Raonic and Nadal breeze through

Canadian third seed has shown why he is tipped as a possible winner of the Australian Open.

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Last year was an epic one for cricket - here are the best 10 moments

Jarrod Mullen tests positive to steroids

Jarrod Mullen of the Newcastle Knights.

Knights star is facing a ban of up to four years.

Aussie sprinter claims opening tour honours

Australian rider Caleb Ewan of team Orica-Scott waves to the crowd after winning stage one of the Tour Down Under.

Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan won a shortened stage one.

Key King feels better after learning scan results

Brad Newley, pictured playing for Australia against New Zealand in August 2015, is confident he can help the Sydney Kings make the finals.

The Kings' Brad Newley has some good news on his injured hamstring.

Rising star pushed to limit in five-set thriller

Germany's Alexander Zverev makes a forehand return to Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Alexander Zverev survived a meltdown to move through to round two.

Scott applies contract pressure to Cowboys

The Cowboys' Matt Scott will put family first in his contract negotiations with the North Queensland Cowboys.

The Cowboys will have to cough up to keep Matt Scott next year.

Porte feeling positive about Tour success

Australia's Richie Porte rides during the 18th stage of the 2016 Tour de France.

Aussie has paid his dues and knows 2017 could be his time.

WATCH: Knowles talks hockey, family, career and the future

Mark Knowles in Rockhampton.

Knowles sets sights on Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast in 2018

Year in review: Leicester shows fairytales can come true

Leicester City's Wes Morgan (centre) celebrates with teammates after a win in the English Premier League.

Phil Dillon looks back at 2016 in the beautiful game.

Year in review: Rio gold shades Bledisloe wipeout

Kieran Read of New Zealand with the Bledisloe Cup after winning the Bledisloe Cup.

Rugby was about more than just rucks and mauls in 2016.

Year in review: Palmer leaves a lasting legacy

Rory McIlroy reacts after sinking a putt on the fourth hole of a play-off to win the Tour Championship and with it the FedEx Cup.

One of golf's greats was farewelled in 2016, writes Phil Dillon.

Year in review: Triumph trumps tragedy in AFL

Bulldogs players pose with the Premiership Cup after winning the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final

Bulldogs proved fairytales can come true in 2016

Video assistants must help our referees

POINTED CRITICISM: Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha gestures to the video screen after being shown a red card by referee Chris Beath against the Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Friday night.

The A-League will be trialling a video referee in round 25.

Gloves off as NRL stinks of double standards

Chris Sandow is to face court over his New Year's Day stoush.

Sandow is due to appear in court today

Brosque worthy of Socceroos recall

Alex Brosque of Sydney FC gestures after being sent off against Brisbane.

Sydney star could play for country for the first time since 2013.

Burning new year issues NRL coaches must resolve

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.

These might be the resolutions of the 16 NRL coaches.

Dave looks Taylor-made for Green Machine role

David Taylor is the right man for Canberra, says Tony Durkin.

Ricky Stuart did outstanding job with Raiders.

Williams wobbles but takes first-round win

American had a straight-sets success over Swiss star Belinda Bencic.

Konta's hot streak of form continues

Johanna Konta of Great Britain in action against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.

No.9 seed recorded a 7-5 6-2 win over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.

No injury concerns as Pliskova breezes through

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in action against Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain.

Czech fifth seed had a straight-forward first-round win.

Kyrgios overcomes bloody nose to advance

Australia's Nick Kyrgios is attended to by a trainer during his match against Portugal's Gasto Elias in the first round at the Australian Open.

The 14th seed has declared he can win the Australian Open.

Rusty Federer through to second round

Roger Federer returns a shot against Austria's Jurgen Melzer in the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Swiss maestro blew off his grand slam cobwebs.

Wawrinka jeered after painful shot to the crotch

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland reacts after a five-set victory over Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Jan. 16, 2017. Wawrinka won 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

Stan Wawrinka was expected to cruise past Martin Klizan

Australian Open: Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios aiming high

Nick Kyrgios of Australia during a practice session at Melbourne park ahead of Australian Open Tennis tournament in Melbourne

“Well, top 10 is my goal,” said Tomic

Roberts in nightclub hair-pulling allegations

James Roberts during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

NRL officials and Brisbane are investigating claims against Bronco.

Raiders disappointed by Papalii drink-driving charge

Josh Papalii of the Canberra Raiders.

The 24-year-old back-rower was pulled over in Canberra.

Second rower is a Tiger in the making

STAR PLAYER: Brendan Hoffman is on a rugby league scholarship to Keebra Park State High School at the Gold Coast and has a partial contract with Wests Tigers.

Warwick footballer starts link with Wests Tigers

Cronk not motivated by grand final defeat

Cooper Cronk of the Storm during the NRL grand final against Cronulla.

Storm star says there's no point dwelling on the past.

Penrith denies it's on the hunt for Bronco

The Brisbane Broncos' Ben Hunt is reportedly chasing $850,000 a season.

The Panthers' boss is adamant the club is not chasing Ben Hunt.

Eels go with eight-man leadership group

Beau Scott will share the captaincy duties at the Parramatta Eels this year.

Parramatta has named Tim Mannah and Beau Scott as co-captains.

Lions sign up with global sports brand

Dayne Beams is among the frontrunners to be awarded the captaincy at the Brisbane Lions.

The Brisbane Lions have made an important signing.

Sheedy says he'll reach out to Hird

Essendon coach James Hird (right) with former coach Kevin Sheedy in 2015.

Essendon great Kevin Sheedy has called for patience with James Hird.

