Victorians grind out draw to claim Shield three-peat

South Australia was set 524 runs in 69 overs to break its 21-year Shield title drought but was never in the hunt.

'Beating Australia is the one thing you desperately want'

England's Joe Root at the crease.

Joe Root's thoughts are already turning to the Ashes in Australia.

No rest for Sky Blues before finals

Rhyan Grant training with the Socceroos in Tehran.

The band is back together for Sydney FC.

Canes skipper to miss clash with Reds

Karmichael Hunt (left) and George Smith at a Queensland Reds training session.

George Smith and Rob Simmons return for Queensland.

Roosters pair doing the damage in NRL

Roosters player Luke Keary has been a star this season.

Luke Keary sticking to Roosters blueprint.

Suns, Lions to pay tribute after players' brother dies

Pearce Hanley of the Suns in action.

Pearce Hanley told by the Suns to spend as much time as he needs.

A-League rivals interested in Socceroos star

Australia's James Troisi is tackled by the United Arab Emirates' Tariq Ahmed during their World Cup qualifier.

James Troisi's Melbourne Victory future remains in limbo.

'Pest' Laura Clemesha hitting new heights with Firebirds

Laura Clemesha (right) of the Firebirds attempts to block Caitlin Thwaites of the Magpies.

It has been a baptism by fire for the six-foot-three Laura Clemesha.

Was Barca's comeback the best in history?

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard (left) holds the trophy after Liverpool's victory in the the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

We run through some of sport's most memorable fightbacks.

Who's the strongest in the NRL?

Raiders forward Shannon Boyd.

These are the crowd-pleasers who can stop a whole gym.

Former Supercars champs gunning for title

Garth Tander is back at Garry Rogers Motorsport.

These title winners have lost none of their drive for success.

Laura Enever giving her all for surfing

Laura Enever is loving being able to give back to her sport.

Sydney girl has always been a generous soul.

The NRL's unlucky 16 for round one

Penrith recruit Tim Browne in action for the Bulldogs.

These are the players on the cusp of selection at your NRL club.

Did Smith's form cover up Australia's failings?

COVER-UP: Did Australian captain Steve Smith's outstanding form mask a poor effort by his batsmen.

Four burning issues need to be answered by Australian cricket

The man who could replace Hasler

Bulldogs coach Des Hasler.

It is time for Canterbury to trust in its own.

In Chris Fagan, the Brisbane Lions now trust

Lions coach Chris Fagan during the round one match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium

Fagan has suddenly become the club's new fan favourite

Careless whispers expose Cat tensions

Geelong coach Chris Scott.

Jimmy Bartel has finally let his feelings be known publicly.

Titans are the real NRL superheroes

Gold Coast Titans players celebrate a try during their round three NRL match against the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium.

When under the pump the Gold Coast has produced some heroic wins.

Why Kohli is the Trump of world sport

India's captain Virat Kohli gestures towards Australia's Matt Renshaw as he runs to celebrate the dismissal of David Warner during the fourth day of the third Test in Ranchi.

The Indian captain is a law unto himself.

Cowboys lock in powerhouse prop for life

Cowboys forward Matt Scott during the round-two NRL match against the Broncos.

Matt Scott has inked a two-year deal.

Vunivalu under a Storm cloud for Panthers showdown

IN DOUBT: Suliasi Vunivalu must pass a fitness test to be available for the Storm against Penrith this weekend.

Melbourne Storm flyer Suliasi Vunivalu is racing to be fit

Simona latest: Tigers star charged by police

Tim Simona of the Tigers looks on following his team's loss to the Panthers in the round 24 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and Wests Tigers at Pepper Stadium in Sydney, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Police have confirmed that a 25-year-old was arrested

Bennett eases Blair injury concerns

Adam Blair during a Brisbane Broncos training session

Blair finished training early during the Broncos captain's run

Slater's loving being back on the paddock

THIS YEAR IS THE FOCUS: Billy Slater is happy to be back on the field for the Melbourne Storm.

Bill Slater is back on the field, not taking football for granted

Lawrence stunned by Tigers' dramas

UNSETTLED: West Tigers veteran Chris Lawrence says the club is suffering under the current dramas.

Lawrence says Wests Tigers suffering the toughest time in his career

Former AFL star Ben Cousins jailed for 12 months

Former West Coast Eagles AFL player Ben Cousins arrives at the Fremantle Magistrates Court in January.

Former West Coast captain has been in jail since February.

How a change of training times has re-energised Lions

Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan talks to his players during their round-one game against the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium.

New coach Chris Fagan revamped the training schedule over summer.

Magpies' Elliott set to miss another week

Jamie Elliott of the Magpies.

Forward will train this week in a bid to play next week.

