Pittwater to Coffs yacht race and regatta in safe hands

The sight of the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour fleet entering the outer harbour is set to continue for many years to come.

Coffs assured of future of iconic warm water ocean classic.

Northern NSW's finest juniors to show wares

The Northern NSW Football Telstra State Championships for Girls kicks off at C.ex Coffs International Stadium this morning.

State Championships for Girls played in Coffs this weekend

Bubbles on Bowraville menu

Shazza's Bubbles after winning last year's Sawtell Cup. Will she win again today at Bowraville?

Shazza's Bubbles the top-weight in this afternoon's Bowraville Cup.

NPL approval granted for NCF rep players

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Talented North Coast Football juniors will have the chance to face Northern NSW's best.

North Coast Football's entry into National Premier League approved

Are government staffers talking Wentworth Park sale?

Greyhounds race at the Wentworth Park ahead of the industry's July 2017 shutdown.

No answer on whether government staff discussed Wentworth Parl sale

Communication breakdown in NSW fishing reforms

State-wide commercial fishing industry reforms have left fishers confused about their futures.

Non-English speaking fishers confused at industry-wide reforms

Greyhounds get free flights but need 19,000 homes

Homes will be needed for about 19,000 greyhounds, according to estimates in a leaked draft interim report.

Free transport to adopted greyhounds as industry shuts down

Storm stars to call on all their experience

Melbourne's Cameron Smith says his players will not only have to overcome Cronulla's forward pack in Sunday's grand final, but also an anti-Storm Sydney crowd.

Decider to feature contrast of styles and storylines

Cooper Cronk of the Storm holds off Aidan Sezer of the Raiders in the preliminary final at AAMI Park.

Cronulla against Melbourne will be sentiment versus experience.

Franklin doesn't need to 'justify' price tag, says Longmire

Sydney Swans player Lance Franklin takes part in a open training session and fan day at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

No extra pressure on the 29-year-old to deliver in grand final.

Nicklaus leads tributes to golfing great Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer, left, with Australian Jason Day. Palmer has died aged 87.

Seven-time major winner Arnold Palmer has died in Pittsburgh.

Bulldogs' Crameri to marry on grand final eve

Western Bulldogs player Stewart Crameri during a training session at the club's headquarters at Whitten Oval earlier this month.

Former Bomber has sat out for the past 12 months.

Victory players out to impress in FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat.

Kevin Muscat's men to visit NPL side Bentleigh Greens.

Storm so boring they're enchanting

Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith and coach Craig Bellamy attend a press conference at AAMI Park.

A lot of people don't like how Melbourne plays.

Team of the future brimming with talent

Latrell Mitchell of the Roosters.

We select ARM's team of future representative stars.

Breaking up is hard to do ... just ask these NRL personalities

Tigers hooker Robbie Farah, who will move to the Rabbitohs next season.

We look at the biggest NRL break-ups of 2016.

Chris Bond steeled for more Games gold in Rio

FIRED UP: Chris Bond takes the ball upfield during Australia's win over Great Britain.

Chris Bond takes pride in being a "big-game player”.

Curtis McGrath: Soldiering on at Rio Paralympics

Curtis McGrath celebrates after qualifying for the Paralympics earlier this year.

Soldier became world champion in para-canoe in just two years.

Torita Isaac fit and ready to fire in Rio

Australian Paralympic team member Torita Isaac.

The 21-year-old is among the favourites to win the Paralympics 400m.

Blood, sweat and gears: Colin Sieders' remarkable journey

Colin Sieders of Australia looks on after competing in the European canoe sprint Paralympic qualifying event in Duisburg, Germany, in May.

Colin Sieders is used to etching his name into the history books.

Paralympic performance we can all be proud of

Team Australia celebrates after winning the match against the United States in the men's wheelchair rugby gold medal match at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Australia finished fifth on the medal tally.

Extra time wins out against golden point

Cowboy Coen Hess is congratulated by treammates on his try during the NRL elimination final against the Broncos at 1300 SMILES Stadium in Townsville.

Time to get rid of golden point during the regular rounds.

AFL-created 'monster' gobbling up its rivals

GROWING FORCE: Tom Scully (centre) celebrates with his Giants teammates after kicking a goal against the Swans on Saturday.

GWS has blossomed into a great team with great players.

Two hesitant referees are botching the game

NO PENALTY: Bronco James Roberts kicks out at Titan Ryan Simpkins.

Commentators scathing of match officials.

Match Review Committee has become laughing stock

Michael Ennis of the Sharks avoided sanction for an apparent shoulder charge.

MRC members have just made one too many mistakes.

Lions on the level with coach?

Justin Leppitsch was sacked as Brisbane Lions coach last week.

Coaches need proper qualifications.

Foran takes to social media to praise fans and slam media

Former Parramatta player Kieran Foran watches an Eels training session in Sydney.

Troubled 26-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Warriors.

Warriors star in demand in NRL

WANTED: Ben Matulino of the Warriors.

Clubs in the running to sign Warriors star.

Sharks have plenty of bite, says Storm star

WARY OF SHARKS: Melbourne Storm star Cooper Cronk.

Round 26 win means nothing, says Cronk.

Storm building for another premiership tilt

Cooper Cronk after playing his 300th game in the NRL preliminary final between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park. He's now off to another grand final.

Melbourne can stamp reputation as greatest team of the NRL era

'That's not a forward pass you clown!': commentator blow-up

Jarrod Croker (left) of the Raiders is seen injuring his knee during the NRL preliminary final between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

David Morrow launched into an absolute tirade

Sharks one win from a maiden title

HE'S IN: Sharks winger Sosaia Feki scores a try despite the efforts of the Cowboys Justin O'Neill and Michael Morgan during the NRL preliminary final at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

North Queensland's NRL premiership defence is over.

Dangerfield set to run away with Brownlow

SUPERCAT: Patrick Dangerfield bursts clear in a match for Geelong.

Cat not winning would be the biggest upset in Brownlow history.

Easton becomes Wood-be hero of Western Bulldogs

Easton Wood will skipper the Bulldogs in the preliminary final.

OF ALL those 'sons of the 'Scray', for a time there Cal Ward was the

Hanley not on the move, says Lions chief

Pearce Hanley has been the subject of trade talk.

Lions chief executive Greg Swann says Pearce Hanley is staying.

Hammers struggling after defeat to Saints

Southampton's Charlie Austin celebrates scoring his side's first goal against West Ham.

Hammers lose fourth game of season.

Demanding Guardiola still wanting more

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Swansea.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants more from Sergio Aguero.

Brett the Roar's x-factor

READY TO ROAR: Brisbane player Brandon Borello.

Brandon Borello says Brett Holman will boost the Roar

Rooney not worried about form talk

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has struggled this season.

Wayne Rooney has dismissed criticism of his form.

Manchester sides to clash in League Cup

West Ham United's Dimitri Payet scores the winner during his side's English League Cup third-round soccer match against Accrington Stanley.

Ddraw for the EFL Cup has thrown up some intriguing ties.

Aloisi satisfied after Roar's pre-season thumping of Perth

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi.

Roar kicks off its A-League campaign on October 7.

Tremain ready to take his chances for Australia

ON THE RISE: Chris Tremain will be hoping for more celebrations like this.

Chris Tremain is determined to take his chances.

Elbow injury could force AB out of Tests

South Africa's captain AB de Villiers could miss the one-day series against Australia and maybe the tour to Australia.

AB de Villiers could miss the one-day series against Australia

Fringe players have chance to shine, says Lehmann

Melbourne Stars player Daniel Worrall bowls against the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League match at the WACA in January.

Aussies set play Ireland and South Africa.

Country Cup draw favours Coffs Harbour

IT'S ON AGAIN: Coffs Harbour will play its first McDonalds Country Cup match of the summer on November 20.

Coffs Harbour DCA given an easy passage to Country Cup third round

Head hopes to shoulder load in ODI side

Australia's Travis Head plays a shot against Sri Lanka during their first twenty20 cricket match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Batsman hopes to cement spot on Australia's limited overs team

Injured Starc could be right for first Proteas Test

Australia's M

Bad luck continues to plague Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc

Diamonds shooter shines in Quad Series win

A record goal haul from Caitlin Bassett has helped the Diamonds win the Netball Quad Series.

Diamonds know they must lift game against New Zealand

SHARPSHOOTER: Australia's Caitlin Bassett will be a handful for New Zealand to contain when they clash this weekend.

Silver Ferns set to turn on the defensive pressure.

Geitz focused on grand final, not what future may hold

STRONG DEFENCE: Laura Geitz will hope to lead her Firebirds to a second-straight ANZ Championship title.

Firebirds and Swifts to play in decider for second year in a row.

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

Ladbrokes: is the Underwood Stakes a race in two?

The Underwood Stakes is the feature race at Caulfield and the betting market with Ladbrokes suggests it is a race between Black Heart Bart and Lucia Valentina.

Grafton trainers look to make their mark in Lismore Cup

ONE TO WATCH: Grafton mare Coastal Gem will run in the $50,000 Lismore Cup today.

Strong field expected for Lismore Turf Club's feature race

Winx in class of own in George Main Stakes

Chris Waller has won three of the past four editions.

Weir chases his first Makybe Diva Stakes win

Victorian trainer is saddling up three runners.

Coffs connections clean up country Cups

Coutts Crossing Cup winning connection Peter Wood shares a joke with jockey Raymond Spokes at the Clarence River Jockey Club's Coutts Crossing Cup Day.

They're at it again, Woods and White swindle another Clarence Cup.

Cult hero is hoping to clean up again

The Cleaner aiming to win event for a historic third time.

Racing off into the Sunset

Trainer Jim Jarvis has a couple of strong winning chances for today's TAB meeting being held at Coffs Harbour Racing Club.

Coffs trainer has chance to win race he and his wife sponsor

McIlroy ends season with huge pay day

Rory McIlroy has come from the clouds to claim the season-ending Tour Championship and snatch the FedEx Cup from Dustin Johnson.

Junior golfer makes the most of regional opportunity

Lucas Higgins gets a hug off his dad after winning the NSW OPEN Regional Golf Qualifier at the Grafton Golf course on Sunday, 25th September, 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

North Coast high school student clinches Open golfing opportunity.

"Best-ever” claims set to fire up Europeans

Davis Love III has made some bold claims ahead of the Ryder Cup.

US captin claims his team is best ever in Ryder Cup.

Day, Scott start well for big cash

Australia's world No.1 Jason Day has started well in the Tour Championship tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Jason Day and Adam Scott are well placed in the Tour Championship