Individual standouts highlight otherwise tough day for rep sides

Keaton Stutt starred for Clarence River Under-12s with 80 not out and three wickets against Nambucca-Bellingen in round one of the North Coast Cricket Council Inter-District competition on Sunday, 23rd October, 2016.

Aidan Cahill, Keaton Stutt, Coby Tabor put best foot forward

Greens fight and fuss but shark nets are coming

The NSW Government has vowed to reintroduce old-style mesh shark nets to North Coast beaches.

Mesh shark nets almost certain to arrive at North Coast beaches

VIDEO: Lucky Meteor strikes back at Grafton

RECORD RUN: Lucky Meteor sprints clear to win the Bloomer Transport and Warehousing Jacca Prelude at the Clarence River Jockey Club yesterday.

John Shelton trained sprinter blitzes Grafton track in record time

Ton sweet timing for Clarence River skipper

CAPTAIN'S KNOCK: Clarence River skipper Jake Kroehnert blazed a brilliant hundred and secured his first win as captain in Sunday's Country Cup victory over Lismore.

Century and first win for representative captain

LCCA CRICKET: Lawrence robbed by rain

Harwood opener Daryl Simmons helped get his team off to a good start against Iluka/Brushgrove at Harwood Oval.

Lawrence cricket team can't win a trick after two rounds

Animal lovers don't love Mike Baird any more

Hundreds rally in Martin Place in Sydney following NSW Premier Mike Baird's backflip on the planned greyhound racing ban. They accused powerful media interests of having an influence in the decision to reverse the ban.

Sydneysiders march against Baird's greyhound ban backflip

McMahons help Lower Clarence turn the tide in Country Plate

TOP SCORE: Lower Clarence batsman Doug Harris top scored in the Country Plate round 2 game against Macquarie Hotel with 67.

Young leggie puts the brakes on fast start

Indians take lead over Cubs in World Series

Corey Kluber set a World Series record with eight strikeouts through the first three innings of game one.

Injured Kerevi backs Folau to thrive in centres

Samu Kerevi of Australia is challenged by Anton Lienert-Brown of New Zealand during their Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park on Saturday.

Samu Kerevi says he is hoping to stay positive.

Cheika stands by controversial Koroibete call-up

Coach Michael Cheika looks on during a Wallabies training session.

League convert named for tour despite not having played Super Rugby.

Meninga shuffles pack for Four Nations opener

Kangaroos forward Trent Merrin looks for a hole in the New Zealand defence during their clash in Perth earlier this month.

Coach names five debutants for clash with Scotland in Hull.

Power and Suns confirmed for Shanghai showdown

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch.

Port Adelaide chairman hails landmark moment.

Fenech fears for Mundine against Green

Former world champion boxer Jeff Fenech.

Jeff Fenech has called for Mundine-Green fight to be called off.

Socceroos given extra time to impress

Luke Brattan of Melbourne City celebrates after scoring against the Melbourne Victory in round two of the A-League.

Five A-League players in the 30-man squad to face Thailand.

Jeff Horn goes from bully fighter to world beater

Welterweight boxer Jeff Horn goes through some training moves after a press conference in Brisbane.

Aussie at No.3 in the WBO rankings and can go higher this month.

Chaz Mostert has another mountain to climb

Chaz Mostert is rapt to be back on the mountain.

Driver describes Mount Panorama as more akin to a roller-coaster.

Will Davison: Mountain high, history steep

FAMILY TRADITION: Will Davison will contest his 13th Bathurst 1000 this weekend on the track where he drove alongside the late great Peter Brock in 2004 and won with Garth Tander in 2009.

Bathurst holds a particularly special place in the heart of Davison

Meninga tackles his family's past

Rugby league great Mal Meninga traces his ancestry in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

League great keen to take on the challenge.

Bulldogs win helps drive Supercars star Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin is heading to Bathurst in pursuit of a maiden win on the famous circuit.

Rising star looking to conquer own mountain

Who has the longest drought in Australian sport?

The Sydney Swans celebrate winning the 2005 AFL grand final against West Coast.

