A truncated format of Australian rules football is being developed by the AFL, after the success of Twenty20 cricket's Big Bash League.
Adam Gilchrist has broken ranks with past and present players by supporting Cricket Australia's pay offer, labelling it fair.
South Australian Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers has pulled out of July's world swimming championships and is to undergo surgery for a heart condition.
The AFLW's best player, Erin Phillips, has re-signed with premiers Adelaide for next season.
The AFL will immediately act to crack down on the jumper punch, rather than wait until the season's end.
John Coates says the Australian Olympic Committee's strong financial position under his presidency could put the country in the frame to host another Games.