Australia's top climber to share tales of Everest

EXTREME: Mountaineer Andrew Lock will speak at a charity event on Sunday in Marcoola to help raise money for the Australian Himalayan Foundation.

AUSTRALIA'S greatest mountaineer to speak on Sunday

Titans star Chris McQueen visits Noosa

GOOD SPORT: Gold Coast Titans' Chris McQueen enjoys a coffee from Zabe Espresso Bar in Tewantin.

Gold Coast Titans star visits noosa for a little R and R

Melanie is eager for life and wants you to be too

FIT IT IN: Nutritionist Melanie Eager wants others to be inspired to exercise .

Pomona woman runs from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast

Learn to kitesurf in school holidays

Adventure Sports Kitesurf Australia is the only licensed kitesurfing school in Noosa.

LOOKING for the perfect school holiday thrill or a new hobby?

Catch a wave for mental health

SURF'S UP: OneWave will host an afternoon session later this month to raise awareness for mental health.

Noosa surf group needs your help to break down mental health stigmas

Cheika dressed up as clown after All Blacks whop Wallabies

Relations between the Wallabies and the All Blacks have disintegrated amidst accusations of dressing rooms being bugged with listening devices.

Olympic swimmer thanks stranger who spotted cancerous mole

Australian Olympic team gold medalist Mack Horton is welcomed home from Rio de Janeiro on his return from the XXXI Summer Olympics, in Sydney.

Stranger watching television spotted the cancerous mole

Spurs boss wants to keep Alli's wild side

Tottenham's Dele Alli has been booked only once this season.

Tottenham going for a spot at the top of the EPL.

Alarming facts about the Wallabies' Eden Park drought

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw with the Bledisloe Cup in 2015.

Much has happened since the Wallabies beat the All Blacks in 1986.

Reds' former Victory star to face old side

Jesse Makarounas of Adelaide competes for the ball with Dimas Delgado of the Wanderers.

Jesse Makarounas played 36 times for the Victory.

Kiwis plan easy run for Pentathlon in Gold Cup

CHANGE OF PLAN: Connections hope new riding tactics will help Pentathlon (No.9) in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup.

Connections hoping change in tactics will put Pentathlon in the mix.

Roar looking to come back from thrashing

BAN SERVED: Brisbane will be looking to captain Matt McKay for inspiration.

John Aloisi expects a tough contest from the Central Coast Mariners.

Jeff Horn goes from bully fighter to world beater

Welterweight boxer Jeff Horn goes through some training moves after a press conference in Brisbane.

Aussie at No.3 in the WBO rankings and can go higher this month.

Chaz Mostert has another mountain to climb

Chaz Mostert is rapt to be back on the mountain.

Driver describes Mount Panorama as more akin to a roller-coaster.

Will Davison: Mountain high, history steep

FAMILY TRADITION: Will Davison will contest his 13th Bathurst 1000 this weekend on the track where he drove alongside the late great Peter Brock in 2004 and won with Garth Tander in 2009.

Bathurst holds a particularly special place in the heart of Davison

Meninga tackles his family's past

Rugby league great Mal Meninga traces his ancestry in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

League great keen to take on the challenge.

Bulldogs win helps drive Supercars star Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin is heading to Bathurst in pursuit of a maiden win on the famous circuit.

Rising star looking to conquer own mountain

Who has the longest drought in Australian sport?

The Sydney Swans celebrate winning the 2005 AFL grand final against West Coast.

We look at the teams that have endured the longest waits for glory.

Cahill sets the benchmark for nation's athletes

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City celebrates after scoring against the Victory.

In every respect Tim Cahill delivered on his A-League debut.

Still some big 'ifs' over Postecoglou's Socceroos

Tomas Rogic of Australia and Genki Haraguchi of Japan contest possession during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

Coach wants Australia to one day challenge for a World Cup.

Fans deserve better from superbrat Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios of Australia was warned by the umpire at the Shanghai Masters that he had to at least make out he was trying.

Aussie put in a bizarre display at the Shanghai Masters.

Good riddance Andrew, our game doesn't need you

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks celebrates following his team's win over the Storm in the NRL grand final.

Fifita was a controversial non-selection in the Kangaroos squad.

Underdog story had to be seen to be believed

Robert Murphy (left) and Easton Wood with the premiership trophy at Whitten Oval for the Western Bulldogs' reception after the 2016 AFL grand final.

So fairytales do exist. Dreams can come true.

'A larrikin who loved life and loved the game'

Former Australian rules footballer and Test cricketer Max Walker displays his trademark bowling action in the Long Room at the Melbourne Cricket Club in Melbourne.

Max Walker was the perfect foil for Lillee and Thomson.

Vaughan signs three-year deal with the Dragons

Paul Vaughan of the Raiders looks for an offload. He has agreed to join the Dragons next year.

The forward has represented NSW Country for the past three years.

Bennett wants my job, says Meninga

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga answers questions at a press conference.

Kangaroos boss turns up the heat on England rival.

Police raids linked to Eels salary cap dramas

NRL player manager Wayne Beavis leaves his home in Sydney on Thursday.

NSW police searched the homes and offices of prominent agents.

Gillett stepped things up a notch this year: ex-Kangaroo

IN FORM: Matt Gillett is tackled by Thomas Leuluai, Isaac Luke and Tohu Harris during Australia's win over New Zealand at Perth on, Saturday.

BRIBIE Island product Matt Gillett in form for Four Nations.

Some gains, some losses as Falcons roster takes shape

CHANGING CLUBS: Guy Hamilton is leaving Easts Tigers to join the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

CLUB recruits halves, loses tough forward Murphy.

Raiders offer to help get Coal Train back on tracks

Dave Taylor during a Gold Coast Titans training session last year.

Canberra has thrown Dave Taylor a train-and-trial lifeline.

