Galloping around our region

TOP RESULT: Connections of the Glenda Bell-trained Ossenhagen at Springsure.

Hear the latest race news around the region with Richard Turnbull.

Blackwell comes to CH

IN TOWN: Aussie cricketer Alex Blackwell will be   a   speaker at Emerald's Epic Street Party on March 22.

Alex Blackwell will be a guest speaker in Emerald next week.

Seals compete with the best at CQ Championships

CHAMPS: Emerald Seals swimmers who competed at the CQ Championships.

Emerald Seals competed in the CQ Championships last weekend.

Irish luck boosts top shelf racing

RACE DAY: Springsure St Patrick's Day race president Terry Hoare and wife Maria ready for a big day on Saturday.

Springsure St Patrick's Day Races kick off tomorrow.

Seals swim to success at Alpha swim meet

TROPHY SECURED: Emerald Seals received the Total Points Trophy and the Merilyn Johnsson Aggregate Trophy.

Emerald Seals competed in the Alpha Swim Meet on Saturday.

Winning streak for filly

TROPHY: Dan Fletcher in the winner's circle at Rosehill last Saturday after Sunlight's big win.

Locally owned filly sets sights on the upcoming Golden Slipper.

Bowls day raises $10,500-plus

RAISING FUNDS: St Brigid's Crew at the Emerald Bowls Club greens on Saturday for the fourth annual Men of League bowls day.

Record breaking achievement for Men of League bowls day.

99-year-old earns Comm Games selection

George Corones is living proof that age is just a number after the 99-year-old swimmer was added to the Australian team

NRL teams Round 3

NRL Team Talk Round 3, 2018.

NRL teams: All the latest with your team's line-up

Young gun’s huge task in another Sharks shake-up

Jesse Ramien is set to make his second NRL start against the Eels.

Young Cronulla centre Jesse Ramien lines up against NRL veteran

‘Just one thing is important’: Rossi hits back at doubters

Valentino Rossi celebrating 3rd in the Qatar MotoGP with his crew. Pic: Yamaha

Valentino Rossi hits back at doubters with podium finish in Qatar

Mariners coach Okon quits

Paul Okon has quit as Central Coast Mariners coach.

Central Coast Mariners coach Paul Okon walks out on A-League club

Bowman gets green light for Winx return

Jockey Hugh Bowman falls from Performer a few weeks ago

Hugh Bowman cleared to ride Winx in George Ryder Stakes after fall

Marathon effort to clear Rabada ends

South African bowler Kagiso Rabada is still waiting to hear whether he’ll be cleared to play in the third test.

Kagiso Rabada waits to hear if he’ll play third Test after appeal

JP Smith's journey ends up at home at Reds

RED MAN: JP Smith says he has found his home with the Queensland Reds.

South African-born JP Smith has come home to the Queensland Reds

Sad skier is ‘funniest thing ever’

Elizabeth Swaney embarks on a completely underwhelming run down the half-pipe. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

This skier was so ‘average’ commentators didn’t know what to do

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

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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

Can Cowboys do it for JT?

Johnathan Thurston is set to retire at the end of the 2018 season.

Pressure mounts as Cowboys look to send Thurston out a winner

OPINION: What do female athletes have to do to earn respect?

Maryborough Bears vBay Power at Port City Park, Maryborough.

Enough is enough: respect female athletes.

Trial times reflection of generous selection criteria

The Aussies are sending a huge swimming squad to the Gold Coast.

Australia’s top swimmers likely saving up best for main Games event

Drew Mitchell: It's time to get Super excited

Australian Super Rugby captains (from left) Christian Lealiifano (Brumbies), Scott Higginbotham (Reds), Michael Hooper (Waratahs) and Adam Coleman (Rebels) are hoping for better results in 2018.

Aussies have cause for optimism, writes former Wallaby Drew Mitchell

‘Disrespectful’: Roos great’s fury over torn-up pitch

Coopers Stadium. Picture: Bianca De Marchi

John Kosmina slams the decision to play AFLX at Coopers Stadium

BEHIND THE SPORTS DESK: Is this the dawning of the Knights?

GLORY, GLORY: Newcastle Knights halfback Mitchell Pearce celebrates after kicking the winning field goal.

MOOSE and Pottsy analyse the burning issue in sport.

Real reason for Roosters horror show

Roosters' Cooper Cronk during NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard

Trent Robinson says blame to be laid elsewhere for Roosters defeat.

Morgan ruled out of Broncos clash

Michael Morgan will miss the clash with the Broncos.

Michael Morgan has been put in cotton wool.

Smith: Billy’s the greatest I’ve seen

Billy Slater (right) celebrates with Cam Smith.

Cameron Smith says Billy Slater is best fullback ever.

‘Already sooking’: Teammate’s crack at rested Ash Taylor

Ash Taylor pulled up sore after starring in the Titans’ Round 1 win.

Ashley Taylor cops stick from Titans teammate after missing training

‘Take the six off’: Mal’s plan to get Milford firing

Anthony Milford has been under the pump after the Broncos’ round one loss.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga's advice to Broncos star Anthony Milford

Brennan to lead Bulldogs’ grand final charge

Katie Brennan of the Western Bulldogs celebrates a goal.

