Barbera moving up gear into Supercars competition

NEW CAR: Bundaberg's Mason Barbera shows off his new Holden Commodore he will race in the Dunlop Super 2 Series this year.

Bundy boy signs deal with Garry Rogers Motorsport

End of an era as Prince of Penzance retires

PRINCE: Bruce, Joe and Jonathan Dalton with Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne. The late Joe Dalton said, "it was kind of disbelief at first then it sunk in with all the screaming and yelling”.

"There are more important things than horses right now.”

Whales team has massive ambition

MAKING THE CUT: Turtles captain Brendon McKeown and Pythons captain Andrew Filo have been selected for the Wide Bay Whales.

Team announces strong squad for upcoming Central Queensland titles

JUNIOR TABLE TENNIS: Close contests all round

SLICE: Damon Pegg won a match for Bazinga during the latest round of the junior table tennis season in Bundaberg.

Outcomes decided in the doubles

Finals race heats up in Bundy men's softball

SKY BALL: Tyler Duggan hits for The Waves Schooners.

Just one point separates teams from The Waves

13 triathletes set to compete

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Joey Vella (front), Olivia Warmington, James Thomas, Dehan Pretorius and Jacob Martinelli (middle), Ellen Thomas, Jaymee Ericson, Lucas Deer, Marianna Konopka, Charles Liebenberg, Emma Liebenberg, Kate Crook and Tom Martin (back).

13 athletes will head school state championships in Hervey Bay

Record number of teams enter FFA Cup

FOCUS: United Park Eagles' Brendan Davies on the attack. Last year they were the best team from Wide Bay in the FFA Cup.

Wide Bay clubs commit to Australia's largest football cup

Gallen to decide mid-year on retiring

Paul Gallen says he's yet to make a decision on his rugby league future beyond 2017.

Halves pairing will shape Widdop's game plan

FLEXIBLE: Gareth Widdop knows he has to change his game plans with the Dragons

Halves pairing will shape Widdop's game plan

Tigers enjoying end of Farah saga

RELIEVED: Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods says the club's youngsters have to take more responsibility.

Aaron Woods glad Wests Tigers' Robbie Farah saga is over

$20,000 fine for Western Sydney Wanderers

The FFA has fined Western Sydney Wanderers $20,000 after a lew banner was shown by the club's fans.

FFA fines Wanderers $20,000

Sharks snap up Canberra winger Lee

Edrick Lee has signed for Cronulla for the 2017 NRL season.

Premier Cronulla has signed Canberra Raiders winger Edrick Lee.

NRL boss to come down hard on players betting

Tim Simona has been stood down by the Wests Tigers while an investigation takes place into betting.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg cracking down on betting.

Horn set to miss out on Pacquiao bout

Australian welterweight boxer Jeff Horn.

Pacquiao v Horn fight saga takes another twist.

League legends pitch in to help ex-Manly great

Noel Cleal during his time as Sea Eagles recruitment manager.

Noel "Crusher” Cleal had fire rip through his farm at Pappinbarra.

Will coaching change be too late for Rafa?

Rafael Nadal of Spain in action during the Australian Open final.

'Uncle Toni' regrets keeping news of his departure from Nadal.

Exit lounge: the NRL players set for a swansong

Former Dragons player Benji Marshall has signed with the Broncos.

We look at who is most likely hanging the boots up at end of 2017.

Firebirds champ Romelda Aiken ready to resurface

Romelda Aiken in control during a recent practice match.

Aiken is out to conquer her personal demons, writes Terry Mallinder

'When things don't go well the media hammers you'

Australia's Shane Watson during day one of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff in 2015.

Shane Watson opens up on his career struggles.

How Boyd turned his career - and life - around

Darius Boyd during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

How Boyd turned his career - and life - around

Magic of the FA Cup still well and truly alive

Lincoln City's Nathan Arnold (left) and Burnley's Joey Barton battle for the ball.

Competition gives part-timers a chance to rub shoulders with greats.

Great Scott, he's serious about becoming a Knight

Cowboys prop Matt Scott.

Cowboys prop may feel a change of scenery could be an elixir.

Brisbane Tens was doomed from the start

Reds player Samu Kerevi crosses to score a try during a quarter-final at the Brisbane Global Tens at Suncorp Stadium.

Concept simply comes across as a clunkier version of sevens.

Nines showcase thrilling talent ... and bad haircuts

New Panther James Tamou looks fitter than ever.

Tony Durkin looks at some of the left-field highlights.

Cahill send-off overshadows great weekend of A-League

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City walks off after being red carded before even being substituted on to the field during the round 18 A-League match against the Melbourne Victory.

Just when you thought you'd seen it all in Socceroos's career ...

Sainsbury move bodes well for Socceroos

Australian soccer player Trent Sainsbury takes part in a training session in Sydney.

Central defender has to make the best of his time at Inter Milan.

Wests Tiger faces life ban over betting scandal

Tim Simona of the Tigers

NRL issues Simona with notice of intention to cancel registration.

Hodges proud to be part of first channel dedicated to NRL

Justin Hodges is gearing up for his new gig on Fox League.

Footy star hopes to provide a voice for players on new NRL channel

How prison helped shape Eels duo

Manu Ma'u of the Parramatta Eels.

Parramatta pair first met playing park footy in New Zealand.

Proctor's glowing praise for new teammate

Kevin Proctor has joined the Titans for the 2017 season.

It's a 23-year-old who has Kevin Proctor excited in 2017.

Foran breaks his silence on NZ move

Warriors signing Kieran Foran.

"It's a breath of fresh air really, I needed it.”

Myles' grandad told prop he wasn't up to scratch

Nate Myles takes part in a Queensland training session.

