Quinn grabs ARC lead

EAT MY DUST: Nathan Quinn is leading the ARC drivers championship after a runner-up finish at the Forest Rally in Western Australia.

More points after runner-up finish in Western Australia.

Ghosts win but coach not happy

Winger Joel Moss scored four tries for the Grafton Ghosts in the 46-14 win over Bellingen Valley-Dorrigo.

A 46-14 win would please most coaches but not Danny Wicks.

Rally Australia tops WRC's social media rankings

The Kennards Hire Rally Australia has passed the 275,000 followers mark on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, making it number one of all the World Rally Championship events.

Coffs Coast's WRC event has greatest social media following.

Hot finish to Oz Grom Cup

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Wooli surfer and Coffs Harbour Boardriders member Carly Shanahan took top honours at Park Beach in the Billabong Oz Grom Cup presented by Flight Centre after winning the 14-and-under girls division.

Champions crowned after a series of exciting Oz Grom Cup finals.

Snappers take first step forward

COMING THROUGH: Coffs Rugby Snappers stalwart Kris Kent showed he's adapting well to his move to the forwards against the Wauchope Thunder. MNC Rugby 22 April 2017 Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Dominant forwards lay platform for Snappers' season opening win.

Panthers produce a character building win

Caleb Tauamiti of the Nambucca Heads Roosters is tackled by Sawtell Panthers playmaker Lachlan Miller.

Sawtell loses lead then fights back to beat Nambucca Heads.

Academy girls shooting for the AFLW stars

The Youth Girls Northern Academy Series was played at C.ex Coffs International Stadium with the Brisbane Lions Academy facing the girls being developed by the Gold Coast Suns.

AFL Women's comp has created a wave of enthusiasm for young girls.

Rookie McNiece gets debut in Anzac blockbuster

Essendon rookie Ben McNiece will play his first AFL game in front of 90,000 fans at the MCG on Anzac Day

Reds draw on State of Origin energy for Tahs

SEARCHING: Quade Cooper says there is excitement in the Reds camp

Reds are leaning on State of Origin excitement for help

Good memories from home-town campdraft

Nicholas Ward and Nikki Wollens with youngsters Dustin and Keith Hirsch at the Rathdowney Memorial Campdraft.

Nicholas Ward follows family tradition by competing at Rathdowney.

Brown slams Eagles' away record

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: West Coast coach Adam Simpson has been slammed for his team's away record.

Jonathan Brown joins criticism of West Coast Eagles' away record

Thaiday expects Griffin to fire up slumping Panthers

EXPECTATION: Sam Thaiday says former coach Anthony Griffin will have the Panthers fired up to break their losing drought.

Griffin will have Penrith side fired up for the Broncos

Manny says he's far from done with boxing

I'M NOT DONE: Manny Pacquiao says he still has a great love of boxing.

Manny Pacquiao admits he doesn't know much about Jeff Horn

'There's no doubt I was lost there for a little while'

Carlton's Anthony Koutoufides in 2004.

Anthony Koutoufides has admitted he struggled with leaving the AFL.

Augusta family refusing to budge despite Masters' millions

Jose Maria Olazabal (left) and Sergio Garcia walk up the 13th fairway at Augusta National.

Meet the US's own version of Australia's Kerrigans from The Castle.

Lions, Suns must stay the course, says Paul Roos

Brisbane captain Dayne Beams.

AFL great says Queenslanders are on the right track.

'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 gets sacked for this filthy mismanagement?'

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary watches on during a training session at Concord Oval.

Fans' faith in the current Tigers management is next to zero.

Why a second-tier league would benefit Socceroos

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.

National second division must be prioritised and debated.

Broncos should be patient on James Roberts deal

James Roberts of the Brisbane Broncos (left) pushes away Dale Copley of the Gold Coast Titans.

What's the best way to tackle the fastest man in the NRL? Slowly.

Star trio's axing puts Panthers boss in tricky position

Matthew Moylan of the Panthers.

Anthony Griffin's decision was either extremely brave or stupid.

Time to hit the go button, Milf

Misfiring Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford.

