PIES SHUT OUT LATE: Seagulls win battle of the birds

NO GAPS: Callum Colasimone tries to break through the Hervey Bay defence for East Magpies at Salter Oval on Sunday.

Late try keeps Hervey Bay top in the BRL

Tigers roar back to life against Wallaroos

FALL: The Waves' centre Sekope Tua braces for impact after being tackled by the Wallaroos.

Side wins four straight games in the BRL

Bingera beat Warriors as Villa close in on title

UP HIGH: Scott Bretag gets to the ball for Bingera against Brothers Aston Villa earlier this season. Both sides won on the weekend.

Bingera and Brothers Aston Villa take top two spots in the league

Bargara honours fallen club mate in draw

FOOTBALL ACTION: Bargara FC's Samuel Davison, in action against Brothers Aston Villa earlier this season, was one of the best against The Waves.

Side draw with The Waves in one of its best performances of the year

Law's hitting winners on and off the course

Maryborough's Kate Law was named a Women's Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar. Law will return to East Carolina University next month.

Kate Law's journey to ECU was not as clear cut as you may assume.

Wide Bay duo named for Qld's under-15 football team

WIDE BAY REPS: Murphy Sheaff and Bree Wallace were named in the under-15 Qld School Sport football team.

Wide Bay's Murphy Sheaff and Bree Wallace were named in Qld's U15s.

Sunbury's slick six tightens hold on top four

Sunbury's Anthony Mollee with the Goodwill Chalice. Wide Bay League Rd 14: Sunbury v Doon Villa at Maryborough Cricket Club.

Sunbury is the first sole holder of the Goodwill Chalice

Blues legend considers quitting Origin advisory role

Former NSW State of Origin NRL player Peter Sterling watches a training session in Sydney.

Peter Sterling could walk away from his role after just one series.

Woods fires back at Gould over criticism of Blues

Aaron Woods of the Blues during State of Origin game two.

More fuel has been poured on the State of Origin fire.

NSWRL hits back at claims of Blues Origin drama

New South Wales Blues players Blake Ferguson (left) and Josh Dugan.

Group has released a statement addressing a host of claims.

Mal's rebuke: 'They didn't come up when it mattered'

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga.

Australian coach's stinging criticism of NSW.

Hodges wants Blues' 'booze brothers' ban

NSW State of Origin players Blake Ferguson (left) and Josh Dugan at the Blues training camp.

Queensland great takes aim at NSW players

The Blues stars on the chopping block for 2018

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley speaks to the media.

Heads will roll from within the player group.

Boyd gives thumbs up for possible return

Broncos skipper a strong chance to play against Parramatta

Tom Harley to step in as Swans chief executive

Sydney Swans general manager of football and soon-to-be chief executive Tom Harley addresses the media.

Former Cats premiership captain part of club's succession plan.

Cooper Cronk still has no idea about his future

Storm halfback Cooper Cronk in action against the Rabbitohs in round 11.

Possible free agent has been linked to several Sydney NRL clubs.

Crows veteran to call it quits at season's end

Scott Thompson of the Crows (left) battles for the ball with Toby McLean of the Bulldogs.

Scott Thompson has announced his retirement from AFL football.

Beattie's plush new rugby league job

Peter Beattie will also be in the running to take over as chairman of the ARL.

Former premier accepts role as independent commissioner for ARL

AFL legend takes aim at Collingwood's 'sad state of affairs'

Collingwood CEO Gary Pert (left) announces his resignation at a press conference beside club president Eddie McGuire.

You can see why Pies fans might be pessimistic.

Pakistan women have come a long way from death threats

Pakistani cricketers celebrate the dismissal of India's Harmanpreet Kaur during the ICC Women's World Cup.

Two decades since debuting they come up against Australia again.

Anasta spills on the off-field dramas at Roosters, Tigers

Roosters player Braith Anasta questions referee Alan Shortall in 2012.

Retired star players 288 games across three clubs.

'I did not think this would ever happen in my wildest dreams'

Giants defender Bec Bulley. Photo: Getty Images

Bulley prepares for Super Netball premliminary final with Giants

Cathy Freeman finds her love for athletics again

Former track and field athlete Cathy Freeman is a 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ambassador.

