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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 17

29 September 2018 10:00 AM Beer toasts NSW racing after moving from Victoria

Dreams Of Paris heads to Cootamundra with city form from Melbourne and Sydney, including a runner-up finish over 1550m at Canterbury in July. “If he runs up to his form, he is going to be very hard to beat,” Beer said. “It would be great to get a cup in our first week.” Beer has got on the front foot with his stable, buying French stayer Abadan, which 13

9 September 2018 11:59 PM Djokovic legend continues to grow following US Open triumph

Novak Djokovic has drawn level with American great Pete Sampras with the third-most men's grand slam singles titles following a straight-sets victory over Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic's 14th major title, which follows his victory at Wimbledon earlier this year, leaves him trailing only contemporaries Roger 31

28 August 2018 10:18 AM Annerly Poulos sets sights on junior grand slams and Fed Cup success

Emerging tennis star Annerly Poulos has set her sights on reaching a ranking high enough to secure her a spot at the four junior grand slams next year as the teenager continues her rapid development. Canberra junior Poulos won the ITF Australian winter championship in Sydney last weekend and will leave the capital on Thursday for a four-week stint in Europe 37

17 July 2018 2:16 AM Mbappe's World Cup winnings going to charity: report

According to Sports Illustrated, 19-year-old soccer phenom Kylian Mbappe earned about $US22,500 for each of France's seven World Cup matches, plus a bonus of around $US350,000 after Les Bleus won the title with a 4-2 victory over Croatia. In total, he'll take in more than $US500,000 for his highly successful month in Russia. But he apparently won't be keeping 22

15 July 2018 9:39 PM The world's best celebration: a very Gallic victory

Paris: Late in the second half of the World Cup final, a man walked his little dog past the throng watching on a makeshift outdoor screen at Le Saint Gervais in the Marais district of Paris, seemingly indifferent to the triumph at hand. From where I watched, clinging to a high fence, the World Cup final was for Parisians not so much a matter of life and death 28

7 July 2018 8:03 AM France take full control in beating Uruguay

Without Edinson Cavani (calf injury), Uruguay lacked the one-two punch that has struck fear into opponents. Luis Suarez was largely on his own and wasn’t a factor. France went ahead in the 41st minute when Griezmann served a free kick from 30 yards away. Varane made a crossing run and met the ball in the heart of the penalty area, flicking a header to the far corner 29

1 July 2018 4:04 PM Froome intent on Tour de France defence despite 'ban' by organisers

Paris: Chris Froome is intent on defending his Tour de France title even if the owners of cycling's biggest race want to prevent the four-times winner from appearing in this year's event due to an ongoing doping investigation. The Team Sky rider, who last week said he had every right to defend his title from July 7, tested positive for excessive levels 30

26 June 2018 12:00 AM Cricket ACT chief Cameron French stands down

Cricket ACT chief executive Cameron French has stood down as Canberra gears up for its "biggest summer in history". French has accepted a senior position with the Australian Sports Commission after three years at the helm of Canberra cricket's governing body, but he will continue in his role at Cricket ACT until August 3. "I am immensely proud of the achievements 29

17 June 2018 2:42 AM The rights and wrongs of VAR decision are now irrelevant for the Socceroos

All the anger, debate and discussion about the intervention of the VAR and the awarding of the penalty to Antoine Griezmann in the 60th minute is now academic. The rights and wrongs of the decision - and several Australian players didn't agree with it and many believe it only shows how the use of VAR is ruining the game - no longer matter. What does matter 20