Sound the pipes, Scots are coming

SOUND IN THE SCOTS: The Ballina Pipe Band will perform before the start of a 2017 Rugby League World Cup warm-up match for the Scottish Bravehearts at Ballina's Kingsford Smith Park on October 20.

Loyalties will be divided at match

Belflyer in good form ahead of Ballina debut

Belflyer (centre) edges out the competition to win the Warwick Cup at Allman Park. The horse is entered in the $20,000 Community Cup (1400m) at Ballina tomorrow.

The horse comes into the Cup off some impressive efforts of late

No easy run for Lismore mare in $20,000 Cup

The $20,000 Community Cup (1400m) will be held at the Ballina Jockey Club tomorrow.

Ms BA Bella facing small but tough field in Community Cup

Netball girls make top 2% in the state

Back left to right: Leilani Rohweder  Georgie Hampson -  Charlotte Yager -  Madeleine MitchellMiddle left to right: Brooke Hofmeyer- Elly Mooseberger- Tarni Fay.Front: Molly Hughes

Alstonville High School netballers recently came 10th in the state

PHOTO GALLERY: Rainbow Regatta rocks

HIGH FIVES: The Rainbow Regiona Boat Club Regatta on Saturday at East Ballina.

THE Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club Regatta overcomes obstacles.

McGuren off to winning start at home track

Matthew McGuren rode Siroccan Lad to victory in the Peter Schumacher CG&E Class 1 Handicap over 1006m for the William Pholi's Ballina stable at Clarence River Jockey Club on Monday, 21st August, 2017.Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Jockey rides double on opening day of Grafton racing season

Humble Hodge relieved 53m penalty goal went over

HUMBLE Wallabies hero Reece Hodge felt he was well overdue to land one of his monster penalty strikes.

'I don't hold a grudge or anything like that'

Lachie Weller got his wish to join the Suns

Weller says family has moved on from brother's Suns exit

Wallabies skipper praise side's belief and maturity

Michael Hooper is tackled by Lima Sopoaga of the All Blacks.

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper praised the new maturity and belief

Sydney salvage draw in pulsating derby

Roly Bonevacia of the Wanderers competes for possession with Joshua Brilliante of Sydney (left).

Sydney derby honours shared in entertaining draw

Cats count lucky stars after Ablett return

He's back .... Gary Ablett in the hoops.

Ablett was traded from the Gold Coast Suns to Geelong

Mourinho miffed as Mooy leads Terriers to historic win

Aaron Mooy scores Huddersfield's first goal in the 2-1 win over Manchester United.

AN honest Jose Mourinho says his players were just not good enough.

Woman behind Chris Gayle allegations revealed

West Indies' Chris Gayle leaves the pitch after being caught by England's Joe Root off the bowling of England's Chris Woakes during the One Day International cricket match between England and the West Indies at the Oval cricket ground in London, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

Woman behind exposure allegations revealed

Boxing legend's son stepping out of dad's shadows

Australian boxer Tim Tszyu reacts after defeating Mark Dalby in February.

Tim Tszyu is ready to prove he's his own man.

Fit Starc homes in on Ashes series

Australia's Mitchell Starc is itching for this season's Ashes series against England.

Mitchell Starc says it's his time in this year's Ashes series

Skaife: Bathurst, the race like no other

Craig Lowndes, left, and Mark Skaife after winning the 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Six-time winner MARK SKAIFE reflects on the enormity of Mt...

Justin O'Neill in 10-year tug-of-war between clubs

Justin O'Neill of the Cowboys scores a try against the Warriors in round 20.

Athletic prodigy was considered the equal of Greg Inglis.

How young Slater slipped though Cowboys' fingers

STORIED CAREER: Storm fullback Billy Slater during a training session in Melbourne this week.

Star ran around his Innisfail backyard in North Queensland jersey.

Russell Packer: from jail cell to uni graduate

Dragons player Russell Packer during the round 17 clash with the Titans.

"The boys would call me a nerd with my reading glasses on.”

Wallabies take note: How to beat the All Blacks

Sekope Kepu is tackled by Rieko Ioane during game 1 of the Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium in Sydney

The Wallabies need to play like cornered animals again.

Craig Bellamy is worth $3 million

MORE SUCCESS: Storm coach Craig Bellamy after Melbourne's grand final win.

Craig Bellamy deserves to be the highest paid person in rugby league

Kent: Storm are good, but they're not the greatest

Overrated? ... the 2017 NRL premiership winners.

Timing is always essential when it comes to assessing great teams

Durkin: Class should live happily ever after

PRIZE: Storm captain Cameron Smith and Cowboys captain Gavin Cooper with the trophy at Luna Park in Sydney.

It is a fiction, a legend, a romance and a fantasy.

Ikin: 2017 vintage is best Storm side in this great club's history

GREAT CLUB: Storm coach Craig Bellamy has turned his club into one of the greatest sides.

"The Storm are now as the dominant franchise in our game”

AFL Grand Final: Dusty presents dilemma for Dimma

KEY MAN: Brownlow Medallist Dustin Martin prepares for the grand final.

Forward or midfield for Martin the choice for Richmond coach

Jamal Idris announces shock NRL retirement

Jamal Idris (right) of the Tigers is tackled by Dean Whare of the Panthers in round two this year.

The 27-year-old says move was forced by injury.

Taylor relationship sealed the deal for Brennan on the Gold Coast

NEW REIGN: Garth Brennan.

GARTH Brennan was holding a trump card the entire time.

NRL draw for season 2018

Check out the full draw

NRL set to release fixture for season 2018

The NRL draw is just around the corner.
Source: The Daily Telegraph

Fans can expect some blockbuster matches in round one

Blindsided Molan denies backstabbing Fatty

Channel 9 rising star Erin Molan. Picture: Justin Lloyd

"For starters this is all news to me."

