Horn 'has no real talent', says boxing judge

Long-time boxing judge Bruce McTavish has taken a swipe at Queensland pugilist Jeff Horn ahead of his expected fight with Manny Pacquiao in April.

Lynn out, Handscomb in for third one-dayer

Peter Handscomb of Australia hits a four during the third Test against Pakistan.

Peter Handscomb will make his one-day international.

Sharks re-sign Barba to reduced deal

Ben Barba scores for the Cronulla Sharks.

Cronulla has sent fullback's contract to the NRL for approval.

How Jillaroos coach plans to avenge Nines defeats

Kezie Apps of the Jillaroos is tackled by Nora Maaka (left) and Teuila Fotu-Moala of the Kiwi Ferns last year's trans-Tasman Test in Newcastle.

Aussies hellbent on reversing the result from last year.

Brisbane Heat women to miss Indian star

Smriti Mandhana bats for the Heat.

Mandhana out of action with serious knee injury

Forgotten spinner disappointed by selectors' snub

Australian cricketer Jon Holland delivers a ball during a practice session ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle last August.

Jon Holland has taken a swipe for "no communication”.

Porte feeling positive about Tour success

Australia's Richie Porte rides during the 18th stage of the 2016 Tour de France.

Aussie has paid his dues and knows 2017 could be his time.

WATCH: Knowles talks hockey, family, career and the future

Mark Knowles in Rockhampton.

Knowles sets sights on Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast in 2018

Year in review: Leicester shows fairytales can come true

Leicester City's Wes Morgan (centre) celebrates with teammates after a win in the English Premier League.

Phil Dillon looks back at 2016 in the beautiful game.

Year in review: Rio gold shades Bledisloe wipeout

Kieran Read of New Zealand with the Bledisloe Cup after winning the Bledisloe Cup.

Rugby was about more than just rucks and mauls in 2016.

Year in review: Palmer leaves a lasting legacy

Rory McIlroy reacts after sinking a putt on the fourth hole of a play-off to win the Tour Championship and with it the FedEx Cup.

One of golf's greats was farewelled in 2016, writes Phil Dillon.

Year in review: Triumph trumps tragedy in AFL

Bulldogs players pose with the Premiership Cup after winning the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final

Bulldogs proved fairytales can come true in 2016

Video assistants must help our referees

POINTED CRITICISM: Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha gestures to the video screen after being shown a red card by referee Chris Beath against the Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Friday night.

The A-League will be trialling a video referee in round 25.

Gloves off as NRL stinks of double standards

Chris Sandow is to face court over his New Year's Day stoush.

Sandow is due to appear in court today

Brosque worthy of Socceroos recall

Alex Brosque of Sydney FC gestures after being sent off against Brisbane.

Sydney star could play for country for the first time since 2013.

Burning new year issues NRL coaches must resolve

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.

These might be the resolutions of the 16 NRL coaches.

Dave looks Taylor-made for Green Machine role

David Taylor is the right man for Canberra, says Tony Durkin.

Ricky Stuart did outstanding job with Raiders.

Thurston confirms one more year of rep footy

A jubilant Johnathan Thurston after their win over the Blues in State of Origin Game I last year.

Champion halfback will then concentrate on final days with Cowboys

Johnathan Thurston to quit Origin, Test footy for Cowboys

Johnathan Thurston

Dally M Medal winner keen to show loyalty to North Queensland club

Ex-soccer player now a rising Melbourne Storm star

FLASHBACK: Clayton Dodt in 2013 before a Gympie Devils under-16s final.

Whirlwind four years finds Gympie junior in Storm system

Jarrod Mullen tests positive to steroids

Jarrod Mullen of the Newcastle Knights.

Knights star is facing a ban of up to four years.

Scott applies contract pressure to Cowboys

The Cowboys' Matt Scott will put family first in his contract negotiations with the North Queensland Cowboys.

The Cowboys will have to cough up to keep Matt Scott next year.

Titans star happy to re-sign for club

Gold Coast Titans player Ryan James (centre) takes issue with Broncos captain Corey Parker (right) during their round five NRL match last year.

Ryan James agrees a new long-term deal with the Gold Coast.

Ablett's house move will get tongues wagging

Gary Ablett battles for possession with the Lions' Reuben Williams at Carrara on July 9 last year.

Gold Coast Suns star Gary Ablett has put his house on the market.

Lions sign up with global sports brand

Dayne Beams is among the frontrunners to be awarded the captaincy at the Brisbane Lions.

The Brisbane Lions have made an important signing.

Sheedy says he'll reach out to Hird

Essendon coach James Hird (right) with former coach Kevin Sheedy in 2015.

Essendon great Kevin Sheedy has called for patience with James Hird.

Van Gaal ends coaching career

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Former Man United manager has called time on his coaching days.

FAMILY HEARTACHE: Community rallies as Angela faces final days

Rockhampton's Blair and Angela Grice and their young family.

