Dual premiers and finalists for Taipans

Taipans won both Under 12 and 13 soccer Grand Finals last weekend.

Double Victory for proserpine Taipans

Getting racy in old age

WHO YOU CALLIN' OLD? Proserpine local Ron Draper still rides at 70.

70 years-old and still leaving people in his tracks

Carnival bringing 56 teams to town

GAME ON: (Front from left) Cooper Wood, Alfie Moretto, Sonny Faust, (back) Steven Pepper, Kobe Liesch, Sam Dodgson and Lachlan Gilham.

Carnival bringing 56 teams to town.

Cricket legends play in Prossie

Bull cricket legends in Proserpine

Cricket legends play in Prossie.

Brahmans hero bows out with dream win

Captain of the premiership winning Whitsunday Brahmans Phil Ramage with the team's booty.

Brahmans hero bows out with dream win.

Brahmans just too strong for Tigers

Whitsundays A-Grade player Isaac Richardson takes the ball up against Wests.

Brahmans just too strong for Tigers.

'Bloody cracker of a game'

Wests Tigers v Whitsunday Brahmans at Walkerston earlier this year in May.

Grand final clash set to be a cracker game this weekend

Latest signings have Aussie coach in sevens heaven

National coach delighted as ARU announces latest sevens signings as countdown continues to next world series

Taming Tiger shapes as Giants' challenge

Richmond midfield star Dustin Martin (centre) trains at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne.

GWS wary of Dustin Martin as they close in on AFL grand final berth

Norman eager to make most of half chance

Parramatta Eels five-eighth Corey Norman has been named in the PM's XIII for the game against PNG.

Parramatta playmaker called into PM's XIII in World Cup audition

League great rates Cowboys real shot

North Queensland Cowboys players go through their paces at training in Townsville ahead of their preliminary final against the Sydney Roosters.

Lewis warns Roosters will need to be wary of fired-up Cowboys

Hot Ayres rises as Suns candidate

Former Adelaide Crows coach Gary Ayres has emerged as a candidate for the Gold Coast Suns' coaching role.

Gary Ayres eyes return to AFL coaching ranks after impressing in VFL

Barry refusing to budge as EPL record beckons

Gareth Barry will make a record 633rd Premier League appearance when West Bromwich Albion take on Arsenal next week.

West Brom midfielder closes in on English Premier League record

Reds welcome return to home-and-away derbies

Queensland Reds head coach Nick Stiles during a press conference.

But Queensland is facing a much tougher draw in 2018.

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.”

Why Cameron Smith snubbed the Broncos' big bucks

Cameron Smith of the Storm runs with the ball.

In 2014 the Storm legend had the bags already packed in his mind.

Bear necessity: Alastair Lynch's sliding door moment

LION KING: Alastair Lynch in action for the Lions

Lions great recalls the time he left Fitzroy

Pearson completes remarkable comeback at world titles

Australia's Sally Pearson celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles final during the World Athletics Championships in London

Victory puts Pearson on the pedestal of Australia's sporting greats

Lockyer admits to feeling pressure as Maroons selector

Former Broncos player and current Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters (left) chats with former Broncos teammate and current Maroons selector Darren Lockyer.

It's a job that comes with a high level of scrutiny.

Ranting players as bad as whingeing coaches

Referee Ashley Klein sends James Maloney of the Sharks to the sin bin during the NRL elimination final against the Cowboys.

Players charging towards referees has become a disgraceful look.

Cronulla and Manly undone by their errors, not the referees'

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan (left) and captain Paul Gallen.

Coaches let themselves down on the weekend.

Storm is rolling on, but history warrants caution

Storm players and officials pose with the J.J. Giltinan Shield, awarded to the NRL premiers, after the round 26 NRL match against the Canberra Raiders.

Past seasons say the Storm are most vulnerable on grand final day.

What started Panthers' Moylan crisis

Matt Moylan of the Penrith Panthers in action.

Player has concerned Penrith for some time, reveals Paul Kent.

Time for Suns to let Ablett leave

Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield (left) competes with Suns player Gary Ablett.

Superstar inquired about a trade back to Cats at the end of 2016.

Thanks James - we respect you too

James Maloney of the Sharks spills the ball under the tackle of Ryley Jacks and Felise Kaufusi of the Storm in round 14.

Sharks star under fire for "accessories” comment.

Wally Lewis reveals how Brisbane can win finals showdown

Wally Lewis at Suncorp Stadium with his Kangaroos and Maroons jerseys.

"The Broncos are certainly capable of knocking over the Storm.”

Bellamy tells Storm to seize the moment

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy (left) talks with captain Cameron Smith.

"You don't get these opportunities too often.”

'There has never been any pressure on any player to play'

Corey Oates during the Brisbane Broncos' captain's run.

Wayne Bennett has hit back over the Corey Oates concussion saga.

Racists remarks against refs leads to season bans

Referee called a 'cheat' after match

Black and gold army ready to cheer Falcons to win

BRING IT ON: Falcons supporters can't wait for the big game against PNG Hunters on Sunday.

FALCONS supporters ready to cheer

NRL previews for the preliminary finals

Darius Boyd during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

Tony Durkin looks at the Storm-Broncos and Roosters-Cowboys clashes.

