The Wallabies may have to do without one returning son but another is still very much in the mix.
He is a former teammate and the first rider in whom a teary Cadel Evans confided about a fractured elbow that might have cost him Tour de France victory in 2010.
Bardonecchia: The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team may not have a rider vying for overall victory or a top place in the Giro d'Italia that ends on Sunday.
An early morning text message from a friend in Australia is believed to have sparked the Twitter tirade from David Warner that has resulted in the opener being reported by Cricket Australia for an alleged breach of the body's code of behaviour.
Cooper was out of the 25. The process that led to that point has been a few years in the making.
Robbie Deans has asked five-eighth Quade Cooper to be more "assertive" in attack as well as defence before he selects him to play against the British and Irish Lions in Brisbane next month.
Warriors players have received a dressing down after some were seen on television smiling and laughing at full time in Saturday night's record 62-6 loss to Penrith.
Newcastle ended a two-game losing streak and reclaimed fourth rung on the NRL ladder with a 44-8 thrashing of Canterbury at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
It used to be a given that Cronulla would struggle without Paul Gallen.
Josh Kennedy believes Sydney belong in the top four but acknowledges the reigning premiers need to start collecting some decent scalps 2013; starting Friday night against a resurgent Collingwood.
Builder David Borthwick, 29, who is still taking liquid food through a straw after his savage attack in ...