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18 April 2018 1:30 AM Winx could return in a group 1 named in her honour

The honours means like Black Caviar, whose 25 race wining streak Winx matched on Saturday, the champion Chris Waller-trained mare can win a race named in her honour, which would be an ideal starting point to the spring. Winx is on a three-year, 25 race unbeaten run and the past six have been at group 1 level. If she was to follow the path as last season 9

13 April 2018 9:39 AM Finals series to give A-League a much-needed lift

The Sky Blues went through their annus mirabilis of 2016-17 losing only once, although their grand final triumph over Melbourne Victory was a close-enough thing as they required penalties to see off their Victorian rivals. But this season they have lost three times, showing even for a team that has been hailed as the best the A-League has seen, such lofty 11

11 April 2018 12:30 AM Australia selectors look beyond exiled leaders and focus on World Cup

"This period is set to include a significant amount of limited-overs cricket, including the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. For that reason, there has been a bit of a focus in this contracting period on white-ball cricket, as we look ahead to trying to win back-to-back World Cups." The announcement gives an indication as to who Hohns' 10

10 April 2018 7:01 AM Cummins out of IPL with another back injury

Pace ace Pat Cummins has become the latest casualty of Australia's disastrous tour of South Africa after pulling out of the Indian Premier League with a back injury. Cricket Australia is erring on the side of caution with the star fast bowler, who has developed hot spots in his back after bearing a heavy workload during the series against England and South 11

7 April 2018 1:48 AM LeBron, Curry, Harden headline Team USA squad for next three years

The 35-player squad included 17 gold medallists. The only surprise was the omission of Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell, who has emerged as one of the NBA’s rising stars, pushing Australia’s Ben Simmons for rookie-of-the-year honours. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will coach the side at the two major tournaments. Respected former NBA coach 12

7 April 2018 12:46 AM Leishman draws closer to US Masters title shot, trails lead by two

Marc Leishman moved to within striking distance of a first US Masters title, trailing leader Patrick Reed by just two shots after a wild second round at Augusta National. The 34-year-old Victorian, who again stole the limelight from playing partner Tiger Woods' Masters return, is leading the pack chasing America's Reed (-9) as overnight leader after 12

6 April 2018 6:57 AM Aivi Luik back from wilderness for Matildas Asian Cup campaign

Luik is over her quad complaint and her debilitating hamstring injuries. This couldn’t have come at a better time given the Asian Cup is also the qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup in France. She was an integral part of the Matildas' 2010 Asian Cup-winning side and has a wealth of overseas playing experience to draw on, but Luik isn’t getting 16

6 April 2018 6:35 AM Marty Raines returns to Belconnen United after three years travelling the world

There's been plenty of turnover at Belconnen since Raines was last at the club, including new coach Peter Mazis, but he said there's still a few familiar faces. "I was away for a fair while and I didn't play at all overseas, I was just travelling and working," Raines said. "Patagonia was really cool and Iceland was a hot spot, I was trekking volcanoes 15

5 April 2018 5:40 PM Marketing slogan trumped tradition for controversial Socceroos kit

When it came to the design briefing for the Socceroos' new kit for the 2018 World Cup, a marketing slogan trumped the bulk of the 98-year history of the Australian national team. A brief comment from former Australian captain Mark Viduka in 2005 was the influence behind a new uniform unveiled by Football Federation Australia and Nike which represents 14

4 April 2018 11:07 PM Masters hopeful dislocates ankle in hole-in-one celebration

It was a moment he was supposed to cherish on the eve of his first US Masters, but Tony Finau's hole-in-one during the traditional Par 3 Tournament turned to disaster as he severely rolled his ankle during a wild celebration. Finau, 28, jubilantly ran down towards the green after using a wedge to ace the seventh hole during the light-hearted competition 15