Ben Simmons has again been snubbed by NBA All-Stars selectors, missing out to Andre Drummond to replace the injured guard John Wall.
A disappointed Torah Bright will watch from afar as Australia undertakes its most promising Winter Olympics campaign at the PyeongChang Games.
The AFL career of Harley Bennell is once again hanging in the balance after the trouble-plagued midfielder was allegedly involved in a nightclub altercation with security staff.
Australian opener Beth Mooney smashed the first century in women's Twenty20 internationals in her country, but counterpart Danielle Wyatt hit the second as England claimed a stunning victory in the Ashes finale.
Australian captain Rachael Haynes has criticised her side's effort but stopped short of blaming their loss in the second women's Ashes Twenty20 on complacency after having already retained the urn.
Speculation Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is set to attract a big-money offer from a Chinese club has sparked a call for loyalty.