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  • Mile high: Winx thriving ahead of return to favourite course

    12 September 2018 7:50 AM 16

    Winx went to the Turnbull Stakes before the Cox Plate last year, and it is the favoured path once again. Her winning run, which stretches over three years and across 26 races, has had its home at Randwick. She has 15 wins there, and the 1600m has been her best trip. Winx has won eight races from the mile start near Alison Road – seven at the top level

  • Cricket reforms cannot be 'clever' marketing exercise, says ACA boss

    12 September 2018 7:33 AM 18

    Australian cricket's players union has called on Cricket Australia to give their new chief executive a mandate for change to enact the recommendations from the ongoing reviews into the game. Just days out before the start of the domestic season, the head of the Australian Cricketers Association Greg Dyer has warned the governing body there are no short

  • Cox Plate not necessarily the end for wonder mare Winx

    12 September 2018 4:13 AM 14

    Could Winx go on beyond another Cox Plate should she triumph for the fourth successive time in the weight-for-age event next month? Part owners Debbie Kepitis and Peter Tighe enthralled the audience at The Valley's A Legendary Night on Tuesday when they spoke about their wonder mare, how they came to buy her and their ride along the way as first she became

  • Tennis umpire Carlos Ramos breaks silence over Serena stoush

    11 September 2018 10:54 PM 14

    "I'm fine, given the circumstances," Carlos Ramos told Tribuna Expresso in Portugal. "It's a delicate situation, but a la carte arbitration does not exist. Do not worry about me!" Ugly scenes marred the match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on the weekend, as 23-time grand slam winner Serena Williams lost 2-6, 4-6 to Japan's Naomi Osako, receiving three code violations

  • Vice-captaincy: Langer confident strong leaders are emerging

    11 September 2018 8:25 AM 23

    Australian cricket coach Justin Langer is confident there are enough emerging leaders ready to help skipper Tim Paine through what shapes as a tough summer. Cricket Australia opted to not unveil a vice-captain among the 15-man squad chosen on Tuesday for next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Paine will captain the side in his first

  • NBL sell out: Tickets snapped up for pre-season match in Canberra

    11 September 2018 7:45 AM 19

    The Illawarra Hawks and Adelaide 36ers will play in front of a sell-out crowd in Canberra on Friday night after fans voted with their feet in an audition for more NBL action. The pre-season fixture at Tuggeranong will be buzzing after all 1090 tickets were sold four days before the game. The Hawks are keen to push into the Canberra market to expand their

  • Don't get why the Serena cartoon was racist?

    11 September 2018 6:45 AM 21

    Mark Knight from the Herald Sun has caused an international storm with his depiction of Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, throwing a tantrum during the final of the US Open last weekend. That in itself is not the problem. The trouble is that Knight has gone out of his way to depict her not as a champion athlete but as wild and barbaric

  • Canberra A-League bid strikes deal with Asia soccer powerhouse

    11 September 2018 4:34 AM 21

    The Canberra A-League bid has added an Asian powerhouse to their campaign for a licence, firing another reminder to officials about the strength of the capital's proposal. Hong Kong Football Club director of operations Tony Sealy has joined the Canberra bid team's advisory board and said a team in the city would be of high interest to Chinese businesses

  • WNBL back on FTA TV with SBS to simulcast nine Fox Sports games

    10 September 2018 2:00 PM 22

    SBS will simulcast nine Saturday 3pm games live and also live-stream them via SBS On Demand and the SBS Sport website. This season, Fox Sports will continue to broadcast and stream one game a week and also show all finals games live and ad-free. Head of the WNBL, Sally Phillips, said the addition of SBS was a win for the league, which is entering its 38th season

  • Webster delighted to have Happy Clapper in Epsom, even at top weight

    10 September 2018 8:12 AM 18

    Randwick trainer Pat Webster couldn't stop smiling as he looked at the Epsom Handicap weights, even though his pride and joy, Happy Clapper, was allotted the 59.5kg top weight. “I never thought I would have the bottom weight in an Epsom, let alone the top weight,” Webster said. “He has delivered dreams for me and my family and he is such a good Randwick