Live First Test - New Zealand v Australia

Australia will look to bounce back from their ODI series defeat in the First Test against New Zealand.

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.

Clarke pours cold water on Aussie return

Ex-Australian captain Michael Clarke says he has no plans for an international return as he prepares to come back in the Sydney grade competition.

Super bats Smith, Williamson square off

All eyes will be on the rivalry within the rivalry in the trans-Tasman Test series, with Steve Smith and Kane Williamson both desperate for runs.

Aussies out to target NZ spinner Craig

New Zealand's Mark Craig has been recalled for the first trans-Tasman Test, with Steve Smith making it clear his side will again look to target the spinner.

Farah gets first crack at Tigers No. 9

Instead of the All Stars, Robbie Farah will run out for the Wests Tigers in a NRL trial against Melbourne on the Sunshine Coast.
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.

Wanderers fined $50,000, keep points

Western Sydney have been handed a suspended three-point A-League deduction and a $50,000 fine for bringing the game into disrepute.

Maxwell says he's in no form slump

Victorian allrounder Glenn Maxwell insists he’s in good form despite a run of outs at international level.

GWS success won't come overnight: Johnson

Experienced GWS Giants recruit Steve Johnson says winning premierships doesn't come overnight but his new club is on the cusp of success.

Youngsters impress Hawks veteran in AFL

Hawthorn defender Josh Gibson says it's exciting to see younger players trying to take Jarryd Roughead's vacant spot in attack.
Jackson Bird played his last Test in 2013 (AAP)

Fitness doubt forces Aussies into Test change

Jackson Bird has suffered through two years of injury setbacks but the paceman is fit again and ready to fire for Australia in the first trans-Tasman Test.

Football team survive massive bus crash

A bus carrying Argentina's Huracan soccer team overturned as it travelled home from the Copa Libertadores.

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.