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9 November 2018 12:30 PM Matildas rising star in doubt for World Cup due to foot injury

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic made the squad fully aware of what's at stake with the friendly games against Chile and is determined to see Australia enter the World Cup as a top-seeded nation, avoiding the likes of USA, Germany, France and England in the group stage. "I talk about it a lot and we talk about it as a group a lot," Stajcic said. "We've set ourselves 19

6 November 2018 4:24 AM Cross Counter wins the 2018 Melbourne Cup

Second home was another English-trained galloper in Marmelo, ridden by Winx's regular rider Hugh Bowman, for trainer Hugh Morrison. Third place went to yet another English-trained horse in A Prince of Arran, from the Newmarket yard of young handler Charlie Fellowes. He was partnered by expatriat New Zealander Michael Walker, who has called Melbourne 25

1 November 2018 5:04 AM Morrison hopes Marmelo stays under the Cup radar

Last year he gave the horse that eye-catching prep run at Caulfield after he won the Prix Kergorlay at Deauville in France, while this year his campaign has been centred on the Melbourne Cup and nothing else. The son of top-class 2400-metre horse Duke of Marmalade (a multiple group 1 winner for Coolmore) has been maintaining fitness at Werribee and will go into the Cup on Tuesday 21

29 October 2018 9:01 AM Saeed and Moore battle in Melbourne

The racing world is shrinking and no one knows that more than Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor and Coolmore’s No.1 jockey Ryan Moore. Bin Suroor saddled up Benbatl to finish a game second to champion Winx in the Cox Plate on Saturday, but he could not hang around to celebrate or even take much stock of his horse’s gallant performance. He was on the plane 24

20 October 2018 8:20 AM Saeed had the Solution in battle of the blue armies

In recent times it is the Irish operation that has had the best of things, O'Brien's genius and the potent bloodlines of the super sire Galileo – represented in this race by The Cliffsofmoher and The Taj Mahal – giving them an edge. Charlie Appleby, a trainer well known to Australian racegoers, gave Sheikh Mohammed his first English Derby winner carrying 21

8 October 2018 4:24 AM Canberra Para shooter Scottie Brydon claims world title

Canberra's Scottie Brydon is the inaugural world champion after winning the first ever running of the Para trap shoots championships in Italy on the weekend. Brydon took out the PT1 title in Lonato on Saturday, adding his world crown to go with his first place at the World Cup event in France last month and a second in the United Arab Emirates World 17

5 October 2018 1:57 PM Cycling world to converge on the 'Gong at road world titles

“The championships will see junior, under-23 and elite male and female athletes compete across the Road Race, Individual and Team Time Trial events, creating a world-class event for spectators.” It is the third international event the NSW government has secured as part of its “10 World Cups in 10 years” campaign after winning the rights to the men’s 23

4 October 2018 8:17 AM Marquee status: Sam Kerr re-signs with Perth Glory for another W-League season

What do Alessandro Del Piero, Tim Cahill, Dwight Yorke, Keisuke Honda and now Sam Kerr have in common? They are all beneficiaries of Football Federation Australia’s marquee player fund, with Kerr - one of Australia’s best athletes - becoming the first female marquee in Australian soccer’s W-League. Kerr has re-signed with Perth Glory for an eighth season 17

22 September 2018 9:42 AM Appleby and Doyle combine with Jungle Cat to give Godolphin group 1 win

Godolphin’s two other runners, Home of the Brave and Osborne Bulls, both from the James Cummings stable, were a further length adrift. To put the English raider’s feat in perspective, the 1400 metres Sir Rupert Clarke is one of the most fiercely contested handicaps and the only horse that has carried more in the past 18 years to win it is Testa Rossa 24

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 30