Coach faces 'difficult conversation' with flag winners

As many as four Western Bulldogs premiership players will be left out of the club's season-opening clash with Collingwood.

Copley relieved to finally make Titans debut

Dale Copley during a Gold Coast Titans training session at Cbus Super Stadium.

Ex-Bronco is at his third NRL club in less than 18 months.

Australia's fast-bowling riches bad news for England

Australia's Pat Cummins (left) watches as India's Wriddhiman Saha (centre) and Cheteshwar Pujara run between the wickets during the fourth day of the third Test in Ranchi.

A four-pronged pace attack would "send shivers down the spine”.

Barty stuns Bouchard to extend winning streak

Ashleigh Barty of Australia in action against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada at the Miami Open.

Barty will climb to a projected career-high ranking of No.84.

Sensational Podolski swansong ensures England defeat

Lukas Podolski (R) of Germany celebrates with teammate Leroy Sane after scoring

England's first defeat under Gareth Southgate

Reds forced to shake it up in Argentina

James Tuttle is set for a change of roles at the Reds

A new-look halves pairing is on the cards

Jason Day reveals mother's battle with cancer

Jason Day and his mother Dening Day. Source: Supplied

Aussie makes emotional withdrawal from world match play in Austin

'Pest' Laura Clemesha hitting new heights with Firebirds

Laura Clemesha (right) of the Firebirds attempts to block Caitlin Thwaites of the Magpies.

It has been a baptism by fire for the six-foot-three Laura Clemesha.

Was Barca's comeback the best in history?

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard (left) holds the trophy after Liverpool's victory in the the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

We run through some of sport's most memorable fightbacks.

Who's the strongest in the NRL?

Raiders forward Shannon Boyd.

These are the crowd-pleasers who can stop a whole gym.

Former Supercars champs gunning for title

Garth Tander is back at Garry Rogers Motorsport.

These title winners have lost none of their drive for success.

Laura Enever giving her all for surfing

Laura Enever is loving being able to give back to her sport.

Sydney girl has always been a generous soul.

The NRL's unlucky 16 for round one

Penrith recruit Tim Browne in action for the Bulldogs.

These are the players on the cusp of selection at your NRL club.

Thurston despised today but loved tomorrow

Cowboys skipper Johnathan Thurston is swamped by teammates after kicking a field goal to down the Brisbane Broncos in extra time on Friday night.

Cowboys great tests appeal with extra-time thrillers

Seeing is believing ... Barcelona completes impossible dream

Barcelona's Sergi Roberto celebrates after scoring the sixth goal during the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday March 8, 2017. Barcelona won 6-1. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Just when you thought you had seen everything ...

Memo to NRL: Don't bring back the biff

James Graham and Will Chambers after the Round 1 NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground in Sydney, Saturday, March 3rd, 2017. (AAP Image/Craig Golding) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

In round one three players were reprimanded for punching.

Game must face hard discussion about Cartwright action

Penrith Panthers NRL player Bryce Cartwright takes part in a training session in Sydney

IT went without examination but Phil Gould nailed it early.

Only a grand final victory will fulfil Arnold's dream

Milos Ninkovic of Sydney FC and James Troisi of Melbourne Victory during the round 22 A-League match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Sydney FC failure to reach final would not be good.

Why Bennett's aura is very much intact

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett talks to his players.

Wayne Heming offers his view on the Broncos coach.

Cowboys' $10 million-dollar man

Jason Taumalolo has re-signed for the Cowboys for an NRL-record 10 years.

THE Cowboys have trumpeted the re-signing of Jason Taumalolo.

Foran close to NRL return with Warriors

Kieran Foran looks on from the Warriors bench.

The Kiwi international has not played since since last year.

Segeyaro signs long-awaited deal with Sharks

James Segeyaro playing for the Panthers in 2015.

Hooker has finally completed his messy exit from English club Leeds.

Titans coach stands by medical team

Kane Elgey of the Gold Coast Titans scores a try against the Parramatta Eels.

Club served a breach notice over concussion protocols by the NRL.

Taylor sacking 'a step backwards', says ex-Tigers coach

Former West Tigers coach Mick Potter.

Mick Potter says club's fed-up fans must be "shaking their heads”.

Sam Burgess backs brother to bounce back from ban

George Burgess of the Rabbitohs is tackled by Trent Hodkinson (left) and Sione Mata'utia of the Knights.

"It's probably 'draw the line in the sand' from there.”

How many new AFL skippers can you name?

Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy.

AFL Season 2017 - By The Numbers

Former ASADA chief rejects drug cloud over AFL decider

West Coast Eagles players celebrate their win in the 2006 AFL grand final.

Drug tests put Eagles in the clear says former ASADA boss

Star trio set to start for Blues

Marc Murphy plays in the JLT Community Series AFL match against Melbourne.

