Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz is hoping injured import star Johan Absalonsen could at least be on the bench for next Tuesday's FFA Cup final away to Sydney FC.
Test paceman Mitchell Starc has joined a select club - and sent an ominous warning to England ahead of the Ashes - claiming his second hat-trick of the match to bowl NSW to a 171-run victory over Western Australia at Sydney's Hurstville Oval yesterday.
New Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Josep Gombau has pledged to play attacking football and build something big at the A-League club.
Speculation Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is set to attract a big-money offer from a Chinese club has sparked a call for loyalty.
The quest for just the second Constellation Cup clean sweep and a more complete performance will drive Australia in the final match of the series in Sydney on Saturday.
Greater Western Sydney will be confronted by a seething cauldron of yellow and black when they take on Richmond at the MCG.