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  • No average Joe: Cameron Smith on course for a sizzling summer

    16 October 2018 10:19 AM 6

    For someone with such an extraordinary talent on the golf course, Cameron Smith couldn't have more ordinary pursuits when he gets the rare chance to put down the clubs. He likes to wash his cars, he says, and has developed a liking to tend to his lawn in Jacksonville, Florida. The 25-year-old does hail from Brisbane, where you can literally watch the grass

  • Goodwin out to prove Adelaide was the right call against Sydney FC

    16 October 2018 9:00 AM 5

    Craig Goodwin's time is now. After turning down an offer from Sydney FC in the off-season to return to Adelaide United, the lanky left-footer knows he has to dominate the A-League to cement himself as one of the country's best attacking players and realise his burning Socceroos ambitions. Sky Blues fans will be seeing a lot of Goodwin over the next couple

  • A-League expansion decision deferred but Canberra among favourites

    16 October 2018 8:47 AM 5

    A-League expansion has been put on ice with the announcement of two new teams to be pushed back. A delayed decision is expected next month which would likely push entry into the league back a season to 2020-21, but Canberra have firmed as one of the favourites. Canberra is the only ready-to-go bid with with a stadium deal, government support, a commitment

  • Canberra Capitals recruit Kia Nurse wins WNBL player of the week

    16 October 2018 6:00 AM 7

    Kia Nurse had made an immediate impact on the WNBL, winning the league's player of the week prize after a sizzling start to her Australian career. Nurse scored 26 points, including four of eight three-point attempts, as she led the Canberra Capitals to an opening-round win against the Sydney Flames. The 22-year-old has been playing for Canada since she was 16 and was taken

  • James McDonald to ride Melbourne Cup favourite Yucatan

    16 October 2018 2:21 AM 7

    James McDonald has been booked to ride Melbourne Cup favourite Yucatan by owner Lloyd Williams. McDonald was in the saddle for the Irish stayer's incredible Australian debut when he won the Herbert Power Stakes on Saturday, which earned him a 2.5kg penalty for the Melbourne Cup, a record penalty out of the group 3 race. The penalty meant the five-year-old

  • Sudanese refugees share special Socceroo debuts

    15 October 2018 11:14 PM 6

    Nine years ago, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil began to bond over football in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. They were two South Sudanese refugees who attended the same school, played for the same local club and their families were linked together through their community. On Tuesday morning, Deng and Mabil made their international debuts for Australia together

  • Bright start for Socceroos, but Arnold says there's more work to do

    15 October 2018 9:36 PM 6

    Goals were all that mattered for Graham Arnold but after Australia put four past Kuwait in his first game in charge, the new Socceroos coach says there is still a lot more to come. Arnold’s return to international soccer began brightly, with the Socceroos cruising to a 4-0 win away to Kuwait in a friendly match that showed plenty of promise for a successful

  • Australians keep everyone guessing on final XI to face Pakistan

    15 October 2018 8:12 PM 5

    Abu Dhabi: Australia are set to wait until the morning of the second Test to name their XI despite a prediction from the opposition captain that the pitch would play similarly to that witnessed in the first Test in Dubai. Captain Tim Paine had earlier revealed the tourists were considering playing a third quick - one of Brendan Doggett or Michael Neser

  • The Everest winner insists new deal with Redzel 'very possible'

    15 October 2018 5:19 AM 6

    "We were one of the first to sign on as a slotholder and we were very happy to support this new initiative," Zhang said. "We knew we had to come in for three years and and we did that with no reservations. We're already looking forward to next year and we have already said we are already willing to sign on for a further three years. "There has been lots of [congratulations

  • Could Moody have been Godophin's main man? He never got to find out

    15 October 2018 1:36 AM 7

    Australian horse players have become used to seeing Godolphin's English trainer Charlie Appleby come out and mop up some of the spring carnival's big prizes in recent years. But could it have been Black Caviar's trainer Peter Moody arriving on these shores every 12 months to supervise the Blue Army's raid on the lucrative Melbourne carnival? Moody revealed