David Polkinghorne Ryan Ruffels also starts Aussie Open well.
Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors batter Claire Koski will be reunited with teammate Erin Osborne in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League after signing with the Sydney Thunder.
Jesse Hogan The extent to which Australia's leaders are desperate for Shaun Marsh to succeed is reflected in the reshuffling of the batting order to accommodate him, with Steve Smith returning to No.
Matt Murnane Adam Scott stared down another first-round freefall at the Australian Open, but ultimately left stronger for having done so, and will now look to make his charge.
Superstars Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott upstaged by little known Australian Lincoln Tighe who leads the Australian Open with a five under 66 opening round.
All Blacks and Broncos legend Brad Thorn takes up a new coaching role with the Queensland Reds, saying he is "happy to help out" if called on to play.
Newcastle may have exceeded expectations this season, but they still need to improve their dismal home record.
On the eve of the first day-night Test, Australian captain Steve Smith says he is excited to be part of history.
Andrew Wu Steve Smith is backing Mitchell Starc to become Australia's new pace spearhead in the wake of Mitchell Johnson's retiremen
Adam Pengilly Lincoln Tighe looked at Wednesday's Pro-Am draw and agreed he didn't deserve a spot in the field. So he went for a pre-tournament weights workout and returned the next day to take a surprise...
The Black Caps are desperate to finish the three-Test series against Australia on a high, by winning the first day-night Test.
Jesse Hogan As Brendon McCullum's three-year tenure as Test captain winds towards an end, maybe even at the end of this summer, he is still driven to extend the unbeaten streak that demands his New Zealand team...
The cricketing community will pay tribute to Phillip Hughes on day one of the Adelaide Test, a year on from the freak accident at the SCG which claimed the 26-year-old batsman's life.
Western Australia coach Justin Langer insists last week's war-of-words with Victoria have been put to bed as the two teams prepare to slug it out again for a valuable Sheffield Shield win.
Malcolm Knox The modern cricketer is so thoroughly drilled, that the sudden intrusion of a rogue factor - in this case a pink ball - can so discombobulate the mind.
Dominic Bossi It was never the way Paul Izzo imagined his first regular spot in the A-League would come about but following the abrupt departure of Liam Reddy from Central Coast Mariners, the youngster is out to...
Chris Roots James McDonald might be the retained jockey at Godolphin but for punters his combination with premier trainer Chris Waller has become lethal this season.
David Polkinghorne Capital Cash meetings brought in to anticipate country NSW prizemoney increases.
South Africa collapsed like a house of cards against the Indian spinners on the second morning of the third test on Thursday to be all out for 79 in their first innings.
Linda Pearce If Sam Stosur was preparing to join Lleyton Hewitt in retirement, the 2011 US Open champion would be leaving Australian women's tennis in a parlous state.