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Adelaide 36ers outlast fast-finishing Breakers

ADELAIDE 36ers have held on for a thrilling 95-92 victory against a never say die NZ Breakers at Adelaide Arena on Sunday night.

Big Ben chimes in but King James still reigns

LeBron James shoots between Philadelphia 76ers' JJ Redick, left and Ben Simmons. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

James had his 58th career triple-double

premium_icon Six reasons Dusty can do it again

Dustin Martin celebrates with the premiership cup. Picture. Phil Hillyard

Here’s why we could see another year of Dusty dominance.

Stokes’ New Zealand struggles worsen

Ben Stokes was run out for a golden duck.

Ben Stokes struggles again in New Zealand.

Aloisi talks up Roar’s ‘bright future’

Petros Skapetis leaves the field following Brisbane’s draw with Wellington.

JOHN Aloisi says he’s building for the future.

premium_icon Gilly praises Aussie attack

Australia celebrate Mitchell Starc’s fifth wicket, Jonny Bairstow, that won the second Test against England at the Adelaide Oval. Pic: AAP/Dean Lewins.

Adam Gilchrist notes Joe Root’s men face a great Australian attack.

The guiding lights for Bullets’ milestone man

Andrej Lemanis will be the 13th man in NBL history to coach 300 games.

Lemanis says the silverware is not always the highlight.

World Cup Team of the Tournament

Australian team member's celebrate their victory in the Rugby League World Cup men's final match between Australia and England in Brisbane on December 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTON / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE — STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE —

Australia cap off stunning RLWC with five in Team of the Tournament

premium_icon The 10 best moments of the 2017 World Cup so far

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND — NOVEMBER 11: Tongan fans celebrate during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between the New Zealand Kiwis and Tonga at Waikato Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Ahead of Saturday’s final, here’s ten of the very best.

premium_icon World Cup team of the tournament with a twist

David Mead, Jason Taumalolo and Mitchell Moses had exceptional campaigns.

There’s only one rule — no players from the Big Three are allowed.

premium_icon Pressure builds on Milford to deliver for Broncos

Anthony Milford has vowed to step up as Brisbane’s main man next season. Picture: Liam Kidston

Brisbane star has spoken candidly about his growing responsibility.

Women's cricket is picking up pace

Australian fast bowler Holly Ferling is excited by the growth of women's cricket.

Holly Ferling says female bowlers can break new ground.

How Chooks got their man

Cooper Cronk celebrates after the Storm's grand final triumph.

The Roosters' pitch for Cooper Cronk was surprisingly simple.

RLWC: How the Kangaroos are shaping up

Jordan McLean during training in Brisbane ahead of the Kangaroos' opening Rugby League World Cup game against England in Melbourne on October 27.

Australia certainly isn't exempt from the cloud of confusion

Wallabies take note: How to beat the All Blacks

Sekope Kepu is tackled by Rieko Ioane during game 1 of the Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium in Sydney

The Wallabies need to play like cornered animals again.

Craig Bellamy is worth $3 million

MORE SUCCESS: Storm coach Craig Bellamy after Melbourne's grand final win.

Craig Bellamy deserves to be the highest paid person in rugby league

Kent: Storm are good, but they're not the greatest

Overrated? ... the 2017 NRL premiership winners.

Timing is always essential when it comes to assessing great teams

Durkin: Class should live happily ever after

PRIZE: Storm captain Cameron Smith and Cowboys captain Gavin Cooper with the trophy at Luna Park in Sydney.

It is a fiction, a legend, a romance and a fantasy.

Ikin: 2017 vintage is best Storm side in this great club's history

GREAT CLUB: Storm coach Craig Bellamy has turned his club into one of the greatest sides.

"The Storm are now as the dominant franchise in our game”

‘Class above’: Carney NRL comeback verdict

Former Dally M medallist Todd Carney.

Carney states case for NRL return, Northern Pride back Manly move

Northern Pride backing NRL interest in Todd Carney

SUPPORTIVE: The Northern Pride are open to the prospect of losing former Dally M medalist Todd Carney before he’s an played a game with the Intrust Super Cup club. Picture: BRENDAN RADKE

Williamson says it would “hurt” to lose prized recruit Todd Carney

Aussie league veteran plans to play on

Steph Hancock breaks free duringthe World Cup match against the Cook Islands.

Jillaroos star Steph Hancock to play on after NRL comp revealed

premium_icon Broncos to face Hunters in PNG

The Broncos are to play a pre-season trial against the PNG Hunters.

Brisbane Broncos face PNG Hunters in preseason trial match in Port Moresby

Cowboy moves on from Lowe point

Ethan Lowe carts the ball up for the Cowboys against the Roosters this season.

Cowboys back-rower Ethan Lowe shrugs off neck injury

Titans secure possible Hayne replacement

Jarryd Hayne wipes his face as the rest of the team look on.

