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20 September 2018 5:22 AM Avdulla returns as premier jockey and ready to work harder

Sydney's premier jockey Brenton Avdulla will return for his first Saturday of the new season at Rosehill on Saturday and has already started the hard work to stay at the top. Avdulla took a Japanese contract in August and then went to Melbourne to ride unbeaten Thousand Guineas favourite Sweet Melody last weekend and understands it has given his Sydney 7

19 September 2018 12:07 AM Old gold: senior service is riding to racing’s rescue

Yes, it will be said Winx, in the winning streak, had soft successes. Now aged seven, normally a vintage when mares are better served at the stud, only beat Invictus Prince at her previous start and he was downed in the earlier Bill Ritchie at Randwick. But then in her record you see Happy Clapper, another eight-year-old who, alas, bled in the Makybe 7

18 September 2018 5:28 AM Tom Rogers ready to back up whirlwind debut season

Now Rogers has been named in the Tasmanian squad preparing to open their domestic One-Day Cup campaign against Victoria at Townsville's Riverway Stadium on Wednesday. "The same nervous excitement is still there, but I guess you can take a little bit of comfort in being through it once before," Rogers said. "Playing in those finals was a great sign that what we were doing 6

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 9

14 September 2018 4:53 AM Cook done, Australia cooked

Alastair Cook caught the Tube to his last few days as a Test cricketer. On the Central Line, he was not recognised, on the Northern Line only dimly. Make of that what you will about the status of Test cricket, remembering that Cook's entire career was behind a pay wall in England. It is the note that Australia should take, but won't. At The Oval, there 11

13 September 2018 1:43 AM Chloe Hosking re-signs with Alè-Cipollini and sets sights on worlds

Having re-signed for a third season with Alè-Cipollini, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Chloe Hosking now has her sights set on winning a world title. The Canberra cyclist announced on Thursday she will stay with the Women's World Tour team for 2019. Her immediate goals will be the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta this weekend and then she'll ride for Alè-Cipollini 18

12 September 2018 7:33 AM Cricket reforms cannot be 'clever' marketing exercise, says ACA boss

Australian cricket's players union has called on Cricket Australia to give their new chief executive a mandate for change to enact the recommendations from the ongoing reviews into the game. Just days out before the start of the domestic season, the head of the Australian Cricketers Association Greg Dyer has warned the governing body there are no short 18

11 September 2018 6:45 AM Don't get why the Serena cartoon was racist?

Mark Knight from the Herald Sun has caused an international storm with his depiction of Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, throwing a tantrum during the final of the US Open last weekend. That in itself is not the problem. The trouble is that Knight has gone out of his way to depict her not as a champion athlete but as wild and barbaric 21

10 September 2018 2:00 PM WNBL back on FTA TV with SBS to simulcast nine Fox Sports games

SBS will simulcast nine Saturday 3pm games live and also live-stream them via SBS On Demand and the SBS Sport website. This season, Fox Sports will continue to broadcast and stream one game a week and also show all finals games live and ad-free. Head of the WNBL, Sally Phillips, said the addition of SBS was a win for the league, which is entering its 38th season 22

10 September 2018 4:51 AM Basketball ACT pathway could be stunted by SEABL shutdown

"There’s still a little bit of grey as to the status of SEABL and whatnot, but from my understanding it’s still got one more season in it, hopefully," McEachin said. "You’d love to be able to be down in Victoria to be playing regularly against the big-time players like Dandenong and Nunawading and those kind of teams. "But they don’t want to travel up here, and to be honest 23