Brisbane gets world's best for darts showdown

Rob Cross and world No.1 Michael van Gerwen will be the headline acts

NRL penalty count hits staggering 14-year high

The referees have been told to strictly police certain areas of the game.

Todd Greenberg backs referees over the ballooning NRL penalty count.

All Blacks legend to hang up the boots

Conrad Smith of the All Blacks poses for a portrait in Chicago.

All Blacks star Conrad Smith has confirmed his impending retirement

Jamaican sprint star Powell out of Games

Asafa Powell won’t be running on the Gold Coast.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Asafa Powell withdraws with mystery injury

Milestone man Slipper is Reds’ sleepy giant

James Slipper will play his 100th game for the Reds against the Stormers on Sunday.

Queensland Reds prop James Slipper to bring up 100th game

Bowman rebounds with renewed hope in Slipper

Performer ridden by Hugh Bowman wins the Arrowfield Breeders Plate race during the TAB Epsom Day at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Saturday, September 30, 2017. (AAP Image/David Moir) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Hugh Bowman backs Performer to handle the pressure in wide open Golden Slipper

Ping-pong ding-dongs shed light on success

Johnathan Thurston (right) with fellow Cowboys great Matty Bowen.

Johnathan Thurston's competitive nature spreads beyond footy field

JP Smith's journey ends up at home at Reds

RED MAN: JP Smith says he has found his home with the Queensland Reds.

South African-born JP Smith has come home to the Queensland Reds

Sad skier is ‘funniest thing ever’

Elizabeth Swaney embarks on a completely underwhelming run down the half-pipe. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

This skier was so ‘average’ commentators didn’t know what to do

Gift Scotty wants to give Australia is white, not gold

Scotty James of Australia.

Australian snowboarder throws down gauntlet to superstar rival

Backyard wrestles and PS4 forging Red V’s next big thing

Luciano Leilua during St George Illawarra Dragons training at WIN Stadium.

Backyard wrestles and PS4 battles forging Red V’s next big thing

Back off Melbourne — Simmons belongs to Newcastle

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Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is a Novocastrian

PREDICTION: NRL season is hard to pick

Newcastle Knights newly signed player Mitchell Pearce trains with the Newcastle Knights at Balance field, Newcastle, Monday, December 4, 2017. (AAP Image/Darren Pateman) NO ARCHIVING

Newcastle Knights will be the big movers in a tough NRL season.

Can Cowboys do it for JT?

Johnathan Thurston is set to retire at the end of the 2018 season.

Pressure mounts as Cowboys look to send Thurston out a winner

OPINION: What do female athletes have to do to earn respect?

Maryborough Bears vBay Power at Port City Park, Maryborough.

Enough is enough: respect female athletes.

Trial times reflection of generous selection criteria

The Aussies are sending a huge swimming squad to the Gold Coast.

Australia’s top swimmers likely saving up best for main Games event

Drew Mitchell: It's time to get Super excited

Australian Super Rugby captains (from left) Christian Lealiifano (Brumbies), Scott Higginbotham (Reds), Michael Hooper (Waratahs) and Adam Coleman (Rebels) are hoping for better results in 2018.

Aussies have cause for optimism, writes former Wallaby Drew Mitchell

‘Disrespectful’: Roos great’s fury over torn-up pitch

Coopers Stadium. Picture: Bianca De Marchi

John Kosmina slams the decision to play AFLX at Coopers Stadium

‘Too much talk not enough action’: Green savages Cowboys

The Cowboys reflect on their loss to the Storm.

Paul Green tells Cowboys to stop believing press after Storm loss

Carney a step closer to NRL return with Cowboys

Todd Carney in action for Northern Pride.

Todd Carney meets with NRL as he closes in on Cowboys contract

Greenberg’s Lodge ultimatum: Pay victims or you’re gone

Matt Lodge has got Wayne Bennett’s support.

NRL boss orders Matt Lodge to pay victims or be kicked out

Where’s Suli? Storm superstar vanished for a year before signing

Storm winger Suliasi Vunivalu who will play his 50th game in the NRL this week.

How Storm star Suliasi Vunivalu vanished for year before signing

NRL previews: Round 3 matches dissected

Johnathan Thurston and Michael Morgan will line up in the halves for the Cowboys.

Catch up on the inside info with Tony Durkin's round three preview

Walters’ Origin blunder: ‘I won’t make that mistake again’

Greg Inglis has been guaranteed a place in the Queensland team for Game One if fit. Photo: Phil Hillyard

Kevin Walters promises to pick Maroons greats after Slater mistake

Ling sings praise for Hodge as Cats buzz about Ablett return

LION UP: Luke Hodge provides the Brisbane Lions with an injection of experience.

IT'S surely the biggest ever trade-off in Queensland footy

Campbell ready to roar for Brisbane Lions in AFLW final

READY: Shannon Campbell is set to lace-up in her second AFLW grand final for the Brisbane Lions on Saturday.

CAMPBELL proud of Coast talent in decider

Lions defender in All Australian form

Kate Lutkins (left) of the Lions chases down Isabel Huntington of the Bulldogs during the Round 2 AFLW match.

Kate Lutkins is enjoying a breakout season.

