More prize money at showcase a win for trainers


More prize money at showcase a win for trainers

League stars push claim for country berth

Tyrone Roberts of the Titans scores during the Round 8 NRL match between the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and the Gold Coast Titans at Southern Cross Group Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AAP Image/Craig Golding) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Don, Roberts send message to Craig Fitzgibbon's selectors.

Ghosts win but coach not happy

Winger Joel Moss scored four tries for the Grafton Ghosts in the 46-14 win over Bellingen Valley-Dorrigo.

A 46-14 win would please most coaches but not Danny Wicks.

Rebels pile on the points in honour of club stalwart

The Rebels Austin Cooper tries to break through the graps of the Orara Valley Axeman at McKittrick Park on Saturday, April 24.

Orara blown away by hard hitting South Grafton forwards

Switch as good as holiday for Ghosts new enforcer

COMEBACK: Grafton Ghosts' Khan Williams and Matt Muller muscle up in defence against South Grafton Rebels' Ant Skinner.

Muller's move into second-row paying off in big way for Grafton.

Lower Clarence begins to build history at new home field

HIGH EXPECTATIONS: Lower Clarence captain-coach Dan Randall with players Eathan Kapeen and Ryan Binge ahead of Sunday's home clash against the Cougars.

Magpies host Casino Cougars at Yamba League Field on Sunday.

Rebels aim up to honour late club stalwart

South Grafton Rebels will stand for a minute's silence to remember the life of the late Geoffrey Blackadder.

South Grafton to pay their respects on field to Geoffrey Blackadder.

League stars step up into Gladiators squad

Eight of the Clarence Valley's most promising rugby league players have been given the nod to represent Group 2 Gladiators in under-23s and ladies league tag.

Magpies women set to fly high at gala day

TOUGHING IT OUT: Lower league tag players (from back left) Renee Binge, Georgia Wheadon, Makeely Heron, (front left) Charlotte Williams, Fiona Vesper and Franceen Vesper are ready for their first hit out this weekend.

Numbers strong as Lower Clarence ladies take the field.

Wicks' road to redemption featured on Footy Show

Danny Wicks was featured on the NRL Footy Show on Thursday night.

Grafton Ghosts and South Grafton Rebels featured on national TV.

NRL: Anthony Don and that Barcelona inspired 'miracle kick'

FLYING DON: Gold Coast Titans' winger Anthony Don flew in for the opening four-pointer against Brisbane Broncos last week and is recovering well from an early season injury.

Titans winger flying high with expected return of partner in crime

League derby to feature on Footy Show

PRIME TIME: Channel 9 Footy Show host Erin Molan in the crowd at the local derby.

Footy Show set to air story about Danny Wicks and Grafton Ghosts.

'It is like he lost half of himself': Melrose

Suspended Nambucca Heads Roosters player Jay Melrose with brother 'Boogs' Melrose after the Roosters second round 42-0 win against Orara Valley Axemen.

Melrose younger brother left gutted after Group 2 decision.

Laurie running hot for SG Ball Cup finals

PANTHER POWER: Former Lower Clarence Magpies junior Daine Laurie in action at the back for the Penrith Panthers SG Ball Cup side.

"Just being down here is so amazing.”

Good memories from home-town campdraft

It was smiles all round for Nicholas Ward and Nikki Wollens when they were packing up their truck after a big weekend at the Rathdowney Memorial Campdraft.

Brown slams Eagles' away record

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: West Coast coach Adam Simpson has been slammed for his team's away record.

Jonathan Brown joins criticism of West Coast Eagles' away record

Thaiday expects Griffin to fire up slumping Panthers

EXPECTATION: Sam Thaiday says former coach Anthony Griffin will have the Panthers fired up to break their losing drought.

Griffin will have Penrith side fired up for the Broncos

Manny says he's far from done with boxing

I'M NOT DONE: Manny Pacquiao says he still has a great love of boxing.

Manny Pacquiao admits he doesn't know much about Jeff Horn

Green shows promise with Classic win

DEBUT WIN: Australia's Hannah Green has had her first win on the US LPGA's development tour in only her fourth start.

Hannah Green has won her fourth start on the Symetra Tour

Marquez makes it five in a row in Texas

Marc Marquez  celebrates his win  in Austin

Italian great Valentino Rossi surges into the championship lead

'There's no doubt I was lost there for a little while'

Carlton's Anthony Koutoufides in 2004.

Anthony Koutoufides has admitted he struggled with leaving the AFL.

Augusta family refusing to budge despite Masters' millions

Jose Maria Olazabal (left) and Sergio Garcia walk up the 13th fairway at Augusta National.

Meet the US's own version of Australia's Kerrigans from The Castle.

