Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has slammed Cricket Australia's stance in the ongoing pay scrap.
Australian cricket fans have every right to feel filthy about the ongoing pay scrap, but Shane Watson says the public know unemployed players are being fair and reasonable.
The Australian Cricketers' Association is preparing for about 230 players to become unemployed, declaring it's highly improbable the sport's bitter pay conflict will be resolved this week.
A long-standing ankle injury will ensure Sydney ruckman Kurt Tippett spends at least another week in AFL exile.
Misfiring Sydney ruckman Kurt Tippett is feeling fitter and playing better but the dumped star won't be given any special treatment in his battle for an AFL recall.
As the annual cliche has it, this is the closest AFL season ever, the competition has never been so even and there's no such thing as easybeats.