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23 October 2018 2:56 AM $100,000 Canberra International lures top-100 players

Davis Cup star Jordan Thompson and comeback kid Jason Kubler will headline the men's draw at the $106,000 Canberra International next week. Just 12 months after Kubler was battling at world No. 921 the Queenslander will arrive in the capital a whopping 824 rankings higher. Australia player Jordan Thompson will line up at the Canberra International next week. Credit 4

21 October 2018 6:25 AM Ben Dwarshuis fits the new and old mould for PM's XI

"The Netherlands stuff never really got moving, it was something that was a possibility if I ever wanted to go down that line, but it was a bit of a long shot with it being a few generations back in my family," Dwarshuis said. "I put that on the backburner and I’m certainly focusing more on the Australian side now. I was very excited to be a part of that Twenty 5

20 October 2018 11:23 AM 'Let's go become millionaires': Mystic runs Riot in rich final

A tearful and jubilant Peter Lagogiane danced down the Wentworth Park straight in pure delight as Mystic Riot led home a NSW trifecta in the Million Dollar Chase on Saturday. Lagogiane, who trains in tandem with his partner Jodie on from Sydney's north-west fringes, was reduced to an emotional wreck after Mystic Riot led from box rise to stave off a late challenge 6

20 October 2018 8:20 AM Saeed had the Solution in battle of the blue armies

In recent times it is the Irish operation that has had the best of things, O'Brien's genius and the potent bloodlines of the super sire Galileo – represented in this race by The Cliffsofmoher and The Taj Mahal – giving them an edge. Charlie Appleby, a trainer well known to Australian racegoers, gave Sheikh Mohammed his first English Derby winner carrying 7

20 October 2018 5:57 AM Best Solution wins Caulfield Cup

A decade after winning his first Caulfield Cup, Godolphin trainer Saaed bin Suroor has triumphed again with international visitor Best Solution producing a gutsy performance to take out the world's richest 2400 metre handicap on turf. In a desperate finish to Saturday's $5 million race, top weight Best Solution held off a charge from Homesman to win by a half-head 6

20 October 2018 3:51 AM It's time: Portelli plotting to reign again in Slipper

Gary Portelli will skip the Magic Millions to concentrate on the Golden Slipper with She Will Reign's half-brother Time To Reign, which made a mess of his rivals on debut at Randwick on Saturday. There may be little similarity between Portelli's latest two-year-old protege and his former Golden Slipper heroine, but the Warwick Farm trainer is eyeing 6

20 October 2018 2:44 AM Gurinder Sandhu ready to bust through another barrier

If that hadn't happened, he might not have been in the position to replicate those heroics against the fourth-best one-day outfit in the world - but it did. "I’ll be looking forward to that game and it’ll be a nice little test to see where I’m at. I’ve played two of them before so it’s almost kind of a checkpoint game to see where you’re at and what you need to work on, and how much more improvement 5

18 October 2018 1:05 AM Vikings' Joe Powell misses Wallabies squad but starting NRC semi-final

Wallabies back-rower Pete Samu is set to make his Vikings debut off the bench on return from a knee injury and a solid hit-out will seal his spot on the spring tour. Samu has played seven Tests since signing a two-year deal with the ACT Brumbies and bolting into the Wallabies team for the June Test series. It's been an enormous year for the 26-year-old 7

16 October 2018 10:19 AM No average Joe: Cameron Smith on course for a sizzling summer

For someone with such an extraordinary talent on the golf course, Cameron Smith couldn't have more ordinary pursuits when he gets the rare chance to put down the clubs. He likes to wash his cars, he says, and has developed a liking to tend to his lawn in Jacksonville, Florida. The 25-year-old does hail from Brisbane, where you can literally watch the grass 8

14 October 2018 8:04 AM Marc Leishman nails fourth US PGA tour win

Marc Leishman was already having a good year. Yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, he made it a great one. The 34-year-old from Warrnambool secured his fourth United States PGA Tour title with a superb exhibition of ball-striking and putting in the $US7 million CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur. The victory comes with a winner’s cheque of $US1.26 million but just as importantly 26