Footballer to girlfriend: "I'm going to bury you alive"

A former league star has been sent to jail after threatening to bury his girlfriend alive during an hour-long ordeal.

International raiders ready for Winx challenge

Folkswood is set to challenge Winx in the Cox Plate.

Duo standing in between Winx and racing immortality.

VAR ruling on Roar 'goal' given OK by refs' boss

Massimo Maccarone (left) had a goal disallowed by VAR against Newcastle on Sunday.

VAR ruling against Roar goal backed by referees' chief.

Matildas star wants W-League season to remember

W-League team captains line up at the launch of the new season.

Sam Kerr says it's time for women to deliver.

Keeper fooled by ridiculous penalty

The beginning of the end of this keeper's career.

An unfortunate soul appeared to have cost his team dearly

Honduras star set to miss Socceroos playoffs

Honduras' Eddie Hernandez is extremely doubtful for next month's world cup playoffs with Australia.

THE Socceroos received a World Cup qualifying boost.

Boxing legend's son stepping out of dad's shadows

Australian boxer Tim Tszyu reacts after defeating Mark Dalby in February.

Tim Tszyu is ready to prove he's his own man.

Fit Starc homes in on Ashes series

Australia's Mitchell Starc is itching for this season's Ashes series against England.

Mitchell Starc says it's his time in this year's Ashes series

Skaife: Bathurst, the race like no other

Craig Lowndes, left, and Mark Skaife after winning the 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Six-time winner MARK SKAIFE reflects on the enormity of Mt...

Justin O'Neill in 10-year tug-of-war between clubs

Justin O'Neill of the Cowboys scores a try against the Warriors in round 20.

Athletic prodigy was considered the equal of Greg Inglis.

How young Slater slipped though Cowboys' fingers

STORIED CAREER: Storm fullback Billy Slater during a training session in Melbourne this week.

Star ran around his Innisfail backyard in North Queensland jersey.

Russell Packer: from jail cell to uni graduate

Dragons player Russell Packer during the round 17 clash with the Titans.

"The boys would call me a nerd with my reading glasses on.”

Wallabies take note: How to beat the All Blacks

Sekope Kepu is tackled by Rieko Ioane during game 1 of the Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium in Sydney

The Wallabies need to play like cornered animals again.

Craig Bellamy is worth $3 million

MORE SUCCESS: Storm coach Craig Bellamy after Melbourne's grand final win.

Craig Bellamy deserves to be the highest paid person in rugby league

Kent: Storm are good, but they're not the greatest

Overrated? ... the 2017 NRL premiership winners.

Timing is always essential when it comes to assessing great teams

Durkin: Class should live happily ever after

PRIZE: Storm captain Cameron Smith and Cowboys captain Gavin Cooper with the trophy at Luna Park in Sydney.

It is a fiction, a legend, a romance and a fantasy.

Ikin: 2017 vintage is best Storm side in this great club's history

GREAT CLUB: Storm coach Craig Bellamy has turned his club into one of the greatest sides.

"The Storm are now as the dominant franchise in our game”

AFL Grand Final: Dusty presents dilemma for Dimma

KEY MAN: Brownlow Medallist Dustin Martin prepares for the grand final.

Forward or midfield for Martin the choice for Richmond coach

Sydney NRL clubs lining up to sign Cronk

OPEN TO OFFERS: Cooper Cronk seems set to join a Sydney club.

Sydney Roosters, Cronulla and Parramatta engaging in all-out battle

premium_icon Kevin Walters set to return to Broncos

Queensland Coach Kevin Walters faces the media before the Queensland State of Origin team's final training session at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Wayne Bennett says Kevin Walters is being groomed to succeed him

Roosters tipped to sign Cronk

BACK FOR MORE: Cooper Cronk, who is preparing for the Rugby League World Cup with the Kangaroos, will play on in the NRL next season.

Sydney Roosters favourites to snare Cooper Cronk

Jamal Idris announces shock NRL retirement

Jamal Idris (right) of the Tigers is tackled by Dean Whare of the Panthers in round two this year.

The 27-year-old says move was forced by injury.

Taylor relationship sealed the deal for Brennan on the Gold Coast

NEW REIGN: Garth Brennan.

GARTH Brennan was holding a trump card the entire time.

NRL draw for season 2018

Check out the full draw

Cats count lucky stars after Ablett return

He's back .... Gary Ablett in the hoops.

Ablett was traded from the Gold Coast Suns to Geelong

Emotional Giants ruckman announces retirement

Veteran Giants star Shane Mumford takes part in a training session.

Shane Mumford will transition straight into a ruck coaching role.

Trade merry-go-round ends with wins for all

ON THE MOVE: Charlie Cameron

Ablett and Hodge deals on final day

Sydney salvage draw in pulsating derby

Roly Bonevacia of the Wanderers competes for possession with Joshua Brilliante of Sydney (left).

