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Boom splash opera in Boat Series

ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT: Woolgoolga maintained its stranglehold on second position on the North Coast Boat Series points table after the weekend rounds at Tea Gardens.

Woolgoolga held on to second position on series points table.

Coffs courses are 'gems': Emma

HOME ADVANTAGE: Coffs Harbour golfer Emma de Groot is looking forward to playing two ALPG events only minutes from her family home.

Local golf product rapt at chance to play ALPG events at home.

Yorke in the mix for races

TOUGH KNOCK: Gordon Yorke.

Trainer recovering from injuries sustained in morning trackwork.

Gloves on for a big fight night

RINGSIDE: At least 10 amateur bouts are set for next weekend's fight night.

Four North Coast title bouts on amateur boxing card.

Ladies tournaments coming to the Coffs Coast

Deputy Premier John Barilaro makes the exciting announcement at Bonville Golf Resort.

End of summer will bring two elite golf tournaments to Coffs Coast.

Contests could go either way

GOT HIM: The bails fly as Diggers bowler Glen Kesby gets one past the defence of Andrew Budd from Nana Glen.

Even stevens in first grade matches after ball dominates the day.

Swans prepare to visit Coffs

Sydney Swans players will be in Coffs Harbour in February.

Swans players will visit Coffs Harbour on February 5 and 6.

Whittaker aiming to dethrone Jeff Horn

Robert Whittaker keen to take on Jeff Horn for Australia’s No.1 fighter tag after confirming he will defend his UFC title and wrestle at Commonwealth Games

Hungry Horn bites back

Official weigh in for the Jeff Horn v Gary Corcoran fight. Photo: Liam Kidston

Jeff Horn stirs pot ahead of clash against Gary Corcoran

Sixers scorched as Thunder crush Stars

Sydney Sixers captain Ellyse Perry looks dejected after being dismissed. Pic: Getty Images)

Perth Scorchers defeat Sydney Sixers by massive nine wickets

Roosters release solves Titans fullback problem

Michael Gordon has been granted a release by the Roosters to join NRL rivals the Gold Coast Titans.

Michael Gordon set to sign with Gold Coast Titans

Manly boss refuses to be rushed as NRL seeks response

Manly CEO Lyall Gorman speaks during a press conference in Sydney.

Sea Eagles face monster fine for alleged salary cap infringements

Marsh reveals game plan in place for Poms

Mitch Marsh bats for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield match against Queensland late last month.

Aussie all-rounder Mitchell Marsh hoping for start in Ashes

Simmons soars above rookie competitors

Ben Simmons goes up for the shot for Philadelphia in a clash against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Ben Simmons continues to impress in rookie NBA season

premium_icon Bird: Why I had to leave the Sharks

Jack Bird is the latest big-name recruit to join Brisbane.

Jack Bird breaks silence on move to Brisbane Broncos from Sharks

World Cup Team of the Tournament

Australian team member's celebrate their victory in the Rugby League World Cup men's final match between Australia and England in Brisbane on December 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTON / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE — STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE —

Australia cap off stunning RLWC with five in Team of the Tournament

premium_icon The 10 best moments of the 2017 World Cup so far

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND — NOVEMBER 11: Tongan fans celebrate during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between the New Zealand Kiwis and Tonga at Waikato Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Ahead of Saturday’s final, here’s ten of the very best.

premium_icon World Cup team of the tournament with a twist

David Mead, Jason Taumalolo and Mitchell Moses had exceptional campaigns.

There’s only one rule — no players from the Big Three are allowed.

premium_icon Pressure builds on Milford to deliver for Broncos

Anthony Milford has vowed to step up as Brisbane’s main man next season. Picture: Liam Kidston

Brisbane star has spoken candidly about his growing responsibility.

Women's cricket is picking up pace

Australian fast bowler Holly Ferling is excited by the growth of women's cricket.

Holly Ferling says female bowlers can break new ground.

premium_icon NRL 2018: Why Warriors can actually pull it together

Shaun Johnson will once again be the playmaker for the Warriors.

