Victorian bowler Scott 'Barrel' Boland picks up plaudits after dropping weight

Jesse Hogan The only member of Victoria's Matador Cup squad yet to have represented or at least toured with Australia, Scott Boland, is nevertheless transforming himself into an integral part of the team.

FIFA likely to decide by next week on crisis meeting

In the cold: Sepp Blatter has been stood down by FIFA.

FIFA's executive committee is likely to decide next week whether to hold an emergency meeting following the suspension of president Sepp Blatter, a spokesperson said on Friday.

Ten-man Melbourne Victory held goalless by Adelaide United

Sergio Cirio of Adelaide United attempts to get past two Victory defenders during Friday's match.

Michael Lynch Just over two weeks ago Melbourne Victory put Adelaide United to the sword in the FFA Cup. But  an A League match against the same opponent with points at stake is a different affair.

Bathurst 1000: Chaz Mostert's huge crash

BATHURST, NEW SOUTH WALES - OCTOBER 09:  The car of Chaz Mostert driver of the #6 Pepsi Max Crew PRA Ford FG X Falcon can be seen on the circuit after he crashed out during qualifying which has been cancelled for the Bathurst 1000, which is race 25 of the V8 Supercars Championship at Mount Panorama on October 9, 2015 in Bathurst, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)Click to play video

Defending Bathurst 1000 champion Chaz Mostert crashes his car in spectacular fashion on Mount Panorama.

Barcelona back Argentina superstar Lionel Messi in tax fraud case

Barcelona star Lionel Messi will have to stand trial on tax fraud charges.

Barcelona have given their full backing to Lionel Messi in the Argentina forward's tax fraud case and vowed to fight "external decisions" they say are unfairly targeting the club.

Race day: the best five bets

Tim Habel Tips to guide the punter who is looking for a mild flutter at Saturday's races.

Football's turn to emulate Canberra Capitals and make stand against homophobia

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Jon Tuxworth Which football team will have the courage to follow the Canberra Capitals' lead in wearing rainbow jerseys?

Swifts star Sharni Layton out to grab new slot in Diamonds line-up

Already one of the world's best goalkeepers, Sharni Layton is eyeing another role for Australia's netball Test series against New Zealand this month.

Todd Blanchfield dominates in return to Townsville

Roy Ward Melbourne United opened the NBL season with a 99-84 win over Townsville Crocs on Friday night.

Live A-League scores: Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory

Besart Berisha

It's the second match of the 2015-2016 A-League season. Traditional rivals Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory clash at the Adelaide Oval.

There will be no real reform of FIFA while Sepp Blatter is president

Darren Kane

Darren Kane Sepp Blatter's control of FIFA proves the saying that the fish rots from the head.

Only one problem with North Queensland Cowboys' NRL grand final win

Peter FitzSimons dinkus.

Peter FitzSimons Bravo, one more time to the Cowboys. As far as I can see, the only thing they need to lift their game on – and this is URGENT – is nicknames.

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Bathurst 1000: Chaz Mostert breaks leg in horror crash

Chaz Mostert's car after he crashed out during qualifying.

Mark Fogarty Bathurst 1000 champion Chaz Mostert will not get to defend his title after suffering severe injuries in a huge qualifying crash at Mount Panorama on Friday.

Canberra Cavalry sign Minnesota Twins closer Aaron Thompson

Pitching in: Minnesota Twins closer Aaron Thompson is the Canberra Cavalry's first Major League signing.

David Polkinghorne Can Canberra's major leaguer return them to the ABL championship series?


ACT Meteors duo Sara McGlashan and Lea Tahuhu make immediate impact on WNCL

On fire: New Zealand imports Sara McGlashan, left, and Lea Tahuhu were in fine form against Tasmania.

Kyle Mackey-Laws The ACT Meteors two key summer signings have wasted no time in producing the goods.

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension, New York Times reports

Still hanging around: FIFA President Joseph Blatter holds the Word Cup trophy.

Sepp Blatter has filed an official appeal against his suspension from soccer by FIFA's ethics committee, the New York Times reported.

Presidents Cup 2015: Internationals rally to claw back Americans

The underdog Internationals team have staged a great fightback against the Americans on the second day of golf's Presidents Cup contest in South Korea.

Central Coast Mariners use the Moneyball theory to survive the A-League

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill What do the Oakland A's and Central Coast Mariners have in common?

Graveyard factor may be offset by stronger Sydney form lines

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Max Presnell Press Statement, with a horror barrier, and Kermadec will attempt to buck the Caulfield graveyard factor on Saturday for visitors making their debut on the circuit.

Bathurst 1000: Chaz Mostert airlifted to hospital after crash during qualifying

Conscious and breathing: Chaz Mostert.

Defending Bathurst 1000 champion Chaz Mostert has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg and fractured wrist after a spectacular crash that has suspended qualifying until Saturday.