Ling backing old Cats mate Ablett to hit his peak

"I just want him to have a full year without any injury.”

Cummins on a high in the Himalayas

Pat Cummins is ready to be unleashed at altitude in the final Test.

Pat Cummins ready to be unleashed at altitude.

How many new AFL skippers can you name?

Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy.

AFL Season 2017 - By The Numbers

Lions, Suns must stay the course, says Paul Roos

Brisbane captain Dayne Beams.

AFL great says Queenslanders are on the right track.

Foley back as Waratahs coach rings changes

Israel Folau will return to fullback as the Waratahs look to get their season back on track.

Foley among seven changes as Waratahs get shake-up

Taumalolo deal costs him money says former Cowboys director

Cowboys backrower Jason Taumalolo shows the way against the Broncos earlier this season.

Ikin says power forward could have got more

Former ASADA chief rejects drug cloud over AFL decider

West Coast Eagles players celebrate their win in the 2006 AFL grand final.

Drug tests put Eagles in the clear says former ASADA boss

Was Barca's comeback the best in history?

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard (left) holds the trophy after Liverpool's victory in the the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

We run through some of sport's most memorable fightbacks.

Who's the strongest in the NRL?

Raiders forward Shannon Boyd.

These are the crowd-pleasers who can stop a whole gym.

Former Supercars champs gunning for title

Garth Tander is back at Garry Rogers Motorsport.

These title winners have lost none of their drive for success.

Laura Enever giving her all for surfing

Laura Enever is loving being able to give back to her sport.

Sydney girl has always been a generous soul.

The NRL's unlucky 16 for round one

Penrith recruit Tim Browne in action for the Bulldogs.

These are the players on the cusp of selection at your NRL club.

The headlines your club doesn't want to see this season

Billy Slater of the Melbourne Storm.

These are the humdingers fans will be praying they don't see.

Thurston despised today but loved tomorrow

Cowboys skipper Johnathan Thurston is swamped by teammates after kicking a field goal to down the Brisbane Broncos in extra time on Friday night.

Cowboys great tests appeal with extra-time thrillers

Seeing is believing ... Barcelona completes impossible dream

Barcelona's Sergi Roberto celebrates after scoring the sixth goal during the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday March 8, 2017. Barcelona won 6-1. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Just when you thought you had seen everything ...

Memo to NRL: Don't bring back the biff

James Graham and Will Chambers after the Round 1 NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground in Sydney, Saturday, March 3rd, 2017. (AAP Image/Craig Golding) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

In round one three players were reprimanded for punching.

Game must face hard discussion about Cartwright action

Penrith Panthers NRL player Bryce Cartwright takes part in a training session in Sydney

IT went without examination but Phil Gould nailed it early.

Only a grand final victory will fulfil Arnold's dream

Milos Ninkovic of Sydney FC and James Troisi of Melbourne Victory during the round 22 A-League match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Sydney FC failure to reach final would not be good.

Why Bennett's aura is very much intact

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett talks to his players.

Wayne Heming offers his view on the Broncos coach.

Foran close to NRL return with Warriors

Kieran Foran looks on from the Warriors bench.

The Kiwi international has not played since since last year.

Segeyaro signs long-awaited deal with Sharks

James Segeyaro playing for the Panthers in 2015.

Hooker has finally completed his messy exit from English club Leeds.

Titans coach stands by medical team

Kane Elgey of the Gold Coast Titans scores a try against the Parramatta Eels.

Club served a breach notice over concussion protocols by the NRL.

Taylor sacking 'a step backwards', says ex-Tigers coach

Former West Tigers coach Mick Potter.

Mick Potter says club's fed-up fans must be "shaking their heads”.

Sam Burgess backs brother to bounce back from ban

George Burgess of the Rabbitohs is tackled by Trent Hodkinson (left) and Sione Mata'utia of the Knights.

"It's probably 'draw the line in the sand' from there.”

Tigers great calls for club chairwoman to step aside

Wests Tigers chairwoman Marina Go.

Benny Elias says Marina Go must go for the joint venture to thrive.

Some of the game's biggest names set for their return

Fremantle star Nat Fyfe will make his much-anticipated return to action this season.

A host of stars looking to make up for lost time in 2017.

Bulldogs remain Swans' measuring stick for 2017

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy.

Josh Kennedy says Sydney is not motivated by grand final loss.

Magpie busted for lying about how he broke his hand

Jordan de Goey of the Magpies lines up a kick.

Jordan De Goey is facing disciplinary action.

Cahill plays on passion as he prepares for World Cup qualifier

Tim Cahill will be chasing his 50th goal for Australia when the Socceroos take on Iraq in a World Cup qualifier in Tehran on Thursday night (AEDT).

