Toomey in prime position to lift world title

Australian weightlifter Tia-Clair Toomey is on track to take out the World Crossfit Games in California.

Rio gold in Vella’s sights

ON TARGET: Australian shooter Adam Vella in action during the men's trap competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Shooter to contest his third Games.

Look who’s coming back

SHE’S BACK: Iconic Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke returns to the Sunshine Coast for the Winter Carnival at USC tomorrow.

Iconic hurdler with her 'warm-up wiggle' returns to the Coast.

IOC set to rule on blanket Russian ban

GAME BAN: Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.

Pressure mounts over doping scandal.

Russia facing Rio 2016 ban for doping after major ruling

World 110-meter champion Sergei Shubenkov, centre, competes at the National track and field championships at a stadium in Cheboksary, Russia, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. The Russian Olympic team may yet be banned from competing.

Russia could be banned from competing in the Rio Olympics

Road to Rio for our vet

TEAM MAN: WestVets owner doctor Nathan Anthony is Rio bound as team vet for the eventing equestrian team.

Marburg doctor’s vital Olympic role

Tough enough to shoulder crossfit, Olympics double

UP FOR THE CHALLENGE: Tia-Clare Toomey is primed for the World Crossfit Games.

Tia-Clair will compete in World Crossfit Games and Olympics.

Daley missed Blues’ match-winning moment

LAST GASP: The Blues celebrate their match-winning try by Michael Jennings during State of Origin game three, just as Aaron Woods hits the deck.

NSW coach was in the ANZ Stadium tunnel when side scored winner.

Retiring Gallen urges Blues fans to keep faith in Daley

BLUES HERO: Paul Gallen of the Blues is carried off the field by Andrew Fifita (left) and James Tamou for his final State of Origin game.

Skipper urges fans to stick with a rebuilding team next year.

State of Origin 2016: Refs best on ground for NSW

Facebook lights up with memes blasting 12-3 penalty count

Origin III: Queensland player ratings

DEBUT TRY: Gavin Cooper of the Maroons scores despite the efforts of Joshua Jackson and James Maloney of the Blues.

Who stood out for the visitors?

Origin III: NSW player ratings

TOUGH STUFF: Josh Dugan of the Blues is tackled by Gavin Cooper of the Maroons.

Who excelled for the Blues?

Young Lions savour the sweet taste of victory

LONG TIME COMING: Lions coach Justin Leppitsch and his players celebrate their win over Essendon.

ESSENDON appears certain to claim its first wooden spoon in 83 years

Firebirds recover from jitters to make grand final

SUPER INTENSE: The pressure got to the Firebirds Romelda Aiken, but she recovered to get the Queenslanders into next week’s final.

The Firebirds are the first team through to next Sunday’s final

Sport scientist at centre of Essendon scandal shot at

Bullett holes at the Ascot Vale house where former sport scientist Stephen Dank was shot and injured in Melbourne, Saturday, July, 23, 2016.

Stephen Dank has been shot at while he slept

Rio gold in Vella’s sights

ON TARGET: Australian shooter Adam Vella in action during the men's trap competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Shooter to contest his third Games.

Eels, Titans shining despite a season of struggle

STILL FIGHTING: Parramatta players look on after conceding a try to the Panthers last week.

Match billed as battle of the battlers.

Warriors coach wary of fast-tracking young guns

UNDER FIRE: Warriors coach Andrew McFadden has copped flak for benching and demoting players.

New Zealand side preparing to face Raiders.

Aussies pooling resources for Rio success

OLYMPIC HOPE: Mitch Larkin of Australia smiles after his men's 50m backstroke heat at last year’s world championships in Kazan.

Larkin wants Australian swimming to return to its glory days.

Fire and ice drive Rio dream

BURNING AMBITION: Sharni Williams will lead the Australian women’s rugby sevens team at the Rio Olympics.

Rugby sevens skipper on quest for gold.

Jess to hit the ground running

TALENTED FAMILY: Jess Trengove claims bronze in the marathon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Brother inspires Olympic marathon runner.

Rose bloomed in Romania

DISTINGUISHED CAREER: Central Coast Mariners star Josh Rose makes a tackle on Melbourne Victory’s Besart Berisha earlier this year.

