It's that one-and-only night on the AFL calendar. No, the Brownlow Medal count hasn't been delayed a couple of months. It's draft night. The big occasion when the 18 clubs make vital decisions about new personnel .... decisions that can eventually result in premierships.
Former Australian player Craig Fitzgibbon has rejoined the Kangaroos ranks after being added to Tim Sheens’ coaching staff.
Raiders chief executive Don Furner says the club will fight to block any moves by Channel Nine to scrap fixed scheduling and says Canberra hopes to receive future compensation for a lack of free-to-air coverage.
Australia basketball legend Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills couldn't be blamed if he leaves star-studded San Antonio for bigger money elsewhere, despite the Spurs entering the NBA play-offs as championship favourites.
Penrith have released Tim Grant from the final two years of his contract, allowing the prop to join South Sydney next year.
The Bulldogs became the first club in history to win three consecutive one-point games after a dramatic come-from-behind 15-14 win over South Sydney on Friday at ANZ Stadium.
So far this preparation It’s A Dundeel, dynamic on his day, has lacked a certain thrust, but is ready to produce his best at Randwick on Saturday, according to jockey James McDonald.
The late, great Detroit Pistons coach Chuck Daly always said his favourite time of the basketball year was the play-offs. While the pressure may rise, Daly said he could at least guarantee all of his players would, to use modern jargon, ‘‘lock in’’ and fully commit, having, at times, eased their way through what is an overly long regular season.
While Wayne Carey has called for Travis Cloke to be ''stronger upstairs'', the Collingwood forward’s likely opponent on Saturday says he was unlikely to have a relaxing sleep heading into the intriguing clash.
Cronulla captain Paul Gallen could make a shock early return against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday.