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11 August 2018 10:12 AM McEvoy navigates saloon passage for Sandbar in Rosebud

“When he came back, we went to the barrier trials at Randwick and he went through the front of the gates and cantered a lap. “He missed that trial and again we were playing catch-up. He won a trial, but you just don’t know if that is going count against him on raceday. ‘‘Hopefully that is all behind us, touch wood. He is certainly a horse that could 11

4 August 2018 11:08 AM 'He'd be so good at it': Wheelchair rugby's bid to sign Alex McKinnon

“To be honest, playing wheelchair rugby is something people ask me about at every presentation I do,” said McKinnon, who suffered a serious spinal injury four years ago while playing for the Knights in an NRL match against Melbourne. “Throughout my rugby league career, I was quite selfish with the amount of time and dedication I had to put in because 22

27 July 2018 10:33 AM Record-breaking Deng has his sights set firmly on Tokyo glory

“Going into Monaco the pace I was set to go through the first lap was 49.5 seconds and he [the pacemaker] ended up going through in 48.9 seconds and I was like one point something seconds behind –I went through in 50.7 seconds – and I started making a move. “I knew it was fast and I just had to hold on, the last 200m I just kicked and I felt pretty good and I looked 14

26 July 2018 2:22 AM Frazer hits Go button on sprinter's second coming

It would be one of the best training performances in recent memory if he could win and Garry Frazer is cautiously optimistic a long absence hasn't dented the talent of Way We Go, set to have his first start in three years. The rising seven-year-old hasn't raced since creating a big impression in the winter of 2015, subsequently failing a vet's clearance 12

21 July 2018 10:31 AM Erin Bell's last-gasp goal forces draw between Magpies and Swifts

Retiring star Sharni Layton started and played all four quarters at goal keeper. She came up with some big plays in the last term, although young Swifts shooter Sophie Garbin had her moments too, shooting 21 of 22 shots after coming on for the second half. The Swifts looked poised to control the game after running out to a five-point lead in the opening 15

13 July 2018 10:07 AM Freedmans lead tributes for champion racehorse and sire Naturalism

Top-class racehorse and stallion Naturalism has died at Meringo Stud on the NSW south coast aged 29. ‘‘He retired from racing in 1993 and stood at Segenhoe Stud before relocating to Meringo Stud,’’ Kylie Mercer from Meringo said. ‘‘Naturalism served mares up until 2010 and had been enjoying his retirement at our stud.‘‘He was a favourite of all at Meringo 14

5 July 2018 10:58 PM How an umpire taught Nick Kyrgios a Wimbledon lesson

Nick Kyrgios drew attention during his first-round tie for showing a rather softer side to his tough exterior when comforting a crying ball girl who he hit with a massive 135mph serve. Yesterday in his second-round straight-set win over world No 43 Robin Haase, his interactions with those on the court with him were equally if not more attention-grabbing 20

28 June 2018 11:46 PM Banned Australian captain Steve Smith reaches half-century in return to cricket

Former Australian captain Steve Smith notched a half-century in a modest comeback to professional cricket that earned him a standing ovation and helped his side to a narrow win. Playing for the Toronto Nationals against the Vancouver Knights in the inaugural T20 competition in Canada on Friday, Smith had a nervy start but found his confidence quickly 14

23 June 2018 6:16 AM How van Marwijk sets the platform for Arnold's Socceroos take-over

Captain Mile Jedinak will likely remain with the national team through to the Asian Cup but beyond that, his future in the national team is uncertain. Already 33, it's highly likely the Aston Villa man won't be part of another World Cup qualification campaign, meaning Australia will already be looking for a new leader. Another gift provided by van Marwijk 15

16 June 2018 11:39 AM Morgan's miracle Hail Mary rams Woden home

Morgan's kick capped a big afternoon for the forward. He also scored the try that sparked their second-half fightback for his first ever win over Tuggeranong. "I'm not allowed to kick, I don't have my kicking licence. I just saw that one on the fly and thought I'd go with it. Nothing else to lose," he said. "I saw [Taws] out of the corner of my eye the play before 23