Hasler had to go, says Bulldogs premiership player

"Someone needed to be held accountable for the salary cap drama”

Departing Bulldogs skipper 'shocked' by Hasler axing

Hasler talks tactics with Graham during a Bulldogs training session. Photo: Getty

"I thought it was put to bed when the two-year extension was signed”

Sky's the limit for giant-killing Matildas

Matildas players celebrate after Sam Kerr scored a goal during the second match  between the  Matildas and Brazil at McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

'This is a warm up for the World Cup', says coach Stajcic

Martin's off-the-ball work paying off for Cowboys

Te Maire Martin of the Cowboys attempts to stop Parramatta's Kenny Edwards from offloading.

Five-eighth says "staying alive” has been his biggest lesson.

All Betts are off: Tuohy keen to avoid reunion with Crow

Zach Tuohy of the Cats (right) tackles Eddie Betts of the Crows.

Minding Eddie Betts is one of the toughest challenges in footy.

Change at the Bulldogs was 'absolutely necessary'

Axed ... Des Hasler's time at the Bulldogs is up.

First time Hasler failed to make the finals at the Bulldogs.

Axed: Dogs part ways with Hasler

Sacked Bulldogs coach Des Hasler during a press conference.

Coach has been under intense pressure for over 12 months.

Cameron Smith still shouldering the load

Melbourne Storm veteran Cameron Smith will play his 356th NRL game this weekend.

Phil Rothfield chats with the NRL's soon-to-be games record holder.

Hodkinson opens up on year tinged with tragedy

Trent Hodkinson of the Newcastle Knights in action.

He takes a breath and shakes his head. "It's been a tough year.”

Why Cameron Smith snubbed the Broncos' big bucks

Cameron Smith of the Storm runs with the ball.

In 2014 the Storm legend had the bags already packed in his mind.

Bear necessity: Alastair Lynch's sliding door moment

LION KING: Alastair Lynch in action for the Lions

Lions great recalls the time he left Fitzroy

Pearson completes remarkable comeback at world titles

Australia's Sally Pearson celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles final during the World Athletics Championships in London

Victory puts Pearson on the pedestal of Australia's sporting greats

Lockyer admits to feeling pressure as Maroons selector

Former Broncos player and current Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters (left) chats with former Broncos teammate and current Maroons selector Darren Lockyer.

It's a job that comes with a high level of scrutiny.

Cronulla and Manly undone by their errors, not the referees'

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan (left) and captain Paul Gallen.

Coaches let themselves down on the weekend.

Storm is rolling on, but history warrants caution

Storm players and officials pose with the J.J. Giltinan Shield, awarded to the NRL premiers, after the round 26 NRL match against the Canberra Raiders.

Past seasons say the Storm are most vulnerable on grand final day.

What started Panthers' Moylan crisis

Matt Moylan of the Penrith Panthers in action.

Player has concerned Penrith for some time, reveals Paul Kent.

Time for Suns to let Ablett leave

Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield (left) competes with Suns player Gary Ablett.

Superstar inquired about a trade back to Cats at the end of 2016.

Thanks James - we respect you too

James Maloney of the Sharks spills the ball under the tackle of Ryley Jacks and Felise Kaufusi of the Storm in round 14.

Sharks star under fire for "accessories” comment.

Why Pies were wrong to extend Bucks' contract

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley (left) and club president Eddie McGuire.

The renewal of coach's deal is a call that is difficult to justify.

Des Hasler sacked by Bulldogs

Bulldogs coach Des Hasler speaks to the media during a press conference following his team's loss to the Sea Eagles in the Round 4 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Lottoland in Sydney, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

DES Hasler has been sacked by the Canterbury Bulldogs.

'The decision will be made, I'm not too sure when'

Billy Slater during a Melbourne Storm training session.

Billy Slater has put all talk of 2018 to one side.

Grieving Boyd set for Broncos return

Darius Boyd during a Brisbane Broncos training session at Red Hill.

Teammate Sam Thaiday says club will rally behind skipper.

'32 pills a day': injured McCullough's long road to recovery

Injured Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough chats with Ben Hunt during a training session in Brisbane.

Broncos hooker's season was cut short when his leg buckled.

Nikorima looks back on Melbourne Storm snub

Kodi Nikorima in action for the Broncos

Sticking with Broncos paying off for Kodi

Eels to leave door ajar for Semi Radradra return

To be missed ... Radradra celebrates a try with teammates.

Radradra returning to the NRL as soon as 2018 is a possibility.

'I'm staying': Hinkley says he'll see out contract

Power president David Koch with coach Ken Hinkley.

"There has been some interest from outside of Port Adelaide”

In-demand Kelly sticking with GWS Giants

Josh Kelly has spurned the Kangaroos advances.

North Melbourne had tabled a mega nine-year deal to lure Kelly back

Cornes: Hinkley to take up Gold Coast offer

Ken Hinkley has been strongly linked to a return to the Suns.

Relations between Hinkley and Power president Koch clearly strained

Matildas coach to change things up against Brazil

Claire Polkinghorne is one of three changes for Tuesday night's clash with Brazil.

