Demons see contender talk as a positive

Title contender talk sits well with Melbourne Demons players

Westbrook caps year with MVP

MAIN MAN: Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook has been named 2017 NBA MVP.

Westbrook named NBA MVP

Cricketers have given up on deal

STALEMATE: The Australian Cricketers Association has called on Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland to involve himself in negotiations to strike a new deal.

Cricketers have given up on new deal

Reds coach tests hunger of young forwards

SENT HOME: Reds coach Nick Stiles has sent young forward Andrew Ready home to train alone in an effort to see how committed he is to playing Super Rugby.

Reds duo sent home to train

Brazilian bull riders determined to be champions

TOP FORM: PBR Robinson Guedes is keen to become a champion bull rider in Australia.

Last Cowboy Standing Brisbane Entertainment Centre July 15

Out of form Novak vows to help friend Becker

PRACTICE SESSION: Novak Djokovic chat to coach Boris Becker during a training session at last year's Australian Open. Djokovic has vowed to help his former coach in anyway possible after it rumours Becker was bankrupt began circulating.

Novak vows to help former coach Boris Becker

F1 drivers believe Vettel was in the wrong during GP chaos

WINNING EFFORT: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo celebrates winning the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku.

Vettel maintains innocence after chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix

'I did not think this would ever happen in my wildest dreams'

Giants defender Bec Bulley. Photo: Getty Images

Bulley prepares for Super Netball premliminary final with Giants

Cathy Freeman finds her love for athletics again

Former track and field athlete Cathy Freeman is a 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ambassador.

Golden girl is an ambassador for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Firebirds legend has no regrets about retirement

Former players Clare McMeniman (left) and Laura Geitz celebrate a Firebirds win.

Clare McMeniman is loving the new Super Netball competition.

Sam Thaiday glad there's still loyalty in the game

TOGETHER AGAIN: Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston and Mal Meninga.

Broncos star happy coach shows faith

Rep-break report card: your NRL club rated

Billy Slater of the Storm is chased by James Maloney of the Sharks.

We rate your club's season so far.

Stephen Hoiles: Wallabies need a quick fix

Karmichael Hunt of the Wallabies runs with the ball during the Test match against Scotland at Allianz Stadium.

Australians failed to generate any quick ball against Scotland.

Selectors way off the mark with man-of-the-match pick

Dane Gagai of the Maroons is tackled by Josh Jackson of the Blues.

Wrong man-of-the-match was named, and he was from wrong team.

Backs to the wall, Lions made best of bad situation

EX-LIONS: Sam Docherty is a lock for All-Australian selection this year.

Credit where credit's due when it comes to Brisbane recruiting

Michael Ennis: NSW facing a much sterner test

DANGER MAN: The Maroons will attempt to keep Blues fullback James Tedesco quiet in tonight's clash.

NSW preparing for a much sterner test, writes NSW great.

Justin Hodges: Maroons need to stick to game plan

DESERVED CALL-UP: Maroons debutant Jarrod Wallace has done a great job for the Titans since leaving the Broncos.

Big names know how to get the job done when pressure is on.

Greg Martin: World Cup heartache still drives Scots

Israel Folau was one of the Wallabies' best against Fiji.

Wallabies should prepare for some angry Scotsmen in Sydney.

Knee injuries bring end to Tigers career

RETIRED: Back-to-back knee injuries have forced veteran hooker Matt Ballin call an end to his NRL career.

Veteran hooker Matt Ballin retires

No Sunday best: NRL draw frustrates Brisbane

The Brisbane Broncos have been denied a Sunday game.

Broncos want more Sunday games

Cherry suddenly on top for Origin selection

CHERRY ON TOP: Daly Cherry-Evans appears to be back in contention for Origin selection after Queensland coach Kevin Walters talked up the Manly skipper's recent performances.

Daly Cherry-Evans back in the Origin mix

Nightingale hat-trick breaks Knights' hearts again

HAT-TRICK: St George's Jason Nightingale celebrates one of his tries in the Dragons' 32-28 win over Newcastle.

Late Nightingale try lets Dragons sneak home against Knights

VIDEO: Benji winds back clock in Broncos' triumph

Matt Gillett of the Broncos scores a try against the Raiders.

Former NZ international played a starring role in win over Canberra.

VIDEO: Ice-cool Lowe completes Cowboys' great escape

Ecstatic Cowboy Kyle Feldt is congratulated by teammate Justin O'Neill after scoring the game-winning try against the Panthers.

Gunslingers fired when it mattered most in defeat of Penrith.

Suns vow to get physical against Saints

Suns player Touk Miller returns to the team this weekend.

Gold Coast sick of looking like a side that can be bashed.

No Kelly, no worries for Giants against Lions

Dylan Shiel of the Giants offloads the ball.

Dylan Shiel stepped up in GWS's win over Brisbane.

WATCH: Gray puts on clinic in Power's win over Pies

Robbie Gray of the Power.

Port Adelaide star booted five goals for the game.

Socceroos match it with Chile in Moscow

Tim Cahill (right) earned his 100th cap for the Socceroos against Chile.

FOR Ange Postecoglou there was regret to go with the pride.

