Events

Damien Oliver will miss Moonee Valley meeting

Patrick Bartley Champion jockey Damien Oliver will miss the Moonee Valley meeting after standing on a sea urchin in Mauritius.

Horseracing

Gai Waterhouse in class of her own, with chances in eight Rosehill events

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Max Presnell Around the world, women trainers, led by our world record-holder Gai Waterhouse, have had an awesome year.

Food set, bubbly chilled as caterers take reins for marquee gastronomic events

The Big Group catering in Richmond preparing food for the marquees at Flemington.

Sarina Lewis The Big Group will be delivering breakfast, lunch and canapes to five marquees and 'countless' hampers to eager racegoers.

Basketball

Anthony Davis has grown into a key piece for Team USA

Tall timber: Team USA centre Anthony Davis talks with Kentucky head coach John Calipari during practice at Las Vegas on Wednesday.

K.C. Johnson Two summers ago, Anthony Davis served as the understudy, the practice player who had left Kentucky after one season and logged just 52 minutes as Team USA won gold at the London Olympics.

Horseracing

Team Cummings sets old favourite Precedence for fifth cups campaign

Precdence is embarking on a fifth cups campaign.

Patrick Bartley While the Bart and James Cummings combination is confident there will be more than a hint of new talent sprinkled between their training bases in Melbourne and Sydney this spring, the family...

Horseracing

True blue Arrowfield holds off northern heavyweights in stud stakes

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John Holloway An Arrowfield Stud quinella in the leading general sires' premiership that concluded on Thursday was a tremendous shot in the arm for the father-son duo of Redoute’s Choice and Snitzel as they...

Horseracing

Tommy Berry likes his chances on liberated late bloomer

Strong return: Liberation wins at Rosehill a fortnight ago.

Chris Roots Tommy Berry believes Liberation is emerging as a Squamosa type of Golden Rose and the Fastnet Rock colt will further his credentials at Rosehill on Saturday.

Horseracing

Racing looks back on a memorable season, from too many tragedies to turf theatre at its best

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Max Presnell, Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly Max Presnell ,Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly on the triumphs and tragedies of the year that was.

Basketball

Australian veteran Jenni Screen retires from Opals

Sudden retirement: Jenni Screen.

Roy Ward Two-time Olympic medallist surprises teammates by retiring before the world championships.

Basketball

Kevin Durant deflects Washington Wizards chatter, but leaves D.C. door open

In demand: Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant during game one of the Western Conference Final.

Michael Lee Kevin Durant understands that questions about his future are unavoidable. His contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder has an expiration date in 2016 and he will be the most in-demand free agent, with...

Horse racing

Labor to leave decision on jumps racing to Racing Victoria

'People must remember that it refreshes horses and makes them concentrate'.

Patrick Bartley If Labor is successful in the state election in November it will leave any decision on the future of jumps races to the board of Racing Victoria.

Cycling

Tinkoff-Saxo outshine ordinary Sky team in Tour de France

Riding high: Despite Alberto Contador's absence after stage 10, Tinkoff-Saxo were able to regroup and complete a successful Tour.

Rupert Guinness Both teams began the Tour de France three weeks ago led by one of the two major favourites to win overall. Both were left to finish in Paris without them.

Cycling

Canberra cyclists Paul Kennedy and Thomas Clarke win Comm Games bronze in tandem sprint

David Polkinghorne The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games website will have to update Canberra cyclist Paul Kennedy's profile after he and his  tandem sprint pilot Thomas Clarke won bronze on Sunday.

Tears flow from French as Tour podium awaits

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 20th stage, a 54km individual time trial, as part of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Tears were aplenty at the Tour de France after the penultimate stage, a 54km time trial, that – barring disaster - assured two local riders would ride into Paris for Sunday’s finale with...

Cycling

Richie Porte's Tour Diary: Chilling out before the last gasp to Paris

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Richie Porte After the penultimate stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, myself and some riders on Sky took the chance to chill, while management began the trip north to Evry for the start of Sunday’s...

Racing

Sydney Saturday racing no-go zone simply a matter of numbers

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Max Presnell Come on Sydney, show me the horses and I'll show you the money.

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Cycling

Richie Porte still has what it takes, Team Sky boss says

Grand tour contender: Richie Porte stil has the confidence of his Team Sky bosses.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte still has what it takes to lead a team in a grand tour and compete for the overall classification, believes his Sky team boss David Brailsford.

Cycling

Tour de France winner in waiting Vincenzo Nibali 'confident' he is clean

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Rupert Guinness Italian Vincenzo Nibali had a message to anyone who wanted to ask him if he is a clean rider as he led the Tour de France into its final stage to Paris on Sunday.

Swimming

Canberra's Ben Treffers wins gold in 50m backstroke

Ben Treffers after his win in the 50m backstroke.

James Buckley Baby-faced backstroker admits it could take more than a decade for his gold-medal winning swim to sink in.

Cycling

Bronzed Brandie O'Connor to return with two medals from Glasgow

Brandie O'Connor and Breanna Hargrave with their bronze medals.

James Buckley Brandie O’Connor can’t quite make out the colour of her two Glasgow treasures, but that doesn’t bother her.