How Romania shaped the career of soccer star

In tune for retirement

CHAMPION: Shane Stefanutto.

Shane Stefanutto in tune for retirement.

Rod Davies rocketing to stardom

Former Queensland Reds speedster Rod Davies in flight.

A LOOK back on "Rockhampton Rocket" Rod Davies' remarkable journey.

Players might have to start using their heads

SAFETY CONCERNS: Lachie Henderson of the Cats is stretchered from the ground during the round 17 AFL match between Fremantle and Geelong at Domain Stadium.

Coaches and players have role to play to prevent concussion.

Have to admit it ... Blues skipper deserves respect

LAST GAME: NSW  Origin captain Paul Gallen   during the captain's run at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Tony Durkin shares his views on retiring NSW skipper.

Battling Lions have right to feel aggrieved

CONFIDENCE DOWN: Lions players are dejected as the leave the field following the Round 16 AFL match against the Gold Coast Suns.

Dark clouds hovering over club.

Dog sets a cat among the pigeons

CAVORTING WITH ENEMY: Lin Jong of the Bulldogs runs with the ball.

Player's tour of rival facilities sets tongues wagging.

D-Day approaching for Maroon changes

2020 VISION: Darius Boyd (left) and Corey Oates may be the leaders of the Queensland team in 2020.

Queensland team not getting any younger.

Bellamy’s blues traced back to his own success

Craig Bellamy during his brief stint at New South Wales coach in 2010.

Why did Bellamy fail as Blues coach?

Former Warriors player and wife guilty over dog attack

Son-Son, owned by Glen Fisiiahi, has been put down.

The pit bull was buried in the family's front yard with a plaque.

Broncos keen to build momentum for finals

SECOND-PHASE KING: Bryce Cartwright of the Panthers poses a threat to the Broncos with his offloading ability.

Penrith stands in the way of Brisbane outfit.

Norman banned for season after drug conviction

SIDELINE STINT: Corey Norman of the Eels looks on after his team's loss to the Panthers in round 19.

NRL says it is sending a clear message to players.

Taylor dumps Farah to reserve grade

CONTROVERSIAL AXING: Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah in action.

Coach wants young players to step up.

Warriors boss scotches Lolohea rumours

BIDING TIME: Tuimoala Lolohea of the Warriors makes a run.

McFadden insists there's no issues with player.

Pocock set to boost Brumbies in quarter-final

TIMELY RETURN: David Pocock of the Brumbies is set to play against the Highlanders this weekend.

Flanker back from broken eye socket.

Saints up for fight with Dogs

RETURN TO ACTION: Tom Liberatore of the Bulldogs will be back to boost his team against the Saints.

Saints have won six of their past eight.

Leuenberger in for the long haul with embattled Bombers

MIXED FEELINGS: Matthew Leuenberger of the Bombers will front up against his old mates from his former team, the Brisbane Lions, in a battle to avoid the wooden spoon.

Former Lion landed in midst of Bombers crisis.

Walters thankful for Lyon ‘giving second chances’

BACK ON TRACK: Fremantle Dockers small forward Michael Walters.

Coach helping forward make the most of potential.

Portugal overcomes loss of Ronaldo to claim Euro crown

ON TARGET: Eder celebrates after scoring the winning goal for Portugal in the Euro 2016 final against France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

Country claims first European Championship.

Portugal win Euro Cup despite Ronaldo heartbreak

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, bottom, celebrates with team mates winning the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016.

So the one-man team become European champions

VIDEO: Iceland's stunning welcome for national heroes

Football team celebrates with fans.

TO vikings, this was a time to honour victory, not to mourn defeat.

Griezmann double confirms status as new French hero

FRENCH HERO: France's Antoine Griezmann applauds fans at the end of the Euro 2016 semi-final against Germany in Marseille.

France downs Germany to book spot in final.

Man Utd set to sign Pogba for record $176m

IN DEMAND: Paul Pogba of France in action during the Euro 2016 quarter-final match against Iceland.

French international will earn more than $500,000 a week.

Lyon not concerned by lack of wickets in Test warm-up

BARREN SPELL: Australian bowler Nathan Lyon took just two wickets in two innings against a Sri Lankan Board XI.

Spinner approaching opening Test against Sri Lanka with confidence.

