Thurston in Kangaroos squad, but no room for Slater

INJURED superstar Johnathan Thurston is facing a race against the clock to prove his fitness for next Friday's trans-Tasman Test.

Bennett names Titan for England league debut

Chris McQueen receives the ball during the Gold Coast Titans training session

McQueen among five uncapped players named

Nadal lookalike Hipwood aces rising star nomination

Eric Hipwood has won the Rising Star nomination for round 5 in the AFL.

Young Lions star wins rising star nomination for round 5.

Maria Sharapova return 'shameful' after doping ban

Maria Sharapova will make her long-awaited return to tennis in Stuttgart.

Russian former world No.1 to contest Stuttgart Open

Star Saints midfielder to go under the knife

David Armitage, of the Saints, will go under the knife.

Armitage out for at least a month

Josh Reynolds signs with Wests Tigers

Josh Reynolds will sign for the Wests Tigers.

OFF-CONTRACT Josh Reynolds has agreed to join the Wests Tigers.

Eddie McGuire standing by his man Buckley

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire and Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley

"No better person” to be in the coaching hot seat

The 10 stars to watch in the A-League finals

Besart Berisha of the Melbourne Victory.

Ahead of the start of the playoffs, we look at the top 10 players.

'There's no doubt I was lost there for a little while'

Carlton's Anthony Koutoufides in 2004.

Anthony Koutoufides has admitted he struggled with leaving the AFL.

Augusta family refusing to budge despite Masters' millions

Jose Maria Olazabal (left) and Sergio Garcia walk up the 13th fairway at Augusta National.

Meet the US's own version of Australia's Kerrigans from The Castle.

Lions, Suns must stay the course, says Paul Roos

Brisbane captain Dayne Beams.

AFL great says Queenslanders are on the right track.

'Pest' Laura Clemesha hitting new heights with Firebirds

Laura Clemesha (right) of the Firebirds attempts to block Caitlin Thwaites of the Magpies.

It has been a baptism by fire for the six-foot-three Laura Clemesha.

'Who gets sacked for this filthy mismanagement?'

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary watches on during a training session at Concord Oval.

Fans' faith in the current Tigers management is next to zero.

Why a second-tier league would benefit Socceroos

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.

National second division must be prioritised and debated.

Broncos should be patient on James Roberts deal

James Roberts of the Brisbane Broncos (left) pushes away Dale Copley of the Gold Coast Titans.

What's the best way to tackle the fastest man in the NRL? Slowly.

Star trio's axing puts Panthers boss in tricky position

Matthew Moylan of the Panthers.

Anthony Griffin's decision was either extremely brave or stupid.

Time to hit the go button, Milf

Misfiring Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford.

The form of Anthony Milford is nowhere near good enough.

Immortal's plight shows concussion is a ticking time bomb

Dragons Immortal Graeme "Changa” Langlands in 2014.

Clubs are still trying to find their way around the new rules.

Serena slams ex-grand slam winner over 'racist' joke

The ITF has launched an investigation into the alleged statement.

More revelations over banned Ilie Nastase

Romania's Fed Cup team captain Ilie Nastase (C) argues with an ITF official during the Fed Cup World Group II playoff tie between Romania and Britain.

Pam Shriver said Ilie Nastase badgered her about her sex life.

Aussie Fed Cup captain fires out a warning to rivals

Australian captain Alicia Molik says her team can shake it up in the Fed Cup.

Captain happy after win over Serbia.

Nastase booted after racist, expletive-filled tirade

Johanna Konta was in tears aftre being abused by Ilie Nastase.

ILIE Nastase has been removed as Romania's Fed Cup captain.

Fed Cup fight for Barty's Australians

BIG TASK AHEAD: Ashleigh Barty will have a full workload of singles and doubles matches against Serbia in a Fed Cup play-off

Australia is battling Serbia to stay in the Fed Cup World Group II

Serena Williams pregnant when she won Australian Open

That means Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January.

Tennis superstar has revealed she is having a baby.

'It can't be that good!' - Love match interrupts tennis

American tennis player Frances Tiafoe

"No, that's not a phone, that's an apartment across the lake”

Slater-led Storm hold off Warriors to stay top

Cooper Cronk celebrates with Billy Slater. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

No.1 was in everything for the second week in succession,

Back-breaking effort pays off for Bronco Alex Glenn

Alex Glenn of the Brisbane Broncos.

Brisbane back-rower set to play his 200th NRL game.

Pearce field goal seals epic Roosters win

Blake Ferguson of the Roosters is tackled by Cameron McInnes and Paul Vaughan of the Dragons.

Josh Dugan's heroics levelled the game with a minute to play.

Cowboys won't rush Thurston's return from injury

Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys.

Superstar halfback has been out of action for the past fortnight.

Dogs' rep ban could haunt stars, says Brad Fittler

Josh Reynolds of the Bulldogs is tackled by Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs.

None of Des Hasler's troops will be made available for City-Country.

'He probably just needs to rest up now'

George Burgess of the Rabbitohs.

Sam Burgess says he has no plans to offer advice to brother George.

Clarkson, Carey bury the hatchet after media stoush

Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson.

Hawks coach has apologised after blasting the North Melbourne champ.

