The announcement this week about the new contracting policies of the Australian Rugby Union could, I think, be perceived as a soft launch.
Phil Lutton If a popularity contest were to be staged tomorrow in the Philippines, a staunchly Catholic nation of more than 100 million people, only Jesus himself would top the country's pugilistic icon, Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao.
Chris Barrett The mysterious registration of companies in Australia and other Test countries by Indian business giant Essel Group has left cricket authorities wary about what they believe could be plans for a new rebel league or even an extraordinary takeover bid of global cricket.
Georgina Robinson If Matt Giteau makes a fairytale return to the Wallabies, four years after playing his last Test in gold, where will coach Michael Cheika fit him into a squad of just 31 players?
Andrew Webster The football codes are running a fine line when it comes to hijacking Anzac Day.
Paul Suttor It's no wonder the LA Clippers are looking to undergo a makeover with new uniforms, colours and logo in the pipeline. They're a PR disaster.
Patrick Bartley Just two weeks ago legendary trainer Bart Cummings told his grandson and partner James that the stable had a three-year-old that had achieved enough to start in Saturday's $200,000 St Leger.
French Top 14 side Toulon have confirmed the signing of Queensland Reds and Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper on a two year contract.
Jon Tuxworth Keith Dryden praised Kathy O'Hara for her patient ride on Crusader General in the first of two wins for the leading Sydney jockey at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.
Adam Pengilly Steven O'Dea almost couldn't keep count with the amount of listed winners he racked up before a group success, but now Sir Moments is threatening to take him into further uncharted waters.