Wilson all but out of world title race after event in France

LOST FORM: Julian Wilson, pictured earlier in the year at the Australian Open of Surfing, had a disappointing result at France.

He will now need a string of results to go his way.

Blow to Wilson's world title hopes in France

UP IN THE AIR: Julian Wilson struggled to find his groove in France.

'I've won those next two events before...I'll look forward to them.'

Cassie challenges for Queensland Open start

IN FORM: Cassie Porter from Peregian Springs.

'Playing in a field of mostly men...is a huge challenge.'

Region's young guns star at state junior titles

TRIUMPHANT: Amber Dods is chaired up the beach after winning the under-18 girls state title at Coolum.

Locals won three of the four state titles.

Wilson world title win wouldn't surprise Occy

STRONG SEASON: Julian Wilson during the Hurley Pro Trestles in California.

He's likely never been better placed to win the world title.

Coastal Combat 3 on the cards

BIG NIGHT: Emma Chambers and Amy Prewett.

Event could be held early next year.

Wilson notches up heat wins on world tour

IMPRESSIVE: Julian Wilson during the Hurley Pro Trestles.

'JUST keep it simple and keep enjoying my time out in the water.'

premium_icon Power, Suns confirmed for Shanghai in May

PORT Adelaide’s game in China is confirmed for May - and against Gold Coast again.

Is this the end of Bernard Tomic?

Bernard Tomic's career has slumped to a new low and he could miss qualifying for the Australian Open

Bernard Tomic hits new low - and an underarm serve in Vienna Open

Punter plonks $106k on Winx

Horses

Big money rolls in for star mare.

Titans coach ready to give Hayne chance to prove worth

IN DEMAND: Jarryd Hayne training at Brisbane Grammar School with Fiji.

TITANS coach Garth Brennan has issued Jarryd Hayne lifeline.

Will NZ defectors ever play for Kiwis again?

New Zealand coach David Kidwell was emotional about his side’s world cup preparation when speaking with the media yesterday.

David Kidwell opens up on nightmare World Cup preparation.

Raiders star chopped in salary cap fiasco

Rollercoaster.

Clubs are reportedly circling a controversial Raiders star.

premium_icon Quick Starc doesn't scare in-form Weatherald

Jake Weatherald celebrates a one-day ton against New South Wales in Sydney and wants more success in the 2017-18 Sheffield Shield opener at Adelaide Oval. David Moir/AAP.

Crack opener is plotting to continue his success.

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.

Fit Starc homes in on Ashes series

Australia's Mitchell Starc is itching for this season's Ashes series against England.

Mitchell Starc says it's his time in this year's Ashes series

Skaife: Bathurst, the race like no other

Craig Lowndes, left, and Mark Skaife after winning the 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Six-time winner MARK SKAIFE reflects on the enormity of Mt...

Justin O'Neill in 10-year tug-of-war between clubs

Justin O'Neill of the Cowboys scores a try against the Warriors in round 20.

Athletic prodigy was considered the equal of Greg Inglis.

How young Slater slipped though Cowboys' fingers

STORIED CAREER: Storm fullback Billy Slater during a training session in Melbourne this week.

Star ran around his Innisfail backyard in North Queensland jersey.

Russell Packer: from jail cell to uni graduate

Dragons player Russell Packer during the round 17 clash with the Titans.

"The boys would call me a nerd with my reading glasses on.”

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

Footballer to girlfriend: "I'm going to bury you alive"

Jacquelyn Donovan received a number of death threats from former Capras player Russell Webber during an hour long terrifying ordeal that began after Webber picked her up from a Western St address until the moment she jumped out of the moving car on Woodbury Rd.

Former Capra jailed after threatening and assaulting girlfriend

Walters back at Broncos as Bennett's assistant

Queensland coach Kevin Walters is back at the Broncos.

Queensland coach will return to the Broncos.

Sydney NRL clubs lining up to sign Cronk

OPEN TO OFFERS: Cooper Cronk seems set to join a Sydney club.

Sydney Roosters, Cronulla and Parramatta engaging in all-out battle

premium_icon Kevin Walters set to return to Broncos

Queensland Coach Kevin Walters faces the media before the Queensland State of Origin team's final training session at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Wayne Bennett says Kevin Walters is being groomed to succeed him

Roosters tipped to sign Cronk

BACK FOR MORE: Cooper Cronk, who is preparing for the Rugby League World Cup with the Kangaroos, will play on in the NRL next season.

Sydney Roosters favourites to snare Cooper Cronk

Jamal Idris announces shock NRL retirement

Jamal Idris (right) of the Tigers is tackled by Dean Whare of the Panthers in round two this year.

The 27-year-old says move was forced by injury.

