Fears over safety, and not just seeking a fairer balance between bat and ball, have cricket officials considering reducing bat sizes.
Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.
Australian vice-captain David Warner expects the second Test won't be decided until the shadows of day five as the state of the WACA pitch and the need to roll New Zealand's batting "rock" makes life challenging.
He hasn't touched a drop in quite a while, but time might be up, Warner said after his big innings at the WACA.
Former Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has revealed he lost "all confidence" two years ago, but is now in prime condition to challenge incumbent Peter Nevill.
Bill Lawry encapsulated what many in the sporting and commentary world felt upon hearing of the passing of Richie Benaud, the voice of summer.
Serena Williams hopes her burning desire to win the Australian Open helps her to a banish four years of disappointment and claim a record sixth title in Melbourne.
Sam Stosur says heightened media focus has not been the entire reason for her modest Australian Open outings, as she tries to recover from a poor start to the year.
New National Basketball League chairman Graeme Wade says a second Melbourne-based franchise remains "on the drawing board", as the league looks to make several key decisions to ensure its long-term viability.
Victoria Police has revealed it is keen to strengthen anti-corruption and intelligence-gathering measures with the AFL, having announced tougher information-sharing measures with Racing Victoria.
Richie Benaud, the doyen of cricket commentary, will return to work at Channel Nine on Friday for the first time since he was seriously hurt in a car crash.