Who makes the AFL's State of Origin teams?

Queenslanders ... Ben Keays and Dayne Zorko of the Lions.

We name the NSW and Queensland teams

Hodges says Hayne should be centre of attention

Jarryd Hayne (right) and James Tedesco jostle for position at Blues training.

Queensland great says Maroons must target Blues star

Bug forces Oates into isolated training

BUG: Maroons' winger Corey Oates has been hit with a stomach problem.

Maroons winger Corey Oates has been hit by a stomach bug

Courage and belief mark Kvitova's return

BELIEF: Petra Kvitova made a winning grand slam return after being stabbed in the hand last December.

Petra Kvitova has returned a winner after stabbing

Stiles looks to another league convert

HUNGER NEEDED: Queensland coach Nick Stiles is looking to make the most of the Reds' last three Super Rugby games.

Stiles to bring in former Bronco for Reds debut

Underfire Maroons promise to repay selectors' faith

Aidan Guerra pushes himself during a Queensland State of Origin team training session on the Gold Coast.

Players vow to deliver after Queensland selectors stay loyal

Pacquiao offered up as possible opponent for McGregor

Manny Pacquiao could fight Conor McGregor.

MANNY Pacquiao offered up as a potential replacement.

Fence almost cost Ricciardo podium in Monaco

Daniel Ricciardo finished third at the Monaco Grand Prix but only after he hit a fence.

Sam's excited by another shot at French Open

READY FOR PARIS: Samantha Stosur is excited by her French Open chances.

Win in Strasbourg has Sam Stosur fired up for French Open

French upset clears path for Stosur

World No.1 Angelique Kerber shows her disappointment after losing to Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the first round of the French Open tennis tournament.

Aussie hope to benefit after world No.1 bundled out of French Open

Grass is greener than clay for Tomic

FIRST ROUND LOSS: Bernard Tomic went down to clay specialist Austria's Dominic Thiem in Paris.

Bernard Tomic "killed from the start” in his French Open first round

Kimi Raikkonen's awkward podium moment

Ferrari has ended a 16-year drought in Monte Carlo

Lightning set to hit stride in finals after edging Giants

WELL PLAYED: Kelsey Browne.

THE Sunshine Coast trailed 53-49 with five minutes remaining.

Finals-bound Magpies hold off Thunderbirds

TOO GOOD: Renae Ingles (left) competes with Madi Robinson.

Magpies survive Thunderbirds scare.

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Firebirds legend has no regrets about retirement

Former players Clare McMeniman (left) and Laura Geitz celebrate a Firebirds win.

Clare McMeniman is loving the new Super Netball competition.

Sam Thaiday glad there's still loyalty in the game

TOGETHER AGAIN: Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston and Mal Meninga.

Broncos star happy coach shows faith

Rep-break report card: your NRL club rated

Billy Slater of the Storm is chased by James Maloney of the Sharks.

We rate your club's season so far.

Retired athletes reveal their struggles out of limelight

Australian women's basketball great Lauren Jackson.

Life after the final siren can be very tough going.

Hayne to Eels: will the prodigal son return?

Jarryd Hayne lining up for the Gold Coast Titans.

We break down the main issues of a potential Parramatta comeback.

Winners and losers from Maroons squad announcement

Justin O'Neill

After a few shock omissions, form has counted for little

Numbers up for the AFL's most improved players

GETTING BETTER: Nic Newman gets a way from a flying Mav Weller on Saturday.

Time the AFL introduced its own 'most improved player' award

Schache needs an extended break from game

UNDECIDED: Josh Schache is not ready to commit to the Brisbane Lions.

Young Lion not 'fully comfortable'

Why Corey Norman is ready for the Maroons

Corey Norman of the Eels takes on the Tigers defence.

If JT isn't right, the selectors might have some sleepless nights.

In Short, deliberate out-of-bounds rule needs another look

Jayden Short attempts to gain possession near the boundary line.

The rule makers have perhaps gone too far.

Returning Kangaroo from bully boy to believer

Andrew Fifita during a Kangaroos training session at the AIS in Canberra

Andrew Fifita has always struck me as the classic bully boy

Cronulla coach tips Origin omission to spark Shark

Valentine Holmes (left) will line up for the Sharks against the Bulldogs on Saturday after being overlooked by Queensland State of Origin selectors.

Flanagan warns rivals that Holmes has point to prove

Cowboys' Mr Reliable signs new deal with club

Gavin Cooper of the Cowboys, who has re-signed for two more years.

Gavin Cooper will remain in Townsville until the end of 2019.

Hooker's emotions run high ahead of Origin opener

Nathan Peats takes part in a NSW State of Origin team training session at Kingscliff this week.

Nathan Peats pays tribute to supporters as he prepares for debut.

Origin rich list: how much every star makes

Anthony Milford passes the ball during a Queensland State of Origin team training session at Sanctuary Cove.

So what's the talent on show next Wednesday worth?

Cronk urges Milford to keep it simple

Anthony Milford during a Queensland State of Origin training session in Brisbane.

Young Bronco will start at five-eighth for Queensland.

Thurston no certainty to play in Origin II

Johnathan Thurston during a Queensland State of Origin training session in Brisbane.

Queensland playmaker is battling a torn rotator cuff.

Bombers focus on Daniher over Martin

Joe Daniher of the Bombers.

The 21-year-old has slotted 10 goals from the past two games.

Crows to throw rookie in the deep end against Dockers

Hugh Greenwood of the Crows (left) celebrates with teammate Taylor Walker after kicking a goal against the Brisbane Lions.

