CYCLING: Strong entries for 2016 National Road Series opener

IN THE PELOTON: Aaron Watts during the National Capital Tour in September. The Yamba cyclist will look to put teammate and Inverell hometown hero Dylan Sunderland in the box seat as part of AMR Renault Racing Team in the A Grade/National Road Series section of the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic today. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

More than 100 cyclists to line up in Grafton to Inverell's A-Grade

PBR GRAFTON: Bulls bred to buck the best

HARD LANDING: One of local stock contractor Dan Klabe’s bulls, Midnight Joker, gets the best of a rider.

Breeding programs buck tradition to produce more formidable bulls

Queen of the anglers Kate Luly fires offshore

FUN FISHING: The kids pulled in this massive catch on a recent fishing trip into open waters on board Reel Time Charters.

Tabulam fisher picks up wahoo, mackerel and cobia in grand haul

League star thinks Aussie passport a rip-off

The North Queensland frontrower earns $600,000 a season, but is still waving a Kiwi passport. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Aussie passport a 'rip-off' says league star Tamou

History repeats for Masters Hockey star

IN THE RUNNING: 2014 Senior Sportsperson of the Year Michael Russ is in contention again, named GDSC Senior Sportsperson of the Month for April.

Mick Russ wins Senior Sportsperson of the Month for April

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Solomon Haumono's redemption in the ring

Solomon Haumono in action against Manuel Pucheta.

Solomon Haumono is finding redemption in the ring

See how Twitter lit up after Leicester's EPL win

Leicester's EPL fairytale lit up Twitter like a light

WATCH: Drag Racer hits barrier at 350kmh

Sidnei Frigo's life flashed before his eyes

Nelson Mandela's bodyguard says All Blacks poisoned

Rory Steyn (above) said he saw a different side to Nelson Mandela during an exchange with an elderly white police colonel. Photo / AP

Rory Steyn believes betting syndicates behind poisoning in world cup

No public anger from Spurs boss

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino urges his team on against Chelsea

No public anger from Spurs boss

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

FRENCH SORTIE: Adam Mogg during his stint with Catalan Dragons in the English Super League.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

Brad Thorn's cross-code success all down to his dad

FLASHBACK: Brad Thorn in action for the Broncos in 2007.

Brad Thorn's success is due to some tough love from his late father.

Ced’s the all-round good guy

RAISING THE BAR: Australia’s first Olympic decathlete in 16 years, Cedric Dubler, is off to Rio after qualifying last week.

HOW does one decide to take up decathlon?

Kevvy the Origin gatecrasher

New Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters. Photo: AAP Image.

Walters still gets a buzz when he recalls going to his very first State of Origin...

Willing and able: Change of course brings more success

Kate Doughty has her sights set on gold at this year's Paralympics in Rio. Photo: Arnaud Domange.

Kate Doughty has never been one to let life’s obstacles stand in her way.

Experiencing cricket’s crazy/beautiful

The Australian cricket team practices ahead of its match against New Zealand during the ICC World Twenty20 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

JOSH SPASARO is a crazy cricket fan, but he’s got nothing on Indian supporters

Kearney must be applauded for backing McFadden stance

Stephen Kearney

Kearney from displaying an honourable strength of character.

Giant decisions await AFL’s rising force

ON THE OUTER: Will Hoskin-Elliott is having to bide his time in the reserves.

IT’S like the ultimate fantasy football league.

Time for a change with the bunker

Roosters coach Trent Robinson was left frustrated by the bunker’s decision.

Time for a change with the bunker

Age shall not weary older Kangaroos

North Melbourne veteran Jarrad Waite celebrates a goal against the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium. Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images.

They are often the unheralded members of a football club.

Don’t panic, this lot will do the job for Australia

Cowboys fullback Lachlan Coote. Photo: AAP Image

New coach Mal Meninga will announce his team tomorrow.

In-form rookies deserve Kangaroos consideration

COUNTRY CALLING? James Tedesco has made an oustanding start to the season for the Tigers.

Meninga needs to take leaf out of own book.

Thaiday backing Meninga to unite Kangaroos

CLOSE TIES: Former Maroons coach Mal Meninga watches Sam Thaiday in training for last year’s Origin series.

Thaiday believes the esteem in which Mal Meninga is held by players from both sides...

OPINION: Winning Origin may mean forgetting about ethics

Anthony Milford in action for the Broncos last Thursday night. Photo: AAP Image.

Surely what needs to be done to win the series, must be done.

Semi-trailer should be left in the Fijian garage

Man of the moment ... Semi Radradra celebrates with teammates. Photo: AAP Image.

LIKE most rugby league fans, I love watching big Semi Radradra in action.

Moylan playing Origin catch-up

Matt Moylan is back for Penrith. Photo: AAP Image.

The Penrith captain needs an explosive return from injury.

Walters preparing for Origin baptism by fire

Queensland captain Cameron Smith pose for photographs during the State of Origin series launch at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Photo: AAP Image/Dean Lewins.

