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Teen cyclist wins on Commonwealth track

CHAMPION RIDER: At just 13 years, Hayley Oakes took out the National MTB series U15 event at Nerang in Queensland, beating some of the times in the women's U17 event.

Modest champions has nerves of steel

Spirit of cricket a shore thing

CARNIVAL CHAMPIONS: The young cricketers of North Shore were delighted to take out the Lismore Under-12 carnival final at Mortimer Oval yesterday.

North Shore continue their domination of carnival

Grace under pressure with state selection

RISING STAR: Caniaba cricketer Grace Parsons who is the assistant FNC Renegades coach has been selected for the NSW / ACT team.

Versatile all-rounder Grace Parsons in State country cricket squad

JETSKI BLITZ: Irresponsible riders under the spotlight

Jetski riders are being warned to be responsible on the water.

Avoid on-the-spot fines: behave on the water

Cricketers bowled over by Lismore U12 Carnival

STORMING IN: The FNC Thunder and Hawkesbury teams played in the Lismore Under-12 carnival yesterday. Hawkesbury won.

Sixers roll Renegades in the Lismore U12 Cricket Carnival

Lismore Turf Club plans heartfelt welcome for Scott Jones

WARM WELCOME: The Lismore Turf Club are planning a heartfelt welcome to their beloved secretary Scott Jones, who is recovering in Royal Brisbane Hospital after a gas explosion last year..

Vice president says Scott is recovering well after gas explosion

'Everyone will want to beat us': Swans stay positive

LISMORE SWANS: The men's and women's teams are fired up for the start of the 2018 AFL season.

It's going to be a tough year, but they're ready for the challenge

Djokovic breaks silence on Aus Open bombshell

NOVAK Djokovic has fired back at the media, saying he is not the “greedy” man reports have painted him as after a bombshell revelation.

premium_icon The Aussies you should be cheering on

Australian player Daria Gavrilova is daring to dream. Picture: David Caird

AUSSIE stars are daring to dream at Australian Open

Taumalolo’s big hint on international future

Jason Taumalolo of Tonga leads the Sipi Tau during the World Cup.

Jason Taumalolo’s big hint on international rugby league future

premium_icon Wanderers release skipper Cornthwaite

Robbie Cornthwaite (second right) has parted way with the Wanderers. Picture: AAP

Western Sydney Wanderers release skipper Robbie Cornthwaite

The GOAT: Star centre smashes MVP record

Townsville Fire captain Suzy Batkovic has won a record sixth WNBL MVP award. Picture: Shae Beplate

Suzy Batkovic claims her sixth WNBL MVP award in seven seasons

The classy mid Pies are ‘all excited about’

Daniel Wells had a frustrating 2017 campaign.

COLLINGWOOD veteran Daniel Wells raring to go

‘It sucks’: Titans star gutted by delayed start to 2018

Jarrod Wallace has vowed to maintain his aggressive ways in 2018. Photo: Dave Hunt

Titans prop Jarrod Wallace to maintain the rage despite suspension

Teen star faces his biggest test in Melbourne

Alex de Minaur  celebrates  at the   Sydney International .

Long tipped to be a star, Alex de Minaur is now in the spotlight

Mark Thompson’s spectacular fall from grace

Essendon training at the True Value Solar Centre, Tullamarine Mark Thompson Essendon Coach Pictures: Angie Basdekis

Thompson’s spectacular spiral from AFL star to drug trafficking scandal

'Big Three' complete an unprecedented treble

Billy Slater with the NRL trophy after the Storm's grand final win.

YEAR IN REVIEW: Smith, Slater and Cronk made clean sweep in 2017.

'I thought my Roar career was history'

Thomas Kristensen returns from injury for Brisbane Roar.

Roar midfielder Thomas Kristensen feared he would never play again

Larkin’s plan to overcome Rio disappointment

Mitch Larkin winner of the 200m backstroke final on day 1 of the Australian Swimming Championships at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre in Chandler, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Mitch Larkin could add the medley to his Commonwealth Games assault

premium_icon Bird: Why I had to leave the Sharks

Jack Bird is the latest big-name recruit to join Brisbane.

Jack Bird breaks silence on move to Brisbane Broncos from Sharks

Ashes surprise packet fulfills Lehmann prophecy

Mitchell and Shaun Marsh on the SCG honour board after their centuries against England on January 7, 2017.

