'I just wanted it to end': Pingel on Raceway crash

Brendon Pingel's terrifying rollover in the Aussie Racing Cars at Queensland Raceway.

VIDEO: 'I just wanted it to end': Brendon Pingel speaks of crash

No Rugby Union landing for Hayne plane

Jarryd Hayne.

Waratahs rule out signing Jarryd Hayne

Gillett back to boost struggling Broncos

TIMELY RETURN: Matt Gillett of the Broncos will be back on deck to play the Roosters.

Broncos desperate to get back to winning ways.

Green tight-lipped over Thurston injury

INJURY CLOUD: Johnathan Thurston (left), with his leg iced, watches from the bench during the clash between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs last weekend.

Superstar halfback under injury cloud.

Suns boosted by missing girl’s safe return

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Steven May (left) joined his Suns teammates in searching for missing five-year-old Jocelyn Lewis.

Players joined efforts to find five-year-old.

Ennis to pull the pin at season’s end

LAST HURRAH: Michael Ennis of the Sharks will call it quits at the end of the 2016 season.

Shark hoping to retire with a premiership.

Red-letter day for Stiles and Queensland rugby

TOP JOB: Newly announced Queensland Reds head coach Nick Stiles at Ballymore in Brisbane.

Nw coach promises hard, abrasive brand of football.

Frequent-flyer Highlanders doing Lions’ share of travel

WELL TRAVELLED: Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph.

Lions have not left South Africa for 13 games.

Swimmers fine-tuning for Rio relays

MEDAL MASTERMIND: Swimming coach Michael Bohl knows the importance of good relay changeovers.

US camp aiming to build team spirit.

International Olympic Committee takes easy way out

'The IOC has let down the athletes of the world by its decision not to ban the team from Russia competing at the Rio Olympic Games.'

'Cops who kidnapped my boyfriend are downstairs'

Kiwi athlete and journalist partner live-tweeting kidnapping attempt

Second fittest woman on Earth shifts her focus to Rio

FIT AND STRONG: Maroochy River's Tia-Clair Toomey will head to Rio for weightlifting after finishing second at the World Crossfit Games.

After coming second at the Crossfit Games, Tia-Clair heads to Brazil

IOC opts out of banning Russians but will set strict rules

SPEAKING OUT: Rio Olympics chef de mission Kitty Chiller.

Australian team chef de mission defends the IOC’s moves.

Small town farewells its first Olympian

EXCITED: Andrew, Jason and Matthew Denny, Sarah Lyell, Joff, Karen and John Denny at the function for Allora's first Olympian Matthew Denny.

Allora Olympian receives support from home town before Games

Russians to compete at Rio, as Australia welcomes news

The 387 members of the Russia team faced the prospect of a ban

Daley missed Blues’ match-winning moment

LAST GASP: The Blues celebrate their match-winning try by Michael Jennings during State of Origin game three, just as Aaron Woods hits the deck.

NSW coach was in the ANZ Stadium tunnel when side scored winner.

Retiring Gallen urges Blues fans to keep faith in Daley

BLUES HERO: Paul Gallen of the Blues is carried off the field by Andrew Fifita (left) and James Tamou for his final State of Origin game.

Skipper urges fans to stick with a rebuilding team next year.

State of Origin 2016: Refs best on ground for NSW

Facebook lights up with memes blasting 12-3 penalty count

Origin III: Queensland player ratings

DEBUT TRY: Gavin Cooper of the Maroons scores despite the efforts of Joshua Jackson and James Maloney of the Blues.

Who stood out for the visitors?

Origin III: NSW player ratings

TOUGH STUFF: Josh Dugan of the Blues is tackled by Gavin Cooper of the Maroons.

Who excelled for the Blues?

'Cops who kidnapped my boyfriend are downstairs'

Kiwi athlete and journalist partner live-tweeting kidnapping attempt

Recharged Burns ready for Sri Lanka challenge

FEELING REFRESHED: Australian cricketer Joe Burns pads up for a practice session in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sides set for first Test in Kandy.

Dragons duo in hot water over alleged drunken brawl

INFRINGEMENT NOTICE: Tim Lafai in action for the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Latest piece of bad news for the club.

Harvey settles spat with Carey ahead of record game

TIRELESS VETERAN: Brent Harvey of the Kangaroos will play his 427th AFL match this weekend, breaking the record of Michael Tuck.

Kangaroos veteran to play his 427th match.

