Aussies out to build on encouraging start to sevens series

New-look men's team will be looking to build on its Dubai Sevens performance in Cape Town.

Phoenix focused on enjoyment in wake of Merrick's exit

Wellington Phoenix's Andrew Durante (left) holds back Melbourne Victory's Scott Galloway.

Embattled club set to host the Central Coast Mariners.

Muscat seething over Victory's schedule

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat.

The team's clash with Wellington was postponed due to an earthquake.

Why wait on A-League expansion?

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop.

FFA should strike while the iron is hot.

Arsenal looking to shore up squad with new deals

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (centre) celebrates with teammates Mesut Ozil (right) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after scoring against West Ham.

Club is in contract negotiations with 10 players.

'Bradman of women's cricket' wants team effort

Melbourne Stars batter Meg Lanning in action for the Southern Stars.

Stars and Thunder to clash in Women's Big Bash League.

Langer to fill in for Lehmann as T20 coach

Justin Langer coaching the Perth Scorchers.

WA coach to take charge of Australia's T20 team in February.

Brad Haddin: 'I dropped cricket there and then'

Australian cricketer Brad Haddin walks on to the SCG holding his daughter Mia accompanied by (from left) his wife Karina, oldest son Zac, father Ross, youngest son Hugo and mother Anne after announcing his retirement in 2015.

Brad Haddin reveals family's fears at daughter's cancer fight.

Why a PGA win would be extra special to Leishman

Australian Marc Leishman at the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath in Melbourne last week.

The 33-year-old will be joined Down Under by his wife and boys.

Young gun Matt Renshaw fires up nerves of mum and dad

NEW BOY IN TOWN: Matt Renshaw poses at the Adelaide Oval this week.

Baby-faced son prepares to face up to a red-hot South Africa.

Johnson joins list of freak sporting injuries

Steve Johnson in action for the GWS Giants this season.

In wake of Giant's injury, we look at 10 other unlucky incidents.

Dark times made Johnson wish he was injured

Australia's Mitchell Johnson bowls to England's Ian Bell on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in 2015.

Bowler didn't want to play the game, let alone bowl for his country.

Ireland's win caps remarkable year of upsets

Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates after his side's win over New Zealand in Chicago.

Has there ever been a year like this?

Aloisi needs to focus on Roar's battle with form

Roar player Jade North on the ground in the game between Melbourne City and Brisbane at AAMI Park.

Sometimes saying nothing is the best policy.

Who's been the best import in A-League history?

Bruno Fornaroli of Melbourne City.

Phil Dillon lists his top five that have graced the competition.

Keane a perfect fit for the A-League

Former Irish international striker Robbie Keane.

The Wanderers would appear to be favourites to sign Robbie Keane.

Buck stops with Kidwell after disappointing Four Nations

Shaun Kenny-Dowall of the Kiwis failed to repay his coach's faith in him.

If David Kidwell is to continue as Kiwis coach he'll need some help.

Kiwis flop on game's biggest stage

Australia's Josh Dugan looks to offload during the Four Nations final.

This felt like the bad old days against the Kangaroos.

Reformed Kangaroos give Barba a positive vibe

Josh Dugan in action for the Kangaroos.

Watching the Four Nations final should prove a door is still ajar.

Star Titans rookie named in emerging Maroons squad

Ashley Taylor of the Gold Coast Titans.

Four new faces in Queensland's Emerging Origin squad.

Contract clauses to stop NRL players trialling in NFL

NRL players Jason Taumalolo (left) and Valentine Holmes in Santa Monica.

NRL teams are looking stop players trying to make the NFL.

Cleary named in Blues' emerging Origin squad

Penrith Panthers rookie Nathan Cleary.

Laurie Daley has wasted no time in getting rookie into Blues system.

Nines designs inspired by Maori culture

Alex Glenn models the Broncos' Nines strip.

Alex Glenn and Jordan Kahu had a hand in the Broncos' jersey.

Bird says he's happy to extend deal with Sharks

Jack Bird of the Cronulla Sharks.

Premiership winner has given Sharks fans a huge boost.

James Ackerman's daughter in hospital battle

FIGHTER: Milly Ackerman is battling a bout of pneumonia.

'Moo Moo' fighting in Brisbane hospital after bout of pneumonia

Swans name Kennedy as skipper for 2017

Sydney Swans player Josh Kennedy.

Sydney has bucked its own trend by naming one skipper.

When does your AFL team play in the pre-season?

West Coast and Port Adelaide players in pre-season action at Norwood Oval in Adelaide

See the full fixtures for the JLT Community Series here.

Brawling teammates' fines to be used to repay fans

Jermaine Beckford of Preston North End.

Incident labelled an "embarrassment” by manager Simon Grayson.

Sydney FC seeks revenge for cup final loss to City

Michael Jakobsen of Melbourne City goes up for a header.