Shaun Marsh has been absolutely spot on

It is easy to avoid the drama and enjoy sport

There's plenty to love about sport, you just have to look.

OPINION: Jarryd Hayne is not worth the Eels' time

WASTED TALENT: Jarryd Hayne looks on during the round 25 NRL match between the Titans and Bulldogs.

I was excited to see Jarryd Hayne return to the NRL.

OPINION: Cronk clash at Adelaide is a waste

Sydney Roosters recruit Cooper Cronk could play his first game against Melbourne Storm at Adelaide.

The prospect of seeing Cronk play against Melbourne is unmissable.

Craddock: Top 10 batsmen since Bradman

Robert Craddock says Steve Smith is the best Aussie bat since Sir Donald Bradman

Top 10 Australian batsmen since Sir Donald Bradman

premium_icon NRL 2018: No Hodgson but Raiders are still title contenders

Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer must step up without Josh Hodgson. Picture: Kym Smith

5 reasons to be excited about the Raiders in NRL season 2018

Bigger is better: Broncos complete premiership puzzle

Josh McGuire returned for his first day of pre-season training with the Broncos on Monday. Photo: David Clark

Bigger bodies give Brisbane Broncos the squad needed to win first title in 12...

premium_icon ‘He wants to hurt players’: new Dog’s excitement

Aaron Woods is already looking comfortable in the blue and white of the Bulldogs.

Aaron Woods excited about fresh start at Canterbury Bulldogs

premium_icon Peter Wallace to lead Panthers forward

Peter Wallace will lead the Panthers in 2018. Picture: Phil Hillyard

Peter Wallace named Penrith Panthers captain for 2018 season

Why looming JT circus won’t hurt Cows

Johnathan Thurston at Cowboys training. Picture: Alix Sweeney

NRL 2018: Why impending Thurston farewell won’t affect Cowboys

Revealed: Why young rugby league star suddenly died

There has been an outpouring of grief around the world following the sudden passing of former Raider Kato Ottio. Photo: Brett Costello

Details emerge about death of Kato Ottio as Hunters halt training

premium_icon Ottio to be farewelled in PNG

Kato Ottio will be given an emotional farewell. Picture: David Buller/NRL Imagery

Kato Ottio to be farewelled at funeral in Papua New Guinea

Young Lion backed to be best of the new batch

The AFL draft class of 2017. Picture: Eugene Hyland

Cam Rayner backed to be the best first-year player in 2018

‘Bomber’ Thompson flees country after drug raid

Mark Thompson arriving back at his home in Port Melbourne.

AFL legend Mark “Bomber” Thompson spotted leaving the country

Cousins in ‘good spirits’, job part of parole

Ben Cousins has been offered a part-time job at West Coast.

Ben Cousins in ‘good spirits’ following release from jail

Mitch’s late bid to be Socceroos’ No.1

Mitch Langerak has joined Nagoya Grampus. Pic: Mark Evans

Langerak joins Japanese club Nagoya Grampus in hunt for Cup shirt

Ange Postecoglou begins Japanese adventure

Yokohama F Marinos new head coach Ange Postecoglou (right).

ANGE Postecoglou has promised success to Yokohama F. Marinos.

Reds manager: ‘What the F*** was that?’

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Stadium, in Liverpool, England, Sunday Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Liverpool ends Manchester City's unbeaten run.

Wenger: Sanchez could leave within 24-48hrs

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez didn’t travel to Bournemouth.

ARSENE Wenger has confirmed Alexis Sanchez could leave Arsenal.

Brisbane Roar makes call on Aloisi’s future

Brisbane Roar have guaranteed John Aloisi’s future is safe.

Brisbane Roar guarantee John Aloisi’s future at the club is safe

Ben Stokes charged over nightclub brawl

Ben Stokes carries two bats as he gets ready for a stint in the nets.

Ben Stokes says he is keen to clear his name after being charged

premium_icon Bravo bashes ‘crazy’ BBL scheduling

Dwayne Bravo wants a truncated Big Bash schedule.

