Jaeger drops bomb of own on shattered Suns

Harsh nature of AFL football has been there for all to see this week.

Spring is in the air with Memsie Stakes

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26:  Brad Rawiller riding Black Heart Bart wins Race 7, the Victoria Handicap during Melbourne Racing at Caulfield Racecourse on March 26, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Stakes often one of the first opportunities that the four-year-olds

An open letter to Mr Sam Thaiday

Sam Thaiday will play his 250th game.

HEY Sam, I want to set the record straight.

Warriors deny Gillett offer

Matt Gillett is in demand.

Andrew McFadden denies Broncos Matt Gillett is on radar.

Raiders no one-man team, says coach Stuart

Blake Austin of the Raiders.

Blake Austin has suffered a hand injury.

Broncos plan for risky business against Storm

SMART PLAYER: Cooper Cronk in control for the Storm during the last clash with the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

WAYNE Bennett has won hundreds of NRL games.

Sam jokes his way to major landmark

Tony Durkin and Sam Thaiday at the 2006 NRL grand final.

Endearing trait was that he never took himself seriously.

Former gymnast dives in at the deep end

MAKING A SPLASH: Domonic Bedggood is making his Olympic debut in Rio.

Bedggood lining up in the 10m platform.

Mary Hanna set to Boogie at fifth Olympic Games

DISTINGUISHED CAREER: Mary Hanna with Boogie Woogie 6 and Umbro, which are both qualified to compete at Rio. Hanna, 61, will be competing in her fifth Olympics and is Australia's oldest competitor at the Games.

Hanna is already planning to compete at the Tokyo 2020

Worth aiming high in archery competition

ALL FOCUS: Australia's Taylor Worth at the 2012 Games.

Selection bitter-sweet after great mate missed out.

Denny takes the long road to Rio

WINDING UP: Queenslander Matthew Denny competes in the men's discus throw during the Australian Athletics Championships in April.

Queenslander claimed national title in April.

Rayner fighting fit for Rio

POWER-PACKED: Chloe Rayner in action during competition at the national titles.

Teen tore hamstring tendon off her pelvic bone in lead-up.

'Old man' takes up challenge of his fifth Olympics

AGE SHALL NOT WEARY HIM: Martin Marinov (left) will partner Ferenc Szekszardi in the C2 1000m in Rio, as well as taking on the C1 1000m.

Aussie the oldest canoeing athlete to compete at an Olympics.

Contenders suddenly have big holes to fill

Nic Naitanui limbs from Domain Stadium in Perth.

Jack Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Giles come on down.

Players and fans left to bemoan NRL judiciary

NASTY INCIDENT: Blood pours from Brisbane Broncos player Corey Parker's mouth during their round 24 NRL game against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium.

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday admits he is totally confused.

Morris puts club before cash in rare selfless act

CLUB FIRST: Brett Morris will leave a decision on his participation in the Four Nations up to his Bulldogs coach Des Hasler.

Decision on Four Nations availability to be left to coach.

Have the Warriors killed another coach?

Coach of the Warriors Andrew McFadden.

Have the Warriors killed another coach?

Bontempelli leaves Lewy in his wake

Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs.

Lewis Taylor losing ground on Bontempelli.

Brisbane needs to get its priorities straight

STOCKS RISING: Hawthorn assistant coach Brett Ratten shapes as a target for the Brisbane Lions if they decide to part ways with incumbent coach Justin Leppitsch.

Board has some tough decisions to make.

Roberts cops punishment from Broncos

James Roberts looks on during the Brisbane Broncos training session at Red Hill in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The Broncos play the Canberra Raiders in their round 14 match in Brisbane tomorrow night. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

Roberts will not be suspended

Thurston's ready for big battle at Belmore

Johnathan Thurston.

Johnathan Thurston ready for battle at Belmore.

Bronco Kahu ready for Koroibete test

BIG NIGHT: Jordan Kahu will have a tough test against the Melbourne Storm on Friday night.

Jordan Kahu ready for Storm test.

Pressure on Sharks to deliver against Rabbitohs

MAIN MAN: Ben Barba.

Cronulla's destiny is in its own hands.

Half as many reasons for Gus to be excited

Nathan Cleary in action for the Panthers.

Gould suggests the NRL establish an academy for emerging halfbacks

Roosters show what they're really made of

Boyd Cordner in action for the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters give fans a glimpse of what could have been

Swan has played his last game for Collingwood

Collingwood Magpies player Dane Swan announces his retirement at the Glasshouse in Melbourne, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The 2011 Brownlow medallist announced on Tuesday he would not play on in 2017, ending his 258-game career with the Magpies. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Swan has let his head rule his heart

Contenders suddenly have big holes to fill

Nic Naitanui limbs from Domain Stadium in Perth.

