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2019 AFL Round 1 Preview - CARLTON v RICHMOND  >  AFL

Trent Cotchin

Racing and Sports will provide analysis of games in the 2019 AFL Season.

AFL round one preview panel  >  AFL

A preview panel for the 2019 AFL season opener between Carlton and Richmond.

Frizell underestimated NRL testicle knock  >  Rugby League

TYSON FRIZELL of Australia makes a run during the International Test match between Tonga and Australia at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tyson Frizell could return from a ruptured testicle in two weeks for St George Illawarra, after not realising at first how bad his NRL injury was.

Sharks secure future with blue-chip deal  >  Rugby League

Cronulla's future in the NRL appears secure after selling off their remaining interest in the Woolooware Bay Town Centre development for $40 million.

Lucas feeling at home in Reds' Rugby No.10  >  Rugby Union

ISAAC LUCAS of Reds is tackled during the Super Rugby match between Sunwolves and Reds at Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground in Tokyo, Japan.

Incumbent Reds' No.10 Isaac Lucas isn't planning on relinquishing his spot after the 20-year-old forced his way into Brad Thorn's starting side.

Lions defender to miss AFL season start  >  AFL

BRANDON STARCEVICH of the Lions is pressured by the defence during the round 23 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the West Coast Eagles at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane Lions defender Brandon Starcevich has been ruled out for the first eight weeks of the 2019 AFL season after undergoing hamstring surgery.

Sunwolves facing Super Rugby axe: reports  >  Rugby Union

The Tokyo-based Sunwolves are reportedly facing the cut from Super Rugby after just three years in the competition.

Braileys thrive with NRL brotherly bond  >  Rugby League

JAYDEN BRAILEY of the Sharks is tackled during the NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Cronulla Sharks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Jayden and Blayke Brailey are relishing the chance to play together at Cronulla for now, but the question is for how long can they fight over the same position?

Wingard's calf could delay Hawks AFL debut  >  AFL

CHAD WINGARD of the Power celebrates a goal during the AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Star Hawthorn recruit Chad Wingard says he won't rush his problematic calf and may be forced to miss AFL round two.

Hogan's mental wellbeing paramount: Lyon  >  AFL

ROSS LYON, Senior Coach of the Dockers, addresses the players at the three quarter time break during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Richmond Tigers at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says the Dockers are being led by their medical staff's advice regarding troubled spearhead Jesse Hogan.

Seebohm to skip national swimming titles  >  Swimming

EMILY SEEBOHM of Australia celebrates victory in the Women's 50m Backstroke Final on of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Optus Aquatic Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Emily Seebohm's coach David Lush hopes to extend the backstroke champion's glittering career until the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Top pick Walsh one of six new Blues in AFL  >  AFL

SAM WALSH of Vic Country runs during the U18 match between Vic Country and Vic Metro at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlton will have six new players in their line-up when they take on Richmond in the AFL season opener at the MCG.

Fond Titans memories drive No.7 Jacks  >  Rugby League

RYLEY JACKS of the Storm is tackled by Coen Hess and Te Maire Martin of the Cowboys during the NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Australia.

Ryley Jacks can call on fond memories of another Gold Coast No.7 in action as he prepares to debut for the NRL club he grew up supporting.

Gould, Johnson warn off NRL relocation  >  Rugby League

ALEX GLENN of the Broncos makes a run at Shaun Johnson of the Warriors during the NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Brisbane Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Penrith boss Phil Gould and New Zealand star Shaun Johnson aren't sure the idea of relocation is the answer if the NRL opts to expand.

Oates lines up McGuire in Qld NRL derby  >  Rugby League

COREY OATES of the Broncos looks on during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Corey Oates can't wait to wage war with long-time teammate turned rival Josh McGuire in Friday's Queensland NRL derby at Suncorp Stadium.

Seebohm leads tributes for former Dolphin  >  Swimming

EMILY SEEBOHM of Australia looks on following the Women's 100m Backstroke Final on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Optus Aquatic Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia.

World champion Emily Seebohm says the sudden death of former Dolphin Kenneth To has hit Australian swimming hard.

Neser tears through WA in big Shield clash  >  Cricket

MICHAEL NESER of Queensland is congratulated by his teammates after dismissing Marcus Harris of Victoria during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Queensland paceman Michael Neser has torn through WA's batting lineup at the WACA and just about ended the Warriors' hopes of making the Sheffield Shield final.

Dragons spine will click: coach McGregor  >  Rugby League

New Dragons coach PAUL MCGREGOR watches over his players during a St George Illawarra Dragons NRL training session at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia.

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has no doubt his all-star spine will work this NRL season, despite a first-up loss to North Queensland.

Rapana stuns Raiders with speedy recovery  >  Rugby League

JORDAN RAPANA of the Raiders offloads during the round 23 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Canberra winger Jordan Rapana has impressed his Raiders teammates by ramping up his work ethic to make a shock early return from shoulder surgery.

SA suffer as Vic's quicks jostle for spots  >  Cricket

Victoria's pace bowlers continued to impress ahead of the Sheffield Shield final, but there was no such good news for Nic Maddinson in Adelaide.

Milford a fan of Broncos' attacking tweak  >  Rugby League

ANTHONY MILFORD of the Broncos passes the ball during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Playmaker Anthony Milford wants the ball in his hands earlier as part of a tweaked Brisbane game plan he hopes bears fruit against the Cowboys on Friday.

AFLW star Phillips wins another gong  >  AFL

ERIN PHILLIPS of the Crows runs to the coin toss during the NAB AFLW match between the Carlton Blues and the Adelaide Crows at Ikon Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Adelaide's Erin Phillips has won yet another AFLW award but says her sole focus is winning another premiership.

Final-chasing NSW revive after Tigers bite  >  Cricket

Second-placed NSW bounced back from a parlous position against Tasmania in their pursuit of a spot in the Sheffield Shield final.

Star trio boost Demons for AFL opener  >  AFL

JACK VINEY of the Demons handballs during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Nathan Jones, Jack Viney and Jake Melksham will all be fit for Melbourne's season-opening AFL clash with Port Adelaide at the MCG.

Magpies to start AFL season in good shape  >  AFL

With competition hot for positions, Collingwood feel they have the depth and game plan to get off to a winning start in their AFL round one clash with Geelong.