First Fire firing on all cylinders

Owner Michael McGrath and trainer John Dart were all smiles after a win at the Casino greyhounds meeting on Tuesday night. PHOTO: TARRAH VANDERSTOK

Owner Michael McGrath and trainer John Dart all smiles at Casino

Here's your chance to carp about feral pests

Carp might by great fun to catch but they're destroying Australia's watercourses.

Science in the Pub looks at carp and coral trees

Casino, Kingscliff fighting for the flag

The region's top bowlers will contest the Zone 1 No 1 and No 2 pennants at the Ballina RSL Bowling Club this weekend.

Zone 1 pennant play-offs will be contested this weekend

Hunter sets his sights on Casino double

Grafton trainer Hunter Kilner with Steve's Surprise, which will be striving to win a second consecutive Beef Week Cup today.

Grafton trainer aiming for second consecutive Beef Week Cup

They need to be good to win

Garrett Parkes is always a contender in the Ben King Memorial Surf Classic.

Boardriders club has strong contingent

Margaret is going for gold again at WSSTC

TENNIS STAR: Byron Bay octogenarian Margaret Fisher won silver in the women's over 85 tournament at the World Super Seniors Tennis Championships, in Croatia.

Byron pensioner heading to the Super Seniors Tennis Championships.

WAVE RAVE: Good waves will stay in Bay

WAVE RAVE: Adam Melling in action.

Great Waves for the Bay.

Supercars to step it up at F1 Grand Prix

Supercars win battle to race for championship points at Australian F1 Grand Prix

Axe hovers over coach as Suns continue to struggle

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade trudges off the field after talking to his players during their latest AFL loss.

Coach in firing line as Gold Coast club continues to struggle

Lolohea arrives at struggling Tigers

NEW TIGER: Former Warrior Tuimoala Lolohea has trained with his new Wests Tigers teammates.

Wests Tigers recruit Tuimoala Lolohea could start against St George

Dragons could get stars back from injury

RETURN LOOMING: Gareth Widdop could be back from a knee injury for St George Illawarra

St George could be reinforced by Gareth Widdop and Josh Dugan

Smith happy with changing of the guard

WON'T CHANGE MIND: Cameron Smith at Queensland State of Origin team training.

Cameron Smith won't be pressured into playing on in Origin

Cordner reveals mature Hayne is lifting Blues

NSW State of Origin captain Boyd Cordner enjoys a lighter moment in camp.

NSW skipper rates Hayne key weapon for Origin opener

Queensland football given major overhaul

Jason Pillay celebrates scoring a goal for the Ipswich Knights. The Knights will be part of the new Football Queensland Premier League next season.

SOME of regional Queensland's top clubs are in the new NPL.

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.

Sam Thaiday glad there's still loyalty in the game

TOGETHER AGAIN: Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston and Mal Meninga.

Broncos star happy coach shows faith

Rep-break report card: your NRL club rated

Billy Slater of the Storm is chased by James Maloney of the Sharks.

We rate your club's season so far.

Retired athletes reveal their struggles out of limelight

Australian women's basketball great Lauren Jackson.

Life after the final siren can be very tough going.

Hayne to Eels: will the prodigal son return?

Jarryd Hayne lining up for the Gold Coast Titans.

We break down the main issues of a potential Parramatta comeback.

Emotional Kevvie was an inspirational vision

Coach Kevin Walters during a Queensland State of Origin team training session in Brisbane.

Maroons coach typifies what that loyalty and passion is all about.

Winners and losers from Maroons squad announcement

Justin O'Neill

After a few shock omissions, form has counted for little

Numbers up for the AFL's most improved players

GETTING BETTER: Nic Newman gets a way from a flying Mav Weller on Saturday.

Time the AFL introduced its own 'most improved player' award

Schache needs an extended break from game

UNDECIDED: Josh Schache is not ready to commit to the Brisbane Lions.

Young Lion not 'fully comfortable'

Why Corey Norman is ready for the Maroons

Corey Norman of the Eels takes on the Tigers defence.

If JT isn't right, the selectors might have some sleepless nights.

In Short, deliberate out-of-bounds rule needs another look

Jayden Short attempts to gain possession near the boundary line.

The rule makers have perhaps gone too far.

Hodges says Hayne should be centre of attention

Jarryd Hayne (right) and James Tedesco jostle for position at Blues training.

Queensland great says Maroons must target Blues star

Bug forces Oates into isolated training

BUG: Maroons' winger Corey Oates has been hit with a stomach problem.

Maroons winger Corey Oates has been hit by a stomach bug

Underfire Maroons promise to repay selectors' faith

Aidan Guerra pushes himself during a Queensland State of Origin team training session on the Gold Coast.

Players vow to deliver after Queensland selectors stay loyal

Broncos slump to typical Origin-period defeat

Issac Luke of the Warriors is tackled by Korbin Sims, left, and Alexander Glenn of the Broncos

The fact they had to play the Warriors in New Zealand did not help.

Cronulla coach tips Origin omission to spark Shark

Valentine Holmes (left) will line up for the Sharks against the Bulldogs on Saturday after being overlooked by Queensland State of Origin selectors.

Flanagan warns rivals that Holmes has point to prove

Cowboys' Mr Reliable signs new deal with club

Gavin Cooper of the Cowboys, who has re-signed for two more years.

Gavin Cooper will remain in Townsville until the end of 2019.

Bombers focus on Daniher over Martin

Joe Daniher of the Bombers.

The 21-year-old has slotted 10 goals from the past two games.

