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14 June 2018 7:39 AM Nabbout in the box seat to spearhead Australia's attack against France

However, it's not just the Dutchman who has publicly recognised the threat of Nabbout, but France coach Didier Deschamps. The former World Cup-winning captain singled out the strength and aggression of Nabbout as one of Australia's main attacking weapons, despite likely not knowing anything about the forward just three months ago. "To be recognised by him is pretty 14

8 June 2018 8:00 AM Stradbroke holds no barriers for jockeys who make their own luck

Being fast out of the gates is one attribute but making full use of it with the touch and judgement to seize the situation was vital. Take Cassidy and Rough Habit in the 1992 Stradbroke, related from his memoir Pumper, about a most memorable chapter of the sprint featuring one of the most charismatic winners. “Rough Habit was small, he wasn’t pretty 7

6 June 2018 6:44 AM Why a supreme Jeff Horn should have you racing to the bookies

"The Pacquiao fight, people thought that was a fluke or I didn’t actually win it. Then they saw me fight [Gary] Corcoran and they think Corcoran wasn’t any good," Horn told Fairfax Media. "Now they have no excuses if I fight one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and beat him. They can’t say it’s a fluke every time, can they? "If I’m able to pull this off and pull this upset 9

5 June 2018 7:58 AM Kruse free to fly in new-look Socceroos attack

While Kruse is under strict instructions to mark zonally and form part of Australia's compact defensive phalanx when not in possession, van Marwijk has given him a lot more creative licence in attack. “We’re playing on the counter, but he also gives us the freedom to play football, build up from the back. He’s given the players lots of flexibility and more to take charge 10

2 June 2018 6:00 AM Socceroos may have discovered their long-term captain in Sainsbury

Jedinak, will retain his captaincy for the Socceroos 2018 World Cup campaign and lead the country in Russia as he did four years ago in Brazil. However, at 33 there is speculation the 2019 Asian Cup in January may be Jedinak's last international tournament and van Marwijk's lasting legacy could be identifying his heir apparent. It's not just his ability 14

1 June 2018 9:26 AM Brumbies and university of Canberra sign 30-year alliance agreement

The terms have since been adjusted for both parties, who will co-exist on campus and share resources until at least 2043. "It's been a very rich relationship for us ... this is just a concrete step," Saini said. "I wouldn't be signing [the agreement] if I wasn't optimistic [about the Brumbies future]. I've been optimistic from day one when I arrived 2

29 May 2018 8:00 AM It's back to the future for Milligan under van Marwijk

"It seems my role will be as a central defender," Milligan said. "I'll be one of four central defenders he has at the minute. It’s a challenge to get into the squad initially, and then we’ll see what happens after that." His selection at centre-back provides some clarity on the omission of regular defender Bailey Wright. The Bristol captain was a regular 25

15 May 2018 2:44 AM Petrol station deal fuels conspiracy theory over Cahill selection

Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has denied commercial incentives influenced the selection of Tim Cahill in the Socceroos' 26-man World Cup squad on Tuesday. The 38-year-old remains in the frame to play in a fourth consecutive World Cup despite playing only 63 minutes of club football in five months and being without a competitive 23

8 May 2018 9:29 AM NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers sweep out Raptors

LeBron James recorded 29 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a four-game eastern conference semi-final sweep of Toronto by rolling to a 128-93 victory over the visiting Raptors at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. Kevin Love scored 23 points to help fourth-seeded Cleveland reach the eastern conference finals for the fourth 18

3 May 2018 6:34 AM Ecuador uses the same formula as two year ago in Lord Mayors Cup

Ecuador has been here before. Two years ago, to be precise, when he bounced off a beaten Hawkesbury Cup effort to win the Lord Mayors Cup at Rosehill seven day later. Jockey Adam Hyeronimus remembers it as the day he got back on one of his favourites. On that occasion Ecuador was coming off a game sixth at Hawkesbury; this year he heads to Rosehill after 22