Third enough for Van Gisbergen in Supercars title race

Shane Van Gisbergen celebrates his title win at the  Sydney 500

A delighted van Gisbergen admitted he did it the hard way.

Cummings of age: bowler hopes injuries are in the past

Australia's Pat Cummins celebrates a wicket in 2015.

The 23-year-old is set for a return to international cricket.

Who's been the best import in A-League history?

Bruno Fornaroli of Melbourne City.

Phil Dillon lists his top five that have graced the competition.

Party-pooping not on Wallabies' agenda

Nick Phipps of Australia looks for a gap against Wales.

England has not lost in 13 games and is looking to equal record.

Costa the key to stopping Chelsea

Chelsea's Diego Costa is embraced by manager Antonio Conte.

Spanish international has netted 10 goals this season.

Jones says rivalry with Cheika is just friendly banter

England head coach Eddie Jones.

England coach has claimed barbs are all a bit of fun.

Wanderers hitting their straps, says Popovic

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Coach confident his team is ready for a move up the A-League ladder.

Commercial fishers get extension, but it makes no difference

THE deadline for NSW fishers to decide whether to buy back into the industry has been pushed back two months in what industry leaders call a pointless move.

Roar won't be bullied by City, says Aloisi

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi.

War of words continues between coaches.

Turf club plans go into overdrive in Ipswich

General Manager at Ipswich Turf Club Brett Kitching and president of the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club manager Merv Page discuss plans to move the greyhound track to Bundamba.

World first greyhound track part of the dynamic project

Early start no problem for clubhouse leader

Australian golfer Ashley Hall plays a fairway shot during the second round of the Australian PGA at Royal Pines.

Ashley Hall on target to achieve his dream of a European Tour card.

Baird bunny-hops on bicycle ID plan

New laws for passing cyclists are now in place.

NSW Government puts brakes on plan to force cyclists to carry ID

Supercars leader sets fastest time in practice

Shane van Gisbergen's Red Bull Racing car.

Shane van Gisbergen has laid down a marker.

'Mr Fix-it' keen to ply his trade with Cowboys

Former Storm utility Ben Hampton has moved to the Cowboys.

Ben Hampton is ready for the latest chapter in his young NRL story.

Young gun Matt Renshaw fires up nerves of mum and dad

NEW BOY IN TOWN: Matt Renshaw poses at the Adelaide Oval this week.

Baby-faced son prepares to face up to a red-hot South Africa.

Johnson joins list of freak sporting injuries

Steve Johnson in action for the GWS Giants this season.

In wake of Giant's injury, we look at 10 other unlucky incidents.

Dark times made Johnson wish he was injured

Australia's Mitchell Johnson bowls to England's Ian Bell on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in 2015.

Bowler didn't want to play the game, let alone bowl for his country.

Ireland's win caps remarkable year of upsets

Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates after his side's win over New Zealand in Chicago.

Has there ever been a year like this?

Play it again, Sam: young Bull keen to keep impressing

Sam Heazlett of Queensland bats against Victoria at the Gabba last season.

Left-hander is fit and raring to go after an injury lay-off.

Camaraderie 'broke down' in Test team, reveals Ian Healy

Ian Healy will be back in the Channel Nine commentary box this summer.

Former keeper can't get his head around claims of in-fighting.

Buck stops with Kidwell after disappointing Four Nations

Shaun Kenny-Dowall of the Kiwis failed to repay his coach's faith in him.

If David Kidwell is to continue as Kiwis coach he'll need some help.

Kiwis flop on game's biggest stage

Australia's Josh Dugan looks to offload during the Four Nations final.

This felt like the bad old days against the Kangaroos.

Reformed Kangaroos give Barba a positive vibe

Josh Dugan in action for the Kangaroos.

Watching the Four Nations final should prove a door is still ajar.

Postecoglou must stick with those getting game time

Robbie Kruse of Australia and Pratum Chuthong of Thailand battle for the ball.

Where does Australia go now after poor showing in Thailand?

Flying Bird makes the Titans so much better

Former Titans player Greg Bird.

Bird the fourth most suspended player since the NRL was formed.

Heat on Dragons over alarming slide

Gareth Widdop in action for the Dragons.

Gareth Widdop has faded to become a shadow of his former self.

Eels insist Radradra will be with club in 2017

Semi Radradra of the Eels.

Confusion reigned after French outfit said it had signed winger.

NRL showdown talks on hold

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant.

Discussions over funding postponed indefinitely.

Hayne backs NRL duo to succeed in NFL

NRL players Valentine Holmes and Jason Taumalolo (right) speak to reporters in Los Angeles.

Ex-49er says youth will help Jason Taumalolo and Valentine Holmes.

Daley impressed with Ferguson's form

Australia's Blake Ferguson is caught by New Zealand's Jason Taumalolo (left) and Adam Blair.

Winger was named Australia's best player in the Four Nations.

Commissioners back Grant as clubs call for his head

ARL Commission chairman John Grant.

John Grant's seven fellow ARLC directors standing united behind him.

Radradra's manager denies deal with Toulon

Semi Radradra of the Eels makes a break.

