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Cordner signs long-term Roosters NRL deal  >  Rugby League

	BOYD CORDNER of the Blues runs the ball during the State Of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons   Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Sydney Roosters fans will be clicking their heels with the news co-captain Boyd Cordner has recommitted to the NRL club until the end of the 2023 season.

Knee sidelines Reds' Perese for six weeks  >  Rugby Union

Queensland Reds young gun Izaia Perese will miss the first six weeks of the Super Rugby season after suffering a partial tear to a knee ligament.

Jets Vargas asked to step up training  >  Football

Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick wants his Venezuelan playmaker Ronald Vargas to step up his training as he targets a mid-March comeback from an ankle injury.

AFL investigation clears Demons' Jetta  >  AFL

AFL match review boss Michael Christian looked at an incident involving Melbourne's Neville Jetta and Hawthorn opponent Blake Hardwick.

Gulum in trouble for sarcastic clapping  >  Football

ERSAN GULUM of Adelaide controls the ball during the round 14 A-League match between the Perth Glory and Adelaide United at nib Stadium

Adelaide's Ersan Gulum could be slapped with a lengthy ban after he was cited under FFA's code of conduct for sarcastically clapping in the face of a referee.

Kiwis in action: day 11 of 2018 Olympics  >  Games News

New Zealand freeskiers Miguel Porteous, Nico Porteous, Beau-James Wells and Byron Wells will compete in the halfpipe on day 11 in PyeongChang.

Hunt barred from training return with Reds  >  Rugby Union

KARMICHAEL HUNT of the Wallabies runs with the ball during the International Test match at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Karmichael Hunt's playing future is in the hands of Rugby Australia after he avoided a conviction for drugs charges in court on Monday.

Matildas gun Simon unlikely for Cup  >  Football

KYAH SIMON of Melbourne City Womens team poses during a Melbourne City W-League media opportunity at SBS Studios in Melbourne, Australi

Hamstrung striker Kyah Simon looks an unlikely starter for Matildas duty after an injury in the W-League grand final.

Cherry-Evans dreams of succeeding Cronk  >  Rugby League

COOPER CRONK of the Maroons passes the ball during game two of the State Of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Que

Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans says he wants to succeed Cooper Cronk as the Queensland State of Origin halfback in 2018.

Slater set to miss Smith testimonial  >  Rugby League

BILLY SLATER of the Storm celebrates after winning the 2017 NRL Grand Final match at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Storm fullback Billy Slater is likely to miss the testimonial match for skipper Cameron Smith and Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston after a shoulder knock.

Aust ace Blackwell opts to go out on top  >  Cricket

ALEX BLACKWELL of Australia batting during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match between Pakistan and Australia at Grace Road in Leicest

Australian vice-captain Alex Blackwell says she will not be lost to the game after calling an end to her 15-year international career.

Fishlock, Kisnorbo unsure on City future  >  Football

JESSICA FISHLOCK of Melbourne City runs with the ball during the round 11 W-League match between the Melbourne Victory and Melbourne C

Wonderwoman Jess Fishlock hasn't given an indication whether she will return to Australia in a bid to win a fifth W-League season.

Merrin refuses to give up Origin dream  >  Rugby League

TRENT MERRRIN of the Panthers in action during the NRL Semi Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Penrith Panthers in Brisba

Penrith could have at least seven players in contention for a NSW State of Origin spot if they get off to a good start this NRL season.

Dogs' Brennan hopes for quick AFLW return  >  AFL

KATIE BRENNAN of Darebin kicks for goal during the VFL Women's Grand Final match between Diamond Creek and Darebin in Melbourne, Austr

The Western Bulldogs hope captain Katie Brennan will return before the end of the AFLW season.

Black Caps coach defends tri-series quicks  >  Cricket

TOM BLUNDELL of New Zealand speaks to coach MIKE HESSON during day one of the Test match series between the New Zealand Blackcaps and t

The Black Caps' death bowlers have struggled to do the business in the Twenty20 tri-series but coach Mike Hesson says he remains unperturbed.

Dew comfy with Lynch AFL contract hype  >  AFL

Senior coach STUART DEW during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Stuart Dew is happy to let speculation surrounding Gold Coast star Tom Lynch's AFL future play out as he prepares for his first season as an AFL coach.

Carlton's Harris handed one-game AFLW ban  >  AFL

	TAYLA HARRIS of the Allies marks during the AFL Women's State of Origin match between Victoria and the Allies at Etihad Stadium in Melb

Carlton's Tayla Harris has been slapped with a one-game AFLW ban for striking.

Army, police to run Games security drills  >  Other Sports

The army and Queensland police will hold pre-Commonwealth Games security drills on the Gold Coast over the next two days.

Simmons starting from scratch for Tahs  >  Rugby Union

ROB SIMMONS poses for a headshot during the Australian Wallabies Player Camp at the AIS in Canberra, Australia.

NSW recruit Rob Simmons is the most experienced lock at the Waratahs but feels like a rookie going to their Super Rugby opener.

English Roses loom as Comm Games threat  >  Other Sports

	TRACEY NEVILLE before the International Test match between the New Zealand Silver Ferns and the England Roses at Pettigrew Green Arena

Under coach Tracey Neville England has emerged as arguably Australia's greatest threat for a fourth netball gold from six Commonwealth Games.

Bird-Smith's germ-free aim for Games  >  Other Sports

	DANE BIRD-SMITH of Australia celebrates after the Men's 20km Race Walk on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Pontal Rio de Janeiro

Walker and Olympic bronze medallist Dane Bird-Smith will take great care to stay fit and healthy for April's Commonwealth Games.

Croker ready to answer Manly halves crisis  >  Other Sports

LACHLAN CROKER of the Raiders comes from the field injured during the round two NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney R

Less than a year ago Lachlan Croker was considering giving away rugby league, now he's set to be Manly's five-eighth.

Rich out of snowboard big air at Olympics  >  Games News

Jess Rich has just missed out on qualifying for snowboard's big air decider in PyeongChang.

AAFC to push second tier with FIFA, AFC  >  Football

The lobby group pushing for an A-League second division will present their case to FIFA and AFC officials in a series of meetings this week.

Jonas training to avoid AFL suspension  >  AFL

	TOM JONAS of the Power compete for the ball during the 2017 AFL round 18 match between the Melbourne Demons and the Port Adelaide Power

Port Adelaide defender Tom Jonas would love to go through an AFL season without another suspension.