A document demonstrates cricket's missed opportunity to be on the Olympic programme in Rio de Janeiro and at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Boomers centre and NBA championship winner was in particularly fine form on the eve of Australia's first group game against France on Friday.
The two teams will play three times in 12 days, and a fourth if they both make the final of the tri-series with the West Indies.
Australia are on the brink of poaching one of their own back from the old enemy, with discussions about bringing the successful Yorkshire coach home at an advanced level.
More than three years after the last of his three Tests the NSW all-rounder is back in the Australian set-up as the world No.1 team banks on seam bowling to account for Sri Lanka in their own backyard this winter.
The excesses of Diamond's lifestyle have been no secret to those on the shooting scene.
If the task in Rio sounds like a huge weight on the shoulders of the lightweight from Laurieton, near Port Macquarie, then she isn't treating it like one.
John Wylie, the chairman of the Australian Sports Commission, has written to national associations and professional clubs across the country imploring board directors to follow new guidelines to help insulate their organisations from the growing risks of match fixing and doping.
There is a sense of deja vu at Cricket Australia headquarters in Melbourne about the apparent intransigence of the South Africans.
South African players' opposition to playing in a day-night Test has complicated plans for two pink-ball internationals to be played next season.