Aussies making mark in the NBA

Ben Simmons after becoming a 76er this morning. Photo: AAP

ARM looks at how our home-grown stars are faring.

Day not sure if he’ll go to Rio over Zika fears

ZIKA FEARS: Jason Day, of Australia, in action at this month’s US Open at Oakmont Country Club.

Family comes first says World No.1.

Dogs’ Blues brothers pose threat to Broncos

AGGRESSIVE FORCE: Bulldogs forward David Klemmer (centre).

Klemmer and Jackson out for revenge.

Vardy set to remain with Leicester

HANGING AROUND: Leicester’s Jamie Vardy during an English Premier League soccer match.

Striker set to snub Arsenal move.

Tough test for Vixens’ title hopes

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

Southern Steel present tough challenge.

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Blues must blood the next generation

FUTURE STAR: Tyson Frizell of the Blues scores a try during game two of the State of Origin series at Suncorp Stadium.

Game three a chance to look at future stars.

NSW may look to untried option to replace Reynolds

STEP UP: Cronulla utility Jack Bird has been backed to play in the halves in Origin III.

Halfback's absence could open door for Jack Bird.

Thaiday unsure if he’ll challenge dangerous tackle charge

UNDER SCRUTINY: NSW captain Paul Gallen is tackled head-first into the turf by Queensland's Sam Thaiday and Corey Parker during State of Origin II.

Maroons forward cited for tackle on NSW skipper.

Smith among the greatest, says Walters

TEAM MAN: Maroons captain Cameron Smith gets into space as Blues player Robbie Farah (right) looks on during the State of Origin II.

Maroons coach heaps praise on skipper

State of Origin 2016: Maroons reign again

CHAMPIONS AGAIN: Queensland players celebrate.

Gagai scores a treble in series clincher

Queensland player ratings

TOUGH STUFF: James Tamou of the NSW Blues (right) grabs Corey Parker of the Queensland Maroons.

Who stood out for the Origin series winners?

Aussie Simmons picked at No.1 in NBA draft

TOP PICK: LSU's Ben Simmons poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as No.1 by the Philadelphia 76ers during the NBA basketball draft.

Philadelphia snap up Melbourne product.

Sharks wary of Warriors’ offloads

BREAKOUT YEAR: Chad Townsend of the Sharks is tackled during the round 4 NRL match between Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and Melbourne Storm.

Second-phase play presents challenge for rivals.

Wales can win Euros, claims Bale

TOP SCORER: Gareth Bales in action for Wales against Russia at Euro 2016.

Real Madrid star says side not just making up numbers.

Hockeyroos out of Champions Trophy

UNDER PRESSURE: Australia's Casey Sablowski (left) and Netherland's Margot van Geffen chase the ball during their Champions Trophy clash in London.

Defeat to Dutch puts Aussies out.

NRL faces financial hit from dead rubber

‘NO DEAD RUBBERS’: NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg.

Queensland series win a worst-case scenario for NRL.

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.

Sam Thaiday, the NRL’s gentle giant

TYPICAL POSE: Sam Thaiday in action for the Broncos.

The many sides of Sam Thaiday

Solomon Haumono's redemption in the ring

Solomon Haumono in action against Manuel Pucheta.

Solomon Haumono is finding redemption in the ring

Legendary commentator picks boxing favourites

SPEAKING OUT: Bob Sheridan during the welterweight bout between Jeff Horn and Randall Bailey.

Colonel Bob Sheridan loves boxing so much he would die for it.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

FRENCH SORTIE: Adam Mogg during his stint with Catalan Dragons in the English Super League.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

Just for starters, Origin needs an earlier timeslot

Action from State of Origin. Monday Magistrate Tony Durkin says the games should start earlier.

Just for starters, Origin needs an earlier timeslot.

The umpires strike back after ‘doubting’ Thomas

Lindsay Thomas of the Kangaroos has been in the spotlight.

The umpires strike back after 'doubting' Thomas.

North may rue long injury list

Shaun Atley of the Kangaroos injures his ankle at Etihad Stadium.

North Melbourne may rue long injury list.

Monday night epic not a grand final precursor

Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston.

Monday night game set to be a classic.

Bank on accounts to keep players honest

Manly has been caught up in alleged match-fixing.

Bank on accounts to keep players honest

Who’s most in need of being spoon fed?