Socceroos veteran sets sights on major milestone

Roar to fight punch allegation after A-League clash

Roar head coach John Aloisi confronts the linesman during the A-League clash against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium in Adelaide,

Brisbane backs Aloisi after altercation with Adelaide rival

Crestani living the dream at Roar

ROARING ON: Former Stanthorpe junior Cameron Crestani is enjoying playing in the A-League for Brisbane Roar.

Young defender on a whirlwind Roar season

Aussie star lands another English league accolade

Aaron Mooy on the ball for Huddersfield.

Aaron Mooy named in the EFL Championship Team of the Year for 2017.

Socceroos veteran wants to get dominance back

Mark Milligan says the Socceroos must get back to winning ways.

Mark Milligan wants more from the Socceroos.

Sainsbury's 'burning passion' to stay at elite level

Trent Sainsbury is hoping to get a Socceroos call-up for Thursday's World Cup qualifier in Tehran against Iraq.

Trent Sainsbury keen to keep playing at elite level.

Marsh rated 'special player' after Ranchi heroics

Shaun Marsh's efforts on the fifth day ensured Australia held on for a draw in the third Test against India in Ranchi.

Warner reveals Marsh is up for pressure test

Redbacks eyeing redemption in Shield final

Redbacks coach Jamie Siddons.

SA coach says it would be sweet to "turn the tables” on Victoria.

Warner confident of getting form back

Australia's David Warner bowled by India's Umesh Yadav during their first test match in Pune, India, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

DAVID Warner says he can break his Indian run-drought.

Valleys finish on top in wash-out

QUICK: Dave Vickers steams in to bowl a delivery at Proserpine Cricket Club.

Valleys finish on top in washout.

Pay rise on cards for our cricketers

Meg Lanning is in line for a bumper pay rise.

A 125% pay rise for international female cricketers on cards.

Ross Aloisi facing season-ending ban

Michael Theo of Brisbane Roar and Dylan McGowan of United clash on Sunday.

Ross Aloisi is facing the prospect of a season-ending ban.

Langman to be named despite nasty finger injury

LIGHTNING will name injured star for its clash with West Coast, but her recovery will be monitored.

Giants skipper to miss remainder of season

Kim Green (left) of the Giants looks to make a pass during the round three Super Netball match against the Magpies.

Kim Green has a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

Gritty Lightning midcourter praised for match-winning role

KEY PLAYER: Laura Scherian of the Lightning passes the ball.

She had almost 150 possessions and came up with 'that play'.

Injury to captain mars Giants win

Kimberlee Green of the Giants cheers from the sideline after being injured during against the Thunderbirds.

Captain hurt in Giants victory.

Firebirds get 'kick up the bum' from Vixens

Kate Moloney of the Vixens looks to pass. Source:Getty Images

Team suffers one of the worst losses in recent Firebirds history

Swifts captain wary of dangerous Fever

Abbey McCulloch is ready for fired-up Fever.

SWIFTS captain Abbey McCulloch won't write off Fever.

Thwaites is over as Magpies notch first win

Magpies star Caitlin Thwaites lines up a shot while playing for Australia.

Shooter on target as big guns bring down Thunderbirds

Mackay man seen 'beating horse around the head'

The commission inquired into allegations that the Mackay trainer mistreated a thoroughbred racehorse in his care.

Trainer caught 'beating a horse around the head'

Trainer closing in on record-breaking century

Trainer Darren Weir at Flemington.

Darren Weir on verge of training 100 city winners for the season.

Bowman: Winx can run down Black Caviar record

Hugh Bowman rides Winx (right) past the post in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse

Winx's winning streak stands at 14

Group 1 race just what the Doc ordered

Hey Doc ridden by Luke Currie wins race 6 CS Hayes Stakeson Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Saturday. Feb. 18, 2017. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Trainer Tony McEvoy says Hey Doc "has to” go the Australian Guineas.

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.

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

Leishman win earns spot at the Masters

MARC Leishman has stretched the Aussie contingent at Augusta to five with a stunning win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

Hadwin victory secures spot at the Masters

Adam Hadwin and his fiance Jessica Kippenberger hold up the champion's trophy after he won the Valspar Championship.

Hadwin holds on for Valspar Championship win

Golf's law-makers propose sweeping changes

American golfer Dustin Johnson.

It's the biggest overhaul of golf's rule book in more than 30 years.

Illness lays Day low again

SICK AGAIN: Jason Day has pulled out of another tournament, this time sick, a month before The Masters.

Illness thwarts Jason Day's preparation for US Masters