England have a daunting task in the final Ashes Test at the WACA - but may find the ground a bit friendlier than usual.
Serena Williams is set for a return to Grand Slam action in the Australian Open.
A 25-second shot clock could speed up play at the Australian Open - and Wimbledon is also expected to introduce it.
England go into the Six Nations in rude health after an autumn that has seen Eddie Jones experiment with tactics and personnel, yet still emerge a perennial winner.
England's mixed Adelaide record and success with the pink ball suggest they have good reason for optimism before the second Test.
England will be monitoring Mark Wood's fitness as they seek to boost their bowling attack.
Eddie Jones was named the world's best coach after England completed a trio of autumn victories at Twickenham.
England hold a small but precarious advantage after the start of the series at the Gabba.
England's team for the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane has been named.
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