Sharks set to honour their club great

The South Kolan Sharks will pay tribute to club great Gary Stehbens this weekend.

Anything to help his beloved Sharkies

Depth of The Waves, Bulldogs to be tested in clash

MISSING: Brothers Bulldogs' Brennan Dempsey is out of today's match against The Waves.

Team loses comp's leading goal scorer

The Waves sweep netball again

RISE: The Waves Gold's Piper Nowland takes the ball over a diving Lainey Thorpe.

Continuing to be a powerhouse

United clubs are inseparable after seven women's games

MATCHED: United Warriors face United Park Eagles tomorrow, while KSS Jets host The Waves. Both Hervey Bay Sports Club games kick off at 5pm.

United Warriors and United Park Eagles meet on Saturday.

FISHING REPORT: Fishing looking top notch

Natalie Curtis with the 45cm mangrove jack she caught at Baffle Creek recently.

Top weather predicted for weekend

Loeskow prepared for his next test

THUMBS UP: Troy Loeskow is all smiles after winning the KZ2 class round at Newcastle earlier this year. He now heads to Monarto in South Australia for the next round.

Karter will compete in Monarto this weekend in the KZ2 class

NEW HEIGHTS: Bundaberg's horsewoman wins for Australia

Bundaberg's Emily Myers won at the recent Junior Teams League Challenge on the Gold Coast for Australia in showjumping.

Bundaberg's Emily Myers wins at team challenge on the Gold Coast

Cronulla coach tips Origin omission to spark Shark

Valentine Holmes (left) will line up for the Sharks against the Bulldogs on Saturday after being overlooked by Queensland State of Origin selectors.

Flanagan warns rivals that Holmes has point to prove

UPDATE: NRL Footy Show in Mackay sold out overnight

NRL Footy Show star Beau Ryan in Gladstone for their Fan Day last year.

Which school should The Big Marn bring Small Talk to?

Hooker's emotions run high ahead of Origin opener

Nathan Peats takes part in a NSW State of Origin team training session at Kingscliff this week.

Nathan Peats pays tribute to supporters as he prepares for debut.

Origin rich list: how much every star makes

Anthony Milford passes the ball during a Queensland State of Origin team training session at Sanctuary Cove.

So what's the talent on show next Wednesday worth?

Nathan Peats hopes Blues' Indigenous edge sparks passion

Nathan Peats during the New South Wales State of Origin team training session at Cudgen on Thursday.

"If they were from NSW they'd be getting picked straight away”

Magpies hero sticking by under-fire coach

Josh Smith is desperate to help Nathan Buckley extend his coaching career.

National team in crucial camp on Sunshine Coast

CAPTAIN: Meg Lanning of Australia bats during a women's T20 International between Australia and New Zealand in Geelong earlier this year.

'Fifteen players...capable of leading Australia to victory.'

Aussies can step out of Serena's shadow in Paris

HER TIME OF THE YEAR: Samantha Stosur could add to her one grand slam crown at the French Open

No Serena - Aussies a big chance for the French Open

Spithill's key role for Americans in cup

LOOKING FOR GREATNESS: Australian yachtsman James Spithill is skippering the Team USA boat in the America's Cup

Sydney's James Spithill is looking for more America's Cup glory

Travis Cloke can still be in Dogs' best 22, says coach

Travis Cloke of the Bulldogs.

Luke Beveridge hasn't given up on the former Magpie.

Roar snares Tunisian playmaker from Victory

BRISBANE BOUND: Fahid Ben Khalfallah has signed with the Roar for next season.

Fahid Ben Khalfallah has signed with Brisbane Roar

ARU unveils plans for national coaching panel

Australian rugby union coach Michael Cheika has backed plans for a national coaching panel.

Cheika announces plan for national coaching panel

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.

Sam Thaiday glad there's still loyalty in the game

TOGETHER AGAIN: Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston and Mal Meninga.

Broncos star happy coach shows faith

Rep-break report card: your NRL club rated

Billy Slater of the Storm is chased by James Maloney of the Sharks.

We rate your club's season so far.

