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23 September 2018 12:24 PM Don't panic yet about European sprinters plundering Aussie races

That European bred bluebloods are simply classier animals than those produced in this hemisphere? That a trainer like Newmarket based Appleby, backed by the vast riches of the Godolphin Empire, has the resources to be as good or better than the Aussies when it comes to preparing sprinters? Hometown hero: Trainer Charlie Appleby claimed his first English 6

23 September 2018 6:43 AM The Autumn Sun the one for the Australian Derby

Bred out of an Aga Khan-owned Galileo mare Azmiyna, The Autumn Sun brings together the best stallions of their generation in Australia and Europe and has the scope to be more dominant as the journeys get longer. The Autumn Sun has headed to Melbourne with the Caulfield Guineas as a target but Chris Waller will take no risks with the prized colt should 7

16 September 2018 10:22 AM Stars align for Lees on eve of spring classics

Kris Lees knew he had a good crop of two-year-olds last season, but he couldn’t have imagined having the favourites for the Golden Rose, Flight Stakes and Thousand Guineas on the eve of the spring classics. The Newcastle trainer knows the next month could define his season if potential equates to group 1 wins for Graff, Miss Fabulass and Smart Melody 12

28 August 2018 6:20 AM Ginninderra Tigers set to host reunion

The Ginninderra Tigers have launched a call to arms in the hope today's crop of first graders can forge a bond with the legends of yesteryear. The Tigers are holding a reunion for players who donned the Ginninderra cap during the 1970s at Kippax Oval on Saturday, November 24. Club greats will meet the current first grade squad at the lunch break of their 28

19 June 2018 7:38 AM Socceroos will be trained to the minute for Danes

A two-hour difference in kick-off times has led to significant changes in preparation as the meticulous Socceroos tailor everything from meal times to training sessions around the Denmark match. The second group match pits the Socceroos against the Danes at 3pm in Samara, two hours later than their kick-off against France, and coach Bert van Marwijk 27

8 June 2018 12:39 PM Mid-season break locked in for English Premier League

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said he supported the creation of a mid-season break for the top flight but ‘‘it is currently impractical even if it was desirable for the EFL’’ to do likewise due to scheduling challenges of playing 46-game seasons and play-offs. That the FA and Premier League have managed to find an answer to one of English football’s 13

12 May 2018 11:02 AM City of Casey set to invest $20m to back Team 11's A-League bid

Team 11, the consortium based in Melbourne's south-east bidding to secure a license as an A-League expansion club in the 2019-20 season, is flexing its financial muscles further, with the City of Casey ready to commit up to $23.8 million to help develop Casey Fields into a top-flight regional centre for soccer excellence to help boost the bid. Whole 35

27 April 2018 12:45 PM Jets' flight of fantasy goes all the way to grand final

The triumph was no less than the Jets deserved. They dominated large periods and fired 12 shots to two. But it took a piece of brilliance from McGree to swing the game in their favour. Trailing 1-0, the teenager on loan from Club Brugge played the ball in to Ronny Vargas on the edge of the box. The Venezuelan lifted a pass over the top back to the teenager 34

13 April 2018 10:22 AM Monaro's Sam Roestbakken follows sister Karly Roestbakken's footsteps

"Dad got us into it at a young age. She’s doing really well, I’m so happy for her," Sam Roestbakken said. "I like to think that I was one that helped her achieve what she is achieving. She’s doing really well so it’s good that we can both get out there and play football. "It’s a good thrill for the family, we’re all happy for her, especially me, I’m really 43

27 March 2018 9:58 AM Players turn on David Warner as ball-tampering crisis rips team apart

Australia coach Darren Lehmann is mobbed by cameras as the team travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Warner's version of events has prompted an angry reaction from others in the team who were enraged with the opening batsman. Senior fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, as well as the team's most capped player, Nathan Lyon, had distanced 33