Young para-athlete on her way to represent NSW

Para-athletics Discus champ Caitlin Bargwanna qualifies to represent New South Wales

Discus champ Caitlin Bargwanna powers through to Nationals again

Pratt achieves rare golf feat for the second time

A well-struck tee shot from home player Barry Pratt at Lismore Workers Golf Club.

Barry Pratt, 78, shares advice on 'shooting your age'

Northern Rivers league player confirmed for 2017 NRL team

Northern United A-grader Theo Hippi (also pictured below), 19, has been selected to play for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Player keen to train hard and keep improving as he joins Sydney team

Greens fight and fuss but shark nets are coming

The NSW Government has vowed to reintroduce old-style mesh shark nets to North Coast beaches.

Mesh shark nets almost certain to arrive at North Coast beaches

It's time to set up a touch footy comp in Casino

PLAYERS SOUGHT: Steve Sun wants to get touch football going in Casino and is looking for community interest.

Steve Sun has been involved in touch football for 25 years

Karate juniors fight their way to success in their first bout

Students of the Northern Rivers Shukokai Karate Club. From left: Sempei Lachlan, Kane, Ruth, Frida, Tia, Emily, & Sensei Barry Potts (Head Instructor) with Imogen in front centre.

Locals compete at Gold Coast karate competition

New and old teams clash for charity

NEW TRICKS: Former Lismore Workers FC star Damien Keevers shows his younger brother Matt and current Redmen's coach Zac Crowley a few tricks during the game.

Fifth annual Brian Sharkey Memorial soccer game

Spring Tour is about learning, not playing, says Koroibete

Code-hopper Marika Koroibete isn't expecting to make his Test debut on the Spring Tour but is determined to make an impact with coaches and teammates.

Swans farewell second Richards brother

Xavier Richards of the Swans reacts after scoring a goal during Round 20.

Xavier Richards has been axed by the club.

'Andrew just needs to improve, frankly, off the field'

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks.

John Grant has told Andrew Fifita to start "behaving like an adult”.

Ex-Socceroos to square off as coaches

Goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne of Western Sydney has been under pressure this season.

Tony Popovic says Paul Okon was always destined to be a coach.

After 71 years, World Series returns to Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist hits an RBI triple during the fifth inning of game two of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians.

Cubs and Indians head to Chicago with series locked at 1-1.

Ingles backs NBA exhibition Down Under

Utah Jazz player Joe Ingles, from Australia, dribbles down the court as the Phoenix Suns' Archie Goodwin defends.

Utah forward hopeful Australia will a host match in the near future.

Jockey Craig Newitt realising his hoop dreams

Craig Newitt celebrates after winning the Rosehill Guineas on Tarzino in March.

Jockey Craig Newitt says he was riding horses before he could walk.

Jeff Horn goes from bully fighter to world beater

Welterweight boxer Jeff Horn goes through some training moves after a press conference in Brisbane.

Aussie at No.3 in the WBO rankings and can go higher this month.

Chaz Mostert has another mountain to climb

Chaz Mostert is rapt to be back on the mountain.

Driver describes Mount Panorama as more akin to a roller-coaster.

Will Davison: Mountain high, history steep

FAMILY TRADITION: Will Davison will contest his 13th Bathurst 1000 this weekend on the track where he drove alongside the late great Peter Brock in 2004 and won with Garth Tander in 2009.

Bathurst holds a particularly special place in the heart of Davison

Meninga tackles his family's past

Rugby league great Mal Meninga traces his ancestry in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

League great keen to take on the challenge.

Bulldogs win helps drive Supercars star Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin is heading to Bathurst in pursuit of a maiden win on the famous circuit.

Rising star looking to conquer own mountain

No love lost between trans-Tasman rivals

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika.

Two old rivals cannot stand each other.

Second Brisbane team well worth considering

Miron Bleiberg during his time as Gold Coast United coach.

Consortium reportedly ready to put up the money for a second team.

