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New Zealand Rugby League names new CEO

A long-time rugby union chief will have the job of rebuilding New Zealand Rugby League's culture in the wake of player defections, cocaine scandals and poor performances.

Pat Cash previews the French Open

With his larrikin persona and classically beautiful serve-and-volley game, Pat Cash was one of Australia’s favourite sportsmen.

Amazon commits to NFL, as Prime price surges

Amazon.com Inc has reportedly agreed to fork out $65 million a year to renew its streaming deal with the NFL for Thursday night fixtures, while at the same time announcing a price hike to its subscription service.

Winx: The world’s best racehorse

There's nothing left to prove for the champion mare, but a win tomorrow will see her equal Black Caviar's record of 25-straight victories.

Sponsors deserting Australian cricket in droves

Brand partners are quickly distancing themselves from Cricket Australia, and players Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, as the commercial toll of the ball-tampering scandal becomes clearer.

Former captains aren’t buying three-man brain trust

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland says the investigation has cleared everyone but Smith, Warner and Bancroft of any involvement in the ball-tampering scandal, but a host of big-name former stars have rejected the outcome.

Protests over ‘Pyongyang Olympics’

Anti-North Korea demonstrators gathered outside Seonhak International Ice Rink on Sunday to protest the formation of a joint Korea ice hockey team, which they see as bowing to pressure from Kim Jong-un.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs eyes NFL ownership

With Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to sell his stake at season's end, Diddy has thrown his hat in the ring, saying it is time the NFL had an African-American majority owner.

Russia banned from Winter Olympics

A 17-month doping investigation has turned up enough evidence to blanket ban the Russians from competing in next year's Olympics in South Korea.

Mourning as Matt Callander passes

One of Australia's best loved executives has sadly passed away after an inspirational fight with the "worst brain cancer you can get".

Australian Open heading to Melbourne

The Victorian Government has dealt NSW a blow, taking the Emirates Australian Open from Sydney to the Sandbelt in 2020 and 2022. It will also be looking to secure long-term rights after 2023.