Brisbane Roar's turmoil on and off park

THAT'S LIFE: Fahid Ben Khalfallah just wants to play football.

But winger just wants to get on with football

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Women's Ashes

Some of Australia's players for the women's Ashes series (from left) Alyssa Healy, Nicole Bolton, captain Rachael Haynes and Ellyse Perry

The women's Ashes series starts this Sunday

Transgender Hannah banned from AFLW

Hannah Mouncey has been blocked from playing AFLW.

AFL has banned transgender player Hannah Mouncey

Angry bird dive-bombs the Irish

Ireland's strengthen and condition coach Kane Daniels (left) and two squad members are swooped on by a plover yesterday.

Irish World Cup preparations are interrupted by a swooping plover

Soward wants to coach in New York

Jamie Soward is dreaming of coaching in New York

Soward wants to be part of with New York's first pro league team

Is Pearce's number up at the Roosters?

Mitchell Pearce should leave the Roosters if Cooper Cromk signs, says Michael Ennis.

Michael Ennis sends advice to Mitchell Pearce

James doubtful for NBA season start

LeBron James (left) is in doubt for the season opener against Boston

LeBron in doubt for season start with ankle injury

Lay off my No.1 Sharks jersey, Holmes tells Dugan

VALENTINE Holmes has warned his future Cronulla teammate Josh Dugan hands off his No. 1 jersey.

Full draw for Rugby League World Cup

David Mead, Matt Gillett and Adam Blair.

Australia and England will kick off the Rugby League World Cup

Syria win moves Socceroos up world rankings

Tim Cahill's goal-scoring ability has helped Australia climb up the world football rankings.

Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos climb to 43 on world football rankings

Meninga's hoping revolution could change the game

Australian Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is seen during training in Brisbane, Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Mal Meninga's bold plan to revolutionise international rugby league.

The pictures that reduced NRL tough men to tears

Alex McKinnon defied the odds to stand as he married his partner Teigan Power.

“It took 3 years of EVERYTHING I’ve got in me to achieve this."

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”

Sea Eagles star standing by coach Barrett

Manly Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett looks on during a training session at Narrabeen

"I hope they sign him up long-term.”

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.”

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.”

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

Ennis: Cowboys premiership mission not impossible

PRIME TARGET:  Cameron Smith needs to be stopped if the Cowboys are to beat Melbourne in the grand final.

THE perfect game for the perfect Storm.

Ablett trade discussions on hold out of 'respect'

Homeward bound? Gary Ablett

Cats won't use sister's death to speed up talks with Gold Coast

Graham puts name up in lights for Kangaroos

Wade Graham is pushing for a spot in Kangaroos team for the first clash against England in the World Cup.

WADE Graham's versatility has put him on the verge of a Test debut.

Cooper's words a big boost for Demetriou's Titans chances

Jason Demetriou is in the running for the Titans coaching job

JASON Demetriou's Titans hopes have received a timely boost.

Elliot comes back home to join Titans

Brendan Elliot scores for the Knights against the Titans in 2016. Elliot has joined the Gold Coast side for 2018.

Brendan Elliot is coming home to join the Titans

Gold Coast Titans moving to the country

Titans players including Jarryd Hayne will play in Toowoomba and Gladstone.

Games will be held across seven regional locations in Qld and NSW

Delisted Keeffe wants AFL lifeline

Lachlan Keeffe is looking for a new club.

Lachlan Keeffe hopes to extend his AFL career

Brown says Gold Coast Suns football boss must go

Gold Coast Suns football manager Marcus Ashcroft.

Campbell Brown says Suns must sack football manager Marcus Ashcroft

Rockliff recalls bad times at Lions after trade to Port

Tom Rockliff has opened up on his time in Brisbane.

Tom Rockliff has opened up on his time at Lions.

Victory, Roar found wanting in A-League

Massimo Maccarone of the Roar reacts to another loss. Photo: Getty.

THERE'S an unusual look to the A-League ladder after two rounds.

Goalie dies after tragic collision

Choirul Huda was pronounced dead after he collided with Persela team-mate Ramon Rodrigues in the Indonesia Super League.

A goalie has died after a mid-game collision

World Cup playoff dates with Honduras confirmed for Socceroos

Australia's Tim Cahill celebrates with Nikita Rukavytsya after scoring the winner against Syria. The Socceroos' dates for playoff with Honduras have been scheduled for next month.

Dates for Socceroos' two playoff matches against Honduras confirmed.

Juve's two-year unbeaten home record ends in defeat

Lazio players celebrate the 2-1 win over Juventus.

JUVENTUS has been beaten at home for the first time in two years.

Suarez strike keeps Barcelona unbeaten at top of La Liga

Barcelona's Luis Suarez (righgt) celebrates with his teammate Jordi Alba after scoring the equalising goal in the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez helped Barcelona keep its unbeaten start.

City's magnificent seven takes it clear at top of EPL

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring oine of his two goals against Stoke.

Pep Guardiola has issued a warning to EPL rivals.

Australia's spinning stocks suffer blow ahead of Ashes

Steve O'Keefe's Ashes availability took a blow after breaking a finger in Sydney grade cricket. Photo: AFP

O'Keefe ruled out for the next six weeks with a broken finger

Will to succeed: Cricket's next big thing has arrived

Will Sutherland bowls at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.

Young paceman destroys New South Wales

VIDEO: Howzat for the craziest wicket you've ever seen?

Have you ever seen anything quite like this wicket?

Watch stunning moment as player is bowled out

Cummins delivers blunt warning to England batsmen

Pat Cummins, right, celebrates after claiming a wicket in a Test against Bangladesh.

Aussie quick warns English rivals to get ready for bouncers

Zampa hopes for more improvement

Adam Zampa has had a mixed tour of India.

Adam Zampa looking for another win.

Rookie paceman gives Aussies winning feeling

Jason Behrendorff claims one of his four scalps.

Tourists level the series at 1-1 with an eight-wicket thumping

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.

Plenty to admire in Japanese Cup raider

"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

Bowman won't name his Cup target

Jockey Hugh Bowman won't be rushed on choosing his mount in this year's Melbourne Cup.

Tiberian's connections want Bowman to decide on Cup ride

Waller amazed at how Winx has gone to a new level

Trainer Chris Waller with Winx after another win.

Waller stunned at how Winx has developed from underdog to champion

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.