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24 September 2018 2:01 PM Race-by-race preview and tips for Grafton on Tuesday

Looks the break-through race for local mare 3. Savanna Jeune. After debuting in a good quality maiden, has finished off okay at his last two and gets a lovely spot on the map here just off the speed. Dangers: Well-bred filly 10. Sleepy Heart was easy in betting at Ipswich on debut but still finished off nicely just behind the place-getters and drops 6

24 September 2018 11:35 AM 'A good vibe in the room': Relaxed Eagles soak up Grand Final hype

"There's a lot more confidence in our players... and I think maturity in how they've handled themselves this year. Simpson had earlier beckoned West Coast supporters to Subiaco Oval for the club's final training session at the iconic WA footy venue, their last chance to farewell players before Saturday's decider and the Subiaco venue before it is demolished 4

23 September 2018 5:09 AM 'Fear of losing' can reverse University of Canberra's deja vu

"Because you’ve got to work yourself into a condition where winning is something you get used to, and losing is something you don’t ever want. It’s a stage we’re slowly working towards anyway. "It means what we’re doing as a team is really starting to work. A lot of self-belief, that’s the big thing. Self-belief in each other and they’re really tightening 5

21 September 2018 7:12 AM ACT Meteors slip behind WNCL eight ball

"Our bowlers did a really good job to make them bat for 46 overs but our batters have got to be accountable," Allsopp said. "They’re professional cricketers and there’s batters who aren’t doing their job. We’ve got to turn it around really quickly before Sunday. "Anna came up knowing she was going to be our No. 3. We know Anna can bat for a long time and control 8

21 September 2018 5:08 AM West Coast v Melbourne: Eagles coach puts heat on mids

Simpson said statistical trends tended to go out the window during finals. "These games, it’s more than that ... tomorrow is a game on its own," Simpson said. "We beat Collingwood in the contest and there’s no reason we can’t do that tomorrow. “We really rate our midfield. Melbourne are in the same boat. It’ll be a good contest.” "There’s been no extra 6

18 September 2018 4:18 AM Bassett and Mentor ready go head to head again

From foes to friends to foes again on the netball court . . . a heavyweight Quad Series clash between Australian captain Caitlin Bassett and England goalkeeper Geva Mentor continues a rollercoaster relationship between two players, who can both lay claim to the mantle of being the world’s best. Their duel under the hoop will go some way towards determining 12

15 September 2018 2:39 AM Emily Tapp sets sights on Paralympic Games gold

Another gold medal and a plate full of pancakes later, paratriathlete Emily Tapp has set her sights on finally becoming a Paralympian. The Canberra-based athlete won gold in the ITU world paratriathlon grand final on the Gold Coast on Saturday, marking a successful comeback from bilateral half-tunnel release surgery on her wrists. Now the Commonwealth 9

13 September 2018 1:43 AM Chloe Hosking re-signs with Alè-Cipollini and sets sights on worlds

Having re-signed for a third season with Alè-Cipollini, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Chloe Hosking now has her sights set on winning a world title. The Canberra cyclist announced on Thursday she will stay with the Women's World Tour team for 2019. Her immediate goals will be the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta this weekend and then she'll ride for Alè-Cipollini 19

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 22

6 September 2018 8:34 AM West Coast v Collingwood: Clubs roll the dice for first AFL final at Optus Stadium

Darling, 26, missed four games from rounds 13-16 but returned to form against Brisbane in round 23, booting four goals to cap off his best regular season for the Eagles since the number 20 draft pick debuted in 2011. The big-bodied West Coast talls will be complemented at ground level by dynamic first-year duo Willie Rioli and Liam Ryan, veteran sharpshooter 19