Serena Williams has posted an inspirational New Year message to mums and dads juggling parenthood with work, saying "anything is possible".
Test skipper Tim Paine Wednesday urged Australia's public to give the disgraced Steve Smith and David Warner a second chance, saying he hoped "they're welcomed back" into the national team.
Indian skipper and master batsman Virat Kohli Wednesday played down fears that recurring back spasms could hinder his stellar career, insisting all players get "niggles" and they were "nothing new".
Roger Federer took the honours in the much-anticipated mixed doubles clash with fellow great Serena Williams in what the latter described as the "match of her career" at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Tuesday.
In a bid to return to the playing XI for the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, starting Thursday, India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday underwent a solo indoor bowling session while the rest of the Indian team preferred to take a day off.
Seven Australian players, including skipper Tim Paine, hit the SCG nets on the first day of the new year in their bid to get battle ready ahead of the must-win fourth and final Test against India starting January 3.
Australian pacer Pat Cummins on Tuesday called suggestions of him captaining the Test side "ridiculous" and instead backed skipper Tim Paine to lead the side for a long time.
The wife of disgraced cricketer David Warner has revealed she is pregnant again after suffering a miscarriage in the aftermath of her husband's part in a ball-tampering scandal that rocked the game.
Veteran Australian pacer Peter Siddle is eying a spot in the national T20 squad following a string of good performances in the Big Bash League.
Former Australia cricketer Brad Hodge called Jasprit Bumrah "a nightmare to face" in an enormous compliment but picked Cheteshwar Pujara's runs at number three as the vital difference between the two sides.