Scott denied Green light for NRL grand final

"The 17 guys that got us to the grand final will be the 17 that play this weekend.

Dangerfield's words of support a boost for Betts

WELL DONE MATE: Patrick Dangerfield congratulates former Crows teammate Eddie Betts.

Dangerfield's words of support a boost for Betts

Smith laments wasted opportunities in India defeat

Aussie skipper Steve Smith dropped a crucial catch in the defeat to India.

AUSTRALIAN skipper Steve Smith says he must raise his own standards.

Richmond skipper Cotchin cleared to play in grand final

Trent Cotchin can play in the AFL decider.

TRENT Cotchin has been cleared to play in Saturday's grand final.

Hemed goal gives Brighton second EPL win

Tomer Hemed (blue and white) of Brighton scores the only goal of the game against Newcastle.

SOCCEROOS goalkeeeper Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet.

Matthews third in world road race title bid

Michael Matthews (right) celebrates his bronze medal with winner Peter Sagan of Slovakia, centre, and silver medallist Alexander Kristoff.

MICHAEL Matthews has claimed Australia's fourth medal.

Federer seals Laver Cup glory with win over Kyrgios

Members of the Team Europe hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the Laver Cup tennis tournament in Prague with Rod Laver.

ROGER Federer sealed a win for Team Europe in the Laver Cup.

Cameron Smith still shouldering the load

Melbourne Storm veteran Cameron Smith will play his 356th NRL game this weekend.

Phil Rothfield chats with the NRL's soon-to-be games record holder.

Hodkinson opens up on year tinged with tragedy

Trent Hodkinson of the Newcastle Knights in action.

He takes a breath and shakes his head. "It's been a tough year.”

Why Cameron Smith snubbed the Broncos' big bucks

Cameron Smith of the Storm runs with the ball.

In 2014 the Storm legend had the bags already packed in his mind.

Bear necessity: Alastair Lynch's sliding door moment

LION KING: Alastair Lynch in action for the Lions

Lions great recalls the time he left Fitzroy

Pearson completes remarkable comeback at world titles

Australia's Sally Pearson celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles final during the World Athletics Championships in London

Victory puts Pearson on the pedestal of Australia's sporting greats

Lockyer admits to feeling pressure as Maroons selector

Former Broncos player and current Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters (left) chats with former Broncos teammate and current Maroons selector Darren Lockyer.

It's a job that comes with a high level of scrutiny.

Meticulous Des failed to shore up his own job

Sacked Bulldogs coach Des Hasler watches over a training session in Sydney.

The Dogs were horrible this year, finishing 11th on the table.

Ranting players as bad as whingeing coaches

Referee Ashley Klein sends James Maloney of the Sharks to the sin bin during the NRL elimination final against the Cowboys.

Players charging towards referees has become a disgraceful look.

Cronulla and Manly undone by their errors, not the referees'

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan (left) and captain Paul Gallen.

Coaches let themselves down on the weekend.

Storm is rolling on, but history warrants caution

Storm players and officials pose with the J.J. Giltinan Shield, awarded to the NRL premiers, after the round 26 NRL match against the Canberra Raiders.

Past seasons say the Storm are most vulnerable on grand final day.

What started Panthers' Moylan crisis

Matt Moylan of the Penrith Panthers in action.

Player has concerned Penrith for some time, reveals Paul Kent.

Time for Suns to let Ablett leave

Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield (left) competes with Suns player Gary Ablett.

Superstar inquired about a trade back to Cats at the end of 2016.

Hampton's inside information could help Cowboys

Ben Hampton is happy to be a Cowboy now.

WHEN Ben Hampton left Melbourne, he took their secrets with him.

Cowboys on the verge of fairytale premiership

Cowboys players celebrate following their win over the Roosters

The Cowboys used grit and guts

League chiefs make crucial call on State of Origin coach

Brad Fittler remains among the frontrunners for the NSW State of Origin coach's role.

Blues' decision leaves door ajar for dumped duo

Norman eager to make most of half chance

Parramatta Eels five-eighth Corey Norman has been named in the PM's XIII for the game against PNG.

Parramatta playmaker called into PM's XIII in World Cup audition

League great rates Cowboys real shot

North Queensland Cowboys players go through their paces at training in Townsville ahead of their preliminary final against the Sydney Roosters.

Lewis warns Roosters will need to be wary of fired-up Cowboys

Cowboys 'wouldn't waste energy' playing Scott mind games

Matt Scott of the North Queensland Cowboys training at 1300 SMILES Stadium in Townsville.

Todd Payten admits there's a concern prop could re-injure himself.

Saints march on with player signings

Shane Savage (right) is congratulated by St Kilda teammates Blake Acres and Sebastian Ross.

Savage, Lonie sign new deals as St Kilda looks to complete roster

AFL coach pushing for US flavour

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has suggested dividing the AFL teams in conferences.

Melbourne mentor has called for conference-styles fixture

Taming Tiger shapes as Giants' challenge

Richmond midfield star Dustin Martin (centre) trains at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne.

GWS wary of Dustin Martin as they close in on AFL grand final berth

Scottish striker heading south to Melbourne City

Ross McCormack (left) in action for Aston Villa in the English Championship.

