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Live: Roos v Hawks

Rough and ready: Jarryd Roughead at Arden Street on Sunday.

Big-time footy makes its long-awaited return to Arden Street as North Melbourne take on Hawthorn.

Brumbies hold their heads highest despite Crusaders loss

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 25: Rory Arnold of the Brumbies is tackled by Ryan Crotty of the Crusaders during ...

The best Australian effort of the weekend came in a losing effort in Christchurch. That may reflect a sad reduction in our expectations of Australian sides with talent now spread too thin over five sides, but it is true.

Former Wallaby, All Black caught in cocaine bust

In hot water: James O'Connor has reportedly been arrested.

Reports coming out of France late on Saturday night claim former Queensland Reds and Wallabies back James O'Connor and former All Blacks lock Ali Williams have been placed in custody in Paris following an arrest by plain-clothed police officers who allege the pair were attempting to purchase an illicit substance.

Concussion settlement cost NFL $1.3 billion

Former NFL football player Kevin Turner suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease from American football-related head injuries.

With James McManus launching proceedings against the Newcastle Knights for breaching his duty of care with regard to concussions, rugby league is entering similar waters that the NFL has sailed.

Australian Turf Club rocked by horse cruelty scandal

Horses, including Cabriole, were used last year in a shoot for <i>Australia's Next Top Model</i>.

The Australian Turf Club is engulfed in a major drugging scandal after its mounted security division was shut down amid claims that ex-raceshorses were abused and routinely sedated to fulfil lucrative commercial work.