NRRRL WRAP: Bombers still in it

TOUGH  AS NAILS: Lower Clarence captain-coach Dan Randall carts the ball up against Murwillumbah at Yamba.

Upset win keeps Evans Head in finals contention

Reverse handicap sees experience beat youth

REVERSE HANDICAP: The Ballina Masters Cycling Club held a rolling start for their reverse handicap at South Ballina.

Cycling masters beat youngsters in a reverse handicap

Juniors make their mark

Coffs carnival a first for juniors

'Pencil' rewrites records

NRRRL referee Peter "Pencil” O'Connor back at Oakes Oval, Lismore, where he controlled his first game of rugby league on the Northern Rivers 27 years ago.

'Pencil' reaches milestone.

Rail trails attract millions of tourism dollars

RAIL TRAIL FUN: Celebrating the Brisbane Valley rail Trail Experience. Rail trails around the world can be of economic benefit to regional areas as they attract locals and international tourists.

Rail trails can be an economic boost to regions

Standford ready to roar at home track of Kyogle

HOT WHEELS: Northern Rivers dynamo Lachy Stanford will compete in the 2017 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) that will take place July 22-23 July, in Kyogle NSW,

Northern Rivers rider looks for championship win in Kyogle

Do you fancy a run to Bruns from Byron?

The annual Brunswick to Byron fun run is on again.

Running is fun with friends and you can get a great discount

Woods fires back at Gould over criticism of Blues

Aaron Woods of the Blues during State of Origin game two.

More fuel has been poured on the State of Origin fire.

NSWRL hits back at claims of Blues Origin drama

New South Wales Blues players Blake Ferguson (left) and Josh Dugan.

Group has released a statement addressing a host of claims.

Mal's rebuke: 'They didn't come up when it mattered'

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga.

Australian coach's stinging criticism of NSW.

Hodges wants Blues' 'booze brothers' ban

NSW State of Origin players Blake Ferguson (left) and Josh Dugan at the Blues training camp.

Queensland great takes aim at NSW players

The Blues stars on the chopping block for 2018

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley speaks to the media.

Heads will roll from within the player group.

NSW hid drunk players before Origin III, says Ray Hadley

Dugan and Ferguson are in hot water again.Source:The Daily Telegraph

“We can’t have the lunatics running the asylum..."

Rafter’s dismally sad admission

THERE'S a major problem with Australian tennis today - kids have nobody to look up to.

Timing the key to athlete's gold medal win

GOLD: Australia's Madison de Rozario celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 5000m T54 on day nine of the IPC World ParaAthletics Championships.

Aussie racer wins gold and silver at world titles

Lyon says Hawkins' form is part of Geelong's problems

OUT OF TOUCH: Geelong's Tom Hawkins is in a form slump, says Garry Lyon.

Garry Lyon says Geelong's talls are coming up short

Reynolds in boozy pub incident

INVESTIGATION: Josh Reynolds is at the centre of the NRL's latest boozy incident.

Bulldog Josh Reynolds is in strife after an incident in a Sydney pub

Another golden day for young sprinter

GOLDEN GIRL: Riley Day (pictured during the 100m semi-final) helped lead Australia to gold in the Mixed 4x100m Relay at the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games.

Schoolgirl sprinter wins gold again

Opals open FIBA Asia Cup with victory

OPALS DEBUT: Alanna Smith (pictured in action for the Stanford Cardinal) made her Opals debut in the side's 78-54 win over Korea in the FIBA Asia Cup.

Opals win FIBA Asia Cup opener

Why Cathy Freeman broke down after winning gold in 2000

Cathy Freeman reacts after winning gold at the 2000 Olympics.

“I just remember leaning over... and just shaking my head.”

Pakistan women have come a long way from death threats

Pakistani cricketers celebrate the dismissal of India's Harmanpreet Kaur during the ICC Women's World Cup.

Two decades since debuting they come up against Australia again.

Anasta spills on the off-field dramas at Roosters, Tigers

Roosters player Braith Anasta questions referee Alan Shortall in 2012.

Retired star players 288 games across three clubs.

