Maritimo team choose 42ft craft for Coffs showdown

BIGGER AND BETTER: The Maritimo Offshore Racing team will have a new boat on the water when the next round of the Australian Offshore Superboat Championships held in Coffs Harbour this weekend.

Australian Offshore Superboat Championships returns to Coffs

Rio might've been Emma's last hurrah

TRI HARD: Triathlete Emma Moffatt heads to the sands of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach after finishing the swim leg of the Olympic triathlon.

Local triathlete thrilled with her sixth place finish in Rio

Local schools in the running

IN RUNNING: There's still time for local school students to enter the Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival's Doctor on Duty Schools Challenge. The event is being held on September 4.

Local school students gearing up for Coffs Harbour Running Festival

Bones crunched and rattled in bruising finals clash

Comets hardman Matt Cheeseman is taken in a strong tackle by Jake Frame and Adam Slater during the Grafton Ghosts and Coffs Harbour Comets Group 2 qualifying final at Frank McGuren Field.

Ghosts question refereeing decisions in nailbiting clash.

Emma Moffatt's battle for bronze in Rio

SO CLOSE: Former Woolgoolga local, Emma Moffatt has narrowly missed out on winning bronze in Rio.

Did Emma come through to win bronze for Australia?

Panthers win final with late burst of tries

Sawtell Panthers back-rower Todd Johnson is brought to ground by Woolgoolga Seahorses prop Sydney Havea in the Elimination Semi Final.

Panthers score four tries to turn small lead into a comfortable win

Breakers into first grand final

The Coffs Breakers run on to the C.ex Coffs International Stadium ahead of the 2nd Semi Final against Port Macquarie.

Breakers going to big dance only two years after Roos & Swans merge

Our Emma is tri-ing for gold

SWIM, RIDE, RUN: Australian triathlete Emma Moffatt will be competing in her third Olympic triathlon tonight.

Emma Moffatt makes her bid for Olympic triathlon glory at midnight

Tigers and Storm to battle for final spot inside top four

FINALS HUNT: Coffs Coast Tigers and Northern Storm are chasing the final spot available in the Mens Premier League semi finals.

Tigers and Storm in crucial clash to decide last spot open in finals

US Open fun for 'awesome' Serena

Serena Williams says she is not too focused on breaking Steffi Graf's grand slam total at next week's US Open.

Smith spell gives Warner experience

RESTING: Australian captain Steve Smith.

David Warner to benefit from Smith's spell.

Cheika hits back at Rathbone over comments

WHAT NOW?:The Wallabies look lost during last week's thrashing by the All Blacks in Sydney.

Australia coach Michael Cheika has taken a swipe at former player.

Spurs say Sadio is main concern

IN FORM: Sadio Mane.

Spurs focusing on the main man.

Brayden's second run-in with his idol

STARSTRUCK SUN: Gold Coast's Brayden Fiorini enjoyed clashing with his idol, Scott Pendlebury.

Brayden Fiorini has enjoyed his encounters with Scott Pendlebury.

Maverick approach works wonders with Saints

Maverick Weller has thrived during his time at St Kilda.

Maverick Weller enjoying life at St Kilda.

Jaeger drops bomb of own on shattered Suns

GONE: Jaeger O'Meara is all smiles during a Suns training session at Metricon Stadium.

Harsh nature of AFL football has been there for all to see this week

Former gymnast dives in at the deep end

MAKING A SPLASH: Domonic Bedggood is making his Olympic debut in Rio.

Bedggood lining up in the 10m platform.

Mary Hanna set to Boogie at fifth Olympic Games

DISTINGUISHED CAREER: Mary Hanna with Boogie Woogie 6 and Umbro, which are both qualified to compete at Rio. Hanna, 61, will be competing in her fifth Olympics and is Australia's oldest competitor at the Games.

Hanna is already planning to compete at the Tokyo 2020

Worth aiming high in archery competition

ALL FOCUS: Australia's Taylor Worth at the 2012 Games.

Selection bitter-sweet after great mate missed out.

Denny takes the long road to Rio

WINDING UP: Queenslander Matthew Denny competes in the men's discus throw during the Australian Athletics Championships in April.

