Cameron Smith will have to overcome the fallout from Alex McKinnon's criticism and perform in Origin III after Queensland veteran Corey Parker described his captain as being "affected" by McKinnon's comments.
Chris Barrett 9:56 AM The senior all-rounder's bowling looks to have him in front of Mitchell Marsh for the first Test while the Victorian quick is forcing selectors into another tough choice..
Chris Barrett 5:47 AM Unable to combat Mitchell Johnson in that stunning summer 18 months ago, the old enemy have sent in one of their big hitters.
Emma Quayle 7:38 PM Scott Camporeale's immediate priorities are to take care of his players and continue to push the plan put in place by Phil Walsh.
Ishaan Tharoor 9:35 AM You would hope American soccer authorities would never tweet what the official account of the English national team did.
8:51 AM The man who questioned Qatar's suitability to host the World Cup has been banned by FIFA's ethics committee for seven years, with the details behind the suspension not yet released.
Michael Lynch 5:09 PM Racing Victoria stewards will probe the now world-famous sandwich spat between Pakenham Racing club chief Michael Hodge and Torquay-based trainer Bryce Stanaway.
Hooker receives the nod ahead of incumbent skipper Michael Hooper, who has been named vice-captain along with Adam Ashley-Cooper.
USA claim the 2015 Women's World Cup with an emphatic 5-2 win over reigning champions Japan, including a brilliant long-range strike from Carli Lloyd to secure a first-half hat-trick.
Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett will be back for round 15, but the Swans have lost Gary Rohan to a hamstring strain.
The West Belconnen Warriors take on the Gungahlin Bulls on a frosty Canberra day in local first grade rugby league.
The Monaro Panthers take on Tuggeranong United at Riverside Stadium in the Canberra National Premier League.
Sporting events across Australia pause to pay tribute to Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, as fans gather at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday afternoon.
The Saints pull off a stunning 110-point thrashing of Essendon in Jobe Watson's 200th game.
Steve Matai and Jorge Taufua form a lethal left edge combination for the Sea Eagles, while Daly Cherry-Evans bags a try just days after being dropped from Origin.
After announcing his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket, Ryan Harris insists he has no regrets from his career.