Japan is facing a ban from international basketball over a failure to merge its two domestic leagues.
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No haka drama: NZ league captain

New Zealand captain Simon Mannering does not believe there will be any repeat of the Junior trans-Tasman haka controversy at the Four Nations.

Rain washes out play at LPGA event

Heavy rain has washed out play on the second day at the LPGA event in China.
Australian rugby league coach Tim Sheens says the current crop of rookies will get a shot at a long-term representative career in the Four Nations.
Peyton Manning has thrown three touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders in the Denver Broncos' 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers.
David Warner has struck a third consecutive Test hundred, in the side's game against Pakistan in Dubai.
Port Adelaide have delisted three players, including stalwart Tom Logan, who they plan to sign again in the AFL's rookie draft.

Athletics Australia chief quits

Dallas O'Brien has quit as Athletics Australia's chief executive, a month after the announcement of an independent review into the sport.

Samoa gives Maitua another chance

Samoa coach Matt Parish has given Reni Maitua another chance after a Brisbane brawl but it is yet to be seen if the troubled star's NRL club does the same.
Departing code hopper Sam Burgess is still an inspiration for England's Four Nations team according to coach Steve McNamara.
San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson will lead from the front for the Giants in game three of the World Series against Kansas City on Friday.
John Eales Medallist Israel Folau has declared new Wallabies coach Michael Cheika as good as master rugby league mentor Wayne Bennett.
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