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18 October 2018 4:57 AM Melham looks to make up for close Caulfield call last year

Top Australian jockey Ben Melham went agonisingly close to landing the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup double last year on the Aidan O'Brien-trained and Lloyd Williams-owned Johannes Vermeer. The Melbourne-based Melham and his partner ran third in the Caulfield Cup behind Boom Time and then beat home all bar his Williams-owned running mate Rekindling in the Melbourne 5

16 October 2018 11:35 PM One hiccup, you're out: Peter Bell gives Docker Harley Bennell last chance

“Harley will be doing his best to stay committed to his fitness regime and try to be an elite player next season." Harley Bennell was warned by Peter Bell last week after failing to turn up to the club's fairest and best celebrations at the Fremantle Football Club on Saturday and Fremantle had explored trading him off to other clubs last week, but there 4

16 October 2018 9:00 AM Goodwin out to prove Adelaide was the right call against Sydney FC

Craig Goodwin's time is now. After turning down an offer from Sydney FC in the off-season to return to Adelaide United, the lanky left-footer knows he has to dominate the A-League to cement himself as one of the country's best attacking players and realise his burning Socceroos ambitions. Sky Blues fans will be seeing a lot of Goodwin over the next couple 5

16 October 2018 6:00 AM Canberra Capitals recruit Kia Nurse wins WNBL player of the week

Kia Nurse had made an immediate impact on the WNBL, winning the league's player of the week prize after a sizzling start to her Australian career. Nurse scored 26 points, including four of eight three-point attempts, as she led the Canberra Capitals to an opening-round win against the Sydney Flames. The 22-year-old has been playing for Canada since she was 16 and was taken 7

13 October 2018 5:59 AM Amphitrite adds Thousand Guineas as Darren Weir dominates

He was confident until the barrier draw, which gave him pause for thought before he decided to push on. "She was in great shape but I didn't know if any of my three fillies were good enough, but they all ran as good as they could run," Weir said. Carted into the race after settling last, jockey Craig Williams just found clear running and ran them down one by one. Weir was certain 19

13 October 2018 5:00 AM 'Father and son' land shock Kosciuszko win

He was on early favourite Victorem, which lost top billing to the heavily backed Don't Give A Damn and then lost his wheels in the Randwick wet. And that's the only reason Hyeronimus jumped on Belflyer, the Ramornie Handicap runner-up. Belflyer was one of the last horses picked up by one of the 12 slot-holders, drawn out from a raffle to scramble and pick up the best NSW bush-based 8

12 October 2018 10:08 AM The Caps are back! Kia Nurse leads Canberra to demolition of Flames

The Canberra Capitals are back and the way they announced their return as a WNBL contender was warning shot to the rest of the competition, thrashing the Sydney Flames by 19 points on Friday night. It was the perfect start to the year for a group of players who have spent only a couple of weeks together, and even more impressive given they did it without 11

12 October 2018 7:04 AM Keely Small to race for Youth Olympic gold after qualifying fastest

Keely Small will be the Youth Olympic Games gold medal favourite on Monday morning after qualifying fastest for the 800 metres final. Small, the Australian team flag bearer in Buenos Aires, was more than one second quicker than the rest of the field, finishing her heat with a time of 2:05.68, with Germany's Sophia Volkmer second in 2:06.92. St Clare's 12

12 October 2018 3:57 AM Forward ho: Arnie's attacking outlook keeps Milligan on board

The direction of the Socceroos under Graham Arnold has convinced Mark Milligan to postpone his international retirement and remain with the national team at least up until the 2019 Asian Cup. The veteran defender was weighing up whether to call time on his decorated international career following the 2018 World Cup in Russia but was convinced not to after 10

11 October 2018 10:39 PM 'I just burst blood vessels in my lungs': Hastings' career in limbo

“What’s happened is basically I won’t be bowling this year or probably moving forward unless this situation gets sorted out and it’s just something that they can’t say, ‘Look, you’re not going to have a fatal bleed on the field or it’s not going to cause long-term damage’. “It’s pretty shattering. It’s something that I’ve come to terms with now, but over the last four or five months 11