Studs Up: A-League salary cap could be scrapped

THE A-League’s $2.65 million-dollar salary cap could be abolished, potentially paving the way for big pay hikes for local players and an influx of overseas stars. [Read entire story]

Roar happy under the radar

BRISBANE defender Jack Hingert says the Roar are happy to avoid the hype as they quietly go about their business of winning a fourth A-League championship. [Read entire story]

Renegades snare Windes spin-king Narine

THE Melbourne Renegades have announced they’ve replaced Chris Gayle with fellow West Indian Sunil Narine as their second import player. [Read entire story]

Smith to ‘stamp authority on his team’

AUSTRALIAN skipper Steve Smith says the unprecedented rebuild now in front of him is his chance to make a name for himself as captain. [Read entire story]

‘Lollygate’: Faf du Plessis charged by ICC

SOUTH African captain Faf du Plessis is facing suspension from the third Test match in Adelaide after being charged with ball tampering by the ICC. [Read entire story]

Faf Du Plessis charged by ICC after minty scandal

South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis has been charged by the ICC after footage appeared to show him using a mint to help shine the ball in the second innings of the Proteas’ commanding win over Australia [Read entire story]

South Africa captain charged for ball tampering

THE ICC has confirmed it has charged South Africa captain Faf du Plessis after video footage showed him shining the ball with the aid of a lolly. [Read entire story]

New Zealand Breakers vs Illawarra Hawks: NBL live scores, blog

Kirk Penney plays his first game against his old club in Friday night NBL when the in-form New Zealand Breakers host the inconsistent Illawarra Hawks at the North Shore Events Centre. Join The Roar for live scores and [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]

Ultimate guide to the Four Nations final

THE biggest rugby league international match of the year is upon us — the final of the 2016 Four Nations tournament. Here’s your ultimate guide to the clash. [Read entire story]

Boyd backs golden run to continue

DARIUS Boyd’s unbeaten streak has stretched to 21 matches and he’s keen to add to it yet again in the Four Nations final. [Read entire story]

Casualty Ward: Reds, Gunners dealt huge blows

EPL fans have a habit of sweating whenever an international break takes over, and there are some major injury concerns as stars return from playing for their country. [Read entire story]

Maroon moan: What is Brisbane Roar thinking?

QUEENSLAND proudly wears maroon when battling NSW in State of Origin. But does this jersey have a place in the A-League? [Read entire story]

How Reds star was scouted, signed via video game

PAPER TALK: He’s one of the players setting the Premier League alight, but if it wasn’t for Football Manager we might not have heard of him. [Read entire story]

Injury curse: Striker’s record breaking return bid

A-LEAGUE Insider: Melbourne City striker Corey Gameiro explains the dark places he’s had to rise from after three knee reconstructions, at 23 years of age. [Read entire story]

The brave call Popa needs to make to save season

WESTERN Sydney already sit 12 points behind city rivals Sydney FC and have clear problems to fix. There’s a call MARK BOSNICH feels can turn the tide immediately. [Read entire story]

The innovation to fasttrack A-League youth

THERE’S been a cry for more youth to get a chance in Australian football, and this innovative idea is a way one A-League boss feels it could happen. [Read entire story]

Live: Kennards Hire Rally Australia, Day 1

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Day 1 of the 2016 Kennards Hire Rally Australia at Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. [Read entire story]

Kiwi plots hard landing for Seb

KIWI driver Hayden Paddon was literally breathing down the neck of world rally champion Sebastien Ogier on Thursday. [Read entire story]

The Moto3 rookies that herald a new era

SIXTEEN years old and racing a motorbike at world championship level. Raul Fernandez is one of a crop of rookies whose birthdate will make you feel really, really old ... [Read entire story]

‘Close to seriously damaging our brand’

HIDDEN behind Max Verstappen’s impeccable drive in Brazil was a damaging situation F1 official’s narrowly dodged, writes Martin Brundle. [Read entire story]

Watch: 25 years since the end of an F1 era

VIDEO: FOR all the purists that decry electronics’ influence of the modern F1 car — Ayrton Senna’s 1991 Australian GP pole lap is for you. [Read entire story]

Davison: Qualifying crucial under NZ format

SUPERCARS heads across the ditch to its last permanent circuit of the year, where Will Davison expects the race format to make qualifying crucial. [Read entire story]

We can make history: Fornaroli

MELBOURNE City captain Bruno Fornaroli has never lifted a trophy but with his side within sight of its first silverware, is daring to dream of FFA Cup glory. [Read entire story]

Brattan’s loving life in different City

RECALLED Socceroo Luke Brattan says he is finally playing with a smile on his face again after sitting on the sideline for 12 months after joining Manchester City. [Read entire story]

Brett Deledio requests trade to GWS from Richmond

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Richie McCaw: ‘Failure lifted my game’ says former All Blacks captain

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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]

The unanswered question on Bathurst protest

COLUMN: IT’S been a whirlwind few days for Will Davison, who explains what it’s like to win the Bathurst 1000 — and poses a hypothetical about the protest. [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]

Group B rivals leapfrog Socceroos with win

THE 1-1 with Japan may have been seen as a good result for the Socceroos, but Ange Postecoglou’s men have now lost the lead in Group B following overnight action. [Read entire story]