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premium_icon Clubs line up as Roosters release Pearce

DISGRUNTLED Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce has been granted a release from his contract — and five clubs are battling for his signature.

Paine excited by chance to change the script

Test wicketkeeper Tim Paine is looking forward to the chance to write a new chapter in his playing career.

Paine has eight pins and a metal plate in his right index finger

Winx owners eyeing another Plate

Winx had to dig in to win her third weight-for-age championship. Picture: David Caird

Winx owner says champion mare may target a record fourth Cox Plate

World Cup hero’s $10m mistake laid bare

Jason Taumalolo is Tonga’s shining star.

Taumalolo’s brilliant World Cup is highlighting a $10m mistake

Kiwis ‘pathetic’, ‘leaderless’, ‘quasi-religious cult’

Danny Levi and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck after the Kiwis’ loss to Fiji.

Kiwis savaged by New Zealand press after disastrous RLWC campaign

'I didn’t lose my Kewell': Harry speaks out

Harry Kewell is restrained by his own player and security.

Kewell restrained by own players and security

Nine stars reveal worst stuff-ups

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the Channel Nine commentators.

‘Oh, this career’s over before it began’

How Chooks got their man

Cooper Cronk celebrates after the Storm's grand final triumph.

The Roosters' pitch for Cooper Cronk was surprisingly simple.

Steve Waugh's quest to help kids

Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh with Xavier Kitchin, 5 of Scottsdale. Xavier is one of several Tasmanian recipient of a grant from the Steve Waugh Foundation. Picture: LUKE BOWDEN

Aussie cricketer turns attention to sick children.

premium_icon AFL tatts: the good, the bad and the ugly

Jake Stringer has a new gut tattoo. Ben Cousins got one of those a long time ago.

We look at some of the best and worst player tattoos.

RLWC: The 118kg weapon the Kiwis are banking on

Nelson Asofa-Solomona, in action for the Storm this season, is set to make a huge impact for New Zealand.

He could be New Zealand's not-so-secret weapon

'The Matildas are our life, our passion, our everything'

Sam Kerr of Australia celebrates after scoring against Brazil at Pepper Stadium in September.

Superstar Sam Kerr opens up on the state of football in Australia.

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.

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

The moment New Zealand self-destructed

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck looks on in shock after New Zealand’s loss.

The moment New Zealand hit the self-destruct button

premium_icon ‘We’re in the business of slaying giants’

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND — NOVEMBER 18: Kevin Naiqama of Fiji celebrates after winning the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final match between New Zealand and Fiji at Westpac Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Jarryd Hayne after emotional win over New Zealand

Kiwis' jobs on the line against Fijians

New Zealand captain Adam Blair knows there's a lot at stake against Fiji

Kiwis have plenty at stake in World Cup quarter-final against Fiji

Tonga not intimidated by maiden finals series

After topping Pool B, Tonga’s RLWC fate is in its own hands.

Woolf expects Mate Ma’a will keep lifting ahead of finals debut

Pearce back in Australia to answer Cronk questions

Mitchell Pearce’s future is under a cloud following the signing of Cooper Cronk at the Roosters.

Mitchell Pearce back in Australia to answer Cooper Cronk questions

CQ Capra hopes to mix it with the seniors

STEPPING UP: Ryan Flintham in the U20 rugby league grand final.

Tannum Seagulls junior ready for the big league

premium_icon Ablett wants to play every game

Gary Ablett has returned to Geelong. Picture: Nigel Hallett

Gary Ablett speaks for first time about his return to Geelong.

Weller trade worth the price: Dew

Gold Coast Suns recruit Lachie Weller. Photo credit: Gold Coast Suns.

Lachie weller a good move, says Gold Coast coach.

Magpies star arrested for drunken behaviour

Collingwood forward Jamie Elliott was arrested by police for drunken behaviour. Picture: Michael Klein

Jamie Elliott arrested for drunken behaviour on Derby Day

Stars return as United moves up to second in EPL

Manchester United's Paul Pogba, centre, scores his side's third goal in the 4-1 win over Newcastle.

MANCHESTER United moved to second in the English Premier League.

Brisbane Roar’s Great Dane pain gets worse

Thomas Kristensen hasn’t played since August. Picture: Peter Wallis

Midfield ace Thomas Kristensen set to be sidelined until January

EXCLUSIVE: Soccer changes in the midst in junior competition

TALENTED: Keely Hooper in action in last year's ICC competition.