Football Queensland to investigate "all-in brawl

HOME GAME: Warwick Wolves players (white) in a game at Queens Park. FILE PHOTO

Football officials will look into all-in-brawl in game in Warwick

'New' FIFA can be trusted with 2023 women's World Cup bidding

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with Matildas Kyah Simon (left), Michelle Heyman and Clare Polkinghorne supporting the bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

FFA insists FIFA has cleaned up its act over bidding processes

Socceroos give Chile big scare in Moscow

Tim Cahill played his 100th game for the Socceroos against Chile.

THE Socceroos in good form against Chile.

Rise in rankings for Matildas

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with Matildas Kyah Simon (left), Michelle Heyman and Clare Polkinghorne supporting the bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

THE Matildas have risen on the FIFA women's rankings into seventh.

Ange says Cahill is one of Australia's sporting greats

ONE OF THE GREATS: Tim Cahill (centre) in action for Australia against  Cameroon.

Postecoglou says Tim Cahill is up there with Australia's greats

Australian cricket on edge of 'June 30 cliff'

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.

About 230 players will be unemployed if no new deal is done.

Players stumped by Cricket Australia's industrial tactics

UNDERVALUED: Ben Dunk (batting) says Cricket Australia has taken an aggressive industrial attitude to player payments.

Cricket Australia treating players like hole-diggers, says Ben Dunk

Champions Trophy fairytale comes true for Pakistan

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates after claiming the catch to dismiss the last of the Indian batsmen in the ICC Champions Trophy final at The Oval in London.

Bottom-ranked side springs upset in tournament decider

The long history between cricket's greatest foes

India captain Virat Kohli marks a half-century in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final against Bangladesh.

India and Pakistan to meet in Champions Trophy decider.

Agar called in for out-of-favour O'Keefe on Bangladesh tour

Ashton Agar during a nets session at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Recurrence of a stress fracture has ruled Mitchell Starc out.

Seccombe to coach Queensland Bulls

Phil Jaques quit as Queensland coach earlier this year.

Wade Seccombe is the new coach of the Queensland Bulls.

Key veterans miss out on Australian netball selection

Medhurst and Hadley the big casualties as selectors name Australian squads

Super captain has more to offer at Lightning

CAPTAIN: Sunshine Coast Lightning leader Geva Mentor.

Mentor wants to encourage those around her to reach their potential.

Queenslanders stand out at netball awards

BIG WINNER: Sunshine Coast Lightning captain Geva Mentor.

Firebirds and Lightning players steal show in annual netball awards

Super Netball on hold for Commonwealth Games

The Sunshine Coast Lightning won the inaugural Super Netball grand final against the Giants on Saturday.

SUPER Netball faces a 10-month wait before a return to action.

Firebirds swoop on rising star

Former Queensland Firebirds and Australia captain Laura Geitz (right) is yet to make an announcement about her playing future.

Queensland Firebirds reveal player list

Lightning captain stepped out of comfort zone and thrived

CAPTAIN: Geva Mentor.

Lighting's defence was crucial in its grand final win.

Speed helps Lightning to inaugural title win

SOAKING IT IN: Laura Langman of the Lightning celebrates the win.

Speed and quick passing key to success.

Birdsville set to be off and racing

ORGANISERS of Outback Queensland's richest two-day horserace-meet - the Birdsville Races - announced the full race program for the 2017 event.

Stablehand kicked out of Turf Club for improper conduct

OUT: Alana Aspinall's (left) membership of the Toowoomba Turf Club has been suspended.

Improper conduct reason for disqualification

Michelle Payne will remember Ascot ride 'forever'

Michelle Payne with Kaspersky at Royal Ascot.

Payne was gobsmacked at the pageantry of the Royal meeting.

Clearly the one to beat for Group 1 Stradbroke?

Jockey Hugh Bowman riding Clearly Innocent (6) to win the Group 1 Darley Kingsford-Smith Cup during the Darley Kingsford Smith Cup Day. Photo: AAP

Waller duo Mackintosh and Counterattack also in the running

McEvoy to pilot Mackintosh in Group 1 at Doomben

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy and Egg Tart claim the Group 1 Queensland Oaks at Doomben. Picture: AAP

McEvoy said Waller had done a massive job with the filly

City's racing future sealed as jockeys rejoice

RACING AHEAD: An artist's impression of the Bundamba Racetrack redevelopment.

$13 million package will change the face of Ipswich racing forever

EXCLUSIVE: $13M cash injection for iconic Ipswich club

GOOD TIMES AHEAD: Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching will be a happy man today when a $13 million funding injection into the club is announced by Grace Grace.

Shock funding announcement to be made today

Epic bunker shot seals PGA win for Spieth

Jordan Spieth lands epic bunker shot to claim PGA title with play-off victory

Brooks Koepka wins US Open golf title

Brooks Koepka holds up the winning trophy after winning the US Open at Erin Hills.

BROOKS Koepka has won his first major championship.

Harman in front on crowded US Open leaderboard

Brian Harman leads the US Open by one shot.

AMERICAN Brian Harman takes lead at US Open.

Carnage at US Open as world's top three sent packing

Jason Day, of Australia, reacts on the ninth hole during the second round of the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Marc Leishman set to be the only Aussie to make the cut.