Parramatta winger remains tied to the Eels until the end of 2017.

Suns say talk of Ablett trade a 'beat-up'

Gold Coast Suns star Gary Ablett.

Gold Coast has dismissed talk Gary Ablett could be traded.

Gary Ablett to hand over Suns captaincy

Gary Ablett walks out to warm up prior to the round-one clash with Essendon this year.

Lynch, May set to lead the club

Queensland's rise in draft costs Tasmania

The top 10 draft picks presented during the AFL draft in Sydney.

Tasmania failed to have a player picked in draft.

Victory enjoying time out of limelight

Marco Rojas of the Melbourne Victory celebrates after scoring against the Jets.

Kevin Muscat says he is happy for his team to fly under the radar.

Knee injury to keep Holman out for six weeks

Brett Holman of the Brisbane Roar.

The 32-year-old was set for minor surgery on a torn meniscus.

Arsenal boss concedes Southampton were too good for his side

Southampton's Jordy Clasie (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the English Football League Cup quarter-final against Arsenal at the Emirates in London.

Arsene Wenger has bemoaned Arsenal's "lack of urgency”.

Southgate targeting home success as England manager

New England coach Gareth Southgate.

Gareth Southgate is seeking redemption for his own Euros heartbreak.

United sees off West Ham to book spot in cup semis

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action against West Ham.

Jose Mourinho's men will now play Hull City in the last four.

Cahill reveals boos spurred him on

Melbourne City player Tim Cahill during the FFA Cup against Sydney FC at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

Tim Cahill scored the winning goal in the FFA Cup final.

Siddle hoping age won't count against him with selectors

Australian bowler Peter Siddle.

Veteran paceman Peter Siddle admits to feeling the nerves.

Finch hoping to carry Shield form to ODIs

Aaron Finch bats for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at the MCG.

Batsman says runs in any form of the game are a confidence boost.

Slater backs Marsh for recall in Gabba Test

Shaun Marsh raises his bat after hitting a half-century for Australia against South Africa in Perth.

Former opener says the veteran should take place of Matt Renshaw.

Inexperienced Black Caps chasing No.1 ranking

Martin Guptill is one of the Black Caps' most experienced campaigners.

New Zealanders preparing for defence of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.

Chappell 'put a line through Marsh's name a while ago'

Australian batsman Shaun Marsh raises his bat after reaching a half century on day two of the first Test against South Africa at the WACA.

Injury-prone 33-year-old batsman is edging closer to full fitness.

Patience pays off as Black Caps defeat Pakistan

It was a nail-biting finale to the series with Pakistan for New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

New Zealand's series win breaks a 31-year drought.

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

Queensland Firebirds wing attack Caitlyn Nevins has heaped the pressure on new rival Collingwood ahead of the 2017 Super Netball season.

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

Tough defence helps Diamonds finish series with a win

Australia celebrates its series defeat of New Zealand during game four of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Aussies edge Silver Ferns 49-45 in Invercargill.

Ferns preparing to unleash new tactic in series finale

Caitlin Bassett of Australia and Anna Harrison of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

New Zealand has trialled the new move in training this week.

Diamonds coach slams Channel Nine

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander speaks to her players.

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander slams push for two-point shot.

Top English jockey to ride for Godolphin down under

Godolphin has announced it will send English jockey James Doyle as a replacement for its No.1 rider in Australia, James McDonald.

Veteran race caller Greg Miles set to retire

Racer caller Greg Miles in the broadcast box at Moonee Valley last year.

The voice of Victorian racing has called the most Melbourne Cups.

Oliver's hometown hopes rest on Mackintosh

Jockey Damien Oliver will ride Mackintosh in the Railway Handicap in Perth.

Race win has eluded jockey despite his annual visits to Perth.

Top jockey wants Justice in Railway Stakes

Junoob, ridden by Douglas Whyte

South African heading to Perth

Nolan goes into bat for Doomben 10,000

Toowoomba trainer Michael Nolan has added his voice to a growing industry chorus speaking against a proposed move to revamp Queensland's famous Doomben 10,000.

Officials weighing up future of historic Queensland horse race

Waller horse tests positive to drug ice

Trainer Chris Waller during trackwork at The Valley ahead of the Cox Plate in Melbourne in October.

Trainer has confirmed the initial irregularity.

McEvoy and Qewy reunited for Sandown Cup

Qewy, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, wins the Geelong Cup in October.

The seven-year-old gelding is a firm favourite.

Tiger shows glimpses of brilliance in return to action

Former world No.1 has made a roller-coaster return to competitive action at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Mind over matter as Dodt takes lead at PGA

Australian Andrew Dodt during round one of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

Golfer thought of quitting tour before seeing a sports psychologist.

Woods eyeing victory in comeback tournament

Tiger Woods will return to action in the Hero World Challenge.

Tiger Woods hasn't played on the US PGA Tour for 15 months.

Day won't rush back from back injury

Jason Day of Australia at the Tour Championship in Atlanta in September. Day withdrew from the tournament due to a back injury after playing eight holes.

World No.1 does not want to be in the same situation as Tiger Woods.