Lions, Suns must stay the course, says Paul Roos

Brisbane captain Dayne Beams.

AFL great says Queenslanders are on the right track.

'Pest' Laura Clemesha hitting new heights with Firebirds

Laura Clemesha (right) of the Firebirds attempts to block Caitlin Thwaites of the Magpies.

It has been a baptism by fire for the six-foot-three Laura Clemesha.

Was Barca's comeback the best in history?

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard (left) holds the trophy after Liverpool's victory in the the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

We run through some of sport's most memorable fightbacks.

'Who gets sacked for this filthy mismanagement?'

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary watches on during a training session at Concord Oval.

Fans' faith in the current Tigers management is next to zero.

Why a second-tier league would benefit Socceroos

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.

National second division must be prioritised and debated.

Broncos should be patient on James Roberts deal

James Roberts of the Brisbane Broncos (left) pushes away Dale Copley of the Gold Coast Titans.

What's the best way to tackle the fastest man in the NRL? Slowly.

Star trio's axing puts Panthers boss in tricky position

Matthew Moylan of the Panthers.

Anthony Griffin's decision was either extremely brave or stupid.

Time to hit the go button, Milf

Misfiring Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford.

The form of Anthony Milford is nowhere near good enough.

Immortal's plight shows concussion is a ticking time bomb

Dragons Immortal Graeme "Changa” Langlands in 2014.

Clubs are still trying to find their way around the new rules.

More revelations over banned Ilie Nastase

TENNIS darling and Aussie fan favourite Pam Shriver has revealed suspended tennis great Ilie Nastase badgered her about her sex life during her teenage years.

Aussie Fed Cup captain fires out a warning to rivals

Australian captain Alicia Molik says her team can shake it up in the Fed Cup.

Captain happy after win over Serbia.

Nastase booted after racist, expletive-filled tirade

Johanna Konta was in tears aftre being abused by Ilie Nastase.

ILIE Nastase has been removed as Romania's Fed Cup captain.

Fed Cup fight for Barty's Australians

BIG TASK AHEAD: Ashleigh Barty will have a full workload of singles and doubles matches against Serbia in a Fed Cup play-off

Australia is battling Serbia to stay in the Fed Cup World Group II

Serena Williams pregnant when she won Australian Open

That means Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January.

Tennis superstar has revealed she is having a baby.

'It can't be that good!' - Love match interrupts tennis

American tennis player Frances Tiafoe

"No, that's not a phone, that's an apartment across the lake”

Bernard Tomic bundled out in first round ... again

Bernard Tomic has dropped to a world ranking of 43.

Queenslander's career has continued to plummet

Group 2 - Magpies v Ghosts

Grafton Ghosts fullback Mitch Lollback looks for a gap to run through against the Bellingen Valley-Dorrigo Magpies. Group 2 rugby league 23 April 2017 Bellingen Park Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

In Group 2 action, the Grafton Ghosts turned a 16-10 lead over Bellingen early in...

Rabbitohs moving on from Broncos loss


SOUTH Sydney is focusing on Friday's clash with Manly.

Kangaroos sweating on Thurston's fitness

Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston is helped from the field after getting injured.

Australian team for the Anzac Test will be announced on Wednesday.

Late Titans surge shocks premiers

Matt Prior of the Sharks is tackled by the Titans.

Jarryd Hayne starred in the Gold Coast's 16-12 win over Cronulla.

Panthers produce a character building win

Caleb Tauamiti of the Nambucca Heads Roosters is tackled by Sawtell Panthers playmaker Lachlan Miller.

Sawtell loses lead then fights back to beat Nambucca Heads.

Cowboys grind out ugly win over Knights

Kalyn Ponga of the Cowboys gets between Knights defenders Brendan Elliot (left) and Dane Gagai to score a try.

Kalyn Ponga scored a double against his future team.

Colourful headband given the boot by AFL

Jayden Hunt wants to wear a red, white and blue headband.

Young Demon told he can't wear coulourful headband.

Heath Shaw heard calling opponent "a f---ing retard"

Heath Shaw of the Giants takes a mark during the Round 4 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants and the Port Adelaide Power at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Heath Shaw could be in trouble after calling an opponent a "retard”

Benteke returns to haunt old team

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke (L) celebrates scoring his second goal in the 2-1 win over Liverpool.

CRYSTAL Palace has boosted its EPL survival hopes.

Gunners shoot down City to reach FA Cup final

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrates the FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City.

Gunners fight back to reach FA Cup final.

Sydney has ruthless mindset for semi-final

Alex Wilkinson of Sydney (left) says the team is ready for its cut-throat A-League semi-final.

IT'S the game that could make or break Sydney FC's season.

Roar coach Aloisi backs youngsters to shine in Thailand

Luke DeVere (right) is the only first-choice defender who will start for the Roar in Thailand.

