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Matthew Dellavedova dropped a couple of late bombs, but LeBron James' return to Cleveland turned into a nightmare.
There were calls for Bill Pulver's head due to his handling of the Kurtley Beale saga but he says he wants to stay on as ARU CEO.
Tasmania are 2-35 after winning the toss and batting to open their Sheffield Shield season against Western Australia at the WACA.

Flanagan excited about NRL return

Banned coach Shane Flanagan has been cleared to return to the NRL ahead of the beginning of the Sharks' pre-season on Monday.

England OK with referee Sutton

England coach Steve McNamara says he has no issue with Australian referee Gerard Sutton officiating the Four Nations match with the Kangaroos.

'Roos cut eight in AFL

Experienced North Melbourne players Liam Anthony and Robin Nahas head the delistings from the Kangaroos.
Rumours that Karmichael Hunt may run out for Brisbane City in Saturday's NRC final have not put off Perth Spirit mentor Kevin Foote.
Samoan coach Matt Parish reckons his side has what it takes to foot it with the Kiwis but they need to be at their best to compete in Whangarei.
Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale has been fined another $3000 for his in-flight verbal altercation with management staff.

England's NRL knowledge a boost

England coach Steve McNamara says his knowledge from his season coaching in the NRL will help as they tackle Australia in the Four Nations league.
New Tigers coach Jason Taylor has appointed David Kidwell, Matthew Cameron and Rod Reddy as his NRL assistants.
Ailing Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens has been quarantined in the Australian camp ahead of Sunday's Four Nations clash with England.
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