Kingaroy driver defends state title

CHAMPION: Benjamin Stead defending his NSW title.

Kingaroy driver defends state title against odds.

Weekend of campdraft at Burrandowan

ON THE GO: Holly Dawson at the Burrandowan Campdraft.

It was a successful weekend of campdraft at Burrandowan.

Fun for all at swimming

Isabella Marshall, Lily Perkins and Abby Perkins at the Yarraman swimming carnival.

Clubs came together for the Yarraman swimming carnival.

Ready to kick off footy season

FOOTY FUN: Players at the Kingaroy leaguetag competition.

Players in Kingaroy are preparing for the new season.

Getting more girls on court

SKILLS: Tash Calvertey playing for Nanango.

More girls will be on court in Nanango this season.

Cracking effort to be best in the state

CRACK UP: Meg Wernecke, Jack Maudsley and Molly Wernecke impressed at the state championships.

Students competed at the state whip cracking championships.

Fun on the field at Auskick

Kids listen to instructions at Auskick in Kingaroy.

Auskick started in Kingaroy and Nanango this week.

Aussie skier stands tall in downhill event

Australian skier Greta Small fought off the flu to claim a top-20 finish in the women's downhill event at JeongSeon Alpine Centre

Thorn’s monster gamble, Quade’s replacement

Jono Lance will start at five-eighth for the Reds. Picture: QRU/Brendan Hertel

Jono Lance fills Quade Cooper void, Izack Rodda returns from injury

Border wants Smith replaced as captain

We could see something very different at Eden Park.

Allan Border has called for David Warner to take T20 captaincy.

Stewards could retest frozen Mosheen samples

Racing NSW chief steward Marc Van Gestel. Picture: Jenny Evans

RACING NSW hasn’t ruled out retesting frozen swab samples.

Ref smash gets former NRL player banned

Referee Phil Bentham is attended to by trainers.

Chris Houston suspended after colliding with ref.

Kerby's switch from road racing to track reignited career

Australia's Jordan Kerby celebrates after winning the men's individual pursuit final at the World Track Cycling championships in Hong Kong, Friday, April 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

"It's been a long slog to get to this point."

NRL to introduce conversion shot-clock

Cameron Smith of the Storm kicks a conversion during the NRL qualifying final between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels at AAMI park in Melbourne, Saturday September 9, 2017. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

THE NRL will introduce a new shot-clock.

Gift Scotty wants to give Australia is white, not gold

Scotty James of Australia.

Australian snowboarder throws down gauntlet to superstar rival

Backyard wrestles and PS4 forging Red V’s next big thing

Luciano Leilua during St George Illawarra Dragons training at WIN Stadium.

Backyard wrestles and PS4 battles forging Red V’s next big thing

Back off Melbourne — Simmons belongs to Newcastle

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Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is a Novocastrian

Lutkins and Lions ready to do battle in AFLW

COURAGE: Kate Lutkins was a dominant force for the Brisbane Lions in the first season of AFLW.

Lions looking for grand final revenge against Crows

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

'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.

‘Disrespectful’: Roos great’s fury over torn-up pitch

Coopers Stadium. Picture: Bianca De Marchi

John Kosmina slams the decision to play AFLX at Coopers Stadium

Wade's low blow in Big Bash final humiliation

Matthew Wade’s dismal summer got even worse.

What happened to Matthew Wade in the BBL final?

OPINION: Why I'm tired of Tomic

Tomic, at 25-years-old, needs a break from the spotlight.

Open admiration: All aboard the Chung bandwagon

Hyeon Chung will battle Roger Federer for a spot in the Australian Open final.

Matt Seaniger climbs on board as Hyeon Chung prepares for Federer

OPINION: New coach a good choice, now deliver

Sometimes your new best friend can be someone who is a former enemy

McLean arrival gives Cowboys pack ominous look

Jordan McLean has made a big early impression at the Cowboys.

Jordan McLean turns heads as Cowboys prepare to unleash ‘wolf pack’

Stunning admission about Titans’ ‘loose’ culture

Titans star Ashley Taylor reacts to a missed opportunity during the 2017 season.

Ash Taylor admits culture was 'loose' at club.

Meninga backs NRL warning for Broncos recruit

Matt Lodge puts in the hard yarns at training.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga turns up the heat on Broncos' Matt Lodge

Cowboys confusion at play-the-ball crackdown

Cowboys players were left confused after conceding five ruck penalties in Saturday’s trial loss to the Wests Tigers in Cairns. Photo: Stewart McLean

Cowboys players scratching their heads at sudden referee crackdown

Cronk: I’m not the most important man at Bondi

Sydney Roosters rugby league team training with Hull Football Club at Moore Park, Sydney. Roosters Cooper Cronk. Picture: Brett Costello

Cronk says he’s not the most important player at the Roosters in '18

Titans’ $600k playmaker at career crossroads

Kane Elgey in action with the Titans.

Gold Coast’s $600k playmaker Kane Elgey at NRL career cross roads

‘No great rush’ for new-look Magpie’s contract

Darcy Moore of the Magpies sports a new hair style during a Collingwood Magpies AFL training session.

‘No great rush’ for Darcy Moore to strike a new deal with Magpies

Personal accolades not enough for Zorko

Dayne Zorko had a career-year for the Brisbane Lions last season, but he wants team success to come alongside his personal achievements.

New vice-captain hungry for finals action.

Star Blue cops ban for head punch

Tayla Harris has been offered a one-match ban for striking. Picture: Michael Klein

Tayla Harris has been slapped with a one-match ban.

City could sue as Aguero reveals how fan provoked him

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (C) walks off.

