Brendan McCarthy suspended three months

Trainer Brendan McCarthy has been suspended for three months after pleading guilty to race-day treatment charges.

State of Origin 2015 - Game 1

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27:  Michael Jennings of the Blues is tackled during game one of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on May 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Queensland 11 defeat NSW 10 in the first game of the 2015 NRL State of Origin series.

Queensland's Cooper Cronk snatches Origin victory

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A Cooper Cronk field goal secured Queensland an 11-10 victory in the opening State of Origin match in Sydney. His captain Cameron Smith was named man of the match.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks' Jesse Williams to have kidney surgery

Jesse Williams will undergo surgery this week.

Australian NFL defensive tackle Jesse Williams will undergo surgery this week after being diagnosed with kidney cancer.

Stosur eyes Sharapova in Paris rendezvous

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 25:  Samantha Stosur of Australia celebrates a point during Women's Singles match against Madison Brengle of the United States on day two of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on May 25, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Samantha Stosur has stormed into the third round of the French Open with a crushing straight-sets win over local qualifier Amandine Hesse.

What's in store for Mick Malthouse

Sacked Carlton coach Mick Malthouse won’t reveal what he has planned for the future.

Howzat: Four-day Test cricket sparks serious debate

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Jon Pierik Cricket's top playing committee had a 'significant debate' about the possibility of introducing four-day Test cricket in a bid to preserve the primacy of the traditional format.

Origin fans prepare for 'toughest game' of series

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27:  Blues fans show their support before game one of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on May 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)Click to play video

Former State of Origin player Peter Wynn acknowledges that Wednesday night's Origin opener might be the toughest game of the series - but that doesn't deter him from making a prediction.

FIFA corruption: 2018, 2022 World Cup bids targeted in Swiss probe

FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Michael Lynch, Nick Miller and agencies FIFA insists the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will still go ahead in Russia and Qatar despite a dramatic early morning swoop by Swiss authorities to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them...

FIFA corruption arrests: time to scrub away the stench of sleaze

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Michael Lynch Enough is now surely enough. The stench of sleaze and corruption has hung over world soccer's governing body FIFA for so long, the organisation surely cannot continue in its current form.

Indian superwoman Saina Nehwal lives up to Sachin Tendulkar's faith

Daniel Lane  Such is Saina Nehwal's star power in India, should the world's No.1 female badminton player win the Australian Open in Sydney this week it's likely she'll receive a...

IPL winner Ricky Ponting won't coach NSW or Sydney Sixers

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Jesse Hogan Channel Ten has no fears the sudden availability of the NSW and Sydney Sixers coaching jobs will tempt Ricky Ponting, who has just won the IPL at his first attempt, to abandon his Big Bash League...

FIFA officials arrested in Zurich, Swiss authorities confirm


Six football officials were arrested in Zurich early on Wednesday upon request from US authorities, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars, Swiss authorities said.

Keep the faith Waratahs and you can be back-to-back Super Rugby champions

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Peter FitzSimons After a slow start, the Waratahs are displaying the form that won them the Super Rugby title last season.

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Footy Fix: AFL round nine tips

Rohan Connolly previews the weekend's AFL Indigenous Round, as Richmond and Essendon go head-to-head in the "Dreamtime at the 'G" blockbuster on Saturday night.

Maroons overcome injury concerns

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Greg Inglis and Billy Slater are fighting fit and ready to go for Queensland as they prepare to take on New South Wales at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.

Netball's future depends on more than the scores on the board

NSW Swifts have capped their membership because they have almost outgrown their 4000-seat stadium at Olympic Park.

Liz Ellis In any professional sports league the numbers on the scoreboard aren't the only ones that count. 

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Arrests at FIFA meeting as part of US investigation into corruption

FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt, William K. Rashbaum, Sam Borden Swiss authorities conducted an extraordinary early-morning operation in Zurich on Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption...

Hugh Bowman unharmed after horse reacts badly to being hit with whip

All OK: Hugh Bowman survived a fall at Canterbury, walking away unharmed.

Adam Pengilly Hugh Bowman received a major scare at Canterbury on Wednesday before partnering Queensland Oaks favourite Winx later in the week.

Cleveland Cavaliers into 2015 NBA finals after win over Atlanta Hawks

Matthew Dellavedova holds the trophy after the Cavaliers defeated the Hawks to make it to the NBA finals.

Australian point guard Matthew Dellavedova and his Cleveland Cavaliers will play for their success-starved city's maiden NBA title after sweeping the Atlanta Hawks.