Wade calls NZ allrounder a 'f---ing coward'

Australian keeper Matthew Wade called New Zealand allrounder Grant Elliott a coward as tensions boiled over during the deciding ODI in Hamilton.
Peter Nevill. (AAP)

Wade axed, Smith to captain T20 side

Peter Nevill, Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa headline the inclusions for Australia's Twenty20 World Cup squad.
Tom Burgess. (AAP)

Tom Burgess resisting lure of NFL, for now

South Sydney's Tom Burgess says he remains committed to the NRL despite working out with five NFL teams over the summer.
Cooper Cronk. (AAP)

Green urges Cronk to stay at Storm

Melbourne Storm five-eighth Blake Green says he's desperate to see halves partner Cooper Cronk remain at the NRL club.

Disrespectful to withdraw ODI appeal: NZ

Brendon McCullum says it would have been 'disrespectful' to withdraw a controversial appeal in NZ's win over Australia.
Nick Riewoldt. (AAP)

Riewoldt revved up to skipper Saints again

Nick Riewoldt says he's excited about leading St Kilda for the 11th season and is feeling mentally and physically fresh.
Kevin Pietersen. (AAP)

Door is shut on KP, says skipper Morgan

Despite recent good form, exiled England star Kevin Pietersen has no way back into the team according to captain Eoin Morgan.

Controversy as Aussies lose one-day series

NZ have retained the Chappell-Hadlee trophy by defeating Australia, with Steve Smith booed after Brendon McCullum's ODI swansong.
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus with confirmed outbreaks in 33 countries. (AAP)

US athletes to 'think' no Rio due to Zika

The US Olympic Committee has told sports bodies that athletes with health concerns over the Zika virus should consider not going to Rio.
Adam Goodes. (AAP)

Swans avoid Magpies in Goodes farewell

The Swans will pay homage to retired legend Adam Goodes in round three, rather than honouring him in front of Collingwood supporters.

Wanderers may pay for fan behaviour

Wanderers fans who let off flares in the crowd against Victory could cost their club points or money under an FFA sanction.

Hayne refuses to rule out return to NRL

Jarryd Hayne has refused to rule out a return to the NRL to finish his code-hopping career.

Legend Manning leads Broncos to Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos have almost certainly sent legendary quarterback Peyton Manning off a winner after snuffing out the challenge of the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

James Graham and Cameron Smith of the World All Stars and Greg Inglis and Sam Thaiday of the Indigenous All Stars pose for a photo with the Arthur Beetson trophy after both teams were announced in December.

NRL All Stars too crucial to lose: Thaiday

Sam Thaiday says it's imperative the NRL All Stars clash stays part of the rugby league calendar but where it fits, as ever, remains the question.

Fifita, Latu called into Indigenous side

Cronulla's David Fifita and Penrith's Leilani Latu have been added to the Indigenous All Stars' squad following the withdrawals of two Rabbitohs.

Swans out to prove their critics wrong

Dan Hannebery says Sydney have worked hard on their ball movement, as the Swans strive to stay among the top AFL teams.

Roughead bemused by injury flare-up

Hawthorn star Jarryd Roughead remains bemused about the injury flareup that will cost him half of the AFL season.

Watson left sweating on Brownlow ruling

Bombers star Jobe Watson will have to wait to hear of the AFL will strip him of his Brownlow Medal.

Chelsea strike late to deny Man United

Manchester United and Chelsea have shared the EPL points after a 1-1 draw while Arsenal defeated Bournemouth 2-0.