Crows to throw rookie in the deep end against Dockers

Hugh Greenwood of the Crows (left) celebrates with teammate Taylor Walker after kicking a goal against the Brisbane Lions.

Hugh Greenwood to play on Fremantle pair David Mundy and Nat Fyfe.

Luckless Demon finally back fit and firing

Melbourne Demons player Josh Wagner.

Josh Wagner initially thought he might be done for the season.

Aussie Rogic strikes winner as Celtic claims treble

Tom Rogic of Celtic lifts the trophy after the Scottish Cup Final over Aberdeen.

TOM Rogic scores winner in final.

Roar snares Tunisian playmaker from Victory

BRISBANE BOUND: Fahid Ben Khalfallah has signed with the Roar for next season.

Fahid Ben Khalfallah has signed with Brisbane Roar

England boss leaves Wayne Rooney out of squad

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

Striker will miss a World Cup qualifier in Scotland.

WATCH: FFA disappointed with ABC2's coverage of friendly

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool competes for possession with Michael Zullo during the exhibition match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium.

Broadcaster slammed for Liverpool v Sydney FC antics.

What happens now to English teams in Champions League?

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney lifts the trophy after his side won the Europa League final.

Manchester United's Europa League win has fans pondering equation.

Emotional Pogba inspirational in United victory

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VIDEO: Manchester United wins Europa League.

German giant stars for Gunners in FA Cup success

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker celebrates with the trophy after winning the English FA Cup final.

Arsenal takes FA Cup final win.

Zampa wants to run hot in Champions Trophy

DREAM: Adam Zampa wants to be Australia's spinner in the Champions Trophy.

Zampa thinks England's heatwave could boost his chances

National team in crucial camp on Sunshine Coast

CAPTAIN: Meg Lanning of Australia bats during a women's T20 International between Australia and New Zealand in Geelong earlier this year.

'Fifteen players...capable of leading Australia to victory.'

Smith says it's time to dial back tempo from T20s

NEW FOCUS: Australia's captain Steve Smith is using trial games to get his side used to 50-overs cricket after the IPL season.

Practice matches will get Aussies ready for Champions Trophy

All the squads for the Champions Trophy

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins.

Eight teams will line up for the one-day tournament in England.

England to play Ashes warm-up in Townsville

New England captain Joe Root.

It'll be the first time England has played at Tony Ireland Stadium.

Lightning set to hit stride in finals after edging Giants

Caitlin Bassett (39 goals from 41 attempts) and Stephanie Wood (17/22) produced strong performance amid stifling defence.

Firebirds aiming for a strong end to season

Laura Clemesha (left) of the Firebirds puts pressure on Cody Lange of the Magpies.

Queenslanders to face the NSW Swifts in last game of year.

Firebirds feeling disappointment after missing finals

Gabi Simpson cops one in the face during the clash with Giants.

"There's been a lot of soul-searching”

Lightning urged to lift their game as finals close in

MIDCOURTER. Lightning's Laura Scherian in action during a win over the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Ratio of turnovers to goals not as high as coach would like.

Lightning success sets up winner-takes-all clash

Samantha Wallace of the Swifts (left) and Geva Mentor of the Lightning compete for the ball.

THE Sunshine Coast had a 63-49 victory over the NSW Swifts.

Thwaites' radar almost perfect for Magpies

ON FIRE: Caitlin Thwaites (left) was in superb form for Collingwood. Fever defender Stacey Francis couldn't stop her run of goals.

Caitlin Thwaites has led Collingwood to the Super Netball finals

Firebirds hold off Giants to keep finals hopes alive

Jo Harten of the Giants and Kate Shimmin of the Firebirds compete for the ball.

GWS nearly pulled off an unbelievable comeback.

Racing community raises $165,000 for paraplegic jockeys

THE region’s racing community rallied for two Toowoomba jockeys left paraplegic and facing a long road to recovery.

Health issues force champion apprentice to retire at 22

Dylan Dunn riding Zunbaqa at Flemington in 2016.

Dylan Dunn suffered with glandular fever earlier this year.

Good memories from home-town campdraft

Nicholas Ward and Nikki Wollens with youngsters Dustin and Keith Hirsch at the Rathdowney Memorial Campdraft.

Nicholas Ward follows family tradition by competing at Rathdowney.

Polarisation wins Sydney Cup ... agains

Polarisation, ridden by Corey Brown, wins the Sydney Cup.

He was first over the line two weeks ago before no-race was called.

Sydney Cup called off mid-race after shocking fall

Jockey Blake Shinn helps James Doyle after they were dislodged in the Sydney Cup,

Almoonqith suffered a breakdown and was later euthanised.

'It is a privilege to train such a champion'

Winx, ridden Hugh Bowman, wins the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

VIDEO: Winx has continued winning streak that stretches two years.

Trainer says Winx is ready to extend streak

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, wins the China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes during Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill in March.

Trainer Chris Waller says mare is ready for Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Day misses out in sudden-death playoff

AUSTRALIAN Jason Day has missed out on winning his first US PGA title in more than a year after defeat in a playoff at the Byron Nelson PGA tournament.

Birdie streak puts Jason Day in contention in Texas

Jason Day celebrates with fans after he sunk a 60-foot putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament.

Jason Day has round of seven-under 63 to move up leaderboard.

From Players Championship winner to cattle class

Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, during the third round of The Players Championship.

Si Woo Kim won tournament with a flawless bogey-free final round.

Scott gets confidence boost ahead of US Open

Adam Scott reacts to a missed eagle putt on the second hole during the final round of the Players Championship.

Scott has good finish at Players Championship.