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.
12:00 PM North Queensland have confirmed they have re-signed coach Paul Green for another three NRL seasons.
11:36 AM St George Illawarra captain Ben Creagh will spend another year at the club he joined as a local junior after re-signing with the Dragons until the end of 2016.
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.
Georgina Robinson 10:10 PM The Waratahs say they have no trouble with the crackdown on dangerous tackles - they just want the laws applied consistently.
Julian Guyer 8:55 AM New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has praised his side's resilience after they bounced back from a heavy defeat to square their Test series with England.
Brendan McArdle 7:13 PM From the intoxicating atmosphere of the MCG on World Cup Final Day two months ago, to tiny Dominica in front of two men and a dog in the Caribbean : what a contrast for eight of the Australians who will be taking the field against the West Indies.
Pam MacLean 11:53 AM FIFA's global corruption scandal spread to a California court case where soccer moms seeking to protect youths from head injuries challenged the credibility of the sport's governing body.
Nick O'Malley 11:34 AM When Ron Fischetti, one of New York's best-known trial lawyers, read the New York Times story about the FBI's FIFA investigation, he knew at once what was going on.
Adam Pengilly 5:02 PM Tony Gollan knows Temple Of Boom - the trainer's first ever group 1 winner - owes him absolutely nothing. But the rest of Queensland will be relying on the old stager in the $2 million Stradbroke Handicap.
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.