Webber: Defence is the premiership key

FOCUS AREA: Jason Webber wants an improved defensive effort from his side against Kingaroy tomorrow.

Coach wants improved defensive display.

Dimas has loftier goals

KEY INCLUSION: Sudanese-born Dimas Bakini has been impressive for the Nanango Panthers since joining at the start of the season.

Panthers striker impressing in first season.

Gavin's gift to his mate JT

UNSUNG HERO: Gavin Cooper helped give Johnathan Thurston a fitting send off from Origin.

An unsung hero of our Origin win.

Saints signal their finals intent

BUSINESS END: South Burnett players celebrate a goal by Nathan Trace (right) against Coolaroo in AFL Darling Downs Div One at Kratzke Oval, Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Win over Coolaroo reignites Saints' finals push.

Hornets cause a buzz in win over Red Ants

PUSHING FORWARD: Bernard Hopkins was instrumental in attack for the Hornets.

Cherbourg won in a close contest.

Gunners left seeing red(s)

POUNCE: The Panthers defeated Gunners 3-2 in wet conditions on Saturday.

Two red cards turned the tide in Panthers' favour.

Saints win numbers game

RESET: The Saints players huddle up prior to the second half.

South Burnett fielded 20 players on Saturday.

Matty Johns’ radical plan to save Blues

LEAGUE legend Matthew Johns says New South Wales need a culture overhaul if they are to end the rot of Queensland dominance in the State of Origin arena.

Youngsters hoping to give Lions the Blues

Charlie Curnow of the Blues during the round six match against the Swans at the MCG.

Charlie Curnow and Jacob Weitering out to steal rivals' thunder.

Young playmakers give a glimpse of possible future Origins

Nathan Cleary of the Panthers beats the tackle of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Warriors.

Nathan Cleary and Ash Taylor are able to handle the big stage.

AFL previews for round 20

Jake Lever of the Crows looks for support.

Terry Mallinder analyses all nine match-ups in the AFL this weekend.

Raiders keen to put Darwin's theory to the test

Raiders players celebrate after Elliott Whitehead scored in extra time to win against the Dragons.

Canberra has a plan to ensure long-term football success.

Lower goal tally no concern for Eddie Betts

Eddie Betts of the Crows outruns James Frawley of the Hawks, during the Round 2 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows at the MCG in Melbourne, Saturday, April 1, 2017. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Star Crow enjoying creating opportunities for his fellow forwards.

Bernard Tomic not about to change ways

TROUBLED STAR: Australia's Bernard Tomic returns to Germany's Mischa Zverev during their Men's Singles Match on day two at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.

Bernard Tomic tells people to accept who is

Pakistan women have come a long way from death threats

Pakistani cricketers celebrate the dismissal of India's Harmanpreet Kaur during the ICC Women's World Cup.

Two decades since debuting they come up against Australia again.

Anasta spills on the off-field dramas at Roosters, Tigers

Roosters player Braith Anasta questions referee Alan Shortall in 2012.

Retired star players 288 games across three clubs.

'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.

Rocket can't take a trick with Gold Coast Suns

Rodney Eade may only have six games left in charge of the Suns.

Does veteran coach deserve one last chance to make Suns a success

Origin victory answers an NRL premiership question

Cameron Munster proved his worth for the Maroons during State of Origin game three.

Can any team seriously pose a threat to Melbourne?

Blues need to discover Maroons' killer attitude

Jarryd Hayne  is tackled by Josh McGuire.

It was a good old-fashioned rugby league ambush.

Michael Ennis: Blues must learn from loss

UNDER PRESSURE: Jarryd Hayne (pictured right with Nathan Peats) must step up for NSW at Suncorp Stadium.

NSW can feel confident for series-decider, writes ex-Origin star.

Justin Hodges: Maroons inspired to win for JT

Ben Hunt makes a break during a Maroons State of Origin training session at Langlands Park in Brisbane.

Players want to honour a Maroons legend in Johnathan Thurston.

New chapter in classic Ford versus Holden battle

ON PACE: DJR Team Penske drivers Scott McLaughlin (front) and reigning champion Fabian Coulthard (left) will be among the favourites to claim line honours at the Watpac Townsville 400 this weekend.

Motorsport's great rivalry is alive and well, writes Mark Skaife.

World Cup places up for grabs in women's Origin clash

Jillaroos players celebrate after scoring a try during the trans-Tasman Test match against the Kiwi Ferns at GIO Stadium in Canberra in May.

Interstate challenge a chance to press for Jillaroos selection.

Fifita 'in a good headspace', says Sharks coach

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks is tackled during the round five NRL match against the Knights at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

Sharks' eyes firmly on regaining a top-four position.

Mal's rebuke: 'They didn't come up when it mattered'

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga.

Australian coach's stinging criticism of NSW.

Dragons coach defends Dugan over Origin bender

Dragons and NSW star Josh Dugan.

Paul McGregor has gone into bat for his embattled star.

Sea Eagles focused on title not probe

TITLE FOCUS: Manly Sea Eagles skipper Daly Cherry-Evans says his teammates have not been distracted by the NRL's salary cap probe.

Manly Sea Eagles focused on game not NRL probe

Former first-class cricketer to debut for Crows

Alex Keath celebrates after taking a catch for the Bushrangers in 2012.

Alex Keath will play in the top-of-the-table clash against Geelong.

