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The key duels to decide State of Origin I  >  Rugby League

From the backs to the forwards, several key match-ups are set to have a direct impact on who takes out next week's State of Origin opener.

What to expect from Queensland in Origin I  >  Rugby League

Queensland penpix for 2017 State of Origin opener.

Mumm to retire from rugby at end of 2017  >  Rugby Union

Wallabies and NSW Waratahs forward Dean Mumm will retire from rugby union at the end of 2017.

WA to overturn ban on cage fighting  >  Other Sports

A ban on cage fighting will be overturned in WA, with the government saying it will prevent the sport from being driven underground.

Aussie basketball prospect delays NBA move  >  Basketball

Australian basketballer Deng Adel has withdrawn from the NBA draft to play another college season.

Fever mentor named Australia Fast5 coach  >  Other Sports

West Coast Fever coach Stacey Marinkovich says it's a thrill to be unveiled as the new coach of Australia's Fast5 netball team.

Port coach praises AFL punch crackdown  >  AFL

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says the AFL's crackdown on punching is 100 per cent correct.

ACA launch cricket sponsorship power play  >  Cricket

The Australian Cricketers Association have launched a fresh offensive in their hostile pay dispute with Cricket Australia.

Aussie Whittaker to fight for UFC title  >  Other Sports

Australian UFC fighter Robert Whittaker will fight Yoel Romero in July for the interim middleweight title.

Docker Sandilands ruled out of Crows clash  >  AFL

Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands is nursing a minor hamstring injury and won't play against Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Reds coach Stiles rues costly close losses  >  Rugby Union

Queensland coach Nick Stiles admits close losses to the Crusaders and the NSW Waratahs earlier this year have cost the Reds as the Super Rugby finals approach.

Aussie golfers face stiff FedEx Cup battle  >  Golf

Greg Chalmers is among a host of Australians needing to kick-start their season to secure a berth in the PGA Tour's $US35 million FedEx Cup playoffs series.

AFL indigenous round special for Franklin  >  Other Sports

Lance Franklin says the prospect of facing former AFL side Hawthorn isn't special, but playing in the indigenous round certainly is for the Sydney superstar.

Sunday looms as D-day for Qld's Thurston  >  Rugby League

Johnathan Thurston hopes to know whether he will play next week's State of Origin opener after a Queensland contact session on Sunday.

Eels lose Michael Jennings for a month  >  Rugby League

NSW State of Origin discard Michael Jennings has been ruled out for a month of NRL action at Parramatta with a quad injury.

Francis cleared for Blues in Super Rugby  >  Rugby Union

Playmaker Piers Francis has overcome a thumping blow to the head to start for the Blues against the Chiefs at Eden Park.

I'm being scrutinised by refs: Maloney  >  Rugby League

Cronulla and NSW playmaker James Maloney says he is being scrutinised heavily by the NRL referees after earning the most penalties in the opening 11 rounds.

Rio champ Chalmers to have heart surgery  >  Other Sports

Australian swimming star Kyle Chalmers has withdrawn from the world championships in July due to a heart condition.

Team NZ cut short Bermuda training session  >  Other Sports

Team New Zealand are forced to shorten their latest America's Cup practice session because of debris issues in the water off Bermuda.

Champion netballer Renae Ingles retires  >  Other Sports

Adelaide Thunderbirds' Renae Ingles has announced her retirement, citing family reasons.

Pacquiao struggling in Horn prep: trainer  >  Other Sports

Manny Pacquiao's trainer says his fighter is behind in preparations for his bout with Australian Jeff Horn on July 2.

Read signs through to next World Cup  >  Rugby League

Kieran Read is in the box seat to be All Blacks captain at the next World Cup after extending his New Zealand Rugby contract until 2019.

Head hoping record holds him good stead  >  Cricket

Travis Head is confident his strong form for Australia last summer will be enough to earn him a spot in the Champions Trophy opener on June 2.

Port's Young to replace injured Wingard  >  AFL

Port Adelaide's Aaron Young will replace the injured Chad Wingard for their AFL match against Geelong.

Samantha Stosur into Strasbourg quarters  >  Tennis

Samantha Stosur has beaten Madison Brengle in straight sets to reach the WTA's Strasbourg International quarter-finals.