Sydney derby honours shared in entertaining draw

Mourinho miffed as Mooy leads Terriers to historic win

Aaron Mooy scores Huddersfield's first goal in the 2-1 win over Manchester United.

AN honest Jose Mourinho says his players were just not good enough.

Blues are still a title contender, says Chelsea star

Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action against Roma at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard has not given up on retaining the Premier League crown.

Postecoglou opens up about his coaching future

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says his focus is on his team's next two games.

Ange Postecoglou talks about his love for the job as Socceroos coach

Bautheac says he's no superstar

French midfielder Eric Bautheac has finally got his visa approved to play for Brisbane Roar.

Roar has finally got its star import Frenchman Eric Bautheac

Woman behind Chris Gayle allegations revealed

West Indies' Chris Gayle leaves the pitch after being caught by England's Joe Root off the bowling of England's Chris Woakes during the One Day International cricket match between England and the West Indies at the Oval cricket ground in London, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

Woman behind exposure allegations revealed

Warriors win JLT Cup final in style

Western Australia celebrate with the trophy after the JLT One Day Cup Final match between Western Australia and South Australia at Blundstone Arena.

Western Australia win the JLT Cup final in a canter.

Meg Lanning learns to live without during injury rehab

Meg Lanning in action for the Australian women's cricket team last season.

Aussie captain admits break from game is far from her cup of tea.

Chris Lynn signs mega-deal with Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn of the Heat raises his bat after a win over the Hobart Hurricanes last season.

Superstar has become the BBL's first million-dollar man.

Border picks his Australia XI for first Ashes Test

Matthew Wade should get the keeper's role for the first Ashes Test, says Allan Border.

Allan Border makes his choice for Ashes opener.

Renshaw Australia's X-Factor, says Adam Gilchrist

Australia's Matthew Renshaw could be the star of the Ashes, says Adam Gilchrist.

Adam Gilchrist believes Matt Renshaw could Ashes star.

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

"We put everything out there in those last four games”

It's Kiwis and us for Games gold

Australia's Caitlin Bassett (centre) says it will be a Diamonds-New Zealand final for the netball gold medal at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Bassett says it's Australia and New Zealand for Games gold medal

Perfect start for Sunshine Coast Lightning, says coach

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Super Netball grand final over the Giants in June.

Grand final rematch perfect start for Lightning.

Super Mum back to play Super Netball

Laura Geitz (second from right) is making a return to Super Netball.

Laura Geitz to make netball comeback.

Bruce pumped by playing in front of Aussie fans

Courtney Bruce (centre) defends against Maria Tutaia of New Zealand in the netball Constellation Cup between New Zealand and Australia on Sunday

Courtney Bruce is delighted to be back in front of Aussie fans

It's elementary for Watson - keep improving

Liz Watson says the Diamonds will take confidence out of their win in the first Constellation Cup match.

Liz Watson says Diamonds need more improvement in cup games

Fired-up Diamonds 'itching' to seek redemption

Caitlin Bassett wants the Diamonds to get back on track against the Kiwis.

Diamonds have fire in belly to get revenge on Kiwis.

Cox Plate rivals running scared of Winx?

Winx is poised to start the shortest-priced favourite since Phar Lap in 1931

Japanese raider out of Cup, fighting for life

Craig Williams riding Admire Deus during a trackwork session at Werribee

"I'd be very surprised if he raced again”

Plenty to admire in Japanese Cup raider

FORM HORSE: Craig Williams riding Admire Deus during a trackwork session at Werribee

"Best credentialed horse ever to leave Japan”

Super Cash will be on the money

Jockey Katelyn Mallyon says Super Cash is in fine shape for Saturday's Group 2 Schillachi Stakes at Caulfield.

Super Cash is primed for a shot at the Schillachi Stakes

Vega Magic to conquer Everest in $10m sprint

JUST MAGIC: Trainer David Hayes with his Everest hope Vega Magic.

Form guru says Vega Magic will win the $10 million The Everest

Redzel's ready to reach his Everest

Redzel, ridden by Hugh Bowman, in action at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

Colt looks the one to beat

Bowman won't name his Cup target

Jockey Hugh Bowman won't be rushed on choosing his mount in this year's Melbourne Cup.

Tiberian's connections want Bowman to decide on Cup ride

Internationals show some pride in Presidents Cup defeat

A SUPERB singles display from the International team was not enough as America won the Presidents Cup for a seventh straight time.

Rookie wins final tournament but Thomas earns bonus

Justin Thomas shows of the FedEx Cup and Xander Schauffele (right) of the Tour Championship trophy after the season-ending tournament in Atlanta.

ROOKIE Xander Schauffele won the final tournament.

Katherine Kirk comes up just short in major championship

Katherine Kirk plays a shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the Evian Championship.

KATHERINE Kirk said she was happy despite missing a major.