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17 June 2018 3:18 AM England pound makeshift Australian attack to take 2-0 series lead

Centurion Shaun Marsh has backed Australia’s inexperienced bowlers to bounce back after Saturday’s mauling by the England batsmen. Already missing Ashes-winning spearheads Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in addition to James Pattinson, the tourists were also without young Queensland quick Billy Stanlake in the 39-run one-day loss in Cardiff 8

14 June 2018 10:03 AM Handling expectation the next challenge for Swifts, says coach

Sunday's clash against the Lightning is part of a run of six games out of seven being played by the Swifts in the Harbour City in the middle stretch of their Super Netball schedule, prior to the last three rounds of competition, which are all away from home. A trip to Brisbane to take on the Queensland Firebirds next week precedes a run of three straight 11

14 June 2018 6:00 AM Bloodlines: Snitzel extends reign as king of the stallions

Just one group1 event remains for the 2017-18 Australian racing season and the Chris Waller stable, aided by a huge contribution from wonder mare Winx, has produced another amazing 12 months. A total of 69 group1 races were programmed in the 12 months beginning August 1, 2017, finishing on Saturday week with the running of the group1 Tattersall’s Tiara 11

13 June 2018 12:23 AM Skye Nicolson walking into the Hornet's nest

"The Olympics have always been the big goal for me, so Tokyo 2020 is my next big goal," Nicolson said. "Then we’ll sit down and look at what I want to do next after that. Definitely not [turning professional] in the next year and a half to two years, but after that it’s definitely something we’ll be looking into. "I’ve still got plenty on, I’m boxing 14

9 June 2018 7:31 AM From nightmare scenario to fairytale Derby win for Dark Dream

“He is going better when the races get longer, and a race like the Melbourne Cup is there for him in the spring.” Clark made a long sweeping run but had to run down the Darren Weir-trained Heavenly Thought, which had cut the corner and put a length on Dark Dream halfway down the straight. But Dark Dream ($4.20 fav) just kept finding to win by a short 11

5 June 2018 2:10 PM Tonight I'm looking forward to Sydney's other red v blue grudge match

Tonight’s the night. I know, like me, many of you will have been looking forward to this evening for a while now. Anticipating the drama, getting dressed for the occasion, maybe raising a glass or two. Yes it’s the showdown between two great rivalries again: blue versus red. Not the maroons. I’m not talking about that annual grudge match between NSW and Queensland 5

28 May 2018 12:11 PM Hazlewood pulled from tour of England

Australia will be without its frontline pace attack for the one-day series in England after Josh Hazlewood withdrew on Monday night. Just hours before the team's departure, Hazlewood was pulled from the squad because of a low-level back problem, although CA said it was not a stress fracture. Hazlewood, a 40-Test veteran, has been replaced by Queensland's 24

26 May 2018 6:55 AM ACT quartet earn Australian honours after breakthrough water polo gold

Four ACT players have been named in the Australian schools water polo team after leading the ACT to a drought-breaking national title. The ACT men's team clinched the capital's first gold medal since 2005 with a dominant 9-5 win over Queensland in the grand final in Perth on Friday. ACT product Matthew Wilson will headline the Australian team after being 30

26 May 2018 5:51 AM Swifts have evolved since Wright's shock departure, says Turner

When Rob Wright returns to Sydney on Sunday to take on the team he left at the end of last season, he'll see an outfit that looks similar on the surface, but is vastly different on the court. The Swifts retained eight of the 10 players who were coached by Wright last year: Sophie Garbin and Kate Eddy are in the squad this year at the expense of Amy Somerville 20

19 May 2018 10:53 AM Melham keeps his cool, Santa Ana Lane does the rest in Goodwood

He didn't panic as he drifted to the rear of the field, and was smart enough to change his initial plan of coming to the middle of the track to weave his way inside and attack late close to the fence. "They bounced out of the barriers, it all opened up down the inside and he had a good turn of foot and he was just too good," Melham said. "His run the other 25