World no.1 Jordan Spieth said he will treat golf's re-entry into the Olympic Games next year like a "fifth major" as question marks remain about whether a host of other international stars will commit to Rio.
Adam Pengilly Peter Senior was one of the pioneers in using the long putter. And the Australian Masters champion won't be ditching despite the clock ticking on it being banned worldwide.
Adam Pengilly Remember Andrew Evans? Well the Australian Masters runner-up won't feature in this week's Australian Open – and a couple of his supporters aren't happy about it.
Adam Pengilly The 40-year-old virgin, Brett Jones jokingly calls himself. Taller, leaner and not quite afflicted with the same problem facing Steve Carell in the movie, scriptwriters could do worse than take a look at his story.
Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says she will step aside if she doesn't feel she is the right person to end the club's biggest losing streak in 20 years.
Chris Dutton Canberra teenager Josh Armstrong wants to prove he is ready to take on the big boys of world golf and hopes to tap into two-time Australian Open champion Aaron Baddeley's knowledge to fast-track his development.
Andrew Wu Four-day Test matches threaten to spell the end of the spinner, cricket administrators have been warned, as the push to shorten the traditional format gathers pace.
Jesse Hogan Tim Southee says there is enough fast-bowling talent in New Zealand's squad to combat Australia's batsmen even if strike-bowler Trent Boult fails to overcome a back ailment.
Kristen Tsiamis The last-placed Sydney Kings are still in with a chance to make the play-offs, especially with the return of star recruit Josh Childress, says centre Julian Khazzouh.
Jesse Hogan Anyone fearing the weekend AC/DC concert on Adelaide Oval would hinder conditions for this week's inaugural day-night Test have been assured the clean-up from it has proved that rock and roll ain't turf pollution.