Squad sets sights on National title

NO FEAR: Ipswich swimmers Caitlin Mitchell, Kye Burton, Bree Burton, Laura Brosnan and Caitlin Roberts are off to the Australian Open Water Swimming Championships at Brighton Beach, South Australia.

Swimmers ready for the open water

Win sets up first for Barty at Australian Open

Ash Barty

The 21-year-old Ipswich star secured her place with a victory over Annika Beck

Basketball just breaks down those barriers

BRIDGE GAP: Former Boomber Shane Heal wants to help Ipswich kids through basketball.

Force bring in the big guns for school holiday clinics

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

Thunder prepared to weather the storm

PLUNKETT CUP: Mater Hill turns into a swimming pool as heavy rain falls on Sunday afternoon.

Experience takes time says captain

OPINION: Ipswich duo in Country victory

NATIONAL TITLE: Centrals Ben O'Connell has excelled with the Queensland Country side.

Wayne's Wicket with Wayne Jones

Tomic wants to serve up another win

Aussie knows first-hand what Victor Estrella Burgos can do and that's why he will not be taking man from the Dominican Republic lightly.

Stosur's losing streak goes on in Open fadeout

Australian Samantha Stosur shows her emotions during her loss to Heather Watson of Great Britain in round one of the Australian Open.

Aussie's summer of discontent has continued with a three-set loss.

Raonic and Nadal breeze through

Canada's Milos Raonic takes a break during his match with Germany's Dustin Brown.

Canadian third seed has shown why he is tipped as a possible winner.

Getty Images Most Memorable Cricket Moments of 2016

Cricket: The best images of 2016 from Getty Images

Last year was an epic one for cricket - here are the best 10 moments

Jarrod Mullen tests positive to steroids

Jarrod Mullen of the Newcastle Knights.

Knights star is facing a ban of up to four years.

Aussie sprinter claims opening tour honours

Australian rider Caleb Ewan of team Orica-Scott waves to the crowd after winning stage one of the Tour Down Under.

Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan won a shortened stage one.

Key King feels better after learning scan results

Brad Newley, pictured playing for Australia against New Zealand in August 2015, is confident he can help the Sydney Kings make the finals.

The Kings' Brad Newley has some good news on his injured hamstring.

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.

Year in review: Rio gold shades Bledisloe wipeout

Kieran Read of New Zealand with the Bledisloe Cup after winning the Bledisloe Cup.

Rugby was about more than just rucks and mauls in 2016.

Year in review: Palmer leaves a lasting legacy

Rory McIlroy reacts after sinking a putt on the fourth hole of a play-off to win the Tour Championship and with it the FedEx Cup.

One of golf's greats was farewelled in 2016, writes Phil Dillon.

Year in review: Triumph trumps tragedy in AFL

Bulldogs players pose with the Premiership Cup after winning the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final

Bulldogs proved fairytales can come true in 2016

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.

Dave looks Taylor-made for Green Machine role

David Taylor is the right man for Canberra, says Tony Durkin.

Ricky Stuart did outstanding job with Raiders.

Rising star pushed to limit in five-set thriller

Alexander Zverev survived a meltdown against veteran Robin Haase to move through to round two.

Williams wobbles but takes first-round win

Serena Williams of the USA in action against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

American had a straight-sets success over Swiss star Belinda Bencic.

Konta's hot streak of form continues

Johanna Konta of Great Britain in action against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.

No.9 seed recorded a 7-5 6-2 win over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.

No injury concerns as Pliskova breezes through

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in action against Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain.

Czech fifth seed had a straight-forward first-round win.

Kyrgios overcomes bloody nose to advance

Australia's Nick Kyrgios is attended to by a trainer during his match against Portugal's Gasto Elias in the first round at the Australian Open.

The 14th seed has declared he can win the Australian Open.

Rusty Federer through to second round

Roger Federer returns a shot against Austria's Jurgen Melzer in the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Swiss maestro blew off his grand slam cobwebs.

Wawrinka jeered after painful shot to the crotch

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland reacts after a five-set victory over Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Jan. 16, 2017. Wawrinka won 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

Stan Wawrinka was expected to cruise past Martin Klizan

Titans star happy to re-sign for club

Gold Coast Titans player Ryan James (centre) takes issue with Broncos captain Corey Parker (right) during their round five NRL match last year.

Ryan James agrees a new long-term deal with the Gold Coast.

