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16 February 2018 4:54 AM Joe Pride thinks Terravista can defend Lightning title on his favourite course

However Pride is confident his sprinter compares well with the favourite given the way the race will be run, which should allow him to gun Redzel down. They have met twice, running one-two in both at Flemington with Redzel as the winner. Terravista got within three-quarters of a length of Redzel in the Darley Classic in the spring. "He just had too much to make up in that race in the spring 13

12 February 2018 8:06 PM Canberra footballer Leo Mazis tracks Tom Rogic course and signs with Celtic FC

"It's an incredible feeling, the hard work has paid off, it's just surreal to be honest and it all happened really quickly," Mazis told Fairfax Media. "When I got there and saw how it all works over there, I knew I wanted to be in that environment and I did everything I could to get a contract. "I caught up with Tom [Rogic] and he's a great guy, I'm going 5

11 February 2018 4:02 AM Daria Gavrilova beaten as Australia's Fed Cup tie to be decided in doubles

Ukrainian captain Mikhail Filima's decision to alter the singles clash came as a shock given world No. 883 Lyudmyla Kichenok pushed Australian star Ash Barty in three sets on Saturday. But the late ring-in still had Gavrilova looking troubled as the Australian looked to bounce back from her opening day "shocker". It took plenty of grit but Gavrilova 8

9 February 2018 9:25 AM Champion Australian javelin thrower Jarrod Bannister dies

Australia's champion javelin thrower Jarrod Bannister has died suddenly overnight in the Netherlands. Bannister, who won gold in the javelin at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and was the national record holder, had been training and living in Holland with his girlfriend. Jarrod Bannister had won gold for Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, and held the national 6

7 February 2018 1:54 AM Melbourne's best sunset happens tonight

On Wednesday evening, at 8.27, astronomers are urging Melburnians to take to the streets. The city will enjoy its most-spectacular sunset of the year, as the sun sets perfectly between the skyscrapers that line our city grid. It’s called Melbhenge, and our inch-perfect alignment mean we’re one of the only cities in the world that experience the phenomenon 7 1

30 January 2018 10:41 PM Davis Cup 2018: Nick Kyrgios primed for return

A return to happy hunting ground Brisbane has provided a fatigued Nick Kyrgios a timely boost ahead of this week's Davis Cup first round tie with Germany, Lleyton Hewitt says. The Australian team captain admitted they would have to monitor the world No.14 after Kyrgios backed up his Brisbane International triumph with a gutsy fourth round finish at the Australian 10

23 January 2018 5:16 PM Australian Open 2018: Wozniacki downs Suarez Navarro to reach semi-final

Caroline Wozniacki has been world number one, she's won 27 titles, but she has never won a Grand Slam. She is now through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open after a three set defeat of Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro. ​Wozniacki won the first set 6-0 and might have wrapped the match up in two sets, with match point in the second set. But the Spaniard 9

23 January 2018 1:38 PM Cilic reaches semi-finals after Nadal retires hurt

In the end he could not run. World number one Rafael Nadal limped from the court beaten in four-and-a-half sets by Marin Cilic. In truth Nadal was beaten well before he went down a break at the start of the fifth set. He had had two injury timeouts and was massaged and crunched but could not loosen up his hip. He disobeyed his body and returned to the court 6

23 January 2018 5:50 AM Motorsport: Canberra driver Cameron Hill sets sights on Bathurst 12 Hour

He's been making waves in motorsport and now Canberra driver Cameron Hill has caught the eye of a four-time Bathurst 1000 winner in Steven Richards. Hill scored a dream call-up to the epic Bathurst 12 Hour, where the 21-year-old will dart around Mount Panorama in a brand new BMW M4 GT4 for Richards' BMW Team SRM team on February 4. The longest event 7

23 January 2018 4:14 AM Australian Open 2018: Belgian Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina in quarter-finals

Belgian Elise Mertens has stunned the Australian Open by racing through her quarter-final against world No.4 Elina Svitolina in straight sets. The unseeded Mertens, who had only won two other grand slam matches before this tournament – at last year's French Open – shocked the Ukrainian 6-4, 6-0 in one hour and 13 minutes. Mertens, 22, fought hard to secure 10