Call for plebiscite on dolphin-killing shark nets

CAUGHT: This blacktip shark was caught in a shark net off Noosa.

Greens call for public vote on Queensland-style shark nets

Local tracks expected to survive the greyhound sell-off

Mike Baird's greyhound racing ban has been cancelled.

TAB greyhound racing tracks at Casino and Lismore should be safe

Confusion: Is greyhound track development still banned?

Footage shows a possum being used as live bait for a greyhound.

Conflicting accounts over options for greyhound tracks on Crown land

Australian Tyler Wright takes first world surfing crown

Tyler Wright of Australia clinching her maiden World Title during the Roxy Pro France on Thursday October 12, 2016. Wright won her semifinal heat and clinched the World Title when her closest rival Courtney Conlogue (USA) was eliminated in the second semifinal. IMAGE: WSL / Damien Poullenot

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Shark nets on way to North Coast after attack

Shark nets accused of killing dolphins coming to North Coast beaches

Drum lines move 42 sharks from NSW coastal waters

A THREE metre great white shark filmed swimming close to shore at Seven Mile beach

Government assures it is doing all it can to reduce shark attacks

MP labels own party members 'lick-spittle yes-men'

NSW Liberal upper house MP Peter Phelps.

Liberal MP slams "careerist weasels” in own party over greyhound ban

Players don't want bye just before finals

The AFL players' association says 80% of footballers would prefer two in-season byes after league bosses slated a return for the round 23 bye.

No fear for young Bulls

IN THE PINK: Chris Hartley is ready to face a near-Test line-up NSW team.

Chris Hartley says the Bulls will be strong this season.

Conte hits back over humiliation claim

Chelseas team manager Antonio Conte, right, and Manchester Uniteds team manager Jose Mourinho talk after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte denies trying to humiliate Joe Mourinho

Banned Kyrgios up to 13th in world

Nick Kyrgios has climbed to a career-high 13th on the world rankings.

Banned Nick Kyrgios up to a career-high 13th on the world rankings.

Last chance for Khawaja, Burns to shine

Dropped Test batsmen Joe Burns (left) and Usman Khawaja will be looking for runs for Queensland against NSW at the Gabba.

Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns will be looking for runs against NSW

Itoje injures hand, in doubt for England

England player Maro Itoje (left) is in doubt for the visiting tourists with an injured hand.

England lock Maro Itoje is a doubt for the autumn internationals.

Mumm to miss one match for elbowing

Dean Mumm will miss the Wallabies' first match on the northern tour.

Wallabies backrower Dean Mumm to miss opening game of spring tour.

Jeff Horn goes from bully fighter to world beater

Welterweight boxer Jeff Horn goes through some training moves after a press conference in Brisbane.

Aussie at No.3 in the WBO rankings and can go higher this month.

Chaz Mostert has another mountain to climb

Chaz Mostert is rapt to be back on the mountain.

Driver describes Mount Panorama as more akin to a roller-coaster.

Will Davison: Mountain high, history steep

FAMILY TRADITION: Will Davison will contest his 13th Bathurst 1000 this weekend on the track where he drove alongside the late great Peter Brock in 2004 and won with Garth Tander in 2009.

Bathurst holds a particularly special place in the heart of Davison

Meninga tackles his family's past

Rugby league great Mal Meninga traces his ancestry in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

League great keen to take on the challenge.

Bulldogs win helps drive Supercars star Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin is heading to Bathurst in pursuit of a maiden win on the famous circuit.

Rising star looking to conquer own mountain

Who has the longest drought in Australian sport?

The Sydney Swans celebrate winning the 2005 AFL grand final against West Coast.

We look at the teams that have endured the longest waits for glory.

No love lost between trans-Tasman rivals

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika.

Two old rivals cannot stand each other.

Second Brisbane team well worth considering

Miron Bleiberg during his time as Gold Coast United coach.

Consortium reportedly ready to put up the money for a second team.

Cahill sets the benchmark for nation's athletes

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City celebrates after scoring against the Victory.

In every respect Tim Cahill delivered on his A-League debut.

Still some big 'ifs' over Postecoglou's Socceroos

Tomas Rogic of Australia and Genki Haraguchi of Japan contest possession during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

Coach wants Australia to one day challenge for a World Cup.

Fans deserve better from superbrat Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios of Australia was warned by the umpire at the Shanghai Masters that he had to at least make out he was trying.

Aussie put in a bizarre display at the Shanghai Masters.

Good riddance Andrew, our game doesn't need you

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks celebrates following his team's win over the Storm in the NRL grand final.

Fifita was a controversial non-selection in the Kangaroos squad.

Kangaroos gearing up for the unknown against Scotland

Josh Dugan of the Kangaroos is tackled during the Test match between Australian and the New Zealand Kiwis at nib Stadium in Perth earlier this month.

Australia will play the Bravehearts in Hull to start Four Nations.

Foran set to meet with NRL's integrity unit

Kieran Foran at a post-match media conference last year when he was captain of the Eels.

Troubled star Kieran Foran's road to redemption starts next week.

England off to winning start under Bennett

England rugby league coach Wayne Bennett, from Australia.

Perfect workout for England ahead of the Four Nations series.

Could Broncos lifeline lead to a resurgent Benji Marshall?

Benji Marshall has signed a one-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos.

Vaughan signs three-year deal with the Dragons

Paul Vaughan of the Raiders looks for an offload. He has agreed to join the Dragons next year.

The forward has represented NSW Country for the past three years.

Bennett wants my job, says Meninga

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga answers questions at a press conference.

Kangaroos boss turns up the heat on England rival.