Roberts in nightclub hair-pulling allegations

James Roberts during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

NRL officials and Brisbane are investigating claims against Bronco.

Raiders disappointed by Papalii drink-driving charge

Josh Papalii of the Canberra Raiders.

The 24-year-old back-rower was pulled over in Canberra.

Cronk not motivated by grand final defeat

Cooper Cronk of the Storm during the NRL grand final against Cronulla.

Storm star says there's no point dwelling on the past.

Penrith denies it's on the hunt for Bronco

The Brisbane Broncos' Ben Hunt is reportedly chasing $850,000 a season.

The Panthers' boss is adamant the club is not chasing Ben Hunt.

Eels go with eight-man leadership group

Beau Scott will share the captaincy duties at the Parramatta Eels this year.

Parramatta has named Tim Mannah and Beau Scott as co-captains.

Lions sign up with global sports brand

Dayne Beams is among the frontrunners to be awarded the captaincy at the Brisbane Lions.

The Brisbane Lions have made an important signing.

Sheedy says he'll reach out to Hird

Essendon coach James Hird (right) with former coach Kevin Sheedy in 2015.

Essendon great Kevin Sheedy has called for patience with James Hird.

Tania Hird pleas for privacy for husband James

Tania Hird leaves the family Toorak home with her children while James Hird is recovering at a facility after a suspected drug overdose.

James Hird's wife has asked for privacy in the wake of the incident

Van Gaal ends coaching career

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Former Man United manager has called time on his coaching days.

FAMILY HEARTACHE: Community rallies as Angela faces final days

Rockhampton's Blair and Angela Grice and their young family.

Football clubs come together in harshest of times

Popovic slams officials after derby draw

Wanderers goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic dives on the ball ahead of Sydney's David Carney.

The 14th Sydney derby was one that neither side deserved to win.

Costa absence no problem for Chelsea

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso (centre) celebrates scoring his second goal during the English Premier League match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Blues recorded a 3-0 win at Leicester City.

Pochettino hopes Spurs learn well

Tottenham's Dele Alli (right) celebrates with teammate Eric Dier after scoring a goal against Chelsea.

Tottenham preparing to face a stubborn West Brom at White Hart Lane.

Phoenix faces big week to save season

Andrew Durante of the Wellington Phoenix clears the ball.

Eight-day stretch could make or break Wellington's season.

Freak bat accident rules Nevill out of BBL

Jono Dean of the Adelaide Strikers checks on Peter Nevill of the Melbourne Renegades after he was hit in the head by a loose bat.

The dumped Test player was felled by a bat while wicketkeeping.

Slow and steady winning the race in BBL

Fawad Ahmed in action for the Sydney Thunder.

Tweakers have proven to be the foundation of any good T20 attack.

How park cricket helped Maxwell find his mojo

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell during the one-day international against Pakistan at the Gabba.

All-rounder a likely insertion as the new Test No.6 batsman.

Winners and losers from the squad to tour India

Australia's Shaun Marsh (left) with brother Mitchell in the first Test against South Africa in November.

Australia has named the 16 men it hopes can defeat the mighty India.

Shock defeat leaves Heat searching for wins

Rachel Priest plays a shot for the Melbourne Renegades.

Brisbane needs to win at least one of its final two games.

'I was trying to bat like someone I am not'

Mitchell Marsh bats in the nets during an Australian team training session.

Former Aussie No.6 says he now knows how to get the runs.

Former Diamonds World Cup winner to play for England

Former Australian player Chelsea Locke has switched allegiances and is set to play for England in next month's quad netball series.

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.

Ipswich netball honours high achievers

Tara Bramwell returned from an ankle injury to claim the Flyers player of the year award for 2016.

Ipswich Flyers' time to celebrate 2016 success

Veteran jockey secures emotional Magic Millions win

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

German galloper makes it four from from

Trainer Darren Weir.

Plein Ciel could be Hobart Cup-bound.

Easy win lifts Houtzen to Millions favouritism

Trainer Chris Waller.

Stage is set for an intriguing showdown next week.

Family effort in Elkins stable

Trot Tactics with Denis Smith

McIlroy forced out with rib problem

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

LISTEN: 'I was ready to win at that point'

IN ACTION: Charlie Dann at the Australian Master of the Amateurs in Melbourne.

Charlie Dann wins biggest title of his golfing career.

Woods says Trump can belt a golf ball

Tiger Woods lines up a putt.

Duo played at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida.