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.
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.
Phil Lutton 5:29 PM The ramifications of Daly Cherry-Evans' backing out of his deal with the Gold Coast Titans could stretch beyond his NRL club career, with fresh questions to be raised over his place in the Maroons Origin side for game two of the series.
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.
12:44 AM Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has defended his decision to select South Africa-born pair Josh Strauss and WP Nel in his 46-man squad for a World Cup training camp.
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.
2:13 PM England captain Alastair Cook insists his side can regain the Ashes but says it must improve quickly after being held to a 1-1 Test series draw by New Zealand.
Michael Cockerill 5:49 PM Real change in FIFA would result in the Asian Football Confederation being split in two.
Sebastian Hassett 5:46 PM For those believing the resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter means the game's governing body will clean up its act and - as many Australians hope - trigger a re-vote for hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, think again.
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.