Greens fight and fuss but shark nets are coming

The NSW Government has vowed to reintroduce old-style mesh shark nets to North Coast beaches.

Mesh shark nets almost certain to arrive at North Coast beaches

Local stars making a Rally Australia splash

AWESOME: Woolgoolga driver Mark Beard will be among a number of local entrants racing in the Kennards Hire Rally Australia.

Local talent in Rally Australia entry list among the WRC stars.

Rep team chasing Twenty20 revenge

RIVALRY: Sawtell's Trent Dierick will be part of the Coffs Harbour Twenty20 team to play in Lismore.

Coffs team faces Northern Rivers in Plan B Regional Bash clash.

Festival of golf set to be bigger and better than ever

FORE: The Coffs Harbour Golf Club's fairways and greens are in perfect condition for today's start of the Pure Blonde Festival of Golf.

Coffs Harbour Golf Club prepared to be run off its feet for 9 days.

Longer format comes into play after short, sharp start to season

LINE AND LENGTH: After opening the season with two straight losses, Dorrigo and Justin Gilbert will be aiming for a win against Diggers at Fitzroy Oval.

Diggers and Dorrigo looking to climb from bottom reaches of table.

All Schools medals for athletic Aidan

HIGH ACHIEVER: Orara High student Aidan Wallace shone at the NSW All Schools athletics finals, claiming two silver medals.

Orara High athlete claims two NSW All Schools final silver medals.

Class field for Rally Australia

STAR LINE-UP: Newly crowned WRC world champion Sebastien Ogier heads the list of entries for next month's Kennards Hire Rally Australia.

Ogier tops star-studded list of drivers to contest Rally Australia.

Spring Tour is about learning, not playing, says Koroibete

Code-hopper Marika Koroibete isn't expecting to make his Test debut on the Spring Tour but is determined to make an impact with coaches and teammates.

Swans farewell second Richards brother

Xavier Richards of the Swans reacts after scoring a goal during Round 20.

Xavier Richards has been axed by the club.

'Andrew just needs to improve, frankly, off the field'

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks.

John Grant has told Andrew Fifita to start "behaving like an adult”.

Ex-Socceroos to square off as coaches

Goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne of Western Sydney has been under pressure this season.

Tony Popovic says Paul Okon was always destined to be a coach.

After 71 years, World Series returns to Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist hits an RBI triple during the fifth inning of game two of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians.

Cubs and Indians head to Chicago with series locked at 1-1.

Ingles backs NBA exhibition Down Under

Utah Jazz player Joe Ingles, from Australia, dribbles down the court as the Phoenix Suns' Archie Goodwin defends.

Utah forward hopeful Australia will a host match in the near future.

Kidwell keeps faith with Kiwis team

The Warriors' New Zealand international Shaun Johnson.

New Zealand set for Four Nations opener against hosts England.

Jockey Craig Newitt realising his hoop dreams

Craig Newitt celebrates after winning the Rosehill Guineas on Tarzino in March.

Jockey Craig Newitt says he was riding horses before he could walk.

Jeff Horn goes from bully fighter to world beater

Welterweight boxer Jeff Horn goes through some training moves after a press conference in Brisbane.

Aussie at No.3 in the WBO rankings and can go higher this month.

Chaz Mostert has another mountain to climb

Chaz Mostert is rapt to be back on the mountain.

Driver describes Mount Panorama as more akin to a roller-coaster.

Will Davison: Mountain high, history steep

FAMILY TRADITION: Will Davison will contest his 13th Bathurst 1000 this weekend on the track where he drove alongside the late great Peter Brock in 2004 and won with Garth Tander in 2009.

Bathurst holds a particularly special place in the heart of Davison

Meninga tackles his family's past

Rugby league great Mal Meninga traces his ancestry in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

League great keen to take on the challenge.

Bulldogs win helps drive Supercars star Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin is heading to Bathurst in pursuit of a maiden win on the famous circuit.