Football clubs come together in harshest of times

Kristensen signs new deal to stay with Roar

Thomas Kristensen has signed a new deal with the Brisbane Roar.

Danish midfielder Thomas Kristensen has re-signed for Roar.

Sevilla ends Real's unbeaten record

Stevan Jovetic (centre) celebrates after scoring against Real Madrid.

Sevilla has put an end to Real Madrid's record 40-game unbeaten run.

Changes for ODI squad after MCG loss

Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez helped his team to victory.

Peter Handscomb has been called up to the Aussie one-day team.

"Perfect” Everton leaves City in a mess

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after against Manchester City.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman said his team was "perfect”.

'Flustered' Mills feels the Heat before BBL match

Tymal Mills bowls during the Big Bash League match  at the MCG

Mills won't forget his first appearance at the MCG in a hurry

Heat sweeps aside Stars to go top of BBL

Alex Ross (left) and Joe Burns score the winning runs at the MCG.

Swepson the star as Brisbane eyes home final

Getty Images Most Memorable Cricket Moments of 2016

Cricket: The best images of 2016 from Getty Images

Last year was an epic one for cricket - here are the best 10 moments

Monty to put his spin on India for Aussie tweakers

Monty Panesar will be giving the Aussie spinners some tips ahead of Australia's tour of India.

Monty Panesar will be giving some tips to Australia's spinners.

Freak bat accident rules Nevill out of BBL

Jono Dean of the Adelaide Strikers checks on Peter Nevill of the Melbourne Renegades after he was hit in the head by a loose bat.

The dumped Test player was felled by a bat while wicketkeeping.

Heat missing big two for Big Bash clash

Joe Burns will captain the Heat tonight.

Former Test opener Joe Burns will captain the Brisbane Heat.

Members-only pressure to spark Lightning show

IT'S usually a low pressure system that brings storms, but it's the high pressure of a members-only crowd that will spark a Sunshine Coast Lightning show.

McAuliffe: Queensland derby 'incredible' for fans

FIRST MATCHES: Madeline McAuliffe plays for Lightning against Giants Netball at the weekend.

Club wants sea of purple and yellow at historic clash.

Langman says she must 'work' on her game

HELD UP: Kim Green and Serena Guthrie (Giants) surround Sunshine Coast Lightning's Laura Langman.

Mid-courter says there's plenty to learn from trial matches.

More fans to see Lightning at larger venue

Sunshine Coast Lightning at Caloundra for the launch of their new apparel partner for 2017, Game.

Free tickets for members after hundreds miss out.

Firebirds pick a winner in Simpson as skipper

Gabi Simpson in action for the Firebirds.

Simpson excited for 2017 Super Netball season

WATCH: Langman won't back down in 2017

Lightning mid-courter ready for Swifts on Saturday.

Lightning CEO addresses 'disappointed' fans

IN THE HOT SEAT: Danielle Smith has been appointed CEO of Sunshine Coast Lightning.

'There's a healthy appetite for elite netball on the Coast'.

Veteran jockey secures emotional Magic Millions win

Houtzen has rocketed to the top of Golden Slipper betting charts.

Birchley hoping for some magic at Gold Coast

Pepperano, a chance in Saturday's Magic Millions QTIS Open event, returns to scale after winning the Off The Track Subzero Handicap on Oaks Day at Flemington on November 3 last year.

Trainer Liam Birchley is seeking Magic Millions glory.

MAGIC MILLIONS: Tarrant's long-shot at redemption

FLASHBACK: Le Chef (L) ridden by Luke Tarrant wins the Magic Millions 2YO Classic in 2015 ahead of fellow Coast hoop Damian Browne. NO ARCHIVING

Young gun back on racing's biggest stage after tumultuous year

Surfing champ on Laureus awards nominations list

Tyler Wright of Australia celebrates winning her first world title.

Tyler Wright nominated for Laureus World Sports Award.

From Within new frontrunner for Magic Millions

Magic Millions racing carnival at the Gold Coast Turf Club

Betting shifts after barrier draw announcement

Weir hopes history repeats in latest Magic Millions raid

Stratum Star wins the David Jones Cup during the BMW Caulfield Cup Day in Melbourne

Group 1 winners Stratum Star and Lucky Hussler among team of four

German galloper makes it four from from

Trainer Darren Weir.

Plein Ciel could be Hobart Cup-bound.

Golfers will have two chances at $10,000 hole in one

Prizemoney of $10,000 will be offered for a hole in one at either of two designated holes at the annual Brothers Sunshine Coast Junior Rugby Club golf day.

Coast trio in hunt for spot at Australian Open

RISING STAR: Lochie Coleborn - best junior golfer on the Coast - has opened his Australian Amateur campaign with a solid first round to be tied for 14th.

Pressure is on as best amateurs duel it out for Aust Open spot

McIlroy forced out with rib problem

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot.

Northern Irishman out of this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Thomas breaks record in second straight success

Justin Thomas holds the trophy after winning the Sony Open golf tournament.

American Justin Thomas has won his second straight title.