Promising Cowboy’s future is clear as Chud

RISING STAR: Josh Chudleigh of the Cowboys runs the ball during the round 18 NRL match against the Canberra Raiders.

Promising hooker off-contract at the end of the year.

Aussies pooling resources for Rio success

OLYMPIC HOPE: Mitch Larkin of Australia smiles after his men's 50m backstroke heat at last year’s world championships in Kazan.

Larkin wants Australian swimming to return to its glory days.

Fire and ice drive Rio dream

BURNING AMBITION: Sharni Williams will lead the Australian women’s rugby sevens team at the Rio Olympics.

Rugby sevens skipper on quest for gold.

Jess to hit the ground running

TALENTED FAMILY: Jess Trengove claims bronze in the marathon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Brother inspires Olympic marathon runner.

Rose bloomed in Romania

DISTINGUISHED CAREER: Central Coast Mariners star Josh Rose makes a tackle on Melbourne Victory’s Besart Berisha earlier this year.

How Romania shaped the career of soccer star

In tune for retirement

CHAMPION: Shane Stefanutto.

Shane Stefanutto in tune for retirement.

Rod Davies rocketing to stardom

Former Queensland Reds speedster Rod Davies in flight.

A LOOK back on "Rockhampton Rocket" Rod Davies' remarkable journey.

Players might have to start using their heads

SAFETY CONCERNS: Lachie Henderson of the Cats is stretchered from the ground during the round 17 AFL match between Fremantle and Geelong at Domain Stadium.

Coaches and players have role to play to prevent concussion.

Have to admit it ... Blues skipper deserves respect

LAST GAME: NSW  Origin captain Paul Gallen   during the captain's run at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Tony Durkin shares his views on retiring NSW skipper.

Battling Lions have right to feel aggrieved

CONFIDENCE DOWN: Lions players are dejected as the leave the field following the Round 16 AFL match against the Gold Coast Suns.

Dark clouds hovering over club.

Dog sets a cat among the pigeons

CAVORTING WITH ENEMY: Lin Jong of the Bulldogs runs with the ball.

Player's tour of rival facilities sets tongues wagging.

D-Day approaching for Maroon changes

2020 VISION: Darius Boyd (left) and Corey Oates may be the leaders of the Queensland team in 2020.

Queensland team not getting any younger.

Bellamy’s blues traced back to his own success

Craig Bellamy during his brief stint at New South Wales coach in 2010.

Why did Bellamy fail as Blues coach?

Don’t cry for Farah, the footy millionaire

FAN FAVOURITE: Robbie Farah (centre) is swamped by fans after playing for Wests Tigers in their NSW Cup match against the Newtown Jets at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney.

Hooker still being paid about $40,000 a game.

Laughs aplenty as 'legends' put on show for fans

SHOW BOAT: Ipswich legend Chris Walker still had a bit of pace to show off amongst the older legs of the Queensland team.

Legends put on rugby league showcase

Barba and Holmes stretch Sharks’ winning run

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Ben Barba (left) and Valentine Holmes celebrate.

Barba and birthday boy Holmes spark Cronulla to 15th straight win

Eels, Titans shining despite a season of struggle

STILL FIGHTING: Parramatta players look on after conceding a try to the Panthers last week.

Match billed as battle of the battlers.

Warriors coach wary of fast-tracking young guns

UNDER FIRE: Warriors coach Andrew McFadden has copped flak for benching and demoting players.

New Zealand side preparing to face Raiders.

Women set to battle for their own Origin glory

STRONG RUNNER: NSW’s Kezie Apps in action for the Jillaroos.

NSW hoping to finally win interstate clash.

Roos stave off poachers to sign attacking pair

RE-SIGNED: Mason Wood in action for North Melbourne.

Wood and Thomas re-sign with club.

Dogs have little time to lick wounds

SICKENING INJURY: Koby Stevens of the Bulldogs (second right) comforts teammate Mitch Wallis as he is taken off on the weekend.

Wallis will lament not being a part of another finals campaign.

AFL clubs rocked by death of masters player

An AFL player died after being tackled during a game. Picture: Seven News

45-year-old died after getting up from a tackle

Portugal overcomes loss of Ronaldo to claim Euro crown

ON TARGET: Eder celebrates after scoring the winning goal for Portugal in the Euro 2016 final against France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

Country claims first European Championship.

Portugal win Euro Cup despite Ronaldo heartbreak

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, bottom, celebrates with team mates winning the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016.

So the one-man team become European champions

VIDEO: Iceland's stunning welcome for national heroes

Football team celebrates with fans.

