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.
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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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.
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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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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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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 to retire from the NBA

Ankle surgery needed but not now: Starc

Australia spearhead Mitchell Starc says he's unsure when he will be fit enough to bowl again.
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Steve Smith wary of breaking Hazlewood

Australian captain Steve Smith says he's wary of placing too much of a fast bowling burden on Josh Hazlewood.
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NRL finals golden point under review

The NRL is considering a change to the way extra time is played in finals matches.

Arsenal pay huge price for point, Liverpool win

Arsenal were held and also lost two stars while Liverpool recorded a first win at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.
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Chelsea hold Spurs as Costa is axed

Diego Costa was dropped by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as his side held in-form Tottenham to a draw at White Hart Lane.
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Tyson Fury ready for Klitschko rematch

New world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he relishing the chance of rematch against Wladimir Klitschko.
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Murray seals historic Davis Cup win in style

Andy Murray has won the Davis Cup for Great Britain for the first time in 79 years with victory over Belgium's David Goffin.
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