THE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS ANTI-DOPING AUTHORITY IS PREPARING TO INTERVIEW 150 PLAYERS, SUPPORT STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS FROM THE N-R-L AND A-F-L... AS THE DRUGS IN SPORT INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

DRUG TESTERS WERE PRESENT AT ESSENDON'S FIRST OPEN TRAINING SESSION SINCE THE SCANDAL BROKE... AND TOOK A NUMBER OF BOMBERS PLAYERS FOR TESTING.

ASADA WAS REPORTEDLY CONDUCTING ROUTINE TESTING... AND THE APPEARANCE AT WINDY HILL... WAS NOT LINKED TO THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION.

SYDNEY F-C HAS EXTENDED FRANK FARINA'S CONTRACT FOR A FURTHER TWO YEARS... AFTER HE SIGNED ON AS AN INTERIM COACH EARLIER THIS SEASON.

THE 48-YEAR-OLD TOOK OVER IN NOVEMBER... AFTER IAN CROOK STEPPED DOWN.

IN THAT TIME FARINA HAS TAKEN THE SKY BLUES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE LADDER AND INTO THE TOP SIX... AHEAD OF SATURDAY'S CLASH WITH ADELAIDE.

NEW ZEALAND AMATEUR GOLFER LYDIA KO HAS MADE AN EARLY IMPRESSION... AT THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S GOLF OPEN.

15-YEAR-OLD KO CARDED A 10 UNDER 63... IN HER FIRST ROUND AT ROYAL CANBERRA.

WORLD NUMBER ONE YANI TSENG PLAYED IN THE SAME GROUP AS KO... AND FINISHED HER ROUND AT 5-UNDER.

BLACK CAVIAR'S TRAINER PETER MOODY... IS CONFIDENT THE CHAMPION MARE WILL CONTINUE HER UNBEATEN RUN IN THIS WEEKEND'S RETURN TO RACING IN VICTORIA.

BLACK CAVIAR WILL RACE IN THE LIGHTNING STAKES AT FLEMINGTON ON SATURDAY... WITH CONNECTIONS HOPEFULY OF A 23RD CONSECUTIVE WIN.