Sole Frog swims NQ champs

MASTER SWIM: Kate McDonald and coach Jacinta Pennisi at the Proserpine Pool.

Illness and wild weather no obstacle for Kate.

Young footballers show promise

PEP TALK:  The Whitsunday FC Premier Men's side on their way to a dominant 4-1 win over the City Brothers.

Kicking start to a season for Premier team.

Medals for local outriggers

ARMS OF STEEL: Whitsunday Outriggers at their most recent competitionthe Canoe Point Regatta at Tannum Beach.

Season begins on high leading into world champs

Wests Tigers top Brahmans in grand final rematch

SHOW DOWN: The Whitsunday Brahmans in a 2017 grand final grudge match went down to Wests Tigers.

Brahmans fall short in grand final rematch against Wests Tigers.

Ready to bear the baton

SUPER JOURNEY: Ian Thorpe with the Queen's Baton Relay atop Sydney Harbour Bridge earlier in the relay.

All you need to know about the Queen's Baton Relay in Airlie Beach.

Furious Serena’s shock walk-off

THE boat at the Miami Open has officially been rocked after a historic loss for Serena Williams in the first round left the tennis ace fuming.

Another Begg masterpiece could be Written

Jockey Jordan Childs rides Written By to win race 4, the Cafe Culture + Insitu Pago Pago Stakes, during Chandon S Ladies Day at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AAP Image/Craig Golding) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Grahame Begg ready for new chapter to be Written in Golden Slipper

‘Unbelievable’: Pitiful Poms self-destruct

Not a good day for England cricket.

England collapses to humiliating total against New Zealand

Proof Ricciardo has Mercedes strapped

MONTMELO, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 26: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Red Bull Racing looks on in the garage during day one of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on February 26, 2018 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton declares Red Bull threat to Mercedes is real

AFL teams: Danger, Dees skipper out

Melbourne captain Jack Viney will be watching from the sidelines for a significant period. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Danger out; Dees struck by injury bug; Nic Nat ready to roll

Greenberg’s Lodge ultimatum: Pay victims or you’re gone

Matt Lodge has got Wayne Bennett’s support.

NRL boss orders Matt Lodge to pay victims or be kicked out

Where’s Suli? Storm superstar vanished for a year before signing

Storm winger Suliasi Vunivalu who will play his 50th game in the NRL this week.

How Storm star Suliasi Vunivalu vanished for year before signing

Ping-pong ding-dongs shed light on success

Johnathan Thurston (right) with fellow Cowboys great Matty Bowen.

Johnathan Thurston's competitive nature spreads beyond footy field

JP Smith's journey ends up at home at Reds

RED MAN: JP Smith says he has found his home with the Queensland Reds.

South African-born JP Smith has come home to the Queensland Reds

Sad skier is ‘funniest thing ever’

Elizabeth Swaney embarks on a completely underwhelming run down the half-pipe. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

This skier was so ‘average’ commentators didn’t know what to do

Gift Scotty wants to give Australia is white, not gold

Scotty James of Australia.

Australian snowboarder throws down gauntlet to superstar rival

Backyard wrestles and PS4 forging Red V’s next big thing

Luciano Leilua during St George Illawarra Dragons training at WIN Stadium.

Backyard wrestles and PS4 battles forging Red V’s next big thing

Back off Melbourne — Simmons belongs to Newcastle

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Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is a Novocastrian

PREDICTION: NRL season is hard to pick

Newcastle Knights newly signed player Mitchell Pearce trains with the Newcastle Knights at Balance field, Newcastle, Monday, December 4, 2017. (AAP Image/Darren Pateman) NO ARCHIVING

Newcastle Knights will be the big movers in a tough NRL season.

Can Cowboys do it for JT?

Johnathan Thurston is set to retire at the end of the 2018 season.

Pressure mounts as Cowboys look to send Thurston out a winner

OPINION: What do female athletes have to do to earn respect?

