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On the verge of history

Brooks Pleasure, won Race 1 at Callaghan Park.

Brook's Pleasure is making history at Callaghan Park.

Pioneer Park on track

Emerald 100 race day, 2017.

The first Emerald races for 2018 are on this weekend.

Irish day of celebrations lined up

PUNTERS READY: Springsure St Patrick's Day Races stalwarts Stan and Jacie Priddle are gearing up for a big 2018 race day.

Read all about the up-coming Springsure races in Turf Talk.

Juniors ace local comp

IT'S A HIT: One of the junior classes at the tennis fun day.

Emerald Tennis Club held a tennis fun day for the juniors.

Young Seals smash records

SWIMMING SUCCESS: Emerald Seals swimmers who placed first to sixth in the Barcaldine Skins with their prize money and Flipper the mascot.

The Seals had a fantastic day at the Barcaldine meet last Saturday.

Swim clubs seal up the competition

SWIMMING TO VICTORY: Emerald Seals Swim Club swimmers with mascot Flipper the Seal.

The Emerald Seals conquered at the Dysart meet last weekend.

Athletes 'tri' to push limits

GOOD RACE: Men's winner about to cross the finish line.

Australia Day Triathlon success for athletes in the Isaac Region.

Cowboys confusion at play-the-ball crackdown

North Queensland players thought they understood the ruck interpretations after working with referees in pre-season. Saturday’s trial told them different

Fraser Coast cyclist set for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Australia's Jordan Kerby celebrates after winning the men's individual pursuit final at the World Track Cycling championships in Hong Kong, Friday, April 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

"It's been a long slog to get to this point."

Coach Gaze gets players’ seal of approval

Andrew Gaze will be on the Sydney Kings sideline next season. Picture: AAP

Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze has players’ support to continue

Olympic legend’s daughter in doping scandal

Sprinter Jessica Peris is back on track this year as part of the Athletics Australia extended squad who will be participating in the Nitro Series this coming February.

Jessica Peris tests positive for banned substance

Begg sees Blue Diamond hope from wide draw

Written By won the Blue Diamond Prelude earlier this month.

Written By, Kinky Boom fare badly in Blue Diamond barrier draw

Cronk: I’m not the most important man at Bondi

Sydney Roosters rugby league team training with Hull Football Club at Moore Park, Sydney. Roosters Cooper Cronk. Picture: Brett Costello

Cronk says he’s not the most important player at the Roosters in '18

Titans’ $600k playmaker at career crossroads

Kane Elgey in action with the Titans.

Gold Coast’s $600k playmaker Kane Elgey at NRL career cross roads

Gift Scotty wants to give Australia is white, not gold

Scotty James of Australia.

Australian snowboarder throws down gauntlet to superstar rival

Backyard wrestles and PS4 forging Red V’s next big thing

Luciano Leilua during St George Illawarra Dragons training at WIN Stadium.

Backyard wrestles and PS4 battles forging Red V’s next big thing

Back off Melbourne — Simmons belongs to Newcastle

NEW YORK, NY — JANUARY 31: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks down the court in the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on January 31, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is a Novocastrian

Lutkins and Lions ready to do battle in AFLW

COURAGE: Kate Lutkins was a dominant force for the Brisbane Lions in the first season of AFLW.

Lions looking for grand final revenge against Crows

Teen star faces his biggest test in Melbourne

Alex de Minaur  celebrates  at the   Sydney International .

Long tipped to be a star, Alex de Minaur is now in the spotlight

'Big Three' complete an unprecedented treble

Billy Slater with the NRL trophy after the Storm's grand final win.

YEAR IN REVIEW: Smith, Slater and Cronk made clean sweep in 2017.

Wade's low blow in Big Bash final humiliation

Matthew Wade’s dismal summer got even worse.

What happened to Matthew Wade in the BBL final?

OPINION: Why I'm tired of Tomic

Tomic, at 25-years-old, needs a break from the spotlight.

Open admiration: All aboard the Chung bandwagon

Hyeon Chung will battle Roger Federer for a spot in the Australian Open final.

Matt Seaniger climbs on board as Hyeon Chung prepares for Federer

OPINION: New coach a good choice, now deliver

Sometimes your new best friend can be someone who is a former enemy

Ball is in their court: players can make choice

Rafael Nadal before injury forced him out of his quarter-final clash against Marin Cilic.

Players need to realise injuries are part and parcel of their trade

Cordner signs new deal with Roosters

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — SEPTEMBER 08: Boyd Cordner of the Roosters breaks away to score a try during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on September 8, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Boyd Cordner re-signs with Sydney Roosters on bumper five-year deal

Baker ready for next challenge

Chelsea Baker in action

Busy Baker talks up new players for world class event

BREAKING: NRL acts on Smith elbowing incident

Cameron Smith drops his elbow onto Matt Parcell's head.

NRL acts on Cameron Smith elbowing incident in WCC

Wayne Bennett to stay on as England coach

Wayne Bennett will be confirmed as England coach for a further two years in the coming days. Photo: Hannah Peters

WAYNE Bennett to be England coach for a further two years.

Season-ending heartbreak summed up in a tweet

Darcy Lussick looks like missing the majority of the 2018 season after suffering an ankle injury on Saturday night. Photo: Gregg Porteous

Sea Eagles prop Lussick confirms season-ending injury via Twitter

Personal accolades not enough for Zorko

Dayne Zorko had a career-year for the Brisbane Lions last season, but he wants team success to come alongside his personal achievements.

New vice-captain hungry for finals action.

