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Smith and Root face off in Bodyline battle  >  Cricket

Austrlaia skipper Steve Smith and England counterpart Joe Root were locked in a fascinating tactical showdown when the first Ashes Test was in the balance.

Go-home factor no issue for Crows at draft  >  AFL

Adelaide selected two South Australian youngsters with their two picks at the AFL draft.

AFL clubs have their say on the 2017 draft  >  AFL

Adelaide Crows lead the chorus of clubs happy with the ALF draft picks for 2107.

Khawaja must fix 'technical flaw': Ponting  >  Cricket

Usman Khawaja's struggles against spin can be stopped if he fixes a "technical flaw" in his game, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting says.

McLaughlin grabs pole in Supercars battle  >  Motor Sports

Ford star Scott McLaughlin will start from pole position in the penultimate Supercars race of the season.

Freddie lured me to Roosters: Cordner  >  Rugby League

NSW State of Origin captain Boyd Cordner has spoken about the appointment of Brad Fittler as Blues coach.

Supercars fans injured after V8 ute crash  >  Motor Sports

Debris from a V8 ute crash has cause minor injuries to two spectators at the Supercars meet in Newcastle.

Buttler to warm up with Thunder  >  Cricket

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler will start the Big Bash season with the Sydney Thunder before joining his country's one-day squad.

Jillaroos star likely for WC semis  >  Rugby League

Australian fullback Sam Bremner is likely to make her first appearance of the women's Rugby League World Cup in Sunday's semi-final against Canada.

Glory's Kenny earns A-League Yel-Lowe  >  Football

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has hailed the performance of teenage talent Jacob Italiano in Friday night's 3-1 A-League win over Melbourne City.

Kerr could play anywhere: Kellond-Knight  >  Football

Matildas forward Sam Kerr is on the cusp of setting an all-time national team record on Sunday when Australia takes on China in Geelong.

Matildas out to end 2017 on a high  >  Football

Midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight says the Matildas are in a better place than previous record-breakers as they eye a piece of national team history.

Ruthless Dow joins Carlton AFL list  >  AFL

Carlton's No.3 AFL draft pick Paddy Dow has the ruthless approach and hunger for the contest that is set to add more spark to the Blues' on-ball division.

Moses and Cleary in Blues contentions  >  Rugby League

New NSW coach Brad Fittler says young halves Mitchell Moses and Nathan Cleary are in contention to come into the Blues State of Origin side next year.

AFL draft picks overcome adversity  >  AFL

Some of the first-round AFL draft picks have overcome health and injury issues to land spots.

Day wary of Australian Open challengers  >  Golf

Jason Day is well placed to etch his name on the Stonehaven Cup for the first time but wary of the new guard challenging him for Australian Open glory.

Poms to face plenty more bouncers in Ashes  >  Cricket

Mitchell Starc says he can't wait to see how England's batsmen negotiate a short-pitched salvo on a pitch offering more bounce than the first-Test wicket.

A-League's VAR problems plain: Joyce  >  Football

Melbourne City are doing their best not to blame a controversial use of the VAR system for a 3-1 A-League defeat at the hands of Perth Glory.

No.1 AFL pick title no issue for Rayner  >  AFL

Explosive Victorian midfielder Cameron Rayner has been backed to handle the pressure of being the No.1 AFL draft pick.

England back bowling plans in Ashes opener  >  Other Sports

Fast bowler Jake Ball is adamant bowling consultant Shane Bond has helped create the ideal blueprint for success for England in the first Ashes Test.

Wallabies coach full of respect for Scots  >  Rugby Union

Wallabies assistant coach Mick Byrne believes the gap between sides from the southern hemisphere and the northern hemisphere has never been closer.

Glenn Maxwell turns corner with double ton  >  Cricket    

Glenn Maxwell has spent the past year focusing on his defence and it has paid dividends with his maiden first-class century against NSW in the Sheffield Shield.

Gombau set for Adelaide A-League return  >  Football    

Western Sydney's new coach Josep Gombau is preparing to face his former A-League club Adelaide United for the first time.

Crazy Supercars track hosts title showdown  >  Motor Sports    

Supercars championship leader Jamie Whincup says the new Newcastle street circuit is like 'Gold Coast on steroids' ahead of the series-deciding final round.

Todd Kelly eyes emotional Supercars finish  >  Motor Sports    

Nissan Motorsport's Todd Kelly admits he is shocked to have been the third fastest in practice for the inaugural Newcastle 500 Supercars event.