Hugh Greenwood to play on Fremantle pair David Mundy and Nat Fyfe.

Luckless Demon finally back fit and firing

Melbourne Demons player Josh Wagner.

Josh Wagner initially thought he might be done for the season.

Roar snares Tunisian playmaker from Victory

BRISBANE BOUND: Fahid Ben Khalfallah has signed with the Roar for next season.

Fahid Ben Khalfallah has signed with Brisbane Roar

England boss leaves Wayne Rooney out of squad

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

Striker will miss a World Cup qualifier in Scotland.

WATCH: FFA disappointed with ABC2's coverage of friendly

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool competes for possession with Michael Zullo during the exhibition match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium.

Broadcaster slammed for Liverpool v Sydney FC antics.

What happens now to English teams in Champions League?

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney lifts the trophy after his side won the Europa League final.

Manchester United's Europa League win has fans pondering equation.

Emotional Pogba inspirational in United victory

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VIDEO: Manchester United wins Europa League.

Liverpool hands Sydney FC a footballing lesson

Liverpool FC's Daniel Sturridge takes a shot on goal to score against Sydney FC.

VIDEO: Thousands came to see their heroes, past and present.

German giant stars for Gunners in FA Cup success

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker celebrates with the trophy after winning the English FA Cup final.

Arsenal takes FA Cup final win.

Zampa wants to run hot in Champions Trophy

DREAM: Adam Zampa wants to be Australia's spinner in the Champions Trophy.

Zampa thinks England's heatwave could boost his chances

National team in crucial camp on Sunshine Coast

CAPTAIN: Meg Lanning of Australia bats during a women's T20 International between Australia and New Zealand in Geelong earlier this year.

'Fifteen players...capable of leading Australia to victory.'

Smith says it's time to dial back tempo from T20s

NEW FOCUS: Australia's captain Steve Smith is using trial games to get his side used to 50-overs cricket after the IPL season.

Practice matches will get Aussies ready for Champions Trophy

All the squads for the Champions Trophy

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins.

Eight teams will line up for the one-day tournament in England.

England to play Ashes warm-up in Townsville

New England captain Joe Root.

It'll be the first time England has played at Tony Ireland Stadium.

Firebirds aiming for a strong end to season

Queenslanders to face arch rivals the NSW Swifts in last game of year.

Firebirds feeling disappointment after missing finals

Gabi Simpson cops one in the face during the clash with Giants.

"There's been a lot of soul-searching”

Lightning urged to lift their game as finals close in

MIDCOURTER. Lightning's Laura Scherian in action during a win over the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Ratio of turnovers to goals not as high as coach would like.

Lightning success sets up winner-takes-all clash

Samantha Wallace of the Swifts (left) and Geva Mentor of the Lightning compete for the ball.

THE Sunshine Coast had a 63-49 victory over the NSW Swifts.

Thwaites' radar almost perfect for Magpies

ON FIRE: Caitlin Thwaites (left) was in superb form for Collingwood. Fever defender Stacey Francis couldn't stop her run of goals.

Caitlin Thwaites has led Collingwood to the Super Netball finals

Firebirds hold off Giants to keep finals hopes alive

Jo Harten of the Giants and Kate Shimmin of the Firebirds compete for the ball.

GWS nearly pulled off an unbelievable comeback.

Gretel Tippett excited by Firebirds future

UPHEAVAL: The Firebirds' Gretel Tippett is looking forward to 2018 with great optimism.

Firebirds use mixed year to evolve

Racing community raises $165,000 for paraplegic jockeys

THE region’s racing community rallied for two Toowoomba jockeys left paraplegic and facing a long road to recovery.

Health issues force champion apprentice to retire at 22

Dylan Dunn riding Zunbaqa at Flemington in 2016.

Dylan Dunn suffered with glandular fever earlier this year.

Good memories from home-town campdraft

Nicholas Ward and Nikki Wollens with youngsters Dustin and Keith Hirsch at the Rathdowney Memorial Campdraft.

Nicholas Ward follows family tradition by competing at Rathdowney.

Woman airlifted with punctured lung after equestrian fall

HORSE FALL: Airborne paramedics prepare to airlift a woman to Brisbane after she was injured in a fall from a horse at the Manumbar Campdraft on Saturday.

A woman, 40, airlifted to Brisbane after equestrian event fall

Polarisation wins Sydney Cup ... agains

Polarisation, ridden by Corey Brown, wins the Sydney Cup.

He was first over the line two weeks ago before no-race was called.

Sydney Cup called off mid-race after shocking fall

Jockey Blake Shinn helps James Doyle after they were dislodged in the Sydney Cup,

Almoonqith suffered a breakdown and was later euthanised.

'It is a privilege to train such a champion'

Winx, ridden Hugh Bowman, wins the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

VIDEO: Winx has continued winning streak that stretches two years.

Day misses out in sudden-death playoff

AUSTRALIAN Jason Day has missed out on winning his first US PGA title in more than a year after defeat in a playoff at the Byron Nelson PGA tournament.

Birdie streak puts Jason Day in contention in Texas

Jason Day celebrates with fans after he sunk a 60-foot putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament.

Jason Day has round of seven-under 63 to move up leaderboard.

From Players Championship winner to cattle class

Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, during the third round of The Players Championship.

Si Woo Kim won tournament with a flawless bogey-free final round.

Scott gets confidence boost ahead of US Open

Adam Scott reacts to a missed eagle putt on the second hole during the final round of the Players Championship.

Scott has good finish at Players Championship.