MIKE DRISCOLL Nobody could have scripted a more dramatic final-round finish in the South Coast Premier League season, with three clubs chasing a semi-final spot and one almost certain to be relegated.
MIKE DRISCOLL An opening day virtual washout has put pressure on Illawarra cricket's premiership contenders with Saturday's round 12 to have a huge bearing on the minor premiership and top-four standings.
TIM KEEBLE It has spawned many imitations but there is only one Kiama Rugby Sevens. Australia's largest annual one-day sevens tournament chalks up its 42nd year on Saturday at Kiama Showground.
MITCH COHEN Avonnova might be considered an outsider for Sunday's Inter Dominion Grand Final (3009 metres), but trainer Ian Gurney couldn't be happier with the eight-year-old's lead-up to the $750,000 Group 1 at Menangle.
IAN McCULLOUGH and LAINE CLARK Some bookmakers have suspended betting on the NRL round-one clash between Brisbane and South Sydney as speculation grows that the Broncos will be drawn into the cocaine scandal that has engulfed south-east Queensland sporting circles.