A tearful Jason Day has withdrawn from the World Golf Championships-Match Play midround in Texas, with the Australian citing illness to his mother.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.
Australian rules football's iconic centre bounce to commence play is detrimental to officiating the game, says AFL umpires coach Hayden Kennedy.
Batsman Matt Renshaw has no experience in India but believes his height will be an asset against the home side's highly-rated spinners.
Carlton star Bryce Gibbs' aborted bid to join the Crows in the AFL off-season has not cost him his place in Carlton's leadership group.
Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy admits he considered stepping down as skipper to usher in a younger leadership regime at the AFL premiers.