AFL no longer just a game for the boys

The Coffs Breakers have had good numbers to pre-season training for the upcoming AFL North Coast youth girls competition.

Inaugural Youth Girls comp in the AFL North Coast about to start.

Spearos to take aim at Classic next week

GOOD CATCH: Mark Kallman's blue-bar parrotfish.

Good catches speared before Classic

Group 2 kicking off with a bang

After meeting in last year's major semi-final, Coffs Harbour and South Grafton are sure to get the 2017 Group 2 season off to a hot start.

The time for just sweating it out through the summer heat is over.

Sawtell favoured to claim back-to-back cricket titles

Sawtell is the favourite to be celebrating at the end of this weekend's first grade grand final against Nana Glen.

Nana Glen quick to claim underdog status for CHDCA grand final.

Join Olympian for Ocean Swims

CLASS ACT: Olympian Brooke Hanson is returning to Coffs Harbour to once again be an ambassador for the Coffs Ocean Swims.

Brooke Hanson returning to Coffs to be Coffs Ocean Swims ambassador.

Game anglers go all in for Heavy Tackle

Anglers hope to see action like this at the weekend.

Heavy Tackle marks big calendar event

Don't miss the Australian Bluewater Freediving Classic

Enjoy the waters of the Coffs Coast while targeting prized species.

Great prizes to be won in spearfishing competition.

Socceroos stars defend new playing system

Socceroos frontman Tomi Juric says players will stick with the new-look system unveiled by coach Ange Postecoglou because they believe it works.

Williams escapes injury in fatal cup fall

LUCKY: Jockey Craig Williams escaped serious injury in a fall after the winning post in Saturday's Mornington Cup.

Craig Williams will be out of racing for a week after a heavy fall

Andrews kept Lynch under control in QClash

Harris Andrews of the Brisbane Lions kept Tom Lynch under wraps

Andrews v Lynch took centre stage of the Lions' win over the Suns

Hodge questions Kohli's motives

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Brad Hodge questions Virat Kohli for missing the fourth Test.

Sydney team the greatest, says Glory coach Lowe

Sydney FC players can celebrate winning the Premiers' Plate.

SYDNEY FC have secured the Premiers' Plate with three rounds left.

Warne's good turn helps debutant rout Aussies

FINE DEBUT: India's Kuldeep Yadav thanked Shane Warne for coaching tips.

Warne's instructions helped Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav

Scans reveal Riewoldt knee injury not serious

Nick Riewoldt is stretchered off after injuring his knee in the loss to Melbourne.

THE AFL world has breathed a collective sigh of relief.

'Pest' Laura Clemesha hitting new heights with Firebirds

Laura Clemesha (right) of the Firebirds attempts to block Caitlin Thwaites of the Magpies.

It has been a baptism by fire for the six-foot-three Laura Clemesha.

Was Barca's comeback the best in history?

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard (left) holds the trophy after Liverpool's victory in the the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

We run through some of sport's most memorable fightbacks.

Who's the strongest in the NRL?

Raiders forward Shannon Boyd.

These are the crowd-pleasers who can stop a whole gym.

Former Supercars champs gunning for title

Garth Tander is back at Garry Rogers Motorsport.

These title winners have lost none of their drive for success.

Laura Enever giving her all for surfing

Laura Enever is loving being able to give back to her sport.

Sydney girl has always been a generous soul.

The NRL's unlucky 16 for round one

Penrith recruit Tim Browne in action for the Bulldogs.

These are the players on the cusp of selection at your NRL club.

Titans are the real NRL superheroes

Gold Coast Titans players celebrate a try during their round three NRL match against the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium.

When under the pump the Gold Coast has produced some heroic wins.

Why Kohli is the Trump of world sport

India's captain Virat Kohli gestures towards Australia's Matt Renshaw as he runs to celebrate the dismissal of David Warner during the fourth day of the third Test in Ranchi.

The Indian captain is a law unto himself.

Thurston despised today but loved tomorrow

Cowboys skipper Johnathan Thurston is swamped by teammates after kicking a field goal to down the Brisbane Broncos in extra time on Friday night.

