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Brumbies brace for cold Super Rugby opener  >  Rugby Union

The Brumbies are vowing to unleash a more up-tempo game style in their Super Rugby opener against the Sunwolves in Tokyo.

Debreczeni excited by new-look Rebels  >  Rugby Union

JACK DEBRECZENI of the Rebels runs with the ball during the round four Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Chiefs at AAMI Park

Jack Debreczeni says a stint in Japan has helped him earn the five-eighth jersey for the Melbourne Rebels round one Super Rugby clash with Queensland.

Clubs push to ban FFA from working group  >  Football

A-League clubs have started their individual FIFA meeting armed with an agenda extending far beyond the congress issue engulfing Australian football.

Time running out for Brisbane hooker  >  Rugby League

Brisbane backrower Matt Gillett admits he does not know when rake Andrew McCullough will return from a knee injury, with their final trial this weekend.

No new AFL rules ahead of 2018 season  >  AFL

AFL umpires coach Hayden Kennedy has revealed there will be no new rules or changes in interpretation implemented for the 2018 season.

Oates keeps Gillett honest at NRL Broncos  >  Rugby League

COREY OATES of the Broncos looks on during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI

A bold gamble by Corey Oates to play as a back-rower is keeping Test forward Matt Gillett on his toes in Brisbane's NRL pre-season.

A-League's Jets suffer Vargas injury blow  >  Football

Just as they are looking forward to the A-League return of Ronald Vargas, the Newcastle Jets have lost his replacement Pato Rodriguez to a calf strain.

Crows have dealt with sense of loss: Pyke  >  AFL

Crows coach DON PYKE and Tigers coach DAMIEN HARDWICK field questions during the 2017 AFL Grand Final Parade in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says a week of December soul-searching was crucial for his AFL club to move on from their grand final loss.

NRL puts clock on time wasters in restarts  >  Rugby League

NRL referees will call time off for 30 seconds after every conversion attempt this year in a move expected to save three minutes of game time per match.

Kokkinakis scores first win since August  >  Tennis

THANASI KOKKINAKIS of Australia serves in his singles match against David Goffin of Belgium on day five of the 2018 Hopman Cup 2018.

Thanasi Kokkinakis has returned to the winners' circle for the first time since August with a straight-sets victory in an ATP Challenger tournament in Mexico.

Kokkinakis breaks tour losing streak  >  Tennis

THANASI KOKKINAKIS of Australia returns a shot during a match of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center i

Injury-plagued Thanasi Kokkinakis has broken through for his first tour win in more than six months with a straight-sets victory in Mexico.

Luckless Saint suffers another AFL setback  >  AFL

St Kilda midfielder Nathan Freeman's AFL pre-season has been derailed by a hamstring injury.

Raiders toss Sezer into NRL hooker mix  >  Rugby League

Canberra five-eighth Blake Austin could start the NRL season with a new halves partner after Aidan Sezer spent some time at hooker in last week's trial.

Seasoned Highlanders team named for opener  >  Rugby Union

A Highlanders side at close to full strength say they have targeted their Super Rugby opener against the Blues throughout the pre-season.

Manly stars ready to help rookie NRL half  >  Rugby League

LACHLAN CROKER of the Raiders comes from the field injured during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters at

The Manly Sea Eagles are ready to ease the load on rookie five-eighth Lachlan Croker as he prepares to form a halves pairing with captain Daly Cherry-Evans..

JT, Scott back for NQ, so is NRL pressure  >  Rugby League

	JOHNATHAN THURSTON of the Maroons runs the ball during the State Of Origin series at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.  Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

North Queensland welcome back Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott from injury this NRL season but also shoulder a burden of expectation from their return.

Garcia eyes uninterrupted Masters prep  >  Golf

	Spain's Sergio Garcia tees off from the 3rd hole during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course   AAP Image

Sergio Garcia and wife Angela are expecting their first child in March, just weeks before his Masters title defence at Augusta National.

Cotric plays down NSW Origin call-up talk  >  Rugby League

Young Canberra Raider star Nick Cotric is not buying into hype surrounding a potential Origin debut after NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler talked up his chances.

Titans name big guns for final NRL trial  >  Rugby League

Gold Coast Titans coach Garth Brennan has called on all available players for their final NRL trial, including Ash Taylor, Nathan Peats and Michael Gordon.

Lanning back to captain Australia's women  >  Cricket

DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 26: Meg Lanning of Australia is bowled by Kim Garth of Ireland during the Women's ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 ma  Racing and Sports

Meg Lanning is returning from a shoulder injury to captain Australia's women cricketers on their tour of India next month.

Sprinter Peris vows to fight positive test  >  Other Sports

Sprinter Jess Peris has attacked the way Australian anti-doping officials handled her positive doping test.

Demons' Viney on track for AFL round one  >  AFL

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30: Jack Viney of the Demons handballs during the round 15 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the S

Melbourne co-captain Jack Viney is expected to play in the Demons' AFL season-opener after overcoming a persistent foot injury.

Blues hindered by injuries in team naming  >  Rugby Union

The undermanned Blues will still feature seven All Blacks when they face the Highlanders in their opening Super Rugby match.

Chelsea-Barca draw, Bayern whip Besiktas  >  Football

LIONEL MESSI of Barcelona celebrates his equaliser during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Chelsea FC and   Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Barcelona scored a vital away goal in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea but Bayern Munich are all but through to the last eight of the ECL with a 5-0 win over Besiktas.

Tomic admits he wasted an entire year  >  Tennis

BERNARD TOMIC of Australia competes in his first round match during 2018 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Aus  Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Bernard Tomic will make an undignified return to the second-tier challenger circuit as he mounts a campaign to be inside the top-30 within a year.