Chris Dutton, Phil Lutton, Tom Decent 9:30 PM Australian rugby great George Smith looms as a potential recruiting target if David Pocock decides to take a 12-month sabbatical from the ACT Brumbies before returning in 2018 and 2019.
Canberra sprint queen Melissa Breen will put her trust in Australian Olympic Games medical staff as she avoids the hype of the Zika virus to focus on her build up to Rio and clinching an A-qualifying time.
Sebastian Hassett While the Western Sydney Wanderers will plead to Football Federation Australia to avoid handing out points deductions or fines for last Saturday's crowd behaviour, the club is determined to stamp out those fans who continue to tarnish the club's image.
Nick Hoult 9:00 AM The World Twenty20 to be held in India next month is mired in rows over venues, terrorism threats towards the Pakistan team which could prevent them taking part, and yet another pay dispute involving the West Indies.
Martin Evans 9:05 AM Adam Johnson, the Sunderland and England footballer, could face more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to two child sex offences involving a 15-year-old girl.
7:56 AM Jamie Vardy has celebrated his updated FIFA player ratings in typically straightforward fashion by slamming his head through his old profile card.
Zac Lowe 5:35 PM In addition to three Paralympic medals, Richard Nicholson can now lay claim to being University of Canberra's second Athlete in Residence.
Zac Lowe A T20 call-up didn't appear to be on the cards for Erin Osborne after she had been left out of Australia's one-day squad for their series against India.
Chris Roots 6:37 PM Racing NSW and Racing Victoria power brokers will meet on Friday in an attempt to work out differences over race times, which caused a significant turnover downturn last weekend.
Patrick Bartley 6:27 PM As the war of words between Victoria and NSW racing bodies continues to simmer over the tighter race schedule for the Caulfield meeting on Saturday, it is hoped a summit meeting on Friday between senior officials from both states may find a solution.
Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.
The Warriors were facing an early exit until Shaun Johnson arrived.