Queenslander claimed national title in April.

Rayner fighting fit for Rio

POWER-PACKED: Chloe Rayner in action during competition at the national titles.

Teen tore hamstring tendon off her pelvic bone in lead-up.

'Old man' takes up challenge of his fifth Olympics

AGE SHALL NOT WEARY HIM: Martin Marinov (left) will partner Ferenc Szekszardi in the C2 1000m in Rio, as well as taking on the C1 1000m.

Aussie the oldest canoeing athlete to compete at an Olympics.

Sam jokes his way to major landmark

Tony Durkin and Sam Thaiday at the 2006 NRL grand final.

Endearing trait was that he never took himself seriously.

Half as many reasons for Gus to be excited

Nathan Cleary in action for the Panthers.

Gould suggests the NRL establish an academy for emerging halfbacks

Contenders suddenly have big holes to fill

Nic Naitanui limbs from Domain Stadium in Perth.

Jack Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Giles come on down.

Players and fans left to bemoan NRL judiciary

NASTY INCIDENT: Blood pours from Brisbane Broncos player Corey Parker's mouth during their round 24 NRL game against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium.

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday admits he is totally confused.

Morris puts club before cash in rare selfless act

CLUB FIRST: Brett Morris will leave a decision on his participation in the Four Nations up to his Bulldogs coach Des Hasler.

Decision on Four Nations availability to be left to coach.

Have the Warriors killed another coach?

Coach of the Warriors Andrew McFadden.

Have the Warriors killed another coach?

Warriors deny Gillett offer

Matt Gillett is in demand.

Andrew McFadden denies Broncos Matt Gillett is on radar.

Raiders no one-man team, says coach Stuart

Blake Austin of the Raiders.

Blake Austin has suffered a hand injury.

Broncos plan for risky business against Storm

SMART PLAYER: Cooper Cronk in control for the Storm during the last clash with the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

WAYNE Bennett has won hundreds of NRL games.

Sam jokes his way to major landmark

Tony Durkin and Sam Thaiday at the 2006 NRL grand final.

Endearing trait was that he never took himself seriously.

Gillett may be open to Warriors move

Matt Gillett in action for the Broncos.

New Zealand outfit emerging as a real threat

Roberts cops punishment from Broncos

James Roberts looks on during the Brisbane Broncos training session at Red Hill in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The Broncos play the Canberra Raiders in their round 14 match in Brisbane tomorrow night. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

Roberts will not be suspended

Swan has played his last game for Collingwood

Collingwood Magpies player Dane Swan announces his retirement at the Glasshouse in Melbourne, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The 2011 Brownlow medallist announced on Tuesday he would not play on in 2017, ending his 258-game career with the Magpies. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Swan has let his head rule his heart

Contenders suddenly have big holes to fill

Nic Naitanui limbs from Domain Stadium in Perth.

Jack Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Giles come on down.

Demons fail to deliver to give Roos easy ride

ALL OVER: Dylan Buckley of Carlton (right) hugs Jack Viney after the Blues defeated the Demons.

A thrilling finish to the home and away rounds has been snuffed out

RIO 2016: Neymar sends Brazil into raptures

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Neymar is swamped by media and fans after receiving his gold medal at the Maracana Stadium.

Neymar leads Brazil to gold medal.

Gunners out to shoot down premiers

LEICESTER TRIP: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger says facing Leicester City will be no different to last year.

RIO 2016: Brazil with shot at redemption against Germans

STAR POWER: Brazil's Neymar will line up in the gold medal game against Germany.

Football giants to clash in the Olympics football final.

Raiders loving the reign

TOP DOGS: Urunga's win over Maclean has seen it move to the top of the table although their stay will probably be short lived.

Urunga moves to top of Premier League table

Socceroo great just here to help

BIG COUP: Melbourne City FC's new signing Tim Cahill trains at the club's facility.

Tim Cahill doesn't want a "circus” around him at Melbourne City.

Zlatan still has what it takes, says United boss

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Bournemouth's Harry Arter challenge for the ball.

Manchester United gets first-up win over Bournemouth.

