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20 July 2018 8:00 AM The Kosciusko: Country cousin of The Everest a grand prize for small trainers

The Kosciusko, like The Everest, isn’t a new financial game for the zillionaires, but a chance for country trainers, and smaller owners to get a bite of a $1.3 million cherry, which sure beats racing for chaff bags at picnic meetings. Certainly the sweepstakes run in connection with The Kosciusko, for which $5 tickets can be purchased at pubs for a chance 3

18 July 2018 6:27 AM What comes next as netball legends leave?

Taken by itself, Layton’s retirement is a blow. Taken together with last week’s announcement by former Diamonds captain Geitz, the sport faces a future without two of its biggest stars. Looking forward, netball has a two-fold challenge to face in filling key roles both on and off court. First to on-court business. Geitz and Layton are easily the best two goal keepers 5

18 July 2018 1:09 AM Dockers make pitch to GWS star as big man stocks dwindle

Sandilands, 35, had not been expected to be available to return after a three-week absence but is tipped to make a late bid for selection if Darcy fails any fitness tests this week. With West Coast restricted free agent Jeremy McGovern still firmly in Dockers recruiting sights, it has emerged that Lobb has been targeted as a saviour to Fremantle's need for a forward 5

16 July 2018 11:29 AM West Coast coach Adam Simpson confirms Nic Naitanui requires knee reconstruction

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has confirmed the worst for Eagles fans, with ruckman Nic Naitanui to miss the rest of the season and best part of 2019 with another knee reconstruction. Simpson said his star ruckman would require a full reconstruction of his right knee, just 15 games into a comeback from a similar operation on his left knee in 2016, after 8

9 July 2018 11:46 AM Dockers young gun earns AFL Rising Star nomination

"I'm only 18, so I've still got plenty to learn and I didn't expect to play this many games straight away, but the fact I have is pleasing. "I've had a bit of inconsistency at times, but … I'm playing with new teammates and being a young team, I think we all experience that a little bit." Cerra is the second Fremantle Docker to make the nominee list this year, with 19-year-old 12

9 July 2018 4:21 AM The frightening facts West Coast don't want to know

He was shaping as an automatic All-Australian selection with an average of 14 disposals an outing, seven marks and three grabs a game snared in big contests, and had booted 28 goals. West Coast is also tipped to have veteran small sharp-shooter Mark LeCras and big defender Tom Barrass back to take on the in-form Magpies, who stretched their run into second 11

6 July 2018 9:25 AM West Belconnen Warrior Daniel Killick-Moran ready for Woden revenge

You could forgive Daniel Killick-Moran for dreading his return to Phillip Oval on Sunday, two years after a twisted knee shattered his Canberra Raiders Cup premiership dream. The West Belconnen Warriors prop left the ground with a ruptured posterior cruciate ligament and was ruled out for the rest of the season, forcing him to watch from the sideline 21

29 June 2018 4:31 AM Three Victorian bids make in to next round of A-League expansion race

Three of four Victorian bids for a new A-League license have made it through to the next round of Football Federation Australia's expansion race. FFA announced on Friday that Team 11 (Dandenong), South Melbourne and the Western Melbourne Group were still in the running for one of two new A-League licenses for the 2019-20 season, while the late inner 10

28 June 2018 12:31 AM 'He has changed': Smith backed by new captain ahead of Canada return

Toronto, Canada: West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy, who will oversee Steve Smith's professional return on Friday, said the former Australian captain had "changed" and it was time for everyone to move on from the ball tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket. Sammy will captain the Toronto Nationals in the first Twenty20 competition ever held in Canada 10

14 June 2018 10:03 AM Handling expectation the next challenge for Swifts, says coach

Sunday's clash against the Lightning is part of a run of six games out of seven being played by the Swifts in the Harbour City in the middle stretch of their Super Netball schedule, prior to the last three rounds of competition, which are all away from home. A trip to Brisbane to take on the Queensland Firebirds next week precedes a run of three straight 13