Lee Gaskin 12:51 PM Raiders chief executive Don Furner is adamant Gold Coast Titans recruit Aidan Sezer will honour his contract with Canberra despite Daly Cherry-Evans electing to stay at Manly.
Gordon Rayner and Claire Newell 8:18 AM Russia and Qatar's hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments were thrown into doubt after Sepp Blatter was finally forced to relinquish his iron grip on the sport.
Phil Lutton 4:02 PM Far from the coup de grace for a battling rugby league franchise, this could be the making of the Gold Coast Titans.
Phil Lutton 3:39 PM Gold Coast chief executive Graham Annesley said he was 'disillusioned' with the decision of Daly Cherry-Evans to back out of his deal to join the club next season, while coach Neil Henry said the move had left his recruitment strategy in tatters.
12:52 PM Australia have started the Under-20s rugby world championship with a hard-fought victory over Samoa that included skipper Andrew Kellaway setting a try-scoring record.
12:44 AM Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has defended his decision to select South Africa-born pair Josh Strauss and WP Nel in his 46-man squad for a World Cup training camp.
Jesse Hogan 3:29 PM Victoria has announced coaching panels for the upcoming season, naming former Western Australia coach Lachlan Stevens and Southern Stars great Karen Rolton.
2:13 PM England captain Alastair Cook insists his side can regain the Ashes but says it must improve quickly after being held to a 1-1 Test series draw by New Zealand.
Sebastian Hassett 4:12 PM For those believing the resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter means the game's governing body will automatically clean up its act and - as many Australians hope - trigger a re-vote for hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, think again.
Jason Dasey 3:38 PM Just as Indonesia received its devastating ban from FIFA last weekend, Liverpool legend John Barnes was being mobbed by young fans as he conducted a kids' coaching clinic in suburban Jakarta.
2:20 PM Ainlsie midfielder Liam Griffiths' has been named the round 8 NEAFL Rising Star.
Patrick Bartley 2:11 PM Potential Melbourne Cup and spring hopefuls stabled out of Victoria for the first time will come under a national out of competition testing regime.
Defending champion was the only major casualty of the fourth-round stage at the French Open.
Arsenal romped to a 4-0 win over Aston Villa to lift the FA Cup.
Brisbane provisionally move to the top of the ladder after 24-12 win.