Ex-Lions teammate not surprised by Cats coach's success

Cats coach Chis Scott (left) speaks to runner Nigel Lappin.

Scott brothers had unrivalled determination, says Nigel Lappin.

AFL previews for the preliminary finals

Rory Sloane of the Crows should return from an appendix issue this weekend.

Terry Mallinder takes a look at who will advance to the grand final.

Geelong coach Scott playing Cat and mouse

Patrick Dangerfield.

Chris Scott keeping cards close to his chest on Patrick Dangerfield.

Matildas star says best is yet to come

Chloe Logarzo during a Matildas training session in Sydney.

Australian women's football team has captured nation's attention.

Popovic praise for Wanderers' tenacity in win

Wanderers striker Oriol Riera (centre) celebrates scoring one of his two goals against Blacktown City in the FFA Cup quarter-final.

WANDERERS boss Tony Popovic has hailed his side's character.

Bosnich backing second-tier Aussie football league

Western Sydney Wanderers celebrate victory in the penalty shoot out against Blacktown City.

Mark Bosnich says Australia must have a second division.

Rashford at the double as United eases through in Cup

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford (centre) scored twice in the 4-1 win over Burton Albion.

Rashford double helps United to Cup success.

Lack of respect not good from Brazil, says Sam Kerr

Sam Kerr (centre) wanted more respect from Brazil.

Sam Kerr has slammed Brazil for not respecting Australia.

Liverpool's poor form continues with League Cup loss

Islam Slimani of Leicester City celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Shinji Okazaki against Liverpool.

Leicester beat Liverpool 2-0 in third round of Carabao Cup.

Khawaja says he's learnt from past mistakes

Queensland Bulls captain Usman Khawaja has his sights on winning this season's domestic one-day cup.

"The more you harp on it the worse it gets.”

Spinner Zampa says Aussies have bowlers to turn to

Australia's Adam Zampa is looking forward to game two of the ODI series with India.

No doom and gloom in camp, says Zampa.

Bairstow brilliance leads England to big win

England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates after reaching a century against the West Indies.

JONNY Bairstow century leads England to victory.

Injury-prone paceman daring to dream again

Australia cricket player Nathan Coulter-Nile (second from left) celebrates after Ajinkya Rahane's wicket during their first one-day international.

Nathan Coulter-Nile has set his sights on a Test debut.

Sutherland leads tributes to Bob Holland

Bob Holland has died aged 70.

CRICKET Australia boss James Sutherland has paid tribute Bob Holland

Aussies rue missed chances after opening ODI defeat

Steve Smith trudges from the field after being dismissed.

Tourists come up short in run chase

Diamonds coach rings changes for Constellation Cup

SELECTORS have made the bold move to drop midcourt star Madi Robinson from the Diamonds' team for next month's Constellation Cup against New Zealand.

New Swifts coach aiming to take team back to the top

New NSW Swifts netball coach Briony Akle.

Briony Akle takes over from Rob Wright.

Diamonds loss 'simply unacceptable', says coach

Courtney Bruce (right) of Australia defends Te Paea Selby-Rickit of New Zealand.

Captain and coach not happy with defeat to Kiwis.

Kiwis cut Diamonds down to size

TOO GOOD: Courtney Bruce tries to defend against Te Paea Selby-Rickit in Invercargill.

NZ produced its biggest win over the world No.1 since 2015.

Diamonds wary of hurting Silver Ferns

Caitlin Bassett of Australia during the Quad Series clash with South Africa in Canberra.

Australia is in the box seat to claim the Quad Series honours.

Diamonds winning streak intact, but only just

Caitlin Thwaites starred for the Diamonds. Photo:AAP

"They certainly kept edging back at us”

Diamonds captain a better player because of Mentor

ENFORCER: Caitlin Bassett starred for Australia during the Netball Quad Series game against the England Roses played at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane on Saturday.

Caitlin Bassett won her first game as leader of the national team.

Next stop Flemington for super mare Winx

Winx is being set for an unprecedented third successive Cox Plate

Winx brings up 20th consecutive win in style

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, wins the George Main Stakes.

Champion mare swept home in the George Main Stakes.

Winx impresses in training ahead of shot at win No.20

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, runs past the finish line during a training session at Rosehill.

Mighty mare preparing for Group 1 $500,000 George Main Stakes.

Is Winx losing her aura?

STREAK INTACT: Hugh Bowman rides Winx to victory in the Chelmsford Stakes for her 19th straight win.

That picket fence is still intact but eyebrows are being raised.

Winx workout pleases trainer and jockey

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, wins the Warwick Stakes race last month.

Mighty mare preparing for Chelmsford Stakes at Royal Randwick.

Winx in the box seat to continue winning streak

18 down ... Jockey Hugh Bowman, on Winx, is all smiles after winning the Bob Ingham Warwick Stakes in Sydney earlier this month.

Champion one of 12 horses to accept for the 1600m Group 2 feature

Newcomer meet at Prossie Pony Club a great event

Winner of the open hack Amber Greenhalgh riding SU-AM Uncovered.

Newcomer meet at Prossie Pony Club a great event.