Shark 'one of nature's great beauties', says Mick

IN AWE: Mick Fanning  during a press conference ahead of the WSL event at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa.

Fanning says he won't be deterred from surfing

Bowls play hits the roof

The first all-weather fully roofed club bowling green north of Newcastle is being built at Casino RSM. Footings have been laid and it is expected to be completed by September.

Clubs get all-weather bowling green at Casino RSM

Long-distance race in memory of much-loved cyclist

On July 29 The Byron Bay Cycle Club will run its Jenny Caldwell 100 Mile Challenge to remember the beloved member.

Byron Bay riders take to road to remember fellow club member

NSW hid drunk players before Origin III, says Ray Hadley

Dugan and Ferguson are in hot water again.Source:The Daily Telegraph

“We can’t have the lunatics running the asylum..."

NSW Blues' poor culture keeps costing them Origin

Mackay's Dane Gagai in State of Origin Game III at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Everything we believed is a fraud.

Young Makayla is a star in LA

Lismore basketballer Makayla Greensill.

Lismore basketballer Makayla Greensill in winning team at US comp

Supply and Demand hangs on to win Grafton Cup

Supply and Demand wins the Grafton Cup.

Jockey says horse's toughness gave him the edge

Cooper Cronk still has no idea about his future

Possible free agent has been linked to several Sydney NRL clubs.

Crows veteran to call it quits at season's end

Scott Thompson of the Crows (left) battles for the ball with Toby McLean of the Bulldogs.

Scott Thompson has announced his retirement from AFL football.

AFL legend takes aim at Collingwood's 'sad state of affairs'

Collingwood CEO Gary Pert (left) announces his resignation at a press conference beside club president Eddie McGuire.

You can see why Pies fans might be pessimistic.

Former Queensland premier joins ARL Commission

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman and former Queensland premier Peter Beattie.

Peter Beattie will become one of the independent commissioners.

NBL stars lead Boomers' cup campaign

CUP TIME: Former Olympian Brad Newley (right) will be one of the Boomers key players in their FIBA Asia Cup campaign.

NBL contingent leads Boomers Asia Cup charge

Send-off confusion shows NRL lacking clarity

Billy Slater of the Storm is knocked out by Iosia Soliola of the Raiders.

The game has been caught trying to be all things to all people.

Pakistan women have come a long way from death threats

Pakistani cricketers celebrate the dismissal of India's Harmanpreet Kaur during the ICC Women's World Cup.

Two decades since debuting they come up against Australia again.

Anasta spills on the off-field dramas at Roosters, Tigers

Roosters player Braith Anasta questions referee Alan Shortall in 2012.

Retired star players 288 games across three clubs.

'I did not think this would ever happen in my wildest dreams'

Giants defender Bec Bulley. Photo: Getty Images

Bulley prepares for Super Netball premliminary final with Giants

Cathy Freeman finds her love for athletics again

Former track and field athlete Cathy Freeman is a 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ambassador.

Golden girl is an ambassador for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Firebirds legend has no regrets about retirement

Former players Clare McMeniman (left) and Laura Geitz celebrate a Firebirds win.

Clare McMeniman is loving the new Super Netball competition.

The Blues stars on the chopping block for 2018

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley speaks to the media.

Heads will roll from within the player group.

Rocket can't take a trick with Gold Coast Suns

Rodney Eade may only have six games left in charge of the Suns.

Does veteran coach deserve one last chance to make Suns a success

Origin victory answers an NRL premiership question

Cameron Munster proved his worth for the Maroons during State of Origin game three.

Can any team seriously pose a threat to Melbourne?

Blues need to discover Maroons' killer attitude

Jarryd Hayne  is tackled by Josh McGuire.

It was a good old-fashioned rugby league ambush.

Michael Ennis: Blues must learn from loss

UNDER PRESSURE: Jarryd Hayne (pictured right with Nathan Peats) must step up for NSW at Suncorp Stadium.

NSW can feel confident for series-decider, writes ex-Origin star.

Justin Hodges: Maroons inspired to win for JT

Ben Hunt makes a break during a Maroons State of Origin training session at Langlands Park in Brisbane.

Players want to honour a Maroons legend in Johnathan Thurston.

Gallen wants Gould back in Origin frame

SPEAKING OUT: Former New South Wales captain Paul Gallen believes Phil Gould is the best man to turn the Blues camp around.

Paul Gallen wants Phil Gould back in NSW role

Reynolds in boozy pub incident

INVESTIGATION: Josh Reynolds is at the centre of the NRL's latest boozy incident.

Bulldog Josh Reynolds is in strife after an incident in a Sydney pub

Eddie McGuire opens up on his return to The Footy Show

Craig Hutchison.Source:News Corp Australia

EDDIE McGuire has addressed his return to The Footy Show

Smith injury concern just storm in tea cup

Cameron Smith is set to miss just one match for the Storm after being injured in Saturday night's win over the Raiders.

Melbourne skipper to make earlier-than-expected return

Widdop shines as Dragons unearth new star

Playmaker Gareth Widdop looks for support during the Dragons' Round 20 win over the Sea Eagles in Wollongong.

Dragons skipper steals show before rookie fullback comes to the fore

Sharks skipper signals end is near

Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen has signed to play with the Sharks in 2018.

Gallen says contract could be his last after signing new deal

Lyon says Hawkins' form is part of Geelong's problems

OUT OF TOUCH: Geelong's Tom Hawkins is in a form slump, says Garry Lyon.

Garry Lyon says Geelong's talls are coming up short

Martin move makes big difference against Giants

Tigers forward Jack Riewoldt (right) and Phil Davis of the Giants react as the final siren sounds following their Round 18 clash.