It's to cater for wider range of age groups

World Cup guide: All 32 teams, draw

Peru's Jefferson Farfan reacts after scoring a crucial goal against New Zealand.

THE World Cup field is set.

premium_icon Ange future to be decided within two weeks

Ange Postecoglou says his future as Socceroos coach will be resolved within two weeks.

STILL there is no decision on Ange Postecoglou’s future.

Peru crush Kiwis’ World Cup dream

Peru's Raul Ruidiaz (l-r), Jefferson Farfan and Christian Cueva celebrate qualifying for the FIFA World Cup after their 2-0 win over New Zealand on Thursday.

THE All Whites have fallen at final hurdle to reach 2018 World Cup

Look out! Stokes shows he’s ready ... if called

There could be a Ben Stokes sighting in Australia shortly.

BEN Stokes is bowling at full-tilt in the nets.

Usain Bolt gives Aussies Ashes edge

Usain Bolt shows the Aussies how it’s done. Picture: Supplied

World’s fastest ever man helping Australia running between wickets

Cummins confident he’s up for the Tests

Pat Cummins in action during the second Test against Bangladesh.

Cummins he is ready to fire in the Ashes.

‘Cheatgate’ farce erupts on eve of Ashes

Dilruwan Perera challenged this decision via the DRS

"Cheatgate” controversy has awakened “ghosts of Steve Smith”

Mooney: We want to bury them

Australia's Beth Mooney and Rachael Haynes celebrate their win over England in the first Womens Ashes T20 match at North Sydney Oval in Sydney, Friday, November 17, 2017.  (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, IMAGES TO BE USED FOR NEWS REPORTING PURPOSES ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL USE WHATSOEVER, NO USE IN BOOKS WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT FROM AAP

There will be no mercy for England in the remaining T20I games.

Nine shredded over ‘sausage fest’

Channel 9 has been roasted over this image.

Nine accused of failing to refresh their commentary line up

Sharni Layton named for return

SHARNI Layton has been named to make her return to international netball, with the defender in the 14-player squad to tour in January next year.

Laura Langman leaves Sunshine Coast Lightning

OUT: Laura Langman has decided to leave the Sunshine Coast Lightning and return to New Zealand.

ONE of the Lightning's top players has decided to leave

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

Gabi Simpson regains possession for the Diamonds in their battle against the Silver Ferns. Source: AAP

"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.

Rocky jockey tells all on secret culture crippling riders

Dropping 2.5kg in one morning and suffering deficiencies similar to a 'malnourished Gambian child': Jockey's extreme lengths risking through the ranks.

Almandin headlines Lloyd’s Zipping assault

Almandin, front, with jockey Kerrin McEvoy board wins the Melbourne Cup horse racing at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Heartbreak City, rear, came second. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Williams wants to win race named after one of his favourite horses

premium_icon Williams already planning next Melbourne Cup raid

Horses

Lloyd Williams begins quest for seventh Melbourne Cup

Jockey suspended over horse punch

Horses

Jockey Dylan Cabouche suspended after punching horse prior to race

SHEIKH IT OFF: Ultimate Cup loser’s $1.1b fail

The Melbourne Cup’s greatest tragic.

Racing giant has lost $614 million chasing success in Australia

Melbourne Cup: All the flashing, brawling and passing out

A cheeky racegoer flashes her undies as she turns a picnic blanket into a cape. Picture: Joe Castro/AAP

Drunken debauchery was again the order of the day.

Lucky charm lifts Corey Brown to Cup glory

Winning jockey Corey Brown kisses the Melbourne Cup trophy. Picture: AP

Brown walked into Flemington with a gold nugget in his jacket pocket

New Day rises for run at golf's No.1 spot

THIS week’s Australian Open is the beginning of Jason Day’s climb back to the top of the world rankings, knowing victory in the event catapulted Jordan Spieth to...

Leishman helps beef up Gold Coast field

Australia’s top golfer of 2017, Marc Leishman, has been locked in for the Australian PGA on the Gold Coast.

Marc Leishman secured for Australian PGA on the Gold Coast

Tiger Woods reveals he's ready for Challenge

Tiger Woods will make his return to competition at the Hero World Challenge tournament later this month.

Tiger confirms he is back in the swing after injury layoff

Clutch Queensland Open victory first step on climb back to top

Supplied image of Queensland Open victor Michael Sim holds the trophy aloft with caddie Daniel Rich, the Brisbane Lions midfielder, after winning at Brisbane Golf Club. Photo: Ray Cash, Golf Queensland

Michael Sim admitted to thinking he might never hold a trophy again