THE REGION'S BEST

BROTHERS AT THE NET: Dan and Nathan and Cooke will compete in today's weekends Champion of Champions event.

Talent from CQ will battle it out at big tennis event

Clinton players are keen to maintain rage

Clinton's Mitch Innocend will miss Saturday night's match.

Premier League returns to Gladstone

Aleisha's on track for dual goals

HAPPY: Aleisha is all smiles and has much to look forward to.

Yet another star in the making in Gladstone's sports scene.

State honours for West who is CQ's best

GUN BARREL STRAIGHT: David West in action in the Goats' first win last weekend against Cap Coast Crocs.

Local player to represent Queensland

It's a bug's buzz at Benaraby Dragway

BEST OF THE BUGS: Karen Euston, Jeff Breadsell, Roslyn Jannusch and Nat Wilson, Ricky Rowe, Michael Whitmore and Todd Martin have their VW's set and ready to race at the Benaraby Bug In.

Drivers from up and down the coast will test their cars.

Biggest test is yet to come for CrossFit teen

GOALS IN MIND: CrossFit Gladstone coach Shane Orr and with 17-year-old Will Kearney.

GLADSTONE athlete places well in CrossFit qualifiers.

Must-win derby for Valleys and Brothers

SEASON OVER: Valleys centre Sam Smith broke his hand and got sent to the sin bin against Biloela.

INJURY-hit Valleys face an improving Brothers side.

100 people turn out for State of Origin event

100 people attended the Brookwater Golf And Country Club's second State of Origin event on Wednesday.

Brookwater hosts its second State of Origin dinner event

Who's in the frame to replace JT for Origin decider?

Cameron Munster of the Storm.

Maroons need a new five-eighth after Thurston was ruled out.

Johnathan Thurston to miss the rest of season

Jonathan Thurston of the Maroons reacts after his match-winning kick in Origin II.

Champion halfback reportedly requires surgery to fix his shoulder.

Cooper lauds JT's toughness in Origin epic

Johnathan Thurston (left) and Gavin Cooper celebrate the Maroons' victory in Origin II.

Johnathan Thurston inspired his troops with his mental strength.

Selectors way off the mark with man-of-the-match pick

Dane Gagai of the Maroons is tackled by Josh Jackson of the Blues.

Wrong man-of-the-match was named, and he was from wrong team.

Mackay's Dane Gagai helps keep Origin series alive

Maroons winger Dane Gagai scored a double whammy during State of Origin Game II against the NSW Blues at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Wednesday night.

Mackay's Dane Gagai scored double whammy in Origin Game II

Horn can do a Rocky and stun Pacquiao

Jeff Horn could become an instant sport icon if he beats Manny Pacquiao in the Battle of Brisbane on July 2

Sharks lock Andrew Fifita into new long-term deal

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks.

Test star set to finish his NRL career at Cronulla.

Broncos forced into reshuffle after Boyd sidelined

Injured Brisbane Broncos captain Darius Boyd.

Kiwi Test utility Jordan Kahu to play fullback against Raiders.

Wallabies debutant indebted to veterans

Jack Dempsey of the Waratahs.

Jack Dempsey has credited duo for helping him fulfil dream.

Freo dealt Fyfe blow ahead of Cats clash

Dockers captain Nathan Fyfe gets a handball away against the Kangaroos.

Star midfielder ruled out due to injury.

Gary Ablett's 300th on hold after failing fitness test

Gold Coast Suns player Gary Ablett.

Veteran was due to take on St Kilda in his milestone match.

Physical Cameroon puts Socceroos' cup run in jeopardy

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: Australia coach Ange Postecoglou knows the Socceroos must beat South American champions Chile

The Socceroos have to beat the South American champions Chile

'I did not think this would ever happen in my wildest dreams'

Giants defender Bec Bulley. Photo: Getty Images

Bulley prepares for Super Netball premliminary final with Giants

Cathy Freeman finds her love for athletics again

Former track and field athlete Cathy Freeman is a 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ambassador.

Golden girl is an ambassador for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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.