Retired athletes reveal their struggles out of limelight

Australian women's basketball great Lauren Jackson.

Life after the final siren can be very tough going.

Hayne to Eels: will the prodigal son return?

Jarryd Hayne lining up for the Gold Coast Titans.

We break down the main issues of a potential Parramatta comeback.

Winners and losers from Maroons squad announcement

Justin O'Neill

After a few shock omissions, form has counted for little

Numbers up for the AFL's most improved players

GETTING BETTER: Nic Newman gets a way from a flying Mav Weller on Saturday.

Time the AFL introduced its own 'most improved player' award

Schache needs an extended break from game

UNDECIDED: Josh Schache is not ready to commit to the Brisbane Lions.

Young Lion not 'fully comfortable'

Why Corey Norman is ready for the Maroons

Corey Norman of the Eels takes on the Tigers defence.

If JT isn't right, the selectors might have some sleepless nights.

In Short, deliberate out-of-bounds rule needs another look

Jayden Short attempts to gain possession near the boundary line.

The rule makers have perhaps gone too far.

Returning Kangaroo from bully boy to believer

Andrew Fifita during a Kangaroos training session at the AIS in Canberra

Andrew Fifita has always struck me as the classic bully boy

Cronk urges Milford to keep it simple

Anthony Milford during a Queensland State of Origin training session in Brisbane.

Young Bronco will start at five-eighth for Queensland.

Thurston no certainty to play in Origin II

Johnathan Thurston during a Queensland State of Origin training session in Brisbane.

Queensland playmaker is battling a torn rotator cuff.

Semi Radrada welcome to return, says Eels coach

Semi Radradra of the Eels.

Winger will leave club at the end of the season for Toulon.

OPINION: Why the BRL points system should be abolished

Matthew McInerney headshot

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

THE BRL's points system is a smart move but should be scrapped.

Roosters move 'wasn't about the money', says Tedesco

James Tedesco of the Wests Tigers.

Fullback has opened up on his decision to quit the Wests Tigers.

Rival clubs circling in-form Sharks playmaker

James Maloney of the Sharks.

James Maloney will seek clarity from Cronulla over No.6's tenure.

Cats duo gives Scott reason for relief

MATCH WINNER: Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield landed three goals to stave off Port Adelaide.

Dangerfield and Selwood lead Geelong to another win

WATCH: Power star's brain fade proves costly as Cats nab win

Charlie Dixon of the Power is tackled by Lachie Henderson of the Cats.

A contentious play-on call overshadowed Geelong's victory.

Suns star rediscovers his appetite to succeed

Kade Kolodjashnij of the Suns.

Kade Kolodjashnij is busting a gut to get back to his form of 2015.

WATCH: FFA disappointed with ABC2's coverage of friendly

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool competes for possession with Michael Zullo during the exhibition match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium.

Broadcaster slammed for Liverpool v Sydney FC antics.

What happens now to English teams in Champions League?

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney lifts the trophy after his side won the Europa League final.

Manchester United's Europa League win has fans pondering equation.

Emotional Pogba inspirational in United victory

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VIDEO: Manchester United wins Europa League.

Liverpool hands Sydney FC a footballing lesson

Liverpool FC's Daniel Sturridge takes a shot on goal to score against Sydney FC.

VIDEO: Thousands came to see their heroes, past and present.

MATCH FACTS: The numbers around the Wide Bay League

DEFENCIVE PLAY: The Waves Sam Meyer plays in the FFA game at The Waves Sports ground in Bundaberg.

Match Facts breaks down the numbers around the Wide Bay League.

Teenage star lands $69 million Real deal

Brazilian teenager Vincius Junior has signed with Spanish champions Real Madrid for a reported $69 million transfer fee.

Brazilian sensation becomes most expensive teen in football

All the squads for the Champions Trophy

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins.

Eight teams will line up for the one-day tournament in England.

England to play Ashes warm-up in Townsville

New England captain Joe Root.

It'll be the first time England has played at Tony Ireland Stadium.

Cricket pay row more than about cash, says Siddle

Australian bowler Peter Siddle says players just want to be treated fairly.