Tania Hird pleas for privacy for husband James

Tania Hird leaves the family Toorak home with her children while James Hird is recovering at a facility after a suspected drug overdose.

James Hird's wife has asked for privacy in the wake of the incident

Van Gaal ends coaching career

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Former Man United manager has called time on his coaching days.

FAMILY HEARTACHE: Community rallies as Angela faces final days

Rockhampton's Blair and Angela Grice and their young family.

Football clubs come together in harshest of times

Popovic slams officials after derby draw

Wanderers goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic dives on the ball ahead of Sydney's David Carney.

The 14th Sydney derby was one that neither side deserved to win.

Costa absence no problem for Chelsea

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso (centre) celebrates scoring his second goal during the English Premier League match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Blues recorded a 3-0 win at Leicester City.

Pochettino hopes Spurs learn well

Tottenham's Dele Alli (right) celebrates with teammate Eric Dier after scoring a goal against Chelsea.

Tottenham preparing to face a stubborn West Brom at White Hart Lane.

Phoenix faces big week to save season

Andrew Durante of the Wellington Phoenix clears the ball.

Eight-day stretch could make or break Wellington's season.

Freak bat accident rules Nevill out of BBL

Jono Dean of the Adelaide Strikers checks on Peter Nevill of the Melbourne Renegades after he was hit in the head by a loose bat.

The dumped Test player was felled by a bat while wicketkeeping.

Final spot secured for Mitchell Shield

GOOD SHOT: Luke Brady bats for Stanthorpe's Mitchell Shield side on Saturday's game against Central Downs.

Stanthorpe's Mitchell Shield side will go through to the finals.

Slow and steady winning the race in BBL

Fawad Ahmed in action for the Sydney Thunder.

Tweakers have proven to be the foundation of any good T20 attack.

Maryvale maintain unbeaten record in all cricket

Mitchell Bourke bats for Maryvale Condamine.

Maryvale take 40-over form into shorter game

Allora all rounder returns to club scene with win

Kris McLennan shows his bowling style.

Allora win a close game from Redbacks

Warwick batter returns to top form for the Heat

Delissa Kimmince.

Warwick batter rescues Heat in WBBL game

Look for skill sets in coaching, netball style

Netball coach looks at skill, not size or height in school and club roles

New leadership team for Queensland Firebirds

The Qld Firebirds celebrate after winning the grand final match of the ANZ Championship between the Queensland Firebirds and the NSW Swifts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in July.

Leaders selected to replace Southern Downs pair

Former Diamonds World Cup winner to play for England

Chelsea Locke playing for the Central Pulse in the ANZ Championship in 2016.

Ex-Australian player Chelsea Locke has switched allegiances.

Army training pushes Firebirds to their limits

Queensland Firebirds leader Gabi Simpson.

Military-style training camp has team steeled.

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

The Queensland Firebirds, including Caitlyn Nevins (second from left), have signed Lorna Jane as their major sponsor.

Wing attack Caitlyn Nevins heaps the pressure on new rival.

Netball competition gets a name

Caitlin Bassett, right, will be one of the stars of the newly named Super Netball competition.

Australia's new-look netball league will be called Super Netball.

Pettitt to return to Diamonds after three-year absence

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during the Constellation Cup netball series last month.

Coach names squad of 12 for Quad Series in South Africa and England.

Veteran jockey secures emotional Magic Millions win

Houtzen has rocketed to the top of Golden Slipper betting charts.

Horse trials and polocrosse plans for the year

A PASS: Greg Davidge (NSW, left), BJ Thomas (WA) and Hayden Turnbull (NSW) in action at Morgan Park, Thomas and Turnbull will play in the April 21-23 Tests.

Horse trials and polocrosse clubs have busy year ahead

Birchley hoping for some magic at Gold Coast

Pepperano, a chance in Saturday's Magic Millions QTIS Open event, returns to scale after winning the Off The Track Subzero Handicap on Oaks Day at Flemington on November 3 last year.

Trainer Liam Birchley is seeking Magic Millions glory.

Rosari bred horse a starter in Magic Millions on Saturday

TOP SALE: Parader Nick Holland leads a yearling from Gerard and Jan Nolan at Rosari Farms, Gladfield, which sold for $240,000 yesterday at the Magic Millions Sale at the Gold Coast.

Warwick connection in main race at Magic Millions Carnival

First for Shepherds in same Queensland polocrosse team

MAROONS: Stuart Shepherd (in green playing for Warwick) will represent Queensland along with his brother Cameron in the Barastoc Interstate Series.

Warwick and Cunningham have players in state teams

Strong Magic Millions start for Southern Downs

IN THE MONEY: Capitalist wins at the Magic Millions last year and yesterday his half-sister sold for $300,000 on day 1 at the Gold Coast sales.

Plenty of early sales for Southern Downs

Two Gladfield horses offered early at Magic Millions

Basil Nolan Jnr gives a yearling a wash at a yearling sale in Queensland.

Six Southern Downs studs represented

McIlroy forced out with rib problem

Northern Irishman out of this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Thomas cards 59 to join exclusive club

EXCLUSIVE CLUB: Justin Thomas became the youngest golfer to break 60 on the US PGA Tour.

American Justin Thomas breaks 60 in Hawaii

Events you need to be at this week...

Caleb Torrens, Solomon Torrens, Daniel Stubbings and Jeremiah Torrens during a round of social golf in Warwick.

Social numbers booming in golf

LISTEN: 'I was ready to win at that point'

IN ACTION: Charlie Dann at the Australian Master of the Amateurs in Melbourne.

Charlie Dann wins biggest title of his golfing career.