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21 August 2018 4:00 AM Hisense Arena renamed Melbourne Arena

“It’s iconic with the city, celebrated the city and our preference was to have the city name on there as opposed to the commercial name. “I’m sure they had a lot of offers and Hisense were a partner of ours for a while and they have been a great partner of the government's but we wanted it to be Melbourne so we made a contribution to it.” With the Australian 4

19 August 2018 1:52 PM Socceroo Mark Milligan heading to Scottish Premier League

Socceroos defender Mark Milligan has signed a two-year deal with Scottish club Hibernian, subject to securing a work permit. The former Melbourne Victory captain, 33, impressed in his three matches for Australia at last month's World Cup in Russia. He has played 71 times for the Socceroos. "I know it's a big club with an exciting young squad, and I hope to be able to add to that with my experience 4

19 August 2018 9:30 AM Waller to start Single Gaze in Chelmsford Stakes

Waller's racing manager Charlie Duckworth said she had settled in nicely. "We're happy with how she's come through her first two trials and she'll just have her last trial tomorrow and then head straight to the Chelmsford first-up over a mile, which is why we put her through three trials instead of just the two," he said. "She'll be nice and fit and ready 4

17 August 2018 12:37 PM Emerging Kaonic ready to profit from Waller's patience

Chris Waller has his group 1 winning three-year-olds from last season – D’argento and Unforgotten – taking on Winx on Saturday, but it might a four-year-old away from the Randwick limelight who has the potential to join the stable's stars at the highest level. Kaonic was considered in the same class as his stellar stablemates, as was the emerging Paret 5

16 August 2018 8:45 PM NBL heads to Nine in new broadcast deal

Nine will also simulcast its live games on the 9Now online service and has secured the digital catch-up rights to show replays of all NBL games throughout the season regardless of what network they are broadcast on. The league has yet to finalise what it will do with its NBL TV app, which showed all games live and on replay, for a monthly subscription 5

16 August 2018 4:54 AM Jockey airlifted to The Alfred in coma after horse rolls on top of him

A Victorian jockey is in a critical condition with head injuries after a fall during trackwork at Ballarat on Thursday morning. Jockey Anthony Boyd has been airlifted to Melbourne following a fall just before 9am. Early reports indicate Boyd was riding a horse when it stumbled and dislodged him before falling on top of him. It is understood Boyd was in an induced 6

5 August 2018 12:00 PM Racing NSW buy Cummings' slice of paradise for retired racehorses

Bart’s son, trainer Anthony Cummings, would not comment on the sale when contacted by Fairfax Media on Sunday. The property had been part of court proceedings back in February when Anthony Cummings’s lawyer, Michael Jaloussis, offered valuation for feed company Ranvet and the property. “As your Honour would see, it is worth about $12-13 million. I wouldn’t 13

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

3 August 2018 10:06 AM Last-round clash to decide Giants' travel plans and finals chances

The outcome of the top-of-the-table clash between Giants and West Coast Fever at the International Convention Centre on Saturday will deliver much more than just the minor premiership. While both sides could mathematically fall as low as fourth in a desperate final round, an even contest would wrap up the top two spots - and crucially a second chance 16

1 August 2018 11:30 AM 'Big unit' Jarrod Lyle always all class

The one abiding thought everyone in golf must have is that Jarrod Lyle was dealt a pretty lousy deck of cards to play. From Shepparton, his early skills saw him go to Melbourne to play pennant golf for Commonwealth but at only 17 he was diagnosed with leukaemia and spend months in a hospital before the doctors announced him free of the disease. It was then he began 17