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  • Cambage leads Opals into World Cup quarter-finals with win over Turkey

    25 September 2018 12:55 PM 5

    Liz Cambage made a perfect start and the Australian Opals followed as they locked in a place in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain on Tuesday night. The Opals faced off with Turkey for top spot in their group and direct entry to the final eight and Cambage made her first 11 shots as Australia killed off the game before

  • Basketball Australia looks for new CEO as Anthony Moore departs

    25 September 2018 12:18 PM 4

    Basketball Australia will begin the search for a new chief executive with Anthony Moore to leave the role at the end of October. Moore and chairman Ned Coten sent word around basketball circles on Tuesday about Moore’s departure which will come at the BA annual general meeting on October 27. It’s not known what his next move will be but Moore is tipped

  • Melbourne United look to add import for NBA games

    25 September 2018 3:39 AM 16 1

    It's unlikely Melbourne import centre Josh Boone will play against Philadelphia as he recovers from a hamstring injury, which is why the team wants extra cover at the centre position. Boone could still play in the Toronto game but, either way, the team wants an additional big man. Melbourne coach Dean Vickerman said the club would keep its options open and also consider

  • Race-by-race preview and tips for Grafton on Tuesday

    24 September 2018 2:01 PM 8

    Looks the break-through race for local mare 3. Savanna Jeune. After debuting in a good quality maiden, has finished off okay at his last two and gets a lovely spot on the map here just off the speed. Dangers: Well-bred filly 10. Sleepy Heart was easy in betting at Ipswich on debut but still finished off nicely just behind the place-getters and drops

  • 'A good vibe in the room': Relaxed Eagles soak up Grand Final hype

    24 September 2018 11:35 AM 6

    "There's a lot more confidence in our players... and I think maturity in how they've handled themselves this year. Simpson had earlier beckoned West Coast supporters to Subiaco Oval for the club's final training session at the iconic WA footy venue, their last chance to farewell players before Saturday's decider and the Subiaco venue before it is demolished

  • Gymnastics Australia backflip on decision to leave ageing AIS

    24 September 2018 7:27 AM 7

    Gymnastics Australia has backflipped on its plan to abandon the AIS after a lack of viable options sparked fears a move could disrupt Olympic Games preparations. Gymnastics Australia chief executive Kitty Chiller confirmed the governing body has been assessing other facilities as she looked to avoid limping into the Tokyo Olympic Games. But Gymnastics

  • Melbourne City confirm Kellond Knight and Butt as they aim at fourth W-League

    24 September 2018 4:48 AM 7

    Melbourne City has carried all before it in the W-League for the past three seasons, and is hoping that it can continue to set the standard even with the loss of its captain coach from last season, Jess Fishlock, and Matildas defender Alanna Kennedy. In place of that high profile pair they have recruited Matildas stars Elise Kellond-Knight and Tameka

  • Opals continue to shine with win over Argentina

    23 September 2018 1:28 PM 8

    The Australian Opals made it two from two to start the FIBA Women’s World Cup with a thumping win over Argentina in Tenerife, Spain on Sunday night. With Liz Cambage (24 points, six rebounds) again dominant, and world cup rookies Sami Whitcomb (16 points, five assists), Ezi Magbegor (14 points, eight rebounds) and Alanna Smith (10 points, five rebounds)

  • Don't panic yet about European sprinters plundering Aussie races

    23 September 2018 12:24 PM 6

    That European bred bluebloods are simply classier animals than those produced in this hemisphere? That a trainer like Newmarket based Appleby, backed by the vast riches of the Godolphin Empire, has the resources to be as good or better than the Aussies when it comes to preparing sprinters? Hometown hero: Trainer Charlie Appleby claimed his first English

  • The Autumn Sun the one for the Australian Derby

    23 September 2018 6:43 AM 7

    Bred out of an Aga Khan-owned Galileo mare Azmiyna, The Autumn Sun brings together the best stallions of their generation in Australia and Europe and has the scope to be more dominant as the journeys get longer. The Autumn Sun has headed to Melbourne with the Caulfield Guineas as a target but Chris Waller will take no risks with the prized colt should