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Kevin Muscat pays tribute to players' self-belief

Victory coach Kevin Muscat and his Sydney FC counterpart Frank Farina shake hands before the A-League elimination final match on Friday.

Michael Lynch For Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat, Gui Finkler's last minute goal to win their elimination final against Sydney FC was a vindication of his squad's self-belief and commitment, never better...

Motor sport

Daniel Ricciardo warns F1 rivals Red Bull 'are coming'

Eyes on the prize: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo sounded a warning to Mercedes after the first practice sessions for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, declaring that they should watch out as Red Bull "are coming".

Archie Thompson proves there's life in the old dog yet

Archie Thompson celebrates after putting his team ahead.

Jesse Hogan Archie Thompson has earned and long-relished his position as the Melbourne Victory fans' favourite upfront.

Soccer

Gui Finkler volleys dramatic winner as Victory seals semi-final berth

Gui Finkler of the Victory celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Sydney FC.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory keeps its season alive for another week and condemned Sydney to finals defeat.

Football

Sydney FC's season ended by last-gasp goal

Cliffhanger: Melbourne Victory's Gui Finkler celebrates his injury-time strike that ended Sydney FC's season.

Sebastian Hassett After a season which encountered every emotion football can possibly manufacture, it was perhaps fitting Sydney FC would exit the finals following 90 minutes which summed up their whole campaign.

Horseracing

Man of his people finally gets his due

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Andrew Webster History squares the ledger with itself eventually. It might have taken exactly four decades, but it will finally be squared for Frank Reys on Tuesday.

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Racing

It's A Dundeel ready to reign supreme in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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Max Presnell So far this preparation It’s A Dundeel, dynamic on his day, has lacked a certain thrust, but is ready to produce his best at Randwick on Saturday, according to jockey James McDonald.

Soccer

Singapore arrests 14 people in fixing case

Singapore Fourteen people believed to be members of an organised crime ring involved in football match-fixing activities have been arrested in police raids across Singapore, authorities said Wednesday.

Rookie's aggression impresses the right people on first tour

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Chris Barrett A young Australian's first trip to England more often than not included a couple of nights in a hostel, a loop or two of the London Eye and a few lagers. For

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Horseracing

People's trainer survived on instinct

Henry Cecil

Paul Hayward Sir Henry Cecil was the character Evelyn Waugh forgot to write: a blue-blooded wild child whose dissolute early life offered no hint of his brilliant talent.

Motorsport

Daniel Ricciardo third-fastest in Chinese Formula One GP practice

Daniel Ricciardo

Australian Daniel Ricciardo was third-fastest in Friday's initial practice session for the Chinese Formula One grand prix as Fernando Alonso brought some welcome cheer to Ferrari after a troubled...

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Football

Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United: The Lowdown

Clash of styles: The Mariners' direct approach comes up against Adelaide's tiki-taka revolution.

Sebastian Hassett Rarely do goalkeepers get much of the acclaim but it’s hard to fault either Liam Reddy or Eugene Galekovic on form this season.

Racing

John O'Shea hopes Gypsy Diamond can help him finish on a high

Chris Roots John O'Shea would love to finish his time as a public trainer with a group 1 win with Gypsy Diamond in the Queen Of The Turf at Randwick on Saturday.

A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

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Scott Spits It's time for the A-League finals. Glamour clubs Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash in an elimination final.

Football

Central Coast Mariners' Kim Seung-yong opens up on perils of stardom

Big signing: Central Coast Marinerr' Korean star Kim Seung-yong.

Dominic Bossi Six years ago, Kim Seung-yong couldn't walk down the streets of Seoul without being mobbed by adoring fans.

Tennis

Australia's Fed Cup team aiming to end final drought

Teaming up: From left, Samantha Stosur, Ashleigh Barty, Casey Delacqua and Storm Sanders.

Linda Pearce Fed Cup is like Davis Cup's little sister, the sibling that struggles to be noticed, the one that suffers a minor identity crisis beyond its dedicated inner circle.

Craig Foster

Engaging the people makes the game even more beautiful

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Craig Foster Recent FFA fan forums showed how far this great game has come in a very short space of time.

Horseracing

Autumn carnival could be so much better, if people would see reason

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Chris Roots The Sydney autumn carnival has potential, but at the moment it's like a colt that flies in morning trackwork then flops on raceday.

Thomas dives in for Mega Swim to make a splash for people with MS

swimming By Fleta Page IT HAS been a few years since Petria Thomas has done post-swim media interviews.

Racing

John Messara happy to let her majesty's horse steal the show in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Happy to play second fiddle: John Messara is happy for his It's A Dundeel to run second to the Queen's horse, Carlton House.

Chris Roots Bookmakers around the country can't find a dollar for Carlton House in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the cheer squad for her majesty's horse will be led by It's A Dundeel's owner and Racing...