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  • Randwick: Winx will still be centre stage on Apollo Stakes day in a jump-out

    15 February 2018 6:32 AM 9

    "He deserves a bit of luck and hopefully from the good gate he gets it on Saturday." Endless Drama was third in the Apollo last year, behind Winx and Hartnell in the second-highest-rated race in Australia for 2017. The race doesn't contain that quality on Saturday, which gives Endless Drama his chance to open his Australian account. "He is one of those

  • Randwick: Melody Belle hits right notes, says jockey Rory Hutchings

    15 February 2018 4:00 AM 8

    "She won that race on Karaka Million day without getting out of second gear, and she is ready to go from what I felt [on Thursday]," Hutchings said. "It is a good time to meet some of these fillies because they are first up and that fitness edge could prove very important. She is very sharp and I think she will run in the first two." Melody Belle has had support

  • Randwick: Matthew Smith looks for Faraway Town to storm home in Triscay Stakes

    15 February 2018 2:11 AM 8

    "The way she races she is going to need the speed on to get over the top of them and you just have to accept that. Sometimes she's not going to get her chance. "I think she is up to winning a group race and this race, and the Guy Walter, have been races we have targeted with her this time. "She is the sort of mare now that we could look at the Brisbane

  • Asian Champions League loss wake-up call for Sydney FC, says Graham Arnold

    15 February 2018 12:06 AM 7

    "It's a wake-up call, not only for the players but for the staff and everyone. You come up against a strong opposition and big, powerful, strong boys with pace. We conceded two sloppy goals, and our defence is normally very strong," SYdney FC coach Graham Arnold said. "But they were hard to break down. We had a couple of half-chances but you need better

  • Sydney FC slump to home defeat against Suwon Bluewings in Asian Champions League

    14 February 2018 12:04 PM 11

    Sydney FC's hopes of replicating their A-League success in Asia were dealt an early blow after losing their crucial opening group match to Suwon Bluewings and surrendering their imposing home record. For the first time in 683 days, the Sky Blues walked down the tunnel at Allianz Stadium with the unfamiliar sour taste of defeat after slumping to a 2-0 loss at home to the Korean

  • Why Ben Simmons could miss out on the NBA rookie of the year award

    14 February 2018 10:26 AM 9

    “You could make the case for him to be an All-Star but he is a young player with a bright future who is going to have a long and steady all-star career. “You want that fire in his belly and the question I pose is, has Donovan closed the gap to Simmons as rookie of the year? Personally I would have to say yes. “What Mitchell has done and what Utah has done in winning

  • Peter FitzSimons' predictions for the sporting year of 2018

    14 February 2018 9:00 AM 8

    Canterbury Bulldogs will rise. Without being unkind, I have no clue how the board led by Ray Dib got as close as they did to holding on to power in the elections last weekend. In the course of Dib's reign, the Dogs lost damn nigh everything, starting with their matches, and up to and including their two most revered and passionate players, Josh Reynolds

  • PyeongChang is putting the 'winter' back into Winter Olympics

    14 February 2018 7:12 AM 12

    After two balmy Winter Olympics - where athletes stripped clothes off to cool down and snow had to be trucked in - PyeongChang is bringing the winter back. It's been so biting cold that athletes' skis are warping and makeup is freezing to the faces of BBC anchors (to be fair, it's probably freezing to the faces of other people, as well). Officials have even gone as far as to postpone

  • Marc Conners confident Super Too has the speed to test Lightning rivals

    14 February 2018 7:00 AM 8

    "She is at a point of her career where you can aim high because she has shown she is good enough to run the times. But it is a big step up in class taking the likes of Redzel." That's the reason Super Too is a $21 outsider in race dominated by The Everest winner Redzel, the $1.80 Sportsbet favourite, last year's Lightning winner Terravista and Hey Doc, which

  • Stajcic names Algarve Cup squad as Matildas World Cup preparations hot up

    14 February 2018 3:21 AM 8

    It's a big year for the Matildas with the Algarve Cup, Asian Cup and qualification for the Women's World Cup in France 2019 on the line, and coach Alen Stajcic will begin honing his preparations by calling a 24-woman squad into camp in Sydney this weekend. The coach will whittle the number down to 22, and it is that group who will be travelling to Portugal