Mackay AFL player celebrates premiership he can't remember

Nick Morton knew he was in trouble immediately after 2016 Mackay AFL grand final was over

Cronk favourite to win second Dally M

Cooper Cronk at a Melbourne Storm media session at AAMI Park.

Storm player could be the ninth halfback to win in past 30 years.

Boyd vows to savour the moment, not focus on future

Western Bulldogs player Matthew Boyd.

Veteran still to have talks on a new contract for next season.

Brownlow winner Dangerfield says he can get even better

Patrick Dangerfield celebrates his 2016 Brownlow Medal win.

But Cat says preliminary final defeat to Sydney still hurting.

Kepu praises - and fears - young props

Wallaby prop Sekope Kepu says Australia has some good young front-rowers coming through.

Sekope Kepu admits he is excited by Australia's young props

Floros honoured to assume Bulls captaincy

Jason Floros of the Bulls prepares to bowl.

All-rounder taken aback when asked to take over as skipper.

Palmer to inspire US in Ryder Cup

Jimmy Walker will join the US Ryder Cup team in paying tribute to the late Arnold Palmer.

USA's Ryder Cup team will be moved by the memory of Arnold Palmer.

Team of the future brimming with talent

Latrell Mitchell of the Roosters.

We select ARM's team of future representative stars.

Breaking up is hard to do ... just ask these NRL personalities

Tigers hooker Robbie Farah, who will move to the Rabbitohs next season.

We look at the biggest NRL break-ups of 2016.

Chris Bond steeled for more Games gold in Rio

FIRED UP: Chris Bond takes the ball upfield during Australia's win over Great Britain.

Chris Bond takes pride in being a "big-game player”.

Curtis McGrath: Soldiering on at Rio Paralympics

Curtis McGrath celebrates after qualifying for the Paralympics earlier this year.

Soldier became world champion in para-canoe in just two years.

Torita Isaac fit and ready to fire in Rio

Australian Paralympic team member Torita Isaac.

The 21-year-old is among the favourites to win the Paralympics 400m.

Blood, sweat and gears: Colin Sieders' remarkable journey

Colin Sieders of Australia looks on after competing in the European canoe sprint Paralympic qualifying event in Duisburg, Germany, in May.

Colin Sieders is used to etching his name into the history books.

A Prickly Ricky gives his Raiders the edge

Raiders Ricky Stuart has turned some of his players from outcasts to stars.

What coach has done this season is nothing short of amazing.

Paralympic performance we can all be proud of

Team Australia celebrates after winning the match against the United States in the men's wheelchair rugby gold medal match at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Australia finished fifth on the medal tally.

Extra time wins out against golden point

Cowboy Coen Hess is congratulated by treammates on his try during the NRL elimination final against the Broncos at 1300 SMILES Stadium in Townsville.

Time to get rid of golden point during the regular rounds.

AFL-created 'monster' gobbling up its rivals

GROWING FORCE: Tom Scully (centre) celebrates with his Giants teammates after kicking a goal against the Swans on Saturday.

GWS has blossomed into a great team with great players.

Two hesitant referees are botching the game

NO PENALTY: Bronco James Roberts kicks out at Titan Ryan Simpkins.

Commentators scathing of match officials.

Match Review Committee has become laughing stock

Michael Ennis of the Sharks avoided sanction for an apparent shoulder charge.

MRC members have just made one too many mistakes.

Decider to feature contrast of styles and storylines

Cooper Cronk of the Storm holds off Aidan Sezer of the Raiders in the preliminary final at AAMI Park.

Cronulla against Melbourne will be sentiment versus experience.

Foran takes to social media to praise fans and slam media

Former Parramatta player Kieran Foran watches an Eels training session in Sydney.

Troubled 26-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Warriors.

Warriors star in demand in NRL

WANTED: Ben Matulino of the Warriors.

Clubs in the running to sign Warriors star.

Sharks have plenty of bite, says Storm star

WARY OF SHARKS: Melbourne Storm star Cooper Cronk.

Round 26 win means nothing, says Cronk.

Storm building for another premiership tilt

Cooper Cronk after playing his 300th game in the NRL preliminary final between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park. He's now off to another grand final.

Melbourne can stamp reputation as greatest team of the NRL era

'That's not a forward pass you clown!': commentator blow-up

Jarrod Croker (left) of the Raiders is seen injuring his knee during the NRL preliminary final between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

David Morrow launched into an absolute tirade

Bulldogs' Crameri to marry on grand final eve

Western Bulldogs player Stewart Crameri during a training session at the club's headquarters at Whitten Oval earlier this month.

Former Bomber has sat out for the past 12 months.

Coach of coaches poised to take Lions' share of work

CALMING INFLUENCE: Chris Fagan is the favourite to take over as Brisbane Lions head coach.

Brisbane keen to get cracking on ushering in a new era.

Dangerfield set to run away with Brownlow

SUPERCAT: Patrick Dangerfield bursts clear in a match for Geelong.

Cat not winning would be the biggest upset in Brownlow history.