Golden girl is an ambassador for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Firebirds legend has no regrets about retirement

Former players Clare McMeniman (left) and Laura Geitz celebrate a Firebirds win.

Clare McMeniman is loving the new Super Netball competition.

Young playmakers give a glimpse of possible future Origins

Nathan Cleary of the Panthers beats the tackle of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Warriors.

Nathan Cleary and Ash Taylor are able to handle the big stage.

Rocket can't take a trick with Gold Coast Suns

Rodney Eade may only have six games left in charge of the Suns.

Does veteran coach deserve one last chance to make Suns a success

Origin victory answers an NRL premiership question

Cameron Munster proved his worth for the Maroons during State of Origin game three.

Can any team seriously pose a threat to Melbourne?

Blues need to discover Maroons' killer attitude

Jarryd Hayne  is tackled by Josh McGuire.

It was a good old-fashioned rugby league ambush.

Michael Ennis: Blues must learn from loss

UNDER PRESSURE: Jarryd Hayne (pictured right with Nathan Peats) must step up for NSW at Suncorp Stadium.

NSW can feel confident for series-decider, writes ex-Origin star.

Justin Hodges: Maroons inspired to win for JT

Ben Hunt makes a break during a Maroons State of Origin training session at Langlands Park in Brisbane.

Players want to honour a Maroons legend in Johnathan Thurston.

Throat injury forces Rory Kostjasyn to retire

Rory Kostjasyn playing for the Cowboys against the Bulldogs last season.

The 30-year-old won a title with the Cowboys in 2015.

All eyes will be on rugby league lawsuit

Liam Cullen was injured while playing rugby league

Legal action has potential to set precedent throughout entire code

Reynolds in boozy pub incident

INVESTIGATION: Josh Reynolds is at the centre of the NRL's latest boozy incident.

Bulldog Josh Reynolds is in strife after an incident in a Sydney pub

Eddie McGuire opens up on his return to The Footy Show

Craig Hutchison.Source:News Corp Australia

EDDIE McGuire has addressed his return to The Footy Show

Smith injury concern just storm in tea cup

Cameron Smith is set to miss just one match for the Storm after being injured in Saturday night's win over the Raiders.

Melbourne skipper to make earlier-than-expected return

Lyon says Hawkins' form is part of Geelong's problems

OUT OF TOUCH: Geelong's Tom Hawkins is in a form slump, says Garry Lyon.

Garry Lyon says Geelong's talls are coming up short

Martin move makes big difference against Giants

Tigers forward Jack Riewoldt (right) and Phil Davis of the Giants react as the final siren sounds following their Round 18 clash.

Tigers move into top four after Martin turns tables on Giants

Bombers now in danger of missing the finals

CONTEST: Maroochydore reached higher in its win over ervey Bay Bombers.

HERVEY Bay's hopes are in jeopardy after a loss to Maroochydore.

MATCH FACTS: Doon Villa flies ahead of Sunbury clash

ON THE BALL: Daniel Bennett plays for Sunbury in the game at Brothers Sports Complex in Bundaberg.

Match Facts is a weekly dissection of numbers from Wide Bay League.

FQ revisits Pride, no change to Wide Bay's NPL plans

Western Pride footballer Gabby Hawash challenging for the ball against Heat earlier this season.

Wide Bay Buccaneers are one of 14 teams included in the women's NPL.

United press ahead after first loss since May

BACK HOME: United Warriors will face KSS Jets at Hervey Bay Sports Club tomorrow night.

Friday's game will kick off at 8pm

WOMEN BUC'ING TREND: Everyone gets behind side

TOP TALENT: Bundy's Kijah Stephenson and Gin Gin's Bree Wallace could play for Wide 
Bay in a junior state competition next year.

What new Wide Bay Buccaneer side will mean for region

Wanderers bring back hometown favourite

Western Sydney Wanderers signing Mark Bridge.

Mark Bridge has signed a deal to rejoin Tony Popovic's squad.