Pay row not just about cash, says Siddle.

Usman Khawaja to lead Australia A on tour of South Africa

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja.

Squads give hope the impasse over a new pay deal can be resolved.

World Cup selection a dream come true for Mooney

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney of Australia walks out to bat during the Women's Twenty20 International match between the Australia Southern Stars and the New Zealand White Ferns at Adelaide Oval on February 22, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

World Cup selection was Beth Mooney's goal during the summer.

Firebirds aiming for a strong end to season

Queenslanders to face arch rivals the NSW Swifts in last game of year.

Firebirds feeling disappointment after missing finals

Gabi Simpson cops one in the face during the clash with Giants.

"There's been a lot of soul-searching”

Lightning urged to lift their game as finals close in

MIDCOURTER. Lightning's Laura Scherian in action during a win over the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Ratio of turnovers to goals not as high as coach would like.

Lightning success sets up winner-takes-all clash

Samantha Wallace of the Swifts (left) and Geva Mentor of the Lightning compete for the ball.

THE Sunshine Coast had a 63-49 victory over the NSW Swifts.

Thwaites' radar almost perfect for Magpies

ON FIRE: Caitlin Thwaites (left) was in superb form for Collingwood. Fever defender Stacey Francis couldn't stop her run of goals.

Caitlin Thwaites has led Collingwood to the Super Netball finals

Firebirds hold off Giants to keep finals hopes alive

Jo Harten of the Giants and Kate Shimmin of the Firebirds compete for the ball.

GWS nearly pulled off an unbelievable comeback.

Hervey Bay becomes centre of Wide Bay's netball world

CARNIVAL: Hervey Bay's under-11 netball team. From left: Jenna Gold, Katie Haskew, Natasha Bacon, Montana Matheson, Kylah Orovec, Sophia Page, Lahni Claridge, Nikki Horton, Savannah Roberts and Charlotte Knight.

The carnival will run from 8am to 4pm.

Local lad ready to barrel down the competition in USA

THERE'S no horsing around for Jacob Kattenberg, who's qualified to compete against the world's best barrel racers in the NBHA Youth World Championships.

Racing community raises $165,000 for paraplegic jockeys

A fundraising night was held at Clifford Park next Saturday for injured trackwork riders Ben Saunders (left) and Wade Clasohm.

The region’s racing community rallied for two Toowoomba jockeys

Health issues force champion apprentice to retire at 22

Dylan Dunn riding Zunbaqa at Flemington in 2016.

Dylan Dunn suffered with glandular fever earlier this year.

Local trainer wins twice on race day

WINNER: Jockey Hannah Phillips takes the win on the Darryl Gardiner trained Kuramos.

Gardiner rises to the top

Good memories from home-town campdraft

Nicholas Ward and Nikki Wollens with youngsters Dustin and Keith Hirsch at the Rathdowney Memorial Campdraft.

Nicholas Ward follows family tradition by competing at Rathdowney.

Woman airlifted with punctured lung after equestrian fall

HORSE FALL: Airborne paramedics prepare to airlift a woman to Brisbane after she was injured in a fall from a horse at the Manumbar Campdraft on Saturday.

A woman, 40, airlifted to Brisbane after equestrian event fall

Polarisation wins Sydney Cup ... agains

Polarisation, ridden by Corey Brown, wins the Sydney Cup.

He was first over the line two weeks ago before no-race was called.

Day misses out in sudden-death playoff

AUSTRALIAN Jason Day has missed out on winning his first US PGA title in more than a year after defeat in a playoff at the Byron Nelson PGA tournament.

Birdie streak puts Jason Day in contention in Texas

Jason Day celebrates with fans after he sunk a 60-foot putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament.

Jason Day has round of seven-under 63 to move up leaderboard.

From Players Championship winner to cattle class

Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, during the third round of The Players Championship.

Si Woo Kim won tournament with a flawless bogey-free final round.

Scott gets confidence boost ahead of US Open

Adam Scott reacts to a missed eagle putt on the second hole during the final round of the Players Championship.

Scott has good finish at Players Championship.