Junior gymnasts hit goals at states

PERSONAL BEST: Chiara Spiccia at the Junior State Championships for gymnastics.

Emerald gymnasts achieve theirs goals at Junior State Championships

Racing on edge with two rounds left of Central Highlands Series

REVVED UP: Georgia Hanson gives it to the boys in the 85cc junior class.

The Central Highlands Motocross series heads to Dysart this weekend.

Win for final game at junior level

THE 2017 TEAM: Standing: Matt Maley , Emmerson Ohl, Jack Hargrave (c), Jake Barber, Kyle Poulsen, Connor Armstrong, Lokky Gallagher, Novan Tenado, Hudson Jeffrey, Cody Scarlette, Cody Millen, Dylan Kalinowsky. Kneeling: Kyle Vogler, Isaac Dillon, Mitchell Paterson, Mitchell Allen, Willy Goodland. Sitting: Callum Anderson.

Team work made the dream work for the Peak Downs Pirates U17 side.

Still pulling on the boots 40 years on

Geoff Hurrey after he scored his second ever try in the 2017 CHRU grand final between the Emerald Rams and Clermont Bush Pigs.

Geoff Hurrey still playing for Clermont Bush Pigs at 62 years old.

Cup to star in Highlands

2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup.

The Central Highlands will host the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

Talent runs in Keely's family

STAR PLAYER: Keely McConnell.

Netballer Keely McConnell wins Capricorn Academy Shield

Juniors play for victory

THE Emerald Tigers U15 side is through to the grand final following it's win over the Gemfields Giants at the weekend.

The Central Highlands Junior Rugby League grand finals are tomorrow.

Wallabies looking to turn pain of defeat into All Blacks win

KURTLEY Beale says the Wallabies can use the hurt of the last-gasp loss to the All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup 2 as motivation.

Defender a big miss, says Victory skipper

James Donachie has been sidelined with injury.

"He's actually in good spirits, as sad as it is”

McLaughlin focusing on championship points not trophy

HOT SCOTT: Shell V-Power Racing driver Scott McLaughlin lends a hand with the 2017 Pirtek Enduro Cup trophy.

Scott McLaughlin looking for championship points.

Horror injury overshadows opening-day win for Cavs

LeBron James starred in Cleveland's opening-day NBA win over Boston.

LEBRON James showed why he's the best player on the planet.

Porte back on the road after Tour De France fall

Richie Porte gets medical attention after his Tour De France crash.

RICHIE Porte will climb back in the saddle this weekend.

Roar appoints former CEO to replace Kingsman

David Pourre is back in charge at Brisbane Roar.

FORMER Brisbane Roar CEO David Pourre has returned to the club

Flames ready for tough battle with Fire

Suzy Batkovic is in form for the Townsville Fire.

Flames set for big bttle with Fire.

Skaife: Bathurst, the race like no other

Craig Lowndes, left, and Mark Skaife after winning the 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Six-time winner MARK SKAIFE reflects on the enormity of Mt...

Justin O'Neill in 10-year tug-of-war between clubs

Justin O'Neill of the Cowboys scores a try against the Warriors in round 20.

Athletic prodigy was considered the equal of Greg Inglis.

How young Slater slipped though Cowboys' fingers

STORIED CAREER: Storm fullback Billy Slater during a training session in Melbourne this week.

Star ran around his Innisfail backyard in North Queensland jersey.

Russell Packer: from jail cell to uni graduate

Dragons player Russell Packer during the round 17 clash with the Titans.

"The boys would call me a nerd with my reading glasses on.”

Cameron Smith still shouldering the load

Melbourne Storm veteran Cameron Smith will play his 356th NRL game this weekend.

Phil Rothfield chats with the NRL's soon-to-be games record holder.

Hodkinson opens up on year tinged with tragedy

Trent Hodkinson of the Newcastle Knights in action.

He takes a breath and shakes his head. "It's been a tough year.”

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

Kent: Storm are good, but they're not the greatest

Overrated? ... the 2017 NRL premiership winners.

Timing is always essential when it comes to assessing great teams

Durkin: Class should live happily ever after

PRIZE: Storm captain Cameron Smith and Cowboys captain Gavin Cooper with the trophy at Luna Park in Sydney.

It is a fiction, a legend, a romance and a fantasy.

Ikin: 2017 vintage is best Storm side in this great club's history

GREAT CLUB: Storm coach Craig Bellamy has turned his club into one of the greatest sides.

"The Storm are now as the dominant franchise in our game”

AFL Grand Final: Dusty presents dilemma for Dimma

KEY MAN: Brownlow Medallist Dustin Martin prepares for the grand final.

Forward or midfield for Martin the choice for Richmond coach

Blindsided Molan denies backstabbing Fatty

Channel 9 rising star Erin Molan. Picture: Justin Lloyd

"For starters this is all news to me."

Angry bird dive-bombs the Irish

Ireland's strengthen and condition coach Kane Daniels (left) and two squad members are swooped on by a plover yesterday.

Irish World Cup preparations are interrupted by a swooping plover

Soward wants to coach in New York

Jamie Soward is dreaming of coaching in New York

Soward wants to be part of with New York's first pro league team

Is Pearce's number up at the Roosters?