Tigers ruckman thriving in new surroundings

Toby Nankervis of the Tigers (left) and Jake Spencer of the Demons.

Toby Nankervis's remarkable turnaround continues to gather momentum.

Suns and Lions eyeing off Gabba double-header

Gold Coast Suns players celebrate scoring a goal against the Brisbane Lions in their round one game at Metricon Stadium.

Gold Coast will be temporarily homeless at the start of next season.

Chelsea moves out to seven-point lead in EPL

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring against Southampton.

CHELSEA has stretched its lead at the top of the EPL.

Reds keep Champions League hopes alive

Action from Adelaide's 3-3 draw against Gamba Osaka.

High-scoring draw keeps Adelaide alive

Travel could be a Thai-breaker, says Donachie

James Donachie of the Melbourne Victory.

Ex-Roar star says Victory is hoping to meet a tired Brisbane side.

A-League not too rough, says Brazilian Bobo

Sydney FC players Alex Brosque (left) and Bobo pose for photographs with the A-League championship trophy.

A-League not rough, says Sydney FC star.

Big names linked with Adelaide United coaching job

Stuart Pearce during his time as the coach of England's under-21s.

England legend is the club's latest high-profile coaching option.

Roar boosted by defender's return for Victory semi

Jack Hingert of the Brisbane Roar.

Jack Hingert will wear a specially designed facial mask.

Chris Lynn confident of returning for Champions Trophy

Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Chris Lynn.

Aussie master blaster injured his shoulder two weeks ago.

Backflip: Tim Paine to stay in Tasmania for two more years

Hurricanes captain Tim Paine hits a six during the Big Bash League.

Wicketkeeper had flirted with a move interstate.

Faulkner, Khawaja miss Champions Trophy squad

James Faulkner of Australia dismisses Dean Brownlie of New Zealand in their Chappell Hadlee Trophy clash in February.

Mitchell Starc and Chris Lynn given the chance to prove fitness.

Farrell pulls stumps on ODI career

Rene Farrell in action for the Thunder in WBBL2.

Rene Farrell has announced her retirement from ODIs.

'I better pull my head in a bit more'

Bowler James Pattinson makes an appeal playing for Australia.

James Pattinson has been reprimanded by the English Cricket Board.

Vixens keen to put focus back on the court

Coach confident a dramatic week off-court in netball and planned player protests at games this weekend will not prove a distraction for her side.

Firebirds focused on finals after strike action avoided

Firebirds coach Roselee Jencke talks to her players.

Coach urges players to "draw a line in the sand”.

Netball strike: Crisis looms after failed re-election bid

PLAYER POWER: Sunshine Coast Lightning captain Geva Mentor says it's important players' concerns are heard.

Players to meet shortly to discuss possible industrial action.

Feud threatening to tear Super Netball apart

ANPA board member and former Australian Diamonds vice-captain Bianca Chatfield, playing for the Melbourne Vixens in 2014.

Australia's top netballers are threatening a boycott.

Lightning coach buoyed by team's dedication

Caitlin Bassett of the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Players brushed Easter eggs for a hammer-and-tongs practice match.

Lightning charges home for another win

Caitlin Bassett of the Lightning in action against the Swifts.

Lightning takes a hard-fought 55-50 win over the NSW Swifts.

Giants maintain pain for Firebirds

Romelda Aiken (right) of the Firebirds shoots against the Giants.

Result ensures Queensland will drop out of the top four.

Good memories from home-town campdraft

It was smiles all round for Nicholas Ward and Nikki Wollens when they were packing up their truck after a big weekend at the Rathdowney Memorial Campdraft.

Polarisation wins Sydney Cup ... agains

Polarisation, ridden by Corey Brown, wins the Sydney Cup.

He was first over the line two weeks ago before no-race was called.

Sydney Cup called off mid-race after shocking fall

Jockey Blake Shinn helps James Doyle after they were dislodged in the Sydney Cup,

Almoonqith suffered a breakdown and was later euthanised.

'It is a privilege to train such a champion'

Winx, ridden Hugh Bowman, wins the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

VIDEO: Winx has continued winning streak that stretches two years.

Trainer says Winx is ready to extend streak

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, wins the China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes during Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill in March.

Trainer Chris Waller says mare is ready for Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Trainer satisfied with Winx's preparation for Stakes

Jockey Hugh Bowman on Winx.

Champion mare cruised through her final track gallop.

Unvaccinated horse events a 'serious concern'

The Capricornia Yearling Sales held at the Robert Schwarten Pavilion,  Rockhampton Showgrounds on Sunday.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

AVA says horse welfare must come first.

Green shows promise with Classic win

Perth rookie Hannah Green has won her fourth start on the US LPGA's development tour

No crying in this Chappell finish

FIRST WIN: Kevin Chappell has broken through for his first US Tour victory at the Texas Open.

Kevin Chappell wins his first US Tour event in his 180th start

Garcia: 'I feel I still have a lot of great years in me'

Sergio Garcia of Spain holds the Masters trophy after winning at Augusta.

Masters champion says he can achieve more success.

Garcia dedicates magical Masters win to childhood idol

Sergio Garcia holds the Masters Championship Trophy

"It's amazing to do it on his 60th birthday”