'I did not think this would ever happen in my wildest dreams'

Giants defender Bec Bulley. Photo: Getty Images

Bulley prepares for Super Netball premliminary final with Giants

Cathy Freeman finds her love for athletics again

Former track and field athlete Cathy Freeman is a 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ambassador.

Golden girl is an ambassador for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Firebirds legend has no regrets about retirement

Former players Clare McMeniman (left) and Laura Geitz celebrate a Firebirds win.

Clare McMeniman is loving the new Super Netball competition.

Rocket can't take a trick with Gold Coast Suns

Rodney Eade may only have six games left in charge of the Suns.

Does veteran coach deserve one last chance to make Suns a success

Origin victory answers an NRL premiership question

Cameron Munster proved his worth for the Maroons during State of Origin game three.

Can any team seriously pose a threat to Melbourne?

Blues need to discover Maroons' killer attitude

Jarryd Hayne  is tackled by Josh McGuire.

It was a good old-fashioned rugby league ambush.

Michael Ennis: Blues must learn from loss

UNDER PRESSURE: Jarryd Hayne (pictured right with Nathan Peats) must step up for NSW at Suncorp Stadium.

NSW can feel confident for series-decider, writes ex-Origin star.

Justin Hodges: Maroons inspired to win for JT

Ben Hunt makes a break during a Maroons State of Origin training session at Langlands Park in Brisbane.

Players want to honour a Maroons legend in Johnathan Thurston.

New chapter in classic Ford versus Holden battle

ON PACE: DJR Team Penske drivers Scott McLaughlin (front) and reigning champion Fabian Coulthard (left) will be among the favourites to claim line honours at the Watpac Townsville 400 this weekend.

Motorsport's great rivalry is alive and well, writes Mark Skaife.

Smith injury concern just storm in tea cup

Cameron Smith is set to miss just one match for the Storm after being injured in Saturday night's win over the Raiders.

Melbourne skipper to make earlier-than-expected return

Widdop shines as Dragons unearth new star

Playmaker Gareth Widdop looks for support during the Dragons' Round 20 win over the Sea Eagles in Wollongong.

Dragons skipper steals show before rookie fullback comes to the fore

Sharks skipper signals end is near

Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen has signed to play with the Sharks in 2018.

Gallen says contract could be his last after signing new deal

Stuart risks fine after slamming referees

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart reacts during the loss to the Melbourne Storm.

Raiders coach blasts refs after Storm ends finals hopes

Sharks and Rabbitohs lose key men after clash

James Maloney of the Sharks tackles Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs.

James Maloney and Sam Burgess both looking at time out.

Late Cowboys sucker punch ruins Warriors' season

Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys proves a handful for the Warriors defence at 1300SMILES Stadium.

It was a gutsy performance from two sides missing key men.

Horror injury overshadows Dogs' triumph in Cairns

Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs clashes with Callunm Ah Chee of the Suns.

Veteran Dale Morris suffered a career-threatening blow against Suns.

Key forward lifts flat Bombers to win over Roos

Cale Hooker of the Bombers scores a goal against the Kangaroos.

Cale Hooker came alive in the last term with four goals.

Demons turn up the heat in defeat of Power

Demons players Jack Viney (left) and Tom McDonald react after McDonald kicked a goal.

Melbourne's pressure around the ball "first-class”.

Juggernaut Rams overcome young Cobras

Despite a Herculean performance, striker Aaron Walker of the Byron Bay's Northern Hotel Rams couldn't break the Casino defence.

Byron's teams continue to dominate the Football FNC championships

Wanderers bring back hometown favourite

Western Sydney Wanderers signing Mark Bridge.

Mark Bridge has signed a deal to rejoin Tony Popovic's squad.

Talented teens join Matildas squad

TOP STRIKE: Australia's Ellie Carpenter celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal in her side's Algarve Cup game with China earlier this year.

Matildas add teenage rookie to side

Thistles back to their best

Alstonville striker Jacob Arthur and Goonellabah captain Matt Graham with some fancy footwork at Weston Park on Saturday.

Finals chances boosted

Wide Bay's credentials questioned as NPL fallout continues

The logo for Wide Bay Buccaneers, Football Queensland Wide Bay's proposed Queensland Premier League team.

Some clubs aren't happy Wide Bay was granted a NPL licence.

