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18 February 2018 1:47 PM Japanese interest grows in the Sydney Cup with Fame Game to be a late entry

"He is known to Australian punters and his win on Saturday under handicap conditions is a great pointer to how competitive he would be in the Sydney Cup." Fame Game, which was was 13th in Prince Of Penzance's Melbourne Cup two years ago, has the option of heading to Dubai for the weight-for-age Dubai Gold Cup over 3200m on March 31 or taking on the handicap 8

16 February 2018 8:27 AM Canberra golfer Matt Millar sitting pretty in Queensland PGA after Sunshine Coast raid

"Driving over there, playing and coming back this morning ... it was good fun. Peter O'Malley and I came over. Didn't get a great sleep, but should sleep alright tonight." It's not just in Queensland Millar's flat out - he's playing in the Ricky Stuart Foundation golf day at Royal Canberra on Monday before flying across the Tasman for the New Zealand 14

16 February 2018 5:10 AM Lydia Williams has one eye on Matildas battle before W-League grand final clash

Sydney was potent in attack this season, scoring 26 goals in 12 games, led by de Vanna and Kyle Ledbrook who bagged five each in the regular season. "That will definitely keep me on my toes ... you've just got to make sure everyone is reading the situation before it gets too dangerous," Williams said. "They'll be missing Caitlin Foord though, and you can't 15

15 February 2018 6:32 AM Randwick: Winx will still be centre stage on Apollo Stakes day in a jump-out

"He deserves a bit of luck and hopefully from the good gate he gets it on Saturday." Endless Drama was third in the Apollo last year, behind Winx and Hartnell in the second-highest-rated race in Australia for 2017. The race doesn't contain that quality on Saturday, which gives Endless Drama his chance to open his Australian account. "He is one of those 9

14 February 2018 10:26 AM Why Ben Simmons could miss out on the NBA rookie of the year award

“You could make the case for him to be an All-Star but he is a young player with a bright future who is going to have a long and steady all-star career. “You want that fire in his belly and the question I pose is, has Donovan closed the gap to Simmons as rookie of the year? Personally I would have to say yes. “What Mitchell has done and what Utah has done in winning 8

13 February 2018 7:43 AM Sydney FC fly the flag for Australia in Asian Champions League

"We're not only playing for Sydney FC but we're playing for the whole of Australia," Arnold said. "We're representing the A-League, we want to show the rest of Asia not only how good we are but how strong the A-League can be. Tomorrow night, we're not only representing Sydney FC but the whole of Australian football and I expect a great performance tomorrow 6

12 February 2018 8:06 PM Canberra footballer Leo Mazis tracks Tom Rogic course and signs with Celtic FC

"It's an incredible feeling, the hard work has paid off, it's just surreal to be honest and it all happened really quickly," Mazis told Fairfax Media. "When I got there and saw how it all works over there, I knew I wanted to be in that environment and I did everything I could to get a contract. "I caught up with Tom [Rogic] and he's a great guy, I'm going 5

11 February 2018 12:19 PM Melbourne United lock in top spot with first win in New Zealand since 2014

Melbourne coach Dean Vickerman praised his bench for their performance. “I have a subbing pattern in my head but if they [the bench] are doing great then you throw it out the window,” Vickerman said. “Peter really had a positive impact so his minutes kept growing and we kept throwing him out there and if those guys come off the bench and do well defensively 8

11 February 2018 5:45 AM D'Arcy Short says he is best suited to opening role in Australia T20 side

Batting sensation D'Arcy Short insists he is best suited to an opening role in Australia's reborn Twenty20 side, meaning Aaron Finch may have to adjust to a new spot. Australia's plans to emerge as a Twenty20 force have begun to take shape, even without frontline stars such as skipper Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, who have been rested 8

10 February 2018 7:08 PM Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says Canterbury Bulldogs trial will determine Josh Hodgson replacement

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says the Sunshine Coast trial will show who's the leading candidate to fill Josh Hodgson's shoes. Leadership will be a focus of the preceding camp, with Stuart adamant his leaders need to go to the next level for the Green Machine to do so as well. The Raiders fly to the Sunshine Coast on Monday for a pre-season camp ahead 10