Wave Rave with Gaz: Boardriders head to Coffs Competition

BOARDRIDERS: Danny Wills takes the bottom turn.

Byron Boardriders head off to Coffs Competition.

Byron Rugby swaps scrum for gardens

TEAM WORK: Applying their physical skill and strength to the garden Byron Youth Activity Centre.

Byron Bar Rugby players helped spruce up the YAC on Saturday.

Get the win for good cause

TRY TIME: Going in for a try at Byron Bay Rugby’s Charity Day.

BYRON Bay held their charity day with proceeds going to charity.

Soli masters Byron Boardriders

LIP DANCE: Soli Bailey took out the Men's Open section of the Byron Bay Boardriders competition.

Soli Bailet takes out Byron Boardriders Masters

Wave Rave with Gaz: Full moon waves

LOST TRACK: Torren Martyn stars in the new movie produced by Ishka Folkwell.

THE Byron Bay Malibu Club is calling for new members.

Greyhound ban is the ‘start of a slippery slope’

Greyhound dogs race at the Wentworth Park stadium in Sydney, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Greyhound racing has returned to Sydney's Wentworth Park and other NSW tracks for the first time since the state government announced plans to ban it. Last week Premier Mike Baird announced plans to shut down the sport in NSW following a Special Commission of Inquiry report that found "chilling" evidence of systemic animal cruelty within the industry. (AAP Image/David Moir) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

What's next? Are they going to ban sheep dog trials?

ORIGIN 2016: Inglis, Parker, Fifita could face match bans

Greg Inglis (right) of the Maroons is tackled by Josh Dugan of the Blues during the State of Origin Game III between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons, at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Even if all three enter guilty pleas they won't play this weekend.

Blues' disrespect Maroons after calling them bad winners

Queensland players celebrate following State of Origin Game III between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons at Suncorp Stadium in 2015. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

NSW won the match 18-14 but lost the series.

Byron Rugby shows its big heart for brain cancer

BYRON RUGBY: Players show of this Saturday’s charity playing strips which will be auctioned after the match.

Byron Rugby will host a Brain Cancer Charity Day on Saturday.

Rio crime hits former Rocky man

The camera operator and a journalist were approached on the beach shortly after landing in Rio to cover the Olympics

Burton at 'home' in pre-Games team camp

PREPARING: Darling Downs rider Chris Burton.

Rider prepares for second Olympics

'Old man' takes up challenge of his fifth Olympics

AGE SHALL NOT WEARY HIM: Martin Marinov (left) will partner Ferenc Szekszardi in the C2 1000m in Rio, as well as taking on the C1 1000m.

Aussie the oldest canoeing athlete to compete at an Olympics.

Stroke of luck for Aussie rowers after Russians banned

GRATEFUL EIGHT: The Australian women's eight rowing team in action at the 2012 London Olympics.

FISA move applauded by Rowing Australia.

Women outnumber men in Olympic team for first time

TEAM BOSS: Olympic Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller is proud of the number of women representing Australia in Rio.

Team numbers 212 women and 207 men.

Women's Eight in Olympic rowing after Russian ban

The boats of the Netherlands, Romania, Germany, China and Australia (at top), start for the Women's Eight race at the Rowing Olympic Qualification on Lake Rotsee in Lucerne, Switzerland, Sunday, May 22, 2016.

There are now more women than men in the Australian Olympic Team

Day intent on winning, not defending

CRAVING SUCCESS: World No.1 Jason Day, of Australia, is the defending US PGA champion.

World No.1 wants to add to his only major.

'Old man' takes up challenge of his fifth Olympics

AGE SHALL NOT WEARY HIM: Martin Marinov (left) will partner Ferenc Szekszardi in the C2 1000m in Rio, as well as taking on the C1 1000m.

Aussie the oldest canoeing athlete to compete at an Olympics.

Broncos must soon start their charge to the finals

FALLING FLAT: Josh McGuire of the Brisbane Broncos is suspended for tonight's clash with the Roosters.

Team three points adrift of a vital top-four berth.

Durko’s Dissections for round 21

GONE MISSING: Anthony Milford of the Brisbane Broncos has been out of sorts in recent weeks.

Tony Durkin takes a look at this weekend's NRL match-ups.

Ennis 'one of the best I've coached': Bennett

CROWD FAVOURITE: Michael Ennis is greeted by Sharks fans last weekend.

Shark to retire at end of the season.

Brisbane pins hopes on inexperienced bench

BIG TALENT: Tevita Pangai jnr of the Broncos will start from the bench against the Roosters.