ASTON Villa striker Ross McCormack is Melbourne City's no.1 target.

Man City overcomes sluggish start to thump Palace

Manchester City's Leroy Sane celebrates scoring his side's first goal in the 5-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Pep talk gets City going against Palace.

Cahill hints he will keep going for City

Socceroos veteran Tim Cahill is primed for a big season with Melbourne City.

Socceroos veteran reveals he's keen to play on in A-League

Barry refusing to budge as EPL record beckons

Gareth Barry will make a record 633rd Premier League appearance when West Bromwich Albion take on Arsenal next week.

West Brom midfielder closes in on English Premier League record

United's Lukaku wants 'racist' chant to end

Fans have been singing songs about Romelu Lukaku's penis.

ROMELU Lukaku has spoken out over the "racist” song row.

Matildas star says best is yet to come

Chloe Logarzo during a Matildas training session in Sydney.

Australian women's football team has captured nation's attention.

Aussie skipper says rot must stop

Australian batsmen Glenn Maxwell is stumped by India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the one-day clash in Kolkata.

Smith lays blame on batsmen after another collapse against India

Kuldeep hat-trick sends Australia to defeat in second ODI

India's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates taking a hat-trick.

KULDEEP Yadav hat-trick condemns Australia to second defeat.

Khawaja says he's learnt from past mistakes

Queensland Bulls captain Usman Khawaja has his sights on winning this season's domestic one-day cup.

"The more you harp on it the worse it gets.”

Spinner Zampa says Aussies have bowlers to turn to

Australia's Adam Zampa is looking forward to game two of the ODI series with India.

No doom and gloom in camp, says Zampa.

Bairstow brilliance leads England to big win

England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates after reaching a century against the West Indies.

JONNY Bairstow century leads England to victory.

Injury-prone paceman daring to dream again

Australia cricket player Nathan Coulter-Nile (second from left) celebrates after Ajinkya Rahane's wicket during their first one-day international.

Nathan Coulter-Nile has set his sights on a Test debut.

Diamonds coach rings changes for Constellation Cup

SELECTORS have made the bold move to drop midcourt star Madi Robinson from the Diamonds' team for next month's Constellation Cup against New Zealand.

New Swifts coach aiming to take team back to the top

New NSW Swifts netball coach Briony Akle.

Briony Akle takes over from Rob Wright.

Diamonds loss 'simply unacceptable', says coach

Courtney Bruce (right) of Australia defends Te Paea Selby-Rickit of New Zealand.

Captain and coach not happy with defeat to Kiwis.

Kiwis cut Diamonds down to size

TOO GOOD: Courtney Bruce tries to defend against Te Paea Selby-Rickit in Invercargill.

NZ produced its biggest win over the world No.1 since 2015.

Diamonds wary of hurting Silver Ferns

Caitlin Bassett of Australia during the Quad Series clash with South Africa in Canberra.

Australia is in the box seat to claim the Quad Series honours.

Diamonds winning streak intact, but only just

Caitlin Thwaites starred for the Diamonds. Photo:AAP

"They certainly kept edging back at us”

Diamonds captain a better player because of Mentor

ENFORCER: Caitlin Bassett starred for Australia during the Netball Quad Series game against the England Roses played at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane on Saturday.

Caitlin Bassett won her first game as leader of the national team.

Former trainer pleads guilty after Twitter outburst

Former trainer Peter Moody fined $3000, admits Twitter outburst a case of sour grapes

Next stop Flemington for super mare Winx

Ridden by Hugh Bowman, Winx claims another win at Royal Randwick Racecourse  in Sydney on Saturday.

Winx is being set for an unprecedented third successive Cox Plate

Winx brings up 20th consecutive win in style

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, wins the George Main Stakes.

Champion mare swept home in the George Main Stakes.

Winx impresses in training ahead of shot at win No.20

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, runs past the finish line during a training session at Rosehill.

Mighty mare preparing for Group 1 $500,000 George Main Stakes.

Is Winx losing her aura?

STREAK INTACT: Hugh Bowman rides Winx to victory in the Chelmsford Stakes for her 19th straight win.

That picket fence is still intact but eyebrows are being raised.

Winx workout pleases trainer and jockey

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, wins the Warwick Stakes race last month.

Mighty mare preparing for Chelmsford Stakes at Royal Randwick.

Winx in the box seat to continue winning streak

18 down ... Jockey Hugh Bowman, on Winx, is all smiles after winning the Bob Ingham Warwick Stakes in Sydney earlier this month.

Champion one of 12 horses to accept for the 1600m Group 2 feature

Rookie wins final tournament but Thomas earns bonus

ROOKIE Xander Schauffele won the final tournament but Justin Thomas the major prize after the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Katherine Kirk comes up just short in major championship

Katherine Kirk plays a shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the Evian Championship.

KATHERINE Kirk said she was happy despite missing a major.

Kirk goes so close at major championship in France

STRONG RESULT: Katherine Kirk during the final round of the Evian Championship in eastern France.

Sunshine Coast product celebrates near $200,000 pay day.

Aussie Leishman takes out BMW Championship in style

Marc Leishman reacts after winning the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club.

AUSTRALIAN Marc Leishman has scored a superb wire-to-wire victory.