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Who’ll be missing from the Rio Games?

The list of no-shows from Down Under and from around the world continues to grow

Day out of Games over Zika fears

VIRUS FEARS: Jason Day, of Australia, during last month’s US Open at Oakmont.

World No.1 joins long list of absentees.

Devastated Pearson out of Olympics

RULED OUT: Australian hurdler Sally Pearson in action.

Hamstring tear rules reigning champion out.

We have another Olympian!

Hockey player Matt Swann.

Matt Swann selected for Olympics

USA names its Olympic basketball line-up

BRAZIL-BOUND: Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (right) drives against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green.

James and Curry left out of squad.

GYMNASTICS: Larrissa Miller prepares for second Olympics

Moranbah’s Larrissa Miller is in Portugal right now preparing for her second Olympic Games which are less than two months away.

Larrissa Miller finds it mind-boggling preparing for second Olympics

NRL faces financial hit from dead rubber

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

Queensland series win a worst-case scenario for NRL.

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

Durko’s Dissections for Round 17

EXPERIENCE BOOST: Roosters player Mitchell Pearce returns to the team this weekend.

Who's going to win this weekend?

Who’ll be missing from the Rio Games?

FAMILY FIRST: Jason Day of Australia will miss the Olympics over Zika fears.

We look at the notable absentees.

Douglas set for long-awaited Reds debut

COMBACK TRAIL: Kane Douglas trains with the Wallabies at Ballymore.

Wallaby back from long injury lay-off.

Maradona tells Messi not to retire

COSTLY MISS: Argentina star Lionel Messi misses his penalty kick during the Copa America final against Chile at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Star called it quits after penalty miss.

Is big Semi being led up the garden path?

TROUBLED TIMES: Semi Radradra in action during his Kangaroos debut earlier this year.

Tony Durkin shares his view on Eels star.

Day out of Games over Zika fears

VIRUS FEARS: Jason Day, of Australia, during last month’s US Open at Oakmont.

World No.1 joins long list of absentees.

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

Leave AFL trade game until end of season

In short supply ... Regular key defender Jackson Trengove (that’s him on the left) has been holding up the rucking duties at Port Adelaide, but it can be a tall order against some of the game’s elite big men.

Leave the mid-season trading to those other codes

Wimbledon’s greatest matches

HRD SLOG: John Isner of the USA won a Wimbledon marathon against Nicholas Mahut.

We take a look at some classic clashes on the hallowed grass.

The enigma that is Stef Martin - the Lions' lone wolf

Martin hasn’t had the easiest of AFL careers.

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.

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.

Eels still waiting for Radradra return

IN DEMAND: Semi Radradra of the Eels has reportedly been offered a big-money move to French rugby.

Winger expected back for training.

McCullough return will boost Broncos

IMMINENT COMEBACK: Andrew McCullough is seen with a strapped hand as he passes a ball during the Brisbane Broncos training session at Red Hill.

Hooker close to return from injury.

Former Maroon says Blues need fresh faces

DANGER MAN: James Tedesco of the Tigers holds the ball during the Round 16 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Wests Tigers at AAMI Park.

Time for changes in dead rubber, says Coyne.

Cowboys survive Sea Eagles fightback

HE’S IN: Lachlan Coote scores a try for the Cowboys against the Sea Eagles last night.

Boot of Thurston proves the difference.

Straight-shooting Arrow happy to bide his time

RISING STAR: Jai Arrow during a Brisbane Broncos training session at Red Hill in Brisbane.

Rising star set for increase in minutes.

Touch footballer’s 20-year ban ‘warranted’

STYLE: Merrick Rainbow-Skinner is cool and calm in attack 10m out from the try line.

LONG term touch football president 'betrayed' in grand final attack

Second Brexit: Iceland forces UK out of Euro 2016

England coach Roy Hodgson salutes Wayne Rooney as he leaves the pitch to be replaced during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between England and Iceland, at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Fans chant: "You're not fit to wear the shirt" at the final whistle.

FFA approves A-League guest player allowance

GREEN LIGHT: Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop.

Players must satisfy strict criteria.

World's best footballer to retire after penalty miss

OFF TARGET: Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after missing his shot in the Copa America final in New Jersey.

Argentina continues wait for major trophy.

Hazard shines as Belgium progress in Euros

TOP FORM: Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Euro 2016 round of 16 match between Hungary and Belgium in Toulouse.

Germany and France also through.

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.

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.

Maxwell knock helps Australia beat West Indies

VITAL KNOCK: Australia’s batsman Glenn Maxwell hit a quick-fire 46 to help his side beat the West Indies in Barbados.

Aussies into tri-series final after beating West Indies.

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

Tough test for Vixens’ title hopes

The Melbourne Vixens are determined to show their ANZ Championship title credentials when they travel to Invercargill to play the Southern Steel.

Sport codes kick off commitment to tackle domestic violence

Footy, Netball, AFL and Union are all fighting 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