Outright win sees Sawtell move to top of table

Reigning premier Sawtell is now back on top of the cricketing tree.

Gold Cup draws strong interest from in-form runners

POSSIBLE RUNNER: Plateau Gold, trained by Coffs Harbour's Jim Jarvis, may get a run at the Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Carnival on Friday.

Friday's Coffs Harbour Gold Cup promises to be a top class meeting.

Commercial fishers get extension, but it makes no difference

Ballina trawler harbour.

Deadline extended for NSW fishers buying back into the industry

Ocean Swims ready to celebrate 20 years

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: From the youngest swimmers to the oldest, there's an event for all at the

Coffs Coast Ocean Swims to celebrate 20th anniversary on April 2.

Saxby's true colours shining through

Tamika Saxby.

Local squash star won't forget Australian debut in a hurry.

Tennis coach in a state of joy for his girls

FINE LEADER: Tony Polack with two of his star proteges, Krystal Clarke and Ashley Allman who've been picked to play for NSW.

Local coach in charge of junior state team at national champs.

Snappers opt for dual coaches

Coffs Rugby Snappers have named two coaches to take the reins of the first XV in 2017.

Snappers announce coaching team for 2017 MNC Rugby season.

Third enough for Van Gisbergen in Supercars title race

A delighted van Gisbergen admitted he did it the hard way.

Cummings of age: bowler hopes injuries are in the past

Australia's Pat Cummins celebrates a wicket in 2015.

The 23-year-old is set for a return to international cricket.

Who's been the best import in A-League history?

Bruno Fornaroli of Melbourne City.

Phil Dillon lists his top five that have graced the competition.

Party-pooping not on Wallabies' agenda

Nick Phipps of Australia looks for a gap against Wales.

England has not lost in 13 games and is looking to equal record.

Costa the key to stopping Chelsea

Chelsea's Diego Costa is embraced by manager Antonio Conte.

Spanish international has netted 10 goals this season.

Jones says rivalry with Cheika is just friendly banter

England head coach Eddie Jones.

England coach has claimed barbs are all a bit of fun.

Wanderers hitting their straps, says Popovic

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Coach confident his team is ready for a move up the A-League ladder.

Young gun Matt Renshaw fires up nerves of mum and dad

NEW BOY IN TOWN: Matt Renshaw poses at the Adelaide Oval this week.

Baby-faced son prepares to face up to a red-hot South Africa.

Johnson joins list of freak sporting injuries

Steve Johnson in action for the GWS Giants this season.

In wake of Giant's injury, we look at 10 other unlucky incidents.

Dark times made Johnson wish he was injured

Australia's Mitchell Johnson bowls to England's Ian Bell on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in 2015.

Bowler didn't want to play the game, let alone bowl for his country.

Ireland's win caps remarkable year of upsets

Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates after his side's win over New Zealand in Chicago.

Has there ever been a year like this?

Play it again, Sam: young Bull keen to keep impressing

Sam Heazlett of Queensland bats against Victoria at the Gabba last season.

Left-hander is fit and raring to go after an injury lay-off.

Camaraderie 'broke down' in Test team, reveals Ian Healy

Ian Healy will be back in the Channel Nine commentary box this summer.

Former keeper can't get his head around claims of in-fighting.

Buck stops with Kidwell after disappointing Four Nations

Shaun Kenny-Dowall of the Kiwis failed to repay his coach's faith in him.

If David Kidwell is to continue as Kiwis coach he'll need some help.

Kiwis flop on game's biggest stage

Australia's Josh Dugan looks to offload during the Four Nations final.

This felt like the bad old days against the Kangaroos.

Reformed Kangaroos give Barba a positive vibe

Josh Dugan in action for the Kangaroos.

Watching the Four Nations final should prove a door is still ajar.

Postecoglou must stick with those getting game time

Robbie Kruse of Australia and Pratum Chuthong of Thailand battle for the ball.

Where does Australia go now after poor showing in Thailand?

Flying Bird makes the Titans so much better

Former Titans player Greg Bird.

Bird the fourth most suspended player since the NRL was formed.

Heat on Dragons over alarming slide

Gareth Widdop in action for the Dragons.

Gareth Widdop has faded to become a shadow of his former self.

OPINION: NRL pay dispute a disaster

Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.

OPINION: Tugboat gives his take on the NRL pay dispute

END OF AN ERA: Major shake up to rep footy in the bush

Macksville veteran Aaron Wood is one player who would not be eligible to represent Group 2 or North Coast Dolphins in the revamped CRL Under-23 Country Championships competition.

NRRRL head slams new look Under-23s format

NSW Blues to move on from Coffs Harbour

MOVING ON: NSW Blues' Jack Bird training at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort earlier this year. The Blues will house their training camp elsewhere next year.

After three years of training in Coffs Harbour, the NSW Blues move on

Eels insist Radradra will be with club in 2017

Semi Radradra of the Eels.

Confusion reigned after French outfit said it had signed winger.

