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Panthers' Kikau in doubt for Warriors game  >  Rugby League

VILIAME KIKAU of the Panthers is tackled during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Penrith Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith second-rower Viliame Kikau is in doubt for the NRL clash with the Warriors due to visa issues.

Nightingale to return for Dragons:McGregor  >  Rugby League

Coach of the Dragons PAUL MCGREGOR looks on during the NRL trial match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and Hull at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

St George Illawarra veteran Jason Nightingale will come back from injury this week, coach Paul McGregor has confirmed.

Cats sign coach Scott to long-term deal  >  AFL

Cats head coach CHRIS SCOTT walks from the field prior to the First AFL Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Geelong have signed coach Chris Scott to a new AFL contract that secures his services until at least the end of the 2022 season.

Two Sydney A-League bids join forces  >  Football

The two A-League expansion bids based in the south west of Sydney have merged in a huge boost to the region's chances of joining the competition.

Star Swan escapes with AFL fine for bump  >  AFL

LUKE PARKER catches a pass during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Match review officer Michael Christian handed out 16 fines after his assessment of round 22 of the AFL season.

Hobbled GWS captain on track to face Dees  >  AFL

PHIL DAVIS of the Giants in action during the AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Fremantle Dockers at UNSW Canberra Oval in Canberra, Australia.

Phil Davis is on track to face Melbourne despite suffering a heavy hit in Sydney's AFL derby, with teammate Adam Tomlinson impressed by his captain's courage.

Smith fit but Melbourne lose NRL stars  >  Rugby League

CAMERON SMITH of the Storm kicks during the 2017 NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Cameron Smith should be fit to face Gold Coast but Melbourne will be without Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Suliasi Vunivalu, Will Chambers and Brandon Smith.

Eagles not anxious about tricky Gabba test  >  AFL

JACK DARLING of the Eagles celebrates after scoring a goal during the AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Richmond Tigers at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast will secure second spot and two home AFL finals if they beat Brisbane at the Gabba.

Nguyen confirmed for Adelaide UFC show  >  Other Sports

Brisbane's Ben Nguyen will fight fellow world ranked flyweight Wilson Reis on the next Australian UFC card in Adelaide on December 2.

Gawn relishes end of AFL finals drought  >  AFL

MAX GAWN of the Demons in action during the AFL 2018 JLT Community Series match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Kingborough Oval in Hobart, Australia.

Star Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn says talking to former player Steven Smith made him realise that playing in the finals is not a given.

Inglis could miss rugby league All Stars  >  Rugby League

GREG INGLIS catches a pass during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis has revealed he could miss next year's NRL All Stars match, in what would be a blow for the occasion.

All Blacks say still room for improvement  >  Rugby Union

SONNY BILL WILLIAMS of the Blues passes during a Blues Super Rugby training session at Alexandra Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

The All Blacks are ignoring global praise for their win over the Wallabies, believing their best is still some way off.

Resilient Townsend bounces back at Sharks  >  Rugby League

CHAD TOWNSEND of the Sharks runs the ball during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Cronulla Sharks at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Calls were made for Chad Townsend's head late last month, but he's bounced back to be Cronulla's best in their NRL win over North Queensland on the weekend.

Fyfe urges Dockers to stick with Ross Lyon  >  AFL

ROSS LYON, Senior Coach of the Dockers, addresses the players at the three quarter time break during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Richmond Tigers at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Brownlow medallist Brad Hardie says Ross Lyon has outworn his welcome at Fremantle and the board needs to consider sacking him, but captain Nat Fyfe disagrees.

Sharks centres ruled out of NRL by injury  >  Rugby League

Sutherland Sharks coach SHANE FLANAGAN looks on during the Dacia World Club Challenge match between Wigan Warriors and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at DW Stadium in Wigan, England.

Centres Jesse Ramien and Ricky Leutele are unlikely to play for Cronulla before the NRL finals after they suffered injuries in the win over North Queensland.

Superstar shooters collide in netball GF  >  Other Sports

CAITLIN BASSETT of the Lightning gathers the ball during the Super Netball match between the Magpies and the Lightning at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

West Coast Fever have the chance to secure their first Super Netball title when they host the Sunshine Coast Lightning at Perth Arena on Sunday.

Walters can't see Bennett leaving in 2019  >  Rugby League

Coach KEVIN WALTERS gives directions during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Kevin Walters says he will be interested if the Brisbane coaching job becomes available but can't see Wayne Bennett leaving the NRL club in 2019.

Don't write Bolt off: Mariners assistant  >  Football

NICK MONTGOMERY of the Mariners in action during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne City FC at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Central Coast Mariners assistant Nick Montgomery has seen too many players defy the odds in his long career to write off Usain Bolt's chances in football.

Crows skipper has surgery, defender out  >  AFL

TOM DOEDEE of the Crows contests the ball WILL HAYWARD of the Swans during the AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Adelaide skipper Taylor Walker has undergone surgery on a troublesome foot, while defender Tom Doedee has suffered a broken collarbone.

Postecoglou under the pump in J-League  >  Football

Australia Coach ANGE POSTECOGLOU looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Ange Postecoglou faces a relegation scrap in his first managerial post since stepping down as Socceroos manager last year.

AFL finals could open with MCG foursome  >  AFL

While minor premiers Richmond are guaranteed a home qualifying final, the other three week-one matches in September are up for grabs.

Long wait over for Demons AFL leader Jones  >  AFL

JAKE MELKSHAM of the Demons and Kade Simpson of the Blues compete for the ball during the 2018 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Melbourne Demons at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne forward Jake Melksham says the club's victory over West Coast will go a long way towards building confidence for a deep AFL finals run.

Lineout failure fingered for Wallabies woe  >  Rugby Union

ADAM COLEMAN of the Force and MICHAEL WELLS of the Waratahs compete for the ball in the lineout during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Lock Adam Coleman says Australia's shocking lineout display handed the first Bledisloe Cup Test to New Zealand on a platter.

Broncos' Lodge proud of NRL comeback  >  Rugby League

ANDREW MCCULLOUGH of the Broncos kicks the ball during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Controversial forward Matt Lodge says he is proud of the way he has turned his career and life around at Brisbane since his 2015 New York controversy.

Rabbitohs' Inglis likely to face Canberra  >  Rugby League

GREG INGLIS catches a pass during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Greg Inglis is poised to make his return from a broken thumb in South Sydney's NRL clash with Canberra.