Racing QLD to trial new policies

Racing Queensland will trial policy changes that lowers minimum field numbers and number of races in an effort to boost country meetings.

NEW trial to lower minimum field requirements.

Woodies get one back over rivals

STRETCHED: Sandy Nebe's Woodies defeated rivals Coopers in their match-up on Tuesday night.

POINT penalty haunts Coopers against rivals.

Noah dives into record book

Nanango State High School's Noah Thompson, 11, broke all under-12 school records at the annual swimming carnival.

HIGH school records fall in Nanango swim carnival.

Sequoia Miss breaks through for maiden win

GREAT RACE: Sequoia Miss hits the line in the 1050m Capricornian Plate at Rockhampton.

Kumbia-Nanango combination claims Rockhampton win.

South Burnett readying for Junior Development comp

TENNIS TALENT: Zac Hay, Jake Sullivan, Patrick Hoult, Francis Hobbs represented the South Burnett in Caloundra at the weekend.

ALL invited to February 25, 26 tennis tournament.

Brisbane Lions roar into town

James Black wore his Lions colours to Auskick at Lyle Vidler.

AFL stars to run clinics at Saints sign-on.

Langford leads Bassnation

Matthew Langford shows off his 1.45kg bag from the final round of the Bassnation Boondooma Brawl.

MATTHEW Langford leads all-comers for Angler of the Year.

EPL sides restore order in FA Cup

After a day of shocks in the FA Cup 24 hours earlier, Manchester United and Spurs restored order for the EPL clubs to move into the quarter-finals.

Sharks sent packing by Burgess-led Wigan

Joe Burgess of Wigan Warriors goes over for the opening try under pressure from Jesse Raimen of Cronulla at DW Stadium

Wigan sprung a 22-6 World Club Challenge upset on the NRL premiers

Starc walks away from $1m IPL pay day

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc.

Bowler will direct all his energy into Australia's Test efforts.

Tears flow for top Turtle Tremaine

TRAGEDY: Tremaine Tairawhiti, middle row second left, celebrates with his Turtles teammates on Friday.

Players mourn for one of their own

Magic of the FA Cup still well and truly alive

Lincoln City's Nathan Arnold (left) and Burnley's Joey Barton battle for the ball.

Competition gives part-timers a chance to rub shoulders with greats.

Rugby world in shock at ex-Wallaby's death

Wallabies player Dan Vickerman celebrates following the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-final win over South Africa.

Former teammates of Dan Vickerman left devastated.

Great Scott, he's serious about becoming a Knight

Cowboys prop Matt Scott.

Cowboys prop may feel a change of scenery could be an elixir.

Will coaching change be too late for Rafa?

Rafael Nadal of Spain in action during the Australian Open final.

'Uncle Toni' regrets keeping news of his departure from Nadal.

Exit lounge: the NRL players set for a swansong

Former Dragons player Benji Marshall has signed with the Broncos.

We look at who is most likely hanging the boots up at end of 2017.

Firebirds champ Romelda Aiken ready to resurface

Romelda Aiken in control during a recent practice match.

Aiken is out to conquer her personal demons, writes Terry Mallinder

'When things don't go well the media hammers you'

Australia's Shane Watson during day one of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff in 2015.

Shane Watson opens up on his career struggles.

How Boyd turned his career - and life - around

Darius Boyd during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

How Boyd turned his career - and life - around

Who's the fastest in the NRL?

Sharks speed machine Valentine Holmes.

We have uncovered the lightning legs of the NRL.

Nines showcase thrilling talent ... and bad haircuts

New Panther James Tamou looks fitter than ever.

Tony Durkin looks at some of the left-field highlights.

Cahill send-off overshadows great weekend of A-League

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City walks off after being red carded before even being substituted on to the field during the round 18 A-League match against the Melbourne Victory.

Just when you thought you'd seen it all in Socceroos's career ...

Sainsbury move bodes well for Socceroos

Australian soccer player Trent Sainsbury takes part in a training session in Sydney.

Central defender has to make the best of his time at Inter Milan.

High-flying Jet worthy of Socceroos call-up

Andrew Nabbout of the Newcastle Jets gets past Melbourne City's Dean Bouzanis to score during their round 17 A-League match in Coffs Harbour.

Ange Postecoglou should look no further than Andrew Nabbout.

Hunt departure may help Milford blossom

Ben Hunt (left) and Anthony Milford during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

Broncos fans might do well to dwell on what could be a plus.

Can Sky Blues handle the pressure?

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold reacts following a win.

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is pumping up his team.

Tuivasa-Sheck tears up Titans

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Warriors runs at Ash Taylor of the Titans.

Warriors jet stole the show in Palmerston North.

Sea Eagles teen hospitalised after chest pains

A Manly SG Ball player is recovering after fears he was having a heart attack.

Game halted with fears player was having a heart attack.

Trials wrap: injury concerns and a surprise drubbing

Te Maire Martin of the Panthers.

Some big storylines emerged from an important day of matches.

Broncos suffer shock defeat in England

Brisbane Broncos forward Sam Thaiday.

Brisbane the first NRL side to lose a World Club Series match.

Broncos loss to Wolves a first for NRL sides

Anthony Milford was quiet throughout the match against Warrington.

Broncos became the first NRL side to lose a World Club Series match

Banned star could make NRL return

SHOCK RETURN: After four years out of the game because of a drug ban Sandor Earl could return to NRL action at the end of the 2017 season with the Melbourne Storm rumoured to be talking with the player.

Sandor Earl could make NRL return

Positive signs for Roos coach in trial clash

Shaun Higgins of the North Melbourne Kangaroos.

