Langer to fill in for Lehmann as T20 coach

Western Australia coach Justin Langer has become the go-to man to take the pressure off national mentor Darren Lehmann.

Army training pushes Firebirds to their limits

Queensland Firebirds leader Gabi Simpson.

Military-style training camp has team steeled.

Nigerian bobsleigh team aiming for Winter Olympics

The team from Russia celebrates after winning gold in the men's four-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Female team is determined to create a sequel to Cool Runnings.

Blues shift Origin training base north

NSW coach Laurie Daley speaks to the media.

NSW will move its training base to just 10km from enemy territory.

Collingwood and Carlton to open AFLW season

Nicola Stevens of Melbourne Uni during the women's VFL grand final in September.

Ttwo of the game's oldest rivals will kick off the new era.

McGregor to swap UFC for Game of Thrones role

Conor McGregor in his UFC 205 bout against Eddie Alvarez.

Irish fighter will make an appearance on the hit fantasy TV show.

Swans name Kennedy as skipper for 2017

Sydney Swans player Josh Kennedy.

Sydney has bucked its own trend by naming one skipper.

Why a PGA win would be extra special to Leishman

Australian Marc Leishman at the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath in Melbourne last week.

The 33-year-old will be joined Down Under by his wife and boys.

Young gun Matt Renshaw fires up nerves of mum and dad

NEW BOY IN TOWN: Matt Renshaw poses at the Adelaide Oval this week.

Baby-faced son prepares to face up to a red-hot South Africa.

Johnson joins list of freak sporting injuries

Steve Johnson in action for the GWS Giants this season.

In wake of Giant's injury, we look at 10 other unlucky incidents.

Dark times made Johnson wish he was injured

Australia's Mitchell Johnson bowls to England's Ian Bell on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in 2015.

Bowler didn't want to play the game, let alone bowl for his country.

Ireland's win caps remarkable year of upsets

Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates after his side's win over New Zealand in Chicago.

Has there ever been a year like this?

Play it again, Sam: young Bull keen to keep impressing

Sam Heazlett of Queensland bats against Victoria at the Gabba last season.

Left-hander is fit and raring to go after an injury lay-off.

Aloisi needs to focus on Roar's battle with form

Roar player Jade North on the ground in the game between Melbourne City and Brisbane at AAMI Park.

Sometimes saying nothing is the best policy.

Who's been the best import in A-League history?

Bruno Fornaroli of Melbourne City.

Phil Dillon lists his top five that have graced the competition.

Keane a perfect fit for the A-League

Former Irish international striker Robbie Keane.

The Wanderers would appear to be favourites to sign Robbie Keane.

Buck stops with Kidwell after disappointing Four Nations

Shaun Kenny-Dowall of the Kiwis failed to repay his coach's faith in him.

If David Kidwell is to continue as Kiwis coach he'll need some help.

Kiwis flop on game's biggest stage

Australia's Josh Dugan looks to offload during the Four Nations final.

This felt like the bad old days against the Kangaroos.

Reformed Kangaroos give Barba a positive vibe

Josh Dugan in action for the Kangaroos.

Watching the Four Nations final should prove a door is still ajar.

Contract clauses to stop NRL players trialling in NFL

NRL players Jason Taumalolo (left) and Valentine Holmes in Santa Monica.

NRL teams are looking stop players trying to make the NFL.

Cleary named in Blues' emerging Origin squad

Penrith Panthers rookie Nathan Cleary.

Laurie Daley has wasted no time in getting rookie into Blues system.

Nines designs inspired by Maori culture

Alex Glenn models the Broncos' Nines strip.

Alex Glenn and Jordan Kahu had a hand in the Broncos' jersey.

Bird says he's happy to extend deal with Sharks

Jack Bird of the Cronulla Sharks.

Premiership winner has given Sharks fans a huge boost.

James Ackerman's daughter in hospital battle

FIGHTER: Milly Ackerman is battling a bout of pneumonia.

'Moo Moo' fighting in Brisbane hospital after bout of pneumonia

Turning up the heat

FAMILY DAY: Kade, Cass, Abby, Chelsea and Amanda Davidson at the Arrow Energy Brisbane Broncos fan day in Dalby.

THE Brisbane Broncos held their annual fan day in Dalby on Saturday.

When does your AFL team play in the pre-season?

West Coast and Port Adelaide players in pre-season action at Norwood Oval in Adelaide

See the full fixtures for the JLT Community Series here.

AFL players threaten boycott of pre-season competition

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield.

Parties at loggerheads over collective bargaining agreement.

Ben Cousins reportedly under arrest again

Ben Cousins, a former West Coast Eagles AFL player, leaves Fremantle Court in Perth, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Cousins surrendered himself to the police after failing to make a court appearance the previous day over traffic charges. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright NO ARCHIVING

Could be another low in tragic story of AFL player

Brawling teammates' fines to be used to repay fans

Jermaine Beckford of Preston North End.