Katie Brennan set to play against Melbourne.

Davis signs long-term deal with Giants

Phil Davis has re-signed with the Giants. Picture: Michael Klein

GWS GIANTS co-captain Phil Davis has signed a new deal.

Beams opens up on toughest time of his life

Dayne Beams has returned to the Brisbane Lions. Picture: Darren England

Dayne Beams bares soul after death of father.

FIFA on brink of latest ridiculous World Cup host call

Sunil Gulati, (center) president of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), Canadian CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani (left) and Mexican Football Federation President Decio De Maria hold up a signed unified bid for the 2026 soccer world cup

FIFA - and disgraced Sepp Blatter - prefer a shock alternative

Two games left to define Chelsea’s future

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea

Conte under the pump at Chelsea.

Jose’s plan to ship out Pogba as Reds eye $106m target

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho talks with Paul Pogba.

Paul Pogba on way out of Old Trafford - rumour.

New Roo opens up on A-League future

Dimitri Petratos of the Jets celebrates. (AAP Image/Darren Pateman)

Dimi Petratos has committed himself to the Newcastle Jets.

Messi humiliates Courtois with two nutmeg goals in win

Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates as he scores their third goal against Chelsea.

The great Leo Messi has made Thibaut Courtois look like an amateur.

Shocking United out of Europe, humiliated at home

Manchester United's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United lose to Sevilla in UEFA Champions League

Queensland’s Duke of Hazzard

Michael Neser’s form has been key for Queensland. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

All-rounder Michael Neser key for Bulls in Sheffield Shield final

Get AB! Aussies out to crack de Villiers code

Can the Aussies stop AB de Villiers in Cape Town?

Australia to target star South African batsman.

No.1 with a bullet: Rabada is best in the world

Kagiso Rabada is the no.1 Test bowler.

South Africa star Kagiso Rabada top of the Test bowling rankings.

Why Sheffield Shield trumps IPL for players

Victoria captain Aaron Finch celebrates a century for his state.

Why Sheffield Shield holds special spot in Aussie cricketers’ hearts

Bolton blasts Aussies to emphatic win over India

Nicole Bolton scored a run-a-ball ton.

Nicole Bolton century leads Australia to emphatic win over India

Loose cannon blasts out hapless Aussies

Kagiso Rabada blitzed through the Aussie batting line-up. Picture: Getty Images

Rabada leaves SA’s hopes of winning Test series in jeopardy

Diamonds prepared for Silver Ferns form

Australian netball coach Lisa Alexander is expecting old foes New Zealand to perform far better than anyone expects at the upcoming Commonwealth Games

Reigning Super Netball champions not resting on laurels

COMMITTED: Sunshine Coast Lighting coach Noeline Taurua has re-signed until the end of 2019.

"WE often talk about her (Langman) and what she did contribute."

Midcourter focused on doing her bit for Lightning

TRAINING: Laura Scherian.

"It will be an awesome hit-out for us.”

Diamonds covered for injury drama

Kate Moloney playing in the Fast5 Netball World Series.

Diamonds have Games injury cover.

Firebirds take aim at Lightning ahead of new season

ON COURT: Madeline McAuliffe of the Lightning attempts to stop Caitlyn Nevins of the Firebirds during a Super Netball match between the Queensland Firebirds and Sunshine Coast Lightning last year.

The Lightning caused a sensation by winning the title last year.

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

Wild outback encounter spurs farrier revolution

What Bill Diemling saw in the dirt on his last day of mustering left an imprint that has never left him, but 20 years later he is back to change everything.

Golden Slipper Barrier Draw: Favourites draw perfectly

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Join us live for the barrier draw for the $3.5m Golden Slipper

Sunlight tightens grip on Slipper after Magic dash

Luke Currie steers Sunlight to victory in the Magic Night Stakes. Picture: AAP

It was another dominant win by Sunlight, her fifth in succession

Written’s script gets unexpected change


Grahame Begg hopes Written By will benefit from dress rehearsal

‘I feel a bit dusty’: Bowman still sidelined

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CHAMPION jockey Hugh Bowman will not feature in Coolmore Classic.

Eckstein flying under radar in classic rematch

Eckstein could be the knockout runner in the Coolmore Classic on Saturday. Picture: Jay Town

Kurt Goldman says Eckstein’s ready to peak in Coolmore Classic

Benbow has a lucky break after fall

Jason Benbow avoided serious injury in a trackwork fall at Caulfield. Picture: Colleen Petch

Jason Benbow cleared of any fractures after a trackwork fall.

King of Spin sinks hole-in-one at Augusta

Shane Warne has added yet another feather to his already crowded sporting cap. The cricketing great pulled off every golfer’s dream at iconic course

Tiger, Ernie to line up for Australia showdown

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els will captain the US and Internationals teams.

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els to face off in Melbourne in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods nailed with ‘cold’ sledge

Tiger Woods on his way to a runner-up finish at the Valspar Championship.

TIGER Woods is back — and just in time for the Masters.

‘This is the America I want’: Tiger stunning in PGA near-miss

Tiger Woods came close to a PGA Tour win.

Vintage Tiger Woods performance secures second-placed finish.