Stalemate gives Villa the edge in premiership race

FOCUS: Brothers Aston Villa's Nicholas Chatfield scored for the side in its draw against The Waves.

Villa and The Waves draw in the Wide Bay League

Fact from fiction: the truth behind cricket's great sledges

West Indies great Viv Richards.

Some cricket yarns are so good they'll never die.

Aussie cricketers chasing big target at World Cup

Opener Nicole Bolton has been among the stars for Australia with the bat at the Women's World Cup in England.

Allrounder says Aussies batters aiming up at Women's World Cup

England first through to cricket World Cup final

England's Anya Shrubsole celebrates with teammate Jenny Gunn after hitting the winning runs in the Women's World Cup semi-final against South Africa.

England edges out South Africa in semi-final thriller

Sri Lankan cricket veteran has Shane Warne in his sights

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates taking the wicket of Zimbabwe's Hamilton Masakadza.

Rangana Herath has forged a career any bowler would be proud of.

Joe Root's England falls apart handing Test to South Africa

GOODBYE JOE: South Africa's Chris Morris celebrates bowling England captain Joe Root for eight in the Second Test at Trent Bridge

Joe Root has problems after his England's second Test collapse

National netball team to be called Samsung Diamonds

THE national netball team will be named the Samsung Diamonds as part of a naming rights deal announced by the electronics giant.

Champion outfit will have time on its side next time around

FORCEFUL: Geva Mentor of the Lightning competes for the ball during a Super Netball match against the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Captain was a stifling presence as goal keeper

Geitz 'missed being part of the Firebirds family'

Laura Geitz celebrates with Firebirds team mates after winning the grand final match of the 2016 ANZ Championship

Australian great will return to action next Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz to return to netball for 2018

Laura Geitz will make her comeback for the Queensland Firebirds in next year’s Suncorp Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz is returning to netball to give back to the sport

Lightning star struck out of Commonwealth Games team

Laura Langman in action for the Sunshine Coast Lightning during the Super Netball grand final.

Alexander disappointed Langman ruled out of Commonwealth Games team

Title-winning Lightning stars will be back to defend crown

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Suncorp Super Netball grand final.

All 10 players will be returning for 2018.

Goal attack looks forward to another season at Lightning

GOAL ATTACK: Lightning's Stephanie Wood will play for the side again in 2018.

'It is (now) about looking forward to 2018.'

Huge crowd enjoys the first Torbanlea rodeo

LOOKING out to a field of about 1000 people, Tracey Waters could hardly believe the small rural town of Torbanlea had drawn this much attention.

Top Sydney stable primed for raid on Queensland Cup

HARD TO BEAT: Soviet Courage, centre, looms as a danger runner in the Queensland Cup.

He's got a two-pronged assault on the Queensland Cup.

Ryley and Rebel in full command of their destinies

WORLD TITLES: Ryley Burke, 16, pictured with his horse Rebel, will leave for Perry, Georgia, USA, today for the National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championship.

Ryley Burke will compete at the NBHA Youth World Championships.

Check out proposal to help industry

Latest attempt to revitalise harness

Trainer predicts bright future for Meteorologist

Jockey Paul Hammersley (right) has been booked for six rides at Grafton.

Grafton Cup forecast looks good for Meteorologist says Wilson

Shadow tipped to grab spotlight

Tim Clark will ride Hostwin Shadow at Hawkesbury.

Jockey gives Moore good vibes for Hostwin Shadow at Hawkesbury

Trainer chases winning double at Taree

Top jockey Matthew Paget will return to ride Superlight at Taree today.

MacDonald to make late call on Kailenny as he eyes winning double

Spieth's Open win has him in rarefied company

Jordan Spieth shook off the memory of his Masters implosion last year to win the British Open after recovering from a horror front nine

Day fires back after ice cream and movie

Australia's Jason Day prepares to putt on the 4th green  at Royal Birkdale

Aussie back in contention at British Open

Aussies blown away in second round of British Open

Australia's Adam Scott watches his shot off the ninth tee during the second round of the British Open.

American Jordan Spieth is now the outright leader at six-under.