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.
5:39 PM Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has poured cold water on speculation he is positioning himself for a return to the international arena.
1:11 PM Josh Hazlewood has starred as Australia rolled New Zealand for 183 on day one of the first Test in Wellington.
Dean Jones 1:30 PM Cricket will miss Brendon McCullum. It's a shame he couldn't have at least played the World Twenty20 tournament.
2:55 PM Title-winning coach Kevin Muscat says he's noticed a lift in training intensity as his Victory side prepares for their Melbourne derby clash with crosstown title rivals Melbourne City.
1:23 PM North Queensland hooker Ray Thompson will undergo surgery on Friday night after suffering a fractured ankle at Indigenous All Stars training in Brisbane.
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.
Zac Lowe 8:11 PM Aiden Blizzard is trying to keep the Comets positive after the side copped a belting against NSW this week.
Adam Pengilly 2:45 PM Murray Baker is like that lucky bloke who staggers out of the party last, looting the leftover booze and leaving a trail of worse-for-wear bodies behind him. He has fronted up at the next party and has similar plans to leave his rivals lamenting his invitation with Turn Me Loose.
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.