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6 October 2018 2:00 AM 'Conor is gonna stun him': UFC stars weigh in on McGregor v Khabib

"I changed my mindset, and it's showing with the fights. I'm back to just enjoying the process, the media, the weigh-ins, all of it." The main event card, which starts at 3pm AEDST, also features heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov – but Lewis isn't getting caught up in the hype of McGregor-mania. "I'm not a fan, I'm just looking at it like it's a job: I don't 10

29 September 2018 7:59 AM Oohood takes Flight for breakthrough group 1 win

“She’s very courageous. There’s not a lot of her, but she’s got great ability and she’s very tenacious. "The preparation has been aimed at this group 1 and the Caulfield Guineas and, for the first time, she was right today. “She can go and take on the boys at Caulfield now and she won’t be disgraced. It is just good to get the group 1 with her.” A decision 7

22 September 2018 7:18 AM 'I'm just happy I'm not in hospital': A 22-year journey to the fun run

Running five kilometres sounds easy compared to living the past 22 years with a disease that has no known treatment or cure. That's why Sarah McGoram and her 'no gutsy, no glory' teammates will be smiling regardless of how long it takes them to finish The Canberra Times Fun Run on Sunday. Jen Ticehurst, left, Sarah McGoram, and Maggie Almond are running 20

15 September 2018 6:37 AM All options open after Brutal's fighting win

Wayne Hawkes said no decision on Brutal's next target would be made until the stable had monitored the colt over the weekend. ''I don't know about the future. The other bloke had us cold two or three times, so it was a good effort, he's only a baby, learning his trade. It's not easy to be out there in front today leading,'' Hawkes said. ''It's fair dinkum 12

12 September 2018 11:37 AM Boomers will use Qatar game to rally then move past brawl

“It took a few of them a while to recover from the idea of the Philippines thing rather than the actual physical thing – the idea they had let the game down or had done something really naughty,” Longley told Fairfax Media at the ticket launch of the Boomers v USA game late last month. “I think they are now reassured and it’s like getting back on the horse 19

25 August 2018 1:04 PM Ainslie books grand final ticket as battered Belconnen Magpies regroup

"I was really happy with our first half, we really fought it out well. The game was there to be won in the third quarter," Bennett said. "Whether Ainslie lifted or we weren't able to sustain it ... we just didn't get the job done in the third quarter and that really hurt us for the rest of the game. "We just weren't winning the footy out of the middle 28

21 August 2018 10:00 PM Aussie 'brute' Jim Crute will make UFC debut in Adelaide

After being hand-picked by Dana White for a UFC contract, Aussie brawler Jim Crute will make his debut for the world's biggest fighting promotion this December in Adelaide. Crute, 22, has enjoyed an undefeated professional career so far, and a first round TKO win on 'Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series' was enough to persuade the UFC to offer 21

3 August 2018 10:03 AM Australian champion Dave Toussaint retires from boxing

"If this is as far as I can go, then so be it - 13-0, Australian champion, twice Australasian champion, it isn’t that bad really. I can’t really complain. "I’ve been boxing for 18 years and I’ve had over 80 fights. If this has to be the end, it’s the end. I’m still happy with what I’ve done and what I’ve achieved. "Even the fact I could box full-time 23

21 July 2018 4:56 AM UFC champion Whittaker turns to coaching during injury lay-off

"In my opinion, the champion should fight the top contender. Gastelum's up there somewhere, but he's not the top one," Whittaker said, before adding that he was still happy to take the fight. "I don't pick and choose. I've never really had an qualms about who I fight next." Despite being middleweights, Whittaker and Gastelum will be lending their experience 24

20 July 2018 6:53 AM Nick Kyrgios blazes a path for Harry Bourchier

"A lot of basketball and computer games - he plays a lot but I don’t really play too much. Just hanging out, lots of food to be honest, we enjoy food so that keeps us busy for quite the amount of time. "It’s really good seeing him do well. I know he has had a lot of injuries himself but I enjoy watching him play, but he’s really good to watch 24