FORMALITY? Essendon looks set to receive its first wooden spoon since 1933.

Who's most in need of being spoon fed?

Thaiday accepts ban over tackle

RUBBED OUT: NSW’s Paul Gallen is tackled head-first into the turf by Queensland’s Sam Thaiday (left) and Corey Parker during State of Origin II.

Broncos forward to miss two games.

NSW may look to untried option to replace Reynolds

STEP UP: Cronulla utility Jack Bird has been backed to play in the halves in Origin III.

Halfback's absence could open door for Jack Bird.

Thaiday unsure if he’ll challenge dangerous tackle charge

UNDER SCRUTINY: NSW captain Paul Gallen is tackled head-first into the turf by Queensland's Sam Thaiday and Corey Parker during State of Origin II.

Maroons forward cited for tackle on NSW skipper.

Smith among the greatest, says Walters

TEAM MAN: Maroons captain Cameron Smith gets into space as Blues player Robbie Farah (right) looks on during the State of Origin II.

Maroons coach heaps praise on skipper

TOO FAR? Blues jersey cost this fan his train ride

Chris Chambers didn't let the incident dampen his love of the Blues on Origin night.

Blues aren't loved in these parts, but do they deserve this?

Father Time took his toll on Parker

MUCH IMPROVED: Bronco Corey Parker will retire at the end of the season.

Retiring Broncos forward has matured with age, writes Tony Durkin.

Footballer given brown...I mean, red card for farting

Swedish soccer player Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was given a red card for breaking wind deliberately

‘What, am I not allowed to break wind a little?’

Croatia defeat Spain at Euro 2016

PURE JOY: Croatia's Ivan Perisic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between Croatia and Spain at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France.

Croatians take top spot in Euros group.

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe re-signs for two more years

NEW DEAL: Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe shouts instructions to his side.

Glory coach Lowe signs on for two more years

Swiss through to next round of Euros

STALEMATE: Switzerland's Breel Embolo (left) challenges France's Paul Pogba during the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Switzerland and France.

Swiss through to next round of Euros

Rooney lauds teammates for dramatic win

LATE WINNER: England’s Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Wales at the Bollaert Stadium in Lens, France.

Rooney full of praise for England squad after beating Wales

WATCH: As the Queensland Bulls celebrate their All-Star win

Bulls Masters Batsman Joe Burns salutes the crowd at Harrup Park after scoring a century.

Australian cricket greats give Mackay a thumbs up after game

Samuels guides West Indies to upset win over Aussies

TOP KNOCK: West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels scored 92 as his side downed Australia.

Samuels shines as Windies down Aussies

Warner injury mars win over South Africa

BAD BREAK: David Warner (left) has a broken finger.

Broken finger puts Warner out of action

Warner whacks Proteas in Aussie win

David Warner hits his first ODI century on foreign soil.

Warner whacks Proteas in victory for Australia.

FEATURE: Michael Kasprowicz goes from bowling to business

Michael Kasprowicz has made a successful switch from bowling to the business world.

Michael Kasprowicz mastering business

Flexibility order of the day for Usman Khawaja

Wherever skipper ... Usman Khawaja is just happy to be playing for Australia.

Khawaja will be happy to bat anywhere.

Sport codes kick off commitment to tackle domestic violence

FOOTY and netball players, their coaches and support crews and their fans will be kicking major goals towards ending domestic violence.

Honest Firebirds on the rebound

Romelda Aiken in action.

Honest Firebirds on the rebound after losing first game.

NRL player spotted at Rockhampton netball courts

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Roosters is tackled during the NRL qualifying final match between the Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne Storm at Allianz Stadium on September 11, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Who was spotted at Rockhampton netball courts last night?

Firebirds, Swifts all set for a grand final rematch

Romelda Aiken was again on fire for the Queensland outfit.

The Firebirds made it 21 straight with a 62-51 triumph.

Eight is enough as Nine backs new netball competition

Queensland Firebirds players celebrate winning last season’s ANZ Championship grand final.

The most significant broadcasting rights agreement in the history of women's sport...

Chemistry has Verity Simmons in a Fever

Netball

FEVER wing attack Verity Simmons has bounced back after a tough 2015

Firebirds star Kim Ravaillion has point to prove

LOOKING BACK: Kim Ravaillion looks to pass in last season’s grand final against her old team the Sydney Swifts.

KIM Ravaillion has a point to prove against her former team.