Hawks finally get their man O'Meara

New Hawks recruit Jaeger O'Meara poses at Waverley Park.

Hawthorn and Gold Coast reach agreement after a tense stand-off.

Rockliff to stay with Lions under new coach

Tom Rockliff of the Brisbane Lions will be staying put.

Former skipper had been at the centre of trade speculation.

Suns add Hanley to midfield ranks

Former Brisbane Lion Pearce Hanley has been traded to the Gold Coast Suns.

Gold Coast "rapt” to have Pearce Hanley on board.

Pogba-inspired United brushes aside Fenerbahce

Manchester United's Eric Bailly challenges Fenerbahce's Robin van Persie during their UEFA Europa League Group A match.

Robin van Persie celebrates Old Trafford return with a goal.

Melbourne City sweating on fitness of star man

Nicolas Colazo of Melbourne City FC is in doubt to face the Glory because of an ear problem.

Marquee player Nicolas Colazo battling an ear infection.

Messi hat-trick ruins Guardiola's return to Barcelona

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League Group C match against Manchester City at the Camp Nou.

Argentine superstar capitalised on some Manchester City errors.

Fire skipper returns to Noosa for 2017 season

REUNITED: Grant de Chastel and Kevin A'Herne-Evans will be at Noosa in 2017.

de Chastel looking forward to working with A'Herne-Evans again.

Foxes on brink of Champions League knockout stage

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores against FC Copenhagen goalkeeper Robin Olsen during their UEFA Champions League Group G match.

Leicester City records 1-0 home win over FC Copenhagen.

Napoli with chance to set Champions League record

Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri.

Italian side could qualify from its group after only three games.

Coast product with chance to make mark on Steyn

STEAMING IN: Coast product James Bazley will face the toughest test of his cricket career tomorrow.

Gun local cricketer with opportunity to shine against South Africa

Injured Steketee out of Matador Cup final

Injured Bulls fast bowler Mark Steketee (centre) will miss the one-day cup final on Sunday.

Mark Steketee is out of the Bulls squad for the Matador Cup final.

Scorchers bowlers up for the challenge in state first grade

SENDING ONE DOWN: Scorchers player Kobi Griggs in action.

Region's top cricket team faces a test at Ipswich.

Starc warning as quick prepares for comeback

Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc bowls in a practice session.

Bowler ready for his comeback in Sheffield Shield opener.

Nambour must fight to survive

ALL-ROUNDER: Nambour bowler Nick Wallace needs to show his strengths with the bat if Nambour is to survive against Gympie tomorrow.

Gympie have finger on the trigger in SCCA Divison 1.

Proteas on Starc watch

HOMEWORK TIME: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is preparing to take on Mitchell Starc.

Proteas will have do their homework on star bowler Mitchell Starc

Tough defence helps Diamonds finish series with a win

The Australian Diamonds have taken out the Constellation Cup for the fourth straight year, edging the Silver Ferns 49-45 in a heated finale in Invercargill.

Ferns preparing to unleash new tactic in series finale

Caitlin Bassett of Australia and Anna Harrison of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

New Zealand has trialled the new move in training this week.

Flinders claims Queensland schools netball double

CHAMPS: The victorious Flinders firsts team.

Matthew Flinders boasts primary and secondary school netball crowns.

Diamonds coach slams Channel Nine

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander speaks to her players.

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander slams push for two-point shot.

Diamonds coach concerned by burn-out despite Test win

Gabi Simpson of Australia challenges Grace Rasmussen of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Lisa Alexander believes the Constellation Cup schedule poses a risk.

Bassett fires as Diamonds edge closer to victory

SHINING DIAMOND: Caitlin Bassett will play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning in its first season.

Lightning coach Taurua labels star shooter a 'dominant force'.

Taurua takes first look at Coast netball ranks

The new Sunshine Coast netball team has been announced. The Lightning coach Noeline Taurua with M'Lea Michael, Paige Francis and Kate Ward.   Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Lightning players and coach cast eye over region's talent.

Cox Plate contender Yankee Rose has that x-factor

SHE was largely unwanted but Coast horse Yankee Rose now has almost $2 million in earnings and is poised for one of the greatest races.

Hartnell ready to challenge Winx

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, goes through her paces in trackwork ahead of the Cox Plate.

Winx is worthy of her place as favourite.

Hartnell ready to challenge Winx

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, goes through her paces in trackwork ahead of the Cox Plate.

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, is worthy of her place as favourite.

Punters can't get enough of Winx

Hugh Bowman (centre) rides Winx to victory in the Caulfield Stakes earlier this month.

The five-year-old to start the shortest-price favourite since 2010.

Yankee Rose bringing 'A-game' to Cox Plate, says trainer

Jockey Dean Yendall on Yankee Rose celebrates winning the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.

David Vandyke gives his dual Group 1 winner a chance.

Yankee Rose in top shape for Cox Plate

IN FORM: Jockey Dean Yendall on Yankee Rose.

Sunshine Coast filly poised to take on champion Winx.

Favourites satisfied with Cox Plate barrier draw

James McDonald rides Hartnell to the barrier for the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington earlier this month.

Winx to jump from No.3 and Hartnell in No.7.

Dann gets out of comfort zone at Queensland Open

A SELECTION of Sunshine Coast players will contest the state's top golf event.

Scott hoping to go one better in Kuala Lumpur

Adam Scott was the runner-up at last year's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur.

The world No.6 was runner-up in Malaysia last year.

Ko gives caddie the boot

Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

World No.1 has split with Australian Jason Hamilton.

Woods 'can't push it' on road to recovery, says Day

Tiger Woods laughs with Jason Day before at last year's British Open at St Andrews in Scotland.

Jason Day says Tiger Woods will not be back on tour until next year.