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23 September 2018 5:09 AM 'Fear of losing' can reverse University of Canberra's deja vu

"Because you’ve got to work yourself into a condition where winning is something you get used to, and losing is something you don’t ever want. It’s a stage we’re slowly working towards anyway. "It means what we’re doing as a team is really starting to work. A lot of self-belief, that’s the big thing. Self-belief in each other and they’re really tightening 5

21 September 2018 5:07 AM Last minute Opals ready to step up as FIBA World Cup opens

Lavey was in training camp with the team a month ago and then just missed the side so she has only been absent for a few weeks of training and practice games. “We spoke at seven o'clock in the morning when I was barely awake, she [Stirling] said you have to get going in the next 24 hours to Spain - I said 'yep, let’s do it',” Lavey told Fairfax Media 7

18 September 2018 5:28 AM Tom Rogers ready to back up whirlwind debut season

Now Rogers has been named in the Tasmanian squad preparing to open their domestic One-Day Cup campaign against Victoria at Townsville's Riverway Stadium on Wednesday. "The same nervous excitement is still there, but I guess you can take a little bit of comfort in being through it once before," Rogers said. "Playing in those finals was a great sign that what we were doing 8

10 September 2018 3:19 AM Sami Whitcomb overjoyed after Opals promotion for World Cup

On the verge of a WNBA championship, Australian guard Sami Whitcomb received further good news on Monday as she was elevated to the Opals side for the FIBA Women’s World Cup. Whitcomb was born in America but has made a life in Perth with her wife Kate where she rose from being a WA State League import to become a star in the WNBL with Perth Lynx and then earning 21

8 September 2018 1:30 PM Australian sevens skipper Sharni Williams re-signs for Tokyo Olympics

The chance to chase back-to-back Olympic Games gold medals convinced skipper Sharni Williams to re-sign with the Australian sevens program, vowing to bury 12 months of injury frustration to chase a ticket to Tokyo. It can be revealed Williams is the latest sevens champion to commit to the team, further boosting their hopes of chasing another gold medal 23

8 September 2018 3:00 AM Cleary sponsors race in attempt to get Kosciuszko slot

“The pub is right behind us, and there are always people coming up and wishing me luck and saying they will have a slot for me. “I have spent about $1000 myself and I have an owner coming down this weekend from Queensland and he was asking how to buy tickets.” Cleary, like a number of other trainers, has pledged half his trainer’s fee from the Kosciuszko 14

4 September 2018 8:16 AM Vikings Irae Simone has six games to impress for Brumbies starting gig

"The Brumbies gave me an opportunity and I’m here to take it," Simone said. "I’ve had my experience at the Tahs and I enjoyed that but being down here is definitely refreshing, not just for myself but for my little family. "It's exciting and I’m looking forward to it, there's a lot of new things and a lot of learning but I’m pretty confident that whatever 19

4 September 2018 7:16 AM Former prop Tai Tuivasa lands main event slot on Adelaide UFC card

The 25-year-old's recent win over Arlovski was different in that it was the first of his professional career to stretch beyond a first round knockout, but he says he's not planning on going five rounds with Dos Santos. "I've lost fights in the past, in many disciplines. I was young and dumb, but now my training mental state is a lot different. "I knew I could 7

28 August 2018 8:45 AM Winx's tilt at history to showcase racing's spring carnival

The spring schedule for Winx, with Hugh Bowman in the saddle, could also include an October 6 appearance in the Seppelt Wines Turnbull Stakes (2000 metres) at Flemington. There will be 21 group 1 races contested over the next couple of months in Melbourne, while prizemoney and bonuses of more than $84 million will be up for grabs. There will be 132 race meetings 30

26 August 2018 6:05 AM Webster happy as Clapper warms to Melbourne campaign

Pat Webster has treated Happy Clapper to two new rugs for his spring preparation, which will favour Melbourne over Sydney, starting with the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. The second-best horse in the country has turned eight since winning the Canterbury Stakes and Doncaster and running placings behind Winx in the George Ryder Stakes and Queen 30