NSW coach calls for end to 'cruel' demands on stars

NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley.

Laurie Daley wants Origin warriors to be exempt from backing up.

100 people turn out for State of Origin event

100 people attended the Brookwater Golf And Country Club's second State of Origin event on Wednesday.

Brookwater hosts its second State of Origin dinner event

Who's in the frame to replace JT for Origin decider?

Cameron Munster of the Storm.

Maroons need a new five-eighth after Thurston was ruled out.

Johnathan Thurston to miss the rest of season

Jonathan Thurston of the Maroons reacts after his match-winning kick in Origin II.

Champion halfback reportedly requires surgery to fix his shoulder.

Cooper lauds JT's toughness in Origin epic

Johnathan Thurston (left) and Gavin Cooper celebrate the Maroons' victory in Origin II.

Johnathan Thurston inspired his troops with his mental strength.

Selectors way off the mark with man-of-the-match pick

Dane Gagai of the Maroons is tackled by Josh Jackson of the Blues.

Wrong man-of-the-match was named, and he was from wrong team.

All Blacks coach slams claim against players

All Blacks coach slams claims his players are trying to injure opposition

Epic bunker shot seals PGA win for Spieth

TOP SHOT: Jordan Spieth (right) celebrates with caddie Michael Greller after Spieth holed a bunker shot on a play-off hole to win the Travelers Championship.

Spieth wins tenth PGA title

Socceroos match it with Chile in Moscow

Tim Cahill (right) earned his 100th cap for the Socceroos against Chile.

FOR Ange Postecoglou there was regret to go with the pride.

Team New Zealand close in America's Cup victory

RACE WIN: Emirates Team New Zealand crosses the finish line ahead of Oracle Team USA during race eight in the America's Cup. Team New Zealand are one win away from claiming the cup.

Emirates Team New Zealand close in on victory

Pacquiao plans to unleash hell on Horn

READY TO RUMBLE: Australian boxer Jeff Horn (right) throws a big left during a sparring session against Filipino light welterweight Czar Amonsot.

Manny Pacquiao prepared for brawl

'All-in brawl' so fierce soccer match called off

HOME GAME: Warwick Wolves players (white) in a game at Queens Park. FILE PHOTO

All-in-brawl got so vicious soccer match was forced to be called off

Bigger crowd just the ticket for Jeff Horn

Australian boxer Jeff Horn (left) is seen during a sparring session against Filipino light welterweight Czar Amonsot in Brisbane.

JEFF Horn will become a millionaire by fighting Manny Pacquiao.

'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.

Sam Thaiday glad there's still loyalty in the game

TOGETHER AGAIN: Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston and Mal Meninga.

Broncos star happy coach shows faith

Rep-break report card: your NRL club rated

Billy Slater of the Storm is chased by James Maloney of the Sharks.

We rate your club's season so far.

Selectors way off the mark with man-of-the-match pick

Dane Gagai of the Maroons is tackled by Josh Jackson of the Blues.

Wrong man-of-the-match was named, and he was from wrong team.

Backs to the wall, Lions made best of bad situation

EX-LIONS: Sam Docherty is a lock for All-Australian selection this year.

Credit where credit's due when it comes to Brisbane recruiting

Michael Ennis: NSW facing a much sterner test

DANGER MAN: The Maroons will attempt to keep Blues fullback James Tedesco quiet in tonight's clash.

NSW preparing for a much sterner test, writes NSW great.

Justin Hodges: Maroons need to stick to game plan

DESERVED CALL-UP: Maroons debutant Jarrod Wallace has done a great job for the Titans since leaving the Broncos.

Big names know how to get the job done when pressure is on.

Greg Martin: World Cup heartache still drives Scots

Israel Folau was one of the Wallabies' best against Fiji.

Wallabies should prepare for some angry Scotsmen in Sydney.

Never misjudge a Maroon: lessons from the '95 'nuffies'

Queensland Maroons debutant Tim Glasby answers questions at a press conference in Brisbane.

We should be cautious about pre-judging team, writes Tony Durkin.

VIDEO: Benji winds back clock in Broncos' triumph

Matt Gillett of the Broncos scores a try against the Raiders.

Former NZ international played a starring role in win over Canberra.

VIDEO: Ice-cool Lowe completes Cowboys' great escape

Ecstatic Cowboy Kyle Feldt is congratulated by teammate Justin O'Neill after scoring the game-winning try against the Panthers.

Gunslingers fired when it mattered most in defeat of Penrith.

VIDEO: Hayne silences critics as Titans see off Tigers

Agnatius Paasi of the Titans is tackled by Aaron Woods of the Tigers.

NSW star bagged two tries and set up another.

WATCH: Warriors down Dogs despite Luke injury

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad of the Warriors is tackled by James Graham (left) and Josh Morris of the Bulldogs.

Replacement hooker Nathaniel Roache helped home side to a 21-14 win.

Will another field goal separate Ipswich rivals?

Norths player Gerico Cecil makes a powerful run the last time the Tigers faced Goodna.

Goodna and Norths brace for heavyweight footy battle

Sharks lock Andrew Fifita into new long-term deal

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks.

Test star set to finish his NRL career at Cronulla.

No Kelly, no worries for Giants against Lions

Dylan Shiel of the Giants offloads the ball.

Dylan Shiel stepped up in GWS's win over Brisbane.

WATCH: Gray puts on clinic in Power's win over Pies

Robbie Gray of the Power.

Port Adelaide star booted five goals for the game.

