Morse set to make amends at Lismore

Lee McKinnell is back at Lismore Speedway this weekend after winning the first round of the Mr Modified Series

Tim Morse hoping for better outcome this time

Council cash boost for iconic cycle classic marketing

Action from the 2015 Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic on Saturday, 24th of October, 2015. Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Extra cash a boost for Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic.

Wheelchair tennis hits the courts

Yamba amputee Will Elrick lobs the ball for a serve at Grafton City Tennis Club.

Grafton to host its first wheelchair tennis tournament

Wooli surfer comes up against world champion

SPRAY IT: Wooli's Carly Shanahan surfs in the Australian Boardrider's Battle series final. INSET: Shanahan and world number one surfer Tyler Wright pose for a picture before their heat together.

World surf champion Tyler Wright in Carly's heat

NO GIVENS: Wicks puts his Ghosts on notice

ONE GOAL: Grafton Ghosts new captain-coach Danny Wicks takes a breather with dummy-half Todd Cameron at a recent training session.

"We have one goal at Grafton and that's to win a premiership."

BREAKTHROUGH: Knott's maiden triumph at home

Grafton speedway driver Nick Knott broke through for his first V8 Dirt Modifieds feature victory on home soil recently.

Grafton speedway driver clinches maiden feature win in V8 class.

Redmen set to thrive on winning culture

BACK IN CHARGE: Grafton Redmen captain Kyle Hancock will take the reins again in 2017.

The air is electric at Rugby Park ahead of season 2017.

Rebels 'dumbfounded' over Coffs Coast 9s final snub

SOUTH Grafton Rebels coach Ron Gordon said the club felt "robbed" by the result and would likely not support the preseason tournament in future years.

Summit the first step for bush footy

One of the round table discussions held by one of the groups led by scribe Col Hennessy during the NSW Grassroots Rugby League Summit staged at the Yamba Sports Complex on Saturday, 18th February, 2017.

Orange Sky Laundry inspiring at grassroots footy summit.

McMillan a Knight in Lower armour

NEW FLAVOUR: Lower Clarence Magpies new recruit Alex McMillan gets miles in the legs during a recent pre-season training run at Wherret Park.

Magpies newest recruit out to make new friends in region.

Inspirational guest speakers for landmark summit

Orange Sky Laundry co-founders Lucas Patchett (L) and Nic Marchesi have arrived in Yeppoon, Sat. Feb. 21. 2015 to help people impacted by Cyclone Marcia. The pair operate a free mobile laundry service that usually help the homeless, but is also used in disaster situations. (AAP IMAGE/ Karin Calvert) NO ARCHIVING

Grassroots Rugby League Summit in Yamba this Saturday

Walters playing with Clarence league history

CHASING HISTORY: Rhys Walters at Lower Clarence Magpies training earlier this week.

Walters aims to complete premiership trifecta

PAY YOUR DEBTS: Northern need to be more cash savvy

Magpies Ryan Binge and DJ Eamens make a tackle during the NRRRL match between the Magpies and Northern United at Maclean Showground on Sunday 9th August, 2015. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

BEHIND THE DESK: Who is to blame for the Northern United fiasco?

UNITED WE STAND: Northern just another symptom

BETTER DAYS: Northern United players celebrating a try in 2015.

BEHIND THE DESK: Who is to blame for the Northern United fiasco?

Gallen to decide mid-year on retiring

Paul Gallen says he's yet to make a decision on his rugby league future beyond 2017.

Halves pairing will shape Widdop's game plan

FLEXIBLE: Gareth Widdop knows he has to change his game plans with the Dragons

Halves pairing will shape Widdop's game plan

Tigers enjoying end of Farah saga

RELIEVED: Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods says the club's youngsters have to take more responsibility.

Aaron Woods glad Wests Tigers' Robbie Farah saga is over

$20,000 fine for Western Sydney Wanderers

The FFA has fined Western Sydney Wanderers $20,000 after a lew banner was shown by the club's fans.

FFA fines Wanderers $20,000

Sharks snap up Canberra winger Lee

Edrick Lee has signed for Cronulla for the 2017 NRL season.

Premier Cronulla has signed Canberra Raiders winger Edrick Lee.

NRL boss to come down hard on players betting

Tim Simona has been stood down by the Wests Tigers while an investigation takes place into betting.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg cracking down on betting.

Horn set to miss out on Pacquiao bout

Australian welterweight boxer Jeff Horn.

Pacquiao v Horn fight saga takes another twist.

League legends pitch in to help ex-Manly great

Noel Cleal during his time as Sea Eagles recruitment manager.

Noel "Crusher” Cleal had fire rip through his farm at Pappinbarra.

Will coaching change be too late for Rafa?

Rafael Nadal of Spain in action during the Australian Open final.