Brad Scott will have been happy to with new-look team's performance.

Ex-Opal's long bomb clinches win for Crows

Erin Phillips of the Adelaide Crows.

Basketball convert Erin Phillips kicked match-winning goal.

Star Swan ready to spread his wings again

FIT AGAIN: After a pre-season limited by knee injury Luke Parker will feature for the Swans this weekend.

Veteran Swan set for return soon

Ref reportedly admits to penalty mistake in Sydney derby

Tensions boil over between the Wanderers and Sydney in Saturday night's derby.

Chris Beath has reportedly said he was wrong to deny spot kick.

Brisbane Roar thows away points in A-League draw

Perth Glory's Diego Castro and Jade North of the Brisbane Roar challenge for the ball in the 2-2 draw at nib Stadium.

Brisbane Roar drawws 2-2 with Perth Glory.

Santalab pops up to end Sydney streak

Brendon Santalab of the Wanderers celebrates victory with the fans.

Sydney FC unbeaten streak ended by Wanderers

Lincoln stuns Burnley in shock FA Cup win

Lincoln City players celebrate Sean Raggett's winning goal in the 1-0 win over Burnley.

Non-league Lincoln City and third-tier Millwall cause Cup upsets.

Socceroo reportedly said no to huge China offer

Jackson Irvine of Burton Albion gets past fellow Australian Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield.

Jackson Irvine turned down a $160,000-a-week pay rise.

City out to overcome controversy in FA Cup

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City has been fined $57,000 by the English FA.

The man who must play in the Ashes

Chadd Sayers prepares to bowl during an Australian cricket team training session.

Aussie veterans have been handing advice to selectors.

Maddinson set for action after indefinite break

Sydney Sixers batsman Nic Maddinson leaves the field after being dismissed.

Recently dropped Test No.6 missed NSW's past two matches.

Khawaja facing Test axe for Marsh

Australian cricketers Shaun Marsh (left) and Usman Khawaja.

No.3 batsman paying price for his struggles in Sri Lanka last year.

'The Bradman of bowling'

India's Ravi Ashwin bowls against Australia in Adelaide in 2012.

Indian given an extraordinary moniker by Steve Waugh.

Voges calls time on international career

Australian batsman Adam Voges leaves the field after being dismissed by South African bowler Kyle Abbott for two runs on day four of the second Test last year.

Australian batsman has announced his retirement.

Moises hoping T20 form can get him Test spot

Moises Henriques has been in great form this summer.

Moises Henriques ready to stand up in T20 side.

Swifts set to hit back against Thunderbirds

NSW outfit keen to prove they're the "real deal”

Thunderbirds rally late to seal first-up win

Natalie Medhurst of the Fever passes during the round one Super Netball match against the Fever.

Adelaide was trailing Fever by seven goals at three-quarter-time.

Vixens show Melbourne is still their town

Kate Moloney of the Vixens makes a pass at Hisense Arena

Diamond-studded and highly-rated Magpies were upstaged

Firebirds show heart in snatching draw

Romelda Aiken of the Firebirds and Geva Mentor of the Lightning

The Lightning appeared on track for a stunning upset victory

Shimmin glad to be on Aiken's team

Kate Shimmin in action for the Firebirds in a pre-season game.

Kate Shimmin keen to do retired stars proud.

Dream becomes reality as Mi Mi flies with Firebirds

Jemma Mi Mi used to dismiss her chances of one day playing for the Queensland Firebirds.

Rising star puts hand up for Super Netball side

Star Firebird ruled out for season

Mahalia Cassidy in action for the Firebirds.

Cassidy was a member of the triumphant Firebirds squad last year

Group 1 race just what the Doc ordered

Trainer Tony McEvoy says Hey Doc "has to” go the Group 1 Australian Guineas in two weeks.

Only bad luck will end Winx's streak, says trainer

Hugh Bowman celebrates another Winx victory.

Peter Moody insists Winx has same invincibility as Black Caviar.

Winx on track ahead of return run

Hugh Bowman rides Winx (right) past the post in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse last October.

Trainer says preparation faultless going into her comeback

Jockey spoilt for choice in Blue Diamond Stakes

Craig Williams rides Formality to victory in the Chairman's Stakes at Caulfield.

Craig Williams juggling four star contenders for the race.

Sydney sprint to become country's richest race

Jockey Tommy Berry on Chautauqua shouts to the crowd after winning the TJ Smith Stakes last year.

$10 million The Everest will trump Melbourne Cup prizemoney.

Winx impresses trainer in preparation for comeback

Hugh Bowman rides Winx to victory in the Cox Plate in October.

The countdown to the return of champion mare is now in full swing.

Tivaci impresses in upstaging Weir duo

Patrick Moloney guides Tivaci (left) to a win over the Damien Oliver-ridden El Divino (right) in the Kensington Stakes.

Handsome entire is being aimed at the Newmarket Handicap.

Late blitz helps world No.6 to Australian Open title

Ha Na Jang produced a stunning late surge to win at Royal Adelaide.

Day not ready to give up No.1 tag yet

PRIDE OF PLACE: Australian Jason Day is determined to hold onto his number one ranking as a matter of pride.

Jason Day is determined to hang on to his world No.1 spot.

Golfer's miracle shot sets up remarkable win

American Ethan Tracy hits a tee shot.

Ethan Tracy needed an eagle from 101 yards out on the 18th hole.

"Boring golf” takes Spieth to ninth PGA crown

Jordan Spieth poses with the trophy after winning the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Jordan Spieth has made it nine wins on the PGA Tour.