The form of Anthony Milford is nowhere near good enough.

Immortal's plight shows concussion is a ticking time bomb

Dragons Immortal Graeme "Changa” Langlands in 2014.

Clubs are still trying to find their way around the new rules.

More revelations over banned Ilie Nastase

TENNIS darling and Aussie fan favourite Pam Shriver has revealed suspended tennis great Ilie Nastase badgered her about her sex life during her teenage years.

Aussie Fed Cup captain fires out a warning to rivals

Australian captain Alicia Molik says her team can shake it up in the Fed Cup.

Captain happy after win over Serbia.

Nastase booted after racist, expletive-filled tirade

Johanna Konta was in tears aftre being abused by Ilie Nastase.

ILIE Nastase has been removed as Romania's Fed Cup captain.

Fed Cup fight for Barty's Australians

BIG TASK AHEAD: Ashleigh Barty will have a full workload of singles and doubles matches against Serbia in a Fed Cup play-off

Australia is battling Serbia to stay in the Fed Cup World Group II

Serena Williams pregnant when she won Australian Open

That means Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January.

Tennis superstar has revealed she is having a baby.

'It can't be that good!' - Love match interrupts tennis

American tennis player Frances Tiafoe

"No, that's not a phone, that's an apartment across the lake”

Bernard Tomic bundled out in first round ... again

Bernard Tomic has dropped to a world ranking of 43.

Queenslander's career has continued to plummet

Rabbitohs moving on from Broncos loss


SOUTH Sydney is focusing on Friday's clash with Manly.

Kangaroos sweating on Thurston's fitness

Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston is helped from the field after getting injured.

Australian team for the Anzac Test will be announced on Wednesday.

Group 2 - Panthers v Roosters

Caleb Tauamiti of the Nambucca Heads Roosters is tackled by Sawtell Panthers playmaker Lachlan Miller. Group 2 rugby league 22 April 2017 Rex Hardaker Oval

Sawtell had another hard fought win at Rex Hardaker Oval, this time over Nambucca...

Late Titans surge shocks premiers

Matt Prior of the Sharks is tackled by the Titans.

Jarryd Hayne starred in the Gold Coast's 16-12 win over Cronulla.

Cowboys grind out ugly win over Knights

Kalyn Ponga of the Cowboys gets between Knights defenders Brendan Elliot (left) and Dane Gagai to score a try.

Kalyn Ponga scored a double against his future team.

Cleary breaks silence over departing Tigers stars

Aaron Woods of the Tigers is tackled by Kaysa Pritchard (left) and Tim Mannah of the Eels.

Aaron Woods retains the captaincy duties under coach.

Colourful headband given the boot by AFL

Jayden Hunt wants to wear a red, white and blue headband.

Young Demon told he can't wear coulourful headband.

Heath Shaw heard calling opponent "a f---ing retard"

Heath Shaw of the Giants takes a mark during the Round 4 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants and the Port Adelaide Power at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Heath Shaw could be in trouble after calling an opponent a "retard”

500 for Messi as Barca snatches late win in El Clasico

Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores the winner in the 3-2 victory over Real Madrid.

Superstar Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona.

Benteke returns to haunt old team

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke (L) celebrates scoring his second goal in the 2-1 win over Liverpool.

CRYSTAL Palace has boosted its EPL survival hopes.

Gunners shoot down City to reach FA Cup final

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrates the FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City.

Gunners fight back to reach FA Cup final.

Sydney has ruthless mindset for semi-final

Alex Wilkinson of Sydney (left) says the team is ready for its cut-throat A-League semi-final.

IT'S the game that could make or break Sydney FC's season.

Roar coach Aloisi backs youngsters to shine in Thailand

Luke DeVere (right) is the only first-choice defender who will start for the Roar in Thailand.

Aloisi backs youngsters in ACL clash.

Melbourne City bows out of finals with a whimper

Glory players react after Joel Chianese (fourth from left) kicked a goal during the A-League Elimination Final match between Melbourne City and Perth Glory at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

MELBOURNE City limped out of the A-League finals.