Alen Stajcic will ring the changes for clash with Brazil

Lukaku ruins Rooney's return to Old Trafford

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his side's third goal in the 4-0 win over Everton.

Manchester United ruined Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford.

Veteran Redknapp gets the boot from Birmingham

Harry Redknapp has lost his job at Birmingham City.

Harry Redknapp has been axed as manager of Birmingham City.

Hodgson's Palace create unwanted record

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson (right) has plenty of work to do after a fifth straight defeat for his new team.

Crystal Palace create an unwanted new English record.

Matildas hold on for hard-earned victory over Brazil

Lisa De Vanna of Australia throws her arms in the air as she celebrates her opening goal against Brazil.

Aussies aided by audacious volley from Lisa De Vanna.

Spurs teammate sings praises of Harry Kane

Tottenham's Harry Kane (centre) celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Borussia Dortmund.

Fernando Llorente says striker is one of the best in the world.

Sutherland leads tributes to Bob Holland

Bob Holland has died aged 70.

CRICKET Australia boss James Sutherland has paid tribute Bob Holland

Aussies rue missed chances after opening ODI defeat

Steve Smith trudges from the field after being dismissed.

Tourists come up short in run chase

Brathwaite journey worthwhile as West Indies win

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Liam Plunkett to win the T20 match in Durham.

Carlos Brathwaite's long trip worth it.

Aussies may go Head first in one-day opener

Australia's Travis Head during June's Champions Trophy in England.

Australia to meet India in five-match series starting this weekend.

Handscomb called into ODI squad for injured Finch

Australia's Peter Handscomb (right) and Glenn Maxwell celebrate after dismissing Kane Williamson of New Zealand in a ODI in January.

Opener ruled out of the early stages of limited-overs tour of India.

Lyon ready to 'bowl ugly' for Ashes glory

Australia's Nathan Lyon in the field during the second Test against Bangladesh.

Spinner sits a career-best eighth on the ICC's bowling rankings.

Sanity does prevail in great final

There were two over-time nail-biters to close out the Curtis Coast Dolphins Netball Association season

Diamonds coach rings changes for Constellation Cup

Caitlyn Nevins has been called into the Diamonds squad.

Diamonds coach makes changes for New Zealand tests.

Valleys Rockets high

TOO TALL: Valleys Rockets Stacey Ereuti scored plenty of goals.

Tall shooter dominates

Gladstone netball grand final day

Cadet 1 Gems Emma SmallSaturday, Sept 9, Gladstone netball courts

Gladstone netball grand final day.

WATCH AND LISTEN: Youngsters step up in top Falcons' flag

FALCON FORCE: Yaralla Falcons celebrate a great grand final win against Valleys Stars on Saturday night.

Yaralla win second straight premiership

WATCH: Gladstone netballers prepare for grand finals

BITTER-SWEET RIVALS: Long-serving players Tracey Calis from Valleys Stars and Yaralla Falcons Melanie Dyball will play for premiership glory tomorrow night.

It's grand final time for the Gladstone Netball Association.

Winx brings up 20th consecutive win in style

Champion mare switched into overdrive and swept home in the George Main Stakes.

Winx impresses in training ahead of shot at win No.20

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, runs past the finish line during a training session at Rosehill.

Mighty mare preparing for Group 1 $500,000 George Main Stakes.

Is Winx losing her aura?

STREAK INTACT: Hugh Bowman rides Winx to victory in the Chelmsford Stakes for her 19th straight win.

That picket fence is still intact but eyebrows are being raised.

This rider is just Finntastic

BRIGHT FUTURE: Finn Christensen is this week's Yaralla Sports Club Junior Sports Star of the Week.

And he's making his mark on the world stage

Winx workout pleases trainer and jockey

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, wins the Warwick Stakes race last month.

Mighty mare preparing for Chelmsford Stakes at Royal Randwick.

Winx in the box seat to continue winning streak

18 down ... Jockey Hugh Bowman, on Winx, is all smiles after winning the Bob Ingham Warwick Stakes in Sydney earlier this month.

Champion one of 12 horses to accept for the 1600m Group 2 feature

Young riders rule at Calliope gymkhana

TALENTED TRIO: Calliope's Ellara Taylor, 12, (on Ace), Poppy Longden, 12, (on Teddy) and Billie Tresize, 12, (on Stormy).

CALLIOPE Hack and Pony Club hosted its annual gymkhana on Sunday.

Katherine Kirk comes up just short in major championship

KATHERINE Kirk said she was happy despite missing out once more at a major championship.

Aussie Leishman takes out BMW Championship in style

Marc Leishman reacts after winning the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club.

AUSTRALIAN Marc Leishman has scored a superb wire-to-wire victory.

Leishman determined not to make same mistakes

Marc Leishman leads the BMW Championship at Conway Farms, Chicago.

AUSTRALIAN Marc Leishman searches for third win.

WATCH: Day's hole-in-one overshadows fellow Aussie's blitz

Jason Day leaves the 18th hole after the second round of the BMW Championship.

Marc Leishman is leading the BMW Championship after two rounds.