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Bulldogs not living in AFL past  >  Other Sports

Luke Beveridge says selecting his first side of 2017 has involved difficult conversations with last year's flag-winning team.

Saints dismiss AFL dominance over Demons  >  Other Sports

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says the Demons will have improved since last season and will challenge their long winning-streak in round one of the AFL.

Raiders to ice poor NRL record in Brisbane  >  Rugby League

Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker says the players have turned to cryotherapy and ice baths to counter their five-day turnaround to face the Broncos.

Faumuina returns for Blues against Bulls  >  Rugby Union

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina is poised to make his return from injury for the Blues in their fifth-round Super Rugby match against the Bulls.

Highlanders duo back to face Brumbies  >  Rugby Union

Highlanders lock Alex Ainley and winger Patrick Osborne will return from injury for their side's Super Rugby clash with the Brumbies on Saturday.

Ash Barty upsets Bouchard at Miami Open  >  Tennis

Australian Ashleigh Barty has beaten Canada's Eugenie Bouchard in the first round of the Miami Open.

Day exits WGC event due to mum's illness  >  Golf

Australian Jason Day has withdrawn from the World Golf Championships-Match Play, to be with his mother as she battles lung cancer.

Thompson out early in Miami Open tennis  >  Tennis

Australia's Jordan Thompson has suffered his second straight round-one exit after losing to Yoshihito Nishioka at the Miami Open.

Leishman running hot at WGC-Match Play  >  Golf

Australian Marc Leishman has disposed of Englishman Lee Westwood with a 3 and 2 victory at the first round of the WGC-Match Play in Austin, Texas.

Todd to remain in New Zealand until 2018  >  Rugby Union

All Blacks and Crusaders flanker Matt Todd has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby to the end of 2018.

Wallaby Kimlin helps French police probe  >  Rugby Union

Former Wallaby forward Peter Kimlin has denied reports he was arrested and instead says he's helping a French police investigation into a rape allegation.

Aussies to rock India with pace: Johnson  >  Cricket

Former Australia quick Mitchell Johnson says India would be feeling 'nervous' about the prospect of facing the tourists on a pace-friendly pitch.

Handscomb keen to build on epic stonewall  >  Cricket

Umpire Ian Gould and Peter Handscomb were upbeat Virat Kohli would accept a draw late on day five of the third Test, but India's skipper wasn't interested.

Iraq better than results show: Postecoglou  >  Football

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Thursday night's World Cup qualifying opponents Iraq are far more lethal than what recent results would suggest.

Sydney's deep defence has Smith excited  >  AFL

Veteran Sydney defender Nick Smith is confident the next wave of Swans defenders will be ready when some of the current crop move into midfield this season.

Families unsettled by SANZAAR uncertainty  >  Rugby Union

Western Force veteran Matt Hodgson says he's frustrated and annoyed that no decision has been made on the future of the Super Rugby competition.

Richmond banking on improved AFL start  >  AFL

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is confident he's made the right tweaks to his side ahead of Thursday's AFL season-opener against Carlton at the MCG.

Segeyaro declares himself ready for Sharks  >  Rugby League

Cronulla signing James Segeyaro has put his hand up for NRL selection this weekend despite only officially joining the club this week.

Aussies focused on win, not what it means  >  Cricket

Australia are on the cusp of achieving what would be the side's most significant win in some time, but that won't be a burden according to Peter Handscomb.

Sea Eagles look to rectify home NRL record  >  Rugby League

Manly are one loss away from their worst losing streak at home since Des Hasler's first season in charge as head coach back in 2004.

Red Bull pair may test F1 friendship  >  Motor Sports

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen are one of the best driver pairings in Formula One but they know 2017 could see their budding bromance tested.

Woods' decision depends on new NRL coach  >  Rugby League

Aaron Woods says he won't decide on his next contract until the Wests Tigers appoint a replacement for sacked coach Jason Taylor.

Folau to excel at fullback again: Waratahs  >  Rugby Union

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson is confident dual international Daryl Gibson will emerge a more supreme player after being reverted to fullback in Super Rugby.

Ex-ASADA boss defends Eagles' 2006 title  >  AFL

Former ASADA boss Richard Ings says no West Coast player returned a positive test for any substance during their 2006 AFL premiership success.

Florent to make AFL debut for Swans  >  AFL

Sydney's first-round AFL draft pick Oliver Florent will make his debut in the Swans' season opener against Port Adelaide at the SCG on Saturday.