Two men, 28 countries, 300 days for a world record

UK mates George Agate, 23, and John Whybrow, 24, cycled through the Northern Rivers as part of their aim to circumnavigate the world on a tandem bike

Two mates make their way through the Northern Rivers by tandem bike

Tyler gets it Wright in Hawaii

WINNING WAY: Tyler Wright in the quarter-finals of the Maui Pro at Honolua Bay in Hawaii.

New surf champ finishes her year in style

Commercial fishers get extension, but it makes no difference

Ballina trawler harbour.

Deadline extended for NSW fishers buying back into the industry

Funeral for 'very special' leader and hero

The funeral for Hans Nico Battaerd was attended by many friends and family and saw a guard of honour formed by the local cycle club and fire fighters.

Hans Battaerd, 59, was killed in a cycling accident at Ballina

Scoring runs rarely a problem for the 'Bar

PLENTY OF PULL: Luke Hamilton, who is part of a strong Tintenbar-East Ballina batting line-up in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket.

Return of experienced all-rounder will add to team's batting depth

Baird bunny-hops on bicycle ID plan

New laws for passing cyclists are now in place.

NSW Government puts brakes on plan to force cyclists to carry ID

Local athlete named as finalist for Paralympian of the Year

Katie Kelly wins gold at Rio Paraolympics. Pictured here with guide Michelle Jones.

Casino can make a claim to fame with Paralympian Katie Kelly

Murphy gunning for more gold as world titles resume

The soon-to-be 42-year-old, who has now played a record 554 games for Australia, will partner Kelsey Cottrell in the women's pairs

Hall reunited with Eade at Gold Coast Suns

Barry Hall is excited by the prospect of working with the Suns.

Ex champ to take on a specialist coaching role with the Suns.

Veteran Boyd by Bulldogs' bid for back-to-back flags

Matthew Boyd  during a Western Bulldogs training session at Whitten Oval.

Premiers excited to have skipper back in action

NZ coach backs players in Smith appeal bungle

Australian captain Steve Smith plays a shot while on his way to score 164 runs

Black Caps chose not to refer a loud lbw appeal

Aloisi needs to focus on Roar's battle with form

Roar player Jade North on the ground in the game between Melbourne City and Brisbane at AAMI Park.

Sometimes saying nothing is the best policy.

Steve Smith's dazzling 164 and super catch score win

Australian captain Steve Smith in fine form.

Australia can now reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee trophy

Youth bringing energy to burn off rivals - paceman

Queensland's Joe Burns (centre) celebrates with bowler Luke Feldman (second right) after dismissing New South Wales batsman Peter Nevill during the first day of their Sheffield Shield match at in October.

Luke Feldman credits young Bulls for turnaround.

Young gun Matt Renshaw fires up nerves of mum and dad

NEW BOY IN TOWN: Matt Renshaw poses at the Adelaide Oval this week.

Baby-faced son prepares to face up to a red-hot South Africa.

Johnson joins list of freak sporting injuries

Steve Johnson in action for the GWS Giants this season.

In wake of Giant's injury, we look at 10 other unlucky incidents.

Dark times made Johnson wish he was injured

Australia's Mitchell Johnson bowls to England's Ian Bell on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in 2015.

Bowler didn't want to play the game, let alone bowl for his country.

Ireland's win caps remarkable year of upsets

Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates after his side's win over New Zealand in Chicago.

Has there ever been a year like this?

Play it again, Sam: young Bull keen to keep impressing

Sam Heazlett of Queensland bats against Victoria at the Gabba last season.

Left-hander is fit and raring to go after an injury lay-off.

Camaraderie 'broke down' in Test team, reveals Ian Healy

Ian Healy will be back in the Channel Nine commentary box this summer.

Former keeper can't get his head around claims of in-fighting.

Keane a perfect fit for the A-League

Former Irish international striker Robbie Keane.

The Wanderers would appear to be favourites to sign Robbie Keane.

Buck stops with Kidwell after disappointing Four Nations

Shaun Kenny-Dowall of the Kiwis failed to repay his coach's faith in him.

If David Kidwell is to continue as Kiwis coach he'll need some help.

Kiwis flop on game's biggest stage

Australia's Josh Dugan looks to offload during the Four Nations final.

This felt like the bad old days against the Kangaroos.

Reformed Kangaroos give Barba a positive vibe

Josh Dugan in action for the Kangaroos.

Watching the Four Nations final should prove a door is still ajar.

Postecoglou must stick with those getting game time

Robbie Kruse of Australia and Pratum Chuthong of Thailand battle for the ball.

Where does Australia go now after poor showing in Thailand?

Flying Bird makes the Titans so much better

Former Titans player Greg Bird.

Bird the fourth most suspended player since the NRL was formed.

'Mr Fix-it' keen to ply his trade with Cowboys

Former Storm utility Ben Hampton has moved to the Cowboys.

Ben Hampton is ready for the latest chapter in his young NRL story.

OPINION: NRL pay dispute a disaster

Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.

OPINION: Tugboat gives his take on the NRL pay dispute

Eels insist Radradra will be with club in 2017

Semi Radradra of the Eels.