5 reasons to be excited about the Warriors in NRL season 2018

premium_icon $3m Sydney switch shows Beattie means business

Peter Beattie is quitting Queensland to move to Sydney.

$3 million Sydney switch shows Peter Beattie means business

premium_icon Kosmina: Roos can make it out of group

Socceroos Aaron Mooy in action during the World Cup qualifier against Honduras.

Why the Socceroos can make it out of the group in Russia 2018

RLWC: How the Kangaroos are shaping up

Jordan McLean during training in Brisbane ahead of the Kangaroos' opening Rugby League World Cup game against England in Melbourne on October 27.

Australia certainly isn't exempt from the cloud of confusion

Wallabies take note: How to beat the All Blacks

Sekope Kepu is tackled by Rieko Ioane during game 1 of the Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium in Sydney

The Wallabies need to play like cornered animals again.

Craig Bellamy is worth $3 million

MORE SUCCESS: Storm coach Craig Bellamy after Melbourne's grand final win.

Craig Bellamy deserves to be the highest paid person in rugby league

premium_icon Roosters in lockdown as Tedesco steps out

James Tedesco steps out for his first day on the job at the Sydney Roosters.

Star recruit James Tedesco starts training at Sydney Roosters

premium_icon Cap breaches could cost Manly a halfback

Manly Sea Eagles.

Manly face NRL sanctions over potential salary cap breaches

Manly Sea Eagles ‘breached salary cap’

The Sea Eagles could be facing significant fines.

The NRL have issued the Sea Eagles a breach notice

premium_icon Big money for Roosters ahead of Cronk arrival

Cooper Cronk’s signing has tipped the Roosters into premiership favouritism.

Cronk arrival makes Roosters short-priced premiership favourites

Women's league on the rise after NRL announcement

Collegians league tag player Bella Mountain has had a successful first year in the sport.

New initiatives provide big opportunity for girls in rugby league.

‘Class above’: Carney NRL comeback verdict

Former Dally M medallist Todd Carney.

Carney states case for NRL return, Northern Pride back Manly move

Gaz: I’m back for another flag

Gary Ablett sporting his new No.4 jumper at the Cattery. Picture: Alison Wynd

Gary Ablett says he’s come back to Geelong to win another flag

Brown waves the flag for regional potential

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Former Coffs Swans player Jake Brown's father, Chris, said he opened up the door for future regional draftees.

Coffs signing opens doors for future regional player deals

Top draft pick lines up with Brisbane

Cameron Rayner was selected by the Brisbane Lions on Friday night. Photo: Getty

Cam Rayner keen to show why is Lions picked him at No.1

Mourinho concedes title chance 'probably' over after loss

Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi (right) celebrates scoring in the 2-1 win over Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho says tile chances 'probably' over.

Aloisi talks up Roar’s ‘bright future’

Petros Skapetis leaves the field following Brisbane’s draw with Wellington.

JOHN Aloisi says he’s building for the future.

Conte says Chelsea cannot win the Premier League

Marko Arnautovic scored West Ham's only goal in a 1-0 win over Chelsea.

CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte has given up on his team's title defence.

Matildas embrace ‘tough’ Asian Cup draw

Sam Kerr will be an integral part of the Matildas’ push for the Asian Cup crown.

Japan, South Korea, Vietnam lie in wait at Asian Cup in Jordan

Socceroos face off in EPL clash

Aaron Mooy will face fellow Socceroo Matthew Ryan in the EPL this weekend.

Socceroos' clash to highlight Huddersfield-Brighton showdown

Cahill opens up on City exit

Tim Cahill quit Melbourne City earlier this week. Picture: Getty Images

Tim Cahill opens up on his exit from Melbourne City

Mutiny: England legends accused of Root sabotage

Michael Vaughan: How does Joe Root stop someone acting like an idiot?

James Anderson and Stuart Broad accused of undermining Joe Root

Afghanistan to make Test debut against India

Afghanistan players celebrate during the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup played in India.