CAMERON Smith believes Queensland has the right man to replace record-breaking...

Maroons needing crew cut for Origin

Darren Lockyer says Queensland needs to start planning for the future. Photo: AAP Image.

Queensland is close to another major overhaul to continue it’s dominance over...

Paying for a storm of their own making

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg announced the punishments for Parramatta.

Paying for a storm of their own making

Mitch Gorman

Mitch Gorman Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Mitch Gorman has enjoyed a rapid rise in rugby league ranks since moving into the...

RIPPING IN: Taylor to coach NSW Residents

REP DUTIES: Former Grafton Ghosts legendary coach Rip Taylor has been selected to coach the NSW Residents team.

Grafton Ghosts premiership coach Rip Taylor to mentor NSW Residents

Cameron-Clarke leads his troops to first win in 2016

Liam Foster shows strength and determination despite being deep in opposition territory.

Players 'over the moon' after first win of 2016 NRRRL season

RUGBY LEAGUE: Stormin' Gorman’s triple treat

Ghost Mitch Gorman during the Grafton Ghosts versus Orara Valley Axemen in the Group 2 Rugby League match at Frank McGuren Field on Sunday, 14th June 2015. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

Winger earns North Coast selection after hattrick for Gladiators

Leicester City in 5000-1 Premier League victory

Leicester City supporters celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, in Leicester, Britain.

The two sides drew 2-2, giving a remarkable victory to the Foxes

Reds complete a remarkable renaissance

CHAMPIONS: Adelaide United celebrate after beating the Wanderers in the A-League grand final at Adelaide Oval.

Adelaide United has completed one of the most unlikely comebacks

Aussie goalkeeper dies after being hit by lightning

Former Sydney Olympic player dies after being hit by lightning

Magpies flying closer to safety in EPL

Rafa Benitez

Benitez says there is still plenty of work to be done.

Tony Popovic inspires Wanderers players with his belief

Soccer

WANDERERS coach Tony Popovic had a vision his team would be champion

Talismanic Tubby on hand for Rebels' first win

REBELS FORTUNES: Former Australian cricketer Mark Taylor is a Rebels good luck charm.

Taylor turning into a good luck charm for South Grafton

Billy Kerr named CRCA Cricketer of the Year

TROPHY WIN: NSW first-class cricketer Jay Lenton presents the 1st Grade player of the Year award to Brothers’ Billy Kerr.

Award winners from 2015/16 CRCA Presentation Night

Kinnane worthy recipient of DEX Rookie of the Year

Andrew Kinnane bowling for Brothers in the Clarence River Cricket Association GDSC Premier League match between Brothers and Westlawn at Ulmarra Showground on Saturday, 24th of October, 2015. Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Brothers off spinner recognised at CRCA Presentation Night

CRICKET: Wicket keepers steal the show at awards night

CRCA special guest Jay Lenton gives a talk about his career.

Jay Lenton impresses at CRCA presentation night

CRICKET: Northy's 2015/16 CRCA Team of the Season

Westlawn captain Pat Vidler pads away in the Clarence River Cricket Association GDSC Premier League match between Brothers and Westlawn at Ulmarra Showground on Saturday, 24th of October, 2015. Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Who were the standouts in GDSC Premier League this season?

DEX Sport quotes of the week

Leesa Kilduff and Darrin Heron are at the 2015 Lower Clarence Magpie Rugby League Football Club presentation night at the Maclean Bowling Club on Saturday 22nd August, 2015. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

“If you haven’t got money, you are pushing s*** up a hill”

Netballers return to courts after month-long hiatus

GRAFTON representative teams ready to take their 'A' game to Casino on Sunday.

Firebirds star Kim Ravaillion has point to prove

LOOKING BACK: Kim Ravaillion looks to pass in last season’s grand final against her old team the Sydney Swifts.

KIM Ravaillion has a point to prove against her former team.

Swifts’ win sets up a netball cracker

Under a cloud ... Firebirds sharpshooter Romela Aiken may be in doubt however. Photo: Getty Images.

It's all set up for a Firebirds and Swifts blockbuster rematch.

Flock of Firebirds fans to cheer Caitlyn Nevins in Melbourne

Netball

FIREBIRD Caitlyn Nevins won’t lack crowd support against the Vixens.

Whistle blows for State League Netball

CALL TO DUTY: Opals GA Karlie Chevalley has been selected to play in the Grafton State League team as they play in Casino.

Club competition goes on holiday for two weeks

Grandstand simply vanished - that’s the nuts and bolts of it

Grafton Netball Association president Cathy Walls looks at the grandstand that thieves tried to steal, before successfully taking one further down the court.

Netball community angered by brazen grandstand theft

Netballers take lunge to next level

ON THE BALL: Murren Woods, Emersyn Burton and Charlotte Sommer are all about to jet off to the ClubsNSW Academy Games on the NSW Central Coast.

Grafton trio to represent NCAS at NSW Academy Games