O'Keefe backs young Aussie to shine in India

Australian spinner Stephen O'Keefe says Matt Renshaw has the game to thrive in India after doing some homework with the youngster ahead of next month's tour.

Sharks want Barba on the training paddock

The Sharks say Ben Barba being allowed to train will be good for his rehab.

League is yet to register Barba's newly signed one-year deal

Brisbane Roar must battle for points, says coach

Jamie Maclaren could earn a recall against the Phoenix.

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi wants fight from his team.

76ers eyeing Simmons NBA debut in March

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons

Coach Brett Brown shut down rumours of a January start date

How your team is placed in the Big Bash League

Mark Steketee of the Heat (centre)

Heat are still clear atop the ladder on 10 points

Adelaide to face new champions league opponents

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors players celebrating after winning against Melbourne Victory last season. The club has been banned from the AFC Champions League this campaign.

ADELAIDE United will not face Jeonbuk Motors.

Firebirds flying out for Diamonds mission

Nevins is excited to be part of the Diamonds squad.

Queensland left in safe hands ahead of Super netball start

8 shocking first-round Australian Open defeats

World number One Lleyton Hewitt expresses frustration on his way to being defeated by Alberto Martin of Spain during their first round match at the 2002 Australian Open

20 years of Melbourne Park boilovers

Porte feeling positive about Tour success

Australia's Richie Porte rides during the 18th stage of the 2016 Tour de France.

Aussie has paid his dues and knows 2017 could be his time.

WATCH: Knowles talks hockey, family, career and the future

Mark Knowles in Rockhampton.

Knowles sets sights on Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast in 2018

Year in review: Leicester shows fairytales can come true

Leicester City's Wes Morgan (centre) celebrates with teammates after a win in the English Premier League.

Phil Dillon looks back at 2016 in the beautiful game.

Year in review: Rio gold shades Bledisloe wipeout

Kieran Read of New Zealand with the Bledisloe Cup after winning the Bledisloe Cup.

Rugby was about more than just rucks and mauls in 2016.

Year in review: Palmer leaves a lasting legacy

Rory McIlroy reacts after sinking a putt on the fourth hole of a play-off to win the Tour Championship and with it the FedEx Cup.

One of golf's greats was farewelled in 2016, writes Phil Dillon.

Video assistants must help our referees

POINTED CRITICISM: Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha gestures to the video screen after being shown a red card by referee Chris Beath against the Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Friday night.

The A-League will be trialling a video referee in round 25.

Gloves off as NRL stinks of double standards

Chris Sandow is to face court over his New Year's Day stoush.

Sandow is due to appear in court today

Brosque worthy of Socceroos recall

Alex Brosque of Sydney FC gestures after being sent off against Brisbane.

Sydney star could play for country for the first time since 2013.

Burning new year issues NRL coaches must resolve

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.

These might be the resolutions of the 16 NRL coaches.

Dave looks Taylor-made for Green Machine role

David Taylor is the right man for Canberra, says Tony Durkin.

Ricky Stuart did outstanding job with Raiders.

Sharks re-sign Barba to reduced deal

Ben Barba scores for the Cronulla Sharks.

Cronulla has sent fullback's contract to the NRL for approval.

How Jillaroos coach plans to avenge Nines defeats

Kezie Apps of the Jillaroos is tackled by Nora Maaka (left) and Teuila Fotu-Moala of the Kiwi Ferns last year's trans-Tasman Test in Newcastle.

Aussies hellbent on reversing the result from last year.

Powerhouse prop commits to Roosters

Dylan Napa of the Roosters is tackled by Paul Gallen (right) and Matt Prior of the Sharks last season.

Firebrand front-rower Dylan Napa agrees to a two-year extension.

Thurston confirms one more year of rep footy

A jubilant Johnathan Thurston after their win over the Blues in State of Origin Game I last year.

Champion halfback will then concentrate on final days with Cowboys

Johnathan Thurston to quit Origin, Test footy for Cowboys

Johnathan Thurston

Dally M Medal winner keen to show loyalty to North Queensland club

Jarrod Mullen tests positive to steroids

Jarrod Mullen of the Newcastle Knights.

Knights star is facing a ban of up to four years.

Sheedy says he'll reach out to Hird

Essendon coach James Hird (right) with former coach Kevin Sheedy in 2015.

Essendon great Kevin Sheedy has called for patience with James Hird.

