7:34 AM English Premier League strugglers Sunderland have sacked Adam Johnson in the wake of the midfielder pleading guilty to two child sex offences.
Zac Lowe 8:10 PM Josh Papalii believes Queensland Origin players have a right to feel let down by eight players who broke a curfew.
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has poured cold water on speculation he is positioning himself for a return to the international arena.
Dominic Bossi 5:37 PM It wasn't easy being a Keogh in Perth last April.
Phil Lutton 5:03 PM Australian captain Cameron Smith says he remains open to the concept, while Greg Inglis heads the push for a fresh tradition for the Australian rugby league team.
Brad Walter 4:58 PM St George-Illawarra Dragons coach Paul McGregor called Benji Marshall to a meeting to advise him that rumours linking Cooper Cronk to the club were untrue
Chris Dutton 2:41 PM Albert Anae isn't horsing around when he says he wants to use his first ACT Brumbies season to help launch him back into Australian gold.
9:27 AM Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting line-up that lost their opener to England.
Staff reporters 9:07 PM Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has come out in strong support of the Essendon 34 and in particular Dyson Heppell, describing him as the player he most feels for.
Jon Tuxworth 5:13 PM Canberra golfer Matthew Millar's run of near misses has continued after a couple of late bogeys denied him a chance at victory at the Victorian PGA Championship at Huntingdale Golf Club on Friday.
Zac Lowe 4:45 PM The National Capital Rally will literally stray from the beaten track when it heads to Canberra in May.
Adam Pengilly 5:12 PM Godolphin's late-blooming Golden Slipper squad will be given a stern test up and down the eastern seaboard, but trainer John O'Shea would be just as happy to see a couple of his major group 1 players return how he expects them to in the Apollo Stakes.
Clarke to play for Wests against Randwick Petersham next week.
Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.
The Warriors were facing an early exit until Shaun Johnson arrived.