Cats count lucky stars after Ablett return

He's back .... Gary Ablett in the hoops.

Ablett was traded from the Gold Coast Suns to Geelong

Emotional Giants ruckman announces retirement

Veteran Giants star Shane Mumford takes part in a training session.

Shane Mumford will transition straight into a ruck coaching role.

Trade merry-go-round ends with wins for all

ON THE MOVE: Charlie Cameron

Ablett and Hodge deals on final day

VAR ruling on Roar 'goal' given OK by refs' boss

Massimo Maccarone (left) had a goal disallowed by VAR against Newcastle on Sunday.

VAR ruling against Roar goal backed by referees' chief.

Matildas star wants W-League season to remember

W-League team captains line up at the launch of the new season.

Sam Kerr says it's time for women to deliver.

Keeper fooled by ridiculous penalty

The beginning of the end of this keeper's career.

An unfortunate soul appeared to have cost his team dearly

Honduras star set to miss Socceroos playoffs

Honduras' Eddie Hernandez is extremely doubtful for next month's world cup playoffs with Australia.

THE Socceroos received a World Cup qualifying boost.

Season looks over for Vargas after bad injury confirmed

Ronald Vargas of the Jets is taken from the field injured against the Roar.

NEWCASTLE Jets' worst fears have been realised.

Aussie great Healy backs Nevill for Ashes

Peter Nevill has a busy summer ahead.

Ian Healy believes selectors will turn back to Peter Nevill.

Woman behind Chris Gayle allegations revealed

West Indies' Chris Gayle leaves the pitch after being caught by England's Joe Root off the bowling of England's Chris Woakes during the One Day International cricket match between England and the West Indies at the Oval cricket ground in London, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

Woman behind exposure allegations revealed

Warriors win JLT Cup final in style

Western Australia celebrate with the trophy after the JLT One Day Cup Final match between Western Australia and South Australia at Blundstone Arena.

Western Australia win the JLT Cup final in a canter.

Meg Lanning learns to live without during injury rehab

Meg Lanning in action for the Australian women's cricket team last season.

Aussie captain admits break from game is far from her cup of tea.

Chris Lynn signs mega-deal with Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn of the Heat raises his bat after a win over the Hobart Hurricanes last season.

Superstar has become the BBL's first million-dollar man.

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

"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.

Bruce pumped by playing in front of Aussie fans

Courtney Bruce (centre) defends against Maria Tutaia of New Zealand in the netball Constellation Cup between New Zealand and Australia on Sunday

Courtney Bruce is delighted to be back in front of Aussie fans

It's elementary for Watson - keep improving

Liz Watson says the Diamonds will take confidence out of their win in the first Constellation Cup match.

Liz Watson says Diamonds need more improvement in cup games

Fired-up Diamonds 'itching' to seek redemption

Caitlin Bassett wants the Diamonds to get back on track against the Kiwis.

Diamonds have fire in belly to get revenge on Kiwis.

Winx ready for ‘grand final moment’

MIGHTY mare is in “grand final week” and trainer Chris Waller couldn’t be more thrilled as she prepares an assault on a third-straight Cox Plate.

Cox Plate rivals running scared of Winx?

Hugh Bowman rides Winx (right) past the post in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne last year.

Winx is poised to start the shortest-priced favourite since Phar Lap

Japanese raider out of Cup, fighting for life

Craig Williams riding Admire Deus during a trackwork session at Werribee

"I'd be very surprised if he raced again”

Plenty to admire in Japanese Cup raider

FORM HORSE: Craig Williams riding Admire Deus during a trackwork session at Werribee

"Best credentialed horse ever to leave Japan”

Super Cash will be on the money

Jockey Katelyn Mallyon says Super Cash is in fine shape for Saturday's Group 2 Schillachi Stakes at Caulfield.

Super Cash is primed for a shot at the Schillachi Stakes

Vega Magic to conquer Everest in $10m sprint

JUST MAGIC: Trainer David Hayes with his Everest hope Vega Magic.

Form guru says Vega Magic will win the $10 million The Everest

Redzel's ready to reach his Everest

Redzel, ridden by Hugh Bowman, in action at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

Colt looks the one to beat

Internationals show some pride in Presidents Cup defeat

A SUPERB singles display from the International team was not enough as America won the Presidents Cup for a seventh straight time.

Rookie wins final tournament but Thomas earns bonus

Justin Thomas shows of the FedEx Cup and Xander Schauffele (right) of the Tour Championship trophy after the season-ending tournament in Atlanta.

ROOKIE Xander Schauffele won the final tournament.

Katherine Kirk comes up just short in major championship

Katherine Kirk plays a shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the Evian Championship.

KATHERINE Kirk said she was happy despite missing a major.