Mariners coach Okon quits

Paul Okon has quit as Central Coast Mariners coach.

Central Coast Mariners coach Paul Okon walks out on A-League club

Roar stun Sydney as resurgence continues

Brisbane Roar players celebrate Matt McKay’s goal.

Brisbane Roar beat competition leaders Sydney FC 2-1

FIFA on brink of latest ridiculous World Cup host call

Sunil Gulati, (center) president of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), Canadian CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani (left) and Mexican Football Federation President Decio De Maria hold up a signed unified bid for the 2026 soccer world cup

FIFA - and disgraced Sepp Blatter - prefer a shock alternative

Two games left to define Chelsea’s future

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea

Conte under the pump at Chelsea.

Jose’s plan to ship out Pogba as Reds eye $106m target

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho talks with Paul Pogba.

Paul Pogba on way out of Old Trafford - rumour.

Real reason for Roosters horror show

Roosters' Cooper Cronk during NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard

Trent Robinson says blame to be laid elsewhere for Roosters defeat.

In-form Aussies start T20 series with a bang

Meg Lanning hits out on her way to an unbeaten 35.

Batters impress as Aussies chase down big India score to win

‘Unbelievable’: Pitiful Poms self-destruct

Not a good day for England cricket.

England collapses to humiliating total against New Zealand

Drought-breaker ever present for Bulls

Queensland paceman Luke Feldman celebrates a wicket against Tasmania last month

Bowler hails culture as Bulls aim for another Sheffield Shield title

‘An Aussie wouldn’t have got off’: Cricket stunned by Rabada

Kagiso Rabada has been cleared to play the third Test - surprising

Kagiso Rabada free to play in the third Test after ban overturned

Cricket’s disgracefully weak, shameful piss take

Kagiso Rabada should not be playing in Cape Town.

There's no way Kagiso Rabada should be bowling against Australia

Marathon effort to clear Rabada ends

South African bowler Kagiso Rabada is still waiting to hear whether he’ll be cleared to play in the third test.

Kagiso Rabada waits to hear if he’ll play third Test after appeal

Firebirds star Geitz back in the groove

Laura Geitz could not imagine a better way to help finetune her preparation for next month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast than a test against the best

Diamonds prepared for Silver Ferns form

Australian coach Lisa Alexander says New Zealand will still be a force despite recent losses.

Diamonds coach tipping Silver Ferns to find old form at Comm Games

Reigning Super Netball champions not resting on laurels

COMMITTED: Sunshine Coast Lighting coach Noeline Taurua has re-signed until the end of 2019.

"WE often talk about her (Langman) and what she did contribute."

Midcourter focused on doing her bit for Lightning

TRAINING: Laura Scherian.

"It will be an awesome hit-out for us.”

Diamonds covered for injury drama

Kate Moloney playing in the Fast5 Netball World Series.

Diamonds have Games injury cover.

Firebirds take aim at Lightning ahead of new season

ON COURT: Madeline McAuliffe of the Lightning attempts to stop Caitlyn Nevins of the Firebirds during a Super Netball match between the Queensland Firebirds and Sunshine Coast Lightning last year.

The Lightning caused a sensation by winning the title last year.

Jockey dies after ‘sickening’ race fall

A veteran jockey who earned more than $80 million and won 4650 races in a standout career has died after an accident during a race

McAvaney: Winx the equal of Phar Lap

Winx ridden by jockey Hugh Bowman runs to the finish line during a morning training session at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Winx will attempt its 24th consecutive victory during the Longines Golden Slipper Raceday on Saturday. (AAP Image/David Moir) NO ARCHIVING

Bruce McAvaney: Winx deserves to be rated alongside Phar Lap

Another Begg masterpiece could be Written

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Grahame Begg ready for new chapter to be Written in Golden Slipper

Hayes: Slipper trio are over the odds

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David Hayes believes his Golden Slipper trio can spring a surprise

Winx punter ups the ante in Ryder

Winx will chase another Group 1 win in the George Ryder Stakes on Saturday. Picture: Simon Bullard

Punter plonks $114k on Winx in the George Ryder Stakes

Bowman gets green light for Winx return

Jockey Hugh Bowman falls from Performer a few weeks ago

Hugh Bowman cleared to ride Winx in George Ryder Stakes after fall

Golden Slipper Barrier Draw: Favourites draw perfectly

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — FEBRUARY 28: The Golden Slipper trophy is seen during the Australian Turf Club 2017 Sydney Carnival Launch at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for The ATC)

Join us live for the barrier draw for the $3.5m Golden Slipper

King of Spin sinks hole-in-one at Augusta

Shane Warne has added yet another feather to his already crowded sporting cap. The cricketing great pulled off every golfer’s dream at iconic course

Tiger, Ernie to line up for Australia showdown

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els will captain the US and Internationals teams.

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els to face off in Melbourne in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods nailed with ‘cold’ sledge

Tiger Woods on his way to a runner-up finish at the Valspar Championship.

TIGER Woods is back — and just in time for the Masters.

‘This is the America I want’: Tiger stunning in PGA near-miss

Tiger Woods came close to a PGA Tour win.

Vintage Tiger Woods performance secures second-placed finish.