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23 February 2018 6:00 AM Mudgee holds its own alongside Rosehill and Caulfield

The visitors Adam Waterworth (Goodwood) and William Derby (York) were somewhat bemused by our infatuation with two-year-olds over the classic three-year-old. Unfortunately the praise of the Hobartville at Rosehill couldn't be sung to them as the field hadn't been finalised. But to my eye it is the best race on Saturday which has weight-for-age opposition 12

30 January 2018 8:05 AM Lleyton Hewitt to play Davis Cup doubles for Australia against Germany?

Still buzzing from the Australian Open, Lleyton Hewitt has given his strongest hint yet that he will play doubles for Australia in this week's Davis Cup first-round tie with Germany. Germany team captain Michael Kohlmann said he wouldn't be surprised if Hewitt took the court after watching the two-time grand slam champion practice with the Australian 7

30 January 2018 8:05 AM Christian Lealiifano refreshed and happy to be back at ACT Brumbies, Super Rugby

A refreshed Christian Lealiifano hopes a stint in Ireland can help extend his career as he prepares to test his lighter and more agile frame in Super Rugby next month. But the ACT Brumbies playmaker is also starting to weigh up a massive decision about his future, revealing he doesn't want to overstay his time at the club or block opportunities for young 8

26 January 2018 6:01 AM Queanbeyan Gift winner Andrea Thompson says world champ Sally Pearson on a 'different planet'

World champion Sally Pearson is on a different planet, even if you're a Queanbeyan Gift winner. At first glance, Andrea Thompson's ACT championships schedule seems like a school sports day - 100-metre sprint, 200m, 100m hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put and javelin, provided there's no clashes. But the Queanbeyan athlete's dream is to compete in the heptathlon 21

7 January 2018 8:59 AM Proposed World Team Cup could make Canberra Challenger even stronger

This year's Canberra Challenger is the strongest ever, with 12 players from the top 100 fine-tuning their preparations for the first grand slam of the year. "We get a great field for the event. I believe it's [the World Team Cup] being proposed for the week of the Brisbane and Hopman events so it wouldn't actually impact or conflict directly with this event 22

4 December 2017 9:41 AM Violent clashes outside alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos event in Kensington

Violent clashes erupted outside an event hosting controversial British alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Kensington on Monday night. About 150 hard left and right protesters gathered in front of the Melbourne Pavilion on Racecourse Road and Stubbs Road, where they faced off and fought with sticks. Riot police then stormed the protest and used pepper 58

23 November 2017 4:01 AM Stadium bill to soar above $2b following cabinet approval

Two of Sydney's major sports stadiums will be demolished and rebuilt at a cost of $2 billion after state cabinet signed off on an expensive conclusion to the long-running saga on Thursday. However, the $2 billion price tag to rebuild both Allianz Stadium at Moore Park and ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park does not include the cost of rebuilding Parramatta 61 1

29 October 2017 5:05 AM Rugby league World Cup 2017: Live coverage of Sunday’s clashes

WEEK one of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup will come to a close today with three cracking matches to play out. Ireland have thumped Italy 36-12 in a boilover in Cairns with Scotland to clash with Tonga from 5:15pm. In Canberra France and Lebanon are locking horns. These might not be the top tier nations but make no mistake: There will be plenty of NRL talent 45

28 October 2017 5:25 AM Catalans under direct control of Madrid as Spain's PM seeks to quash secession

Catalonia woke up Saturday under the direct control of Madrid as the Spanish prime minister took drastic measures to quash secession, deposing the region's leaders and dissolving its parliament hours after lawmakers declared independence. In a dramatic escalation of a political crisis that has stoked alarm in Europe and sent shockwaves through Spain 191

24 October 2017 7:17 PM Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory

BEIRUT – As U.S.-allied fighters hurtle down the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, a showdown could ensue between the U.S. and Russia, whose allies are racing to take over the same strategic oil-rich territory from the Islamic State group. While the two sides will likely avoid a direct confrontation, the capture of Raqqa by the U.S.-backed forces 83