Missing bikes threaten to wreck World Cup campaign

The Australian team could miss making the starting line at the track World Cup because their bikes are missing

Slater, Harris injuries cloud Storm start to season

NO READY: Storm fullback Billy Slater isn't ready for a return to action.

Slater and Harris ruled out for weeks with injuries

Federer wants more wins like Flinders Park

LONG TWILIGHT: Roger Federer has shelved retirement thoughts after his win in the Australian Open.

Roger Federer has shelved any thoughts of retiring

Souths lose Reynolds for start of season

Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs scores a try.

Halfback ruled out for up to four weeks with appendicitis.

Not the type of runs that pleased Border

RUNS: Illness crept up on Australia's Matthew Renshaw on day one of the First Test against India in Pune.

Allan Border was fuming that a sick Matt Renshaw left the field

Alli sees red as Spurs crash out of Europe

Tottenham's Dele Alli (left) reacts after being given a red card against Gent.

Harry Redknapp has condemned player for a shocking tackle.

AFL 'comfortable' with how it dealt with Bombers saga

COMFORTABLE: AFL boss Gillon McLachan is okay with how the AFL dealt with the Essendon supplements saga.

McLachlan "comfortable” with how the AFL handled the Essendon saga

League legends pitch in to help ex-Manly great

Noel Cleal during his time as Sea Eagles recruitment manager.

Noel "Crusher” Cleal had fire rip through his farm at Pappinbarra.

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

Magic of the FA Cup still well and truly alive

Lincoln City's Nathan Arnold (left) and Burnley's Joey Barton battle for the ball.

Competition gives part-timers a chance to rub shoulders with greats.

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.

Gallen to decide mid-year on retiring

LEADERS: The 16 NRL captains at yesterday's season launch (from left) Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly), Jarrod Croker (Canberra), Matt Moylan (Penrith), Darius Boyd (Brisbane), Jake Friend (Sydney Roosters), Tim Mannah (Parramatta), Rory Kostjasyn (Newcastle), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers), Cameron Smith (Melbourne), Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (NZ Warriors), Greg Inglis (South Sydney), Paul Gallen (Cronulla), Gareth Widdop (St George), Ryan James (Gold Coast) and James Graham (Canterbury).

Gallen hasn't made up his mind on retiring yet

Halves pairing will shape Widdop's game plan

FLEXIBLE: Gareth Widdop knows he has to change his game plans with the Dragons

Halves pairing will shape Widdop's game plan

Tigers enjoying end of Farah saga

RELIEVED: Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods says the club's youngsters have to take more responsibility.

Aaron Woods glad Wests Tigers' Robbie Farah saga is over

NRL boss to come down hard on players betting

Tim Simona has been stood down by the Wests Tigers while an investigation takes place into betting.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg cracking down on betting.

Why Keiron Lander is considering a comeback

LET ME AT 'EM: Former Jets captain Keiron Lander is considering a comeback because he wants another crack at his favourite team in 2017...Easts Tigers.

An Easts sledge and 'run backwards' Jets try inspires warhorse

Where the Walker brothers will coach in 2018

SUCCESS: Shane and Ben Walker with the 2015 Intrust Super Cup trophy. The duo will coach Ipswich in 2018 unless an NRL gig materialises.

Jets CEO outlines his plans for off-contract Jets duo

AFL chief denies lying to bombers after secret tape leaks

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15: James Hird, coach of the Essendon Bombers looks on during the round 20 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Recording reveals allegations the AFL recanted over punishments

David Koch left seeing red over China clash with Suns

The AFL is taking the game to China, but it's not without its controversy.

"We're paying you half-a-million dollars to buy your home game”

Ex-Swan Nankervis making an impact at Richmond

Once a Swan ... Toby Nankervis during a training session in Sydney.

Amid the hype of trades for Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy

$20,000 fine for Western Sydney Wanderers

The FFA has fined Western Sydney Wanderers $20,000 after a lew banner was shown by the club's fans.

