An Australian father of twins born to a surrogate mother in Thailand has reportedly been charged with allegedly sexually abusing them, in the latest scandal to hit the controversial industry.
For the second time in as many years the NRL could be forced into staging a semi-finals double header if the Sydney Swans lose their qualifying final to Fremantle this weekend.
Witnesses have admitted to holding back evidence to the royal commission into union corruption, fearing for the safety of family members.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said he understood Port Adelaide's frustration in being told it could not wear its traditional strip in Sunday's final against Richmond, but felt it was irrelevant to the players.
The first pieces of the father-son puzzle have begun to slot into place, with Darcy Moore and Josh Clayton to be nominated by Collingwood and Brisbane.
Ten teams have bowed out for season 2014. Rohan Connolly rates their performances.
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has revealed the Magpies have sought out soft-tissue experts from the National Hockey League and college basketball programs in the US in a bid to end what he says has been a soft-tissue "crisis".
The talent of Fremantle forward Scott Gumbleton will remain mostly unfulfilled, with the forward retiring after eight years of battling injury.
Collingwood has cautiously supported an application from Port Adelaide to wear its heritage "prison bar" guernsey against Richmond in Sunday's elimination final as a radical compromise to the clash strip controversy.
Acclaimed US novelist Dave Eggers✓ was a literary darling of the Melbourne Writers Festival for all the past week, but in Footscray on Monday he was just a friendly guy reading to the kids.