Faulkner, Khawaja miss Champions Trophy squad

James Faulkner of Australia dismisses Dean Brownlie of New Zealand in their Chappell Hadlee Trophy clash in February.

Mitchell Starc and Chris Lynn given the chance to prove fitness.

Farrell pulls stumps on ODI career

Rene Farrell in action for the Thunder in WBBL2.

Rene Farrell has announced her retirement from ODIs.

'I better pull my head in a bit more'

Bowler James Pattinson makes an appeal playing for Australia.

James Pattinson has been reprimanded by the English Cricket Board.

Who will be in Australia's Champions Trophy squad?

Mitchell Starc could be a doubt for the Champions Trophy.

What will be the make-up of Australia's Champions Trophy squad?

Gayle blasts his way to 10,000 T20 runs

Chris Gayle has become the first player to reach 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.

Chris Gayle has become the first man to score 10,000 Twenty20 runs.

The moment Nathan Lyon knew 'nice, Garry' had gone too far

Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates the dismissal of India's Kuldeep Yadav on the third day of the fourth Test in Dharmsala last month.

It was the catchcry that took control over summer.

Vixens keen to put focus back on the court

Coach confident a dramatic week off-court in netball and planned player protests at games this weekend will not prove a distraction for her side.

Firebirds focused on finals after strike action avoided

Firebirds coach Roselee Jencke talks to her players.

Coach urges players to "draw a line in the sand”.

Netball strike: Crisis looms after failed re-election bid

PLAYER POWER: Sunshine Coast Lightning captain Geva Mentor says it's important players' concerns are heard.

Players to meet shortly to discuss possible industrial action.

Feud threatening to tear Super Netball apart

ANPA board member and former Australian Diamonds vice-captain Bianca Chatfield, playing for the Melbourne Vixens in 2014.

Australia's top netballers are threatening a boycott.

Lightning coach buoyed by team's dedication

Caitlin Bassett of the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Players brushed Easter eggs for a hammer-and-tongs practice match.

Lightning charges home for another win

Caitlin Bassett of the Lightning in action against the Swifts.

Lightning takes a hard-fought 55-50 win over the NSW Swifts.

Giants maintain pain for Firebirds

Romelda Aiken (right) of the Firebirds shoots against the Giants.

Result ensures Queensland will drop out of the top four.

Polarisation wins Sydney Cup ... agains

He was first over the line two weeks ago and only for stewards to declare a no-race.

Sydney Cup called off mid-race after shocking fall

Jockey Blake Shinn helps James Doyle after they were dislodged in the Sydney Cup,

Almoonqith suffered a breakdown and was later euthanised.

'It is a privilege to train such a champion'

Winx, ridden Hugh Bowman, wins the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

VIDEO: Winx has continued winning streak that stretches two years.

Trainer says Winx is ready to extend streak

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, wins the China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes during Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill in March.

Trainer Chris Waller says mare is ready for Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Trainer satisfied with Winx's preparation for Stakes

Jockey Hugh Bowman on Winx.

Champion mare cruised through her final track gallop.

Rescue chopper's $5k benefit from Free Standing's big win

Blake Shinn rides Coffs Harbour trained gelding Free Standing to win the Country Championships Final at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Win raises money for Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service.

Unvaccinated horse events a 'serious concern'

The Capricornia Yearling Sales held at the Robert Schwarten Pavilion,  Rockhampton Showgrounds on Sunday.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

AVA says horse welfare must come first.

Green shows promise with Classic win

Perth rookie Hannah Green has won her fourth start on the US LPGA's development tour

No crying in this Chappell finish

FIRST WIN: Kevin Chappell has broken through for his first US Tour victory at the Texas Open.

Kevin Chappell wins his first US Tour event in his 180th start

Advocate hosting Bonville golf day

Tomorrow is the Advocate Golf Day at Bonville.

Coffs Coast Advocate's client golf day 'swings' into gear tomorrow.

Garcia: 'I feel I still have a lot of great years in me'

Sergio Garcia of Spain holds the Masters trophy after winning at Augusta.

Masters champion says he can achieve more success.