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21 October 2018 7:33 AM University of Canberra struggle without stood-down stars

The University of Canberra women's sevens team endured a tough weekend but finished on a high in the final leg of the University Sevens series in Adelaide. Quintet Paremo Marsh, Ngawai Eyles, Regan Hart, Tayla Stanford and Jess Howard were sorely missed as Canberra finished the season in sixth place. They were shut out by Bond University 29-0, the University 6

18 October 2018 1:05 AM Vikings' Joe Powell misses Wallabies squad but starting NRC semi-final

Wallabies back-rower Pete Samu is set to make his Vikings debut off the bench on return from a knee injury and a solid hit-out will seal his spot on the spring tour. Samu has played seven Tests since signing a two-year deal with the ACT Brumbies and bolting into the Wallabies team for the June Test series. It's been an enormous year for the 26-year-old 7

15 October 2018 1:36 AM Could Moody have been Godophin's main man? He never got to find out

Australian horse players have become used to seeing Godolphin's English trainer Charlie Appleby come out and mop up some of the spring carnival's big prizes in recent years. But could it have been Black Caviar's trainer Peter Moody arriving on these shores every 12 months to supervise the Blue Army's raid on the lucrative Melbourne carnival? Moody revealed 8

11 October 2018 4:02 AM Freedman father and son team learning from each other

The next generation Freedman, Sam, who is looking to carry on one of racing’s more famous names, like his cousin Will at uncle Richard’s Rosehill stable, is working. Shoals has swum and Santa Ana Lane has just finished. “Good luck on Saturday,” Freedman’s old friend says as he walks off with horse in tow. Freedman has been here before, maybe not at front 13

6 October 2018 7:54 AM Cummings survives inquiry scare to win race named after grandfather Bart

Godolphin trainer James Cummings will get the chance to emulate his grandfather Bart in the Melbourne Cup after his imported galloper Avilius survived a stewards inquiry to take out the race named after the legendary Bart Cummings at the track with which his name is synonymous, Flemington. Cummings senior was a master of understatement and didn't like too many dramas 9

30 September 2018 6:00 AM Beth Mooney returns to the scene of her finest hour

England opener Wyatt blasted a remarkable 56-ball ton to snatch a win for England - but the Australians didn't help themselves with four dropped catches under Manuka Oval's diamonds in the sky. Mooney still can't put her finger on why everything went right on the night of November 21, 2017 - well, from a personal perspective at least. "You like to live life on the edge as a batter 6

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 16

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 13

15 September 2018 6:57 PM Yates climbs a mountain to plant a flag for Australian cycling

“Go for it,” Adam Yates told his brother, at the bottom of the last gruelling climb on the penultimate stage of the La Vuelta race in Spain. Simon Yates went for it, pushed hard up the mountain, and rode hard enough to claim the first victory for an Australian team in any of cycling’s three Grand Tours. He is one minute 46 seconds in front of the winner 17

14 September 2018 4:53 AM Cook done, Australia cooked

Alastair Cook caught the Tube to his last few days as a Test cricketer. On the Central Line, he was not recognised, on the Northern Line only dimly. Make of that what you will about the status of Test cricket, remembering that Cook's entire career was behind a pay wall in England. It is the note that Australia should take, but won't. At The Oval, there 18