told to bring back Hayne

Pressure is beginning to build on the San Francisco 49ers to bring back Jarryd Hayne after another dismal loss in the NFL.

NRL move to abolish controversial tactic

The NRL is considering making the controversial field goal wall illegal following Monday's coaches' meeting meeting in Sydney.

Heartbroken Hunt ready to forget nightmare

Broncos playmaker Ben Hunt says he is looking forward to playing again after putting his grand final errors behind him.
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Trent Merrin. (AAP)

Merrin a Panthers captaincy candidate

Key recruit Trent Merrin has emerged as a contender for Panthers skipper under new coach Anthony Griffin.
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Broncos snap streak of Super Bowl champions

The New England Patriots have had their winning streak snapped at the hands of the Denver Broncos.
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Rosberg wins in Abu Dhabi, tactics upset Hamilton

Nico Rosberg has won the final F1 Grand Prix of 2015 in Abu Dhabi with a dominant performance in the UAE.
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Kobe Bryant. (AAP)

Kobe Bryant to retire from the NBA