How the grass is always greener helping others

Norbridge Park groundkeepers, L-T Cecil Newman and Bryan Graff.

Rocky retirees getting a kick out of groundskeeping

Fact from fiction: the truth behind cricket's great sledges

West Indies great Viv Richards.

Some cricket yarns are so good they'll never die.

Aussie cricketers chasing big target at World Cup

Opener Nicole Bolton has been among the stars for Australia with the bat at the Women's World Cup in England.

Allrounder says Aussies batters aiming up at Women's World Cup

England first through to cricket World Cup final

England's Anya Shrubsole celebrates with teammate Jenny Gunn after hitting the winning runs in the Women's World Cup semi-final against South Africa.

England edges out South Africa in semi-final thriller

Sri Lankan cricket veteran has Shane Warne in his sights

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates taking the wicket of Zimbabwe's Hamilton Masakadza.

Rangana Herath has forged a career any bowler would be proud of.

Joe Root's England falls apart handing Test to South Africa

GOODBYE JOE: South Africa's Chris Morris celebrates bowling England captain Joe Root for eight in the Second Test at Trent Bridge

Joe Root has problems after his England's second Test collapse

National netball team to be called Samsung Diamonds

THE national netball team will be named the Samsung Diamonds as part of a naming rights deal announced by the electronics giant.

Champion outfit will have time on its side next time around

FORCEFUL: Geva Mentor of the Lightning competes for the ball during a Super Netball match against the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Captain was a stifling presence as goal keeper

Geitz 'missed being part of the Firebirds family'

Laura Geitz celebrates with Firebirds team mates after winning the grand final match of the 2016 ANZ Championship

Australian great will return to action next Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz to return to netball for 2018

Laura Geitz will make her comeback for the Queensland Firebirds in next year’s Suncorp Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz is returning to netball to give back to the sport

Lightning star struck out of Commonwealth Games team

Laura Langman in action for the Sunshine Coast Lightning during the Super Netball grand final.

Alexander disappointed Langman ruled out of Commonwealth Games team

Title-winning Lightning stars will be back to defend crown

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Suncorp Super Netball grand final.

All 10 players will be returning for 2018.

Goal attack looks forward to another season at Lightning

GOAL ATTACK: Lightning's Stephanie Wood will play for the side again in 2018.

'It is (now) about looking forward to 2018.'

Top Sydney stable primed for raid on Queensland Cup

RICHARD of Yorke finished half-a-length behind Plot Twist at Randwick a month ago.

Supply and Demand hangs on to win Grafton Cup

Supply and Demand wins the Grafton Cup.

Jockey says horse's toughness gave him the edge

Win a $50,000 Mother's Gift

Shoreline, ridden by Matthew Paget, cruises to a win in the $50,000 Mother's Gift at Grafton.

Shoreline had a comfortable win in the opening race at Grafton Cup

Monstar makes a meal of it

CLOSE CALL: Calanda strides forward to win the 2017 Ramornie Handicap at the Grafton July carnival

The Monstar throws away its chance

Trainer predicts bright future for Meteorologist

Jockey Paul Hammersley (right) has been booked for six rides at Grafton.

Grafton Cup forecast looks good for Meteorologist says Wilson

Shadow tipped to grab spotlight

Tim Clark will ride Hostwin Shadow at Hawkesbury.

Jockey gives Moore good vibes for Hostwin Shadow at Hawkesbury

Trainer chases winning double at Taree

Top jockey Matthew Paget will return to ride Superlight at Taree today.

MacDonald to make late call on Kailenny as he eyes winning double

Spieth's Open win has him in rarefied company

Jordan Spieth shook off the memory of his Masters implosion last year to win the British Open after recovering from a horror front nine

Day fires back after ice cream and movie

Australia's Jason Day prepares to putt on the 4th green  at Royal Birkdale

Aussie back in contention at British Open

Aussies blown away in second round of British Open

Australia's Adam Scott watches his shot off the ninth tee during the second round of the British Open.

American Jordan Spieth is now the outright leader at six-under.

Aussies in the hunt after first round of British Open

Australia's Aaron Baddeley on the fifth tee during the first round of the British Open.

VIDEO: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar share lead.