Wild Oats down but on way up

KEELED OVER: Wild Oats XI on Sydney Harbour.

A hydraulic failure caused Wild Oats XI to withdraw.

Islands yielding good reef fish

TOP FISH: Jo McGuigan with a golden trevally caught on a soft vibe while on charter with Reel Addiction Sportfishing.

Islands are showing signs of coral trout and sweetlip.

Cannons fly at Qld state championships

TOP EFFORT: Gus Hedges, Chloe Robertson, Eden Hedges and coach Mark Erickson.

The Cannonvale Cannons are keeping fit over the school holidays

Club wants a ladies side

CHANGING: The Whitsunday Sea Eagles at their recent ladies information session with some prospective players.

Whitsunday Sea Eagles president Daniel Thomas calls for change.

McLiesh turns heads overseas

NO FEAR: Andy McLiesh in full flight during the qualifier.

Mcliesh came home proud to come second in the championships.

Nice conditions to drop a line

ALL SMILES: Brendan McGoldrick caught and released this solid GT at the reef on Sunday with Sea Fever.

Fishing hotspots are thriving in the Whitsundays.

A record-breaking week for Airlie Beach parkrun

FINISH LINE: Justin Knight-Gray, Matt Curr and Bob Barford at parkrun on Saturday.

Five competitors set new personal bests at the parkrun.

Jarrod Mullen tests positive to steroids

Knights star is facing a ban of up to four years.

Aussie sprinter claims opening tour honours

Australian rider Caleb Ewan of team Orica-Scott waves to the crowd after winning stage one of the Tour Down Under.

Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan won a shortened stage one.

Rising star pushed to limit in five-set thriller

Germany's Alexander Zverev makes a forehand return to Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Alexander Zverev survived a meltdown to move through to round two.

Williams wobbles but takes first-round win

Serena Williams of the USA in action against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

American had a straight-sets success over Swiss star Belinda Bencic.

Roar star keen to turn tide after three straight losses

Thomas Kristensen of the Brisbane Roar heads the ball.

Thomas Kristensen is still optimistic about the rest of the season.

Konta's hot streak of form continues

Johanna Konta of Great Britain in action against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.

No.9 seed recorded a 7-5 6-2 win over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.

No injury concerns as Pliskova breezes through

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in action against Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain.

Czech fifth seed had a straight-forward first-round win.

Porte feeling positive about Tour success

Australia's Richie Porte rides during the 18th stage of the 2016 Tour de France.

Aussie has paid his dues and knows 2017 could be his time.

WATCH: Knowles talks hockey, family, career and the future

Mark Knowles in Rockhampton.

Knowles sets sights on Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast in 2018

Year in review: Leicester shows fairytales can come true

Leicester City's Wes Morgan (centre) celebrates with teammates after a win in the English Premier League.

Phil Dillon looks back at 2016 in the beautiful game.

Year in review: Rio gold shades Bledisloe wipeout

Kieran Read of New Zealand with the Bledisloe Cup after winning the Bledisloe Cup.

Rugby was about more than just rucks and mauls in 2016.

Year in review: Palmer leaves a lasting legacy

Rory McIlroy reacts after sinking a putt on the fourth hole of a play-off to win the Tour Championship and with it the FedEx Cup.

One of golf's greats was farewelled in 2016, writes Phil Dillon.

Year in review: Triumph trumps tragedy in AFL

Bulldogs players pose with the Premiership Cup after winning the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final

Bulldogs proved fairytales can come true in 2016

Video assistants must help our referees

POINTED CRITICISM: Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha gestures to the video screen after being shown a red card by referee Chris Beath against the Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Friday night.

The A-League will be trialling a video referee in round 25.

Gloves off as NRL stinks of double standards

Chris Sandow is to face court over his New Year's Day stoush.

Sandow is due to appear in court today

Brosque worthy of Socceroos recall

Alex Brosque of Sydney FC gestures after being sent off against Brisbane.

Sydney star could play for country for the first time since 2013.

Burning new year issues NRL coaches must resolve

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.

These might be the resolutions of the 16 NRL coaches.

Dave looks Taylor-made for Green Machine role

David Taylor is the right man for Canberra, says Tony Durkin.

Ricky Stuart did outstanding job with Raiders.

Roberts in nightclub hair-pulling allegations

James Roberts during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

NRL officials and Brisbane are investigating claims against Bronco.

Raiders disappointed by Papalii drink-driving charge

Josh Papalii of the Canberra Raiders.

The 24-year-old back-rower was pulled over in Canberra.

Cronk not motivated by grand final defeat

Cooper Cronk of the Storm during the NRL grand final against Cronulla.

Storm star says there's no point dwelling on the past.

Titans want Hayne to strip off wasted NFL weight

NEW LOOK: Titans coach Neil Henry wants Jarryd Hayne to lose the weight he put on while playing NFL.

Titans coach Neil Henry wants a leaner Jarryd Hayne in 2017

Sandow fined, to become anti-violence spokesman

FINED: Former NRL player Chris Sandow outside Murgon Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Chris Sandow fined $300 over New Year's Day brawl

Big Sam isn't so big any more

HARD WORK: Big Sam Kasiano terrorised defences with his immense size, but now he's trimmed down so he can get more game time.

