Melbourne Victory's international attackers Marco Rojas and James Troisi have fired the A-League side into the last four of the FFA Cup.
South Africa have suffered a huge blow with skipper AB de Villiers ruled out of home ODIs and away Test series against Australia due to an elbow injury.
Sydney are desperate to avoid a repeat of the 2014 AFL grand final, when they were favourites to win but suffered an embarrassingly lopsided loss to Hawthorn.
Paul Gallen says he's had no falling out with long-time Origin foe Cameron Smith ahead of the NRL grand final between Cronulla and Melbourne.
Western Bulldogs forward Jake Stringer says it's still sinking in to be playing in Saturday's AFL grand final after a stint in the seconds.
Melbourne assistant coach Jason Ryles says criticism of the Storm, and their captain Cameron Smith, happens every NRL finals campaign.
Grand finals and State of Origin games could be worth more than 100 judiciary points in a proposal to be put in front of the ARL Commission next month.
Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has been named the AFL Coaches Association senior coach of the year for a second consecutive season.
Western Bulldogs ruckman Jordan Roughead and defender Matt Suckling must pass fitness tests to play in the grand final.
Melbourne have delisted three senior players, including former club captain Jack Grimes.
Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy still has a big role to play in his side's grand final preparation despite his season-ending injury.
Kurt Gidley once won an NRL premiership ring despite not playing in the decider, so he's eager to win a Super League equivalent with Warrington next month.
Jamal Idris is set to join the Tigers on a one-season deal for the 2017 NRL season according to reports.
Cronulla forward Sam Tagataese expects to play the NRL grand final and has been named on an extended bench.
Michael Ennis has put the niggle aside as he chases Cronulla's maiden premiership title.
Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona's Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach as he remains sidelined with a groin injury.
Australian midfielder Tom Rogic could be in line for a starting role when Celtic face Manchester City in Wednesday's Champions League match.
A penalty in injury time has earned Canberra Olympic a 1-0 win over Green Gully and a spot in the FFA Cup semi-finals.
Whether the Storm win or lose on Sunday, Brad Fittler says Craig Bellamy's coaching excellence lifted to another level in 2016.
Tadhg Kennelly gives us his tips for this weekend's preliminary finals, which begin tonight with the Cats taking on the Swans at the MCG
Brad Fittler says a Cronulla premiership would do more than just prove Jack Gibson wrong.
A Bulldog plays his best and a GWS forward his worst in the biggest game of their careers in this week's AFL heroes and goats.