Adam Scott has labelled the notorious afternoon winds as The Australian Golf Club's best "defence" after predicting the big hitters in the Australian Open field were set to dominate scoring.
NSW players gathered at the SCG as they struggled to come to terms with Phillip Hughes' injury.
Nothing could have put the "seriousness" of Michael Clarke's hamstring strain more quickly into perspective. For by now we have all seen the footage, the stark images of what happened when a regulation bouncer hit Phillip Hughes below and behind the left ear on Tuesday afternoon, on an otherwise benign, sunny day at the SCG.
The Wallabies expect to be slapped with a repair bill and are prepared to pay the costs of fixing a hole in the wall at Lansdowne Road after the discovery of dressing room damage in Dublin.
Australia's preparations for the first Test have taken a back seat to the injury that left Phillip Hughes fighting for life.
Junior cricket clubs have called for the introduction of a compulsory time out after any hit to the head, and warned parents and members of the need for young players to wear a helmet.
If one good thing is to come from something horrific, a leading helmet manufacturer hopes it is that cricketers will be persuaded to embrace a back-to-the-future design that better protects the base of their skull.
Wallabies lock Sam Carter has swapped family farm chores for the chance to chase a World Cup dream, vowing to increase his physicality to fit into Michael Cheika's game plan.
John Orchard was the man you mightn't recognise, but is the reason Phillip Hughes is still fighting for his life.
Cricket has been rocked by the shocking injury to Phillip Hughes, but at lower levels around the country, the game goes on. And so it was business as usual on Wednesday night for the East Malvern-Tooronga Cricket Club under 13s.
Granville Boys High students faced built-in challenges at the FIRST Lego Robotics regional competition.
Celebrities help raise money for patients at The Children's Hospital at Westmead