WATCH: Instant classic as Swans pull off miracle comeback

Gary Rohan of the Swans (second from left) celebrates with his teammates after he scored the winning goal with the last kick of the game against Essendon.

Bombers led by 19 points with less than five minutes to play.

Socceroos give Chile big scare in Moscow

Tim Cahill played his 100th game for the Socceroos against Chile.

THE Socceroos in good form against Chile.

Rise in rankings for Matildas

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with Matildas Kyah Simon (left), Michelle Heyman and Clare Polkinghorne supporting the bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

THE Matildas have risen on the FIFA women's rankings into seventh.

Ange says Cahill is one of Australia's sporting greats

ONE OF THE GREATS: Tim Cahill (centre) in action for Australia against  Cameroon.

Postecoglou says Tim Cahill is up there with Australia's greats

Mexicans pounce on blunder to boot Russia out of cup

GOAL: Mexico's Hector Herrera (top) celebrates a goal with teammates against host nation Russia.

Host Russia has been knocked out of the Confederations Cup

Socceroos plan to play Chile-style football in vital clash

CHILE RECEPTION: Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou (right) and veteran forward Tim Cahill faced tough questions from the Chilean media.

Postecoglou has thrown a dummy to Chilean media about his tactics

'It's cost me': Nichols opens up on drugs bust

Mitch Nichols playing for the Wanderers in February.

Socceroo vows to repay Perth's faith after it handed him a reprieve.

Players stumped by Cricket Australia's industrial tactics

UNDERVALUED: Ben Dunk (batting) says Cricket Australia has taken an aggressive industrial attitude to player payments.

Cricket Australia treating players like hole-diggers, says Ben Dunk

Champions Trophy fairytale comes true for Pakistan

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates after claiming the catch to dismiss the last of the Indian batsmen in the ICC Champions Trophy final at The Oval in London.

Bottom-ranked side springs upset in tournament decider

The long history between cricket's greatest foes

India captain Virat Kohli marks a half-century in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final against Bangladesh.

India and Pakistan to meet in Champions Trophy decider.

Agar called in for out-of-favour O'Keefe on Bangladesh tour

Ashton Agar during a nets session at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Recurrence of a stress fracture has ruled Mitchell Starc out.

Seccombe to coach Queensland Bulls

Phil Jaques quit as Queensland coach earlier this year.

Wade Seccombe is the new coach of the Queensland Bulls.

WATCH: Kohli and Sharma shine as India powers into final

India captain Virat Kohli (right) and Rohit Sharma celebrate at the end of the ICC Champions Trophy semi against Bangladesh at Edgbaston.

Defending champion has powered into Champions Trophy decider.

Super captain has more to offer at Lightning

She's keen to play a pivotal role and to support her team-mates.

Queenslanders stand out at netball awards

BIG WINNER: Sunshine Coast Lightning captain Geva Mentor.

Firebirds and Lightning players steal show in annual netball awards

Sapphires on rise as Flyers find feet

Ipswich Flyers defender Erin Ellis.

First loss for Ipswich players

Super Netball on hold for Commonwealth Games

The Sunshine Coast Lightning won the inaugural Super Netball grand final against the Giants on Saturday.

SUPER Netball faces a 10-month wait before a return to action.

Firebirds swoop on rising star

Former Queensland Firebirds and Australia captain Laura Geitz (right) is yet to make an announcement about her playing future.

Queensland Firebirds reveal player list

Lightning captain stepped out of comfort zone and thrived

CAPTAIN: Geva Mentor.

Lighting's defence was crucial in its grand final win.

Speed helps Lightning to inaugural title win

SOAKING IT IN: Laura Langman of the Lightning celebrates the win.

Speed and quick passing key to success.

Veteran trainer fears for the future of country racing

For Gympie trainer Dennis Heinemann, working racehorses is more than a way to pay the bills, it is a lifestyle

Welcome boost for Marburg track

Timely funding as next meet nears

Stablehand kicked out of Turf Club for improper conduct

OUT: Alana Aspinall's (left) membership of the Toowoomba Turf Club has been suspended.

Improper conduct reason for disqualification

Well done for QT race coverage

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Ipswich Cup Day.

Other media outlets attempt to drag down the efforts of the city

Michelle Payne will remember Ascot ride 'forever'

Michelle Payne with Kaspersky at Royal Ascot.

Payne was gobsmacked at the pageantry of the Royal meeting.

Why Ipswich should take a bow

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ipswich Cup-winning jockey Michael Cahill and assistant trainer Alex Woodhams raise the trophy at Saturday's big day.

Cup Day remains one city can be proud of

'Nomad' adds value to Ipswich

FRONT FOOT: Corey Brown (left) rides Abohar to second place in the Ray White Ipswich 1350m as eventual winner William Wallace, ridden by Tegan Harrison (right), looks to overtake.

Former Melbourne Cup winner's eventful day out

Brooks Koepka wins US Open golf title

BROOKS Koepka has won his first major championship with victory at the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Harman in front on crowded US Open leaderboard

Brian Harman leads the US Open by one shot.

AMERICAN Brian Harman takes lead at US Open.

Carnage at US Open as world's top three sent packing

Jason Day, of Australia, reacts on the ninth hole during the second round of the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Marc Leishman set to be the only Aussie to make the cut.

Fowler leads US Open as Day struggles

Rickie Fowler of the US hits his tee shot on the second hole during the first round at the 117th US Open Championship at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

WATCH: American leads from Xander Schauffele and Paul Casey.