Tigers move into top four after Martin turns tables on Giants

Horror injury overshadows Dogs' triumph in Cairns

Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs clashes with Callunm Ah Chee of the Suns.

Veteran Dale Morris suffered a career-threatening blow against Suns.

Wanderers bring back hometown favourite

Western Sydney Wanderers signing Mark Bridge.

Mark Bridge has signed a deal to rejoin Tony Popovic's squad.

Talented teens join Matildas squad

TOP STRIKE: Australia's Ellie Carpenter celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal in her side's Algarve Cup game with China earlier this year.

Matildas add teenage rookie to side

Wide Bay's credentials questioned as NPL fallout continues

The logo for Wide Bay Buccaneers, Football Queensland Wide Bay's proposed Queensland Premier League team.

Some clubs aren't happy Wide Bay was granted a NPL licence.

How the grass is always greener helping others

Norbridge Park groundkeepers, L-T Cecil Newman and Bryan Graff.

Rocky retirees getting a kick out of groundskeeping

Wegner overwhelmed by Sydney crowds

IN AWE: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Big turnout of Sydney fans has stunned Arsene Wenger

Wanderers threaten to shut down Red and Black Bloc

Wanderers supporters in the Red and Black Bloc in 2016.

CEO John Tsatsimas has sent a letter to members.

Fact from fiction: the truth behind cricket's great sledges

West Indies great Viv Richards.

Some cricket yarns are so good they'll never die.

Aussie cricketers chasing big target at World Cup

Opener Nicole Bolton has been among the stars for Australia with the bat at the Women's World Cup in England.

Allrounder says Aussies batters aiming up at Women's World Cup

England first through to cricket World Cup final

England's Anya Shrubsole celebrates with teammate Jenny Gunn after hitting the winning runs in the Women's World Cup semi-final against South Africa.

England edges out South Africa in semi-final thriller

Sri Lankan cricket veteran has Shane Warne in his sights

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates taking the wicket of Zimbabwe's Hamilton Masakadza.

Rangana Herath has forged a career any bowler would be proud of.

Joe Root's England falls apart handing Test to South Africa

GOODBYE JOE: South Africa's Chris Morris celebrates bowling England captain Joe Root for eight in the Second Test at Trent Bridge

Joe Root has problems after his England's second Test collapse

National netball team to be called Samsung Diamonds

THE national netball team will be named the Samsung Diamonds as part of a naming rights deal announced by the electronics giant.

Champion outfit will have time on its side next time around

FORCEFUL: Geva Mentor of the Lightning competes for the ball during a Super Netball match against the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Captain was a stifling presence as goal keeper

Geitz 'missed being part of the Firebirds family'

Laura Geitz celebrates with Firebirds team mates after winning the grand final match of the 2016 ANZ Championship

Australian great will return to action next Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz to return to netball for 2018

Laura Geitz will make her comeback for the Queensland Firebirds in next year’s Suncorp Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz is returning to netball to give back to the sport

Lightning star struck out of Commonwealth Games team

Laura Langman in action for the Sunshine Coast Lightning during the Super Netball grand final.

Alexander disappointed Langman ruled out of Commonwealth Games team

Title-winning Lightning stars will be back to defend crown

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Suncorp Super Netball grand final.

All 10 players will be returning for 2018.

Goal attack looks forward to another season at Lightning

GOAL ATTACK: Lightning's Stephanie Wood will play for the side again in 2018.

'It is (now) about looking forward to 2018.'

Top Sydney stable primed for raid on Queensland Cup

RICHARD of Yorke finished half-a-length behind Plot Twist at Randwick a month ago.

Win a $50,000 Mother's Gift

Shoreline, ridden by Matthew Paget, cruises to a win in the $50,000 Mother's Gift at Grafton.

Shoreline had a comfortable win in the opening race at Grafton Cup

Trainer predicts bright future for Meteorologist

Jockey Paul Hammersley (right) has been booked for six rides at Grafton.

Grafton Cup forecast looks good for Meteorologist says Wilson

Shadow tipped to grab spotlight

Tim Clark will ride Hostwin Shadow at Hawkesbury.

Jockey gives Moore good vibes for Hostwin Shadow at Hawkesbury

Trainer chases winning double at Taree

Top jockey Matthew Paget will return to ride Superlight at Taree today.

MacDonald to make late call on Kailenny as he eyes winning double

Sense of purpose about Caloundra Cup contender

CONTENDER: Self Sense, pictured winning in action at Caulfield with jockey Noel Callow, is one of the favourites for the Listed Caloundra Cup.

The six-year-old burst clear from the field in his last start.

Renowned Corbould Park rider set for region's top race day

SUNSHINE COAST JOCKEY: Damian Browne starred on the world racing scene last year, aboard Buffering, in the Al Qouz Sprint during the Dubai World Cup.

Damian Browne's looking forward to the carnival.

Spieth's Open win has him in rarefied company

Jordan Spieth shook off the memory of his Masters implosion last year to win the British Open after recovering from a horror front nine

Day fires back after ice cream and movie

Australia's Jason Day prepares to putt on the 4th green  at Royal Birkdale

Aussie back in contention at British Open

Aussies blown away in second round of British Open

Australia's Adam Scott watches his shot off the ninth tee during the second round of the British Open.

American Jordan Spieth is now the outright leader at six-under.

Aussies in the hunt after first round of British Open

Australia's Aaron Baddeley on the fifth tee during the first round of the British Open.

VIDEO: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar share lead.