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16 November 2018 10:18 AM Top 10 priorities for the new FFA board to tackle

Two FFA directors will be part of the 'New Leagues Working Group' that will put forward a plan by the end of March to spin off the A-League from federation control. Get this right and it could turbo-charge the sport. Fail, and it could be fatal. FFA is said to be in a huge financial hole and it won't get any better in the short-term, with Lowy-aligned 40

14 November 2018 9:22 AM States want to wrest more control over player management from CA

There is also a view that a centralised system is stifling innovation by not encouraging diversity in ideas, which the states believe drives improvement. It's understood there are already states that are cherrypicking parts of CA's high-performance program to implement into their own such is the scepticism they hold for the governing body. The appetite 15

11 November 2018 6:36 AM Erin Burns spearheads ACT Meteors victory

The ACT will have it all to play for against the NSW Breakers and South Australia in the final round of the regular season in February. Burns laughs she will be taking plenty of mental notes when she links up with a host of NSW players in the Sixers squad this week for the WBBL, but for now she just wants to savour a clean sweep on home turf. She has well and truly 17

6 November 2018 3:33 AM Brett Prebble gets in the winners stall on Legend of Condor

In 1999 and 2000 Brett Prebble was the star of the Flemington carnival, winning a record-setting nine races for the week in consecutive years. A successful stint in Hong Kong took him away from Victoria but he returned to show he had lost none of his skill when he helped Legend of Condor overcome the doubters to win on a heavy track at Flemington on Cup Day. Among 14

14 October 2018 8:04 AM Marc Leishman nails fourth US PGA tour win

Marc Leishman was already having a good year. Yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, he made it a great one. The 34-year-old from Warrnambool secured his fourth United States PGA Tour title with a superb exhibition of ball-striking and putting in the $US7 million CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur. The victory comes with a winner’s cheque of $US1.26 million but just as importantly 32

9 October 2018 7:34 AM Larkin double century has Comets in complete control

Opening batsman Nicholas Larkin has scored a double century to put the ACT/NSW Country Comets in complete control of their Futures League match against Queensland at Manuka Oval on Tuesday. Larkin was finally dismissed for 205 and the Comets finished the second day at 3-491 - a whopping 372 ahead of the Banana Benders. Jay Lenton (44 not out) and Blake 18

2 October 2018 4:29 AM Grand final hero's game rated best finals performance ever

The Shuey score of 35.7 is based on several key statistics that measure how effective each of the 44 players afield were, with the Victorian native smashing the previous high mark set in last year's grand final by the rampaging Dustin Martin, who picked up the Norm Smith and Brownlow medals in Richmond's drought-breaking 2017. Champion Data rated Martin 15

22 September 2018 10:21 PM Race previews and tips for Wyong on Sunday

Race 1 – 1:00PM ROILY AND BOOTHY FOR SMEETHY PLATE (1350 METRES) Expecting a big improvement from 3. Miss Moana on what she showed at Newcastle at her second start off a six-week break. She reared as the gates opened and settled well back, was never in the hunt at all and it struck me as a forgive run. Go back to her debut and she charged to the line like a horse 20

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 19

16 September 2018 12:12 PM Avdulla makes a smart choice in sticking with Lees filly

''When I sat on her at Canterbury she gave me the feel of a really good horse. I was in Japan when she last ran, I was on the text to Kris saying I wanted to get back on her, she would be a nice welcome home present. Leader of the pack: Brenton Advulla (first left) out front on Smart Melody the Cap D'Antibes at Flemington. ''I think she can win me a nice race. She's 18