Bulldogs captain James Graham. (AAP)

NRL premiership or bust for Dogs: Lamb

Bulldogs icon Terry Lamb says the club needs to win a premiership under Des Hasler before his contract expires in 2017.
John Grant. (AAP)

Grant tells NRL clubs profit or perish

NRL clubs have been warned if they don't make a profit by 2018, they may face expulsion from the league.

We've got no excuses not to beat Kiwis

Josh Hazlewood, Mitch Marsh and David Warner agree: the lack of a tune-up will be no excuse if Australia fail to fire in NZ.
The appeal of all 34 Essendon players has been confirmed. (AAP)

AFL players take case to Switzerland

Lawyers for the 34 banned Essendon players will argue that CAS erred in allowing the WADA appeal to go ahead as a de novo hearing.
Josh Dugan. (AAP)

Dugan appears set to move into the centres

Josh Dugan's move to centre has ramped up, with Dragons winger Jason Nightingale confirming the NSW fullback will play there in trials.
Johnathan Thurston will return to action for the first time since the grand final. (AAP)

Cowboys confirm Thurston to play trial

Gavin Cooper has confirmed Johnathan Thurston will prepare for the World Club Challenge by playing in a Cowboys trial.

Frankly we're open to any option: Pulver

The Australian Rugby Union will consider all options in an effort to keep stars like David Pocock playing at home.

Aussie attack primed for Kiwi green decks

Australia's pacemen are content with bowler-friendly conditions in NZ, where the trans-Tasman series starts in Wellington.
West indies captain Darren Sammy. (AAP)

Windies lurch towards World T20 contract crisis

West Indies are lurching towards another damaging confrontation between the region's top players and administrators.

Liverpool back down over ticket prices

Owners of EPL club Liverpool have backed down from plans to increase ticket prices after a mass walkout by fans during a match at Anfield last weekend.
The treatment of Adam Goodes should influence the NRL, says Greg Bird. (AAP)

Goodes treatment makes NRL All Stars 'a must'

Indigenous selection Greg Bird says Adam Goodes' shocking treatment should make the NRL All Stars match more relevant.

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.

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.