Kenny increases lead

CHAMPION COWBOY: Shane Kenny in action.

Shane Kenny increases his lead in the APRA standings.

Grant gets called up for Fusion team

REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS: Shenae Grant, who was named on the Queensland Fusion team on Tuesday.

Shenae Grant has been selected for the Queensland Fusion team.

Kicking off 2017 season

Central Highland's Kevin Bartley.

Emerald's Kevin Bartley has signed up as coach for the 2017 season.

From TV to dream come true

Tess Cooper in the WBBL uniform.

Tess Cooper named in WBBL Brisbane Heat squad.

Blackwater's Clinton Savage gains selection

Clinton Savage and Brian Kerle.

Clinton Savage is off to the Brian Kerle Basketball Academy.

Movember and cricket

The CH cricketers who grew a mo for Movember.

Fun, cricket and Movember were celebrated in Rolleston last weekend.

Owens voted clear medallion winner

HUMBLE PLAYER: Jared Owens receiving his award for Central Highlands Player of the Year.

The best of the CHRL has been recognised at its presentation day.

Farah shines as Souths down poor Dragons

Rabbitohs buried a disappointing Dragons side 32-14 to retain the Charity Shield.

Sun suffers horror injury in pre-season match

Sam Day of the Gold Coast Suns.

Gold Coast's Sam Day was taken from the field in first quarter.

Swifts set to hit back against Thunderbirds

Paige Hadley of the Swifts and Jamie-Lee Price of the Giants contest possession

NSW outfit keen to prove they're the "real deal”

Hawks force playoff decider against 36ers

Mitch Norton of the Illawarra Hawks.

Unsung Illawarra guard Mitch Norton took centre stage.

Positive signs for Roos coach in trial clash

Shaun Higgins of the North Melbourne Kangaroos.

Brad Scott will have been happy to with new-look team's performance.

Thunderbirds rally late to seal first-up win

Natalie Medhurst of the Fever passes during the round one Super Netball match against the Fever.

Adelaide was trailing Fever by seven goals at three-quarter-time.

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.

Exit lounge: the NRL players set for a swansong

Former Dragons player Benji Marshall has signed with the Broncos.

We look at who is most likely hanging the boots up at end of 2017.

Firebirds champ Romelda Aiken ready to resurface

Romelda Aiken in control during a recent practice match.

Aiken is out to conquer her personal demons, writes Terry Mallinder

'When things don't go well the media hammers you'

Australia's Shane Watson during day one of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff in 2015.

Shane Watson opens up on his career struggles.

How Boyd turned his career - and life - around

Darius Boyd during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

How Boyd turned his career - and life - around

Who's the fastest in the NRL?

Sharks speed machine Valentine Holmes.

We have uncovered the lightning legs of the NRL.

Ultimate guide to the Brisbane Global Tens

Israel Folau of the Waratahs will be one of the star attractions at the Brisbane Global Tens.

The 14-team, two-day tournament is ready to launch.

Nines showcase thrilling talent ... and bad haircuts

New Panther James Tamou looks fitter than ever.

Tony Durkin looks at some of the left-field highlights.

Cahill send-off overshadows great weekend of A-League

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City walks off after being red carded before even being substituted on to the field during the round 18 A-League match against the Melbourne Victory.

Just when you thought you'd seen it all in Socceroos's career ...

Sainsbury move bodes well for Socceroos

Australian soccer player Trent Sainsbury takes part in a training session in Sydney.

Central defender has to make the best of his time at Inter Milan.

High-flying Jet worthy of Socceroos call-up

Andrew Nabbout of the Newcastle Jets gets past Melbourne City's Dean Bouzanis to score during their round 17 A-League match in Coffs Harbour.

Ange Postecoglou should look no further than Andrew Nabbout.

Hunt departure may help Milford blossom

Ben Hunt (left) and Anthony Milford during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

Broncos fans might do well to dwell on what could be a plus.

Can Sky Blues handle the pressure?

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold reacts following a win.

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is pumping up his team.

Sea Eagles teen hospitalised after chest pains

A Manly SG Ball player is recovering after fears he was having a heart attack.

Game halted with fears player was having a heart attack.

Trials wrap: injury concerns and a surprise drubbing

Te Maire Martin of the Panthers.

Some big storylines emerged from an important day of matches.

Broncos suffer shock defeat in England

Brisbane Broncos forward Sam Thaiday.

Brisbane the first NRL side to lose a World Club Series match.

Broncos loss to Wolves a first for NRL sides

Anthony Milford was quiet throughout the match against Warrington.

Broncos became the first NRL side to lose a World Club Series match

Banned star could make NRL return

SHOCK RETURN: After four years out of the game because of a drug ban Sandor Earl could return to NRL action at the end of the 2017 season with the Melbourne Storm rumoured to be talking with the player.

Sandor Earl could make NRL return

Pressure affected Bulldogs' chances, admits skipper

James Graham of the Bulldogs.

Finals exit still stings a clearly passionate James Graham.

Star Swan ready to spread his wings again

FIT AGAIN: After a pre-season limited by knee injury Luke Parker will feature for the Swans this weekend.

Veteran Swan set for return soon

Pies defender suffers injury setback

Ben Sinclair of the Magpies is assisted off the ground by team doctors.

Ben Sinclair needs surgery on his injured left hamstring.

