Right To Roam ready to run in $25,000 Beef Week Cup

The Beef Week Cup is one of the biggest races on the Casino Racing Club calendar.

Horse 'jumping out of his skin' after 35-day break.

Byron teen rides wave of success all the way to US

Byron Bay surfer Kyuss King won the junior section of the Volcom TCT Australian Championship at North Narrabeen in Sydney. He has now qualified to compete in America.

Kyuss King scores places in international surfing comps.

FANTASTIC FIVE: Top rugby union players in our region

Byron Bay flanker Craig Wallace on the run in a FNC Rugby game against Lismore City. Wallace has been in top form for Byron this season.

Local players who have stood out in their games this month.

LOOKING BACK: FNC Baseball starts 2000 in fine form

Former FNC Baseball player Matt Gahan was spotted at the International Baseball League Australia Tournament and signed by the New York Mets. Later he played for Australia at the World Baseball Tournament and the International Baseball Federation Inter-Continental Cup.

First installment in new series on the game's growth in the region.

Maclean’s footy girls take home shield

Members of the Maclean High School girl’s rugby league team who played at St John’s College Woodlawn yesterday.

Defending champions retain comp named after their teacher who died.

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Aaron Woods talks up respect for Maroons

Aaron Woods passes as Robbie Farah looks on during a Blues training session. Photo: AAP Image

Woods is not one of those trash talkers.

Morgan at the ready after Cronk injury scare

Concerned ... Cooper Cronk is taken from training after sustaining an ankle injury at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast. Photo: AAP Image/Dave Hunt

Star Maroons halfback injured at training on the Gold Coast.

Get your poster of Cam Smith

Cameron Smith, the most Origin games by a Queenslander.

The Queensland Times has marked Cameron Smith's pending record

GI excited by potential of Oates partnership

READY FOR ACTION: Dane Gagai (left) tackles debutant player Corey Oates during a Maroons training session at Sanctuary Cove yesterday.

Inglis will link up with Oates.

Concussion unlikely to stop Farah

Robbie Farah should be right to play for the Blues next week.

Robbie Farah is no stranger to injury around Origin time.

Nervous times for Blues coach Laurie Daley

Laurie Daley looks on during a New South Wales Blues training session. Photo: AAP Image

Coaching career will more than likely live or die on his team

WHO refuses to move Olympic Games despite Zika emergency

More than 145 public health experts signed an open letter to the World Health Organization on Friday, May 27, 2016 asking the U.N. health agency to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the ongoing Zika outbreak. The letter calls for the games to be delayed or relocated “in the name of public health.”

WHO has rejected calls to relocate or postpone the Olympic Games

"Ginger Ninja" Ed Quirk keen to extend Japanese stay

Rugby Union

FORMER Reds star Ed Quirk wants to stay at the Sunwolves.

Doctors call for 2016 Olympics to be moved due to Zika virus

Mosquito

Open letter sent to World Health Organisation.

Eagle Josh Hill glows with indigenous pride ... boots and all

Josh Hill (second from right) with West Coast teammates.

JOSH Hill was probably always destined to become an Eagle.

Nadal's withdrawal takes everyone by surprise

The left-handed Nadal made the announcement at a hastily arranged news conference Friday, one day before he would have been scheduled to play his third-round match.

No one saw it coming and social media blew up

Hawks out to prove they’re still a cut above

Taylor Duryea is looking forward to playing his first game at the Gabba.

Hawks to make their first appearance in Brisbane since '08.

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

Brad Thorn's cross-code success all down to his dad

FLASHBACK: Brad Thorn in action for the Broncos in 2007.

Brad Thorn's success is due to some tough love from his late father.

Hawks becoming only Rough chance of flag success?

Jarryd Roughead has a bigger battle on his hands than trying to help Hawthorn win a fourth premiership in a row.

Hawthorn’s fight to win a fourth-straight flag put into perspective.

Cloke heads the AFL’s biggest underachievers, so far

On the outer ... Believed to be somewhere around $800,000 a season, Travis Cloke is the most expensive player in the VFL. Photo: Michael Dodge/Getty Images.

HINDSIGHT’S a wonderful thing, especially in sport.

Play it again Sam and don’t moan

Sam Thaiday of the Broncos

Play it again Sam and don't moan

Lots of admiration for accidental hero Nathan Peats

Nathan Peats talks to the media this week. Photo: AAP Image.

Peats was a genuine breath of fresh air.

Leppitsch hope takes beating in Brisbane

The Brisbane Lions did nothing to help the cause of AFL in Queensland. Photo: AAP Image.

