The returning Saint who’s all grown up

AFTER a year away from St Kilda, Jake Carlisle is a changed man, according to a teammate, and is primed to reassert his influence on the AFL in 2017. [Read entire story]

Allen Iverson making NBA comeback… sort of

HALL of fame guard Allen Iverson is one of many retired stars who are set to make an NBA comeback... kind of. [Read entire story]

Coaching greats on Cheika’s ‘gutsy’ call

ON the surface it looks like Michael Cheika has prioritised winning the grand slam over Sunday’s Test against France, but two World Cup-winning coaches have backed the decision. [Read entire story]

NBA Wrap: Towns wins battle of budding bigs

KARL-Anthony Towns won the battle of the budding big-men, while James Harden dropped a triple-double in a Rockets win. [Read entire story]

Stat that pushes Indian spinner ahead of greats

RAVICHANDRAN Ashwin has catapulted past some of Test cricket’s greatest ever players after his man-of-the-match performance against New Zealand. [Read entire story]

Live ODI: Australia v South Africa

SOUTH Africa is chasing a “mental edge” over Australia in the fifth and final one-day international as the host nation eyes a whitewash. Follow live! [Read entire story]

Move that could be the making of Kyrgios

NICK Kyrgios’ rivals should be worried after a significant change he believes has taken his game to a whole new level. [Read entire story]

The $95 million NFL ‘disaster’

THE Houston Texans took a punt by signing Brock Osweiler to a mega contract without even meeting him. They probably have a bad case of buyer’s remorse right now. [Read entire story]

Live: Warner cuts loose in South Africa

DAVID Warner and Aaron Finch got Australia off to a flying start in the must-win third one-dayer against South Africa in Durban. GET LIVE UPDATES! [Read entire story]

Ricciardo’s verdict on ‘Budgie Nine’ arrest

THE so-called “Budgie Nine” are facing prison sentences in Malaysia after stripping down to their underwear, and Daniel Ricciardo has a message for them. [Read entire story]

NRL odd couple in Dally M double

THEY couldn’t be more different: the hulking Jason Taumalolo and the diminutive Cooper Cronk. But they were the same as they tied for the Dally M crown. FULL WRAP UP OF LEAGUE’S NIGHT OF NIGHTS. [Read entire story]

‘It was an error of judgment on my behalf’

SAM Allardyce has held his hands up after his career as England manager came to an end following controversial comments made to undercover reporters. [Read entire story]

Folau worth more than just tries to Wallabies

WALLABIES superstar Israel Folau is only one game away from igniting back into top form, according to playmaker Bernard Foley. [Read entire story]

How Dangerfield celebrated Brownlow win

‘LONG, hard and late.’ That’s how newly crowned Brownlow Medallist Patrick Dangerfield summed up his night of nights as he fronted the media just six hours after the partying ended. [Read entire story]

Papalii backs teammate in battle of hookers

JOSH Hodgson’s head-to-head battle with Cameron Smith is set to light up AAMI Park. Star back-rower Josh Papalii has backed his Raiders teammate to match the Queensland hooker. [Read entire story]

NFL Wrap: AP injured in win over Packers

IT was a week of big plays, feisty rematches, upsets, shootouts and Aussies on fire. Catch all the latest from week two of the NFL in the wrap! [Read entire story]

Why Genia is the key to Bledisloe success

WILL Genia hasn’t played a game of rugby in months, has no cartilage left in his knee and hasn’t played with Bernard Foley since November. Despite all this, he could be the key to Bledisloe success. [Read entire story]

Green’s ultimatum to star Cowboys pair

NORTH Queensland coach Paul Green has issued an ultimatum to two of his club’s best players as NRL finals approach. Media Watch! [Read entire story]

‘X-factor’ Quade’s new Wallabies role

THE Wallabies are without bench weapon Kurtley Beale. And mercurial playmaker Quade Cooper appears next in line for the all-important ‘finishers’ job. [Read entire story]

The Izzy ploy the Wallabies must use

ISRAEL Folau hasn’t been able to transfer his Super Rugby try-scoring feats into the Test arena in recent times. This is the Folau tactic the Wallabies must use. [Read entire story]

The changing face of Parramatta

THE Eels are missing a host of stars from the last time they played Brisbane but Brad Arthur says he won’t accept less than a sterling effort in the rematch with Brisbane. [Read entire story]

Palmer makes it 35 for Power

JESSE Palmer will play his first AFL game on Saturday - and become the 35th player to represent Port Adelaide this season. [Read entire story]

Olympics terror plot foiled with arrests

BRAZILIAN police have arrested members of a group who had allegedly declared loyalty to ISIS and planned terrorist attacks during the Rio Olympics. [Read entire story]

Haumono launches protest after knockout loss

SOLOMON Haumono’s team has launched an official protest about the referee’s count that saw him stopped by Joseph Parker on Thursday night. [Read entire story]

Olympic golf rocked as Day joins Rio exodus

GOLF’S Olympic return is in tatters after Australian world No.1 and gold medal favourite Jason Day became the latest big name to withdraw over health fears. [Read entire story]

Dogs tempted to unleash Johannisen

THE Western Bulldogs are tempted to abort Jason Johannisen’s planned VFL return and instead unleash the damaging defender against Sydney on Saturday. [Read entire story]

Lendl, Murray resume partnership

ANDY Murray and Ivan Lendl have revived their player-coach partnership on the eve of the British grasscourt season. [Read entire story]

Suns ‘froze’ in thrilling loss to Tigers

GOLD Coast coach Rodney Eade says his side has to be more ruthless after admitting some players “froze” in a 17-point loss to Richmond that he labelled as one that got away. [Read entire story]

Serena’s smashing stand against sexism

WOULD you be brave/stupid enough to yell sexist abuse at Serena Williams while she had a tennis racquet in her hand? This guy was: [Read entire story]

24 things you don’t know about Euro 2016

WITH Euro 2016 kicking off on Saturday morning AEST, here’s 24 facts that will make you the expert of your mates about the tournament in France. [Read entire story]

New clubs, TV deal for Aussie netball

NETBALLERS across the globe will be scouted for the new and cashed-up Australian competition to start next year - but NZ’s Test players are off limits [Read entire story]

Masur’s French Open preview: ‘Kyrgios is coming’

IT hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Aussie men but there’s good reason to be excited about Roland Garros this year, writes Wally Masur. [Read entire story]

Fever a title favourite, says Swifts coach

NSW Swifts coach Rob Wright has endorsed the West Coast Fever as one of two title favourites ahead of the WA side’s biggest test of the season on Sunday. [Read entire story]

Freo big man’s forward thinking

DOCKERS ruckman Jon Griffin is confident he can thrive in an increased forward role against Carlton in Zac Clarke’s return. [Read entire story]