Former Knights player future with Manly has been put on ice after he admitted to bashing his former girlfriend on four separate occasions.
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after he was struck in the head by a cricket ball while playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Michael Clarke has endured a lot in his stellar career, but his bleary eyes suggested nothing has ever rocked him before like it did on Thursday afternoon.
Adam Scott roared right back into Australian Open contention, firing a sizzling five-under second round.
The Australia team doctor Peter Brukner has praised Test captain Michael Clarke for the "genuine love and care" he gave to Phillip Hughes' family after the batsman was hospitalised by the injury which took his life.
Flags are flying at half mast at Lord's in tribute to Phillip Hughes and his former English teammates have remembered him as a "cheeky chappie" and "top man".
Cricket is but a minor issue when compared to the loss felt by Phillip Hughes' family, teammates and friends. But the sport is still the poorer for Hughes missing the chance to prove he belonged at the top level.
For the best part of two days, Michael Clarke has sat at the bedside of Phillip Hughes and held his hand.
Two of the most tragic events within Australian cricket in just over the past decade have involved catastrophic head injuries. Three men witnessed both.
The cricket community has rallied to support the other person in the Phillip Hughes tragedy, with social media flooded with well-wishers for fast bowler Sean Abbott.