Raiders' culture club rising in 2017

Tweed Coast have retained the nucleus of their senior side as they push for a top-three finish in 2017.

If we don't get a home semi-final this year we haven't down our job

Gallen honours Mustangs player with moving tribute

Paul Gallen holds up a special Mustangs jersey featuring Grant Cook

'Cronulla are thinking of you and good luck for the future'

Group 18 league push for expansion of women's sport

Women's League Tag 2016 country champions the East Coast Dolphins.

"We're most definitely trying to keep numbers in the game”

FNC athletes lead way for three-peat

Anthea Warne and Shaylla Young of Cudgen Headland SLSC celebrate Country's win.

They both will go on to have a career in surf life saving

Tweed Coast Tigers join footy evolution

Inaugural Tweed Tigers women's side coach Katie Patison and player Bec Ruddock.

'The club feels the time is right'

Seagulls set for ultimate test

Aaron Zimmerle believes Tweed has been buoyed by a strong pre-season.

"It brings an intensity when you play your local rival”

Pottsville add rock to line-up

Pottsville coach Jayden Hoare said his side was hoping to bounce back against Marist Brothers Lismore this weekend.

"Syed will allow other batsmen to be more aggressive”

'Hopefully soon I'll be playing like she does'

Jaimee Fourlis allowed herself a moment to soak in the rock-star moment of being announced on to a main court at her home grand slam.

Favourite Porte moves into Tour Down Under lead

Australian rider Richie Porte of BMC Racing celebrates winning stage two and taking the lead of the Tour Down Under in Paracombe, near Adelaide.

BMC rider has conquered Paracombe to record a thrilling win.

Horn 'has no real talent', says boxing judge

Australian boxer Jeff Horn in the gym.

Bruce McTavish has taken a swipe at Queensland pugilist.

Lynn out, Handscomb in for third one-dayer

Peter Handscomb of Australia hits a four during the third Test against Pakistan.

Peter Handscomb will make his one-day international.

Sharks re-sign Barba to reduced deal

Ben Barba scores for the Cronulla Sharks.

Cronulla has sent fullback's contract to the NRL for approval.

How Jillaroos coach plans to avenge Nines defeats

Kezie Apps of the Jillaroos is tackled by Nora Maaka (left) and Teuila Fotu-Moala of the Kiwi Ferns last year's trans-Tasman Test in Newcastle.

Aussies hellbent on reversing the result from last year.

Porte feeling positive about Tour success

Australia's Richie Porte rides during the 18th stage of the 2016 Tour de France.

Aussie has paid his dues and knows 2017 could be his time.

WATCH: Knowles talks hockey, family, career and the future

Mark Knowles in Rockhampton.

Knowles sets sights on Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast in 2018

Year in review: Leicester shows fairytales can come true

Leicester City's Wes Morgan (centre) celebrates with teammates after a win in the English Premier League.

Phil Dillon looks back at 2016 in the beautiful game.

Year in review: Rio gold shades Bledisloe wipeout

Kieran Read of New Zealand with the Bledisloe Cup after winning the Bledisloe Cup.

Rugby was about more than just rucks and mauls in 2016.

Year in review: Palmer leaves a lasting legacy

Rory McIlroy reacts after sinking a putt on the fourth hole of a play-off to win the Tour Championship and with it the FedEx Cup.

One of golf's greats was farewelled in 2016, writes Phil Dillon.

Year in review: Triumph trumps tragedy in AFL

Bulldogs players pose with the Premiership Cup after winning the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final

Bulldogs proved fairytales can come true in 2016

Video assistants must help our referees

POINTED CRITICISM: Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha gestures to the video screen after being shown a red card by referee Chris Beath against the Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Friday night.

The A-League will be trialling a video referee in round 25.

Gloves off as NRL stinks of double standards

Chris Sandow is to face court over his New Year's Day stoush.

Sandow is due to appear in court today

Brosque worthy of Socceroos recall

Alex Brosque of Sydney FC gestures after being sent off against Brisbane.