Afghanistan will Test debut in 2019 against world No.1s India

Warne mocked for Ashes brain fade

Shane Warne wants Marsh in and Handscomb out.

One big problem with Shane Warne’s plan for the Aussie cricket team

Run out jinx cost wicket, says Cameron Bancroft

RISING STAR: Cameron Bancroft poses after being added into the WACA ground's Test Player Walk.

"I probably brought the jinx upon myself,” Bancroft admitted.

premium_icon Has Nine thrown away its chance to retain cricket?

Channel Nine commentators Mark Nicholas, Shane Warne and Mark Taylor during day four of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

Channel Nine gives up vital edge in bid for cricket’s TV rights

Shane Watson goes absolutely berserk

Shane Watson has lost none of his power.

Shane Watson tees off in mammoth six-a-thon

Diamonds waiting on Sharni Layton green light

Australian netballer Sharni Layton is waiting clearance to rejoin the Diamonds as they up their preparations for the Commonwealth Games

Westside netball club scores national award

Westside netballer Shantelle Slaviero (centre) with (from left) Australia Posts' Neale Parmenter, Gill Cotter from Netball NSW, former Australia U21 representative Beryl Friday and her mother Tanya Slaviero at the club's family day function.

Westside one of eight winners of a 2017 One Netball Community Award

Sharni Layton named for return

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during game one of the 2016 Constellation Cup.

Defender named in squad to tour in January next year.

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

Gabi Simpson regains possession for the Diamonds in their battle against the Silver Ferns. Source: AAP

"We put everything out there in those last four games”

It's Kiwis and us for Games gold

Australia's Caitlin Bassett (centre) says it will be a Diamonds-New Zealand final for the netball gold medal at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Bassett says it's Australia and New Zealand for Games gold medal

Perfect start for Sunshine Coast Lightning, says coach

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Super Netball grand final over the Giants in June.

Grand final rematch perfect start for Lightning.

Super Mum back to play Super Netball

Laura Geitz (second from right) is making a return to Super Netball.

Laura Geitz to make netball comeback.

News Corp to partner with Ladbrokes from February

News Corp signs three-year deal as Ladbrokes major wagering partner from early next year

Racing the scales to stay under weight

INDUSTRY VETERAN: Champion Coast jockey Damian Browne leading Buffering at the Dubai World Cup.

What jockeys put their bodies through

Winx owners eyeing another Plate

Winx had to dig in to win her third weight-for-age championship. Picture: David Caird

Winx owner says champion mare may target a record fourth Cox Plate

New date set for Bowraville

The Geoff King Motors Macksville Cup will be run at Bowraville on December 2.

Inaugural Macksville Cup to run at Bowraville on December 2.

Rocky jockey tells all on secret culture crippling riders

Rockhampton based jockey Ash Butler about to head out on the track at Callaghan Park.

Ashley Butler opens up on his battles rising through the ranks

Almandin headlines Lloyd’s Zipping assault

Almandin, front, with jockey Kerrin McEvoy board wins the Melbourne Cup horse racing at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Heartbreak City, rear, came second. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Williams wants to win race named after one of his favourite horses

premium_icon Williams already planning next Melbourne Cup raid

Horses

Lloyd Williams begins quest for seventh Melbourne Cup

Aussie golfer suspended for doping violation

Australian golfer Mark Hensby has been suspended for a year by the PGA Tour after failing to provide a drug testing sample

Australian golfer suspended for doping violation

Mark Hensby of Australia hits out of a sand trap

AUSTRALIAN golfer suspended for a yea

Bland looking forward to 2018

SOLID SEASON: Adam Bland in action during the Australian PGA at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. (AAP Image)

Adam Bland secures European Tour Card in Australian PGA

Hungry Smith targets top 50

Cameron Smith with Jordan Ontiveros. Photo: Liam Kidston.

Australian PGA winner Cameron Smith targets world top 50 and Masters