Cowboys great tests appeal with extra-time thrillers

Seeing is believing ... Barcelona completes impossible dream

Barcelona's Sergi Roberto celebrates after scoring the sixth goal during the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday March 8, 2017. Barcelona won 6-1. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Just when you thought you had seen everything ...

Memo to NRL: Don't bring back the biff

James Graham and Will Chambers after the Round 1 NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground in Sydney, Saturday, March 3rd, 2017. (AAP Image/Craig Golding) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

In round one three players were reprimanded for punching.

Game must face hard discussion about Cartwright action

Penrith Panthers NRL player Bryce Cartwright takes part in a training session in Sydney

IT went without examination but Phil Gould nailed it early.

Barty stuns Bouchard to extend winning streak

Barty will climb to a projected career-high ranking of No.84.

Kyrgios back for another tough ride

Nick Kyrgios will be back in action in Miami.

NICK Kyrgios has been cleared of illness.

Federer continues remarkable renaissance

Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the trophy after winning the final against Stan Wawrinka of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Federer beats Wawrinka in Indian Wells.

Federer fires at Indian Wells to set up all-Swiss final

Roger Federer reaches for a forehand during his semi-final win over Jack Sock at the ATP Tour tournament in California.

Swiss ace sets up showdown with Wawrinka

Federer impressed by Kyrgios performances

Nick Kyrgios plays a "tweener” against Novak Djokovic.

ROGER Federer offered Nick Kyrgios a stunning compliment.

Federer next after Kyrgios defeats Djokovic - again

Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, on his way to beating Novak Djokovic.

Kyrgios defeats Djokovic for second tournament running.

Tomic slumps to another first-round defeat

Bernard Tomic of Australia hits a backhand.

Australian's 2017 campaign has taken yet another hit.

Titans undone by Cowboys rookies

Gideon Gela-Mosby scores for the Cowboys.

North Queensland have unearthed a 'special three'.

Graham outstanding as Sharks see off Eels

Michael Jennings (centre) of the Eels is tackled by Matt Prior (right) and Wade Graham of the Sharks.

Captain-in-waiting led his team to victory against Parramatta 20-6.

DCE inspires Sea Eagles to thashing of Bulldogs

Daly Cherry-Evans of the Sea Eagles is tackled by Greg Eastwood of the Bulldogs.

Daly Cherry-Evans set the hallowed Brookvale turf alight.

Sharks have ready-made Origin replacement for Gallen

Matt Prior during a Sharks training session at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

Cronulla coach believes he's uncovered ex-Blues captain's successor.

NSW Origin hopeful emerges as Panthers flog Knights

Peter Wallace of the Panthers celebrates with Reagen Campbell-Gillard after scoring against the Newcastle Knights.

VIDEO: Penrith ran riot over a hapless Newcastle, winning 40-0.

Clutch Kahu field goal lifts Broncos over Raiders

Andrew McCullough of the Brisbane Broncos is lifted by his teammates after scoring a try against the Canberra Raiders.

VIDEO: The Broncos finally found a crunch-time hero.

Bombers rally to stirring first-up win

Dyson Heppell (left) and Orazio Fantasia of the Bombers react after Fantasia kicked a goal against the Hawks.

Essendon defeated Hawthorn by 25 points at the MCG.

St Kilda veteran eases injury fears

Nick Riewoldt is taken off the field after being injured.

VIDEO: St Kilda's season looked to have taken a huge blow.

First-gamer shines as Power stuns Swans

Sam Powell-Pepper of the Power gets a handball away despite pressure from Jordan Foote of the Swans.

VIDEO: Port Adelaide's Sam Powell-Pepper looked like a natural.

Aloisi hits back at Roar's critics

Jamie MacLaren celebrates his goal against Melbourne Victory.

BRISBANE coach John Aloisi slammed the club's detractors.

Roar striker's stunner clinches win over Victory

Jamie MacLaren of Brisbane Roar celebrates scoring against the Victory.

VIDEO: Jamie Maclaren rammed home his 15th goal of the season.

Reds off bottom with win over Mariners

Roy O'Donovan of the Mariners clashes with Kim Jae-sung of Adelaide United during their A-League match.

VIDEO: Baba Diawara magic revived the reigning A-League champions.

