Owens voted clear medallion winner

HUMBLE PLAYER: Jared Owens receiving his award for Central Highlands Player of the Year.

The best of the CHRL has been recognised at its presentation day.

Gymnastics club honours late coach

IN MEMORY: Grant Onions Memorial Trophy recipient Annabelle Kerle with Jenny and Mick Onions and club president Michael Fehlhaber.

Emerald club pays tribute to Grant Onions.

Mikkelsen leads after first daytime stages at WRC Rally Australia

WRC Australia Rally - Friday - Day 1 A. Mikkelsen.

Mikkelsen leads after first daytime stages at WRC Rally Australia

Rally drivers rev up

Shakedown - Hyundai - Haydon Paddon at Rally Australia Kennards Hire, Thursday November 17.

CQ photographer Terry Hill captures action at the Rally Australia

Mountain Men boot up to kick in for charities

WIN WIN: Post match celebrations at the match between Rolleston Roos and the Springsure Mountain Men.

It's a mash up of two footy codes and it raises money for charity.

Cheerleaders' rocky road to success

WINNERS: Emerald cheerleading squad Diamonds overcame many obstacles to win gold.

Diamonds enjoy glittering win at cheerleading competition.

Hit the target day in, day out

PARTICIPANTS: The Emerald Archery Club had archers attend the titles in Wagga Wagga.

Archers on target at competition.

Khawaja tickled pink after another ton under lights

But Queensland batsman is still not convinced by the pink ball despite hitting another century.

James Ackerman's daughter in hospital battle

FIGHTER: Milly Ackerman is battling a bout of pneumonia.

'Moo Moo' fighting in Brisbane hospital after bout of pneumonia

Ricciardo keen to muscle in on rivals

Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo.

Driver is ready to beef up next season.

Court upholds Blatter's six-year ban

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Former FIFA president was suspended over ethics breaches.

Phoenix players admit guilt in Merrick exit

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick.

Skipper says players let coach down.

Ramanauskas urges Roughead not to overdo it

Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks runs with the ball in 2015.

Hawk returned to the training ground this week.

Tolman agrees to contract extension with Bulldogs

Bulldogs prop Aiden Tolman.

Aiden Tolman staying with Canterbury for another three years.

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.

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.

Keane a perfect fit for the A-League

Former Irish international striker Robbie Keane.

The Wanderers would appear to be favourites to sign Robbie Keane.

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?

REVEALED: Ipswich to host Broncos in pre-season clash

IPSWICH BOUND: Broncos star Anthony Milford in action. The Broncos are set to play the Ipswich Jets at North Ipswich Reserve on February 11 next year.

Bennett's boys set to light up North Ipswich Reserve on February 11

OPINION: NRL pay dispute a disaster

Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.

OPINION: Tugboat gives his take on the NRL pay dispute

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.

Hayne backs NRL duo to succeed in NFL

NRL players Valentine Holmes and Jason Taumalolo (right) speak to reporters in Los Angeles.

Ex-49er says youth will help Jason Taumalolo and Valentine Holmes.

Daley impressed with Ferguson's form

Australia's Blake Ferguson is caught by New Zealand's Jason Taumalolo (left) and Adam Blair.

Winger was named Australia's best player in the Four Nations.

Hall reunited with Eade at Gold Coast Suns

Barry Hall is excited by the prospect of working with the Suns.

Ex champ to take on a specialist coaching role with the Suns.

Veteran Boyd by Bulldogs' bid for back-to-back flags

Matthew Boyd  during a Western Bulldogs training session at Whitten Oval.

Premiers excited to have skipper back in action

Suns re-sign injury-plagued Swallow

David Swallow of the Gold Coast Suns.

West Australian has played just six games in the past two seasons.

Costa the key to stopping Chelsea

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

Spanish international has netted 10 goals this season.

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.

Roar won't be bullied by City, says Aloisi

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi.

War of words continues between coaches.

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.

Steve Smith's dazzling 164 and super catch score win

Australian captain Steve Smith in fine form.

Australia can now reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee trophy

Youth bringing energy to burn off rivals - paceman

Queensland's Joe Burns (centre) celebrates with bowler Luke Feldman (second right) after dismissing New South Wales batsman Peter Nevill during the first day of their Sheffield Shield match at in October.

Luke Feldman credits young Bulls for turnaround.

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.

Maxwell plays it smart for NZ series

Australia's Glenn Maxwell in action in a T20 international.

All-rounder will be holding himself back against Kiwis.

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.

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

Nolan goes into bat for Doomben 10,000

Toowoomba trainer Michael Nolan has added his voice to a growing industry chorus speaking against a proposed move to revamp Queensland's famous Doomben 10,000.

Officials weighing up future of historic Queensland horse race

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.

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.