McKimms win Grafton Cup naming rights

CRJC chairman Graeme Green and vice chairman Stephen Haines (right) with Adam Crawley from McKimms Real Estate after McKimms were named as naming rights sponsor for the 2016 Grafton Cup.

McKimm's Real Estate Grafton Cup to highlight July Carnival.

Locals to the fore on Day 1 of Yamba Surfing Festival

Jeames YoungPhoto: Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW

Locals to the fore on Day 1 of Yamba Surfing Festival

Rebels run roughshod over weak Axemen outfit

South Grafton Rebel Thomas McGrady goes over for a try during his league match against the Orara Axemen at mcKittrick Park South Grafton today. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

South Grafton claim 58-20 victory over the Orara Valley Axemen.

Stewards investigate CCTV footage in horse-doping case

Grafton races - Race 1 - Blackboard Special wins by seven lengths. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Steward's inquiry into Stella's Chance adjourned to future date.

Cameron Pilley into WSF squash finals after ElShorbagy upset

Yamba's Cameron Pilley powers past Mohamed ElShorbagy in the PSA World Series Finals semi-final to book final clash with Gaultier.

Yamba-man Cam Pilley pulls off ultimate upset at World Series Finals

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Aaron Woods talks up respect for Maroons

Aaron Woods passes as Robbie Farah looks on during a Blues training session. Photo: AAP Image

Woods is not one of those trash talkers.

Morgan at the ready after Cronk injury scare

Concerned ... Cooper Cronk is taken from training after sustaining an ankle injury at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast. Photo: AAP Image/Dave Hunt

Star Maroons halfback injured at training on the Gold Coast.

Get your poster of Cam Smith

Cameron Smith, the most Origin games by a Queenslander.

The Queensland Times has marked Cameron Smith's pending record

GI excited by potential of Oates partnership

READY FOR ACTION: Dane Gagai (left) tackles debutant player Corey Oates during a Maroons training session at Sanctuary Cove yesterday.

Inglis will link up with Oates.

Concussion unlikely to stop Farah

Robbie Farah should be right to play for the Blues next week.

Robbie Farah is no stranger to injury around Origin time.

Nervous times for Blues coach Laurie Daley

Laurie Daley looks on during a New South Wales Blues training session. Photo: AAP Image

Coaching career will more than likely live or die on his team

Kyrgios cops fine for obscenity during French Open collapse

Nick Kyrgios of Australia in action against Richard Gasquet of France during their men's single third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 27 May 2016.

Nick Kyrgios has been slugged with a $6,200 fine for obscenity

WHO refuses to move Olympic Games despite Zika emergency

More than 145 public health experts signed an open letter to the World Health Organization on Friday, May 27, 2016 asking the U.N. health agency to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the ongoing Zika outbreak. The letter calls for the games to be delayed or relocated “in the name of public health.”

WHO has rejected calls to relocate or postpone the Olympic Games

"Ginger Ninja" Ed Quirk keen to extend Japanese stay

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FORMER Reds star Ed Quirk wants to stay at the Sunwolves.

Doctors call for 2016 Olympics to be moved due to Zika virus


Open letter sent to World Health Organisation.

Eagle Josh Hill glows with indigenous pride ... boots and all

Josh Hill (second from right) with West Coast teammates.

JOSH Hill was probably always destined to become an Eagle.

Nadal's withdrawal takes everyone by surprise

The left-handed Nadal made the announcement at a hastily arranged news conference Friday, one day before he would have been scheduled to play his third-round match.

No one saw it coming and social media blew up

Rod Davies rocketing to stardom

Former Queensland Reds speedster Rod Davies in flight.

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

Sam Thaiday, the NRL’s gentle giant

TYPICAL POSE: Sam Thaiday in action for the Broncos.

The many sides of Sam Thaiday

Solomon Haumono's redemption in the ring

Solomon Haumono in action against Manuel Pucheta.

Solomon Haumono is finding redemption in the ring

Legendary commentator picks boxing favourites

SPEAKING OUT: Bob Sheridan during the welterweight bout between Jeff Horn and Randall Bailey.

Colonel Bob Sheridan loves boxing so much he would die for it.

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.

Hawks becoming only Rough chance of flag success?

Jarryd Roughead has a bigger battle on his hands than trying to help Hawthorn win a fourth premiership in a row.

Hawthorn’s fight to win a fourth-straight flag put into perspective.

