Stathi Paxinos and Daniel Cherny 3:03 PM Essendon great Tim Watson no longer feels anger towards James Hird and believes he should coach as long as his players are "prepared to stand up and play for him".
Roy Ward 6:43 PM Melbourne Rebels expect a top-class clash when Queensland Reds come to town on Good Friday.
Rupert Guinness 6:15 PM The Australian Rugby Union is confident its new policy allowing select players to take overseas sabbaticals will help retain talent in the long term, but they are also concerned it could see some burn out as they pursue back-to-back seasons without enough rest in between.
Ruma Paul 12:48 AM Dhaka, Bangladesh: The International Cricket Council (ICC) was left red-faced on Wednesday when its president Mustafa Kamal resigned claiming he was snubbed at the presentation ceremony after Sunday's World Cup final in Melbourne.
Jesse Hogan 10:21 PM Ian Holland's reputation rose another notch on Wednesday night as he took out the Jack Ryder Medal as player of the season.
Jason Dasey 1:08 AM Returning from retirement for a third time, 72-year-old M. Karathu is easily the Malaysia Super League's oldest head coach. Inspired more by Ron Greenwood than Jose Mourinho, his time-honoured methods have made Perak FA one of the MSL teams to beat this season.
1:03 AM China's Wanda Group have acquired a 20 per cent stake in La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, worth a reported 44.98 million euros ($A63 million).
7:17 PM The region will attract more than 80 PGA Australia professionals this month, with Canberra, Goulburn and Queanbeyan to host a pro-am series over nine days.
David Polkinghorne 3:02 PM Will Canberra bring home the inaugural NSW Country Championship?
Chris Roots 12:08 AM Melbourne trainer Mick Price doesn't take anything about the first day of The Championships for granted and his assessment of his horses heading to Randwick on Saturday was interesting.
Adam Pengilly 12:07 AM Jonathon Wood will celebrate his birthday at Randwick on Saturday as the part owner of Royal Descent after winning the Own A Champion competition.
The Canberra Raiders clash with the Sydney Rooster in Sydney in round four of the NRL
A friendly rugby match between the Silver Foxes and the Australian Defence Force Old Boys at Bungendore.
Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium
Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval
The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.