Teams

Mark Bresciano summoned by Socceroos

Veteran playmaker Mark Bresciano will replace injured Sydney FC midfielder Terry Antonis for friendlies against Belgium and Saudi Arabia.

Australia could lose No.1 ODI ranking

Australia captain George Bailey (right) concedes defeat to South Africa captain A B deVilliers during their match in the one-day international tri-series.

The No.1 ranking in ODI cricket goes on the line next week in Harare, with Australia desperate to avoid being dethroned by South Africa in another format.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young grateful for time at Philadelphia 76ers

On the move: Minnesota recruit Thaddues Young takes a shot for Philadelphia last season.

Marc Narducci Thaddeus Young is very happy about his new home in Minnesota, while also being appreciative of his time at his old one.

FFA Cup rekindles interest in the little teams, and it's only getting bigger

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill What an unbridled success the FFA Cup has been.

Quality not quantity the key for football's touring teams

Michael Cockerill It's easy to be cynical about the All-Stars game. It's better to be careful. While no one can honestly suggest Sunday night's showcase at Homebush Bay between the best of the A-League and Italian...

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World Cup

It's raining goals at the Cup as teams feel the heat - and Postecoglou forecasts more

After each nation's opening game, there have been 49 goals in 16 matches.

Cricket

Shane Warne, Gary Kirsten advise teams before Test series decider

Shane Warne

Contrasting cricketing figures Gary Kirsten and Shane Warne provided valuable advice to their respective national sides before the Test series decider in Cape Town started on Saturday.

Basketball

New teams will breathe life back into basketball

Tom Greer

Tom Greer Just two seasons ago NBL teams were folding and many players were unsure if the league would remain alive.

Basketball

Canberra SEABL teams fall to Victorian heavyweights

Sarah McAppion.

Jon Tuxworth Sarah McAppion’s stint with Canberra's SEABL side has her primed for increased WNBL minutes next season.

Football

Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain among nine European teams under fairplay scrutiny

Manchester CIty

Nine clubs remain at risk of punishment for over-spending under UEFA's financial fairplay rules, the European governing body announced Friday.

Cricket

Ryan Harris on the radar of BBL teams

Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Big Bash teams are sniffing around Test hero Ryan Harris, who is yet to re-sign with Brisbane Heat. 

Jesse Hogan

Australia and England: the likely teams

A view inside the Australian dressing room at Trent Bridge ahead of the First Test.

Jesse Hogan The likely teams for Australia and England ahead of the third Ashes clash at Perth.

Cricket

Road trips a killer for touring Test cricket teams

Chris Barrett dinkus

Chris Barrett The last calendar year was a graveyard for touring nations, spelling out just how challenging Australia's next assignment promises to be.

Soccer

National teams must be prioritised over clubs

Ange Postecoglou.

Ange Postecoglou The opportunity to represent your country at any level is something every young player aspires to.

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Soccer

Socceroo Carl Valeri could switch teams in bid to make World Cup

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri is on the verge of breathing life into his World Cup ambitions with a mid-season transfer.

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne to lead Lord's teams

Sachin Tendulkar

English cricket fans are set to get one more chance to see Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in action at Lord's after the pair were confirmed as captains for a match marking the ground's 200th...

Soccer

Socceroos have drawn Spain and other top teams in their World Cup group

See you in June: Ange Postecoglou and Spain's Vincente del Bosque.

Michael Lynch Even without facing Brazil, the challenge has been thrown down to the Socceroos.

Soccer

How the A-League teams are shaping up

A-League.

Michael Lynch Michael Lynch runs the rule over the clubs in 2013-14 and predicts that Victory coach Ange Postecoglou and his Adelaide counterpart Josep Gombau might be facing off in the finale.

Cricket

Dilshan could be target of BBL teams

Tillakaratne Dilshan comforts his wife, Manjula Thilini, after she broke down when he announced his retirement from Test cricket in Colombo.

Jesse Hogan Tillakaratne Dilshan has re-emerged as a Big Bash League target.

Basketball

NBL goal is to double the teams

Nate Tomlinson of the Melbourne Tigers drives to the basket during the game against the Perth Wildcats on Sunday.

Roy Ward New NBL chief executive believes league has potential to double in size in next five seasons.