Jack Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Giles come on down.

Demons fail to deliver to give Roos easy ride

ALL OVER: Dylan Buckley of Carlton (right) hugs Jack Viney after the Blues defeated the Demons.

A thrilling finish to the home and away rounds has been snuffed out

RIO 2016: Neymar sends Brazil into raptures

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Neymar is swamped by media and fans after receiving his gold medal at the Maracana Stadium.

Neymar leads Brazil to gold medal.

Gunners out to shoot down premiers

LEICESTER TRIP: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger says facing Leicester City will be no different to last year.

Clinton tuning up

CAPTAIN: Clinton's Chris Hill puts in a header last Saturday.

Clinton soccer players gear up

RIO 2016: Brazil with shot at redemption against Germans

STAR POWER: Brazil's Neymar will line up in the gold medal game against Germany.

Football giants to clash in the Olympics football final.

Socceroo great just here to help

BIG COUP: Melbourne City FC's new signing Tim Cahill trains at the club's facility.

Tim Cahill doesn't want a "circus” around him at Melbourne City.

Zlatan still has what it takes, says United boss

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Bournemouth's Harry Arter challenge for the ball.

Manchester United gets first-up win over Bournemouth.

ODIs a chance for Aussies to save face

WORK TO DO: Australian cricket captain Steven Smith and coach Darren Lehmann chat during a practice session in Colombo.

Five-match series set to get under way.

Burns or Khawaja faces chop for Test

NET GAIN: Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith look on during an Australian cricket team training session.

Marsh in line to play in third Test.

Aussies in spin after Herath takes hat-trick

SPIN KING: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath.

Australia on the ropes in second Test.

Cousins look to set up cricket team

Jake Esposito-Leftwich and Corey Esposito hope to start a cricket club at Agnes Water.

Jake and Corey are moving from the beach to the grass

Holland set to replace injured O'Keefe

TEST CALL-UP: Jon Holland celebrates a wicket with his Victorian teammates in the Sheffield Shield.

Tourists look to fight back after losing the first Test.

Johnson set for a debut in Big Bash at long last

STILL FIRING: Former Australian Test quick Mitchell Johnson will play for the Scorchers in the Big Bash.

Former Aussie bowler signs with Scorchers.

Birds pull win over Swifts out of the fire

TOWERING Firebird Romelda Aiken bounced back from the worst shooting display of her career to make one of the biggest shots of her life

Geitz focused on grand final, not what future may hold

STRONG DEFENCE: Laura Geitz will hope to lead her Firebirds to a second-straight ANZ Championship title.

Firebirds and Swifts to play in decider for second year in a row.

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

‘White-line fever’ gives Aiken the edge

HARD TO HANDLE: Queensland Firebirds goal-shooter Romelda Aiken lines up a shot.

Firebirds shooting for another grand final.

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.

Can Winx make it 10 straight in the Warwick Stakes?

There is no doubt that Winx is the star attraction at Royal Randwick and she will start the Warwick Stakes as a very short-priced favourite.

First-up horses have edge in PB Lawrence Stakes

The PB Lawrence Stakes is set to be an extremely intriguing affair.

Payne loses ride on Prince of Penzance

Prince of Penzance, ridden by Michelle Payne, after winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.

Concerns over the jockey's fitness have prompted the move

RIO 2016: Aussie riders take bronze medal

Shane Rose, Stuart Tinney, Sam Griffiths and Christopher Burton of Australia celebrate winning a bronze in Rio.

Aussies win bronze in the Rio Olympics team eventing.

'Smashed up': Girl recovers from freak accident to inspire with win

Jockey Zoe White pictured after her fall on December 5 last year at a Thangool race meet.

Zoe White has proved she's one to watch in the racing industry

History suggests Capitalist might struggle

Capitalist set to start Missile Stakes as short-priced favourite.

Men's winner vows to return next year

Brisbane golfer Trevor Box has shot to victory in this week's Frenchville Sports Club Tropic of Capricorn Veterans Golf Carnival.

RIO 2016: Aussie pair starts well in golf

Australia's Su Oh carded a level par opening round in Rio.

Aussies off to a steady start.

Robert Allenby cops late-night arrest outside US casino

Robert Allenby, pictured here on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, walking past Clive Palmer's dinosaur at the Palmer Coolum Resort.

In early 2015, Allenby was caught up in a bizarre kidnapping saga

RIO 2016: Rose blooms to take gold in golf

Justin Rose of Great Britain celebrates winning in the final round of men's golf.

Justin Rose wins golf gold in Rio.