NRL showdown talks on hold

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant.

Discussions over funding postponed indefinitely.

Breakfast of champions

EXCITED: Peter and Wendy Barrett, with Marty Phillips from the Coffs Hotel, look forward to a fun-filled morning.

Men of League race day breakfast at new location.

Suns say talk of Ablett trade a 'beat-up'

Gold Coast Suns star Gary Ablett.

Gold Coast has dismissed talk Gary Ablett could be traded.

Gary Ablett to hand over Suns captaincy

Gary Ablett walks out to warm up prior to the round-one clash with Essendon this year.

Lynch, May set to lead the club

Queensland's rise in draft costs Tasmania

The top 10 draft picks presented during the AFL draft in Sydney.

Tasmania failed to have a player picked in draft.

Foord named best player in Asia

Caitlin Foord of Australia has been named the best footballer in Asia.

Sydney FC star claims AFC Player of the Year crown.

Victory enjoying time out of limelight

Marco Rojas of the Melbourne Victory celebrates after scoring against the Jets.

Kevin Muscat says he is happy for his team to fly under the radar.

Knee injury to keep Holman out for six weeks

Brett Holman of the Brisbane Roar.

The 32-year-old was set for minor surgery on a torn meniscus.

Arsenal boss concedes Southampton were too good for his side

Southampton's Jordy Clasie (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the English Football League Cup quarter-final against Arsenal at the Emirates in London.

Arsene Wenger has bemoaned Arsenal's "lack of urgency”.

Southgate targeting home success as England manager

New England coach Gareth Southgate.

Gareth Southgate is seeking redemption for his own Euros heartbreak.

United sees off West Ham to book spot in cup semis

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action against West Ham.

Jose Mourinho's men will now play Hull City in the last four.

Siddle hoping age won't count against him with selectors

Australian bowler Peter Siddle.

Veteran paceman Peter Siddle admits to feeling the nerves.

Finch hoping to carry Shield form to ODIs

Aaron Finch bats for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at the MCG.

Batsman says runs in any form of the game are a confidence boost.

Slater backs Marsh for recall in Gabba Test

Shaun Marsh raises his bat after hitting a half-century for Australia against South Africa in Perth.

Former opener says the veteran should take place of Matt Renshaw.

Inexperienced Black Caps chasing No.1 ranking

Martin Guptill is one of the Black Caps' most experienced campaigners.

New Zealanders preparing for defence of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.

Southern Stars wrap ODI series with win in Coffs

Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars vice-captain Alex Blackwell plays to the leg side during the Australian innings of the women's One Day International played at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium.

Australian womens cricket team wraps up ODI series with win in Coffs

Chappell 'put a line through Marsh's name a while ago'

Australian batsman Shaun Marsh raises his bat after reaching a half century on day two of the first Test against South Africa at the WACA.

Injury-prone 33-year-old batsman is edging closer to full fitness.

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

Queensland Firebirds wing attack Caitlyn Nevins has heaped the pressure on new rival Collingwood ahead of the 2017 Super Netball season.

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.

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.

Top English jockey to ride for Godolphin down under

Godolphin has announced it will send English jockey James Doyle as a replacement for its No.1 rider in Australia, James McDonald.

Veteran race caller Greg Miles set to retire

Racer caller Greg Miles in the broadcast box at Moonee Valley last year.

The voice of Victorian racing has called the most Melbourne Cups.

Oliver's hometown hopes rest on Mackintosh

Jockey Damien Oliver will ride Mackintosh in the Railway Handicap in Perth.

Race win has eluded jockey despite his annual visits to Perth.

Top jockey wants Justice in Railway Stakes

Junoob, ridden by Douglas Whyte

South African heading to Perth

Waller horse tests positive to drug ice

Trainer Chris Waller during trackwork at The Valley ahead of the Cox Plate in Melbourne in October.

Trainer has confirmed the initial irregularity.

McEvoy and Qewy reunited for Sandown Cup

Qewy, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, wins the Geelong Cup in October.

The seven-year-old gelding is a firm favourite.

Banned horse trainer back on track after legal appeal

Grafton horse trainer Joseph Golden was warned off all Racing NSW tracks in 2011. Now the NSW Court of Appeal has overturned the racing body's decision.

Court quashes ban on man who accused Racing NSW chief of corruption

Early start no problem for clubhouse leader

Ashley Hall is on target to achieve his dream of a European Tour card after surviving an unusually early wake-up call to set the pace at the Australian PGA.

Tiger shows glimpses of brilliance in return to action

Tiger Woods reacts after missing putt on the 11th hole during the first round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Former world No.1 had four birdies in the opening eight holes.

Mind over matter as Dodt takes lead at PGA

Australian Andrew Dodt during round one of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

Golfer thought of quitting tour before seeing a sports psychologist.

Woods eyeing victory in comeback tournament

Tiger Woods will return to action in the Hero World Challenge.

Tiger Woods hasn't played on the US PGA Tour for 15 months.