Aloisi backs youngsters in ACL clash.

Melbourne City bows out of finals with a whimper

Glory players react after Joel Chianese (fourth from left) kicked a goal during the A-League Elimination Final match between Melbourne City and Perth Glory at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

MELBOURNE City limped out of the A-League finals.

Berisha seeking revenge against Sydney FC

Besart Berisha is the only player to have scored 100 A-League goals.

Besart Berisha says the finals series will wipe the slate clean.

Faulkner, Khawaja miss Champions Trophy squad

James Faulkner of Australia dismisses Dean Brownlie of New Zealand in their Chappell Hadlee Trophy clash in February.

Mitchell Starc and Chris Lynn given the chance to prove fitness.

Farrell pulls stumps on ODI career

Rene Farrell in action for the Thunder in WBBL2.

Rene Farrell has announced her retirement from ODIs.

'I better pull my head in a bit more'

Bowler James Pattinson makes an appeal playing for Australia.

James Pattinson has been reprimanded by the English Cricket Board.

Who will be in Australia's Champions Trophy squad?

Mitchell Starc could be a doubt for the Champions Trophy.

What will be the make-up of Australia's Champions Trophy squad?

Gayle blasts his way to 10,000 T20 runs

Chris Gayle has become the first player to reach 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.

Chris Gayle has become the first man to score 10,000 Twenty20 runs.

The moment Nathan Lyon knew 'nice, Garry' had gone too far

Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates the dismissal of India's Kuldeep Yadav on the third day of the fourth Test in Dharmsala last month.

It was the catchcry that took control over summer.

Vixens keen to put focus back on the court

Coach confident a dramatic week off-court in netball and planned player protests at games this weekend will not prove a distraction for her side.

Firebirds focused on finals after strike action avoided

Firebirds coach Roselee Jencke talks to her players.

Coach urges players to "draw a line in the sand”.

Netball strike: Crisis looms after failed re-election bid

PLAYER POWER: Sunshine Coast Lightning captain Geva Mentor says it's important players' concerns are heard.

Players to meet shortly to discuss possible industrial action.

Feud threatening to tear Super Netball apart

ANPA board member and former Australian Diamonds vice-captain Bianca Chatfield, playing for the Melbourne Vixens in 2014.

Australia's top netballers are threatening a boycott.

Lightning coach buoyed by team's dedication

Caitlin Bassett of the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Players brushed Easter eggs for a hammer-and-tongs practice match.

Lightning charges home for another win

Caitlin Bassett of the Lightning in action against the Swifts.

Lightning takes a hard-fought 55-50 win over the NSW Swifts.

Giants maintain pain for Firebirds

Romelda Aiken (right) of the Firebirds shoots against the Giants.

Result ensures Queensland will drop out of the top four.

Polarisation wins Sydney Cup ... agains

He was first over the line two weeks ago and only for stewards to declare a no-race.

Grafton trainers hunt winners over Easter weekend

Regular contributor to The Daily Examiner, Gary Nichols, snapped this picture perfect moment as Dwayne Schmidt-trained Svityana powered across the line at home.

Blinkers Off gives you an inside eye on Grafton trainers' successes.

Raw talent, sheer power gets Harnova the win

PURE SPEED: Neil Godbolt trained Harnova streaks down the straight to claim the De Rigueur 2YO Handicap.

Goldbolt looks ahead to July Carnival for two-year-old ace

Grafton at first sight: Reality TV star takes the mic

*WARNING EMBARGOED until 9pm on Sunday March 26* Nadia Stamp and Anthony Manton pictured during their vow renewal ceremony on Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Infamous Married At First Sight groom calling the shots trackside

BARRIER BRIEFS: Dittman returns to scene of winning double

Mr Bonjove is expertly steered down the home straight by experienced jockey Peter Graham at last week's Clarence River Jockey Club meeting.

Queensland jockey back on track and young bolter in charge.

Invincible connections herald new Grafton star

John Shelton filly Invincible Tammy is setting up to be a top future prospect.

Invincible Tammy sizes up as exciting prospect for John Shelton.

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.

No crying in this Chappell finish

The monkey is finally off Kevin Chappell's back, with the American winning his first US Tour event in his 180th start

Garcia: 'I feel I still have a lot of great years in me'

Sergio Garcia of Spain holds the Masters trophy after winning at Augusta.

Masters champion says he can achieve more success.

Garcia dedicates magical Masters win to childhood idol

Sergio Garcia holds the Masters Championship Trophy

"It's amazing to do it on his 60th birthday”

Scott admits errors as Day looks to the future after Masters

Adam Scott reacts on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters

Scott felt the full force of "what Augusta can do to you”