Aaron Finch has been axed as Australia's Twenty20 captain on the eve of the World Twenty20, with Steve Smith to replace him.
The simmering tension between Australia and New Zealand boiled over after the controversial dismissal of Mitchell Marsh sealed a rare one-day series loss for the world champions and sewed the seeds for a fiery Test battle.
The writing was on the wall for Aaron Finch three weeks ago, but his axing as captain so close to a major tournament is further proof the national T20 side remains a distant third in priorities for Cricket Australia.
It is just as well for Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip that he remains committed to the team's attacking philosophy.
Two of Sydney's five foreign players will miss out on the Asian Champions League but none will know their fate until deadline day
Jon Tuxworth 7:18 PM Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says Edrick Lee has his "full support" after his Queensland Origin ban.
Sam Burgess' second-coming at South Sydney has been pushed back another week with the Rabbitohs set to rest the dual international for this weekend's Charity Shield.
David Polkinghorne 6:04 PM Brumbies fullback Aidan Toua says their attack will step up a notch with big names coming in.
The AFL was forced to pour in more than $2 million in additional funding for the Gold Coast Suns in 2015 to cover a bigger than expected financial loss.
The 10 Victorian-based AFL clubs managed to cut their debt levels but financial losses increased in 2015, and tougher trading conditions could impact their fiscal performances this year.
David Polkinghorne 7:30 PM Canberra greyhound race caller Kel O'Rourke says the actions of a few are giving the rest of the industry a bad name.
David Polkinghorne 7:16 PM After 15 years with Cricket ACT, Meteors coach decides to get some work-life balance.
Racing seems to roll from one drama to the next. Even before the cobalt chapter is finished there is another drug fiasco, with a number of horses returning positive swabs to the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen – the common human painkiller Nurofen.
Japanese group 1 winners Isla Bonita and Logotype, the former a previous champion three-year-old colt, will spearhead the international contingent for The Championships at Randwick in April.
Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.
The Warriors were facing an early exit until Shaun Johnson arrived.