Coach delighted with form of young Roos

Australian player Steve Kuzmanovski (left) celebrates with Joshua Andrew Hope after scoring against Thailand in Hanoi.

Australia records 5-1 win over Thailand in tournament final.

Hammers struggling after defeat to Saints

Southampton's Charlie Austin celebrates scoring his side's first goal against West Ham.

Hammers lose fourth game of season.

Demanding Guardiola still wanting more

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Swansea.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants more from Sergio Aguero.

Brett the Roar's x-factor

READY TO ROAR: Brisbane player Brandon Borello.

Brandon Borello says Brett Holman will boost the Roar

Rooney not worried about form talk

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has struggled this season.

Wayne Rooney has dismissed criticism of his form.

Manchester sides to clash in League Cup

West Ham United's Dimitri Payet scores the winner during his side's English League Cup third-round soccer match against Accrington Stanley.

Ddraw for the EFL Cup has thrown up some intriguing ties.

Tremain ready to take his chances for Australia

ON THE RISE: Chris Tremain will be hoping for more celebrations like this.

Chris Tremain is determined to take his chances.

Elbow injury could force AB out of Tests

South Africa's captain AB de Villiers could miss the one-day series against Australia and maybe the tour to Australia.

AB de Villiers could miss the one-day series against Australia

Fringe players have chance to shine, says Lehmann

Melbourne Stars player Daniel Worrall bowls against the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League match at the WACA in January.

Aussies set play Ireland and South Africa.

Head hopes to shoulder load in ODI side

Australia's Travis Head plays a shot against Sri Lanka during their first twenty20 cricket match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Batsman hopes to cement spot on Australia's limited overs team

Injured Starc could be right for first Proteas Test

Australia's M

Bad luck continues to plague Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc

Australians welcome old foe as batting coach

Graeme Hick in his time as Australia's high-performance coach in 2013.

Graeme Hick has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Diamonds shooter shines in Quad Series win

A record goal haul from Caitlin Bassett has helped the Diamonds win the Netball Quad Series.

Diamonds know they must lift game against New Zealand

SHARPSHOOTER: Australia's Caitlin Bassett will be a handful for New Zealand to contain when they clash this weekend.

Silver Ferns set to turn on the defensive pressure.

Junior netball special winner

STAND-OUT: Whitsunday’s Ella Newbery with her MVP trophy.

Following a junior carnival, Whitsunday walked away with one winner.

Netballers undefeated in Charters Towers

TOP SHOTS: (Back) Takeisha Graham, Jessie Pegg, Pearl Giles, Zali Hinschen, (front) Madi Parker, Tayla Goody, Rain Smith and Danae Scothern.

Whitsunday netballers go undefeated in Charters Towers.

Geitz focused on grand final, not what future may hold

STRONG DEFENCE: Laura Geitz will hope to lead her Firebirds to a second-straight ANZ Championship title.

Firebirds and Swifts to play in decider for second year in a row.

Fun, skills take centre stage at netball carnival

SCORE: Sasha Taha shoots for goal against Bowen Cyclones.

Fun, skills take centre stage at Whitsunday netball carnival.

Firebirds recover from jitters to make grand final

SUPER INTENSE: The pressure got to the Firebirds Romelda Aiken, but she recovered to get the Queenslanders into next week’s final.

The Firebirds are the first team through to next Sunday’s final

Ladbrokes: Underwood Stakes seemingly a two-horse race

The Underwood Stakes is the feature race at Caulfield and the betting market with Ladbrokes suggests it is a race between Black Heart Bart and Lucia Valentina.

Winx in a class of her own in George Main Stakes

Chris Waller has won three of the past four editions.

Weir chases first Makybe Diva Stakes win

Victorian trainer saddling up three runners.

Racing Queensland snub turf club and dogs... again

NO SHOW: Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching is perplexed by the lack of Ipswich representation within the Racing Queensland advisory panels.

False start for Ipswich: Turf club left to run own race

Cult hero hoping to clean up again

The Cleaner aiming to win event for a historic third time.

Can Winx make it 10 straight in the Warwick Stakes?

Winx will start the Warwick Stakes as a very short-priced favourite

Winx the star attraction at Royal Randwick.

Equestrian group riders claim showjumping ribbons

BIG RIDE: WEG members Georgina Lee riding Monster, Tori Mansfield riding Lilly, Kendell Davies riding Chino and Charlie Lee riding Bella.

Whitsunday equestrian group riders take home showjumping ribbons.

Nicklaus leads tributes to golfing great Arnold Palmer

Seven-time major winner Arnold Palmer has died in Pittsburgh at the age of 87.

McIlroy ends season with huge pay day

Rory McIlroy reacts after sinking his birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole to win the Tour Championship.

Rory McIlroy win secures FedEx Cup and $10m bonus.

"Best-ever” claims set to fire up Europeans

Davis Love III has made some bold claims ahead of the Ryder Cup.

US captin claims his team is best ever in Ryder Cup.

Day, Scott start well for big cash

Australia's world No.1 Jason Day has started well in the Tour Championship tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Jason Day and Adam Scott are well placed in the Tour Championship