Man City consider legal action against fan.

Sydney FC boss insists ACL campaign still kicking

Michael Zullo looks to cross the ball against the Bluewings.

Graham Arnold confident Blues can still win Asian Champions League

Former Roar star Henrique eyes return

Henrique makes his return to the the training paddock with the Brisbane Roar.

'Slippery Fish' hunting A-League return as Roar get ready for Jets

Tyler and his mates making their mark

STYLISH: Tyler Wise in action for Queensland and inset is Logan Costello in the red shirt.

Good grounding rewards youngsters

Stajcic’s Simon blow in Matildas’ Algarve Cup campaign

Chloe Logarzo of Sydney FC is challenged by Alanna Kennedy (L)

Matildas squad for Algarve Cup named as Asian Cup preps ramp up

Aguero punches fan after City defeat

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (C) walks as supporters invade the pitch

Sergio Aguero punches a fan after Manchester City lose FA Cup clash to Wigan

Second England star turns his back on Test cricket

Alex Hales has turned his back on red ball cricket.

Alex Hales looks to have given up on a Test career.

Second ever: Kohli surpasses greats of the game

Virat Kohli has opened up a 65-point gap on second-placed AB de Villiers.

VIRAT Kohli has opened up a huge gap on the ODI batting rankings.

Meg Lanning boost ahead of India tour

India wicketkeeper Sushma Verma looks on as Meg Lanning hits out during last year’s ICC Women's World Cup.

Meg Lanning to return for tour of India.

Sixes and fours galore: Warner predicts runfest

David Warner says Australia’s highest T20 score could be on the cards.

T20 Tri-Series final: David Warner predicts batting fireworks when Aussies take on...

‘It’s up to Steve’: Warner on T20 captaincy hopes

David Warner says it is up to Steve Smith whether or not he takes over captaincy full time.

David Warner declares change in Twenty20 captain up to Steve Smith

Unheralded quick taking Sheffield Shield by storm

Nick Winter has taken 15 wickets in his first two Sheffield Shield matches.

Nick Winter takes five-wicket haul to power SA to victory over NSW

Diamonds covered for injury drama

A QUARTET of netball stars of the future have been named to cover any injury crisis within the Diamonds ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Firebirds take aim at Lightning ahead of new season

ON COURT: Madeline McAuliffe of the Lightning attempts to stop Caitlyn Nevins of the Firebirds during a Super Netball match between the Queensland Firebirds and Sunshine Coast Lightning last year.

The Lightning caused a sensation by winning the title last year.

Why Laura Geitz is back, baby

Laura Geitz with cancer survivor Brooke Kaluzyn ahead of a charity walk.

Policy that paved way for Laura Geitz's return to Diamonds netball

Diamonds can be found in regional netball

ON COURT: Caitlyn Nevins competes with Lightning's Madeline McAuliffe last season.

Vice-captain says it don't matter where you come from

Netball Diamonds missing Sharni Layton

Diamonds captain Caitlin Bassett will lead Australia at the Games.

Gun missing from Australian netball team for Commonwealth Games

Long road to netball court funding

BIG EFFORT : Emma Lindholm on behalf of the netball club with CMCA  rally co-ordinator Elaine Bowls.

Nanango club had been working on securing the grants for two years.

Begg sees Blue Diamond hope from wide draw

TWO of the key players in Blue Diamond Stakes have drawn wide but trainer Graham Begg is confident it could be a blessing in disguise for Written By

England rolls out red carpet for Winx

Jockey Hugh Bowman wins a trial race aboard Winx during The Star Chinese Festival of Racing at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Saturday, February 17, 2018. (AAP Image/Rafal Kontrym) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

English roll out red carpet for Winx.

Royal Ascot route works for Hayes’ straight-shooter

Regan Bayliss is congratulated by trainer David Hayes after riding Redkirk Warrior to win race 8, the Black Caviar Lightning, during Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Saturday, February 17, 2018. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Royal Ascot route works for Hayes’ straight-shooter Redkirk Warrior

Promising Coast jockey injured after horse dies during race

Tiffani Brooker riding number 5, Pennion at Coastline BMW 3 Series 2yo Classic Qtis Added Stakes Plate.

A rising star in the Coast jockey scene has been hospitalised

What it’s really like to ride Winx

You take the reins: A glimpse at what jockey Hugh Bowman sees when riding our greatest racehorse. Picture: Supplied

Hugh Bowman takes punters for a ride on Winx with jockey cam

Baker lets Nature take its course

Addictive Nature Race 6 — 3:05PM MONACO CUP — MING DYNASTY QUALITY (1400 METRES). Winner 'Addictive nature' ridden by Tim Clark. Trained by Bjorn Baker. (NEWS CORP/Simon Bullard)

ADDICTIVE Nature is ready to live up to the hype.

Icon primed for Apollo mission

Prized Icon will line up in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Apollo Stakes: Prized Icon well placed to strike in feature sprint

Scott ‘hardly surprised’ by rankings freefall

ADAM Scott says his plummet down the world rankings is appropriate given a lack of practice during the past year but has vowed to graft his way back to top...

Reporter, golfer argue over nude shoot

Paige Spiranac and Britt McHenry.

Golf star Paige Spiranac argues with reporter over nude shoot

Scott eyes return to ball-striking best

Adam Scott says he'll need to rediscover his ball-striking if he's to compete in the LA Open.

Adam Scott reveals changes as he looks to rediscover his game

Teeing off to honour great man

Murgon teacher Michael Reynolds will be honoured at a memorial golf day on Saturday.

THE inaugural Michael Reynolds Memorial Golf Day will be held.