New Suns midfielder determined to impress

CHASING SELECTION: New Gold Coast Suns player Michael Barlow is keen to earn his place in the team's midfield with a strong pre-season showing.

New Gold Coast Suns player keen to impress

Ref reportedly admits to penalty mistake in Sydney derby

Tensions boil over between the Wanderers and Sydney in Saturday night's derby.

Chris Beath has reportedly said he was wrong to deny spot kick.

Brisbane Roar thows away points in A-League draw

Perth Glory's Diego Castro and Jade North of the Brisbane Roar challenge for the ball in the 2-2 draw at nib Stadium.

Brisbane Roar drawws 2-2 with Perth Glory.

Santalab pops up to end Sydney streak

Brendon Santalab of the Wanderers celebrates victory with the fans.

Sydney FC unbeaten streak ended by Wanderers

Lincoln stuns Burnley in shock FA Cup win

Lincoln City players celebrate Sean Raggett's winning goal in the 1-0 win over Burnley.

Non-league Lincoln City and third-tier Millwall cause Cup upsets.

Socceroo reportedly said no to huge China offer

Jackson Irvine of Burton Albion gets past fellow Australian Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield.

Jackson Irvine turned down a $160,000-a-week pay rise.

City out to overcome controversy in FA Cup

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City has been fined $57,000 by the English FA.

The man who must play in the Ashes

Chadd Sayers prepares to bowl during an Australian cricket team training session.

Aussie veterans have been handing advice to selectors.

Maddinson set for action after indefinite break

Sydney Sixers batsman Nic Maddinson leaves the field after being dismissed.

Recently dropped Test No.6 missed NSW's past two matches.

Khawaja facing Test axe for Marsh

Australian cricketers Shaun Marsh (left) and Usman Khawaja.

No.3 batsman paying price for his struggles in Sri Lanka last year.

'The Bradman of bowling'

India's Ravi Ashwin bowls against Australia in Adelaide in 2012.

Indian given an extraordinary moniker by Steve Waugh.

Voges calls time on international career

Australian batsman Adam Voges leaves the field after being dismissed by South African bowler Kyle Abbott for two runs on day four of the second Test last year.

Australian batsman has announced his retirement.

Moises hoping T20 form can get him Test spot

Moises Henriques has been in great form this summer.

Moises Henriques ready to stand up in T20 side.

Vixens show Melbourne is still their town

Diamond-studded and highly-rated Magpies were upstaged

Firebirds show heart in snatching draw

Romelda Aiken of the Firebirds and Geva Mentor of the Lightning

The Lightning appeared on track for a stunning upset victory

Shimmin glad to be on Aiken's team

Kate Shimmin in action for the Firebirds in a pre-season game.

Kate Shimmin keen to do retired stars proud.

Dream becomes reality as Mi Mi flies with Firebirds

Jemma Mi Mi used to dismiss her chances of one day playing for the Queensland Firebirds.

Rising star puts hand up for Super Netball side

Star Firebird ruled out for season

Mahalia Cassidy in action for the Firebirds.

Cassidy was a member of the triumphant Firebirds squad last year

Firebirds happy to fly under radar

Mahalia Cassidy and Kim Ravaillion of the Firebirds celebrate during the 2016 ANZ Championship grand final.

Mahalia Cassidy says champions will not be the biggest targets.

Diamonds fit and ready to fire in Super Netball

Captain Sharni Layton (centre) lifts the trophy with the Australia team after winning the Quad Series against the England Roses.

Coach delivering national reps back to clubs in good shape

Only bad luck will end Winx's streak, says trainer

Peter Moody insists Winx has now developed that air of invincibility Black Caviar was renowned for.

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

Jockey spoilt for choice in Blue Diamond Stakes

Craig Williams rides Formality to victory in the Chairman's Stakes at Caulfield.

Craig Williams juggling four star contenders for the race.

Sydney sprint to become country's richest race

Jockey Tommy Berry on Chautauqua shouts to the crowd after winning the TJ Smith Stakes last year.

$10 million The Everest will trump Melbourne Cup prizemoney.

Winx impresses trainer in preparation for comeback

Hugh Bowman rides Winx to victory in the Cox Plate in October.

The countdown to the return of champion mare is now in full swing.

Tivaci impresses in upstaging Weir duo

Patrick Moloney guides Tivaci (left) to a win over the Damien Oliver-ridden El Divino (right) in the Kensington Stakes.

Handsome entire is being aimed at the Newmarket Handicap.

Legendary jockey Britt passes away

Edgar Britt attends Sydney Cup Day at Royal Randwick in 2012.

Edgar Britt was one of Australia's greatest jockey trailblazers.

Day not ready to give up No.1 tag yet

Jason Day is determined to hang on to his world No.1 spot when the US PGA Tour pulls into the Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open this morning (AEST).

Golfer's miracle shot sets up remarkable win

American Ethan Tracy hits a tee shot.

Ethan Tracy needed an eagle from 101 yards out on the 18th hole.

"Boring golf” takes Spieth to ninth PGA crown

Jordan Spieth poses with the trophy after winning the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Jordan Spieth has made it nine wins on the PGA Tour.

Allenby content to play for $500,000

Australia's Robert Allenby hits off the first tee at the Sony Open in Honolulu last year.

Golfer's career has gone full circle with a return to the Vic Open.