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8 October 2018 5:32 AM The Everest, Caulfield Guineas to be split to avoid scheduling farce

The Melbourne Racing Club is likely to run their four group 1s between races six and nine, which will include a 50-minute gap between events either side of The Everest. The Caulfield Stakes is favoured to be run 20 minutes after The Everest. "We appreciated the spirit and co-operation in which the talks took place and I think we've come up with the best outcome 14

28 September 2018 11:31 PM 2018 AFL Grand Final preview: Battle of style and resilience at MCG

Add the significant ankle setbacks to Jack Darling in his best season of AFL and prolific midfielder Luke Shuey, plus the Andrew Gaff suspension fiasco in round 20 that briefly rattled the club and its brand, and it seems a miracle the Eagles even made it this far. Long injury lists expose a club's depth and, left with no other option, West Coast went to the well early 7

26 September 2018 7:30 AM Singo back in big time with Fabulass set to take flight at Randwick

Owner-breeder John Singleton expects success from his thoroughbreds and by his high standards the last couple of years have been barren, but his Strawberry Hills stud looks set for a big spring. Girl Tuesday has taken time to come through the Chris Waller system but made it three from three as a four-year-old at Rosehill on Wednesday, and Singleton was involved 9

21 September 2018 9:01 AM Capital Football board resolve to discuss Canberra clubs' grievances

The ball is in Capital Football's court after the board met with the Canberra premier league club presidents, but the issues discussed remain unresolved. Now it will be up to the governing body to decide what they'll do next when they hold their next board meeting next week, having undertaken to revisit the open and frank discussions that were held with the presidents 13

10 September 2018 1:37 AM Michael Matthews enters rarified air alongside his idol

"When I saw what Simon Gerrans did in 2014 I was at the Vuelta and it was something special for Cycling Australia to see an Aussie achieve what Simon achieved in these races. "It was a massive goal for me also to achieve. He had so many great wins, I always looked up to him. It was great to have him here in the race to witness what I did. It's also very special 22

16 August 2018 8:45 PM NBL heads to Nine in new broadcast deal

Nine will also simulcast its live games on the 9Now online service and has secured the digital catch-up rights to show replays of all NBL games throughout the season regardless of what network they are broadcast on. The league has yet to finalise what it will do with its NBL TV app, which showed all games live and on replay, for a monthly subscription 27

16 August 2018 7:31 AM All eyes on us: WNBL nears free-to-air TV deal

The WNBL is edging closer to striking a free-to-air television deal in a massive boost to the league's profile as Basketball Australia looks to capitalise on the rapid rise of female sport. It comes as Channel Nine inks a deal with the NBL to screen two live games each week as part of a three-year partnership with the league, helping to fill the void left by cricket 19

10 July 2018 1:32 AM Alison Mitchell signs on with Channel Seven

English broadcaster Alison Mitchell has been unveiled as one of Channel Seven’s commentators for the upcoming summer of cricket, making her the first female to call ball-by-ball Test action on free-to-air television. Mitchell is a highly rated commentator and award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC and called cricket in England, India, Sri Lanka 27

24 June 2018 6:47 AM Kyrgios in strife for simulating sex act

Nick Kyrgios' on-court antics have forced the BBC into an on-air apology during the Queen's Club Championships. Playing in the precursor to Wimbledon, the Australian tennis star was pictured simulating a sex act with his water bottle during a change of ends. He concluded his act by spraying water from the bottle onto the court, before smiling at someone 14

11 June 2018 1:45 PM Greenberg's diplomacy disguises battle for eyeballs with AFL

After all, the two codes were on a war footing when the NRL scheduled the 2018 Origin series. The NRL couldn’t trust the AFL not to schedule blockbuster matches in Melbourne over the June 22-24 weekend, leading to the Sunday night Origin match. Instead, the second match will be played at Homebush and the NRL has made it a standalone fixture, with no club games 26