Muscat to unleash exciting young guns on Roar

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat.

Youth will be a key theme at Suncorp Stadium.

Postecoglou won't compromise on radical formation

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.

Socceroos coach will put his legacy on the line.

Red-hot Santalab fires hat-trick to seal victory over City

Brendan Santalab celebrates his second goal for the Wanderers during the round 24 A-League match against Melbourne City at Spotless Stadium in Sydney.

It was a genuinely delightful striker's performance.

Rookie skittles Aussies after Smith notches ton

Australian captain Steve Smith.

Australia was pegged back by a debutant spinner on the opening day.

'You've got to convince him'

India's Virat Kohli during the practice session ahead of the fourth Test against Australia in Dharmsala.

Indian great slams absence of Virat Kohli for deciding Test.

White wants fifth Shield title to cap tumultuous few years

Cameron White playing for the Renegades in the Big Bash League.

All-rounder still going 16 seasons after Bushrangers debut.

What the Aussie cricket team asked the Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (left) touches the nose of Australian cricket team captain Steven Smith in Dharmsala.

His Holiness met with Steve Smith and co in Dharamsala.

Kohli likely to miss series decider through injury

Indian captain Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of the fourth Test against Australia in Dharmsala.

Indian skipper has all but ruled himself out.

Steve Waugh's son makes Australian under-19 side

Austin Waugh during a Big Bash curtain-raiser at the SCG.

The rise of Austin Waugh through the cricketing ranks has continued.

Vixens continue winning ways against GWS

Melbourne side chalked up a third straight win.

Wood and Bassett spark Lightning to dominant win in Perth

NETBALL: Sunshine Coast Lighting v Melbourne Vixens at Caloundra Indoor Stadium. Lighting's GA player Stephanie Wood takes aim.

Sunshine Coast confirms its title credentials.

Aiken to miss first game since 2008

Romelda Aiken of the Firebirds in action.

Firebirds shooter has a minor knee niggle.

Former Diamond in line for shock Thunderbirds call-up

Renae Ingles could be set for a Thunderbirds return.

Renae Ingles has not played netball since October 2015.

Langman to be named despite nasty finger injury

TOUGH: Laura Langman.

Lightning to name injured star but recovery will be monitored.

Giants skipper to miss remainder of season

Kim Green (left) of the Giants looks to make a pass during the round three Super Netball match against the Magpies.

Kim Green has a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

Gritty Lightning midcourter praised for match-winning role

KEY PLAYER: Laura Scherian of the Lightning passes the ball.

She had almost 150 possessions and came up with 'that play'.

Tragedy mars Godolphin's moment of glory

Tally's victory was overshadowed by what happened to The Gold Trail.

Weir drought ends in Sydney, now for the flood

Leading trainer Darren Weir.

Trainer has the talented Humidor among the favourites for The BMW.

TAB meeting postponed due to 'waterlogged and squelchy' track

Today's TAB race meeting in Coffs Harbour postponed.

Mackay man seen 'beating horse around the head'

The commission inquired into allegations that the Mackay trainer mistreated a thoroughbred racehorse in his care.

Trainer caught 'beating a horse around the head'

Trainer closing in on record-breaking century

Trainer Darren Weir at Flemington.

Darren Weir on verge of training 100 city winners for the season.

It was meant to be for Youwaitandsee

The Trevor hardy trained Youwaitandsee delivered a fairytale finish for his trainer.

It was the fairytale finish the local racing community hoped for.

Jason Day's mother undergoes surgery

Dening was diagnosed with lung cancer at the beginning of 2017.

Jason Day forced out of tournament as mum fights cancer

Jason Day hugs his mum Dening.

"It’s really hard to comprehend being on the golf course right now."

Leishman win earns spot at the Masters

Marc Leishman, of Australia, poses with his family, while holding the championship trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, March 19, 2017. With Leishman are sons, Harvey, 5, left, and Oliver, 3, and wife, Audrey. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

MARC Leishman has stretched the Aussie Masters contingent to five.

Shane a cut above the rest

Shane Cutmore makes a vital birdie putt on the 13th hole during the final round of the Coffs Harbour Golf Club's club championships.

Cutmore outlasts chasing pack to win club championship.