Sydney star could play for country for the first time since 2013.

Burning new year issues NRL coaches must resolve

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.

These might be the resolutions of the 16 NRL coaches.

Dave looks Taylor-made for Green Machine role

David Taylor is the right man for Canberra, says Tony Durkin.

Ricky Stuart did outstanding job with Raiders.

Below-par Djokovic sees off Verdasco

No.2 seed had 24 winners against 34 unforced errors.

Tomic wants to serve up another win

Bernard Tomic of Australia reacts after winning against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil during the Round 1 of the Mens Singles on Margaret Court Arena during the Australian Open, in Melbourne, Australia Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Aussie ready for tough match with Victor Estrella Burgos.

Stosur's losing streak goes on in Open fadeout

Australian Samantha Stosur shows her emotions during her loss to Heather Watson of Great Britain in round one of the Australian Open.

Aussie's summer of discontent has continued with a three-set loss.

Raonic and Nadal breeze through

Canada's Milos Raonic takes a break during his match with Germany's Dustin Brown.

Canadian third seed has shown why he is tipped as a possible winner.

Rising star pushed to limit in five-set thriller

Germany's Alexander Zverev makes a forehand return to Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Alexander Zverev survived a meltdown to move through to round two.

Williams wobbles but takes first-round win

Serena Williams of the USA in action against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

American had a straight-sets success over Swiss star Belinda Bencic.

Konta's hot streak of form continues

Johanna Konta of Great Britain in action against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.

No.9 seed recorded a 7-5 6-2 win over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.

Johnathan Thurston to quit Origin, Test footy for Cowboys

Johnathan Thurston

Dally M Medal winner keen to show loyalty to North Queensland club

Jarrod Mullen tests positive to steroids

Jarrod Mullen of the Newcastle Knights.

Knights star is facing a ban of up to four years.

Titans star happy to re-sign for club

Gold Coast Titans player Ryan James (centre) takes issue with Broncos captain Corey Parker (right) during their round five NRL match last year.

Ryan James agrees a new long-term deal with the Gold Coast.

Roberts in nightclub hair-pulling allegations

James Roberts during a Brisbane Broncos training session.

NRL officials and Brisbane are investigating claims against Bronco.

Raiders disappointed by Papalii drink-driving charge

Josh Papalii of the Canberra Raiders.

The 24-year-old back-rower was pulled over in Canberra.

Cronk not motivated by grand final defeat

Cooper Cronk of the Storm during the NRL grand final against Cronulla.

Storm star says there's no point dwelling on the past.

Tania Hird pleas for privacy for husband James

Tania Hird leaves the family Toorak home with her children while James Hird is recovering at a facility after a suspected drug overdose.

James Hird's wife has asked for privacy in the wake of the incident

Returning Fyfe impresses in Dockers' time trial

Fremantle Dockers superstar Nat Fyfe.

On-baller produced a strong result in year's first training session.

Taylor: 'It's just about wins for me'

Lewis Taylor of the Brisbane Lions.

Brisbane midfielder is hoping to return to top form.

Van Gaal ends coaching career

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Former Man United manager has called time on his coaching days.

Popovic slams officials after derby draw

Wanderers goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic dives on the ball ahead of Sydney's David Carney.

The 14th Sydney derby was one that neither side deserved to win.

Costa absence no problem for Chelsea

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso (centre) celebrates scoring his second goal during the English Premier League match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Blues recorded a 3-0 win at Leicester City.

Pochettino hopes Spurs learn well

Tottenham's Dele Alli (right) celebrates with teammate Eric Dier after scoring a goal against Chelsea.

Tottenham preparing to face a stubborn West Brom at White Hart Lane.

Phoenix faces big week to save season

Andrew Durante of the Wellington Phoenix clears the ball.

Eight-day stretch could make or break Wellington's season.

Wanderers ready to end Sydney's run

FULL FLIGHT: Western Sydney midfielder Mitch Nichols says his team can knock over Sydney.