'Uncle Toni' regrets keeping news of his departure from Nadal.

Exit lounge: the NRL players set for a swansong

Former Dragons player Benji Marshall has signed with the Broncos.

We look at who is most likely hanging the boots up at end of 2017.

Firebirds champ Romelda Aiken ready to resurface

Romelda Aiken in control during a recent practice match.

Aiken is out to conquer her personal demons, writes Terry Mallinder

'When things don't go well the media hammers you'

Australia's Shane Watson during day one of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff in 2015.

Shane Watson opens up on his career struggles.

How Boyd turned his career - and life - around

Darius Boyd during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

How Boyd turned his career - and life - around

Magic of the FA Cup still well and truly alive

Lincoln City's Nathan Arnold (left) and Burnley's Joey Barton battle for the ball.

Competition gives part-timers a chance to rub shoulders with greats.

Great Scott, he's serious about becoming a Knight

Cowboys prop Matt Scott.

Cowboys prop may feel a change of scenery could be an elixir.

Brisbane Tens was doomed from the start

Reds player Samu Kerevi crosses to score a try during a quarter-final at the Brisbane Global Tens at Suncorp Stadium.

Concept simply comes across as a clunkier version of sevens.

Nines showcase thrilling talent ... and bad haircuts

New Panther James Tamou looks fitter than ever.

Tony Durkin looks at some of the left-field highlights.

Cahill send-off overshadows great weekend of A-League

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City walks off after being red carded before even being substituted on to the field during the round 18 A-League match against the Melbourne Victory.

Just when you thought you'd seen it all in Socceroos's career ...

Sainsbury move bodes well for Socceroos

Australian soccer player Trent Sainsbury takes part in a training session in Sydney.

Central defender has to make the best of his time at Inter Milan.

Brisbane gets nod for Davis Cup clash

Brisbane will host its biggest Davis Cup tie in more than a decade, with Pat Rafter Arena chosen by Tennis Australia as the venue for April's clash with the US.

Federer could team with Nadal in Laver Cup

Switzerland's Roger Federer answers questions during a press conference in Prague

Team Europe to take on the Rest of the World in inaugural event

Kyrgios prepares to defend title in Marseille

Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios will forge uncharted territory on Tuesday night

Goffin saves face after thanking 'girlfriends'

David Goffin in action  in Rotterdam, Netherlands

The crowd's awkward reaction said it all.

Two titles in one day for rising teenage star

Germany's Alexander Zverev has won two titles in one day.

Rising teenage star Alexander Zverev has won two titles.

Americans sorry for German anthem gaffe

Germany's Andrea Petkovic was upset after American officials played the wrong national anthem.

Officials have apologised for playing the wrong anthem.

Wests Tiger faces life ban over betting scandal

Tim Simona of the Tigers

NRL issues Simona with notice of intention to cancel registration.

Hodges proud to be part of first channel dedicated to NRL

Justin Hodges is gearing up for his new gig on Fox League.

Footy star hopes to provide a voice for players on new NRL channel

How prison helped shape Eels duo

Manu Ma'u of the Parramatta Eels.

Parramatta pair first met playing park footy in New Zealand.

Proctor's glowing praise for new teammate

Kevin Proctor has joined the Titans for the 2017 season.

It's a 23-year-old who has Kevin Proctor excited in 2017.

Foran breaks his silence on NZ move

Warriors signing Kieran Foran.

"It's a breath of fresh air really, I needed it.”

Myles' grandad told prop he wasn't up to scratch

Nate Myles takes part in a Queensland training session.

Sea Eagle to put club ahead of Queensland and Australia this season.

Ex-Swan Nankervis making an impact at Richmond

Once a Swan ... Toby Nankervis during a training session in Sydney.

Amid the hype of trades for Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy

Don't blame Buckley, blame us, says Magpie

Steele Sidebottom (left) and coach Nathan Buckley of the Magpies.

Steele Sidebottom says the heat should be on Collingwood players.

Mayne wants a fresh start with the Magpies

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16: Chris Mayne of the Magpies celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 JLT Community Series match between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on February 16, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chris Mayne wants a new start with Pies.

Woman coach gets off to a bad start

Eastern FC head coach Chan Yuen-ting.

Poor start for first woman coach in men's continental competition.

Cahill ready for "Cup final replay”

Tim Cahill is ready for action against Sydney FC.

Tim Cahill back and raring to go.

Going nuts over Brazil at the MCG

Neymar (centre), Philippe Coutinho (left) and Gabriel Jesus could play against the Socceroos in June at the MCG.

Brazil to play Socceroos at the MCG.

Reds rolled by ruthless Gamba Osaka

Shun Nagasawa of Gamba Osaka scores with a header against Adelaide United.

Osaka too strong for Adelaide United.

