Stathi Paxinos and Daniel Cherny 3:03 PM Essendon great Tim Watson no longer feels anger towards James Hird and believes he should coach as long as his players are "prepared to stand up and play for him".
9:37 AM Former Australia and Samoa international Reni Maitua has been given the all-clear to fly to England to take up his contract with Featherstone.
Ian McCullough 9:28 AM NSW coach Laurie Daley has identified three potential replacements for fullback Jarryd Hayne in this year's State of Origin series.
Daniel Schofield 9:14 AM English club Northampton have stood down George North for their Champions Cup quarter-final against Clermont Auvergne after the winger suffered a third concussion in the space of eight weeks. The Wales star is consulting a neurosurgeon to assess whether he can play again this season.
10:05 AM World Cup-winning coach Darren Lehmann has defended wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's behaviour against New Zealand in the World Cup final last Sunday and admitted Australia planned a "really aggressive" approach to the match.
Ranga Sirilal 8:43 AM Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara should reconsider his decision to retire from limited overs cricket and continue for another year, the country's sports minister said on Wednesday.
Jason Dasey 1:08 AM Returning from retirement for a third time, 72-year-old M. Karathu is easily the Malaysia Super League's oldest head coach. Inspired more by Ron Greenwood than Jose Mourinho, his time-honoured methods have made Perak FA one of the MSL teams to beat this season.
1:03 AM China's Wanda Group have acquired a 20 per cent stake in La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, worth a reported 44.98 million euros ($A63 million).
7:17 PM The region will attract more than 80 PGA Australia professionals this month, with Canberra, Goulburn and Queanbeyan to host a pro-am series over nine days.
David Polkinghorne 3:02 PM Will Canberra bring home the inaugural NSW Country Championship?
Adam Pengilly 10:55 AM Lewis Ferguson amazingly walked away from a spectacular fall in a Wincanton jumps race in Europe overnight after flipping twice from his mount as it attempted to negotiate the final hurdle.
Chris Roots 12:08 AM Melbourne trainer Mick Price doesn't take anything about the first day of The Championships for granted and his assessment of his horses heading to Randwick on Saturday was interesting.
The Canberra Raiders clash with the Sydney Rooster in Sydney in round four of the NRL
A friendly rugby match between the Silver Foxes and the Australian Defence Force Old Boys at Bungendore.
Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium
Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval
The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.