Forgotten spinner still in dark over selection snub

Australia's Jon Holland (right) is congratulated by Adam Voges after taking a wicket against Sri Lanka.

Growing mood of discontent among players.

Swifts out to prove first-up form was no fluke

Abbey McCulloch of the Swifts exchanges high-fives with young fans.

Much-maligned Swifts lost narrowly to the Giants in season-opener.

Firebirds prepare for a familiar foe

TOUGH CLASH: Sunshine Coast goal shooter Caitlin Bassett is marked by Firebirds keeper Laura Clemesha.

Laura Clemesha takes us inside the Firebirds inner sanctum

Don't blame Buckley, blame us, says Magpie

Steele Sidebottom (left) and coach Nathan Buckley of the Magpies.

Steele Sidebottom says the heat should be on Collingwood players.

Proctor's glowing praise for new teammate

Kevin Proctor has joined the Titans for the 2017 season.

It's a 23-year-old who has Kevin Proctor excited in 2017.

Border worried about Aussie spinners in India

Allan Border says he would have risked Pat Cummins in India.

Allan Border is worried about spinners in India.

Brisbane gets nod for Davis Cup clash

Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios will take on the US in the Davis Cup in Brisbane.

Aussies to take on America in Queensland.

Mayne wants a fresh start with the Magpies

Chris Mayne hopes a fresh start at Collingwood will see him take his game to another level after growing stale at Fremantle.

Wanderers fans banned over lewd banner

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is upset over a banner displyed by Wanderers fans.

Fourteen fans banned over obscene banner.

Foran breaks his silence on NZ move

Warriors signing Kieran Foran.

"It's a breath of fresh air really, I needed it.”

New-look Reds ready to rumble, says coach

George Smith will make his debut for the Reds on Friday night.

Reds have strength in depth, says coach.

'Virat hates losing, it's as simple as that'

India captain Virat Kohli batting against Bangladesh in Hyderabad this month.

Shane Watson opens up on India's master batsman.

Gravy concerns after "Piegate” gets crusty

Wayne Shaw caught on camera getting stuck into a pie.

Betting scandal after eating pie

AFL great slams centre bounce 'whingers'

AFL umpire Luke Farmer practises a centre bounce.

Kevin Bartlett has hit back at calls to scrap the centre bounce.

Will coaching change be too late for Rafa?

Rafael Nadal of Spain in action during the Australian Open final.

'Uncle Toni' regrets keeping news of his departure from Nadal.

Exit lounge: the NRL players set for a swansong

Former Dragons player Benji Marshall has signed with the Broncos.

We look at who is most likely hanging the boots up at end of 2017.

Firebirds champ Romelda Aiken ready to resurface

Romelda Aiken in control during a recent practice match.

Aiken is out to conquer her personal demons, writes Terry Mallinder

'When things don't go well the media hammers you'

Australia's Shane Watson during day one of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff in 2015.

Shane Watson opens up on his career struggles.

How Boyd turned his career - and life - around

Darius Boyd during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

How Boyd turned his career - and life - around

Who's the fastest in the NRL?

Sharks speed machine Valentine Holmes.

We have uncovered the lightning legs of the NRL.

Magic of the FA Cup still well and truly alive

Lincoln City's Nathan Arnold (left) and Burnley's Joey Barton battle for the ball.

Competition gives part-timers a chance to rub shoulders with greats.

Great Scott, he's serious about becoming a Knight

Cowboys prop Matt Scott.

Cowboys prop may feel a change of scenery could be an elixir.

Brisbane Tens was doomed from the start

Reds player Samu Kerevi crosses to score a try during a quarter-final at the Brisbane Global Tens at Suncorp Stadium.

Concept simply comes across as a clunkier version of sevens.

Nines showcase thrilling talent ... and bad haircuts

New Panther James Tamou looks fitter than ever.

Tony Durkin looks at some of the left-field highlights.

Cahill send-off overshadows great weekend of A-League

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City walks off after being red carded before even being substituted on to the field during the round 18 A-League match against the Melbourne Victory.

Just when you thought you'd seen it all in Socceroos's career ...

Sainsbury move bodes well for Socceroos

Australian soccer player Trent Sainsbury takes part in a training session in Sydney.

Central defender has to make the best of his time at Inter Milan.

Big Broncos urged to step up

Adam Blair during a Brisbane Broncos training session at Red Hill.

Wayne Bennett has challenged his crop of young props.

Warriors come to rescue of drowning man

Shaun Johnson of the Warriors.

Players were involved in a dramatic rescue off New Zealand coast.

No more excuses for Manly, says DCE

Daly Cherry-Evans of the Sea Eagles.

Daly Cherry-Evans has replaced the retired Jamie Lyon as skipper.

'I don't want to coach safe, I want to win games'

Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett.

Manly coach Trent Barrett won't try to protect his job this year.

"Pressure” got to Bulldogs, says captain Graham

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NRL player James Graham takes part in a training session in Sydney on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Bulldogs will play the Penrith Panthers in an an Elimination Final at Allianz Stadium on Sunday, September 11th. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) NO ARCHIVING

Canterbury captain James Graham disappointed in last season.

Merrin has sights set on success with Panthers

Trent Merrin wants to inspire his teammates and fans.

Merrin takes great pleasure in the fact he can make someone smile.

