Australia could have a national second-tier football competition by 2021-22 but promotion and relegation in the A-League is a long way off.
Lance Franklin is likely to grab the headlines in his AFL clash with former side Hawthorn but Sydney teammates Sam Reid and Tom Papley are also in strong form.
Hawthorn have opted to wear Adam Goodes' No.37 in their warm-up for an AFL game at the SCG in a show of support and respect for the dual Brownlow medallist.
Serial attention seeker Nelly Yoa has walked out of court on bail after lodging an appeal against his prison sentence for perjury and lying to police.
Hamish McLaren who dressed like James Bond and drove an Aston Martin as he fleeced vulnerable people of $7.6 million has been jailed for at least 12 years.
Any curious athletes have been encouraged to speak up as Australia's women's sevens program continues to advertise ahead of next year's Olympics.
Sebastian Vettel will make another effort to get his first F1 season win in France after losing first place in Canada over a controversial five-second penalty.
A Melbourne man has been jailed for at least three-and-a-half years for shooting and killing an artist and hiding his body in a storage locker for 17 years.
Kiwi rugby league bosses have had enough of last-minute Test defectors and are considering ways to restore integrity to the international game.
Feliciano Lopez has denied allegations of match-fixing, including a doubles contest against Australians Matt Reid and John-Patrick Smith at Wimbledon in 2017.
Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been released by police after being questioned in relation to a corruption investigation centred on the 2022 World Cup.
Queensland will take on NSW in the women's State of Origin with fullback Chelsea Baker dreaming of a Maroons winning double this week.
Sam Kerr has become the first Australian to score a hat-trick at a World Cup, scoring four against Jamaica to book the Matildas a place in the last 16.
Brazil have beaten Italy 1-0 to advance to the last 16 at the Women's World Cup with Marta's 17th goal setting a new record at the event.