Broncos coach Wayne Bennett and Maroons captain Cameron Smith were among the mourners who paid tribute to fallen Sunshine Coast player James Ackerman. Katrina Blowers reports.

The Hockeyroos are one win away from qualifying for next year's Rio Olympics. They advanced to the last four of the World League semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Italy.

Wallabies superstar Israel Folau says he's found a happy home after signing a new three-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union.

The Hawks have had a number of suspensions and fines this year, which is a real return to the unsociable Hawks, and Buckley says to bring it on.

New South Wales hooker Robbie Farah was told he couldn't board a flight to Coffs Harbour, while his understudy, Michael Ennis, will fight a high tackle charge.

The US Women's Soccer Team is going to the Women's World Cup finals after beating Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night. The team will play either Japan or England in Vancouver on Friday. (July 1)