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28 October 2018 9:48 AM Vickerman challenges Melbourne United to step up for Hawks clash

Melbourne United coach Dean Vickerman has challenged his players to step up offensively as they face the possibility of being without captain Chris Goulding for Monday night’s clash with the Illawarra Hawks. The Rio Olympian went down with a left knee injury late in Melbourne’s 101-96 double-overtime loss in Perth on Saturday, although he has been cleared 18

26 October 2018 6:11 AM Jordan Harper relishing life outside his comfort zone

What happened next? A broken wrist that ruled him out for seven weeks. He came back for the last game of the season but North ultimately missed the finals. "This year I wanted to make it count after taking the risk to move down. It hasn’t really worked out to what I expected and all those things but at the same time I’ve learnt heaps coming to Melbourne 24

9 October 2018 2:16 AM Everest betting suspended after barrier draw conducted in private

Betting had to be suspended from noon on Tuesday to avoid any perceived integrity risk, and Racing NSW stewards will advise wagering operators when they may recommence betting on the $13 million race on Tuesday night. BetEasy had Trapeze Artist, Vega Magic and defending champion Redzel as $7 equal favourites when betting was suspended. Controversy has raged 20

26 September 2018 12:00 PM Invoking Hillsborough for stadium rebuild a bridge too far

And Mr Chair, can you be freaking serious? You, too, like Alan Jones, are now invoking the Hillsborough disaster as a possibility for the SFS? After all the other arguments have been blown away, this is the one you are left with? That tragedy, as you know, turned on an impossible number of people wanting to get into too small a space, when two standing-room-only 19

24 September 2018 7:27 AM Gymnastics Australia backflip on decision to leave ageing AIS

Gymnastics Australia has backflipped on its plan to abandon the AIS after a lack of viable options sparked fears a move could disrupt Olympic Games preparations. Gymnastics Australia chief executive Kitty Chiller confirmed the governing body has been assessing other facilities as she looked to avoid limping into the Tokyo Olympic Games. But Gymnastics 20

8 September 2018 5:13 AM Canberra back on top of the Highway

It's not just Canberra who are the winners from their return to the Highway Handicaps, but racing as a whole. Training partnership Keith Dryden and Scott Collings became the first Canberrans to win the Highway Handicap since ACT trainers were readmitted to the lucrative series last weekend. Their three-year-old gelding Handle The Truth won by a long head from Terry 35

21 July 2018 12:50 AM FIBA says it cannot punish violent fans as Boomers seek legal options

In response to a question from Fairfax Media, a FIBA spokesman said the FIBA disciplinary panel could only cite and punish members of a team’s delegation or accreditation holders such as officials or media members. So Philippines squad player Jio Jalalon, who punched Sobey, was suspended for five games but the spectator is not known to have been punished 41

28 June 2018 7:00 AM Double the action at Canberra Stadium as Vets face the Old Salts

The ACT Veterans will play the Royal Australian Navy "Old Salts" in a curtain raiser to the Brumbies v Hurricanes Super Rugby game at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night. The teams will play for the Paladin Risk Cup, with the game to start at 6.05pm. The two sides feature players over the age of 35 only and the annual fixture provides a great opportunity 31

11 June 2018 10:16 PM Risk-taker Arzani takes chances others can't or won't, says Luongo

Daniel Arzani has only been with the Socceroos for a short time, but he's already made a huge impression - not just with fans but his team-mates. Midfielder Massimo Luongo says that the Melbourne City teenager's exuberant risk-taking style has lifted spirits all round and that unlike the older players, he has not yet been ground down by the pragmatism 29

7 April 2018 4:01 AM Matt Dale hoping for third time lucky with Fell Swoop at $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes

Dale wasn't declaring his stable-star will win in a canter, but emphasised he wouldn't put Fell Swoop in the race without a chance. "I'm feeling good, I know he's not in as good a form as he was leading into the other two but he's been a hard horse to place and has a good record overall at Randwick over 1200m," Dale said. "His form profile suggests he's not racing 41