Ben Simmons' LSU lose again, with NCAA place up in the air

Ben Simmons' hopes of leading Louisiana State University to US college basketball's end-of-season tournament have taken another hit with a loss to South Carolina.

Glenn Maxwell returns for Victoria, unfazed by recent poor form

Glenn Maxwell insists he's hitting the ball as well as ever despite a run drought at international level.

Crunch weekend in English Premier League title race as top four face off

Leicester City will be wary of a reality check when the Premier League front-runners visit Arsenal on Sunday before Tottenham Hotspur's burgeoning title ambitions come under scrutiny at Manchester...

The FFA bottled it by not docking the Western Sydney Wanderers points

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Michael Cockerill If you stuff a marine flare down the legs of your jeans, or a railway detonator under your coat, and you go to the football, well you're not really going for the football are you?

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Garry Frazer believes Spright has the right stuff to follow family tradition

Chris Roots Trainer Garry Frazer had never laid an eye on Spright, when she was sold for $100,000 at the Melbourne Premier sale, but he knew a bit about the family and believes she can lived up to its billing.

Buying power at early 2016 Australasian yearling sales sets scene for a bumper year

John Holloway The buying power at the first three yearling sales conducted in Australasia in 2016 can only be described as freakish with unbelievable support from buyers during the four week period from January 16...

Racing Victoria chairman David Moodie hopes Solicit can overcome Randwick bogy in Apollo Stakes

Better days: Solicit wins the Summoned Stakes at Sandown last November.

Chris Roots David Moodie was ready to ban Randwick with Solicit after her last experience there, another last last place 12 months ago, but Gerald Ryan has convinced him to give headquarters another go in the...

Western Sydney Wanderers hit with fine and suspended points penalty over crowd misconduct

Rogue elements: Wanderers fans hold flares aloft at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Dominic Bossi The poor behaviour of Western Sydney Wanderers' supporters has cost their club $50,000 and a suspended three point penalty after the Football Federation of Australia found the league leaders guilty...

A-League 2016: Alex Brosque to start for Sydney FC against Perth Glory

Emma Kemp Sydney FC will deploy one of their most potent attack forces of this A-League season against Perth, with both skipper Alex Brosque and David Carney given starting nods.

Jason Day is feeling old at 28 heading into AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Carl Steward Jason Day often gets lumped in with golf's new wave of young stars that includes Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler, but Australia's top player and third-ranked golfer worldwide doesn't...

Switch baiting: confusing marlin one catch at a time

Bryan Pratt I've had several enquiries about the term switch baiting which I used in an article last week.

Present and future of Australian racing on show in reminder of past, but can anything beat Winx?

Adam Pengilly The present and future of Australian racing will be the main attraction during a 10 minutes which shows how far racing has gone back in time. But is Winx a betting proposition in the Apollo Stakes?

Australia v New Zealand cricket Test series: Jackson Bird gets nod in selection shock

Bolter: Melbourne Stars' bowler Jackson Bird's Shield form has seen him get a surprise call-up.

Andrew Wu Australia have made a shock move at selection, recalling forgotten paceman Jackson Bird for the first Test at the expense of James Pattinson.

Essendon players want to clear their names

Essendon players are appealing the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision in order to clear their names, but they don't expect to play in 2016. (Vision courtesy ABCNews24)

Rio Olympics 2016: USA goalkeeper Hope Solo considers boycotting Games over Zika virus

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Harriet Alexander The goalkeeper of the American women's football team has become the most high-profile athlete yet to consider boycotting the Rio Olympics over fears of catching the Zika virus.

Lauren Jackson fights for Rio Olympic Games dream as she overcomes knee drama

Lauren Jackson is desperate to win Olympic gold.

Chris Dutton Australian basketball champion Lauren Jackson won't give up on her Rio dreams until doctors tell her it's physically impossible for her to play.

FA Cup 2016: West Brom sneak past third-tier Peterborough after penalties

English Premier League team West Bromwich Albion won a penalty shootout 4-3 to beat third-tier Peterborough United in a dramatic FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Strong winds stop cyclists in their tracks

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A cycling race in Spain is suspended as the peloton struggles in winds gusting up to 95 km/h.

Last in a Wellington maiden to Randwick group 2 doesn't faze Thomas Elmes

Adam Pengilly Perasino ran an inglorious last in a bush maiden the previous time she went to the races. Now she will give her trainer a first ever runner at Randwick as a 300-1 hope in a group 2 race.

Miss Finland's daughter Stay With Me almost a chip off the old block

in good company: Stay With Me is hoping to add to the legccy created by her mother Miss Finland.

Adam Pengilly Miss Finland she may not be, but John Messara is convinced there is a touch of her Golden Slipper-winning mother in Stay With Me.