Aussies have point to prove in final T20 international

A consolation win in Adelaide is essential

Rebels coach says bring on the pressure

Sefa Naivalu of the Rebels, left, with Sione Tuipulotu in action last year.

"We really want people to have great expectations of us”

Reds gelling well ahead of Super Rugby season

Coach Nick Stiles says the pieces are coming together in his new-look Queensland team.

Reds ready for Super Rugby opener.

Johnson takes golf's No.1 spot from Jason Day

Dustin Johnson poses with his trophy on the 18th green after winning the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club.

Aussie Jason Day has given up the world number one ranking.

Lions defender ruled out of opening round

Jack Frost, now with Brisbane, will miss the opening round of the season proper.

Frost has been handed a one-week ban

"Pressure” got to Bulldogs, says captain Graham

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NRL player James Graham takes part in a training session in Sydney on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Bulldogs will play the Penrith Panthers in an an Elimination Final at Allianz Stadium on Sunday, September 11th. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) NO ARCHIVING

Canterbury captain James Graham disappointed in last season.

Kyrgios prepares to defend title in Marseille

Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios will forge uncharted territory on Tuesday night

Will coaching change be too late for Rafa?

Rafael Nadal of Spain in action during the Australian Open final.

'Uncle Toni' regrets keeping news of his departure from Nadal.

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.

Great Scott, he's serious about becoming a Knight

Cowboys prop Matt Scott.

Cowboys prop may feel a change of scenery could be an elixir.

Brisbane Tens was doomed from the start

Reds player Samu Kerevi crosses to score a try during a quarter-final at the Brisbane Global Tens at Suncorp Stadium.

Concept simply comes across as a clunkier version of sevens.

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.

Sharks sent packing by Burgess-led Wigan

Joe Burgess of Wigan Warriors goes over for the opening try under pressure from Jesse Raimen of Cronulla at DW Stadium

Wigan sprung a 22-6 World Club Challenge upset on the NRL premiers

Farah shines as Souths down poor Dragons

Damien Cook of the Rabbitohs.

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

Tuivasa-Sheck tears up Titans

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Warriors runs at Ash Taylor of the Titans.

Warriors jet stole the show in Palmerston North.

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.

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.

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.

Ex-Opal's long bomb clinches win for Crows

Erin Phillips of the Adelaide Crows.

Basketball convert Erin Phillips kicked match-winning goal.

Defender signs new deal with Brisbane Roar

Shu Sasaki of Global FC (right) takes a shot at goal as he competes with Roar player Jade North during the AFC Champions League second qualifying round match between Brisbane Roar of Australia and Global FC of the Philippines at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Jade North signs up for another year with Roar.

EPL sides restore order in FA Cup

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Blackburn Rovers.

FA Cup wins for Manchester United and Spurs.

Bale on target for Real in comeback game

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring.

Real Madrid has strengthened its position at the top of La Liga.

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

It's bye bye Boom Boom as Afridi quits

Shahid Afridi has called it a day in international cricket.

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has called it a day.

Aussies lose on last ball again

Asela Gunaratne of Sri Lanka is congratulated by teammates after hitting the winning runs to win the second International Twenty20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Simonds Stadium.

Australia has suffered a horrible case of deja vu in Geelong.

Starc walks away from $1m IPL pay day

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc.

Bowler will direct all his energy into Australia's Test efforts.

Marsh puts up hand for Test spot

Australian cricketer Mitch Marsh an Australian team training session.

All-rounder hit 75 in the practice match against India A.

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.

Swifts set to hit back against Thunderbirds

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

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.

Vixens show Melbourne is still their town

Kate Moloney of the Vixens makes a pass at Hisense Arena

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

Group 1 race just what the Doc ordered

Trainer Tony McEvoy says Hey Doc "has to” go the Group 1 Australian Guineas in two weeks.

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

Hugh Bowman celebrates another Winx victory.

Peter Moody insists Winx has same invincibility as Black Caviar.

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.

Late blitz helps world No.6 to Australian Open title

Ha Na Jang produced a stunning late surge to win at Royal Adelaide.

Day not ready to give up No.1 tag yet

PRIDE OF PLACE: Australian Jason Day is determined to hold onto his number one ranking as a matter of pride.

Jason Day is determined to hang on to his world No.1 spot.

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.