Sea Eagle to put club ahead of Queensland and Australia this season.

Ex-Swan Nankervis making an impact at Richmond

Once a Swan ... Toby Nankervis during a training session in Sydney.

Amid the hype of trades for Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy

Don't blame Buckley, blame us, says Magpie

Steele Sidebottom (left) and coach Nathan Buckley of the Magpies.

Steele Sidebottom says the heat should be on Collingwood players.

Mayne wants a fresh start with the Magpies

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16: Chris Mayne of the Magpies celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 JLT Community Series match between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on February 16, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chris Mayne wants a new start with Pies.

Woman coach gets off to a bad start

Eastern FC head coach Chan Yuen-ting.

Poor start for first woman coach in men's continental competition.

Cahill ready for "Cup final replay”

Tim Cahill is ready for action against Sydney FC.

Tim Cahill back and raring to go.

Going nuts over Brazil at the MCG

Neymar (centre), Philippe Coutinho (left) and Gabriel Jesus could play against the Socceroos in June at the MCG.

Brazil to play Socceroos at the MCG.

Reds rolled by ruthless Gamba Osaka

Shun Nagasawa of Gamba Osaka scores with a header against Adelaide United.

Osaka too strong for Adelaide United.

Vardy goal gives Leicester lifeline in Champions League

Leicester's Jamie Vardy celebrates after he scores a goal against Sevilla in the European Champions League.

Jamie Vardy scores first Champions League goal.

Roar defenders shooting for the same goal

Cameron Crestani and Xisco Jimenez of Muangthong United battle for the ball in the Asican Champions League tie on Tuesday.

Avraam Papadopoulos and Cameron Crestani want Roar deals.

Southern Stars in record loss to Kiwis

Meg Lanning of Australia

New Zealand launched a stunning series comeback

Aussies claim consolation T20 international win

Aaron Finch hits out at the Adelaide Oval

Adam Zampa and James Faulkner doing the bulk of the damage

India under weight of expectation, say Aussies

Australian batsman Peter Handscomb.

Australia motivated by the freedom of having nothing to lose.

Forgotten spinner still in dark over selection snub

Australia's Jon Holland (right) is congratulated by Adam Voges after taking a wicket against Sri Lanka.

Growing mood of discontent among players.

Border worried about Aussie spinners in India

Allan Border says he would have risked Pat Cummins in India.

Allan Border is worried about spinners in India.

'Virat hates losing, it's as simple as that'

India captain Virat Kohli batting against Bangladesh in Hyderabad this month.

Shane Watson opens up on India's master batsman.

Firebirds send order for Burger with the lot

94-Test veteran has answered the powerhouse's SOS for a seasoned playmaker

Swifts out to prove first-up form was no fluke

Abbey McCulloch of the Swifts exchanges high-fives with young fans.

Much-maligned Swifts lost narrowly to the Giants in season-opener.

Firebirds prepare for a familiar foe

TOUGH CLASH: Sunshine Coast goal shooter Caitlin Bassett is marked by Firebirds keeper Laura Clemesha.

Laura Clemesha takes us inside the Firebirds inner sanctum

Firebirds to roll out red carpet for former star

Two-time Firebirds premiership player Kim Ravaillion in action for the Magpies

Ravaillion starred in four grand finals and won two premierships

Swifts set to hit back against Thunderbirds

Paige Hadley of the Swifts and Jamie-Lee Price of the Giants contest possession

NSW outfit keen to prove they're the "real deal”

Thunderbirds rally late to seal first-up win

Natalie Medhurst of the Fever passes during the round one Super Netball match against the Fever.

Adelaide was trailing Fever by seven goals at three-quarter-time.

Vixens show Melbourne is still their town

Kate Moloney of the Vixens makes a pass at Hisense Arena

Diamond-studded and highly-rated Magpies were upstaged

Bowman: Winx can run down Black Caviar record

Winx's winning streak stands at 14

Group 1 race just what the Doc ordered

Hey Doc ridden by Luke Currie wins race 6 CS Hayes Stakeson Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Saturday. Feb. 18, 2017. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Trainer Tony McEvoy says Hey Doc "has to” go the Australian Guineas.

Only bad luck will end Winx's streak, says trainer

Hugh Bowman celebrates another Winx victory.

Peter Moody insists Winx has same invincibility as Black Caviar.

Mixed bag for Gladstone trainers

PIPPED: Boxer (right)  runs down the Denis Schultz-trained That Pretty Girl in Race 3 at the Gladstone Turf Club on Saturday.

Gladstone hopeful pipped at the post by big Bundaberg gelding.

Winx on track ahead of return run

Hugh Bowman rides Winx (right) past the post in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse last October.

Trainer says preparation faultless going into her comeback

Boxer lands winning blow

CLEAR WIN: Quayde Krogh guides Boxer to victory at The Waves Subs Club Beach Party race day at Thabeban Park.

Locals win on opening race meet of the year in Bundaberg

Jockey spoilt for choice in Blue Diamond Stakes

Craig Williams rides Formality to victory in the Chairman's Stakes at Caulfield.

Craig Williams juggling four star contenders for the race.

Burnett Cup 18th & 19th feb 2017

A selection of photos from the weekends Burnett Cup competition at the Bundaberg Golf Club on the 18th and 9th Feb 2017.

Johnson takes golf's No.1 spot from Jason Day

Dustin Johnson poses with his trophy on the 18th green after winning the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club.

Aussie Jason Day has given up the world number one ranking.

Late blitz helps world No.6 to Australian Open title

Ha Na Jang of South Korea plays a shot during round four of the Australian Open at Royal Adelaide.

Ha Na Jang produced a stunning late surge to win at Royal Adelaide.