Mitchell Pearce should leave the Roosters if Cooper Cromk signs, says Michael Ennis.

Michael Ennis sends advice to Mitchell Pearce

Lay off my No.1 Sharks jersey, Holmes tells Dugan

I'M NO.1: Valentine Holmes in action for Australia.

VALENTINE Holmes has warning for future Sharks teammate Josh Dugan.

Full draw for Rugby League World Cup

David Mead, Matt Gillett and Adam Blair.

Australia and England will kick off the Rugby League World Cup

Transgender Hannah banned from AFLW

Hannah Mouncey has been blocked from playing AFLW.

AFL has banned transgender player Hannah Mouncey

Bombers close deal to gain Suns halfback

Adam Saad is heading to Essendon after three seasons on the Gold Coast.

"As soon as I spoke to Essendon, I felt at home straight away”

Delisted Keeffe wants AFL lifeline

Lachlan Keeffe is looking for a new club.

Lachlan Keeffe hopes to extend his AFL career

English clubs enjoy success in Champions League

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the equaliser in a 1-1 Champions League draw with Spurs.

ENGLISH clubs enjoyed a good night in the UEFA Champions League

Slow tickets a concern ahead of A-League Sydney derby

Questions continue to be asked about A-League's overall promotion

Brisbane Roar's turmoil on and off park

THAT'S LIFE: Fahid Ben Khalfallah just wants to play football.

But winger just wants to get on with football

Syria win moves Socceroos up world rankings

Tim Cahill's goal-scoring ability has helped Australia climb up the world football rankings.

Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos climb to 43 on world football rankings

Socceroo Ryan saves a point for Brighton in EPL

Mathew Ryan of Brighton and Hove Albion and teammates celebrate Anthony Knockaert's goal in the 1-1 draw with Everton.

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan earned a point in a 1-1 draw with Everton.

Victory, Roar found wanting in A-League

Massimo Maccarone of the Roar reacts to another loss. Photo: Getty.

THERE'S an unusual look to the A-League ladder after two rounds.

Australia's spinning stocks suffer blow ahead of Ashes

Steve O'Keefe's Ashes availability took a blow after breaking a finger in Sydney grade cricket. Photo: AFP

O'Keefe ruled out for the next six weeks with a broken finger

Will to succeed: Cricket's next big thing has arrived

Will Sutherland bowls at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.

Young paceman destroys New South Wales

VIDEO: Howzat for the craziest wicket you've ever seen?

Have you ever seen anything quite like this wicket?

Watch stunning moment as player is bowled out

Cummins delivers blunt warning to England batsmen

Pat Cummins, right, celebrates after claiming a wicket in a Test against Bangladesh.

Aussie quick warns English rivals to get ready for bouncers

Zampa hopes for more improvement

Adam Zampa has had a mixed tour of India.

Adam Zampa looking for another win.

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

"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.

Bruce pumped by playing in front of Aussie fans

Courtney Bruce (centre) defends against Maria Tutaia of New Zealand in the netball Constellation Cup between New Zealand and Australia on Sunday

Courtney Bruce is delighted to be back in front of Aussie fans

It's elementary for Watson - keep improving

Liz Watson says the Diamonds will take confidence out of their win in the first Constellation Cup match.

Liz Watson says Diamonds need more improvement in cup games

Fired-up Diamonds 'itching' to seek redemption

Caitlin Bassett wants the Diamonds to get back on track against the Kiwis.

Diamonds have fire in belly to get revenge on Kiwis.

Japanese raider out of Cup, fighting for life

"I'd be very surprised if he raced again”

Plenty to admire in Japanese Cup raider

FORM HORSE: Craig Williams riding Admire Deus during a trackwork session at Werribee

"Best credentialed horse ever to leave Japan”

Super Cash will be on the money

Jockey Katelyn Mallyon says Super Cash is in fine shape for Saturday's Group 2 Schillachi Stakes at Caulfield.

Super Cash is primed for a shot at the Schillachi Stakes

Vega Magic to conquer Everest in $10m sprint

JUST MAGIC: Trainer David Hayes with his Everest hope Vega Magic.

Form guru says Vega Magic will win the $10 million The Everest

Redzel's ready to reach his Everest

Redzel, ridden by Hugh Bowman, in action at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

Colt looks the one to beat

Bowman won't name his Cup target

Jockey Hugh Bowman won't be rushed on choosing his mount in this year's Melbourne Cup.

Tiberian's connections want Bowman to decide on Cup ride

Waller amazed at how Winx has gone to a new level

Trainer Chris Waller with Winx after another win.

Waller stunned at how Winx has developed from underdog to champion

Internationals show some pride in Presidents Cup defeat

A SUPERB singles display from the International team was not enough as America won the Presidents Cup for a seventh straight time.

Rookie wins final tournament but Thomas earns bonus

Justin Thomas shows of the FedEx Cup and Xander Schauffele (right) of the Tour Championship trophy after the season-ending tournament in Atlanta.

ROOKIE Xander Schauffele won the final tournament.

Katherine Kirk comes up just short in major championship

Katherine Kirk plays a shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the Evian Championship.

KATHERINE Kirk said she was happy despite missing a major.