Sport News Update, what you need to know.
CRICKET – Australia coach Darren Lehmann says there are no guarantees Shane Watson will come back into the side for the second Test even if he proves his fitness, with the state of the Port Elizabeth pitch likely to play a big role in the make-up of the side to face South Africa.
OLYMPICS – Aussies Torah Bright and Belle Brockhoff both crashed to finish well short of a medal at the Winter Olympics, Brockhoff squeezed out by Canadian Dominique Maltais when well-placed in the semis.
RUGBY LEAGUE – North Queensland are celebrating their first-ever title after capturing the inaugural Auckland Nines, but victory came at a cost with star off-season recruit Lachlan Coote to miss the NRL season due to a knee injury.
AFL – Prized Adelaide recruit Eddie Betts impressed his new fans after sparking a 60-point smashing of Port Adelaide in Sunday’s AFL pre-season game.
GOLF – Karrie Webb says she has another major in her after bouncing back from one of the worst weeks of her career to win her fifth Women’s Australian Open title.
SOCCER – Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick had no excuses after his side’s 5-0 A-League drubbing by Melbourne Heart, while Brisbane conceded a contentious penalty in going down 1-0 to lowly Newcastle at Suncorp Stadium.
SOCCER – Arsenal have set up an FA Cup quarter-final meeting with Everton after overcoming Liverpool 2-1 in a gripping fifth-round clash at the Emirates Stadium.