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton is expected to have star trio.

Cahill plays on passion as he prepares for World Cup qualifier

Tim Cahill will be chasing his 50th goal for Australia when the Socceroos take on Iraq in a World Cup qualifier in Tehran on Thursday night (AEDT).

Socceroos veteran sets sights on major milestone

Roar to fight punch allegation after A-League clash

Roar head coach John Aloisi confronts the linesman during the A-League clash against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium in Adelaide,

Brisbane backs Aloisi after altercation with Adelaide rival

Crestani living the dream at Roar

ROARING ON: Former Stanthorpe junior Cameron Crestani is enjoying playing in the A-League for Brisbane Roar.

Young defender on a whirlwind Roar season

Aussie star lands another English league accolade

Aaron Mooy on the ball for Huddersfield.

Aaron Mooy named in the EFL Championship Team of the Year for 2017.

Socceroos veteran wants to get dominance back

Mark Milligan says the Socceroos must get back to winning ways.

Mark Milligan wants more from the Socceroos.

Sainsbury's 'burning passion' to stay at elite level

Trent Sainsbury is hoping to get a Socceroos call-up for Thursday's World Cup qualifier in Tehran against Iraq.

Trent Sainsbury keen to keep playing at elite level.

Smith rated among game's best batsmen

Australia's Steve Smith raises his bat and helmet after a century in the third Test against India in Ranchi.

Smith closes in on Bradman in latest Test rankings

Marsh rated 'special player' after Ranchi heroics

Shaun Marsh's efforts on the fifth day ensured Australia held on for a draw in the third Test against India in Ranchi.

Warner reveals Marsh is up for pressure test

Redbacks eyeing redemption in Shield final

Redbacks coach Jamie Siddons.

SA coach says it would be sweet to "turn the tables” on Victoria.

Warner confident of getting form back

Australia's David Warner bowled by India's Umesh Yadav during their first test match in Pune, India, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

DAVID Warner says he can break his Indian run-drought.

Pay rise on cards for our cricketers

Meg Lanning is in line for a bumper pay rise.

A 125% pay rise for international female cricketers on cards.

Ross Aloisi facing season-ending ban

Michael Theo of Brisbane Roar and Dylan McGowan of United clash on Sunday.

Ross Aloisi is facing the prospect of a season-ending ban.

Langman to be named despite nasty finger injury

LIGHTNING will name injured star for its clash with West Coast, but her recovery will be monitored.

Giants skipper to miss remainder of season

Kim Green (left) of the Giants looks to make a pass during the round three Super Netball match against the Magpies.

Kim Green has a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

Gritty Lightning midcourter praised for match-winning role

KEY PLAYER: Laura Scherian of the Lightning passes the ball.

She had almost 150 possessions and came up with 'that play'.

Injury to captain mars Giants win

Kimberlee Green of the Giants cheers from the sideline after being injured during against the Thunderbirds.

Captain hurt in Giants victory.

Firebirds get 'kick up the bum' from Vixens

Kate Moloney of the Vixens looks to pass. Source:Getty Images

Team suffers one of the worst losses in recent Firebirds history

Swifts captain wary of dangerous Fever

Abbey McCulloch is ready for fired-up Fever.

SWIFTS captain Abbey McCulloch won't write off Fever.

Thwaites is over as Magpies notch first win

Magpies star Caitlin Thwaites lines up a shot while playing for Australia.

Shooter on target as big guns bring down Thunderbirds

Mackay man seen 'beating horse around the head'

The commission inquired into allegations that the Mackay trainer mistreated a thoroughbred racehorse in his care.

Trainer caught 'beating a horse around the head'

Trainer closing in on record-breaking century

Trainer Darren Weir at Flemington.

Darren Weir on verge of training 100 city winners for the season.

Bowman: Winx can run down Black Caviar record

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

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.

Punters not deterred by scorching race day heat

GREY GUN: Hannah English and Chinchilla gelding Psycho Said So (trained by Oakey's Patrick Sexton) take out race four at the Miles Races in 41 degrees heat on Saturday.

Miles race-day attendance 800-strong despite searing heat.

Leishman win earns spot at the Masters

MARC Leishman has stretched the Aussie contingent at Augusta to five with a stunning win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

Hadwin victory secures spot at the Masters

Adam Hadwin and his fiance Jessica Kippenberger hold up the champion's trophy after he won the Valspar Championship.

Hadwin holds on for Valspar Championship win

Golf's law-makers propose sweeping changes

American golfer Dustin Johnson.

It's the biggest overhaul of golf's rule book in more than 30 years.

Illness lays Day low again

SICK AGAIN: Jason Day has pulled out of another tournament, this time sick, a month before The Masters.

Illness thwarts Jason Day's preparation for US Masters