Inquests into the deaths of two teenage horse riders will be held later this year amid a push for greater safety measures to be rolled out in the equestrian sector.
The NRL confirms it will investigate an incident in Friday night's clash between the North Queensland Cowboys and Melbourne Storm that saw the referees allow play to continue for more than half a minute with two Cowboys players down with serious injuries.
A run of horror knee injuries at Adelaide Oval continues, as the Crows look set to lose Paul Seedsman for the season.
The confirmation that Alex Rance's season is over has people convinced Richmond can't win the flag without their star defender — but they are writing off the Tigers too soon, writes Andrew McGarry.
Former AFL ruckman John Barnes says the league has its head in the sand over concussions, as the now 49-year-old — who has epilepsy and memory loss — joins a planned class action seeking compensation.
NRL "immortal" Andrew Johns says repeated head knocks during his rugby league career may be a factor in his epilepsy, and reveals he's had his medication dosage upped after two recent seizures.
The growing number of girls and young women playing AFL has brought with it a rise in serious injuries on the field. Coaches are working to build strength and educate their players on how to protect themselves during play, and there are calls for more research funding.
As concern grows over the number of recent deaths in Melbourne Cups, researchers are investigating whether there is significance in the international origins of horses euthanased at the Cup over the past five years.
Swans defender Alex Johnson's last game was Sydney's 2012 AFL Grand Final win. Five knee reconstructions and 2,136 days later, he will finally make an improbable return to football against Collingwood this weekend.
After a career spanning almost 40 years, jockey Dale Spriggs estimates he suffered between 20 and 30 concussions. He's the first jockey to pledge his brain to the Australian Sports Brain Bank which is studying the link between concussion and brain injury.