Gillett scratching adds to Broncos' woes.

Aussies pooling resources for Rio success

OLYMPIC HOPE: Mitch Larkin of Australia smiles after his men's 50m backstroke heat at last year’s world championships in Kazan.

Larkin wants Australian swimming to return to its glory days.

Fire and ice drive Rio dream

BURNING AMBITION: Sharni Williams will lead the Australian women’s rugby sevens team at the Rio Olympics.

Rugby sevens skipper on quest for gold.

Jess to hit the ground running

TALENTED FAMILY: Jess Trengove claims bronze in the marathon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Brother inspires Olympic marathon runner.

Rose bloomed in Romania

DISTINGUISHED CAREER: Central Coast Mariners star Josh Rose makes a tackle on Melbourne Victory’s Besart Berisha earlier this year.

How Romania shaped the career of soccer star

In tune for retirement

CHAMPION: Shane Stefanutto.

Shane Stefanutto in tune for retirement.

Rod Davies rocketing to stardom

Former Queensland Reds speedster Rod Davies in flight.

A LOOK back on "Rockhampton Rocket" Rod Davies' remarkable journey.

Players might have to start using their heads

SAFETY CONCERNS: Lachie Henderson of the Cats is stretchered from the ground during the round 17 AFL match between Fremantle and Geelong at Domain Stadium.

Coaches and players have role to play to prevent concussion.

Blues got rub of the green from whistleblowers

UNDER PRESSURE: Matt Scott of the Maroons offloads the ball as he is tackled by Michael Jennings and Tyson Frizell during State of Origin game three.

NSW coach changed tune from games one to three.

Have to admit it ... Blues skipper deserves respect

LAST GAME: NSW  Origin captain Paul Gallen   during the captain's run at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Tony Durkin shares his views on retiring NSW skipper.

Battling Lions have right to feel aggrieved

CONFIDENCE DOWN: Lions players are dejected as the leave the field following the Round 16 AFL match against the Gold Coast Suns.

Dark clouds hovering over club.

Dog sets a cat among the pigeons

CAVORTING WITH ENEMY: Lin Jong of the Bulldogs runs with the ball.

Player's tour of rival facilities sets tongues wagging.

D-Day approaching for Maroon changes

2020 VISION: Darius Boyd (left) and Corey Oates may be the leaders of the Queensland team in 2020.

Queensland team not getting any younger.

Green tight-lipped over Thurston injury

INJURY CLOUD: Johnathan Thurston (left), with his leg iced, watches from the bench during the clash between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs last weekend.

Superstar halfback under injury cloud.

Ennis to pull the pin at season’s end

LAST HURRAH: Michael Ennis of the Sharks will call it quits at the end of the 2016 season.

Shark hoping to retire with a premiership.

Dragons duo in hot water over alleged drunken brawl

INFRINGEMENT NOTICE: Tim Lafai in action for the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Latest piece of bad news for the club.

Promising Cowboy’s future is clear as Chud

RISING STAR: Josh Chudleigh of the Cowboys runs the ball during the round 18 NRL match against the Canberra Raiders.

Promising hooker off-contract at the end of the year.

Eagles, Rabbitohs play for their season

SORELY MISSED: NSW Origin halfback Adam Reynolds could be back to boost the Rabbitohs tonight.

Key players likely to return for both teams.

Don’t cry for Farah, the footy millionaire

FAN FAVOURITE: Robbie Farah (centre) is swamped by fans after playing for Wests Tigers in their NSW Cup match against the Newtown Jets at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney.

Hooker still being paid about $40,000 a game.

Harvey settles spat with Carey ahead of record game

TIRELESS VETERAN: Brent Harvey of the Kangaroos will play his 427th AFL match this weekend, breaking the record of Michael Tuck.

Kangaroos veteran to play his 427th match.

Unimpressive Eagles look for Naitanui spark

MISSING SPARK: Nic Naitanui of the West Coast Eagles is a chance to return next week.

Eagles clash with Collingwood at the MCG next Saturday.

Portugal overcomes loss of Ronaldo to claim Euro crown

ON TARGET: Eder celebrates after scoring the winning goal for Portugal in the Euro 2016 final against France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

Country claims first European Championship.

Portugal win Euro Cup despite Ronaldo heartbreak

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, bottom, celebrates with team mates winning the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016.

So the one-man team become European champions

VIDEO: Iceland's stunning welcome for national heroes

Football team celebrates with fans.

TO vikings, this was a time to honour victory, not to mourn defeat.

