Sports News Update â€“ what you need to know
CRICKET - Australia have hosed down fears of an injury concern about captain Michael Clarke, who hurt an ankle at training on Monday.
CRICKET - England's Kevin Pietersen and Stuart Broad have reportedly partied on until 3.30am in Adelaide on Monday, a tad over 72 hours before the start of the second Ashes Test.
CRICKET - England are considering a two-pronged spin attack of Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar for this week's second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
TENNIS - Lleyton Hewitt has been rewarded for his resurgent season with Australian tennis's highest honour, the prestigious Newcombe Medal.
SOCCER - Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak has signed on with English Premier League battlers Crystal Palace captain until June 2017.