We look at the teams that have endured the longest waits for glory.

No love lost between trans-Tasman rivals

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika.

Two old rivals cannot stand each other.

Second Brisbane team well worth considering

Miron Bleiberg during his time as Gold Coast United coach.

Consortium reportedly ready to put up the money for a second team.

Cahill sets the benchmark for nation's athletes

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City celebrates after scoring against the Victory.

In every respect Tim Cahill delivered on his A-League debut.

Still some big 'ifs' over Postecoglou's Socceroos

Tomas Rogic of Australia and Genki Haraguchi of Japan contest possession during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

Coach wants Australia to one day challenge for a World Cup.

Fans deserve better from superbrat Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios of Australia was warned by the umpire at the Shanghai Masters that he had to at least make out he was trying.

Aussie put in a bizarre display at the Shanghai Masters.

Good riddance Andrew, our game doesn't need you

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks celebrates following his team's win over the Storm in the NRL grand final.

Fifita was a controversial non-selection in the Kangaroos squad.

League convert Koroibete named in Wallabies tour squad

Former Melbourne Storm player Marika Koroibete has made the Wallabies squad for their Spring Tour.

Koroibete is one of three new faces in the 32-man squad.

Kangaroos know Scotland will be 'a bit of a tricky game'

Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith at a press conference.

Cameron Smith says the Kangaroos will not under-estimate Scotland.

Big Sam's cross-code feat swept under the carpet

Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess will lead England in the Four Nations.

Burgess the first league-union-league convert to captain country.

Kangaroos gearing up for the unknown against Scotland

Josh Dugan of the Kangaroos is tackled during the Test match between Australian and the New Zealand Kiwis at nib Stadium in Perth earlier this month.

Australia will play the Bravehearts in Hull to start Four Nations.

Foran set to meet with NRL's integrity unit

Kieran Foran at a post-match media conference last year when he was captain of the Eels.

Troubled star Kieran Foran's road to redemption starts next week.

England off to winning start under Bennett

England rugby league coach Wayne Bennett, from Australia.

Perfect workout for England ahead of the Four Nations series.

Players don't want bye just before finals

Jordan Lewis is against the late-season bye.

Most AFL players don't want a late-season bye.

QClash scheduled for opening round

Former Brisbane Lions player Pearce Hanley, now with the Suns, will face his old club in round one.

Pearce Hanley won't have to wait long to take on his old club.

O'Meara deal hinged on Lyons, Suns coach reveals

Adelaide's Jarryd Lyons runs with the ball. He will join the Suns next season.

Suns coach says club was ready to stick to its guns over midfielder.

Roar won't back down from Glory challenge

Brisbane's Tommy Oar contests the ball with Nick Fitzgerald of the Mariners.

Perth has the reputation of being a physical side.

Messi and Ronaldo vying for award ... again

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo fights for the ball during a Champions League Group F soccer match between against Legia Warsaw at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

Ronaldo one of six Real Madrid players shortlisted for Ballon d'Or.

Conte hits back over humiliation claim

Chelseas team manager Antonio Conte, right, and Manchester Uniteds team manager Jose Mourinho talk after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte denies trying to humiliate Joe Mourinho

Messi the man for Barcelona

Barcelona's Lionel Messi kicks for the ball to score a penalty during the La Liga soccer match against Valencia at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia.

Win takes Barca to the top of La Liga.

Wasteful Roar need to improve

Thomas Kristensen of the Roar (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Mariners.

Jamie Maclaren guilty of missing chances against Mariners.

Winless Reds not hitting the panic button

Tarek Elrich of Adelaide United celebrates his goal against the Victory.

Tarek Elrich says reigning champion can turn around a poor start.

No fear for young Bulls

IN THE PINK: Chris Hartley is ready to face a near-Test line-up NSW team.

Chris Hartley says the Bulls will be strong this season.

Last chance for Khawaja, Burns to shine

Dropped Test batsmen Joe Burns (left) and Usman Khawaja will be looking for runs for Queensland against NSW at the Gabba.

Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns will be looking for runs against NSW

Skipper's brilliant century sets up Country Cup win

Clarence batsman Jake Kroehnert during the Clarence rep cricket match at Ellem Oval between Clarence and Coffs on Sunday, 8th February, 2015. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

Dream start on home turf for Clarence River in knockout competition

Kroehnert leads from the front against Easts

Brothers skipper Jake Kroehnert. who scored 102 in Sunday's representative match against Lismore, got his eye in on Saturday against Easts in premier league, scoring 48no.

Brothers skipper comes to the rescue at Ellem Oval

Cotten stitches up half century for Coutts

COVERING UP: Players drag the covers over the wicket at McKittrick Park   on Saturday.

Batsmen put Coutts Crossing in strong position at McKittrick Park

Brilliant Lyon spins NSW to cup title

Nathan Lyon of the Blues celebrates with teammate Peter Nevill after claiming the wicket of Ben Cutting of the Bulls.

Spinner took 4-10 from his 10 overs.

Lightning to face acid test first up

BREAKING: TOUGH test first up for the Sunshine Coast's newest national team with a blockbuster first-round of the National Netball League for the Lightning.

Tough defence helps Diamonds finish series with a win

Australia celebrates its series defeat of New Zealand during game four of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Aussies edge Silver Ferns 49-45 in Invercargill.

Ferns preparing to unleash new tactic in series finale

Caitlin Bassett of Australia and Anna Harrison of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

New Zealand has trialled the new move in training this week.

Diamonds coach slams Channel Nine

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander speaks to her players.

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander slams push for two-point shot.

Diamonds coach concerned by burn-out despite Test win

Gabi Simpson of Australia challenges Grace Rasmussen of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Lisa Alexander believes the Constellation Cup schedule poses a risk.

Silver Ferns ready to host Diamonds

Gretel Tippett of the Diamonds looks to pass during game two of the Constellation Cup series in Launceston.

Third clash in series may be a survival of the fittest.

Silver Ferns shock Diamonds to level series

Laura Langman of the Silver Ferns is surrounded by Diamonds players during game two of the Constellation Cup series.

New Zealand stunned the world champions with a ferocious fightback.

Strong performer at the Crossroad

The Paddy Cunningham-trained Crossroad is set to come out on top of today's Bloomer Transport & Warehousing Jaca Prelude at Grafton

Kiwis plan easy run for Pentathlon in Gold Cup

CHANGE OF PLAN: Connections hope new riding tactics will help Pentathlon (No.9) in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup.

Connections hoping change in tactics will put Pentathlon in the mix.

Hartnell ready to challenge Winx

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, goes through her paces in trackwork ahead of the Cox Plate.

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, is worthy of her place as favourite.

Punters can't get enough of Winx

Hugh Bowman (centre) rides Winx to victory in the Caulfield Stakes earlier this month.

The five-year-old to start the shortest-price favourite since 2010.

Yankee Rose bringing 'A-game' to Cox Plate, says trainer

Jockey Dean Yendall on Yankee Rose celebrates winning the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.

David Vandyke gives his dual Group 1 winner a chance.

Favourites satisfied with Cox Plate barrier draw

James McDonald rides Hartnell to the barrier for the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington earlier this month.

Winx to jump from No.3 and Hartnell in No.7.

Oliver loses appeal against reckless riding ban

Jockey Damien Oliver leaves the appeal hearing in Melbourne.

Champion jockey ruled out of Cox Plate and Derby Day.

Olympians join field for Australian PGA

Australia's Rio Olympics representatives Scott Hend and Marcus Fraser will join the field for the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast in December.

Scott hoping to go one better in Kuala Lumpur

Adam Scott was the runner-up at last year's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur.

The world No.6 was runner-up in Malaysia last year.

Ko gives caddie the boot

Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

World No.1 has split with Australian Jason Hamilton.

Woods 'can't push it' on road to recovery, says Day

Tiger Woods laughs with Jason Day before at last year's British Open at St Andrews in Scotland.

Jason Day says Tiger Woods will not be back on tour until next year.