Angry bird dive-bombs the Irish

Ireland's strengthen and condition coach Kane Daniels (left) and two squad members are swooped on by a plover yesterday.

Irish World Cup preparations are interrupted by a swooping plover

Trade merry-go-round ends with wins for all

ON THE MOVE: Charlie Cameron

Ablett and Hodge deals on final day

Richmond star identified in photo scandal

Tigers Grand Final medal controversy, Police probing topless photo of woman wearing Richmond Premiership medal.

Scandalous photo was distributed without woman's consent.

Bryce Gibbs' trade to Adelaide finally sealed

Bryce Gibbs is heading to Adelaide.

Bryce Gibbs is finally an Adelaide player.

Postecoglou opens up about his coaching future

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says his focus is on his team's next two games.

Ange Postecoglou talks about his love for the job as Socceroos coach

Bautheac says he's no superstar

French midfielder Eric Bautheac has finally got his visa approved to play for Brisbane Roar.

Roar has finally got its star import Frenchman Eric Bautheac

'We'll persist': Kevin Muscat not concerned by early losses

Thomas Deng of the Victory trains in Melbourne.

Only once has Melbourne Victory lost the first two games of season.

Fan punches player in Everton Europa loss

Everton's manager Ronald Koeman complains to referee Bas Nijhuis after a brawling Europa League between his side and Lyon.

Fan with child in his arms joins Everton-Lyon brawl

Roma fightback denies Chelsea win in Europe

Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates after scoring in the 3-3 draw with Roma.

Edin Hazard rescues point for Chelsea.

Defender a big miss, says Victory skipper

James Donachie has been sidelined with injury.

"He's actually in good spirits, as sad as it is”

Meg Lanning learns to live without during injury rehab

Meg Lanning in action for the Australian women's cricket team last season.

Aussie captain admits break from game is far from her cup of tea.

Chris Lynn signs mega-deal with Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn of the Heat raises his bat after a win over the Hobart Hurricanes last season.

Superstar has become the BBL's first million-dollar man.

Border picks his Australia XI for first Ashes Test

Matthew Wade should get the keeper's role for the first Ashes Test, says Allan Border.

Allan Border makes his choice for Ashes opener.

Renshaw Australia's X-Factor, says Adam Gilchrist

Australia's Matthew Renshaw could be the star of the Ashes, says Adam Gilchrist.

Adam Gilchrist believes Matt Renshaw could Ashes star.

Handscomb well prepared to take heat in the Ashes

Peter Handscomb says playing in heat in Bangladesh has prepared him for a hot summer series.

Handscomb prepared for heat of the Ashes

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Women's Ashes

Some of Australia's players for the women's Ashes series (from left) Alyssa Healy, Nicole Bolton, captain Rachael Haynes and Ellyse Perry

The women's Ashes series starts this Sunday

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

"We put everything out there in those last four games”

It's Kiwis and us for Games gold

Australia's Caitlin Bassett (centre) says it will be a Diamonds-New Zealand final for the netball gold medal at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Bassett says it's Australia and New Zealand for Games gold medal

Perfect start for Sunshine Coast Lightning, says coach

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Super Netball grand final over the Giants in June.

Grand final rematch perfect start for Lightning.

Super Mum back to play Super Netball

Laura Geitz (second from right) is making a return to Super Netball.

Laura Geitz to make netball comeback.

Bruce pumped by playing in front of Aussie fans

Courtney Bruce (centre) defends against Maria Tutaia of New Zealand in the netball Constellation Cup between New Zealand and Australia on Sunday

Courtney Bruce is delighted to be back in front of Aussie fans

It's elementary for Watson - keep improving

Liz Watson says the Diamonds will take confidence out of their win in the first Constellation Cup match.

Liz Watson says Diamonds need more improvement in cup games

Fired-up Diamonds 'itching' to seek redemption

Caitlin Bassett wants the Diamonds to get back on track against the Kiwis.

Diamonds have fire in belly to get revenge on Kiwis.

Japanese raider out of Cup, fighting for life

"I'd be very surprised if he raced again”

Plenty to admire in Japanese Cup raider

FORM HORSE: Craig Williams riding Admire Deus during a trackwork session at Werribee

"Best credentialed horse ever to leave Japan”

Super Cash will be on the money

Jockey Katelyn Mallyon says Super Cash is in fine shape for Saturday's Group 2 Schillachi Stakes at Caulfield.

Super Cash is primed for a shot at the Schillachi Stakes

Vega Magic to conquer Everest in $10m sprint

JUST MAGIC: Trainer David Hayes with his Everest hope Vega Magic.

Form guru says Vega Magic will win the $10 million The Everest

Redzel's ready to reach his Everest

Redzel, ridden by Hugh Bowman, in action at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

Colt looks the one to beat

Bowman won't name his Cup target

Jockey Hugh Bowman won't be rushed on choosing his mount in this year's Melbourne Cup.

Tiberian's connections want Bowman to decide on Cup ride

Waller amazed at how Winx has gone to a new level

Trainer Chris Waller with Winx after another win.

Waller stunned at how Winx has developed from underdog to champion

Internationals show some pride in Presidents Cup defeat

A SUPERB singles display from the International team was not enough as America won the Presidents Cup for a seventh straight time.

Rookie wins final tournament but Thomas earns bonus

Justin Thomas shows of the FedEx Cup and Xander Schauffele (right) of the Tour Championship trophy after the season-ending tournament in Atlanta.

ROOKIE Xander Schauffele won the final tournament.

Katherine Kirk comes up just short in major championship

Katherine Kirk plays a shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the Evian Championship.

KATHERINE Kirk said she was happy despite missing a major.