The Swans have named Jarrad McVeigh and Callum Mills for the AFL grand final, while the Western Bulldogs are unchanged.
Sefa Naivalu has been named on an extended Wallabies bench and could make his debut in the Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in Pretoria.
Jordan Rapana and Joseph Tapine are among the players added to the Kiwis training squad following breakthrough NRL campaigns with the Canberra Raiders.
Former rugby league star Anthony Mundine has urged NRL and AFL players to boycott the Australian anthem at this weekend's grand finals.
Australian midfielder Tom Rogic laid off an assist as Celtic held Manchester City to a 3-3 draw in their European Champions League meeting.
The Western Bulldogs' troops are emerging in good shape for Saturday's AFL grand final; and Will McCloy has the rest of the day'e headlines in the Lowdown.
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Sydney confront the Western Bulldogs in what looms as an entertaining AFL grand final.
Sydney will look for another fast start in Saturday's AFL grand final after successive early blitzes of Adelaide and Geelong.
The Adelaide Crows say they won't comment on rumours that Carlton star Bryce Gibbs wants to be traded to the South Australian club.
Ricky Stuart was one of many NRL coaches who promised - and ultimately failed - to take Cronulla to the promised land.
Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has ruled out Joseph Paulo from the NRL grand final, but won't reveal if Sam Tagataese will return in place of Luke Capewell.
Melbourne hooker Cameron Smith hasn't ruled out playing on into the 2019 NRL season.
Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says new import striker Bobo offers more than the clinical finishing of his predecessor Marc Janko.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has said he is committed to the Premier League club but has reiterated his belief that managing England is the ultimate job.
After Sam Allardyce's sacking, England caretaker manager Gareth Southgate is confident his familiarity with the players will help him adapt quickly to the role.
Perth Glory's off-season recruitment shows Kenny Lowe means business in an A-League season loaded with even higher quality across the board.
Six of the top things we would like to see happen as the Bulldogs try to break their premiership drought in the big game against the Swans.
Injured fullback Billy Slater came close to playing in the Storm's grand final but is still making an impact on the NRL club.
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
Former Australian Test cricketer Max Walker has died at age 68.