BRAD Haddin credits his second coming as an Australian cricketer to the perspective offered by his daughter's battle against cancer.
THE NRL has refused to register the contract of Newcastle recruit Russell Packer in the wake of a late-night incident that led to the prop facing assault charges.
ENGLAND will hope a docile Adelaide Oval pitch proves to be their saviour with Australia making the most of their good fortune to score 9(dec)-570 on Friday.
COLLINGWOOD defender Harry O'Brien has thrown a challenge to AFL commentators by reverting to his birth name.
ESSENDON'S year from hell continued on Friday, with the Bombers hit with a $20,000 fine for breaking AFL player rules.