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18 November 2018 6:08 AM 'We'll hold our ground': Aussies won't be combative Kohli's welcome mat

Rivals have noticed a marked change in Australia's conduct but Paine's side has not met an adversary capable of stirring the pot like Kohli. Australia will not want to let Kohli walk over them like a welcome mat but know their every move will come under the microscope. Kohli claimed last week that he no longer needed to engage in an argument to get into the contest 484

17 November 2018 9:07 AM Red Devils and Leeds to play in Perth in 2019, SBS reports

“And with Leeds United pushing for promotion from the Championship we could potentially have two Premier League teams here. “After the success of Chelsea's visit to Perth in July, when more than 55,000 supporters turned out in torrential rain on a Monday night, there is clearly a strong demand for international teams to play in WA. “This also underlines 504

17 November 2018 5:40 AM Pike's blistering round compulsory viewing for good mate Jason Day

"I've been fortunate enough to know him 16 or 17 years. I went over there are a couple of times this year to see him in Ohio. It's sad not to see him back here, but he did just have his third kid,'' Pike told Fairfax Media. "He's really good for bouncing ideas off. The best thing about Jason is it doesn't matter if he's talking to 'Aaron Pike' who has only won a Victorian 490

15 November 2018 7:52 AM Australian stars giving up IPL millions to play in World Cup

The governing body will not stand in the way of players participating, even if it prevents them from resting during a busy 2019 international schedule, but have made it clear to them they are expected to put country before franchise when commitments clash. The players union, which is working with CA to foster an improved relationship, has given its qualified 158

10 November 2018 7:18 AM Group 1 dream comes true for Jarrod McLean with Trap For Fools

The cumulative effect of those events was that Trap For Fools entered the Mackinnon Stakes ready to run a huge race in an attempt to land McLean his first group 1 as a trainer in his own right. "We knew he was the leader in the race and it was a matter of John [Allen] getting his clock right and cranking him up at the right time." Allen jumped from the barriers 152

6 November 2018 6:28 AM Internationals dominate but tragedy shadows win

Cross Counter had to use some luck however to win the race however after narrowly avoiding The Cliffsofmoher when he broke down leaving the straight for the first time and knocked over the James Cummings-trained Avilius who eventually finished 22nd. A trifecta of English trained horses filled the placings with Cross Counter's trainer Charlie Appleby 141

5 November 2018 9:37 AM Meet Runaway, the horse who could bring the Melbourne Cup home

The pair began building the breeding operation on properties near Ceres, a town about 20 minutes out of Geelong, after Nigel's father Grant died in 2003. Mithen threw in his career in journalism to help, having his love of horses sparked when his late father Bill - who died 34 years ago on the Sunday just gone - woke Mithen and his brother Bill to watch 132

1 November 2018 11:08 PM Bruised heel for Cup hope Red Verdon not a disaster: Dunlop

The timing of his injury less than a week ahead of the Cup is understood to be more of a concern than the injury itself. Dunlop was relaxed about the effect that missing work would have on the horse's chances if the heel recovered in time. "It's the first day he has missed since he has been here so it's not a disaster," Dunlop told Fairfax Media 123

31 October 2018 7:13 AM Elvis Kamsoba a fitting winner of inaugural Michael Cockerill Medal

Kamsoba, now 22, is part of a generation of African-born players who are transforming the face of Australian football. He used to play in African tournaments in Adelaide against newly-minted Socceroos Awer Mabil and Thomas Deng. "I know a lot of guys who have what it takes, they just need a chance at the next level," Kamsoba said. "If they train every 115

30 October 2018 8:00 AM JP de Marigny to take Wanderers reins after Babbel's ban

Oriol Riera admits Western Sydney players will be worse off for the absence of coach Markus Babbel from the sidelines for this weekend’s tricky away trip to Wellington but has backed assistant Jean-Paul de Marigny to step into the breach. Babbel will serve a mandatory one-match ban for abusing the fourth official following a controversial VAR decision 112