Selectors way off the mark with man-of-the-match pick

Dane Gagai of the Maroons is tackled by Josh Jackson of the Blues.

Wrong man-of-the-match was named, and he was from wrong team.

Backs to the wall, Lions made best of bad situation

EX-LIONS: Sam Docherty is a lock for All-Australian selection this year.

Credit where credit's due when it comes to Brisbane recruiting

Michael Ennis: NSW facing a much sterner test

DANGER MAN: The Maroons will attempt to keep Blues fullback James Tedesco quiet in tonight's clash.

NSW preparing for a much sterner test, writes NSW great.

Justin Hodges: Maroons need to stick to game plan

DESERVED CALL-UP: Maroons debutant Jarrod Wallace has done a great job for the Titans since leaving the Broncos.

Big names know how to get the job done when pressure is on.

Greg Martin: World Cup heartache still drives Scots

Israel Folau was one of the Wallabies' best against Fiji.

Wallabies should prepare for some angry Scotsmen in Sydney.

Never misjudge a Maroon: lessons from the '95 'nuffies'

Queensland Maroons debutant Tim Glasby answers questions at a press conference in Brisbane.

We should be cautious about pre-judging team, writes Tony Durkin.

Bennett blasts Hayne for Origin blunder

Jarryd Hayne (left) of the Blues pats Johnathan Thurston of the Maroons on the head.

NSW star butchered what should have been the knockout blow.

Billy Slater makes bold call on his Origin future

Billy Slater of the Maroons runs with ball during State of Origin game two.

Maroon has no plans to follow Johnathan Thurston into the sunset.

Report card: Hayne's night of horrors

Billy Slater of the Maroons (left) and Jarryd Hayne of the Blues challenge for a high ball.

We evaluate the performance of every aspect of the losing NSW side.

Report card: Walters masterstroke laid platform for Maroons

Dylan Napa of the Maroons is tackled by Nathan Peats (left) and David Klemmer of the Blues.

We review every facet of Queensland's game in Origin II.

How Toowoomba helped Maroons win Origin

Cowboys player Johnathan Thurston.

Toowoomba connection that helped make him a game-winning champion

Andrew Johns: Blues had 'dumbest half of football' ever

Andrew Johns unloads on NSW players after the loss.

“It’s the dumbest half of football NSW have played."

Bombers forward to miss Swans showdown

Cale Hooker of the Bombers.

Cale Hooker unavailable because of a finger injury.

Rising star has Lions teammate in awe

Ryan Lester of the Lions celebrates a goal against Essendon in round two.

Ryan Lester has the best seat in the house.

AFL previews for round 14

Lance Franklin of the Swans will be a handful for the Bombers.

Terry Mallinder takes a look at this weekend's games.

Tragic death still haunts Cameroon 14 years on

Cameroon's Marc Vivien Foe (left) fights for the ball with Argentina's Juan Veron in 2002.

Africans' game against Australia comes a day before the anniversary.

Roar re-signs key defensive duo

Avram Papadopoulos of the Brisbane Roar.

Avram Papadopoulos and Michael Theo have recommitted to club.

Melbourne set to host vital Socceroos qualifier

The Socceroos line up before their 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier against Saudi Arabia at the Adelaide Oval.

AAMI Park on verge of being announced as venue for Thailand clash.

Postecoglou won't field first XI against Cameroon

Australia players exercise during a training session in St. Petersburg in Russia. Photo:AP

"I don't think the Cameroon game's going to be any easier”

Socceroos tempted to go with Kruse control

IMPACT PLAYER: Australia's Robbie Kruse could start for the Socceroos in the Confederations Cup showdown with Cameroon.

It's do or die for the Socceroos in the Confederations Cup

Socceroos into the unknown against Cameroon

Mathew Leckie is a likely starter against Cameroon.

Socceroos into the unknown against Cameroon

Champions Trophy fairytale comes true for Pakistan

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates after claiming the catch to dismiss the last of the Indian batsmen in the ICC Champions Trophy final at The Oval in London.

Bottom-ranked side springs upset in tournament decider

The long history between cricket's greatest foes

India captain Virat Kohli marks a half-century in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final against Bangladesh.

