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19 October 2018 3:50 AM A-League churn is clubs' fault, not players: Jamieson

Before being critical A-League fans need to be understand that clubs make it difficult for players to avoid joining the competition's much maligned player movement merry-go-round because of short contracts, according to new Melbourne City captain Scott Jamieson. Responding to a question about whether he was finally settled at Melbourne City after having 4

16 October 2018 10:19 AM No average Joe: Cameron Smith on course for a sizzling summer

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 6

11 October 2018 7:31 AM How half hour with Arnold made Boyle switch national allegiance

He has never been to Australia before, doesn't yet know the national anthem but Scottish-born winger Martin Boyle says he is committed to the "great honour" of playing international football for the Socceroos. The 25-year-old former Scotland youth international will turn down any future chance of representing his home country and has pledged his future 15

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

7 October 2018 4:56 AM Muscat confident Victory will be ready for City when kick-off comes

Melbourne Victory will complete preparations for their season-opening blockbuster against crosstown rivals Melbourne City with a game against their traditonal interstate rival Adelaide United this week. Kevin Muscat, Victory's coach, says that despite a behind-closed-doors loss at the hands of New Zealand visitors Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park last Friday 11

28 September 2018 11:21 AM How code-hopper Kimmince fell back in love with game – for third time

That was way back in 2009, not long after Kimmince made her international debut as an 18-year-old – seemingly with a long future in the green and gold. The Kimmince of today, who will on Saturday night play for Australia in prime time to possibly the biggest local TV audience ever for the national women's team, has learned to appreciate the fickleness 6

26 September 2018 7:05 AM GWS Giants confident Canberra's sea of orange will rise

Two major list changes would leave a massive hole but the club would remain well-placed to launch another raid on a maiden flag and build on a nine-match Manuka Oval winning streak in the process. Giants chief operating officer James Avery says while on-field success is clearly crucial, he believes Canberra fans will continue to fill Manuka Oval regardless 10

20 September 2018 4:49 AM Graff's barrier drama could bloom into Golden Rose

“We sat down and thought, 'what do we do now?' We mapped out the San Domenico [Stakes], Run To The Rose and then Golden Rose,” Bell said. “I know he was beaten in the Run To The Rose, but it was barrier- and track-related, rather than performance.” Graff had started the spring unbeaten with wins at Rosehill and in the Clarendon Stakes at Hawkesbury 13

18 September 2018 5:28 AM Tom Rogers ready to back up whirlwind debut season

Now Rogers has been named in the Tasmanian squad preparing to open their domestic One-Day Cup campaign against Victoria at Townsville's Riverway Stadium on Wednesday. "The same nervous excitement is still there, but I guess you can take a little bit of comfort in being through it once before," Rogers said. "Playing in those finals was a great sign that what we were doing 9

10 September 2018 6:27 AM NFL seeks talent in Melbourne

The NFL is coming to Melbourne. No, there won’t be any games played. But Victorian athletes thinking they might have what it takes to make it in the United States will have the chance to show their ability with the NFL to hold a regional testing day in Melbourne this Saturday. The session, to be held at Camberwell Grammar, is one of seven try-out days ahead 24