Leading Australian trainer David Hayes wants the Werribee quarantine station opened earlier this year so overseas horses can compete in early spring races.
Peter Hannam Wednesday night may be on the cool side for Queensland visitors to the opening State of Origin match at Homebush but the overall conditions could hardly be better for football.
Dan Proudman Newcastle boxer Chad "Hollywood" Bennett has sought psychiatric help to quell anger and anxiety issues after being charged over a drunken dispute with his partner, which ended with him allegedly grabbing her around the throat.
Kim Stephens Johnny Depp, Hollywood superstar and Australia's most high-profile alleged quarantine criminal, has left the country.
Rupert Guinness As Richie Porte fought the pain in his injured left knee and hip in the days leading up to his withdrawal from the Giro d'Italia on Monday, he sought the counsel of his British teammate and 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome.
Rupert Guinness In arguably the toughest endurance sport, Australia's Michael Rogers has nominated his toughest competitor.
Adam Pengilly BTC Cup winner Hot Snitzel is facing the prospect of being left as the Stradbroke Handicap's topweight as contenders for the showpiece of the Queensland winter carnival continue to fall by the wayside.
Daniel Lane A bemused NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika asked whether people wanted a "soft" Super Rugby team or a "hard" unit after his 140kg wrecking ball Will Skelton came under intense scrutiny for playing tough in Saturday night's victory over the Crusaders.
Beth Newman Quade Cooper will play three more Super Rugby games for the Reds but his future, and who will fill the number 10 jumper beyond that, still remains unclear.
Simon Briggs Stan Wawrinka is angry with the official French Open website after article published about his personal life including rumoured romantic link to 18-year-old Croatian tennis star.