ODIs a chance for Aussies to save face

WORK TO DO: Australian cricket captain Steven Smith and coach Darren Lehmann chat during a practice session in Colombo.

Five-match series set to get under way.

Burns or Khawaja faces chop for Test

NET GAIN: Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith look on during an Australian cricket team training session.

Marsh in line to play in third Test.

International cricket to be played in Coffs Harbour

The Australian women's cricket team the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars will take on South Africa at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium in November.

Southern Stars to play South Africa in Coffs Harbour in November

Aussies in spin after Herath takes hat-trick

SPIN KING: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath.

Australia on the ropes in second Test.

Holland set to replace injured O'Keefe

TEST CALL-UP: Jon Holland celebrates a wicket with his Victorian teammates in the Sheffield Shield.

Tourists look to fight back after losing the first Test.

Johnson set for a debut in Big Bash at long last

STILL FIRING: Former Australian Test quick Mitchell Johnson will play for the Scorchers in the Big Bash.

Former Aussie bowler signs with Scorchers.

Geitz focused on grand final, not what future may hold

When Queensland captain Laura Geitz thanks her supporters from all over the state, she does so with plenty of emotion.

Firebirds recover from jitters to make grand final

SUPER INTENSE: The pressure got to the Firebirds Romelda Aiken, but she recovered to get the Queenslanders into next week’s final.

The Firebirds are the first team through to next Sunday’s final

‘White-line fever’ gives Aiken the edge

HARD TO HANDLE: Queensland Firebirds goal-shooter Romelda Aiken lines up a shot.

Firebirds shooting for another grand final.

Firebird standing tall among illustrious teammates

TOUGH DEFENCE: Queensland Firebirds player Gabi Simpson (right) and Melbourne Vixens player Madi Robinson in action during the 2014 grand final.

Queensland side to face Steel in semi.

Tippett faces her Origin in Firebirds final

MY BALL! Gretel Tippett of the Firebirds and Sharni Layton fight for the ball.

Firebirds tackle Swifts in fierce conference final in Brisbane

Swifts down Vixens to earn Firebirds final

EYE FOR GOAL: Susan Pettitt of the Swifts shoots as Leana De Bruin of the Magic defends.

Reigning champions await Sydneysiders.

Firebirds chasing right to host final

Firebirds captain Laura Geitz takes a rebound against the NSW Swiftrs in last year’s frand Final between the Queensland Firebirds and NSW Swifts in Brisbane, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Queenslanders have a game to go before the finals.

Can Winx make it 10 straight in Warwick Stakes?

There is no doubt that Winx is the star attraction at Royal Randwick tomorrow and she will start the Warwick Stakes as a very short-priced favourite.

First-up horses have an edge in PB Lawrence Stakes

The PB Lawrence Stakess set to be an intriguing betting affair.

Payne loses ride on Prince of Penzance

Prince of Penzance, ridden by Michelle Payne, after winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.

Concerns over the jockey's fitness have prompted the move

RIO 2016: Aussie riders take bronze medal

Shane Rose, Stuart Tinney, Sam Griffiths and Christopher Burton of Australia celebrate winning a bronze in Rio.

Aussies win bronze in the Rio Olympics team eventing.

It's going to be Cup Day all over again

The Carlton MID 2016 Coffs Harbour Gold Cup will now be held on Friday, December 9.

Countdown to the Carlton MID Coffs Harbour Gold Cup is on ... again

History suggests Capitalist will struggle

Capitalist to start Missile Stakes as short-priced favourite.

RIO 2016: Aussie pair starts well in golf

The Australian duo of Minjee Lee and Su Oh have had decent starts in their bid for a medal in the women's strokeplay singles.

Robert Allenby cops late-night arrest outside US casino

Robert Allenby, pictured here on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, walking past Clive Palmer's dinosaur at the Palmer Coolum Resort.

In early 2015, Allenby was caught up in a bizarre kidnapping saga

RIO 2016: Rose blooms to take gold in golf

Justin Rose of Great Britain celebrates winning in the final round of men's golf.

Justin Rose wins golf gold in Rio.

RIO 2016: What you missed overnight

Marcus Fraser finished tied fifth in the golf at Rio.

What you missed overnight in Rio.