Cats coach concedes Dangerfield in doubt

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield remains in doubt for the clash against Adelaide after injuring his foot.

Scott confirms injured star unlikely to tackle Crows

Eddie stands firm: McGuire dismisses exit calls

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire is determined to remain at the helm of the beleaguered club as speculation swirls about his future.

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire vows to remain at helm

Talented teens join Matildas squad

TOP STRIKE: Australia's Ellie Carpenter celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal in her side's Algarve Cup game with China earlier this year.

Matildas add teenage rookie to side

Wide Bay's credentials questioned as NPL fallout continues

The logo for Wide Bay Buccaneers, Football Queensland Wide Bay's proposed Queensland Premier League team.

Some clubs aren't happy Wide Bay was granted a NPL licence.

How the grass is always greener helping others

Norbridge Park groundkeepers, L-T Cecil Newman and Bryan Graff.

Rocky retirees getting a kick out of groundskeeping

Wegner overwhelmed by Sydney crowds

IN AWE: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Big turnout of Sydney fans has stunned Arsene Wenger

Wanderers threaten to shut down Red and Black Bloc

Wanderers supporters in the Red and Black Bloc in 2016.

CEO John Tsatsimas has sent a letter to members.

Carrick named to replace Rooney as skipper

Michael Carrick has been appointed captain at Manchester United.

Manchester United announce Carrick as new captain

England first through to cricket World Cup final

England's Anya Shrubsole celebrates with teammate Jenny Gunn after hitting the winning runs in the Women's World Cup semi-final against South Africa.

England edges out South Africa in semi-final thriller

Sri Lankan cricket veteran has Shane Warne in his sights

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates taking the wicket of Zimbabwe's Hamilton Masakadza.

Rangana Herath has forged a career any bowler would be proud of.

Joe Root's England falls apart handing Test to South Africa

GOODBYE JOE: South Africa's Chris Morris celebrates bowling England captain Joe Root for eight in the Second Test at Trent Bridge

Joe Root has problems after his England's second Test collapse

Perry's star continues rise at World Cup with ICC rankings

TOP OF THE WORLD: Australia's Ellyse Perry is the leading all-rounder in women's one-day cricket.

Ellyse Perry is the top all-rounder in women's one-day cricket

Perry piles on runs but still looking to improve

Ellyse Perry hits out in Australia's ICC Women's World Cup win over South Africa at Taunton.

Ominous warning as Aussies punish Proteas ahead of India clash

Champion outfit will have time on its side next time around

'IT'S about moving forward and (seeing) what can we do to build on our performances on court and away from the court as well.'

Geitz 'missed being part of the Firebirds family'

Laura Geitz celebrates with Firebirds team mates after winning the grand final match of the 2016 ANZ Championship

Australian great will return to action next Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz to return to netball for 2018

Laura Geitz will make her comeback for the Queensland Firebirds in next year’s Suncorp Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz is returning to netball to give back to the sport

Lightning star struck out of Commonwealth Games team

Laura Langman in action for the Sunshine Coast Lightning during the Super Netball grand final.

Alexander disappointed Langman ruled out of Commonwealth Games team

Title-winning Lightning stars will be back to defend crown

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Suncorp Super Netball grand final.

All 10 players will be returning for 2018.

Goal attack looks forward to another season at Lightning

GOAL ATTACK: Lightning's Stephanie Wood will play for the side again in 2018.

'It is (now) about looking forward to 2018.'

Key veterans miss out on Australian netball selection

TOUGH DECISION: Australian Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander has described the axing of veteran Natalie Medhurst as 'emotional'.

Veteran stars miss out on Diamonds selection

Top Sydney stable primed for raid on Queensland Cup

RICHARD of Yorke finished half-a-length behind Plot Twist at Randwick a month ago.

Wondai win draws a Curtain

FITTING END: Owner Louis Curtain with I Am McLovin and jockey Alannah Badger after their victory on Saturday.

Stable closes on a high.

Check out proposal to help industry

Latest attempt to revitalise harness

Trainer predicts bright future for Meteorologist

Jockey Paul Hammersley (right) has been booked for six rides at Grafton.

Grafton Cup forecast looks good for Meteorologist says Wilson

Shadow tipped to grab spotlight

Tim Clark will ride Hostwin Shadow at Hawkesbury.

Jockey gives Moore good vibes for Hostwin Shadow at Hawkesbury

Trainer chases winning double at Taree

Top jockey Matthew Paget will return to ride Superlight at Taree today.

MacDonald to make late call on Kailenny as he eyes winning double

Sense of purpose about Caloundra Cup contender

CONTENDER: Self Sense, pictured winning in action at Caulfield with jockey Noel Callow, is one of the favourites for the Listed Caloundra Cup.

The six-year-old burst clear from the field in his last start.

British Open answers Day's question with rule change

Jason Day will consider new approach to championship after officials introduce local change

Oh! G'day Greg: The Shark goes starkers at 62

Norman says he didn’t have any way of giving the golf balls a polish

Leishman eyes Open after his 'miracle' lift

Marc Leishman is hoping to build on his good form when he tees off in the British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Australian golfer ready for tilt at British Open title

Baker-Finch tipping Leishman for a big British Open

Marc Leishman, of Australia, hits from a bunker.

It's now 26 years since the Queenslander won at Royal Birkdale.