Roy Ward 5:00 PM Front-rowers Pat Leafa and Tim Metcher will both be back for season 2016 while Leafa is now signed until the end of season 2017.
Greg Baum 7:06 PM Since it's bound to crop up sooner rather than later, let's begin with the Watto question. Like Wales, it is a different place to start an Ashes series, but also like Wales, it is always going to be just over there, in the corner of everyone's consciousness. It has been for years. Unlike Welsh, the Watto question leaves no one tongue-tied.
Chris Barrett 6:09 PM The Test captain has laid down a marker ahead of the resuming of hostilities with England, declaring that Australia did not need to sledge "to play tough cricket" and saying the use of controversial send-offs to farewell departing opposition batsmen was unnecessary
Jon Pierik 8:30 PM As pressure builds on James Hird, former Essendon chairman Ray Horsburgh has urged the club to soon make a call on whether to retain their coach for 2016 or begin to look elsewhere.
Sebastian Hassett 11:35 AM Former Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners winger Bernie Ibini has endured the worst imaginable to life with new Belgian club Club Brugge, breaking his fibula in a pre-season training accident.
Ishaan Tharoor 9:35 AM You would hope American soccer authorities would never tweet what the official account of the English national team did.
Adam Pengilly 1:52 PM The explosive cobalt inquiry involving Sam Kavanagh has taken another twist with high-ranking Australian Turf Club official Matt Rudolph issued a show cause notice for allegedly trying to persuade the embattled trainer to give change evidence he had given to stewards.
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.