Star Blue cops ban for head punch

Tayla Harris has been offered a one-match ban for striking. Picture: Michael Klein

Tayla Harris has been slapped with a one-match ban.

Safety is paramount: AFLW chief on Ikon Park lights

The Carlton v Brisbane AFLW match was played in pretty dark conditions.

AFLW coaches question whether Ikon Park was safe to play on

Stajcic’s Simon blow in Matildas’ Algarve Cup campaign

Chloe Logarzo of Sydney FC is challenged by Alanna Kennedy (L)

Matildas squad for Algarve Cup named as Asian Cup preps ramp up

Aguero punches fan after City defeat

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (C) walks as supporters invade the pitch

Sergio Aguero punches a fan after Manchester City lose FA Cup clash to Wigan

Glaring CV deficiency that could cost Poch Real job

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino

Lack of trophies could cost Mauricio Pochettino Real Madrid job.

Higuain injury blow risks Juve’s UCL, Serie A hopes

Juventus' forward Gonzalo Higuain.

JUVENTUS top scorer Gonzalo Higuain suffered a sprained ankle.

Magic of the Cup! Minnows’ 93 min gem stuns Spurs

Steve Davies of Rochdale AFC celebrates scoring.

Rochdale force replay with Spurs in FA Cup.

Scorned fiancee traps star’s mistress

Chelsea Lovelace felt Christoforou's wrath.

Saido Berahino’s fiancee called off their wedding

Queensland stay top after draw at the MCG

Marnus Labuschagne of Queensland on his way to 100 not out on day four at the MCG.

Queensland stay top after draw at the MCG

Proteas’ injury woes worsen after India’s T20 belting

Indian wicket keeper MS Dhoni runs out South African batsman Dane Paterson.

South Africa’s injury crisis has worsened.

Lynn: I can pull off something special

Chris Lynn is looking to get among the runs at Eden Park on Wednesday.

Aussie star Chris Lynn relishing another T20 shot at New Zealand

Tiny ground no barrier for buoyant Aussies

Andrew Tye rues a near miss against the Kiwi openers on Friday night.

Eden Park no barrier as unbeaten Aussies

Middle finger salute backfires horribly

Ben Wheeler had a night to forget.

Talking points from Australia’s record-breaking T20 win over New Zealand

Firebirds take aim at Lightning ahead of new season

THE Firebirds got out of their "Brisbane bubble” and had a training session in enemy territory.

Why Laura Geitz is back, baby

Laura Geitz with cancer survivor Brooke Kaluzyn ahead of a charity walk.

Policy that paved way for Laura Geitz's return to Diamonds netball

Diamonds can be found in regional netball

ON COURT: Caitlyn Nevins competes with Lightning's Madeline McAuliffe last season.

Vice-captain says it don't matter where you come from

Netball Diamonds missing Sharni Layton

Diamonds captain Caitlin Bassett will lead Australia at the Games.

Gun missing from Australian netball team for Commonwealth Games

New mum Laura Geitz praises netball for support

Laura Geitz delighted to be back in the frame for the Commonwealth Games.

"I hoped it wouldn’t be a distraction having Barney there."

Shooting combination to be 'unstoppable'

STRIKE POWER: The Lightning's Cara Koenen in action.

LIGHTNING'S attacking trio is looking set to be "unstoppable” force

England rolls out red carpet for Winx

ENGLISH racing officials from famous Royal Ascot, Goodwood and York have joined forces in a concerted effort to lure the connections of Winx to race their champion...

Royal Ascot route works for Hayes’ straight-shooter

Regan Bayliss is congratulated by trainer David Hayes after riding Redkirk Warrior to win race 8, the Black Caviar Lightning, during Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Saturday, February 17, 2018. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Royal Ascot route works for Hayes’ straight-shooter Redkirk Warrior

Promising Coast jockey injured after horse dies during race

Tiffani Brooker riding number 5, Pennion at Coastline BMW 3 Series 2yo Classic Qtis Added Stakes Plate.

A rising star in the Coast jockey scene has been hospitalised

What it’s really like to ride Winx

You take the reins: A glimpse at what jockey Hugh Bowman sees when riding our greatest racehorse. Picture: Supplied

Hugh Bowman takes punters for a ride on Winx with jockey cam

Baker lets Nature take its course

Addictive Nature Race 6 — 3:05PM MONACO CUP — MING DYNASTY QUALITY (1400 METRES). Winner 'Addictive nature' ridden by Tim Clark. Trained by Bjorn Baker. (NEWS CORP/Simon Bullard)

ADDICTIVE Nature is ready to live up to the hype.

Icon primed for Apollo mission

Prized Icon will line up in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Apollo Stakes: Prized Icon well placed to strike in feature sprint

Thompson targets country champs glory

Free Standing won the Country Championships Final at Randwick last year.

Port Macquarie first stop on road to Country Championships Final

Reporter, golfer argue over nude shoot

Paige Spiranac delivered a jaw-dropping response to a reporter who questioned her decision to pose for Sports Illustrated.

Scott eyes return to ball-striking best

Adam Scott says he'll need to rediscover his ball-striking if he's to compete in the LA Open.

Adam Scott reveals changes as he looks to rediscover his game

Streaker takes over PGA tournament

Adam Stalmach, who faces charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct, was seen flailing around naked for roughly five minutes before being taken off the course by security.

The Phoenix Open event was held up by a drunk streaker.

‘Totally ridiculous’: Idiot fan kills Tiger

Tiger Woods reacts after missing a putt on the 13th hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Fan screws up putt for Tiger Woods with ill-timed ‘In the hole!’