India and Pakistan to meet in Champions Trophy decider.

Agar called in for out-of-favour O'Keefe on Bangladesh tour

Ashton Agar during a nets session at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Recurrence of a stress fracture has ruled Mitchell Starc out.

Seccombe to coach Queensland Bulls

Phil Jaques quit as Queensland coach earlier this year.

Wade Seccombe is the new coach of the Queensland Bulls.

WATCH: Kohli and Sharma shine as India powers into final

India captain Virat Kohli (right) and Rohit Sharma celebrate at the end of the ICC Champions Trophy semi against Bangladesh at Edgbaston.

Defending champion has powered into Champions Trophy decider.

More twists and surprise to come in Champions Trophy?

Bangladesh's Mosaddek Hossain, centre, is the team's leading wicket taker in the Champions Trophy.

THREE teams left in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Ramsay changes her focus towards school titles

UNDER-19 Claws captain shifts focus to Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball Championships.

Super Netball on hold for Commonwealth Games

The Sunshine Coast Lightning won the inaugural Super Netball grand final against the Giants on Saturday.

SUPER Netball faces a 10-month wait before a return to action.

Firebirds swoop on rising star

Former Queensland Firebirds and Australia captain Laura Geitz (right) is yet to make an announcement about her playing future.

Queensland Firebirds reveal player list

Lightning captain stepped out of comfort zone and thrived

CAPTAIN: Geva Mentor.

Lighting's defence was crucial in its grand final win.

Speed helps Lightning to inaugural title win

SOAKING IT IN: Laura Langman of the Lightning celebrates the win.

Speed and quick passing key to success.

Mentor braced for clash with Giants shooter in final

OPPONENTS: Giants shooter Kristina Brice and Lightning Geva Mentor during their last encounter at Sydney Olympic Park.

Lightning captain ready for a grand final test.

Coaches prepare for battle of wits in super final

COACH: Noeline Taurua.

One has won five titles and the other has one.

Stablehand kicked out of Turf Club for improper conduct

IMPROPER conduct during a race meeting at Clifford Park racecourse has resulted in a six-month disqualification for licenced stablehand Alana Aspinall.

Michelle Payne will remember Ascot ride 'forever'

Michelle Payne with Kaspersky at Royal Ascot.

Payne was gobsmacked at the pageantry of the Royal meeting.

Clearly the one to beat for Group 1 Stradbroke?

Jockey Hugh Bowman riding Clearly Innocent (6) to win the Group 1 Darley Kingsford-Smith Cup during the Darley Kingsford Smith Cup Day. Photo: AAP

Waller duo Mackintosh and Counterattack also in the running

Ten years on and it's getting bigger

CRAFT: Alex Muller at the Calliope camp draft last year. The weather is expected to be perfect with cool days and chilly nights.

Horsemanship test for hundreds of riders

McEvoy to pilot Mackintosh in Group 1 at Doomben

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy and Egg Tart claim the Group 1 Queensland Oaks at Doomben. Picture: AAP

McEvoy said Waller had done a massive job with the filly

City's racing future sealed as jockeys rejoice

RACING AHEAD: An artist's impression of the Bundamba Racetrack redevelopment.

$13 million package will change the face of Ipswich racing forever

EXCLUSIVE: $13M cash injection for iconic Ipswich club

GOOD TIMES AHEAD: Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching will be a happy man today when a $13 million funding injection into the club is announced by Grace Grace.

Shock funding announcement to be made today

Brooks Koepka wins US Open golf title

BROOKS Koepka has won his first major championship with victory at the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Harman in front on crowded US Open leaderboard

Brian Harman leads the US Open by one shot.

AMERICAN Brian Harman takes lead at US Open.

Carnage at US Open as world's top three sent packing

Jason Day, of Australia, reacts on the ninth hole during the second round of the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Marc Leishman set to be the only Aussie to make the cut.

Cody's focus is clear as day

TALENT: Cody Anderson is this week's Yaralla Junior Sports Star and looks up to Jason Day.

True blue youngster's dream days on green