Australia batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the rest of the second Ashes test against England at Lord’s due to delayed concussion, Cricket Australia said on Sunday.
Australia paceman Pat Cummins wants to play all five matches in the Ashes series and is looking forward to rejoining the fray in his first test at Lord’s on Wednesday.
Promising young Australia prop Taniela Tupou has signed a four-year contract extension that will keep him with the Wallabies and Queensland Reds until after the 2023 World Cup.
Australia given themselves a huge boost ahead of the World Cup when they stunned a New Zealand side, reduced to 14 men for half the match, 47-26 in a thrilling Rugby Championship test in Perth on Saturday.
England’s pacemen made early inroads to remove Australia’s top three and restrict the tourists to 83-3 in the opening session of the first Ashes test at a raucous Edgbaston on Thursday.
Australia’s peak anti-doping authority has defended its use of “confidentiality agreements” to suppress details of doping cases amid a storm of criticism over the handling of swimmer Shayna Jack’s failed drug test.
Swimming Australia insisted Sunday it followed the rules in dealing with a failed drug test by relay world-record holder Shayna Jack, rejecting claims it wasn’t transparent about the “embarrassing” result.
The hosts of Australian television’s popular and long-running MasterChef cookoff have walked out of the kitchen en masse amid a dispute over pay.
Springboks Prop forward Lizo Gqoboka believes that their opening Rugby Championships victory over Australia was the cherry on top having come off the bench to make his debut at the Emirates Airline Park this past weekend.
New Zealand stunned Australia 52-51 in an exhilarating final on Sunday to dethrone the champions and claim their first netball World Cup title in 16 years.