League leader was beaten for the first time this season in decider.

Arsenal tops group but Wenger wary of draw

Arsenal's Lucas Perez scores to take the score to 3-0 for Arsenal against Basel.

Gunners enjoy a 4-1 success in Basel.

'Hopefully this spurs on a few more boys to sign up'

Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay.

Matt McKay has agreed to a one-year contract extension.

Court upholds Blatter's six-year ban

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Former FIFA president was suspended over ethics breaches.

Phoenix players admit guilt in Merrick exit

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick.

Skipper says players let coach down.

Neesham: NZ copped spray from coach after thrashing

New Zealand's Jimmy Neesham (left) makes a run with batting partner Martin Guptill.

The latter stages of Aussie innings were ugly for Black Caps.

McCullum to bring heat to Brisbane summer

New Zealand's Brendan McCullum in his last Test match in March.

McCullum is expected to turn out for the Ipswich Logan Hornets

Marsh turns to natural remedy to lift Test hopes

Australia's Mitchell Marsh during the first Test against South Africa at the WACA.

All-rounder will continue to play his natural game.

Black Caps left to rue decision to bowl

Dave Warner of Australia celebrates his century at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Those words "we'll have a bowl” brought disastrous consequences.

Heat full of burning desire for new season

Beth Mooney of Australia bats during the women's one-day international match against South Africa in Coffs Harbour last month.

But Beth Mooney says there's positives to take into the WBBL.

Khawaja tickled pink after another ton under lights

Usman Khawaja during the third Test between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval.

But Queensland batsman is still not convinced by the pink ball.

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

Queensland Firebirds wing attack Caitlyn Nevins has heaped the pressure on new rival Collingwood ahead of the 2017 Super Netball season.

Netball competition gets a name

Caitlin Bassett, right, will be one of the stars of the newly named Super Netball competition.

Australia's new-look netball league will be called Super Netball.

Pettitt to return to Diamonds after three-year absence

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during the Constellation Cup netball series last month.

Coach names squad of 12 for Quad Series in South Africa and England.

Lightning to face acid test first up

PRIMED: Geva Mentor is itching to play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

First round of National Netball League has been revealed

Tough defence helps Diamonds finish series with a win

Australia celebrates its series defeat of New Zealand during game four of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Aussies edge Silver Ferns 49-45 in Invercargill.

Ferns preparing to unleash new tactic in series finale

Caitlin Bassett of Australia and Anna Harrison of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

New Zealand has trialled the new move in training this week.

Diamonds coach slams Channel Nine

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander speaks to her players.

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander slams push for two-point shot.

Top English jockey to ride for Godolphin down under

Godolphin has announced it will send English jockey James Doyle as a replacement for its No.1 rider in Australia, James McDonald.

Veteran race caller Greg Miles set to retire

Racer caller Greg Miles in the broadcast box at Moonee Valley last year.

The voice of Victorian racing has called the most Melbourne Cups.

Oliver's hometown hopes rest on Mackintosh

Jockey Damien Oliver will ride Mackintosh in the Railway Handicap in Perth.

Race win has eluded jockey despite his annual visits to Perth.

Top jockey wants Justice in Railway Stakes

Junoob, ridden by Douglas Whyte

South African heading to Perth

Nolan goes into bat for Doomben 10,000

Toowoomba trainer Michael Nolan has added his voice to a growing industry chorus speaking against a proposed move to revamp Queensland's famous Doomben 10,000.

Officials weighing up future of historic Queensland horse race

Waller horse tests positive to drug ice

Trainer Chris Waller during trackwork at The Valley ahead of the Cox Plate in Melbourne in October.

Trainer has confirmed the initial irregularity.

McEvoy and Qewy reunited for Sandown Cup

Qewy, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, wins the Geelong Cup in October.

The seven-year-old gelding is a firm favourite.

Early start no problem for clubhouse leader

Ashley Hall is on target to achieve his dream of a European Tour card after surviving an unusually early wake-up call to set the pace at the Australian PGA.

Tiger shows glimpses of brilliance in return to action

Tiger Woods reacts after missing putt on the 11th hole during the first round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Former world No.1 had four birdies in the opening eight holes.

Mind over matter as Dodt takes lead at PGA

Australian Andrew Dodt during round one of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

Golfer thought of quitting tour before seeing a sports psychologist.

Junior golfers fight for the club champs

BRIGHT FUTURE: Proserpine junior golfers Levi Holmes, Daniel Spurway, Zane Williams, Rian Mitchell, Tayarn Bartley-Looke, Jaymee Stevens, Jaxon Henderson-Feldman, Dustin and Kason Scott (back) with Finn Burke, Max Perrin, Blake Lovelock, Ayden Bartz, Harper Henderson-Feldman, Logan and Connor Devery.

Junior Proserpine golfers have wrapped for the season.