Despite ban Messi will be free to play at MCG

FREE TO PLAY HERE: Argentina's Lionel Messi will be free to play at the MCG in June despite his four-match ban for his argument with assistant referee Emerson Augusto de Carvalho.

Australian fans will be able to see Lionel Messi in action in June

Argentina loses Messi to suspension and cup qualifier to Bolivia

COSTLY CHAT: Lionel Messi's "insulting words” directed at assistant referee Emerson Augusto de Carvalho has cost the Argentine superstar a four-match suspension.

Messi suspension adds to Argentina's World Cup loss to Bolivia

Win was all that mattered for Socceroos

Australia's Tim Cahill celebrates with teammates after Mathew Leckie's goal at the Sydney Football Stadium.

It was desperate, at times even ugly

Holland stars as Victoria eyes Shield title hat-trick

Alex Carey of the Redbacks plays a cover drive during the Sheffield Shield final between Victoria and South Australia in Alice Springs.

Spinner continued his Sheffield Shield final torment of SA.

No change for Ange as bid for qualification heats up

Tomi Juric looks set to keep his place for the Socceroos agains the UAE tonight.

Ange Postecoglou says he will stick to his guns with his plans.

Defoe's perfect return in England win

Jermain Defoe (front) and Adam Lallana celebrate Defoe's goal against Lithuania.

Veteran striker Jermain Defoe turned back the clock.

Maxwell may not get chance to push Ashes cause

Australia's Glenn Maxwell plays a shot  in Ranchi

SELECTORS are facing an interesting conundrum

Aussies look to have all guns blazing for Ashes

Australia's Pat Cummins, right, celebrates the dismissal of India's Lokesh Rahul during the fourth Test in Dharmsala

Four-pronged pace attack a possibility against Poms

Lehmann proud of his skipper Smith

Australia's captain Steven Smith raises his bat after scoring century

Smith blasted 499 runs and three centuries in India

'We're no longer friends', says Indian skipper

BITTER END: Steven Smith and India's Virat Kohli shake hands after the fourth Test in Dharmsala.

Kohli says he is no longer friends with Australian cricketers

Heartache for Aussies but performance gives hope for Ashes

Australia celebrates the dismissal of India's Cheteshwar Pujara during the fourth day of the fourth Test.

Steve Smith's team is still a work in progress.

India wraps up fourth Test to claim series

India's KL Rahul plays a shot during the fourth day of the fourth Test cricket against Australia in Dharmsala.

Australia has relinquished the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Star shooter to return for Queensland derby

But the reigning champions will be without the services of savvy South African centre Erin Burger

Plenty to learn for Magpies in tight win, says coach

Caitlin Thwaites scored the match-winning goal for the Magpies.

Magpies get last-gasp win over Swifts.

Magpies swoop to take last-gasp win

Caitlin Thwaites of the Magpies scored the winning goal in a tight finish against the Swifts.

Caitlin Thwaites has sealed a dramatic 55-54 win for Collingwood.

Vixens continue winning ways against GWS

Mwai Kumwenda of the Melbourne Vixens.

Melbourne side chalked up a third straight win.

Wood and Bassett spark Lightning to dominant win in Perth

NETBALL: Sunshine Coast Lighting v Melbourne Vixens at Caloundra Indoor Stadium. Lighting's GA player Stephanie Wood takes aim.

Sunshine Coast confirms its title credentials.

Aiken to miss first game since 2008

Romelda Aiken of the Firebirds in action.

Firebirds shooter has a minor knee niggle.

Former Diamond in line for shock Thunderbirds call-up

Renae Ingles could be set for a Thunderbirds return.

Renae Ingles has not played netball since October 2015.

Jockey brought back to earth after first-up win

Truly a day of highs and lows for apprentice Matthew Poon

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Tragedy mars Godolphin's moment of glory

Jockey Craig Williams was kocked out after a fall in the Mornington Cup.

Tally's victory was overshadowed by what happened to The Gold Trail.

Weir drought ends in Sydney, now for the flood

Leading trainer Darren Weir.

Trainer has the talented Humidor among the favourites for The BMW.

Winx aiming for sweet 16

Jockey Hugh Bowman returns to scale on Winx after winning the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick last month.

Winx will continue her march to greatness at Rosehill on Saturday.

Berry holding on to hope of beating Winx

Winx is put through her paces by Kerrin McEvoy in an exhibition at Rosehill last Saturday.

The barrier draw for the George Ryder Stakes has not gone Winx's way

Day uncertain if he'll play at the Masters

Australian's mother has had surgery for lung cancer.

Jason Day's mother undergoes surgery

Jason Day of Australia watches a tee shot at Austin County Club.

Dening was diagnosed with lung cancer at the beginning of 2017.

Jason Day forced out of tournament as mum fights cancer

Jason Day hugs his mum Dening.

"It’s really hard to comprehend being on the golf course right now."