Maryborough Bears vBay Power at Port City Park, Maryborough.

Enough is enough: respect female athletes.

Trial times reflection of generous selection criteria

The Aussies are sending a huge swimming squad to the Gold Coast.

Australia’s top swimmers likely saving up best for main Games event

Drew Mitchell: It's time to get Super excited

Australian Super Rugby captains (from left) Christian Lealiifano (Brumbies), Scott Higginbotham (Reds), Michael Hooper (Waratahs) and Adam Coleman (Rebels) are hoping for better results in 2018.

Aussies have cause for optimism, writes former Wallaby Drew Mitchell

‘Disrespectful’: Roos great’s fury over torn-up pitch

Coopers Stadium. Picture: Bianca De Marchi

John Kosmina slams the decision to play AFLX at Coopers Stadium

Walters’ Origin blunder: ‘I won’t make that mistake again’

Greg Inglis has been guaranteed a place in the Queensland team for Game One if fit. Photo: Phil Hillyard

Kevin Walters promises to pick Maroons greats after Slater mistake

Muscle men: Strongest players at every NRL club revealed

Strongest players from every NRL team for 2018 revealed.

NRL’s strongest players at every club in 2018 revealed

More than just $1 million: What Hunt demanded from Dragons

Ben Hunt has started well for the Dragons.

Details behind Ben Hunt's big-money move to Dragons revealed

Brisbane No.7 ready to face NRL idol

Benji Marshall and Kodi Nikorima during their time together at the Broncos.

Kodi Nikorima ready to take on idol Benji Marshall in Tigers clash

Storm bracing for Cowboys’ aerial assault

Great mates Johnathan Thurston and Cameron Smith could be facing off for the last time in Melbourne. Picture. Phil Hillyard

Storm coach Craig Bellamy looking for response after Tigers loss

NRL teams Round 3

NRL Team Talk Round 3, 2018.

NRL teams: All the latest with your team's line-up

Campbell ready to roar for Brisbane Lions in AFLW final

READY: Shannon Campbell is set to lace-up in her second AFLW grand final for the Brisbane Lions on Saturday.

CAMPBELL proud of Coast talent in decider

Lions defender in All Australian form

Kate Lutkins (left) of the Lions chases down Isabel Huntington of the Bulldogs during the Round 2 AFLW match.

Kate Lutkins is enjoying a breakout season.

Last hurrah: Dogs to appeal Brennan ban

A shattered Katie Brennan was found guilty at the tribunal on Tuesday night. Picture: Andrew Tauber

Bulldogs to take Katie Brennan AFLW grand final ban to Appeals Board

Mariners coach Okon quits

Paul Okon has quit as Central Coast Mariners coach.

Central Coast Mariners coach Paul Okon walks out on A-League club

Roar stun Sydney as resurgence continues

Brisbane Roar players celebrate Matt McKay’s goal.

Brisbane Roar beat competition leaders Sydney FC 2-1

FIFA on brink of latest ridiculous World Cup host call

Sunil Gulati, (center) president of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), Canadian CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani (left) and Mexican Football Federation President Decio De Maria hold up a signed unified bid for the 2026 soccer world cup

FIFA - and disgraced Sepp Blatter - prefer a shock alternative

Two games left to define Chelsea’s future

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea

Conte under the pump at Chelsea.

Jose’s plan to ship out Pogba as Reds eye $106m target

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho talks with Paul Pogba.

Paul Pogba on way out of Old Trafford - rumour.

Real reason for Roosters horror show

Roosters' Cooper Cronk during NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard

Trent Robinson says blame to be laid elsewhere for Roosters defeat.

‘An Aussie wouldn’t have got off’: Cricket stunned by Rabada

Kagiso Rabada has been cleared to play the third Test - surprising

Kagiso Rabada free to play in the third Test after ban overturned

Cricket’s disgracefully weak, shameful piss take

Kagiso Rabada should not be playing in Cape Town.