Rising star looking to conquer own mountain

No love lost between trans-Tasman rivals

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika.

Two old rivals cannot stand each other.

Second Brisbane team well worth considering

Miron Bleiberg during his time as Gold Coast United coach.

Consortium reportedly ready to put up the money for a second team.

Cahill sets the benchmark for nation's athletes

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City celebrates after scoring against the Victory.

In every respect Tim Cahill delivered on his A-League debut.

Still some big 'ifs' over Postecoglou's Socceroos

Tomas Rogic of Australia and Genki Haraguchi of Japan contest possession during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

Coach wants Australia to one day challenge for a World Cup.

Fans deserve better from superbrat Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios of Australia was warned by the umpire at the Shanghai Masters that he had to at least make out he was trying.

Aussie put in a bizarre display at the Shanghai Masters.

Good riddance Andrew, our game doesn't need you

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks celebrates following his team's win over the Storm in the NRL grand final.

Fifita was a controversial non-selection in the Kangaroos squad.

Hayne joins long list of stars at Nines

Jarryd Hayne at a press conference to announce he will be playing in the Auckland Nines next year.

Titans star will be lining up at next year's Auckland Nines.

League convert Koroibete named in Wallabies tour squad

Former Melbourne Storm player Marika Koroibete has made the Wallabies squad for their Spring Tour.

Koroibete is one of three new faces in the 32-man squad.

Kangaroos know Scotland will be 'a bit of a tricky game'

Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith at a press conference.

Cameron Smith says the Kangaroos will not under-estimate Scotland.

Big Sam's cross-code feat swept under the carpet

Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess will lead England in the Four Nations.

Burgess the first league-union-league convert to captain country.

Kangaroos gearing up for the unknown against Scotland

Josh Dugan of the Kangaroos is tackled during the Test match between Australian and the New Zealand Kiwis at nib Stadium in Perth earlier this month.

Australia will play the Bravehearts in Hull to start Four Nations.

Foran set to meet with NRL's integrity unit

Kieran Foran at a post-match media conference last year when he was captain of the Eels.

Troubled star Kieran Foran's road to redemption starts next week.

Ablett offered to head back to Geelong, Suns reveal

Gary Ablett is unlikely to remain as Suns skipper in 2017.

Request was to help free up some salary cap space, says chairman.

Power and Suns confirmed for Shanghai showdown

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch.

Port Adelaide chairman hails landmark moment.

Green joins player exodus from the Lions

Josh Green in action for the Brisbane Lions this season.

Small forward deemed surplus to requirements.

Socceroos given extra time to impress

Luke Brattan of Melbourne City celebrates after scoring against the Melbourne Victory in round two of the A-League.

Five A-League players in the 30-man squad to face Thailand.

Sturridge double helps Liverpool into cup quarter-finals

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge takes a shot during the English League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

Striker has reminded manager Jurgen Klopp of his talents.

Roar won't back down from Glory challenge

Brisbane's Tommy Oar contests the ball with Nick Fitzgerald of the Mariners.

Perth has the reputation of being a physical side.

Messi and Ronaldo vying for award ... again

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo fights for the ball during a Champions League Group F soccer match between against Legia Warsaw at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

Ronaldo one of six Real Madrid players shortlisted for Ballon d'Or.

Conte hits back over humiliation claim

Chelseas team manager Antonio Conte, right, and Manchester Uniteds team manager Jose Mourinho talk after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte denies trying to humiliate Joe Mourinho

Messi the man for Barcelona

Barcelona's Lionel Messi kicks for the ball to score a penalty during the La Liga soccer match against Valencia at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia.

Win takes Barca to the top of La Liga.

Khawaja still in frame for first Test despite outburst

Usman Khawaja during a Queensland Bulls training session at the Gabba.

Batsman called selectors "fickle” in an article.