Tania Hird pleas for privacy for husband James

Tania Hird leaves the family Toorak home with her children while James Hird is recovering at a facility after a suspected drug overdose.

James Hird's wife has asked for privacy in the wake of the incident

Returning Fyfe impresses in Dockers' time trial

Fremantle Dockers superstar Nat Fyfe.

On-baller produced a strong result in year's first training session.

Roar star keen to turn tide after three straight losses

Thomas Kristensen of the Brisbane Roar heads the ball.

Thomas Kristensen is still optimistic about the rest of the season.

Van Gaal ends coaching career

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Former Man United manager has called time on his coaching days.

FAMILY HEARTACHE: Community rallies as Angela faces final days

Rockhampton's Blair and Angela Grice and their young family.

Football clubs come together in harshest of times

Popovic slams officials after derby draw

Wanderers goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic dives on the ball ahead of Sydney's David Carney.

The 14th Sydney derby was one that neither side deserved to win.

Costa absence no problem for Chelsea

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso (centre) celebrates scoring his second goal during the English Premier League match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Blues recorded a 3-0 win at Leicester City.

Pochettino hopes Spurs learn well

Tottenham's Dele Alli (right) celebrates with teammate Eric Dier after scoring a goal against Chelsea.

Tottenham preparing to face a stubborn West Brom at White Hart Lane.

Did Channel 10 Big Bash commentary cross the line?

Jake Lehmann (centre) of the Strikers is congratulated after taking the wicket of Shane Watson of the Thunder

It was not a great look for the Big Bash League

Sodhi's 6-11 powers Strikers to upset win

Ish Sodhi (centre) of the Strikers is congratulated after taking the wicket of Chris Green of the Thunder

The Thunder lost 8-22 to be all out for 101

Lynn out, Handscomb in for third one-dayer

Peter Handscomb of Australia hits a four during the third Test against Pakistan.

Peter Handscomb will make his one-day international.

Forgotten spinner disappointed by selectors' snub

Australian cricketer Jon Holland delivers a ball during a practice session ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle last August.

Jon Holland has taken a swipe for "no communication”.

Clarke, Spartan Sports going into bat for grassroots

Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke.

Ground-breaking partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation

'Flustered' Mills feels the Heat before BBL match

Tymal Mills bowls during the Big Bash League match  at the MCG

Mills won't forget his first appearance at the MCG in a hurry

Former Diamonds World Cup winner to play for England

Former Australian player Chelsea Locke has switched allegiances and is set to play for England in next month's quad netball series.

Army training pushes Firebirds to their limits

Queensland Firebirds leader Gabi Simpson.

Military-style training camp has team steeled.

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

The Queensland Firebirds, including Caitlyn Nevins (second from left), have signed Lorna Jane as their major sponsor.

Wing attack Caitlyn Nevins heaps the pressure on new rival.

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

Diamonds versus Silver Ferns

Australia squared the ledger against New Zealand in the Constellation Cup with a...

Veteran jockey secures emotional Magic Millions win

Houtzen has rocketed to the top of Golden Slipper betting charts.

German galloper makes it four from from

Trainer Darren Weir.

Plein Ciel could be Hobart Cup-bound.

Easy win lifts Houtzen to Millions favouritism

Trainer Chris Waller.

Stage is set for an intriguing showdown next week.

Payne hoping to find Cup winner for women's syndicate

Michelle Payne after riding Prince Of Penzance to victory in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey will train for a women-only syndicate.

McDonald's ban costs him $1m-a-year job

James McDonald reacts after riding Hartnell to victory in the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington in October.

Kiwi was disqualified for 18 months for illegal betting.

Jockey banned for 18 months for illegal betting

Jockey James McDonald has copped an 18-month ban.

James McDonald pleaded guilty to placing a bet on one of his mounts.

Year in review: All eyes turned to Winx

Hugh Bowman celebrates after riding Winx to victory in the Cox Plate.

Wonder mare tops racing's highlights reel.

McIlroy forced out with rib problem

Northern Irishman out of this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Thomas cards 59 to join exclusive club

EXCLUSIVE CLUB: Justin Thomas became the youngest golfer to break 60 on the US PGA Tour.

American Justin Thomas breaks 60 in Hawaii

LISTEN: 'I was ready to win at that point'

IN ACTION: Charlie Dann at the Australian Master of the Amateurs in Melbourne.

Charlie Dann wins biggest title of his golfing career.

Woods says Trump can belt a golf ball

Tiger Woods lines up a putt.

Duo played at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida.