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  • The day Big Daz died... then wanted to get straight back on the mike

    19 April 2018 7:58 AM 8

    Then Eastlake suffered another heart attack. He eventually recovered and kept calling right up until his retirement in 2005. The big man with the bigger voice finally shuffled off this mortal coil on Tuesday morning. He died at a nursing home on the Central Coast after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and emphysema. He was 75. Within hours of the news breaking

  • Walker thinks blinkers will get Tangled over the line in Packer Plate

    19 April 2018 3:54 AM 10

    “I think the blinkers are going to make a big difference to him. At 2000m he is going to be very strong and he feels like a horse that is only going to get better with a bit more time,” Walker said. “It would be great for him to go out a winner because he is very genuine.” Tangled is the main reason for Walker coming to Randwick for the carnival finale

  • Bling starting to shine ahead of Tour de France

    19 April 2018 1:29 AM 10

    Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews' form is building every race, which Team Sunweb coach Aike Visbeek believes is a great sign ahead of his Tour de France green jersey defence. Matthews finished fifth at Fleche-Wallonne on Wednesday, six seconds behind French winner Julian Alaphilipe. "As a team we did a good job. I’m happy to see the shape of 'Bling'

  • How Ben Simmons is dominating the NBA in quintessentially Aussie style

    18 April 2018 10:35 AM 10

    Cold-calling Mr Gaze, Brown was impressive enough to be given an interview, and was soon installed indeed as Lindsay Gaze’s assistant at the Melbourne Tigers, learning from The Master. Lindsay wanted humility not hubris; hard-work not hot-dogging; knuckling down, not noise. He wanted a team that was just that, filled with players who would work for each other

  • Weir looking for clues to import's last-start failure

    18 April 2018 6:54 AM 10

    The dominance of the Weir stable around Australia is reflected in his large number of starters, which includes eight in Adelaide and 14 in Melbourne. Weir is expected to be a major player in the upcoming rich South Australian carnival. Weir also announced he would take a small team to Queensland from the rich Hollindale Cup meeting in May. Gailo Chop has pulled

  • Grening goes out with a gong

    18 April 2018 1:47 AM 12

    The ABL announced Grening as their pitcher of the 2017-18 season on Wednesday - almost exactly two months after he announced his retirement from professional baseball. Grening went out on a high, pitching the Cavalry to a game one victory over the Brisbane Bandits in the ABL championship series - although the Bandits went on to claim the Claxton Shield

  • Winx could return in a group 1 named in her honour

    18 April 2018 1:30 AM 10

    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

  • Capital Football launches junior season as A-League bid ramps up

    17 April 2018 8:06 AM 11

    Capital Football bosses will meet with Canberra's A-League bid officials within the next week in an attempt to "harness" existing soccer relationships and a supporter base from the 30,000 registered players in the city. The FFA has called for expressions of interest for an A-League expansion licence to be submitted by May 24 and Canberra's bid will need to address

  • Emerging star Maddison Rocci set to shine with Canberra Capitals

    17 April 2018 2:27 AM 11

    "To be honest I thought it was pretty tough at the start," Rocci said. "To come in as a rookie into the WNBL, it’s a totally different ball game. To get the opportunity to start was so amazing and it was a good opportunity for me to see exactly how the competition really is. "At the start it was challenging but once I settled in and got to know all the girls

  • Superstar Canberran Zoe Cooke earns ACT Meteors deal

    16 April 2018 10:07 AM 12

    Her dominance of the Cricket ACT landscape meant it was only a matter of time before Zoe Cooke earned an ACT Meteors recall. The Western District-UC all-rounder has signed a one-year deal with the Meteors as they search for a breakthrough WNCL triumph. Her role in the Meteors XI could be magnified with Cricket ACT confirming superstar South African duo Marizanna