Confusion reigned after French outfit said it had signed winger.

NRL showdown talks on hold

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant.

Discussions over funding postponed indefinitely.

Hayne backs NRL duo to succeed in NFL

NRL players Valentine Holmes and Jason Taumalolo (right) speak to reporters in Los Angeles.

Ex-49er says youth will help Jason Taumalolo and Valentine Holmes.

Daley impressed with Ferguson's form

Australia's Blake Ferguson is caught by New Zealand's Jason Taumalolo (left) and Adam Blair.

Winger was named Australia's best player in the Four Nations.

Suns say talk of Ablett trade a 'beat-up'

Gold Coast Suns star Gary Ablett.

Gold Coast has dismissed talk Gary Ablett could be traded.

Gary Ablett to hand over Suns captaincy

Gary Ablett walks out to warm up prior to the round-one clash with Essendon this year.

Lynch, May set to lead the club

Queensland's rise in draft costs Tasmania

The top 10 draft picks presented during the AFL draft in Sydney.

Tasmania failed to have a player picked in draft.

Wanderers hitting their straps, says Popovic

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Coach confident his team is ready for a move up the A-League ladder.

Roar won't be bullied by City, says Aloisi

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi.

War of words continues between coaches.

Foord named best player in Asia

Caitlin Foord of Australia has been named the best footballer in Asia.

Sydney FC star claims AFC Player of the Year crown.

Victory enjoying time out of limelight

Marco Rojas of the Melbourne Victory celebrates after scoring against the Jets.

Kevin Muscat says he is happy for his team to fly under the radar.

Knee injury to keep Holman out for six weeks

Brett Holman of the Brisbane Roar.

The 32-year-old was set for minor surgery on a torn meniscus.

Arsenal boss concedes Southampton were too good for his side

Southampton's Jordy Clasie (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the English Football League Cup quarter-final against Arsenal at the Emirates in London.

Arsene Wenger has bemoaned Arsenal's "lack of urgency”.

Maxwell plays it smart for NZ series

Australia's Glenn Maxwell in action in a T20 international.

All-rounder will be holding himself back against Kiwis.

Siddle hoping age won't count against him with selectors

Australian bowler Peter Siddle.

Veteran paceman Peter Siddle admits to feeling the nerves.

Five of the best sporting moments from November

HOWZAT: Lismore cricketer and St John's College Woodlawn student Jack Cooper hit 11 consecutive sixes on his way to an unbeaten 216

Cream of the crop from across the codes

Finch hoping to carry Shield form to ODIs

Aaron Finch bats for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at the MCG.

Batsman says runs in any form of the game are a confidence boost.

Slater backs Marsh for recall in Gabba Test

Shaun Marsh raises his bat after hitting a half-century for Australia against South Africa in Perth.

Former opener says the veteran should take place of Matt Renshaw.

Inexperienced Black Caps chasing No.1 ranking

Martin Guptill is one of the Black Caps' most experienced campaigners.

New Zealanders preparing for defence of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

Queensland Firebirds wing attack Caitlyn Nevins has heaped the pressure on new rival Collingwood ahead of the 2017 Super Netball season.

Netball competition gets a name

Caitlin Bassett, right, will be one of the stars of the newly named Super Netball competition.

Australia's new-look netball league will be called Super Netball.

Pettitt to return to Diamonds after three-year absence

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during the Constellation Cup netball series last month.

Coach names squad of 12 for Quad Series in South Africa and England.

Lightning to face acid test first up

PRIMED: Geva Mentor is itching to play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

First round of National Netball League has been revealed

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.

Voltaire sheds light on scorching track

A recent form slump has had Lee scratching his head but a return to the winner's circle could have Voltaire Lumiere set for another metro run.

Top English jockey to ride for Godolphin down under

Jockey James Doyle at Warwick Farm in 2015.

James Doyle has ridden 17 Group 1 winners in four countries.

Veteran race caller Greg Miles set to retire

Racer caller Greg Miles in the broadcast box at Moonee Valley last year.

The voice of Victorian racing has called the most Melbourne Cups.

Racing for a good cause

All bets are on a great Lennox Head Cup

Oliver's hometown hopes rest on Mackintosh

Jockey Damien Oliver will ride Mackintosh in the Railway Handicap in Perth.

Race win has eluded jockey despite his annual visits to Perth.

Top jockey wants Justice in Railway Stakes

Junoob, ridden by Douglas Whyte

South African heading to Perth

Early start no problem for clubhouse leader

Ashley Hall is on target to achieve his dream of a European Tour card after surviving an unusually early wake-up call to set the pace at the Australian PGA.

Tiger shows glimpses of brilliance in return to action

Tiger Woods reacts after missing putt on the 11th hole during the first round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Former world No.1 had four birdies in the opening eight holes.

Mind over matter as Dodt takes lead at PGA

Australian Andrew Dodt during round one of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

Golfer thought of quitting tour before seeing a sports psychologist.

Woods eyeing victory in comeback tournament

Tiger Woods will return to action in the Hero World Challenge.

Tiger Woods hasn't played on the US PGA Tour for 15 months.