Hunt's officially the $6 million man

Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt will play with St George Illawarra from 2018 on a $6 million contract.

Cordner shares Roosters captaincy with Friend

LEADER: Boyd Cordner has been named co-captain of the Sydney Roosters for 2017.

Roosters name Boyd Cordner as co-captain with Jake Friend for 2017

Higginbotham eyes return to Wallabies

BACK FROM JAPAN: Scott Higginbotham is hoping he can be part of the Wallabies squad this season.

Former Wallaby Scott Higginbotham is hoping for a recall this year.

Class gets struggling Williams through

Serena Williams celebrates after downing Barbora Strycova at Melbourne Park.

Serena Williams is into her 47th quarter-final in major tournaments.

Asian Cup squad for A-League players

NEW SQUAD: Australian under-23 coach Josep Gombau.

Australian under-23 coach Josep Gombau has named a training squad

Stars align for Federer

Roger Federer has surpassed expectations, including his own, with his performances at the Australian Open.

Roger Federer is very well placed to win his 18th grand slam title.

Coco happy to fake it till she makes it

Coco Vandeweghe reacts during her fourth round match against Germany's Angelique Kerber.

Coco Vandeweghe has the pedigree to be a giant-killer.

Women loving the chance to work in AFL environment

Brisbane Lions women's AFL player Sharni Webb.

Players embarking on quest to become a part of a watershed year.

Your ultimate guide to the NRL pre-season

WORLD'S BEST: The North Queensland Cowboys celebrate after defeating the Leeds Rhinos 38-4 in last year's World Club Series.

We give you the full run-down in the lead-up to the season.

8 shocking first-round Australian Open defeats

World number One Lleyton Hewitt expresses frustration on his way to being defeated by Alberto Martin of Spain during their first round match at the 2002 Australian Open

20 years of Melbourne Park boilovers

Porte feeling positive about Tour success

Australia's Richie Porte rides during the 18th stage of the 2016 Tour de France.

Aussie has paid his dues and knows 2017 could be his time.

WATCH: Knowles talks hockey, family, career and the future

Mark Knowles in Rockhampton.

Knowles sets sights on Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast in 2018

Year in review: Leicester shows fairytales can come true

Leicester City's Wes Morgan (centre) celebrates with teammates after a win in the English Premier League.

Phil Dillon looks back at 2016 in the beautiful game.

Daly's cherry is back on top of Eagles' cake

Sea Eagles captain Daly Cherry-Evans.

No doubt there are still critics of Cherry-Evans.

Video assistants must help our referees

POINTED CRITICISM: Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha gestures to the video screen after being shown a red card by referee Chris Beath against the Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Friday night.

The A-League will be trialling a video referee in round 25.

Gloves off as NRL stinks of double standards

Chris Sandow is to face court over his New Year's Day stoush.

Sandow is due to appear in court today

Brosque worthy of Socceroos recall

Alex Brosque of Sydney FC gestures after being sent off against Brisbane.

Sydney star could play for country for the first time since 2013.

Burning new year issues NRL coaches must resolve

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.

These might be the resolutions of the 16 NRL coaches.

Tsonga receives 'thank-you' note from ball girl

French tennis star posts the letter on Twitter

Viviani out of Oz Open for hitting ballkid

SORRY: Maria Viviani apologises for accidentally hitting a ballkid in the chest, but she was automatically outed from the Australian Open

Italian kicked out of Australian Open for hitting a ballkid.

CoCo sends another world No.1 packing

Coco Vandeweghe celebrates with a dab after winning her  fourth round match against Angelique Kerber

American firebrand blasts Kerber from back-to-back title contention

Australian Open: Disqualified for hitting ball into ball kid

Italian junior player Maria Vittoria Viviani has been disqualified

Murray follows Djokovic out of Australian Open

Germany's Mischa Zverev celebrates after defeating Britain's Andy Murray during their fourth round match at the Australian Open

Mischa Zverev has caused the second massive upset at the Open

Meet Australia's 'other' Delly

FAMOUS MONIKER: Matthew Dellavedova of Australia competes in his first-round match against len Schouten of the Netherlands during the Australian Open boys' singles.

Tennis young gun shares name with the NBA champion.

Avocado fuels Istomin Australian Open campaign

Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan winning against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain

"This is all because of my mum”

Coast rallies for popular footballer set for brain surgery

Local rugby league minor semi-final between Maroochydore and Kawana at Maroochydore:
Kawana captain, Paul Cohen.
Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Thousands of dollars pouring in for popular playmaker

What Ben Hunt's deal with the Dragons means

Ben Hunt at Broncos training.

Ben Hunt has just scored one of the richest contracts in NRL history

Sims takes huge pay cut to join Broncos

Korbin Sims in action for the Newcastle Knights.

Knights prop has secured a release from final year of his contract.

Storm pencils in Slater for practice match return

Billy Slater during a Melbourne Storm training session at Gosch's Paddock

Fullback has been out for all but eight games over past two years.

Coal Train now has reduced carriage at Canberra

Dave Taylor during his days as a Gold Coast Titan.

Taylor has put in the hard yards this preseason.

Brown tells Knights to stick by Mullen

Jarrod Mullen, of the Knights, is facing a four-year ban.

Brown said the Knights' top priority was Mullen's welfare

Roughead to lead Hawks in season 2017

Jarryd Roughead during a recent Hawks training session at Waverley.

After beating cancer, forward take captaincy reins from Luke Hodge

You Betts Eddie's staying a Crow

Eddie Betts has signed a new deal to remain with the Adelaide Crows.

