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.
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.

Wanderes fined $50,000, keep points

The Wanderers have been handed a suspended three-point A-League deduction and $50,000 fine for bringing the game into disrepute.
Jackson Bird played his last Test in 2013 (AAP)

Fitness doubt forces Aussies into Test change

Australia paceman Jackson Bird has been recalled for the first Test against New Zealand, with James Pattinson unable to prove he's fully fit.

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.
Sunderland star Adam Johnson. (AAP)

EPL star pleads guilty to child sex charges

Sunderland star Adam Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child at his under-age sex trial overnight.
The appeal of all 34 Essendon players has been confirmed. (AAP)

'Dons head to Switzerland in AFL saga

AFL Players' Association boss Paul Marsh is confident about the banned Essendon players' appeal to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

Raiders snare Knights young gun for $1.5m

Canberra have reportedly signed Newcastle backrower Joseph Tapine to a three-year $1.5 million NRL deal.

Aussie athletes warned to be Zika alert

The Australian Olympic team's medical director is telling the nation's athletes to be alert but not alarmed at the spreading Zika virus in Brazil.

Simmons heroics not enough snare LSU win

Ben Simmons has suffered early foul trouble and sat out eight minutes of the first half of LSU's defeat in South Carolina.
Josh Dugan. (AAP)

Dugan appears set to move into the centres

Josh Dugan's move to centre has ramped up, with Dragon 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.

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.

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

Liverpool's owners have backed down from plans to increase ticket prices after a mass walkout by fans during a match at Anfield.
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.