A trimmed-down Bulldogs' giant Sam Kasiano barely recognisable

Tania Hird pleas for privacy for husband James

Tania Hird leaves the family Toorak home with her children while James Hird is recovering at a facility after a suspected drug overdose.

James Hird's wife has asked for privacy in the wake of the incident

Returning Fyfe impresses in Dockers' time trial

Fremantle Dockers superstar Nat Fyfe.

On-baller produced a strong result in year's first training session.

Taylor: 'It's just about wins for me'

Lewis Taylor of the Brisbane Lions.

Brisbane midfielder is hoping to return to top form.

FAMILY HEARTACHE: Community rallies as Angela faces final days

Rockhampton's Blair and Angela Grice and their young family.

Football clubs come together in harshest of times

Popovic slams officials after derby draw

Wanderers goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic dives on the ball ahead of Sydney's David Carney.

The 14th Sydney derby was one that neither side deserved to win.

Costa absence no problem for Chelsea

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso (centre) celebrates scoring his second goal during the English Premier League match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Blues recorded a 3-0 win at Leicester City.

Pochettino hopes Spurs learn well

Tottenham's Dele Alli (right) celebrates with teammate Eric Dier after scoring a goal against Chelsea.

Tottenham preparing to face a stubborn West Brom at White Hart Lane.

Phoenix faces big week to save season

Andrew Durante of the Wellington Phoenix clears the ball.

Eight-day stretch could make or break Wellington's season.

Wanderers ready to end Sydney's run

FULL FLIGHT: Western Sydney midfielder Mitch Nichols says his team can knock over Sydney.

Sky Blues are 22 points clear of their city rivals.

Slow and steady winning the race in BBL

Fawad Ahmed in action for the Sydney Thunder.

Tweakers have proven to be the foundation of any good T20 attack.

How park cricket helped Maxwell find his mojo

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell during the one-day international against Pakistan at the Gabba.

All-rounder a likely insertion as the new Test No.6 batsman.

Winners and losers from the squad to tour India

Australia's Shaun Marsh (left) with brother Mitchell in the first Test against South Africa in November.

Australia has named the 16 men it hopes can defeat the mighty India.

Shock defeat leaves Heat searching for wins

Rachel Priest plays a shot for the Melbourne Renegades.

Brisbane needs to win at least one of its final two games.

'I was trying to bat like someone I am not'

Mitchell Marsh bats in the nets during an Australian team training session.

Former Aussie No.6 says he now knows how to get the runs.

'I still haven't met Warnie but I am really hoping to'

Mitchell Swepson playing for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.

Mitchell Swepson hopes to meet man who campaigned for his call-up.

Former Diamonds World Cup winner to play for England

Former Australian player Chelsea Locke has switched allegiances and is set to play for England in next month's quad netball series.

Army training pushes Firebirds to their limits

Queensland Firebirds leader Gabi Simpson.

Military-style training camp has team steeled.

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

The Queensland Firebirds, including Caitlyn Nevins (second from left), have signed Lorna Jane as their major sponsor.

Wing attack Caitlyn Nevins heaps the pressure on new rival.

Netball competition gets a name

Caitlin Bassett, right, will be one of the stars of the newly named Super Netball competition.

Australia's new-look netball league will be called Super Netball.

Pettitt to return to Diamonds after three-year absence

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during the Constellation Cup netball series last month.

Coach names squad of 12 for Quad Series in South Africa and England.

Lightning to face acid test first up

PRIMED: Geva Mentor is itching to play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

First round of National Netball League has been revealed

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.

Veteran jockey secures emotional Magic Millions win

Houtzen has rocketed to the top of Golden Slipper betting charts.

German galloper makes it four from from

Trainer Darren Weir.

Plein Ciel could be Hobart Cup-bound.

Easy win lifts Houtzen to Millions favouritism

Trainer Chris Waller.

Stage is set for an intriguing showdown next week.

Payne hoping to find Cup winner for women's syndicate

Michelle Payne after riding Prince Of Penzance to victory in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey will train for a women-only syndicate.

McDonald's ban costs him $1m-a-year job

James McDonald reacts after riding Hartnell to victory in the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington in October.

Kiwi was disqualified for 18 months for illegal betting.

Jockey banned for 18 months for illegal betting

Jockey James McDonald has copped an 18-month ban.

James McDonald pleaded guilty to placing a bet on one of his mounts.

Year in review: All eyes turned to Winx

Hugh Bowman celebrates after riding Winx to victory in the Cox Plate.

Wonder mare tops racing's highlights reel.

McIlroy forced out with rib problem

Northern Irishman out of this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Thomas cards 59 to join exclusive club

EXCLUSIVE CLUB: Justin Thomas became the youngest golfer to break 60 on the US PGA Tour.

American Justin Thomas breaks 60 in Hawaii

LISTEN: 'I was ready to win at that point'

IN ACTION: Charlie Dann at the Australian Master of the Amateurs in Melbourne.

Charlie Dann wins biggest title of his golfing career.

Woods says Trump can belt a golf ball

Tiger Woods lines up a putt.

Duo played at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida.