Tom has the right Touch

TOUCH OF CLASS: Touch football player, Tom Bannister has been selected in the South-West Queensland Swans 16 Years Boys representative team.

Tom Bannister makes South-West Queensland Swans 16 Years Boys side

Roma and District Tennis Club runs soft launch of new courts

ALL IN THE COURT: Mark Huntley, Matt Smith and Baden Waldron of the Roma Tennis Club help out with the redevelopment of the Tennis courts on Sunday.

The Roma Tennis Club will re-open tonight in a 'soft launch'.

League of their own

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: The Dalby Devils U16s took out the Presidents Cup against Kingaroy.

ALL Dalby Rugby League teams were victorious on the weekend.

Weightlifting priest challenges grandson, wins gold

FIGHTING FIT: Retired Uniting Church Minister, Iven Hewett won gold at the Australian Powerlifting Championships in Melbourne.

Minister who challenged grandson to weightlifting comp wins gold.

Emilee Cherry thanks Roma for 'amazing' support

GOLDEN GIRLS: Emilee Cherry (far right) has thanked Roma for their support during Australia's successful Olympic campaign.

Emilee Cherry has praised the support she received from Roma.

Chinchilla Bears tear Hawks down

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Chinchilla Bears triumphant over South Toowoomba Hawks.

Trainer's fortune goes for Miles

BEVAN OF GLORY: Jockey Scott Sheargold and trainer Bevan Johnson with Gladstone Newmarket winner Blue Jest.

Miles trainer steals the show at Gladstone Cup Day.

Wheatmen secure minor premiership

TRY TIME: Broc Turner goes over for a try for Dalby against USQ in Downs Rugby Risdon Cup round 17 rugby union at USQ Oval.

The Wheatmen marched over the USQ Saints.

OLSCC junior netball team unbeatable at tournament

UNBEATABLE: The OLSCC Year 5 Netball team won the Catholic School Netball Competition in Toowoomba.

OLSCC Year Five girls have had impressive netball success.

Nic Beveridge embraces 'second life'

Nic Beveridge has turned adversity into a great adventure that will take him to Rio.

Nadal to start campaign at Brisbane International

Rafael Nadal will be one of the headline acts in Brisbane next January.

Nadal to start campaign at Brisbane International

Gulaptis: Greyhound racing ban a 'human tragedy'

Greyhound racing has been a large part of Australian culture for many years. This photo essay explores a night at the greyhounds. It tries to capture the sights, sounds and atmosphere of this well known past time. Photo Contributed

"It’s a human tragedy to see good people lose their jobs"

Rio 2016: All-star welcome for Aussies returning home

Australian Olympic team gold medalist Mack Horton is welcomed home from Rio de Janeiro on his return from the XXXI Summer Olympics, in Sydney (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

Turnbull, Shorten, Peter Cosgrove greet Australian athletes

Wallabies' shocking losing streak against the All Blacks

It's been more than a decade since they beat the All Blacks at home

Our Taliqua parties in Rio as Olympics come to close

HARD STORY: Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy give their thoughts on their last game at the RIO Olympics.

South Burnett Olympian parties on as Olympics close

RIO 2016: Boomers gutted after one point loss

David Anderson after the Boomers fell to Spain in the final seconds. Photo: Getty /Christian Petersen

It was a cruel end to possibly their greatest Games campaign

Former gymnast dives in at the deep end

MAKING A SPLASH: Domonic Bedggood is making his Olympic debut in Rio.

Bedggood lining up in the 10m platform.

Mary Hanna set to Boogie at fifth Olympic Games

DISTINGUISHED CAREER: Mary Hanna with Boogie Woogie 6 and Umbro, which are both qualified to compete at Rio. Hanna, 61, will be competing in her fifth Olympics and is Australia's oldest competitor at the Games.

Hanna is already planning to compete at the Tokyo 2020

Worth aiming high in archery competition

ALL FOCUS: Australia's Taylor Worth at the 2012 Games.

Selection bitter-sweet after great mate missed out.

Denny takes the long road to Rio

WINDING UP: Queenslander Matthew Denny competes in the men's discus throw during the Australian Athletics Championships in April.

Queenslander claimed national title in April.

Rayner fighting fit for Rio

POWER-PACKED: Chloe Rayner in action during competition at the national titles.

Teen tore hamstring tendon off her pelvic bone in lead-up.

'Old man' takes up challenge of his fifth Olympics

AGE SHALL NOT WEARY HIM: Martin Marinov (left) will partner Ferenc Szekszardi in the C2 1000m in Rio, as well as taking on the C1 1000m.

Aussie the oldest canoeing athlete to compete at an Olympics.

An open letter to Mr Sam Thaiday

Sam Thaiday will play his 250th game.

HEY Sam, I want to set the record straight.

Sam jokes his way to major landmark

Tony Durkin and Sam Thaiday at the 2006 NRL grand final.

Endearing trait was that he never took himself seriously.

Half as many reasons for Gus to be excited

Nathan Cleary in action for the Panthers.

Gould suggests the NRL establish an academy for emerging halfbacks

Contenders suddenly have big holes to fill

Nic Naitanui limbs from Domain Stadium in Perth.

Jack Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Giles come on down.

Players and fans left to bemoan NRL judiciary

NASTY INCIDENT: Blood pours from Brisbane Broncos player Corey Parker's mouth during their round 24 NRL game against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium.

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday admits he is totally confused.

Morris puts club before cash in rare selfless act

CLUB FIRST: Brett Morris will leave a decision on his participation in the Four Nations up to his Bulldogs coach Des Hasler.

Decision on Four Nations availability to be left to coach.

