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7 October 2018 4:36 AM FFV lobbying government for election spending on soccer infrastructure

"Access to better facilities means more people coming into the game – it will address the current, unsustainable situation where thousands of people (12,500 this past season alone) are unable to play the game. "Based on population increases and continued participation increases to 2026, particularly growth from women and girls, Victoria will need up to 420 full size equivalent 25

29 September 2018 9:30 AM 'Patrick would be proud': Emotional Metropolitan win for Kiwi stayer

Patrick Erin ($16) came late to run down favourite and stablemate Brimham Rocks ($4.40) and win by a short half head with Sikandarabad ($26), who had kicked clear early in the straight, a long neck back in third. “I could just see him improving. He’s a tough horse. Keeping him fresh. These South Island horses, they just get better with age and from when we got him he has stepped 17

26 September 2018 8:07 AM Canberra Racing delay final decision on master plan

Canberra Racing has an "in principal" decision on a development master plan, but a final decision has been put off until the board's next meeting on October 30. As revealed by Fairfax Media in Monday's paper, the board met on Tuesday night, where consultant Lockbridge gave a presentation on what options were available to the race club in terms of redeveloping 24

26 September 2018 1:12 AM Racing Victoria wants more staying races to give locals a Cup chance

''We would see it being open to three, four and five-year-olds so we would encourage progressive horses who are maturing into stayers , and we would like it to have decent prizemoney. The other putative race, at Flemington in mid September, would have a similar motive. If a horse could win that his trainer could then tailor his program over the next seven 27

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 47

12 July 2018 8:43 AM Otago schoolboys sold toilet paper to make Kanga Cup debut

The Otago boys won all six of their matches this week to top pool A, which McGarry admits he didn't see coming. "We are quite an old school, 165 years old this year, we're an established football school in Dunedin, so it was just a case of it might be nice to do a trip and go somewhere and the Kanga Cup was it," McGarry said. "We had no real idea on how things 41

10 July 2018 9:00 AM Ponting optimistic about Australia's chances at World Cup despite slump

Australia might have lost 16 of their last 18 one-day internationals but former national captain Ricky Ponting insists they have the “best depth of any cricket nation in the world” and still stand an excellent chance of winning next year’s World Cup in England. After a 5-0 thumping at the hands of England last month, the microscope is well and truly 49

8 July 2018 10:12 PM 'Federer is Picasso but I am an artist,' claims Mannarino

This will be the sixth time that Mannarino, a left-hander, has faced Federer. He has lost the previous five but impressed in their most -recent meeting, in Basel last year, when he won the opening set. "It is stupid to think you are beaten before you go out on court, if you think there is no point in -going out there," Mannarino said. Mannarino's game is well suited 38

14 June 2018 6:05 AM Years of work to make sure ball has little bearing on World Cup

Tim Cahill may be the veteran of the Socceroos at the ripe old age of 38 but he's a babe in the woods compared to the oldest player in the tournament, Egypt's skipper Essam el-Hadary. The 150-cap goalkeeper will make history as not only oldest player in the finals but the oldest player to ever take part in the tournament. At 45, he will overtake Colombian 53

13 June 2018 5:39 AM This is my yard: Ben Edwards set to return to the cage

Hex matchmaker Luke Vella told Edwards he is happy to put him on every show until the UFC calls, so the Canberran has mapped out a plan. Line 'em up, he'll knock 'em down. "The Guvner" of Canberra is going to rule this town. "[Vella] said ‘what about June in Melbourne, July in Perth or September somewhere else?’ I said ‘I’d love to go back to Perth but if you can find someone 64