Thurston will put team first with shoulder injury

Johnathan Thurston is fighting to be fit for Origin Game 1 next week.

Johnathan Thurston facing uphill battle to be fit.

NSW Blues all smiles after Murwillumbah visit

Blues star James Maloney was pumped by a community visit to Murwillumbah on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"We can have a significant effect on people”

Pearce grateful to be back in Blue

NSW State of Origin players Mitchell Pearce (left) Andrew Fifita relax in camp ahead of next Wednesday's series opener.

Pearce determined to make the most of half chance

Mackay junior named in U20s Origin side

Mackay's Mitch Dunn playing in the NYC Cowboys team against the Cutters in Mackay in February.

Mackay junior overcomes injury to make Origin selection

NSW Origin fans get ultimate Blues ride along

Murwillumbah Colts under-16s Tom Kuliesa, Tory Boorman and Cameron Foran with a thankful Laurie Daley at Murwillumbah Brothers after the boys rode on the NSW Blues team bus to help with directions on Tuesday afternoon.

"He asked us to come on the bus and give them directions”

McCalman ruled out of Wallabies Tests

Time runs out for big Ben with Wallabies enforcer to miss June Tests

Irving leads way as Cavaliers take victory

Kyrie Irving shoots against the Boston Celtics.

Irving the star in win for Cavaliers.

Maloney says he will not give away any free penalties to the Maroons in Origin 1

James Maloney in action for the Blues last year.

"I've got to try and take a few less heads off when I can”

Queensland’s wettest towns? Not quite

Harry Anning, of Babinda, on set at Deeral, playing a fisherman in an ad for Samsung.

Samsung brings in rain machine for new TV ad

Brown enjoying being focal point for Roos

Ben Brown celebrates kicking a goal.

Ben Brown leading line well for Kangaroos.

Mumm to hang up boots at season's end

Dean Mumm will retire at the end of the season.

Dean Mumm will retire from rugby at the end of the year.

Teenage star lands $69 million Real deal

Brazilian teenager Vincius Junior has signed with Spanish champions Real Madrid for a reported $69 million transfer fee.

Brazilian sensation becomes most expensive teen in football

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Firebirds legend has no regrets about retirement

Former players Clare McMeniman (left) and Laura Geitz celebrate a Firebirds win.

Clare McMeniman is loving the new Super Netball competition.

Sam Thaiday glad there's still loyalty in the game

TOGETHER AGAIN: Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston and Mal Meninga.

Broncos star happy coach shows faith

Rep-break report card: your NRL club rated

Billy Slater of the Storm is chased by James Maloney of the Sharks.

We rate your club's season so far.

Retired athletes reveal their struggles out of limelight

Australian women's basketball great Lauren Jackson.

Life after the final siren can be very tough going.

Hayne to Eels: will the prodigal son return?

Jarryd Hayne lining up for the Gold Coast Titans.

We break down the main issues of a potential Parramatta comeback.

Numbers up for the AFL's most improved players

GETTING BETTER: Nic Newman gets a way from a flying Mav Weller on Saturday.

Time the AFL introduced its own 'most improved player' award

Schache needs an extended break from game

UNDECIDED: Josh Schache is not ready to commit to the Brisbane Lions.

Young Lion not 'fully comfortable'

Why Corey Norman is ready for the Maroons

Corey Norman of the Eels takes on the Tigers defence.

If JT isn't right, the selectors might have some sleepless nights.

In Short, deliberate out-of-bounds rule needs another look

Jayden Short attempts to gain possession near the boundary line.

The rule makers have perhaps gone too far.

Returning Kangaroo from bully boy to believer

Andrew Fifita during a Kangaroos training session at the AIS in Canberra

Andrew Fifita has always struck me as the classic bully boy

Griffin has Bennett Hook, line and sinker

Penrith Panthers coach Anthony Griffin.

Broncos coach's record against Anthony Griffin is abysmal.

Smith expecting Thurston to play in Origin I

Johnathan Thurston playing for the Maroons last year.

"Even though he's named as 18th man I give him every chance.”

Licence to roam for Jarryd Hayne in Origin I

Jarryd Hayne is back for the Blues.

JARRYD Hayne is hoping to wreak havoc on his Origin return.

Broncos suffer another blow ahead of Warriors clash

Brisbane Broncos player James Roberts.

Gun speedster James Roberts limped off part-way through training.

Winners and losers from Blues Origin team

Blues player Josh Dugan runs for the try line in 2015.

Which players were stiff to miss out and who was lucky to get a gig?

LIVE BLOG: Two debutants in Blues team for Origin I

Jarryd Hayne will return to the NSW side.

All change for Blues for Origin opener

Nathan Peats is one of six changes to the Blues squad for Origin game 1.

All change for Blues for Origin 1

Concussion fears force Melbourne youngster to take break

Melbourne Demons player Angus Brayshaw has had four concussions.

MELBOURNE young gun Angus Brayshaw has been given time off.

Steven May delays contract talks with Suns

Steven May of the Suns (left) and Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers.

Gold Coast co-captain says he will not rush his decision.

Former Hockeyroo signs with AFLW club

Georgie Parker playing for the Hockeyroos in 2014.

Georgie Parker has inked a deal with Magpies for the 2018 season.

Championship-winning captain re-signs with Sydney FC

Alex Brosque of Sydney FC takes a shot at goal.

Alex Brosque has become a key lieutenant for coach Graham Arnold.

Liverpool names strong squad for Sydney FC friendly

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action during an English Premier League match against Southampton at Anfield.

Club legends including Steven Gerrard are available for the match.

Winger Holosko parts ways with Sydney FC

Filip Holosko has headed back to Europe after leaving Sydney FC.

Slovakian winger Filip Holosko leaving Sydney FC.

Bolter Hrustic gets a spot in Socceroos squad

Ajdin Hrustic has received a call-up for the Socceroos squad.

Changes to Socceroos squad for June games.

Young the best of the Wolves on tough weekend

THE BEST: Warwick player Damien Young, pictured left in a home game, was the best overall in two Wolves games at the weekend.

Wolves strong across the park but go down to classy USQ

Maclaren gets a recall in Socceroos squad

Jamie Maclaren has earned a recall into the Socceroos squad.

ANGE Postecoglou has named a preliminary 30-man squad.

Cricket pay row more than about cash, says Siddle

Australian bowler Peter Siddle says players just want to be treated fairly.

Pay row not just about cash, says Siddle.

Usman Khawaja to lead Australia A on tour of South Africa

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja.

Squads give hope the impasse over a new pay deal can be resolved.

World Cup selection a dream come true for Mooney

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney of Australia walks out to bat during the Women's Twenty20 International match between the Australia Southern Stars and the New Zealand White Ferns at Adelaide Oval on February 22, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

World Cup selection was Beth Mooney's goal during the summer.

Lehmann confident Ashes will go ahead

ASHES HOPES: Australian coach Darren Lehmann (left with David Warner) expects the players' pay dispute to be resolved before this year's Ashes series.

Australian coach Darren Lehmann says there'll be no Ashes boycott

Shane Warne reveals the problem with his ‘big balls’

Warne's portrait at Lord's. Source: News Corp

Shane Warne reveals the problem with his ‘big balls’

Coulter-Nile helps roll Sunrisers after midnight

HOWZAT: Kolkata Knight Riders' Nathan Coulter-Nile after taking a stunning return catch from Chris Jordan.

Coulter-Nile helps knock Warner's Sunrisers out of the IPL finals

Firebirds feeling disappointment after missing finals

"There's been a lot of soul-searching”

Lightning urged to lift their game as finals close in

MIDCOURTER. Lightning's Laura Scherian in action during a win over the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Ratio of turnovers to goals not as high as coach would like.

Lightning success sets up winner-takes-all clash

Samantha Wallace of the Swifts (left) and Geva Mentor of the Lightning compete for the ball.

THE Sunshine Coast had a 63-49 victory over the NSW Swifts.

Thwaites' radar almost perfect for Magpies

ON FIRE: Caitlin Thwaites (left) was in superb form for Collingwood. Fever defender Stacey Francis couldn't stop her run of goals.

Caitlin Thwaites has led Collingwood to the Super Netball finals

Firebirds hold off Giants to keep finals hopes alive

Jo Harten of the Giants and Kate Shimmin of the Firebirds compete for the ball.

GWS nearly pulled off an unbelievable comeback.

Gretel Tippett excited by Firebirds future

UPHEAVAL: The Firebirds' Gretel Tippett is looking forward to 2018 with great optimism.

Firebirds use mixed year to evolve

Lightning keen to grab double chance in Super Netball finals

Caitlin Bassett of the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Noeline Taurua's team is intent on finishing season with a flourish.

Nine goals the margin in Killarney polocrosse final

Thirty five teams play in weekend polocrosse carnival at Killarney

Jockey rides double at Allman Park at picnics

WINNER: King Ludwig wins from Miniver in the Warwick Picnic Races feature race, the Ergon Energy BenchMark 65 Handicap over 1350m.

Warwick trainer has a winner at picnics

Racing community raises $165,000 for paraplegic jockeys

A fundraising night was held at Clifford Park next Saturday for injured trackwork riders Ben Saunders (left) and Wade Clasohm.

The region’s racing community rallied for two Toowoomba jockeys

Polocrosse carnival hits Killarney

On the sidelines at the Killarney Polocrosse Carnival.

Polocrosse fanatics from all over the region are in Killarney

Frocks, fillies and fun at Warwick Picnic Races

FUN TIMES: Grace Fenton, Carney Turner, Ebony Hilton and Melissa Chalk sparkle at the 2015 Picnic Races.

Home and Away star to rub shoulders with crowd

Nominations flood in for Picnic Races

TOP NOTCH: Good quality races are expected at the weekend for the five-race card I

A total of 91 nominations have been received for the Picnic Races

Local winners at Allora

DEDICATED RIDERS: Members of the Allora and District Campdraft Association competing at the weekend's event.

Successful draft follows event wash out

Day misses out in sudden-death playoff

AUSTRALIAN Jason Day has missed out on winning his first US PGA title in more than a year after defeat in a playoff at the Byron Nelson PGA tournament.

Birdie streak puts Jason Day in contention in Texas

Jason Day celebrates with fans after he sunk a 60-foot putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament.

Jason Day has round of seven-under 63 to move up leaderboard.

From Players Championship winner to cattle class

Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, during the third round of The Players Championship.

Si Woo Kim won tournament with a flawless bogey-free final round.

Scott gets confidence boost ahead of US Open

Adam Scott reacts to a missed eagle putt on the second hole during the final round of the Players Championship.

Scott has good finish at Players Championship.