Bones crunched and rattled in bruising finals clash

Comets hardman Matt Cheeseman is taken in a strong tackle by Jake Frame and Adam Slater during the Grafton Ghosts and Coffs Harbour Comets Group 2 qualifying final at Frank McGuren Field.

Ghosts question refereeing decisions in nailbiting clash.

'Just Bledi Awful' - Aussie media react to thrashing

'Blackout! Wallabies embarrassed by All Blacks'

Ingebrigtsen to leave Hervey Bay Seagulls for Cairns

ONE MORE JOB: Tye Ingebrigtsen wants to win before the BRL premiership before he moves to Cairns in November.

Hervey Bay Seagulls coach Tye Ingebrigtsen will leave the club.

Cameras to clean up dirty behaviour in football

CHANGE: MDRL chairman Troy Rovelli fed-up with issues in junior league.

Junior refs to get cameras to keep an eye on behaviour

Vital questions about Hayne's NRL move need to be answered

Anthony "Bomber'' Breeze

Fan insights into NRL star's club switch

Cronk to be a Storm-man for life

Melbourne game-breaker Cooper Cronk

The champion halfback has signed with the Storm until 2018

AFL clubs rocked by death of masters player

An AFL player died after being tackled during a game. Picture: Seven News

45-year-old died after getting up from a tackle

Sport scientist at centre of Essendon scandal shot at

Bullett holes at the Ascot Vale house where former sport scientist Stephen Dank was shot and injured in Melbourne, Saturday, July, 23, 2016.

Stephen Dank has been shot at while he slept

The enigma that is Stef Martin - the Lions' lone wolf

Martin hasn’t had the easiest of AFL careers.

Three dead during Colombian soccer win celebrations

Colombia's celebration of victory has ended in death

Portugal win Euro Cup despite Ronaldo heartbreak

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, bottom, celebrates with team mates winning the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016.

So the one-man team become European champions

VIDEO: Iceland's stunning welcome for national heroes

Football team celebrates with fans.

TO vikings, this was a time to honour victory, not to mourn defeat.

Second Brexit: Iceland forces UK out of Euro 2016

England coach Roy Hodgson salutes Wayne Rooney as he leaves the pitch to be replaced during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between England and Iceland, at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Fans chant: "You're not fit to wear the shirt" at the final whistle.

Footballer given brown...I mean, red card for farting

Swedish soccer player Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was given a red card for breaking wind deliberately

‘What, am I not allowed to break wind a little?’

WATCH: Matildas swap the pitch for the tarmac

Westfield Matildas players Katrina Gorry (left) and Clare Polkinghorne swapped the football pitch for the tarmac as they took a tour of RAAF Base Amberley before jetting off to Rio next month.

MATILDA stars take a break from training before heading to Rio.

WATCH: As the Queensland Bulls celebrate their All-Star win

Bulls Masters Batsman Joe Burns salutes the crowd at Harrup Park after scoring a century.

Australian cricket greats give Mackay a thumbs up after game

FEATURE: Michael Kasprowicz goes from bowling to business

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Michael Kasprowicz mastering business

Gabba set to host pink-ball Shield game

AUSTRALIAN quick bowler James Pattinson with the pink ball before the historic day-night Test against New Zealand in Adelaide last summer. Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images.

BRISBANE is set for plenty of day-night cricket in the longer format

OPINION: One-off Test more like a big yawn fest

Sunshine Coast Daily staff journalists.Scott SawyerPhoto: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

I’m going to do something I don’t tend to do much.

The two batsmen who'll decide tonight's T20 world final

They're the two batsmen who'll decide the T20 World Cup

OUR SAY: 20 overs all too much for Aussies

India's Virat Kohli, left, and teammate MS Dhoni, right, are congratulated by Australia's James Faulkner after winning their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match by six wickets in Mohali, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

National team still not taking shorter form of game seriously

Sport codes kick off commitment to tackle domestic violence

FOOTY and netball players, their coaches and support crews and their fans will be kicking major goals towards ending domestic violence.

2014 St George Netball Association Presentation Night

Shonay Lomas wins the Janelle Webster Trophy for 2014 overall best and fairest player, pictured alongside trophy donor Max Webster and St George Netball vice-president Di Pain

St George netball players, coaches and supporters gather for the 2014 Presentation...

Gymkhana success for Dalby

AFTER being cancelled two weeks ago due to wet weather, the Dalby Pony Club's Gymkhana was held on Saturday in perfect conditions.

Chinchilla trio off to equestrian champs

Chinchilla girls; Ashley Sturgess, Alisha Griffith and Holly Sturgess with pony Barney are all off to represent Queensland at the National Interschool Equestrian Championships.

Chinchilla horse riders off to national equestrian championships.

Poetic justice for 'Henry' Lawson's 100 to 1 chance

BREAKING THROUGH: Wayne Lawsone-trained Nautile ridden by Alan Chau makes his move from the rails to claim back to back Maclean Cups by a neck over a fast finishing Con Karkatsanis-trained Bells of War on the 2016 Maclean Cup Day.

MACLEAN CUP: "This might be my last winner."

Kilkivan rider second in 80km endurance championship

ENDURING ENTHUSIASM: Fiona Fenech from Lower Wonga, in the Kilkivan district, placed second in the 80km event of the endurance championships.
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Long-term Kilkivan district horse rider takes silver over the 80km.

New Racing Queensland board announced

Three new appointments have been made to the Racing Queensland board

Pony club pays tribute to Billie

YOUNG STAR: 12-year-old Billie Kinder. 
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Former Whitsunday local 12-year-old Billie Kinder has died.

Horses freed but Bruce Highway heavily congested

Northbound traffic is banking up fast