Rams reserves win with Prems lagging

SOLID: Another solid performance for veteran flanker Sam Owens.

Byron Rams Reserves win and the Prems go down fighting

Sporting legends in Bangalow for footy fundraiser

SPORTSMAN'S LUNCH: Rugby Legend Glen Ella.

Bangalow Rugby will host sportsmans lunch on August 19.

Baird resolute on greyhound ban

Premier Mike Baird accuses opposition Luke Foley of hypocrisy

The Byron Beez are set to swarm

HIGHER GROUND: Byron Beez Basketball teams are set to fly at NJL comp in Tamworth.

BYRON Bay Basketball's new brand in the Byron Beez Basketball.

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.

Warriors suffer collapse to fall out of finals race

THE New Zealand Warriors were denied the try of the season and bundled out of the finals by a never-say-die Wests Tigers.

Djokovic still the man to beat, says Andy

Andy Murray ahead of the US Open.

Andy Murray says he is not the favourite for the US Open.

Nic Beveridge embraces 'second life'

Nic Beveridge at Coolangatta Surf Club following the announcement of the paratriathlon team to compete in Rio. Photo courtesy Australian Paralympic Committee.

Nic Beveridge has turned adversity into a great adventure that will take him to...

No grand exit for Lyon at Brookvale Oval

IN ACTION: Sea Eagles' Jamie Lyon.

No grand exit for Manly favourite Jamie Lyon.

Luke could be back for Warriors after surgery

QUICK RECOVERY: Warriors hooker Issac Luke.

Issac Luke looks set for return from injury.

Gallen says Sharks can turn around poor form

DEFENCE IMPROVING: Sharks captain Paul Gallen (centre) says his team can reverse its poor recent form after a strong showing against Souths.

Sharks captain confident of form reversal.

Former gymnast dives in at the deep end

MAKING A SPLASH: Domonic Bedggood is making his Olympic debut in Rio.

Bedggood lining up in the 10m platform.

Mary Hanna set to Boogie at fifth Olympic Games

DISTINGUISHED CAREER: Mary Hanna with Boogie Woogie 6 and Umbro, which are both qualified to compete at Rio. Hanna, 61, will be competing in her fifth Olympics and is Australia's oldest competitor at the Games.

Hanna is already planning to compete at the Tokyo 2020

Worth aiming high in archery competition

ALL FOCUS: Australia's Taylor Worth at the 2012 Games.

Selection bitter-sweet after great mate missed out.

Denny takes the long road to Rio

WINDING UP: Queenslander Matthew Denny competes in the men's discus throw during the Australian Athletics Championships in April.

Queenslander claimed national title in April.

Rayner fighting fit for Rio

POWER-PACKED: Chloe Rayner in action during competition at the national titles.

Teen tore hamstring tendon off her pelvic bone in lead-up.

'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.

An open letter to Mr Sam Thaiday

Sam Thaiday will play his 250th game.

HEY Sam, I want to set the record straight.

Sam jokes his way to major landmark

Tony Durkin and Sam Thaiday at the 2006 NRL grand final.

Endearing trait was that he never took himself seriously.

Half as many reasons for Gus to be excited

Nathan Cleary in action for the Panthers.

Gould suggests the NRL establish an academy for emerging halfbacks

Contenders suddenly have big holes to fill

Nic Naitanui limbs from Domain Stadium in Perth.

Jack Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Giles come on down.

Players and fans left to bemoan NRL judiciary

NASTY INCIDENT: Blood pours from Brisbane Broncos player Corey Parker's mouth during their round 24 NRL game against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium.

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday admits he is totally confused.

Morris puts club before cash in rare selfless act

CLUB FIRST: Brett Morris will leave a decision on his participation in the Four Nations up to his Bulldogs coach Des Hasler.

Decision on Four Nations availability to be left to coach.

Warriors deny Gillett offer

Matt Gillett is in demand.

Andrew McFadden denies Broncos Matt Gillett is on radar.

Raiders no one-man team, says coach Stuart

Blake Austin of the Raiders.

Blake Austin has suffered a hand injury.

Broncos plan for risky business against Storm

SMART PLAYER: Cooper Cronk in control for the Storm during the last clash with the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

WAYNE Bennett has won hundreds of NRL games.

