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11 November 2018 6:36 AM Erin Burns spearheads ACT Meteors victory

The ACT will have it all to play for against the NSW Breakers and South Australia in the final round of the regular season in February. Burns laughs she will be taking plenty of mental notes when she links up with a host of NSW players in the Sixers squad this week for the WBBL, but for now she just wants to savour a clean sweep on home turf. She has well and truly 138

31 October 2018 11:42 AM Goodwin wants to kick down Socceroos door after superb FFA Cup display

Craig Goodwin has his foot in the door for Socceroos selection – but Adelaide United's FFA Cup hero intends to kick it down by dominating the A-League and leaving coach Graham Arnold with no choice but to take him to the Asian Cup. Goodwin partied long into the night with his Reds teammates after Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Sydney FC. He had only two or three 117

30 October 2018 6:03 AM Culture wars: Players call for an Australian cricket commissioner

As the fall-out of the ball-tampering saga continues, the Australian Cricketers Association has called for a new cricket charter and an independent position of Australian cricket commissioner to be introduced. The role of commissioner would involve an annual audit of the performance of Australian cricket administration and regular assessment of the culture 116

29 October 2018 1:32 AM VAR reforms to be introduced after latest A-League farce

Football Federation Australia will make changes to the way the Video Assistant Referee is used in the A-League after another major game was overshadowed by confusion caused by the technology this weekend. The FFA will recommend video referees uphold more stringent standards for interference and explain decisions publicly after its overuse waded into grey areas 117

28 October 2018 10:59 AM Winx owners sure she could have won The Everest or Melbourne Cup

"He's a big striding horse and he's untapped. We're hoping that comes to the fore on the first Tuesday in November and he hits his straps then. He's a bit of an unknown quantity, but I think he's a live chance." The brains trust behind Winx won't be rushed into making a decision about whether to call time on her career and 29-race winning streak as she prepares 89

28 October 2018 9:41 AM Waller mulls Winx farewell but wants it to be special for her and fans

Chris Waller wants to give the public an opportunity to farewell Winx by announcing when her final race will be. Fresh from a record fourth Cox Plate triumph, the mare will head for a spell with no decision on her future to be made until next year. However, if there is an autumn preparation in Sydney, Waller will name a day for a final goodbye, which 101

26 October 2018 5:16 AM 'Our business is a family one': Trainer's tribute to son

"We run our business as a family business, and our owners are our friends," Pitman beams. He's also not adverse to owning a horse that's not in his stable. One of his more recent ones? A nag by the name of El Doute, which he sent to Australia to be trained by none other than Waller. "If we can't win it, I would be absolutely rapt to be in a race where 91

25 October 2018 2:31 AM Smith keen to wait until autumn to test Aqua D’Ivina in stakes grade

Warwick Farm trainer Matthew Smith is in no hurry to get Aqua D’Ivina to her destiny of stakes racing; he just wants her to show she is back this spring. That’s why the daughter of Pierro will be at Randwick on Saturday and Smith is prepared to wait with the four-year-old until the autumn as she comes back from a colic attack. Aqua D’Ivina looked a black 82

22 October 2018 9:50 AM Kepitis shares the joy of Winx on Melbourne nursing home visit

Debbie Kepitis wants to share the Winx experience with the whole country and knows the joy her champion brings to the public. It is why the part-owner of Winx spent Monday afternoon at Embracia Moonee Valley, a nursing home in Melbourne where greats of the turf are celebrated by having households named in their honour. “I just won’t say no,” Kepitis 97

11 October 2018 10:47 AM Ingham has twice the interest in The Everest

“I don’t think I have ever been in a party like that before, those owners were so excited. It was a different feeling as the slot-holder but we enjoyed it. “Everyone wants to win the Melbourne Cup as owner and a couple of months later we did. It’s traditional, the Everest is new. "It might not be at the same level as the Cup but it is certainly already 121