Betts is set to finish his AFL career in Adelaide

Ablett's house move will get tongues wagging

Gary Ablett battles for possession with the Lions' Reuben Williams at Carrara on July 9 last year.

Gold Coast Suns star Gary Ablett has put his house on the market.

Wenger's clash with official could prove costly

OFF YOU GO: Referee Jonathan Moss sends Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after a clash with the fourth official.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces a sideline ban

Loss puts dampener on Brisbane Roar W-League season

Nina Frausing-Pederson of Brisbane Roar stands under a sprinkler after it was switched on at C.B. Smith Reserve

City set up a winner-takes-all mini W-League final against Newcastle

Victory keep the faith ahead of Big Blue

Melbourne Victory's head coach Kevin Muscat during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and the  Victory

Muscat refusing to give up on his side's chase of undefeated Sydney

VIDEO: Final chapter of Angela's beautiful life

Harper, Maddie, Blair, Milla, Angela and Luca Grice.

Hundreds pack out Elizabeth Park in celebration

Victory pays price for failing to close out game

Nebojsa Marinkovic of the Glory and Rashid Mahazi of the Victory.

Late collapse highlights the difference between the top two.

Reds defender wants team to have licence to attack

Michael Marrone of Adelaide United (centre) is tackled by Bobo of Sydney.

Michael Marrone has dropped a less-than-subtle hint to coach.

Pakistan fielding "unacceptable”, says angry coach Arthur

Azhar Ali (right) of Pakistan misfields a ball hit by Steve Smith of Australia

Pakistan turned in one of the worst displays seen on Australian soil

Warner, Khawaja to miss ODI tour of New Zealand

RESTED: David Warner will miss Australia's one-day international tour of New Zealand.

Warner and Khawaja out of ODI team for NZ

Heat in with a shot at Big Bash double

Heat bowler Deandra Dottin during the WBBL match against the Adelaide Strikers.

Brisbane's men's and women's teams have both qualified for finals.

Ponting calls for Dunk to play against Sri Lanka

Ben Dunk of the Strikers plays a shot during the Big Bash League.

Dunk blasted a Big Bash League-high 364 runs this season.

Stage set for Big Bash League finals

Luke Wright in action for the Stars during their last clash with the Brisbane Heat.

The WACA and the Gabba hosting semi-finals this week

Is alcohol advertising in sport influencing our children?

There are calls today for a national conversation on the impact of alcohol advertising in sports like cricket.

Royal College of Physicians opposes alcohol advertising

Firebirds flying out for Diamonds mission

Queensland left in safe hands ahead of Super netball start

Former Diamonds World Cup winner to play for England

Chelsea Locke playing for the Central Pulse in the ANZ Championship in 2016.

Ex-Australian player Chelsea Locke has switched allegiances.

See why dedicated Leah received national role

Successful Queensland mentor Leah Ala-Outinen has been appointed the Australian 14 years indoor netball coaching role.

Ipswich coach oversees multiple state successes

Sporty Ipswich couple make a top team

Leah Ala-Outinen and her husband Kevin are national coaches.

Leah, Kevin support each other's national goals

Army training pushes Firebirds to their limits

Queensland Firebirds leader Gabi Simpson.

Military-style training camp has team steeled.

Coach Leah's fantastic year

Ipswich Indoor Sports Centre owners Kevin and Leah Ala-Outinen.

Netball mentor earns national role

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

The Queensland Firebirds, including Caitlyn Nevins (second from left), have signed Lorna Jane as their major sponsor.

Wing attack Caitlyn Nevins heaps the pressure on new rival.

Trainer eyeing his race options after weekend four-peat

After a standard big day out at Moonee Valley on Saturday, mercurial Darren Weir is scanning the map for options.

OPINION: Troops up in arms over whip ban

SPLIT DECISION: Matt Elkins (pictured far right) could not be separated from father Greg at the finish line of the Mercedes Benz Toowong Pace.

Trot Tactics with Denis Smith

OPINION: Tomizawa feeds the flames

HOT STREAK: Jets Leagues Club Class 5 Handicap winner 6 Magazine Miss ridden by Toowoomba jockey Nozi Tomizawa.

Champion jockey takes home winning quartet as Ipswich swelters

Veteran jockey secures emotional Magic Millions win

Houtzen, ridden by Jeff Lloyd, wins the Magic Millions on the Gold Coast.

Houtzen has rocketed to the top of Golden Slipper betting charts.

OPINION: Ex-pat returns to the track

Trot Tactis with Denis Smith

Birchley hoping for some magic at Gold Coast

Pepperano, a chance in Saturday's Magic Millions QTIS Open event, returns to scale after winning the Off The Track Subzero Handicap on Oaks Day at Flemington on November 3 last year.

Trainer Liam Birchley is seeking Magic Millions glory.

OPINION: Robbie chasing front-runner

ONE CLOSER: Massive Attack (pictured with jockey Emma Ljung) gave Robbie Fradd his sixteenth win of the season.

Eight race field to kick off the New Year in Ipswich

Swafford wins first PGA Tour event with birdie blast

World No.204 Hudson Swafford breaks through to win his first PGA Tour event by a shot.

Canadian golfer breaks 60 with stunning round

Adam Hadwin poses after shooting a 59 to take the third round lead in the CareerBuilder Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta Country Club

29-year-old becomes eighth player to achieve mark on US PGA Tour

McIlroy forced out with rib problem

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot.

Northern Irishman out of this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Thomas cards 59 to join exclusive club

EXCLUSIVE CLUB: Justin Thomas became the youngest golfer to break 60 on the US PGA Tour.

American Justin Thomas breaks 60 in Hawaii