Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber moved into the third round of the US Open and is still seeking to unseat Serena Williams as world No.1.
As we prepare for finals we now have a weekend without footy, and we want to know: is it a good idea to have a breather?
Reaching their first AFL finals is a dream come true for the foundation players at Greater Western Sydney, after battling through the tough early years.
Gold Coast's Ryan James says he's not bothered by keyboard warriors who label him dirty as he aims to lift the Titans to a long-awaited NRL finals appearance.
Adelaide veteran Richard Douglas says the Crows' track record against the best teams in the AFL shows they have every chance of winning the flag.
Geelong coach Chris Scott and Hawks counterpart Alastair Clarkson agree a round-one clash between the clubs isn't much of a form guide ahead of the AFL finals.
Melbourne's Jesse Bromwich says a one-game ban will allow fellow forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona to freshen up before the NRL finals.
A virus sweeping through the Wests Tigers has claimed skipper Aaron Woods and fellow veteran Dene Halatau early this week.
The NRL has hit back at claims not enough prizemoney is given to high-finishing teams at the end of the NRL season.
Canterbury coach Des Hasler insists his side is still capable of gathering momentum for an NRL finals charge despite two straight losses.
The head of the Player Agents Association, Steve Gillis, fears a number of NRL stars could be left uncontracted if the salary cap for 2018 isn't set soon.
Adelaide choked against the West Coast Eagles with a top-two finish on the ladder in sight, says former Swan Tadhg Kennelly.
Richmond forward Ty Vickery could be on the move to Hawthorn after reportedly being offered a long-term contract by the AFL club.
Impressive Sydney AFL youngster Isaac Heeney is feeling fresh heading into the finals after coming through a draining mid-season slump.
Caroline Wozniacki staged a remarkable comeback to come from 4-0 down in the opening set to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 6-4 at the US Open.
Milos Raonic will have to wait a little longer for grand slam success, he has been knocked out of the US Open by American qualifier Ryan Harrison.
Australian wildcard James Duckworth is lamenting an opportunity lost following his gallant second-round US Open loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Adelaide's forwards flop under pressure, the Hawks looking shaky and other things we learned from round 23.
North Melbourne's disastrous handling of Brent Harvey last week has left them with no hope of progressing past the first week of the finals.
Former Sydney Swan Tadhg Kennelly says West Coast cannot make the Grand Final without sidelined star Nic Naitanui.