Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after six soccer officials were arrested Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. (May 27)

The Western Bulldogs have lodged an appeal against the four-match suspension handed to Will Minson for touching a VFL umpire. Luke Schneider reports.

Blues assistant Matt Parish has ramped up the bitter interstate rivalry Parish has accused several key Queensland players have been ordered to protect Billy Slater.