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.
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.