Griezmann double confirms status as new French hero

FRENCH HERO: France's Antoine Griezmann applauds fans at the end of the Euro 2016 semi-final against Germany in Marseille.

France downs Germany to book spot in final.

Man Utd set to sign Pogba for record $176m

IN DEMAND: Paul Pogba of France in action during the Euro 2016 quarter-final match against Iceland.

French international will earn more than $500,000 a week.

Starc back and keen to boost Test record

DANGER MAN: Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates a wicket.

Left-arm quick to get another chance to impress in the Test arena.

Warner expected to be fit to face Sri Lanka

FAMOUS FACE: Australian cricketer David Warner faces a delivery by former Sri Lankan spinner Muttaiah Muralitharan during a practice session in Colombo.

Australia to face Sri Lanka starting on Tuesday.

Lyon not concerned by lack of wickets in Test warm-up

BARREN SPELL: Australian bowler Nathan Lyon took just two wickets in two innings against a Sri Lankan Board XI.

Spinner approaching opening Test against Sri Lanka with confidence.

O’Keefe puts his hand up for Test selection

GOOD FORM: Stephen O’Keefe took five wickets in the first innings of Australia’s tour match in Sri Lanka.

Tourists could take a twin-spin attack in the first Test.

Murali, Law give Aussies an inside edge over Sri Lanka

SPIN MAESTRO: Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan appeals for a wicket in a 2010 ODI clash against Australia.

Duo gives insight ahead of Australia's tour of island nation.

Heat secure world No.1 Badree for BBL

KEY SIGNING: West Indian Samuel Badree has recommitted to the Brisbane Heat.

West Indian joins McCullum as international signings.

Firebirds recover from jitters to make grand final

The Firebirds are the first team through to next Sunday’s final

‘White-line fever’ gives Aiken the edge

HARD TO HANDLE: Queensland Firebirds goal-shooter Romelda Aiken lines up a shot.

Firebirds shooting for another grand final.

Firebird standing tall among illustrious teammates

TOUGH DEFENCE: Queensland Firebirds player Gabi Simpson (right) and Melbourne Vixens player Madi Robinson in action during the 2014 grand final.

Queensland side to face Steel in semi.

Tippett faces her Origin in Firebirds final

MY BALL! Gretel Tippett of the Firebirds and Sharni Layton fight for the ball.

Firebirds tackle Swifts in fierce conference final in Brisbane

Swifts down Vixens to earn Firebirds final

EYE FOR GOAL: Susan Pettitt of the Swifts shoots as Leana De Bruin of the Magic defends.

Reigning champions await Sydneysiders.

Firebirds chasing right to host final

Firebirds captain Laura Geitz takes a rebound against the NSW Swiftrs in last year’s frand Final between the Queensland Firebirds and NSW Swifts in Brisbane, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Queenslanders have a game to go before the finals.

Tough test for Vixens’ title hopes

STRONG FINISH: Melbourne Vixens centre Liz Watson (right).

Southern Steel present tough challenge.

Poetic justice for 'Henry' Lawson's 100 to 1 chance

MACLEAN CUP: Wayne Lawson trained gelding Nautile snuck through to win the final feature race of the July Racing Carnival for the second time in a row.

Kilkivan rider second in 80km endurance championship

ENDURING ENTHUSIASM: Fiona Fenech from Lower Wonga, in the Kilkivan district, placed second in the 80km event of the endurance championships.
Photo: contributed

Long-term Kilkivan district horse rider takes silver over the 80km.

Pony club pays tribute to Billie

YOUNG STAR: 12-year-old Billie Kinder. 
Photo contributed.

Former Whitsunday local 12-year-old Billie Kinder has died.

Hollindale a good pointer for Doomben

Daniel Stackhouse riding Strawberry Boy to victory at Caulfield Racecourse

The Hollindale Stakes is the feature race at the Gold Coast tomorrow

Fell Swoop looks to be the big favourite for Victory

Glyn Schofield rides Fell Swoop at Caulfield Racecourse in February. Photo: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images.

Fell Swoop will be one of the best backed runners at Doomben.

No Winx, but Stars still come out for racing

Jockey Timothy Bell (second from left) rides Sir Moments to victory at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane.

How good is the racing at the Sunshine Coast this weekend?

Yankee Rose tipped to pop the Champagne

Yankee Rose (centre) ridden by Zac Purton wins the Inglis Series race during day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney earlier this month. Photo: AAP Image/David Moir.

Betting suggests Sires Produce Stakes winner Yankee Rose has a mortgage on the...