Cloke heads the AFL’s biggest underachievers, so far

On the outer ... Believed to be somewhere around $800,000 a season, Travis Cloke is the most expensive player in the VFL. Photo: Michael Dodge/Getty Images.

HINDSIGHT’S a wonderful thing, especially in sport.

Play it again Sam and don’t moan

Sam Thaiday of the Broncos

Play it again Sam and don't moan

Lots of admiration for accidental hero Nathan Peats

Nathan Peats talks to the media this week. Photo: AAP Image.

Peats was a genuine breath of fresh air.

Leppitsch hope takes beating in Brisbane

The Brisbane Lions did nothing to help the cause of AFL in Queensland. Photo: AAP Image.

Craig Lambert takes all manner of avenues to try and lift his boys.

EXPLAINER: Why Parramatta Eels fell foul of the rules

The Parramatta Eels club is under fire for rorting the salary cap.

Explaining TPAs is far from simple

Boyd and co not about to be caught off guard

PREPPED: Darius Boyd (left) and Sam Thaiday during a Maroons training session at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast yesterday.

Queensland prepared for New South Wales aerial bombing mission.

Aaron Woods talks up respect for Maroons

Aaron Woods passes as Robbie Farah looks on during a Blues training session. Photo: AAP Image

Woods is not one of those trash talkers.

Morgan at the ready after Cronk injury scare

Concerned ... Cooper Cronk is taken from training after sustaining an ankle injury at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast. Photo: AAP Image/Dave Hunt

Star Maroons halfback injured at training on the Gold Coast.

BEHIND THE DESK: State of Origin analysis with Moose

Queensland player Matt Gillett (right) tackles Blues player James Tamou during State of Origin Game III between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

NSW to rebuild? Or QLD to begin new dynasty?

Double dose of rugby league for the valley

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Rebels and Ghosts will both host home games this weekend

GAME FOR ZANE: Under-18s to honour fallen clubmate

IN HONOUR: Lower Clarence will honour fallen clubman Zane Purcell in their annual #GameforZane on Sunday at Ballina.

“Zane died on the field doing what he loved for the club he loved"

Kosta wants victory for perfect ending

Kosta Barbarouses will play his last game for Melbourne Victory tonight.

Kosta wants last victory for happy ending.

FA Cup win would cap individual career for Jedinak

Mile Jedinak  celebrates victory after the FA Cup semi final match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images.

Jedinak's side to take on Man United.

Gunners get recognition from Northern NSW Football

RECOGNISED: South Services Gunners’ president Shanon Tough and U14s co-coach Renee Fox with their Community Awards.

Volunteers' efforts a Tough act to follow

The most Tweeted about moments from the Premier League

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The Premier League in Tweets - the moments that moved the thumbs

Delayed home ground opening has soccer club seeing red

"Corbett Park is now a dustbowl due to all the extra foot traffic"

Bobcats clinch first win of Premier League season

TOP NOTCH EFFORT: Bobcat Lance Knibbs was in his best form at the weekend in the Maclean side’s 3-1 win against the Sawtell Scorpions.

The Bobcats have won their first game this season winning 3-1

Honeybrook's brush with cricketing fame

LONG DAY IN THE NETS: Zak Honeybrook stands in between NSW Blues and Australian pace attack Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc.

Former Wanderers paceman faces Australian pace attack.

Erring on the side of caution

SAD DEATH: Phillip Hughes died two days after he was struck by a short-pitch ball.

Erring on the side of caution

OPINION: One-off Test more like a big yawn fest

Sunshine Coast Daily staff journalists.Scott SawyerPhoto: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

I’m going to do something I don’t tend to do much.

LETTER: Goodger's vote of confidence for the CRCA

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Cricket in top shape according to NSW Cricket Umpires boss

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

Firebirds, Swifts all set for a grand final rematch

The Firebirds made it 21 straight with a 62-51 triumph over the winless Adelaide.

Eight is enough as Nine backs new netball competition

Queensland Firebirds players celebrate winning last season’s ANZ Championship grand final.

The most significant broadcasting rights agreement in the history of women's sport...

Chemistry has Verity Simmons in a Fever


FEVER wing attack Verity Simmons has bounced back after a tough 2015

Netballers return to courts after month-long hiatus

GET READY TO GO: The netball season get’s going again after four week’s rest along with NetSetGo! return this Saturday.

Representative teams head to Casino

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.