Australia v Sri Lanka: Batting ill-discipline cost us, says Steve Smith

Jon Pierik KANDY: Australian captain Steve Smith has bemoaned his team's lack of batting discipline which has the tourists scrambling for a fresh plan heading into this week's second Test.

German Formula One GP qualifying: Nico Rosberg edges Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany attends a Formula One training session in Hockenheim, Germany, Saturday, July 30, 2016. The German Formula One Grand Prix takes place in Hockenheim on Sunday, July 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Nico Rosberg completed a clean sweep of practice for his home German Formula One Grand Prix by topping the timesheets ahead of Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in Saturday's final session.

John I Dent Cup: Tuggeranong Vikings vs Queanbeyan Whites

Vikings' Sione Taula and Queanbeyan's Sokai Tai in lineup.

The Tuggeranong Vikings take on the Queanbeyan Whites in the semi-final of the John I Dent Cup at Viking Park in Wanniassa.

Capital Football: Canberra Olympic fights back after early scare from Academy

Woden-Weston's Matthew Waters scored the first goal in his team's win against Tuggeranong United.

Canberra Olympic overcame an early shock against CU Academy before joining Cooma on top of the ladder.

Russia and the Rio debacle may be start of the end of the Olympic Games

Peter FitzSimons dinkus

Peter FitzSimons Are we seeing the beginning of the end for the Olympics?

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AFL Round 19: GWS Giants vs Richmond

GWS Giants' Rory Lobb, and Richmonds Alex Rance.

Scenes from Manuka Oval as the GWS Giants take on Richmond in Round 19 of the AFL.

ANZ Championship grand final: Firebirds set for Swifts' netball surprise

Firebirds captain Laura Geitz and Swifts counterpart Kim Green square off in Brisbane before the ANZ Championship grand final.

Firebirds look to make history with back-to-back titles.

Raiders Cup: Queanbeyan vs Woden Valley

Scenes from Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan as the Quenabeyan Blues take on the Woden Valley Rams.

Former sprinter John Steffensen joins Athletics Australia board as a director

New direction: John Steffensen.

Samantha Lane John Steffensen, long considered an enfant terrible of Australian athletics, has joined the national sports federation as a director.

Lord Of The Sky is back to best

Comfortable win: Damien Oliver rides Lord of the Sky at Caulfield.

Patrick Bartley This time last year, sprinter Lord Of The Sky was battling a serious career-ending injury. Twelve months on, the stallion's career was resurrected following his win in Saturday's Bletchingly Stakes...

Canberra Raiders Cup: Woden Valley Rams blow lead and finals hopes against Queanbeyan Blues

Woden Valley Ram, Kahi Harawira charges Luke Branighan.

Ryan de Souza The Woden Valley Rams blew a 16-point lead and their finals hopes on Saturday in Queanbeyan.

ANZ Championship 2016: Romelda Aiken right at home for farewell Firebirds-Swifts grand final

Experienced: Romelda Aiken has added smaller movements to her imposing aerial game.

Linda Pearce One of the ANZ Championship's foundation imports will on Sunday end the competition in a far different place than she started, in all but a geographical sense.

AFL: GWS Giants vs Richmond Tigers talking points

A sea of bright orange flooded Manuka Oval for GWS Giants v Richmond.

James Hall The talking points for the Giants' first win against the Tigers at a sold out Manuka Oval.

Rosehill racing: Esteban turns into find of Sydney winter with Schweppes Handicap win

30072016. Sydney Races. Jockey Rory Hutchings rides Esteban to win race 2, The Schweppes Handicap, during Sydney Racing at Rosehill Gardens racecourse. Photos: Bradleyphotos.com.au

Adam Pengilly It was a couple of months ago connections wondered where it was all going wrong with Esteban. And if they could ever turn it around.

ANZ Championship grand final: NSW Swifts know they need to be perfect to win

Chasing perfection: NSW Swifts captain Kimberlee Green knows that it will take a perfect performance to beat the Queensland Firebirds in the ANZ Championship grand final.

Jamie Marcuson They were close to perfect against the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, but the NSW Swifts know they will need to exceed those lofty heights in their grand final against the Queensland Firebirds on...

Live cricket scores: First Test, day five - Sri Lanka v Australia from Pallekele Stadium

Steven Smith plays a shot as Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal watches on.

Follow full live coverage of the fifth day of the First Test, as Australia require a further 185 runs with seven wickets in hand for victory at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.

Anthony and Saia Fainga'a partner with Empower Rugby to help promote junior girls

Saia and Anthony Fainga'a.

Ryan de Souza Saia Fainga'a is due to rejoin the Brumbies for the 2017 season, but he and his brother Anthony are already making an impact on the game at the junior level.

Australia v Sri Lanka: Time for Test cricket to emerge from the dark ages

Jon Pierik Cricket has dragged itself into the modern era in many ways in recent years but when it comes to lighting, it can still have a tendency to live in the dark ages.