Michael Gordon linked to Gold Coast move

Top draft pick lines up with Brisbane

Cameron Rayner was selected by the Brisbane Lions on Friday night. Photo: Getty

Cam Rayner keen to show why is Lions picked him at No.1

Former Richmond forward punts on NFL career

Ben Lennon is set to try his fortunes as an NFL punter.

Former Tigers forward Ben Lennon eyes NFL career

Ablett lines up in Cats colours

Gary Ablett warms up with the Geelong Cats.

Gary Ablett joins Geelong teammates at training

Matildas embrace ‘tough’ Asian Cup draw

Sam Kerr will be an integral part of the Matildas’ push for the Asian Cup crown.

Japan, South Korea, Vietnam lie in wait at Asian Cup in Jordan

Socceroos face off in EPL clash

Aaron Mooy will face fellow Socceroo Matthew Ryan in the EPL this weekend.

Socceroos' clash to highlight Huddersfield-Brighton showdown

Cahill opens up on City exit

Tim Cahill quit Melbourne City earlier this week. Picture: Getty Images

Tim Cahill opens up on his exit from Melbourne City

Ronaldo wins record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo with his record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or award

Ronaldo trumps Messi for Ballon d'Or

FIFA puts hold on FFA takeover strategy

FFA chairman Steven Lowy speaks at a media conference.

FIFA plans 'working group' in bid to bring warring parties together

Lowy, FFA avoid sack but FIFA firmly in charge

FFA chairman Steven Lowy has been given a vote of confidence by FIFA.

Steven Lowy, FFA survive sack threat but FIFA takes control i

‘Was that for real?’: Gayle leaves world in awe

Chris Gayle returned to form with a vengeance.

Chris Gayle explodes in record-breaking T20 knock

English cricket a ‘f***ing embarrassment’

It hasn’t been a great tour for England.

Kevin Pietersen lashes out after latest Ashes incident

Dropped star ‘poured drink over Anderson’

Ben Duckett has been suspended by England.

England suspends star in fresh tour controversy

Aussie’s racist ‘kebab shop’ sledge

Moeen Ali of England catches Mitchell Starc of Australia on Day 4 of the Second Test match between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Moeen Ali has revealed he had a racist comment directed at him

Poms’ humiliating 140-year low exposed

Three runs is not enough.

England’s batting frailties exposed by alarming batting failure

‘Don’t like rumours I’m hearing’

All’s fair in love and war.

Ex-England ace Bob Willis has accused Aussies of ‘personal’ sledging

Diamonds waiting on Sharni Layton green light

Australian netballer Sharni Layton is waiting clearance to rejoin the Diamonds as they up their preparations for the Commonwealth Games

Sharni Layton named for return

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during game one of the 2016 Constellation Cup.

Defender named in squad to tour in January next year.

Laura Langman leaves Sunshine Coast Lightning

OUT: Laura Langman has decided to leave the Sunshine Coast Lightning and return to New Zealand.

ONE of the Lightning's top players has decided to leave

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

Gabi Simpson regains possession for the Diamonds in their battle against the Silver Ferns. Source: AAP

"We put everything out there in those last four games”

It's Kiwis and us for Games gold

Australia's Caitlin Bassett (centre) says it will be a Diamonds-New Zealand final for the netball gold medal at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Bassett says it's Australia and New Zealand for Games gold medal

Perfect start for Sunshine Coast Lightning, says coach

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Super Netball grand final over the Giants in June.

Grand final rematch perfect start for Lightning.

Super Mum back to play Super Netball

Laura Geitz (second from right) is making a return to Super Netball.

Laura Geitz to make netball comeback.

Racing the scales to stay under weight

Two of the Sunshine Coast's best jockeys weigh in on their body battles

Winx owners eyeing another Plate

Winx had to dig in to win her third weight-for-age championship. Picture: David Caird

Winx owner says champion mare may target a record fourth Cox Plate

Almandin headlines Lloyd’s Zipping assault

Almandin, front, with jockey Kerrin McEvoy board wins the Melbourne Cup horse racing at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Heartbreak City, rear, came second. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Williams wants to win race named after one of his favourite horses

premium_icon Williams already planning next Melbourne Cup raid

Horses

Lloyd Williams begins quest for seventh Melbourne Cup

Jockey suspended over horse punch

Horses

Jockey Dylan Cabouche suspended after punching horse prior to race

SHEIKH IT OFF: Ultimate Cup loser’s $1.1b fail

The Melbourne Cup’s greatest tragic.

Racing giant has lost $614 million chasing success in Australia

Lucky charm lifts Corey Brown to Cup glory

Winning jockey Corey Brown kisses the Melbourne Cup trophy. Picture: AP

Brown walked into Flemington with a gold nugget in his jacket pocket