O'Meara deal hinged on Lyons, Suns coach reveals

Adelaide's Jarryd Lyons runs with the ball. He will join the Suns next season.

Suns coach says club was ready to stick to its guns over midfielder.

Hawks finally get their man O'Meara

New Hawks recruit Jaeger O'Meara poses at Waverley Park.

Hawthorn and Gold Coast reach agreement after a tense stand-off.

Rockliff to stay with Lions under new coach

Tom Rockliff of the Brisbane Lions will be staying put.

Former skipper had been at the centre of trade speculation.

Wasteful Roar need to improve

Thomas Kristensen of the Roar (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Mariners.

Jamie Maclaren guilty of missing chances against Mariners.

Winless Reds not hitting the panic button

Tarek Elrich of Adelaide United celebrates his goal against the Victory.

Tarek Elrich says reigning champion can turn around a poor start.

Gunners, Spurs frustrated by goalless draws

West Bromwich Albion's Gareth McAuley (left) and Liverpool's Sadio Mane battle for the ball.

But result still takes Arsenal to the top of the table.

Spurs boss wants to keep Alli's wild side

Tottenham's Dele Alli has been booked only once this season.

Tottenham going for a spot at the top of the EPL.

Reds' former Victory star to face old side

Jesse Makarounas of Adelaide competes for the ball with Dimas Delgado of the Wanderers.

Jesse Makarounas played 36 times for the Victory.

Roar looking to come back from thrashing

BAN SERVED: Brisbane will be looking to captain Matt McKay for inspiration.

John Aloisi expects a tough contest from the Central Coast Mariners.

Injured Steketee out of Matador Cup final

Injured Bulls fast bowler Mark Steketee (centre) will miss the one-day cup final on Sunday.

Mark Steketee is out of the Bulls squad for the Matador Cup final.

Starc warning as quick prepares for comeback

Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc bowls in a practice session.

Bowler ready for his comeback in Sheffield Shield opener.

Proteas on Starc watch

HOMEWORK TIME: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is preparing to take on Mitchell Starc.

Proteas will have do their homework on star bowler Mitchell Starc

There's no ducking the issue for Kiwis

New Zealand's Ross Taylor leaves the ground after being dismissed by India's Umesh Yadav in the first ODI.

New Zealand has now recorded 17 ducks in India.

Test spots on the line, says Taylor

Australian batsman Joe Burns returns to the pavilion after being dismissed against Sri Lanka.

Former skipper says at least six spots are up for grabs.

Warner shifts attention to longer forms of game

Australian cricketer David Warner during a net session.

Batsman's form one of few positives from series defeat to Proteas.

Tough defence helps Diamonds finish series with a win

The Australian Diamonds have taken out the Constellation Cup for the fourth straight year, edging the Silver Ferns 49-45 in a heated finale 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.

Diamonds coach concerned by burn-out despite Test win

Gabi Simpson of Australia challenges Grace Rasmussen of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Lisa Alexander believes the Constellation Cup schedule poses a risk.

Silver Ferns ready to host Diamonds

Gretel Tippett of the Diamonds looks to pass during game two of the Constellation Cup series in Launceston.

Third clash in series may be a survival of the fittest.

Silver Ferns shock Diamonds to level series

Laura Langman of the Silver Ferns is surrounded by Diamonds players during game two of the Constellation Cup series.

New Zealand stunned the world champions with a ferocious fightback.

Silver Ferns out to take shine off Diamonds

Madison Robinson of the Diamonds and Anna Harrison of the Silver Ferns compete for the ball during game one of the Constellation Cup series at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

New Zealand coach wants her team to play for the full four quarters.

Kiwis plan easy run for Pentathlon in Gold Cup

Trainer John Wheeler and jockey Luke Nolen are hoping a change in riding tactics will put long-shot Pentathlon right in the mix in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup.

Hartnell ready to challenge Winx

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, goes through her paces in trackwork ahead of the Cox Plate.

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, is worthy of her place as favourite.

Punters can't get enough of Winx

Hugh Bowman (centre) rides Winx to victory in the Caulfield Stakes earlier this month.

The five-year-old to start the shortest-price favourite since 2010.

Yankee Rose bringing 'A-game' to Cox Plate, says trainer

Jockey Dean Yendall on Yankee Rose celebrates winning the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.

David Vandyke gives his dual Group 1 winner a chance.

Favourites satisfied with Cox Plate barrier draw

James McDonald rides Hartnell to the barrier for the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington earlier this month.

Winx to jump from No.3 and Hartnell in No.7.

Oliver loses appeal against reckless riding ban

Jockey Damien Oliver leaves the appeal hearing in Melbourne.

Champion jockey ruled out of Cox Plate and Derby Day.

Caulfield Cup will again be hard to call

Trainer Ciaron Maher (left) and jockey Damien Oliver celebrate after Jameka won the Crown Oaks at Flemington Racecouse last November.

Jameka favourite but northern raiders waiting in wings.

Scott hoping to go one better in Kuala Lumpur

Adam Scott missed his first cut in more than a year at the Japan Open last week but will be looking for something a lot better at the CIMB Classic.

Ko gives caddie the boot

Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

World No.1 has split with Australian Jason Hamilton.

Woods 'can't push it' on road to recovery, says Day

Tiger Woods laughs with Jason Day before at last year's British Open at St Andrews in Scotland.

Jason Day says Tiger Woods will not be back on tour until next year.

Johnson claims top tour award

Dustin Johnson reacts after making a birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the US Open golf championship at Oakmont Country Club in June.

American named the PGA Tour's player of the year.