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17 November 2018 8:10 AM Fifty Stars passes Sandown audition but Weir opts not to go to Perth

The Darren Weir-trained Fifty Stars made it six wins from eight career starts when he stepped up to group 3 company to win the 1500-metre Sandown Stakes. But the Ben Allen-ridden galloper's triumph was not enough to book himself a ticket to Perth next week after Weir decided a couple of hours after the race not to send him to Western Australia for the Railway 438

15 November 2018 7:52 AM Australian stars giving up IPL millions to play in World Cup

The governing body will not stand in the way of players participating, even if it prevents them from resting during a busy 2019 international schedule, but have made it clear to them they are expected to put country before franchise when commitments clash. The players union, which is working with CA to foster an improved relationship, has given its qualified 141

13 November 2018 7:39 AM Smith the best $10,000 Australian Open organisers will spend

"I've worked hard back at home the last couple of weeks, just trying to prepare for this week. I really want this one. "It's a combination of winning the PGA last year and this is the last one to tick off in Australia. Open organisers have come under fire for not securing bigger names, especially perennial Australian summer pin-up Scott who was in Sydney 143

3 November 2018 11:07 AM Ware stars as United take down the Taipans

NBA club Oklahoma City Thunder had a club official in attendance to watch their second-round draft pick Devon Hall play for Cairns but he might return to the US talking up Trimble and Ware who were both outstanding. “We spoke about it earlier that we haven’t been good at getting a win after we win a game so we just got to build on this. “Melo is a great 118

3 November 2018 7:42 AM Scott Boland stars as Vics skittle SA

The 29-year-old Boland, who has played 14 one-day internationals and three T20 matches for Australia, was irresistible, having six South Australians caught either by wicketkeeper Seb Gotch or in the slip cordon, and almost decapitating Nick Winter with a flier that the SA tail-ender parried away from his face to Peter Handscomb at slip. His case for reinstatement 139

2 November 2018 4:02 AM The once and future Stars of Carrum: Footy boys right in Derby mix

A win for the Robbie Laing-trained colt, a son of Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente, would help square the fiscal ledger, but it's not the cash that has Cox and his mates excited. It's the chance to be part of history and more than that, to dream; any horse that can win a Victoria Derby can stay a trip and can act around Flemington, so it's fair to say that a tilt at the following 128

30 October 2018 4:21 AM Thinkin' Big fares well in barrier draw for Derby, Weir is out of luck

Gai Waterhouse's favourite Thinkin' Big drew ideally in the centre of the field in barrier nine for the $2 million Victoria Derby on Saturday. A full field of 16 and two emergencies were declared for the 2500-metre classic, a shot in the arm for those who are hoping to see more emerging stayers developed in this country. While Waterhouse fared well, champion 109

28 October 2018 1:39 PM Vinales ends Yamaha's record winless streak in Philip Island MotoGP

Vinales, who won three of the first five races of last year before fading in the championship as Yamaha struggled to cope with Dovizioso’s surging Ducati and Marquez’s brilliance, was overcome with emotion after his fifth MotoGP victory, and his third podium in succession at Phillip Island after back-to-back third-place finishes in 2016 and 2017. ‘‘When 110

27 October 2018 6:21 AM Ash Sykes asks favour of Canberra United fans

Matildas star Ellie Carpenter is the only returning player who regularly started last season, after many front line stars were shown the door. Garriock wanted to build her own squad and she's done exactly that with no less than 14 new faces. But it was signing club favourite Sykes as an assistant which proved one of her most important moves. Sykes shocked 105

25 October 2018 7:45 AM Canberra sides advance to the AHL semi-finals

The Canberra Strikers and Canberra Lakers booked places in the Australian Hockey League semi-finals on the Gold Coast on Thursday - but the tale of how they got there could not have been more different. The Strikers women's side advanced to the semi-finals with a thrilling 4-2 shootout win over South Australia. A defensive grind turned into one of the most memorable 94