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18 October 2018 8:00 AM "No prima donnas" allowed at NBL's new South-East Melbourne club

Newly appointed South-East Melbourne coach Simon Mitchell has a message for players keen to join the NBL expansion side. Mitchell was announced as the inaugural coach of the NBL’s ninth side on Thursday and has already vacated his assistant coaching role with Melbourne United to take up the position. The new club has former Melbourne Tigers player and NBL executive 4

18 October 2018 5:34 AM Decathlete High Bridge breaks age barrier

“He said he had a horse that I might be interested in that was going to be trained by Chris Waller,” Henderson recalled. “He told me the breeding and I thought how good is this. “Then that it had been jumping all his life and was seven. He had won National Hunt flat races, so was basically a maiden. I don’t need a seven-year-old maiden, I told him. I don’t 5

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 11:55 PM A-League expansion update: Two teams culled, Canberra one of six left

"We have six bids that all have positive aspects but require further work in certain areas. We need to continue our consultation with those bid teams to ensure that they adequately address these areas to ensure their future sustainability, which includes securing stadia, catchment area and financial capital." Canberra's bid - led by Michael Caggiano 7

16 October 2018 11:33 AM Portelli will launch new two-year-old Reign – rain, hail or shine

“The idea is to get some money in the bank for the Golden Slipper, because that is the dream with him, like his sister.” Portelli could save Ronstar for another day if the track is heavy on Saturday, but he would like to give him the chance to earn his way to Melbourne. The Zoustar gelding won his first two starts dominating from the front before just being 6

16 October 2018 10:19 AM No average Joe: Cameron Smith on course for a sizzling summer

For someone with such an extraordinary talent on the golf course, Cameron Smith couldn't have more ordinary pursuits when he gets the rare chance to put down the clubs. He likes to wash his cars, he says, and has developed a liking to tend to his lawn in Jacksonville, Florida. The 25-year-old does hail from Brisbane, where you can literally watch the grass 6

16 October 2018 8:47 AM A-League expansion decision deferred but Canberra among favourites

A-League expansion has been put on ice with the announcement of two new teams to be pushed back. A delayed decision is expected next month which would likely push entry into the league back a season to 2020-21, but Canberra have firmed as one of the favourites. Canberra is the only ready-to-go bid with with a stadium deal, government support, a commitment 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

16 October 2018 2:21 AM James McDonald to ride Melbourne Cup favourite Yucatan

James McDonald has been booked to ride Melbourne Cup favourite Yucatan by owner Lloyd Williams. McDonald was in the saddle for the Irish stayer's incredible Australian debut when he won the Herbert Power Stakes on Saturday, which earned him a 2.5kg penalty for the Melbourne Cup, a record penalty out of the group 3 race. The penalty meant the five-year-old 7

15 October 2018 11:14 PM Sudanese refugees share special Socceroo debuts

Nine years ago, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil began to bond over football in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. They were two South Sudanese refugees who attended the same school, played for the same local club and their families were linked together through their community. On Tuesday morning, Deng and Mabil made their international debuts for Australia together 6