Vardy goal gives Leicester lifeline in Champions League

Leicester's Jamie Vardy celebrates after he scores a goal against Sevilla in the European Champions League.

Jamie Vardy scores first Champions League goal.

Roar defenders shooting for the same goal

Cameron Crestani and Xisco Jimenez of Muangthong United battle for the ball in the Asican Champions League tie on Tuesday.

Avraam Papadopoulos and Cameron Crestani want Roar deals.

Southern Stars in record loss to Kiwis

Meg Lanning of Australia

New Zealand launched a stunning series comeback

Aussies claim consolation T20 international win

Aaron Finch hits out at the Adelaide Oval

Adam Zampa and James Faulkner doing the bulk of the damage

India under weight of expectation, say Aussies

Australian batsman Peter Handscomb.

Australia motivated by the freedom of having nothing to lose.

Forgotten spinner still in dark over selection snub

Australia's Jon Holland (right) is congratulated by Adam Voges after taking a wicket against Sri Lanka.

Growing mood of discontent among players.

Border worried about Aussie spinners in India

Allan Border says he would have risked Pat Cummins in India.

Allan Border is worried about spinners in India.

'Virat hates losing, it's as simple as that'

India captain Virat Kohli batting against Bangladesh in Hyderabad this month.

Shane Watson opens up on India's master batsman.

Firebirds send order for Burger with the lot

94-Test veteran has answered the powerhouse's SOS for a seasoned playmaker

Swifts out to prove first-up form was no fluke

Abbey McCulloch of the Swifts exchanges high-fives with young fans.

Much-maligned Swifts lost narrowly to the Giants in season-opener.

Firebirds prepare for a familiar foe

TOUGH CLASH: Sunshine Coast goal shooter Caitlin Bassett is marked by Firebirds keeper Laura Clemesha.

Laura Clemesha takes us inside the Firebirds inner sanctum

Firebirds to roll out red carpet for former star

Two-time Firebirds premiership player Kim Ravaillion in action for the Magpies

Ravaillion starred in four grand finals and won two premierships

Swifts set to hit back against Thunderbirds

Paige Hadley of the Swifts and Jamie-Lee Price of the Giants contest possession

NSW outfit keen to prove they're the "real deal”

Thunderbirds rally late to seal first-up win

Natalie Medhurst of the Fever passes during the round one Super Netball match against the Fever.

Adelaide was trailing Fever by seven goals at three-quarter-time.

Vixens show Melbourne is still their town

Kate Moloney of the Vixens makes a pass at Hisense Arena

Diamond-studded and highly-rated Magpies were upstaged

Bowman: Winx can run down Black Caviar record

Winx's winning streak stands at 14

RACING: Harnova looms as lightning Godbolt prospect

DOMINANT: Harnova storms across the line more than a length ahead of the field to win race one at Grafton yesterday.

Pacey 2yo will be back in Grafton for July Carnival.

Blevic bypasses Brisbane for consecutive Grafton wins

TRACK CONNECTION: Guyra trainer Ian Cook has led Our Blevic around the CRJC winner's circle on several occasions and will be hoping to again today.

Ian Cook runner set to claim back-to-back open handicaps.

Howells' precious Gem makes home track return

SOLID: Coastal Gem beats out Starfest and High Storm in Race 2 at Grafton Races.

Greg Howells said the 1200m is all about easing Coastal Gem back.

Jockeys on track to reach magic milestones

JOCKEY CHAT: Grafton jockeys Ben Looker and Matt McGuren are clear leaders of the local premiership rankings and now in a race to be first to 100 wins for the season.

Grafton jockey's Ben Looker and Matt McGuren in race to the 100.

Group 1 race just what the Doc ordered

Hey Doc ridden by Luke Currie wins race 6 CS Hayes Stakeson Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Saturday. Feb. 18, 2017. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Trainer Tony McEvoy says Hey Doc "has to” go the Australian Guineas.

Only bad luck will end Winx's streak, says trainer

Hugh Bowman celebrates another Winx victory.

Peter Moody insists Winx has same invincibility as Black Caviar.

Ladies Pro Am has international flavour for Yamba

An experienced field is building up to contest the highly anticipated BWAC Ladies Pro Am at the Yamba Golf and Country Club on Friday.

Johnson takes golf's No.1 spot from Jason Day

Dustin Johnson poses with his trophy on the 18th green after winning the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club.

Aussie Jason Day has given up the world number one ranking.

Late blitz helps world No.6 to Australian Open title

Ha Na Jang of South Korea plays a shot during round four of the Australian Open at Royal Adelaide.

Ha Na Jang produced a stunning late surge to win at Royal Adelaide.

Day not ready to give up No.1 tag yet

PRIDE OF PLACE: Australian Jason Day is determined to hold onto his number one ranking as a matter of pride.

Jason Day is determined to hang on to his world No.1 spot.