O’Keefe puts his hand up for Test selection

GOOD FORM: Stephen O’Keefe took five wickets in the first innings of Australia’s tour match in Sri Lanka.

Tourists could take a twin-spin attack in the first Test.

Murali, Law give Aussies an inside edge over Sri Lanka

SPIN MAESTRO: Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan appeals for a wicket in a 2010 ODI clash against Australia.

Duo gives insight ahead of Australia's tour of island nation.

Heat secure world No.1 Badree for BBL

KEY SIGNING: West Indian Samuel Badree has recommitted to the Brisbane Heat.

West Indian joins McCullum as international signings.

You’ll never guess who just became a doctor

CELEBRATION: The Australian Cricket ODI team celebrates a wicket back in 2002. One of this XI has just become a doctor. Can you guess which one? (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Guess which Aussie cricket great just became a doctor?

England’s Roy smashes 162

TOP KNOCK: England's Jason Roy celebrates reaching 150 runs during the ODI against Sri Lanka at the Oval in London.

Opener helps England down Sri Lanka.

‘White-line fever’ gives Aiken the edge

Superstar Firebirds goal-shooter Romelda Aiken simply puts her dominance down to having plenty of “white-line fever”.

Firebird standing tall among illustrious teammates

TOUGH DEFENCE: Queensland Firebirds player Gabi Simpson (right) and Melbourne Vixens player Madi Robinson in action during the 2014 grand final.

Queensland side to face Steel in semi.

Tippett faces her Origin in Firebirds final

MY BALL! Gretel Tippett of the Firebirds and Sharni Layton fight for the ball.

Firebirds tackle Swifts in fierce conference final in Brisbane

Swifts down Vixens to earn Firebirds final

EYE FOR GOAL: Susan Pettitt of the Swifts shoots as Leana De Bruin of the Magic defends.

Reigning champions await Sydneysiders.

Firebirds chasing right to host final

Firebirds captain Laura Geitz takes a rebound against the NSW Swiftrs in last year’s frand Final between the Queensland Firebirds and NSW Swifts in Brisbane, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Queenslanders have a game to go before the finals.

Tough test for Vixens’ title hopes

STRONG FINISH: Melbourne Vixens centre Liz Watson (right).

Southern Steel present tough challenge.

Sport codes kick off commitment to tackle domestic violence

Footy, Netball, AFL and Union are all fighting domestic violence

Poetic justice for 'Henry' Lawson's 100 to 1 chance

MACLEAN CUP: Wayne Lawson trained gelding Nautile snuck through to win the final feature race of the July Racing Carnival for the second time in a row.

Kilkivan rider second in 80km endurance championship

ENDURING ENTHUSIASM: Fiona Fenech from Lower Wonga, in the Kilkivan district, placed second in the 80km event of the endurance championships.
Photo: contributed

Long-term Kilkivan district horse rider takes silver over the 80km.

Questions raised about Eagle Farm track

The new track at Eagle Farm has come under fire.

Track comes under fire at Eagle Farm.

New Racing Queensland board announced

Three new appointments have been made to the Racing Queensland board

14-year-old upstages seasoned campaigners

WINNER: Jessica Spoor, 14, in the first round maiden at the Calliope camp draft.

Jessica’s gold- plated weekend

From boats to horses for campdrafter Alex Muller

Alex Muller in the 1st round maiden at the Calliope camp draft.

He's a relative newcomer to the sport

Calliope racetrack come alive with campdraft aplenty

Action at the Calliope campdraft

Calliope Gold Goblet Campdraft is on today and tomorrow

Scott coming home to compete for Australian titles

Adam Scott never needs a reason to come home to the Gold Coast but he has a million of them waiting at Royal Pines Resort in December.

Baddeley wins back tour card after playoff victory

CRUCIAL WIN: Australian Aaron Baddeley holds up his trophy after winning the Barbasol Championship.

Place on the US PGA Tour secured for the next two years.

Stenson stays ice-cool to seal Open triumph

MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH: Henrik Stenson of Sweden holds the Claret Jug for winning the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland.

Swede downs Mickelson in Open thriller.

Two-horse race ahead for British Open

Henrik Stenson (left) watches Phil Mickelson tee off during third round action at the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Troon.

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickleson set to battle for British Open.