Sky Blues are 22 points clear of their city rivals.

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Cricket: The best images of 2016 from Getty Images

Last year was an epic one for cricket - here are the best 10 moments

Freak bat accident rules Nevill out of BBL

Jono Dean of the Adelaide Strikers checks on Peter Nevill of the Melbourne Renegades after he was hit in the head by a loose bat.

The dumped Test player was felled by a bat while wicketkeeping.

Slow and steady winning the race in BBL

Fawad Ahmed in action for the Sydney Thunder.

Tweakers have proven to be the foundation of any good T20 attack.

How park cricket helped Maxwell find his mojo

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell during the one-day international against Pakistan at the Gabba.

All-rounder a likely insertion as the new Test No.6 batsman.

Winners and losers from the squad to tour India

Australia's Shaun Marsh (left) with brother Mitchell in the first Test against South Africa in November.

Australia has named the 16 men it hopes can defeat the mighty India.

Shock defeat leaves Heat searching for wins

Rachel Priest plays a shot for the Melbourne Renegades.

Brisbane needs to win at least one of its final two games.

Former Diamonds World Cup winner to play for England

Former Australian player Chelsea Locke has switched allegiances and is set to play for England in next month's quad netball series.

Army training pushes Firebirds to their limits

Queensland Firebirds leader Gabi Simpson.

Military-style training camp has team steeled.

Firebirds happy to 'fly under the radar'

The Queensland Firebirds, including Caitlyn Nevins (second from left), have signed Lorna Jane as their major sponsor.

Wing attack Caitlyn Nevins heaps the pressure on new rival.

Netball competition gets a name

Caitlin Bassett, right, will be one of the stars of the newly named Super Netball competition.

Australia's new-look netball league will be called Super Netball.

Pettitt to return to Diamonds after three-year absence

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during the Constellation Cup netball series last month.

Coach names squad of 12 for Quad Series in South Africa and England.

Lightning to face acid test first up

PRIMED: Geva Mentor is itching to play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

First round of National Netball League has been revealed

Tough defence helps Diamonds finish series with a win

Australia celebrates its series defeat of New Zealand during game four of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Aussies edge Silver Ferns 49-45 in Invercargill.

Veteran jockey secures emotional Magic Millions win

Houtzen has rocketed to the top of Golden Slipper betting charts.

German galloper makes it four from from

Trainer Darren Weir.

Plein Ciel could be Hobart Cup-bound.

Easy win lifts Houtzen to Millions favouritism

Trainer Chris Waller.

Stage is set for an intriguing showdown next week.

Leading trainer secures award at Tweed track

Winner of Race Two, The KBBC Maiden Handicap at Murwillumbah (Stellar Jewel ridden by Jag Guthman-chester).

Sponsorship has been sought after and the prizemoney has been great

Creedence sees it's time for a revival of family name

Creedence Donoghue will follow in her mums footsteps when she competes in barrel racing at the 2017 Bull and Bronc Spectacular.

Bulls and broncs on their way to Cabarita.

Triple treat for Mur'bah track

JUMPING: The start of the class 3 handicap (1530m) at Murwillumbah on Tuesday. The eventual winner is Royal Roulette in the red, white and blue silks in the middle of the pack.

Racing returns to Murwillumbah

Payne hoping to find Cup winner for women's syndicate

Michelle Payne after riding Prince Of Penzance to victory in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey will train for a women-only syndicate.

McIlroy forced out with rib problem

Northern Irishman out of this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Thomas cards 59 to join exclusive club

EXCLUSIVE CLUB: Justin Thomas became the youngest golfer to break 60 on the US PGA Tour.

American Justin Thomas breaks 60 in Hawaii

LISTEN: 'I was ready to win at that point'

IN ACTION: Charlie Dann at the Australian Master of the Amateurs in Melbourne.

Charlie Dann wins biggest title of his golfing career.

Woods says Trump can belt a golf ball

Tiger Woods lines up a putt.

Duo played at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida.