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  • Melbourne Cup 2017: Charlie Appleby confirms Qewy won't run, Wall Of Fire guaranteed start

    2 November 2017 9:51 PM 10

    "Hopefully we can consider another race for him in Melbourne this trip, provided he is back on top form." It means connections of Wall Of Fire will be relieved, guaranteeing their spot in the race after travelling all the way from the United Kingdom for the spring carnival. Mick Kent's Abbey Marie rises to No.24 in the order of entry, but faces the prospect

  • WNBL: Sydney Flames consign Canberra Capitals to sixth loss in a row

    2 November 2017 9:57 AM 12

    Hooper and Mistie Bass (15 points) were locked in a battle with near unstoppable Sydney star Belinda Snell (16 points, 10 rebounds, four assists). But the efforts of Canberra's United States imports came to no avail as Sydney pulled away late in the contest to lock themselves inside the top two, and leave the Capitals reeling in seventh. The Capitals

  • Williams back between the posts for City, former Matilda shot stopper Hudson signed as back up

    2 November 2017 7:52 AM 4

    The club has also bolstered its goalkeeping ranks by luring former Matildas No.1 Melissa Hudson (nee Barbieri) out of retirement as an injury replacement player to cover Shields' absence. She made 86 appearances for the Matildas in a 13-year-international career, captained them to an historic Asian Cup win in 2010, played at four World Cups (2003, 2007, 2011 2015) and has been named

  • Thurston in running for Australian of the Year

    2 November 2017 4:45 AM 20

    Rugby league star Johnathan Thurston is among four Queenslanders nominated for state-based Australian of the Year honours. The North Queensland Cowboys captain and Test playmaker, who was grounded for most of the NRL season, has been nominated for the award for his work as an indigenous mentor. Among Thurston's few moments on the field in 2017, he played

  • Unbeaten Melbourne City out for FFA Cup redemption when they take on Sydney FC

    2 November 2017 4:37 AM 10

    HE’S said repeatedly how bad Melbourne City played in its FFA Cup final loss to Sydney FC in September. But he’s been here long enough to already have a game to prepare for for which redemption is on his mind. “You want everybody connected with the club to display a pride in working for the club or playing for the club. “In football, you get a chance

  • More WA millionaires as Lottery luck strikes twice in Wednesday draw

    2 November 2017 2:20 AM 10

    Lotto luck in Western Australia continues with two brand new millionaires coined after Wednesday's Lotto draw. The two West Aussies won a straight million dollars with the numbers 2, 18, 22, 23, 45 and 27 while eight others in the state walked away with almost $20,000. The man said he was still wearing his high-vis work uniform and a hard hat when he arrived

  • Bomb threat: Ashdale Secondary College evacuated minutes before WACE exam

    2 November 2017 2:20 AM 47

    Ashdale Secondary College in Darch has been evacuated after a reported bomb threat was made just 20 minutes before a WACE exam was due to start. According to 6PR's Gareth Parker a text message was sent to parents at around 9am, saying the school would be closed on Thursday morning. "NOTIFICATION: Ashdale Secondary College have had a bomb threat. Police

  • Melbourne Cup 2017: Almandin favourite for Australia’s great race

    2 November 2017 2:07 AM 26

    Almandin gave Williams his fifth win in the great race with a thrilling victory last year. The eight-year-old will be aiming to become the first horse since the mighty Makybe Diva (2003-04-05) to win successive Cups. Almandin is the $7 favourite with TAB to win the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday. The stayer will be ridden by flamboyant Italian

  • Godolphin to decide on Melbourne Cup start for Bendigo Cup winner Qewy

    1 November 2017 7:15 AM 21

    GODOLPHIN’s Qewy moved a step closer to running in the Melbourne Cup with a strong staying effort to hold out Kiwia to win the Bendigo Cup. His trainer Charlie Appleby said he would wait 48 hours before he made a decision. Qewy ($2.50) won by a neck from Kiwia ($2.40 fav) after a dour struggle. The eight-year-old broke the 2400m track record, clocking

  • West Basin park development could be named after Henry Rolland

    1 November 2017 3:42 AM 18 1

    A new lakeside park on Commonwealth Avenue is set to carry the name of an architect who supervised the construction of parts of early Canberra. Henry Rolland collected 684 of 1495 votes in an online poll for the naming of the new public park at West Basin, expected to open early next year. Henry Maitland Rolland was a resident architect from 1912 to 1916 and worked