Sport News Update, what you need to know

SOCCER – Socceroos star Mark Bresciano has been cleared to play for the Socceroos at this year’s World Cup in Brazil despite his ongoing appeal against a four-month FIFA ban.

CRICKET – South African quick Dale Steyn is expected to be fit just in time for next month’s first Test against Australia at Centurion despite suffering a broken rib during the second Test against India.

SKIING – American skier Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars.

CRICKET – Nathan Coulter-Nile has snared 3-15 as the Perth Scorchers moved into second spot on the Big Bash League table following a six-run win over the Hobart Hurricanes in Perth.