Bulldogs ruckman to miss start of season

Jordan Roughead at a Western Bulldogs training session.

Big man Jordan Roughead forced to undergo surgery.

Lions defender ruled out of opening round

Jack Frost, now with Brisbane, will miss the opening round of the season proper.

Frost has been handed a one-week ban

Gun Sun could miss the season with hip injury

Sam Day

The Suns have been crippled by injuries the past two seasons

Mourinho coy over Wayne Rooney's future

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho talks to Wayne Rooney.

Mourinho coy over Rooney's future

Guardiola knows the score for Monaco clash

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scores his side's second goal against Monaco.

Manchester City takes two-goal advantage in thriller.

Wanderers suffer demoralising loss in ACL

Rafael Silva of Japan's Urawa Reds (L) scores his side's fourth goal during the second half

ACL campaign got off to the worst possible start

Patched-up Roar settles for 0-0 draw in ACL

Muangthong United player Teerasil Dangda (left) competes with Roar player Manuel Arana  at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane

Roar's playing resources were stretched to the limit

Wanderers condemn 'disrespectful' members

The controversial banner displayed by Wanderers fans at ANZ Stadium.

Club has received a "show cause notice” from the FFA.

Mooy 'humbled' by praise from Man City boss

Aaron Mooy during his time with Melbourne City.

Pep Guardiola made a glowing public endorsement of the Socceroo.

Who's the fastest bowler in the world?

Tymal Mills bowling for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.

England quick Tymal Mills fetched $2m in IPL.

Aussies have point to prove in final T20 international

Travis Head says Australia has played some really good cricket against Sri Lanka.

A consolation win in Adelaide is essential

'Keep it simple', Warner tells Renshaw

Matt Renshaw bats during a practice session in Mumbai.

David Warner has told Matt Renshaw to get back to basics.

It's bye bye Boom Boom as Afridi quits

Shahid Afridi has called it a day in international cricket.

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has called it a day.

Aussies lose on last ball again

Asela Gunaratne of Sri Lanka is congratulated by teammates after hitting the winning runs to win the second International Twenty20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Simonds Stadium.

Australia has suffered a horrible case of deja vu in Geelong.

Firebirds to roll out red carpet for former star

Ravaillion starred in four grand finals and won two premierships

Swifts set to hit back against Thunderbirds

Paige Hadley of the Swifts and Jamie-Lee Price of the Giants contest possession

NSW outfit keen to prove they're the "real deal”

Thunderbirds rally late to seal first-up win

Natalie Medhurst of the Fever passes during the round one Super Netball match against the Fever.

Adelaide was trailing Fever by seven goals at three-quarter-time.

Vixens show Melbourne is still their town

Kate Moloney of the Vixens makes a pass at Hisense Arena

Diamond-studded and highly-rated Magpies were upstaged

Firebirds show heart in snatching draw

Romelda Aiken of the Firebirds and Geva Mentor of the Lightning

The Lightning appeared on track for a stunning upset victory

Shimmin glad to be on Aiken's team

Kate Shimmin in action for the Firebirds in a pre-season game.

Kate Shimmin keen to do retired stars proud.

Dream becomes reality as Mi Mi flies with Firebirds

Jemma Mi Mi used to dismiss her chances of one day playing for the Queensland Firebirds.

Rising star puts hand up for Super Netball side

Bowman: Winx can run down Black Caviar record

Winx's winning streak stands at 14

Group 1 race just what the Doc ordered

Hey Doc ridden by Luke Currie wins race 6 CS Hayes Stakeson Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Saturday. Feb. 18, 2017. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Trainer Tony McEvoy says Hey Doc "has to” go the Australian Guineas.

Only bad luck will end Winx's streak, says trainer

Hugh Bowman celebrates another Winx victory.

Peter Moody insists Winx has same invincibility as Black Caviar.

New track, new home, no worries for Saltarello

STAR: Coominya trainer Lyn Paton with Saltarello, after the horse won her first start in Queensland.

High hopes for Coominya trained horse

Winx on track ahead of return run

Hugh Bowman rides Winx (right) past the post in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse last October.

Trainer says preparation faultless going into her comeback

Barriers fly open for Gatton's first race meet of the year

HOT ACTION: Gatton Racing Club has three meets before its annual Gatton Club, in June.

First race meet of the year to kick off in Gatton

Jockey spoilt for choice in Blue Diamond Stakes

Craig Williams rides Formality to victory in the Chairman's Stakes at Caulfield.

Craig Williams juggling four star contenders for the race.

Johnson takes golf's No.1 spot from Jason Day

Winless since May last year, Aussie Jason Day has given up the world number one ranking after a stay at the top that finished just short of a full year.

Late blitz helps world No.6 to Australian Open title

Ha Na Jang of South Korea plays a shot during round four of the Australian Open at Royal Adelaide.

Ha Na Jang produced a stunning late surge to win at Royal Adelaide.

Day not ready to give up No.1 tag yet

PRIDE OF PLACE: Australian Jason Day is determined to hold onto his number one ranking as a matter of pride.

Jason Day is determined to hang on to his world No.1 spot.

Golfer's miracle shot sets up remarkable win

American Ethan Tracy hits a tee shot.

Ethan Tracy needed an eagle from 101 yards out on the 18th hole.