AFL star shines at Nationals

RISING STAR: Dalby Christian College student Zimmorlei Farquharson has recently returned from AFL national titles in Melbourne.

DALBY student Zimmorlei Farquharson is kicking goals.

Downs Rugby boys win again in Japan

INTERNATIONAL GAME: The Downs Rugby representative side played their second game of the tour in Tokyo.

They've had a whirlwind tour and now they're on their way home.

Masters crush Watermelons, but youngsters steal the show

Bulls Masters and former test cricketer Andrew Symonds is bowled by Michael Wostear for a duck. Melon Big Bash. 16/02/17

Youngsters steal the show at WoodAg Melon Bash

Roma State's Jada steps up at leadership camp

OPPORTUNITY: RSC's Wendy Tucker, Jada Cordrey and Broncos' Bo de la Cruz.

Jada gets the chance to learn from her idols.

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Rugby win in Osaka

OSAKA SUCCESS: The Downs Rugby boys won 19-16 against the Osaka Sangyo University team on Saturday.

The Downs Rugby team battled the elements and came out on top.

Bulls Masters head to Chinchilla for Melon Festival

Stuart Law takes over from Andrew Symonds during the 2015 Big Melon Bash.

Bulls Masters take on Watermelons in WoodAg Melon Bash T20

No more excuses for Manly, says DCE

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

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.

'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.

Women's football set to receive cash boost

Melbourne City celebrate their W-League final win over  the Perth Glory

Plan calls for at least 60 players to earn at least $60,000 a year

Quade Cooper sees Reds of old in 2017 version

Quade Cooper poses during a Queensland Reds media opportunity at Ballymore Stadium

Reds prepare for Friday's season opener at home to the Sharks

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.

Sutton meets FA Cup end as goalkeeper devours pie

Wayne Shaw chows down on a pie in the second half of Sutton United's FA Cup clash with Arsenal.

Sutton United back-up keeper Wayne Shaw stole the show

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.

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.

Sharks sent packing by Burgess-led Wigan

Joe Burgess of Wigan Warriors goes over for the opening try under pressure from Jesse Raimen of Cronulla at DW Stadium

Wigan sprung a 22-6 World Club Challenge upset on the NRL premiers

Farah shines as Souths down poor Dragons

Damien Cook of the Rabbitohs.

Rabbitohs buried Dragons 32-14 to retain the Charity Shield.

Tuivasa-Sheck tears up Titans

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Warriors runs at Ash Taylor of the Titans.

Warriors jet stole the show in Palmerston North.

Sea Eagles teen hospitalised after chest pains

A Manly SG Ball player is recovering after fears he was having a heart attack.

Game halted with fears player was having a heart attack.

Trials wrap: injury concerns and a surprise drubbing

Te Maire Martin of the Panthers.

Some big storylines emerged from an important day of matches.

Gun Sun could miss the season with hip injury

Sam Day

The Suns have been crippled by injuries the past two seasons

Sun suffers horror injury in pre-season match

Sam Day of the Gold Coast Suns.

Gold Coast's Sam Day was taken from the field in first quarter.

Positive signs for Roos coach in trial clash

Shaun Higgins of the North Melbourne Kangaroos.

Brad Scott will have been happy to with new-look team's performance.

A-League cellar-dwellars can shine in Asia

Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor.

Adelaide can turn season around, says Pantelis.

Defender signs new deal with Brisbane Roar

Shu Sasaki of Global FC (right) takes a shot at goal as he competes with Roar player Jade North during the AFC Champions League second qualifying round match between Brisbane Roar of Australia and Global FC of the Philippines at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Jade North signs up for another year with Roar.

EPL sides restore order in FA Cup

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Blackburn Rovers.

FA Cup wins for Manchester United and Spurs.

Bale on target for Real in comeback game

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring.

Real Madrid has strengthened its position at the top of La Liga.

Ref reportedly admits to penalty mistake in Sydney derby

Tensions boil over between the Wanderers and Sydney in Saturday night's derby.

Chris Beath has reportedly said he was wrong to deny spot kick.

Brisbane Roar thows away points in A-League draw

Perth Glory's Diego Castro and Jade North of the Brisbane Roar challenge for the ball in the 2-2 draw at nib Stadium.

Brisbane Roar drawws 2-2 with Perth Glory.

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.

Starc walks away from $1m IPL pay day

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc.

Bowler will direct all his energy into Australia's Test efforts.

Marsh puts up hand for Test spot

Australian cricketer Mitch Marsh an Australian team training session.

All-rounder hit 75 in the practice match against India A.

Swifts set to hit back against Thunderbirds

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

Star Firebird ruled out for season

Mahalia Cassidy in action for the Firebirds.

Cassidy was a member of the triumphant Firebirds squad last year

Group 1 race just what the Doc ordered

Trainer Tony McEvoy says Hey Doc "has to” go the Group 1 Australian Guineas in two weeks.

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.

Racing in heat of the moment

Hannah English returns to the mounting yard aboard Chinchilla owned gelding Psycho Said So.

THE Miles Races were a hot weather hit on Saturday.

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

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.

Sydney sprint to become country's richest race

Jockey Tommy Berry on Chautauqua shouts to the crowd after winning the TJ Smith Stakes last year.

$10 million The Everest will trump Melbourne Cup prizemoney.

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.