Incident labelled an "embarrassment” by manager Simon Grayson.

Sydney FC seeks revenge for cup final loss to City

Michael Jakobsen of Melbourne City goes up for a header.

League leader was beaten for the first time this season in decider.

Arsenal tops group but Wenger wary of draw

Arsenal's Lucas Perez scores to take the score to 3-0 for Arsenal against Basel.

Gunners enjoy a 4-1 success in Basel.

'Hopefully this spurs on a few more boys to sign up'

Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay.

Matt McKay has agreed to a one-year contract extension.

Court upholds Blatter's six-year ban

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Former FIFA president was suspended over ethics breaches.

Phoenix players admit guilt in Merrick exit

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick.

Skipper says players let coach down.

Haddin says tough times will make Smith a better captain

Captain Steve Smith (right) looks on to vice-captain Brad Haddin at the Gabba in 2014.

Former Test player remains an ardent supporter of skipper.

Neesham: NZ copped spray from coach after thrashing

New Zealand's Jimmy Neesham (left) makes a run with batting partner Martin Guptill.

The latter stages of Aussie innings were ugly for Black Caps.

McCullum to bring heat to Brisbane summer

New Zealand's Brendan McCullum in his last Test match in March.

McCullum is expected to turn out for the Ipswich Logan Hornets

Marsh turns to natural remedy to lift Test hopes

Australia's Mitchell Marsh during the first Test against South Africa at the WACA.

All-rounder will continue to play his natural game.

Black Caps left to rue decision to bowl

Dave Warner of Australia celebrates his century at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Those words "we'll have a bowl” brought disastrous consequences.

Heat full of burning desire for new season

Beth Mooney of Australia bats during the women's one-day international match against South Africa in Coffs Harbour last month.

But Beth Mooney says there's positives to take into the WBBL.

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

Queensland Firebirds wing attack Caitlyn Nevins has heaped the pressure on new rival Collingwood ahead of the 2017 Super Netball season.

Netball competition gets a name

Caitlin Bassett, right, will be one of the stars of the newly named Super Netball competition.

Australia's new-look netball league will be called Super Netball.

Pettitt to return to Diamonds after three-year absence

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during the Constellation Cup netball series last month.

Coach names squad of 12 for Quad Series in South Africa and England.

Lightning to face acid test first up

PRIMED: Geva Mentor is itching to play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

First round of National Netball League has been revealed

Dalby Rugby Union Club gearing up for Rugby Race Day ahead of Melbourne Cup

RACE DAY: Rachael Gleeson and Alyce Cover at the Rugby Races last year.

THIS Saturday will be the third annual Rugby Race Day.

Tough defence helps Diamonds finish series with a win

Australia celebrates its series defeat of New Zealand during game four of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Aussies edge Silver Ferns 49-45 in Invercargill.

Ferns preparing to unleash new tactic in series finale

Caitlin Bassett of Australia and Anna Harrison of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

New Zealand has trialled the new move in training this week.

Sky's the limit for Dominique

Dominique Holtkamp flys high on tour in Victoria to win first place

Campdraft set to bring the best in the business

TOP RIDE: The Dalby Stockhorse Sale and Campdraft will be held Friday-Sunday.

THE annual stockhorse sale and campdraft will be held this weekend.

Top English jockey to ride for Godolphin down under

Jockey James Doyle at Warwick Farm in 2015.

James Doyle has ridden 17 Group 1 winners in four countries.

Trackside action at the Roma Cup

Roma Cup winner Spice of Life and jockey Les Tilley.

There was plenty of action down at Basset Park on Saturday.

Veteran race caller Greg Miles set to retire

Racer caller Greg Miles in the broadcast box at Moonee Valley last year.

The voice of Victorian racing has called the most Melbourne Cups.

Politicians keen to safe-guard future of country racing

COUNTRY RACING: Shadow Minister for Tourism, Sport and Racing Jon Krause, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Deb Frecklington, Member for Warrego Ann Leahy and Member for Broadwater Verity Barton at the Roma Cup.

Political big guns visited Roma for a day at the races.

Roma Cup 2016 fashion on the field.

Finalists in Fashions on the Field "Classic" category.

ROMA cup has been and gone and it was a day to remember.

Early start no problem for clubhouse leader

Ashley Hall is on target to achieve his dream of a European Tour card after surviving an unusually early wake-up call to set the pace at the Australian PGA.

Tiger shows glimpses of brilliance in return to action

Tiger Woods reacts after missing putt on the 11th hole during the first round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Former world No.1 had four birdies in the opening eight holes.

Mind over matter as Dodt takes lead at PGA

Australian Andrew Dodt during round one of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

Golfer thought of quitting tour before seeing a sports psychologist.

Woods eyeing victory in comeback tournament

Tiger Woods will return to action in the Hero World Challenge.

Tiger Woods hasn't played on the US PGA Tour for 15 months.