Lee Gaskin 5:26 PM Raiders chief executive Don Furner is adamant Gold Coast Titans recruit Aidan Sezer will honour his contract with Canberra despite Daly Cherry-Evans electing to stay at Manly.
Gordon Rayner and Claire Newell 9:08 AM Russia and Qatar's hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments were thrown into doubt after Sepp Blatter was finally forced to relinquish his iron grip on the sport.
Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko 6:19 PM Daly Cherry-Evans is on top of the rugby league world with eight-year deal.
Roy Ward 5:39 PM Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says both Storm and Panthers have their problems doing into their NRL game on Saturday night.
David Polkinghorne 6:20 PM David Pocock says former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes' indigenous war dance is "great for sport and great for Australia" but he has no plans for any try celebrations of his own against his old Super Rugby club.
12:52 PM Australia have started the Under-20s rugby world championship with a hard-fought victory over Samoa that included skipper Andrew Kellaway setting a try-scoring record.
Jesse Hogan 3:29 PM Victoria has announced coaching panels for the upcoming season, naming former Western Australia coach Lachlan Stevens and Southern Stars great Karen Rolton.
Chris Barrett 6:00 PM Cricket Australia will this summer introduce an updated policy on concussion across all matches sanctioned by the governing body that will replicate the action taken in the Caribbean when Chris Rogers was the victim of a head knock in the lead-up to the first Test.
5:59 PM Mitch Clark is set to miss Geelong's crunch clash with Essendon on Saturday night due to a calf injury.
Greg Baum 6:17 PM The new broom sweeping through FIFA is bound to re-enliven speculation about whether Australia might yet get to host the 2022 World Cup.
Sebastian Hassett 6:16 PM The resignation of Sepp Blatter as FIFA president was met with euphoria across Australia - none more so than by FFA chairman Frank Lowy, who hailed the news as a "watershed" moment.
Lee Gaskin 5:33 PM He managed partnerships with the AFL at Manuka Oval, but former Cricket ACT chief Mark Vergano will now be helping rugby league in the battle for grassroots supremacy.
Zac Lawrence 5:33 PM An upgrade to Phillip Oval can further boost the region's cricket levels, Cricket ACT boss Cameron French says.
Adam Pengilly 5:47 PM The Stradbroke Handicap picture became no clearer after a barrier draw which only confused punters as two trainers who gave the race a shake last year declared it one of the most open renewals in years.
Patrick Bartley 2:11 PM Potential Melbourne Cup and spring hopefuls stabled out of Victoria for the first time will come under a national out of competition testing regime.
Defending champion was the only major casualty of the fourth-round stage at the French Open.
Arsenal romped to a 4-0 win over Aston Villa to lift the FA Cup.
Brisbane provisionally move to the top of the ladder after 24-12 win.