ORGANISERS are confident of an influx of riders to see out the FNQ Enduro and Minjin Cup season after what some are describing as the most exciting week in Cairns's mountain bike history since 1996.
IT pays to be a good student - just ask the lucky youngsters who received a one-hour rugby league clinic with NRL star Greg Inglis at Barlow Park this week.
TAIPANS favourite Aaron Grabau is considering retirement to become a police officer, the foundation Snake admitting it would be a hard but inevitable decision to give away the gamejl he loves
THE Cairns District Rugby League will hold a tribunal hearing tonightinto the events surrounding the abandonment of last Friday night's clash between the Mossman-Port Douglas Sharks and Southern Suburbs at Alley Park.
HOSTING the 2014 and 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup should help establish the region as a permanent destination on the sport's map, according to Cairns Mountain Bike Club president Frank Falappi.
THE Northern Pride dispelled any fears they were descending into a form slump by beating reigning premiers the Wynnum Manly Seagulls 20-6 at BMD Kougari Oval in Brisbane yesterday.
NEW Marlins coach Jamie Pearlman has been in the job for two weeks and already understands the love-hate relationship that the occupation can bring.
THE concept was a winner last year and organisers hope the expanded version of AFL Cairns' Dreamtime by the Sea will further support and raise awareness for reconciliation in the community.
PORT Douglas Carnivale's flagship sporting events are in full swing this weekend, with the final day of the Exemplar Clipper Cup regatta today, followed by the kick-off of the Carnivale Tennis Cup and Carnivale Golf Tournament on Sunday.
THE Cairns women's hockey team will welcome back 10 experienced faces for this weekend's double-header against Townsville after the side's unsuccessful campaign at Brisbane's State Open Championships last month.
IT is smack bang in the middle of the NBL off-season, but the phone of Taipans assistant coach Mick Downer is running off the hook.
THE Taipans have procured another rising Australian star from the Saint Mary's College production line, with 22-year-old forward Mitchell Young confirming a two-year deal with the Cairns NBL club yesterday.
HOOKER Jason Roos and Cowboys halfback Robert Lui will return to the Intrust Super Cup to bolster the Northern Pride for their away clash against defending premiers Wynnum Manly Seagulls on Sunday.
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