West Indies superstar Dwayne Bravo slams ‘crazy’ Big Bash scheduling

Short blows Heat away for Hurricanes

Short was in superb form. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Short stars as Hobart Hurricanes smash Brisbane Heat by six wickets

Australia suffering Ashes hangover: Marsh

Mitch Marsh says Australia is suffering from an Ashes hangover.

Mitch Marsh says Australia is suffering from an Ashes hangover

ODI defeat forces Smith strategy ‘rethink’

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — JANUARY 14: Steven Smith, captain of Australia sleads his side onto the field during game one of the One Day International Series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 14, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Defeat by England at MCG forces Steve Smith to rethink Aussie strategy

Nine Aussies hit max reserve for IPL Auction

Glenn Maxwell is among nine Aussies given max reserve price for the IPL Auction

Nine Australians given maximum reserve price for IPL Auction

Geitz, Layton remain in Games mix

Coach Lisa Alexander says star defenders Laura Geitz and Sharni Layton “are still in the picture’’ for Comm Games selection after they miss out on Diamonds squad...

Geitz to train with Diamonds squad

Laura Geitz. Photo: Peter Wallis

Geitz trains with Diamonds as Commonwealth Games auditions ramp up

Bassett labels Diamonds 'underdogs' for Quad Series

HECTIC SCHEDULE: Caitlin Bassett, pictured  in action during the netball Constellation Cup between the New Zealand Silver Ferns and Australian Diamonds, is gearing up for the upcoming Quad Series.

CAITLIN Bassett believes the Australian Diamonds are "underdogs”.

Seminar aims to help sporting coaches kick goals

ON TARGET: The North Coast Academy of Sport held their 2017 Coaching Conference with some exceptional speakers for its 34 participants.

Two-day coaching conference shares expertise

Cloud over Layton’s Comm Games hopes

Sharni Layton in action for the Magpies.

Diamonds defender Sharni Layton cut from Australian squad

Diamonds strengthen No.1 status

The Australian Diamonds celebrate after winning the Constellation Cup.

Australia back on top of world.

Diamonds waiting on Sharni Layton green light

Sharni Layton in full throttle for the Magpies during Super Netball.

Sharni Layton waiting for green light to make Diamonds return

premium_icon Magic Millions could be held at night

SCORCHING temperatures have prompted racing bodies to consider moving the $10 million Magic Millions race meeting to the night to “revolutionise” the event

Ef Troop hoop pays price for early charge

Jockey Matthew McGillivray was suspended for a month for his ride on Ef Troop in the Magic Millions Classic.

Matt McGillivray cops one-month ban after Magic Millions mayhem

Lead-up to Classic deserves a boost

Sunlight grabbed the spotlight with her stunning win in the Magic Millions Classic. Picture: Adam Head

Why lead-up to Magic Millions Classic deserves a prizemoney boost

McEvoy sets sights on Golden Slipper after Sunlight’s Magic Millions romp

Sunlight will be aimed at the Golden Slipper after romping to victory in the Magic Millions Classic.

McEvoy sets sights on Golden Slipper after Sunlight’s Magic Millions romp

Sportsbet's horse Four Beers Please finishes last on debut

Four Beers Please, the horse bought by bookmaker Sportsbet to race for nearly 12,000 of its customers, has made an inglorious start to her racing career.

Horse owned by betting agency loses first race

Pierata is the hot favourite for the 3YO Guineas

Magic Millions horses on the beach at Surfers Paradise for the barrier draw and Commonwealth Games baton relay arrival. Champion jockey Hugh Bowman, carrying the Queen’s Baton. Picture: Nigel Hallett.

Arrestar was found to be lame in the near hind.

Bad signs for Cooroy Golf Club's sponsorship display

Cooroy Golf Club has been told to remove illegal advertising signs by New Year's Eve

Golfers teeing off Our House

Peter Warren from sponsors Somerville Laundry Lomax, Italo Stars president Warren Walker and Rebekka Battista from Our House announce the inaugural Italo Stars Football Club Charity Golf Day.

Soccer club raising money through golf

Aussie golfer suspended for doping violation

Mark Hensby hits from a trp during a PGA Tour event.

PGA Tour suspends Australian golfer Mark Hensby for doping violation

Australian golfer suspended for doping violation

Mark Hensby of Australia hits out of a sand trap

AUSTRALIAN golfer suspended for a yea