The weekend's Super Netball fixtures are under a cloud as players contemplate strike action over a feud with Netball Australia which centres on a legend of South Australian netball.
The AFL has resisted calls to delay this year's grand final to a twilight start, with the showpiece game to begin with a traditional 2pm bounce, SA time.
A tearful Jason Day has withdrawn from the World Golf Championships-Match Play midround in Texas, with the Australian citing illness to his mother.
The injury-hit Crows will face a similarly-depleted Greater Western Sydney outfit to kick off their season, with five senior Giants players unavailable for the Round One clash.
The Matildas have lost 1-0 to Sweden in a below-par showing to begin their Algarve Cup campaign in Portugal.
Australian rules football's iconic centre bounce to commence play is detrimental to officiating the game, says AFL umpires coach Hayden Kennedy.