7:01 AM Samantha Stosur has stormed into the third round of the French Open with a crushing straight-sets win over local qualifier Amandine Hesse.
Jesse Hogan 7:59 PM The absence of Chris Gayle from the West Indies' looming series with Australia is set to be replicated for Australia's home summer, with his Big Bash League duties expected to take precedence over the Boxing Day and New Year's Tests.
Michael Lynch 7:57 PM Football Federation Australia chief Frank Lowy was on Thursday night flying into the eye of a FIFA storm in the wake of several high profile arrests as allegations of bribery, fraud and corruption threaten to once again rake over the coals of Australia's failed bid for the 2022 World Cup and shine the spotlight on how minnow Qatar, a nation with no football history, managed to secure the right to stage the biggest sporting show on earth.
Dominic Bossi 7:32 PM Australian soccer presenter Les Murray says FIFA cannot rid itself of corruption under the guidance of president Sepp Blatter and has called for his removal for the health of the sport.
Matthew Elder 6:18 PM Tuggeranong coach Nicole Bowles has downplayed her team's only loss of the ACT netball season last weekend with the minor premiers to welcome back some of their winning cobinations for Friday night's grand final qualifier.
John Holloway 3:54 PM Pierro and All Too Hard excited racegoers with three stirring battles on the track in 2012 and they continued the rivalry at the National Weanling Sale at the Magic Millions Sales complex on Sunday and Monday.
A Cooper Cronk field goal secured Queensland an 11-10 victory in the opening State of Origin match.
The Brumbies run in four tries to secure a bonus point victory in Johannesburg.
The ACT Brumbies take on the Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park in South Africa.
Scenes from the National Capital Rally in the ACT as part of the National Rally Championship.
The Cronulla Sharks come from behind to defeat the Titans 23-22.