Craig Lambert takes all manner of avenues to try and lift his boys.

EXPLAINER: Why Parramatta Eels fell foul of the rules

The Parramatta Eels club is under fire for rorting the salary cap.

Explaining TPAs is far from simple

Aaron Woods talks up respect for Maroons

Aaron Woods passes as Robbie Farah looks on during a Blues training session. Photo: AAP Image

Woods is not one of those trash talkers.

Morgan at the ready after Cronk injury scare

Concerned ... Cooper Cronk is taken from training after sustaining an ankle injury at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast. Photo: AAP Image/Dave Hunt

Star Maroons halfback injured at training on the Gold Coast.

GI excited by potential of Oates partnership

READY FOR ACTION: Dane Gagai (left) tackles debutant player Corey Oates during a Maroons training session at Sanctuary Cove yesterday.

Inglis will link up with Oates.

Concussion unlikely to stop Farah

Robbie Farah should be right to play for the Blues next week.

Robbie Farah is no stranger to injury around Origin time.

What’s next in rep football for DCE?

WHERE NEXT? Daly Cherry-Evans.

What's next in rep football for DCE?

McGuire can’t wait for Origin opener

READY FOR GALLEN: Josh McGuire.

Josh McGuire ready for Origin opener

Kosta wants victory for perfect ending

Kosta Barbarouses will play his last game for Melbourne Victory tonight.

Kosta wants last victory for happy ending.

Goonellabah stuns Byron Bay with a late winner

An upset in the soccer ladder over the weekend.

Goonellabah has thrown the minor premiership race wide open

Bangalow Bluedogs bow out of soccer knockout

ON THE MOVE: Bangalow's Josh Cole and Scott Fuller get the Bluedogs’ attack moving against Urunga in the FFA Cup game at Bangalow on Saturday.

Bangalow has bowed out of the FFA Cup soccer knockout

FA Cup win would cap individual career for Jedinak

Mile Jedinak  celebrates victory after the FA Cup semi final match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images.

Jedinak's side to take on Man United.

The most Tweeted about moments from the Premier League

Wayne Rooney

The Premier League in Tweets - the moments that moved the thumbs

Big guns wrap up seasons in style

FC Barcelona's Luis Alberto Suarez from Uruguay celebrates after scoring his third goal against Granada during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

Zidane admits Barcelona deserved to win La Liga

Erring on the side of caution

SAD DEATH: Phillip Hughes died two days after he was struck by a short-pitch ball.

Erring on the side of caution

OPINION: One-off Test more like a big yawn fest

Sunshine Coast Daily staff journalists.Scott SawyerPhoto: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

I’m going to do something I don’t tend to do much.

Cricket: Tom Cooper hit for six as Redbacks cut batsman

Former Lismore cricketer Tom Cooper playing a Sheffield Shield game for South Australia. Cooper has not been offered a new contract after several seasons with the Redbacks.

Former Lismore cricketer Tom Cooper has been cut by the Redbacks

Greener pastures beckon in Tasmania for Lismore all-rounder

OUT OF THERE: Simon Milenko hits out in Brisbane club cricket. After failing to establish a place in the Queensland team, Milenko is heading for Tasmania to take up a contract with the Tigers next cricket season.

Opportunity is the key word for former Lismore all-rounder

The two batsmen who'll decide tonight's T20 world final

They're the two batsmen who'll decide the T20 World Cup

OUR SAY: 20 overs all too much for Aussies

India's Virat Kohli, left, and teammate MS Dhoni, right, are congratulated by Australia's James Faulkner after winning their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match by six wickets in Mohali, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

National team still not taking shorter form of game seriously

Netball carnival a good lead-up to state titles

NETBALLERS from around the district converged on Lismore yesterday for the inaugural Marie Mackney Memorial representative carnival.

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...

Lismore netballers honour life member with carnival

Rachael Toohey with the signed Queensland Firebirds netball that will be raffled at the Lismore netball carnival that has been named in honour of her late grandmother Marie Mackney.

Inaugural Marie Mackney Memorial Representative Carnival on Sunday

Chemistry has Verity Simmons in a Fever

Netball

FEVER wing attack Verity Simmons has bounced back after a tough 2015

Firebirds star Kim Ravaillion has point to prove

LOOKING BACK: Kim Ravaillion looks to pass in last season’s grand final against her old team the Sydney Swifts.

KIM Ravaillion has a point to prove against her former team.

Swifts’ win sets up a netball cracker

Under a cloud ... Firebirds sharpshooter Romela Aiken may be in doubt however. Photo: Getty Images.

It's all set up for a Firebirds and Swifts blockbuster rematch.