FFA fines Wanderers $20,000

Melbourne United coach pays price for poor NBL season

Melbourne United head coach Dean Demopoulos has been sacked.

Melbourne United has sacked coach Dean Demopoulos.

Woman coach gets off to a bad start

Eastern FC head coach Chan Yuen-ting.

Poor start for first woman coach in men's continental competition.

Cahill ready for "Cup final replay”

Tim Cahill is ready for action against Sydney FC.

Tim Cahill back and raring to go.

Going nuts over Brazil at the MCG

Neymar (centre), Philippe Coutinho (left) and Gabriel Jesus could play against the Socceroos in June at the MCG.

Brazil to play Socceroos at the MCG.

Reds rolled by ruthless Gamba Osaka

Shun Nagasawa of Gamba Osaka scores with a header against Adelaide United.

Osaka too strong for Adelaide United.

Cricket legends blow up at Test rookie Matt Renshaw

Renshaw wasn’t feeling too crash hot.Source:AFP

After perfect start, things quickly went from rosy to shambolic

Sharks snap up Canberra winger Lee

Edrick Lee has signed for Cronulla for the 2017 NRL season.

Premier Cronulla has signed Canberra Raiders winger Edrick Lee.

It's not all about the spinners in India

Australia's Jason Gillespie displays the ball after he took five Indian wickets during the third day of the third Test match in Nagpur, India in 2004.

Pace certainly has it's place - and can indeed flourish.

Southern Stars in record loss to Kiwis

Meg Lanning of Australia

New Zealand launched a stunning series comeback

Aussies claim consolation T20 international win

Aaron Finch hits out at the Adelaide Oval

Adam Zampa and James Faulkner doing the bulk of the damage

India under weight of expectation, say Aussies

Australian batsman Peter Handscomb.

Australia motivated by the freedom of having nothing to lose.

Firebirds send order for Burger with the lot

94-Test veteran has answered the powerhouse's SOS for a seasoned playmaker

Swifts out to prove first-up form was no fluke

Abbey McCulloch of the Swifts exchanges high-fives with young fans.

Much-maligned Swifts lost narrowly to the Giants in season-opener.

Firebirds prepare for a familiar foe

TOUGH CLASH: Sunshine Coast goal shooter Caitlin Bassett is marked by Firebirds keeper Laura Clemesha.

Laura Clemesha takes us inside the Firebirds inner sanctum

Firebirds to roll out red carpet for former star

Two-time Firebirds premiership player Kim Ravaillion in action for the Magpies

Ravaillion starred in four grand finals and won two premierships

Swifts set to hit back against Thunderbirds

Paige Hadley of the Swifts and Jamie-Lee Price of the Giants contest possession

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

Bowman: Winx can run down Black Caviar record

Winx's winning streak stands at 14

Sugar Hit gets top jockey fired up

Jockey Jim Byrne reflects on his winning ride aboard Sugar Hit at Bundamba racetrack on Friday. It was the first of four victories.

Byrne shows class at latest Ipswich meeting

Group 1 race just what the Doc ordered

Hey Doc ridden by Luke Currie wins race 6 CS Hayes Stakeson Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Saturday. Feb. 18, 2017. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Trainer Tony McEvoy says Hey Doc "has to” go the Australian Guineas.

Marburg's vital harness value

Why investment needed in country racing

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.

Elite hoops impress in Ipswich

Jockey Michael Cahill reflects on his victory aboard Best of Pluck.

Star trio dominate racing at Bundamba

Family tribute to likeable 'leg puller'

Knack to be honoured at Marburg meet

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

Winless since May last year, Aussie Jason Day has given up the world number one ranking after a stay at the top that finished just short of a full year.

Late blitz helps world No.6 to Australian Open title

Ha Na Jang of South Korea plays a shot during round four of the Australian Open at Royal Adelaide.

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.