TO vikings, this was a time to honour victory, not to mourn defeat.

Griezmann double confirms status as new French hero

FRENCH HERO: France's Antoine Griezmann applauds fans at the end of the Euro 2016 semi-final against Germany in Marseille.

France downs Germany to book spot in final.

Man Utd set to sign Pogba for record $176m

IN DEMAND: Paul Pogba of France in action during the Euro 2016 quarter-final match against Iceland.

French international will earn more than $500,000 a week.

Warner expected to be fit to face Sri Lanka

FAMOUS FACE: Australian cricketer David Warner faces a delivery by former Sri Lankan spinner Muttaiah Muralitharan during a practice session in Colombo.

Australia to face Sri Lanka starting on Tuesday.

Lyon not concerned by lack of wickets in Test warm-up

BARREN SPELL: Australian bowler Nathan Lyon took just two wickets in two innings against a Sri Lankan Board XI.

Spinner approaching opening Test against Sri Lanka with confidence.

O’Keefe puts his hand up for Test selection

GOOD FORM: Stephen O’Keefe took five wickets in the first innings of Australia’s tour match in Sri Lanka.

Tourists could take a twin-spin attack in the first Test.

Murali, Law give Aussies an inside edge over Sri Lanka

SPIN MAESTRO: Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan appeals for a wicket in a 2010 ODI clash against Australia.

Duo gives insight ahead of Australia's tour of island nation.

Heat secure world No.1 Badree for BBL

KEY SIGNING: West Indian Samuel Badree has recommitted to the Brisbane Heat.

West Indian joins McCullum as international signings.

You’ll never guess who just became a doctor

CELEBRATION: The Australian Cricket ODI team celebrates a wicket back in 2002. One of this XI has just become a doctor. Can you guess which one? (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Guess which Aussie cricket great just became a doctor?

Firebirds recover from jitters to make grand final

The Firebirds are the first team through to next Sunday’s final

‘White-line fever’ gives Aiken the edge

HARD TO HANDLE: Queensland Firebirds goal-shooter Romelda Aiken lines up a shot.

Firebirds shooting for another grand final.

Firebird standing tall among illustrious teammates

TOUGH DEFENCE: Queensland Firebirds player Gabi Simpson (right) and Melbourne Vixens player Madi Robinson in action during the 2014 grand final.

Queensland side to face Steel in semi.

Tippett faces her Origin in Firebirds final

MY BALL! Gretel Tippett of the Firebirds and Sharni Layton fight for the ball.

Firebirds tackle Swifts in fierce conference final in Brisbane

Swifts down Vixens to earn Firebirds final

EYE FOR GOAL: Susan Pettitt of the Swifts shoots as Leana De Bruin of the Magic defends.

Reigning champions await Sydneysiders.

Firebirds chasing right to host final

Firebirds captain Laura Geitz takes a rebound against the NSW Swiftrs in last year’s frand Final between the Queensland Firebirds and NSW Swifts in Brisbane, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Queenslanders have a game to go before the finals.

Tough test for Vixens’ title hopes

STRONG FINISH: Melbourne Vixens centre Liz Watson (right).

Southern Steel present tough challenge.

Poetic justice for 'Henry' Lawson's 100 to 1 chance

MACLEAN CUP: Wayne Lawson trained gelding Nautile snuck through to win the final feature race of the July Racing Carnival for the second time in a row.

Kilkivan rider second in 80km endurance championship

ENDURING ENTHUSIASM: Fiona Fenech from Lower Wonga, in the Kilkivan district, placed second in the 80km event of the endurance championships.
Photo: contributed

Long-term Kilkivan district horse rider takes silver over the 80km.

New Racing Queensland board announced

Three new appointments have been made to the Racing Queensland board

Pony club pays tribute to Billie

YOUNG STAR: 12-year-old Billie Kinder. 
Photo contributed.

Former Whitsunday local 12-year-old Billie Kinder has died.

Hollindale Stakes a good pointer for Doomben Cup

Daniel Stackhouse riding Strawberry Boy to victory at Caulfield Racecourse. Photo: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The Hollindale Stakes is the feature race at the Gold Coast tomorrow

Fell Swoop looks to be the big favourite

Glyn Schofield rides Fell Swoop at Caulfield Racecourse in February. Photo: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images.

Fell Swoop is to start the Victory Stakes as a short-priced fav.

Horses freed but Bruce Highway heavily congested

Northbound traffic is banking up fast