Sport News Update, what you need to know.

AFL – North Melbourne are considering appealing the three-game ban handed out to veteran Brent Harvey for pinning Liam Picken with a forearm to the throat, while Fremantle star Nat Fyfe was unsuccessful in challenging a two-game striking ban.

RUGBY LEAGUE – Players’ union boss David Garnsey has warned NRL players caught in the crosshairs of the protracted ASADA probe not to forego their rights to finally obtain a conclusion to the 18-month investigation.

TENNIS – Novak Djokovic and five-time champion Roger Federer can only meet in the final of the US Open after being awarded the top two seedings in the absence 2013 champion Rafael Nadal.

SOCCER – Brisbane have become the first A-League club to blow away a lower-level opponent in the FFA Cup with a 4-0 round of 32 win over the Stirling Lions.

SOCCER – New Brazil coach Dunga has retained just 10 members of the squad which bowed out in the semi-finals of the World Cup, including just six of those who started the 7-1 mauling against Germany.