Cahill sets the benchmark for nation's athletes

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City celebrates after scoring against the Victory.

In every respect Tim Cahill delivered on his A-League debut.

Still some big 'ifs' over Postecoglou's Socceroos

Tomas Rogic of Australia and Genki Haraguchi of Japan contest possession during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

Coach wants Australia to one day challenge for a World Cup.

Fans deserve better from superbrat Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios of Australia was warned by the umpire at the Shanghai Masters that he had to at least make out he was trying.

Aussie put in a bizarre display at the Shanghai Masters.

Good riddance Andrew, our game doesn't need you

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks celebrates following his team's win over the Storm in the NRL grand final.

Fifita was a controversial non-selection in the Kangaroos squad.

Meninga shuffles pack for Four Nations opener

Kangaroos forward Trent Merrin looks for a hole in the New Zealand defence during their clash in Perth earlier this month.

Coach names five debutants for clash with Scotland in Hull.

Hayne joins long list of stars at Nines

Jarryd Hayne at a press conference to announce he will be playing in the Auckland Nines next year.

Titans star will be lining up at next year's Auckland Nines.

League convert Koroibete named in Wallabies tour squad

Former Melbourne Storm player Marika Koroibete has made the Wallabies squad for their Spring Tour.

Koroibete is one of three new faces in the 32-man squad.

Kangaroos know Scotland will be 'a bit of a tricky game'

Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith at a press conference.

Cameron Smith says the Kangaroos will not under-estimate Scotland.

Big Sam's cross-code feat swept under the carpet

Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess will lead England in the Four Nations.

Burgess the first league-union-league convert to captain country.

Kangaroos gearing up for the unknown against Scotland

Josh Dugan of the Kangaroos is tackled during the Test match between Australian and the New Zealand Kiwis at nib Stadium in Perth earlier this month.

Australia will play the Bravehearts in Hull to start Four Nations.

Ablett offered to head back to Geelong, Suns reveal

Gary Ablett is unlikely to remain as Suns skipper in 2017.

Request was to help free up some salary cap space, says chairman.

Power and Suns confirmed for Shanghai showdown

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch.

Port Adelaide chairman hails landmark moment.

Green joins player exodus from the Lions

Josh Green in action for the Brisbane Lions this season.

Small forward deemed surplus to requirements.

Socceroos given extra time to impress

Luke Brattan of Melbourne City celebrates after scoring against the Melbourne Victory in round two of the A-League.

Five A-League players in the 30-man squad to face Thailand.

Sturridge double helps Liverpool into cup quarter-finals

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge takes a shot during the English League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

Striker has reminded manager Jurgen Klopp of his talents.

Roar won't back down from Glory challenge

Brisbane's Tommy Oar contests the ball with Nick Fitzgerald of the Mariners.

Perth has the reputation of being a physical side.

Messi and Ronaldo vying for award ... again

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo fights for the ball during a Champions League Group F soccer match between against Legia Warsaw at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

Ronaldo one of six Real Madrid players shortlisted for Ballon d'Or.

Conte hits back over humiliation claim

Chelseas team manager Antonio Conte, right, and Manchester Uniteds team manager Jose Mourinho talk after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte denies trying to humiliate Joe Mourinho

Messi the man for Barcelona

Barcelona's Lionel Messi kicks for the ball to score a penalty during the La Liga soccer match against Valencia at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia.

Win takes Barca to the top of La Liga.

Khawaja still in frame for first Test despite outburst

Usman Khawaja during a Queensland Bulls training session at the Gabba.

Batsman called selectors "fickle” in an article.

No fear for young Bulls

IN THE PINK: Chris Hartley is ready to face a near-Test line-up NSW team.

Chris Hartley says the Bulls will be strong this season.

Last chance for Khawaja, Burns to shine

Dropped Test batsmen Joe Burns (left) and Usman Khawaja will be looking for runs for Queensland against NSW at the Gabba.

Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns will be looking for runs against NSW

Alstonville bats lead fightback


Mison, Caught star in win over Cavaliers

Abe rocks Chargers' challenge

BANG, CRASH: Abe Crawford in action with the bat for his club Tintenbar-East Ballina in the Far North Coast  LJ Hooker League. Crawford flayed the Coffs Coast Chargers bowling attack to lead the Northern Rivers Rock to an easy win at Oakes Oval, Lismore, yesterday in the first round of the Plan B Regional Bash.

Plan B Regional Bash: Northern Rivers Rock vs Coffs Coast Chargers

Skipper's brilliant century sets up Country Cup win

Clarence batsman Jake Kroehnert during the Clarence rep cricket match at Ellem Oval between Clarence and Coffs on Sunday, 8th February, 2015. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

Dream start on home turf for Clarence River in knockout competition

Lightning to face acid test first up

BREAKING: TOUGH test first up for the Sunshine Coast's newest national team with a blockbuster first-round of the National Netball League for the Lightning.

Tough defence helps Diamonds finish series with a win

Australia celebrates its series defeat of New Zealand during game four of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Aussies edge Silver Ferns 49-45 in Invercargill.

Ferns preparing to unleash new tactic in series finale

Caitlin Bassett of Australia and Anna Harrison of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

New Zealand has trialled the new move in training this week.

Diamonds coach slams Channel Nine

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander speaks to her players.

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander slams push for two-point shot.

Diamonds coach concerned by burn-out despite Test win

Gabi Simpson of Australia challenges Grace Rasmussen of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Lisa Alexander believes the Constellation Cup schedule poses a risk.

Silver Ferns ready to host Diamonds

Gretel Tippett of the Diamonds looks to pass during game two of the Constellation Cup series in Launceston.

Third clash in series may be a survival of the fittest.

Silver Ferns shock Diamonds to level series

Laura Langman of the Silver Ferns is surrounded by Diamonds players during game two of the Constellation Cup series.

New Zealand stunned the world champions with a ferocious fightback.

Pentathlon will be 'peaking on Cup Day'

New Zealand trainer John Wheeler expects Pentathlon to be at his peak for the Melbourne Cup after running in the Lexus Stakes at Flemington.

Does it get any better than Derby Day?

Damian Lane rides Sacred Elixir to victory in the Super Vase at Moonee Valley on October 22.

Victoria Derby Day will feature four intriguing Group 1 races.

Five non-expert tips for picking a Melbourne Cup winner

Last year's Melbourne Cup winner Prince of Penzance with Jockey Michelle Payne.

FROM the girl who won the Melbourne Cup three years in a row.

Kiwis plan easy run for Pentathlon in Gold Cup

CHANGE OF PLAN: Connections hope new riding tactics will help Pentathlon (No.9) in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup.

Connections hoping change in tactics will put Pentathlon in the mix.

Hartnell ready to challenge Winx

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, goes through her paces in trackwork ahead of the Cox Plate.

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, is worthy of her place as favourite.

Punters can't get enough of Winx

Hugh Bowman (centre) rides Winx to victory in the Caulfield Stakes earlier this month.

The five-year-old to start the shortest-price favourite since 2010.

Yankee Rose bringing 'A-game' to Cox Plate, says trainer

Jockey Dean Yendall on Yankee Rose celebrates winning the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.

David Vandyke gives his dual Group 1 winner a chance.

Olympians join field for Australian PGA

Australia's Rio Olympics representatives Scott Hend and Marcus Fraser will join the field for the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast in December.

Scott hoping to go one better in Kuala Lumpur

Adam Scott was the runner-up at last year's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur.

The world No.6 was runner-up in Malaysia last year.

Ko gives caddie the boot

Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

World No.1 has split with Australian Jason Hamilton.

Woods 'can't push it' on road to recovery, says Day

Tiger Woods laughs with Jason Day before at last year's British Open at St Andrews in Scotland.

Jason Day says Tiger Woods will not be back on tour until next year.