Sam jokes his way to major landmark

Tony Durkin and Sam Thaiday at the 2006 NRL grand final.

Endearing trait was that he never took himself seriously.

Gillett may be open to Warriors move

Matt Gillett in action for the Broncos.

New Zealand outfit emerging as a real threat

Roberts cops punishment from Broncos

James Roberts looks on during the Brisbane Broncos training session at Red Hill in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The Broncos play the Canberra Raiders in their round 14 match in Brisbane tomorrow night. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

Roberts will not be suspended

Maverick approach works wonders with Saints

Maverick Weller has thrived during his time at St Kilda.

Maverick Weller enjoying life at St Kilda.

Jaeger drops bomb of own on shattered Suns

GONE: Jaeger O'Meara is all smiles during a Suns training session at Metricon Stadium.

Harsh nature of AFL football has been there for all to see this week

Rude awakening as North prepares to cut veterans loose

Brent Harvey attends training at Arden St today.

As far as kangaroo culls go this was as brutal as it gets

Cahill ready to link with Bruno at Melbourne City

Melbourne City FC new signing Tim Cahill is seen at the club's training facility at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Star to fit in wherever coach John van't Schip wants him

RIO 2016: Neymar sends Brazil into raptures

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Neymar is swamped by media and fans after receiving his gold medal at the Maracana Stadium.

Neymar leads Brazil to gold medal.

Gunners out to shoot down premiers

LEICESTER TRIP: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger says facing Leicester City will be no different to last year.

RIO 2016: Brazil with shot at redemption against Germans

STAR POWER: Brazil's Neymar will line up in the gold medal game against Germany.

Football giants to clash in the Olympics football final.

Socceroo great just here to help

BIG COUP: Melbourne City FC's new signing Tim Cahill trains at the club's facility.

Tim Cahill doesn't want a "circus” around him at Melbourne City.

Zlatan still has what it takes, says United boss

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Bournemouth's Harry Arter challenge for the ball.

Manchester United gets first-up win over Bournemouth.

Starc reality of facing Aussie paceman first-up

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc during a practice session in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Aaron Finch is glad to have Mitchell Starc on his side

ODIs a chance for Aussies to save face

WORK TO DO: Australian cricket captain Steven Smith and coach Darren Lehmann chat during a practice session in Colombo.

Five-match series set to get under way.

Burns or Khawaja faces chop for Test

NET GAIN: Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith look on during an Australian cricket team training session.

Marsh in line to play in third Test.

Aussies in spin after Herath takes hat-trick

SPIN KING: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath.

Australia on the ropes in second Test.

Holland set to replace injured O'Keefe

TEST CALL-UP: Jon Holland celebrates a wicket with his Victorian teammates in the Sheffield Shield.

Tourists look to fight back after losing the first Test.

Johnson set for a debut in Big Bash at long last

STILL FIRING: Former Australian Test quick Mitchell Johnson will play for the Scorchers in the Big Bash.

Former Aussie bowler signs with Scorchers.

Geitz focused on grand final, not what future may hold

When Queensland captain Laura Geitz thanks her supporters from all over the state, she does so with plenty of emotion.

Firebirds recover from jitters to make grand final

SUPER INTENSE: The pressure got to the Firebirds Romelda Aiken, but she recovered to get the Queenslanders into next week’s 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.

Can Winx make it 10 straight in Warwick Stakes?

There is no doubt that Winx is the star attraction at Royal Randwick tomorrow and she will start the Warwick Stakes as a very short-priced favourite.

First-up horses have an edge in PB Lawrence Stakes

The PB Lawrence Stakess set to be an intriguing betting affair.

Payne loses ride on Prince of Penzance

Prince of Penzance, ridden by Michelle Payne, after winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.

Concerns over the jockey's fitness have prompted the move

RIO 2016: Aussie riders take bronze medal

Shane Rose, Stuart Tinney, Sam Griffiths and Christopher Burton of Australia celebrate winning a bronze in Rio.

Aussies win bronze in the Rio Olympics team eventing.

History suggests Capitalist will struggle

Capitalist to start Missile Stakes as short-priced favourite.

Bletchingly the springboard for big races

Bletchingly Stakes considered a good pointer for spring carnival.