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Key battles to decide Test series decider  >  Cricket

There will be a handful of battles within the battle in Dharamsala, where Australia are facing India in a Test series decider.

Weitering again shows his AFL potential  >  AFL

Carlton coach Brenton Bolton expects to be asked often whether they intend to play Jacob Weitering forward or back.

Phoenix plead for international breaks  >  Football

Wellington Phoenix amplify their demands to the FFA that it introduces an international window to the A-League.

Socceroos bullied on the ball: Jedinak  >  Football

The Socceroos are usually strong on the ball and in the air but skipper Mile Jedinak concedes they lost the physical battle against Iraq.

Bring on pace and bounce: India's Pujara  >  Cricket

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says his side are capable of trumping Australia on any sort of pitch produced for the Test series decider.

Warriors pack must produce more: Kearney  >  Rugby League

Warriors boss Stephen Kearney admits his side has "stuttered" in its early NRL travails and hasn't yet produced the goods up front.

Unbeaten Crusaders demand better start  >  Rugby Union

Coach Scott Robertson is enjoying the fighting qualities shown by his Crusaders but he wants to see a better start against the Western Force.

Socceroos player ratings against Iraq  >  Football

How each Socceroos player fared in Thursday's World Cup qualifier with Iraq in Tehran.

India fly in cover for Kohli: report  >  Cricket

Uncapped batsman Shreyas Iyer is set to join India's Test squad as cover for injured captain Virat Kohli, according to multiple reports

Hamilton wants Mercedes F1 challengers  >  Motor Sports

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he hopes other teams can challenge him in the fresh Formula One season.

Martin, Tigers beat Blues in AFL opener  >  AFL

Carlton's pre-game banner cheekily took aim at Dustin Martin, but their players were powerless to stop him.

Brumbies try to boost not so Super NZ run  >  Rugby Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has revealed the club made improving its poor record against New Zealand opposition a key pre-season goal.

Cooper made me reach next level: McIntyre  >  Rugby Union

Queensland Reds' Jake McIntyre is confident of stepping up in Quade Cooper's absence, saying the Wallabies No.10 has helped his game reach the next level.

Giants vow to overcome Green's absence  >  Other Sports

The Giants will need to overcome the loss of decorated captain and midcourter Kimberlee Green (ACL) if they're to defeat the Melbourne Vixens on Saturday night.

W Bulldogs axe Smith for AFL season-opener  >  AFL

Western Bulldogs forward Clay Smith can count himself desperately unlucky to have been left out of the reigning premiers' AFL season-opener against Collingwood.

Brisbane to mark McCullough milestone  >  Rugby League

Brisbane hope to honour hooker Andrew McCullough's 200th NRL game with a win in Friday night's home clash with Canberra.

Boyd unsure whether Hess is Origin ready  >  Rugby League

Queensland fullback Darius Boyd admits he is unsure whether young backrower Coen Hess is ready for State of Origin.

Keary beats Souths and their mental demons  >  Rugby League

Sydney Roosters halfback Luke Keary says he has moved on from his fallout with South Sydney, after starring to defeat his old NRL club on Thursday night.

Bunnies eye tighter NRL attack  >  Rugby League

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire will ask for a more disciplined attack after his side struggled to compete early in their NRL loss to the Sydney Roosters.

Hazlewood impressed by Cummins' comeback  >  Cricket

Paceman Josh Hazlewood says he was stunned to see how much pace and bounce teammate Pat Cummins generated on his Test comeback.

Taylor must win mental battle: Bennett  >  Rugby League

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says David Taylor's best footy lies ahead of him if the controversial Canberra forward can win his "mental battle".

Bennett praises Brisbane's 1-2 NRL start  >  Rugby League

Brisbane may be on the verge of an unwanted record but coach Wayne Bennett says he only has admiration for his team after their 1-2 NRL season start.

Blues pack ready to step up: Umaga  >  Rugby Union

Blues coach Tana Umaga says his forwards will have to be at their best when they tackle the Bulls in their fifth-round Super Rugby clash.

Socceroos struggle to fourth draw in a row  >  Football

Australia has fought out their fourth consecutive World Cup qualifying draw, a scrappy 1-1 draw with Iraq in Tehran.

Socceroos WC qualifying state of play  >  Football

Where things sit for the Socceroos on the road to Russia 2018 after Thursday night's 1-1 draw against Iraq in Tehran.