No fear for young Bulls

IN THE PINK: Chris Hartley is ready to face a near-Test line-up NSW team.

Chris Hartley says the Bulls will be strong this season.

Last chance for Khawaja, Burns to shine

Dropped Test batsmen Joe Burns (left) and Usman Khawaja will be looking for runs for Queensland against NSW at the Gabba.

Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns will be looking for runs against NSW

Brilliant Lyon spins NSW to cup title

Nathan Lyon of the Blues celebrates with teammate Peter Nevill after claiming the wicket of Ben Cutting of the Bulls.

Spinner took 4-10 from his 10 overs.

Injured Steketee out of Matador Cup final

Injured Bulls fast bowler Mark Steketee (centre) will miss the one-day cup final on Sunday.

Mark Steketee is out of the Bulls squad for the Matador Cup final.

Starc warning as quick prepares for comeback

Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc bowls in a practice session.

Bowler ready for his comeback in Sheffield Shield opener.

Lightning to face acid test first up

BREAKING: TOUGH test first up for the Sunshine Coast's newest national team with a blockbuster first-round of the National Netball League for the Lightning.

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.

Ferns preparing to unleash new tactic in series finale

Caitlin Bassett of Australia and Anna Harrison of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

New Zealand has trialled the new move in training this week.

Diamonds coach slams Channel Nine

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander speaks to her players.

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander slams push for two-point shot.

Diamonds coach concerned by burn-out despite Test win

Gabi Simpson of Australia challenges Grace Rasmussen of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Lisa Alexander believes the Constellation Cup schedule poses a risk.

Silver Ferns ready to host Diamonds

Gretel Tippett of the Diamonds looks to pass during game two of the Constellation Cup series in Launceston.

Third clash in series may be a survival of the fittest.

Silver Ferns shock Diamonds to level series

Laura Langman of the Silver Ferns is surrounded by Diamonds players during game two of the Constellation Cup series.

New Zealand stunned the world champions with a ferocious fightback.

Pentathlon will be 'peaking on Cup Day'

New Zealand trainer John Wheeler expects Pentathlon to be at his peak for the Melbourne Cup after running in the Lexus Stakes at Flemington.

Does it get any better than Derby Day?

Damian Lane rides Sacred Elixir to victory in the Super Vase at Moonee Valley on October 22.

Victoria Derby Day will feature four intriguing Group 1 races.

Kiwis plan easy run for Pentathlon in Gold Cup

CHANGE OF PLAN: Connections hope new riding tactics will help Pentathlon (No.9) in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup.

Connections hoping change in tactics will put Pentathlon in the mix.

Hartnell ready to challenge Winx

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, goes through her paces in trackwork ahead of the Cox Plate.

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, is worthy of her place as favourite.

Punters can't get enough of Winx

Hugh Bowman (centre) rides Winx to victory in the Caulfield Stakes earlier this month.

The five-year-old to start the shortest-price favourite since 2010.

Yankee Rose bringing 'A-game' to Cox Plate, says trainer

Jockey Dean Yendall on Yankee Rose celebrates winning the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.

David Vandyke gives his dual Group 1 winner a chance.

Favourites satisfied with Cox Plate barrier draw

James McDonald rides Hartnell to the barrier for the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington earlier this month.

Winx to jump from No.3 and Hartnell in No.7.

Olympians join field for Australian PGA

Australia's Rio Olympics representatives Scott Hend and Marcus Fraser will join the field for the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast in December.

Scott hoping to go one better in Kuala Lumpur

Adam Scott was the runner-up at last year's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur.

The world No.6 was runner-up in Malaysia last year.

Ko gives caddie the boot

Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

World No.1 has split with Australian Jason Hamilton.

Woods 'can't push it' on road to recovery, says Day

Tiger Woods laughs with Jason Day before at last year's British Open at St Andrews in Scotland.

Jason Day says Tiger Woods will not be back on tour until next year.