There's no way Kagiso Rabada should be bowling against Australia

Marathon effort to clear Rabada ends

South African bowler Kagiso Rabada is still waiting to hear whether he’ll be cleared to play in the third test.

Kagiso Rabada waits to hear if he’ll play third Test after appeal

Aussie reveals devious new sledging plan

David Warner will have more ammunition in Cape Town.

Cameron Bancroft reveals Australia’s plan to sledge Vernon Philander

Queensland’s Duke of Hazzard

Michael Neser’s form has been key for Queensland. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

All-rounder Michael Neser key for Bulls in Sheffield Shield final

Get AB! Aussies out to crack de Villiers code

Can the Aussies stop AB de Villiers in Cape Town?

Australia to target star South African batsman.

Diamonds prepared for Silver Ferns form

Australian netball coach Lisa Alexander is expecting old foes New Zealand to perform far better than anyone expects at the upcoming Commonwealth Games

Reigning Super Netball champions not resting on laurels

COMMITTED: Sunshine Coast Lighting coach Noeline Taurua has re-signed until the end of 2019.

"WE often talk about her (Langman) and what she did contribute."

Midcourter focused on doing her bit for Lightning

TRAINING: Laura Scherian.

"It will be an awesome hit-out for us.”

Diamonds covered for injury drama

Kate Moloney playing in the Fast5 Netball World Series.

Diamonds have Games injury cover.

2018 Whitsunday's year of sport

Sabine Butler tries her hand at Karate with instructor Hitomi Oikawa from Whitsunday Kyokushin Karate Proserpine; at the sports expo.

Try your hand a new sport and join your local team in 2018.

Firebirds take aim at Lightning ahead of new season

ON COURT: Madeline McAuliffe of the Lightning attempts to stop Caitlyn Nevins of the Firebirds during a Super Netball match between the Queensland Firebirds and Sunshine Coast Lightning last year.

The Lightning caused a sensation by winning the title last year.

Hayes: Slipper trio are over the odds

David Hayes only has to look back to the Australian Cup to know the betting market can get it wrong and he thinks that’s the case again in the Golden Slipper

Winx punter ups the ante in Ryder

Winx will chase another Group 1 win in the George Ryder Stakes on Saturday. Picture: Simon Bullard

Punter plonks $114k on Winx in the George Ryder Stakes

Outback encounter questions all we know about horse shoes

WILD IMPRESSIONS: What Bill Diemling saw in the dirt on his last day of mustering left an imprint that has never left him.

Strange footprints spur farrier on 20-year journey, now he returns.

Bowman gets green light for Winx return

Jockey Hugh Bowman falls from Performer a few weeks ago

Hugh Bowman cleared to ride Winx in George Ryder Stakes after fall

Golden Slipper Barrier Draw: Favourites draw perfectly

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — FEBRUARY 28: The Golden Slipper trophy is seen during the Australian Turf Club 2017 Sydney Carnival Launch at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for The ATC)

Join us live for the barrier draw for the $3.5m Golden Slipper

Sunlight tightens grip on Slipper after Magic dash

Luke Currie steers Sunlight to victory in the Magic Night Stakes. Picture: AAP

It was another dominant win by Sunlight, her fifth in succession

Written’s script gets unexpected change


Grahame Begg hopes Written By will benefit from dress rehearsal

King of Spin sinks hole-in-one at Augusta

Shane Warne has added yet another feather to his already crowded sporting cap. The cricketing great pulled off every golfer’s dream at iconic course

Tiger, Ernie to line up for Australia showdown

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els will captain the US and Internationals teams.

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els to face off in Melbourne in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods nailed with ‘cold’ sledge

Tiger Woods on his way to a runner-up finish at the Valspar Championship.

TIGER Woods is back — and just in time for the Masters.

‘This is the America I want’: Tiger stunning in PGA near-miss

Tiger Woods came close to a PGA Tour win.

Vintage Tiger Woods performance secures second-placed finish.