Winx crowned NSW horse of the year again

Chris Roots Winx takes NSW horse of the year but Riharna Thomson's memory shines on awards night.

Day-night game and pink ball might be the saviours of Test cricket

Michael Vaughan Comment: While the rise of Twenty20 cricket has created a new buzz around the game, for the most part Test cricket has sat on its backside and done nothing.

Canberra state league: Tuggeranong's Jo Pivac wary of testing pre-finals run

Zachary Gates Tuggeranong captain Jo Pivac says the advent of the Giants is good news for ACT netballers.

Wests prop Ben Coutts loses appeal to play in John I Dent Cup grand final against Royals

Ben Coutts comes close to the try line.

Chris Dutton Wests had hoped to launch an appeal to save Ben Coutts' grand final dream, but it fell short on Thursday.

Canberra NEAFL umpire Nic McGinness ticks off ton on road to AFL lights

Canberra NEAFL umpire Nic McGinness has set his sights on the AFL. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Zachary Gates Canberra NEAFL umpire Nic McGinness has ticked off a major milestone in a quest to reach the AFL.

ACT Comets fast bowler Tom Rogers earns full contract with Cricket Tasmania

ACT Comets bowler Tom Rogers has joined Tasmania.

Caden Helmers Tom Rogers has signed a full contract with Tasmania and Aiden Blizzard isn't surprised at all.

Victorian Daniel Valente soars into Fiji International contention after cancelling flights fearing he wouldn't make field

Adam Pengilly He was the last man into the field and hidden away in the final group to finish in fast fading light, but Victorian Daniel Valente emerged from near Fiji International obscurity to burst into...

Austin Connelly emulating good friend Jordan Spieth as he charges into contention in Fiji International

Adam Pengilly Listening to the unmistakable Texas drawl, you would think it's Jordan Junior. Same hometown, same management company, same Australian coach ... and apparently the same winning attitude.

Darren Weir is back bigger and better than ever

Patrick Bartley All the vital signs are there that record-breaking trainer Darren Weir will have the same grip on racing around Australia in the coming season after the huge operation posted a record 21 starters at...

Stephen Wooldridge a cyclist who gave everything, says long-time coach

Roger Vaughan Stephen Wooldridge was the sort of teammate who kept everyone else honest. Not the most talented, not a high-profile star, but Wooldridge was a coach's dream for his work ethic and honesty.

Randwick: Ron Quinton splits up Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom in returns

Chris Roots Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom will see a lot of each other in coming weeks, not only in the Randwick stables of Ron Quinton but on the racecourse, but their starting points will be different on...

Kyrgios in women's tennis ball mix-up

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The Australian was involved in a bizarre mix-up in his win over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday.

Ashleigh Gardner to remain with Sydney Sixers in WBBL after SA Scorpions move

James Buckley Ashleigh Gardner has signed a two-year deal with the South Australian Scorpions in the WNCL.

Bloodlines: Kitchwin Hills offers lifetime share in Counterattack in social media competition

Chris Roots Kitchwin Hills has taken a unique approach to promoting its latest stallion, Counterattack, running a competition for two lifetime breeding rights to the son of Redoute's Choice.

Court battle looms over the Willowbank sports precinct

An Ipswich City Council-owned company wants to buy out the existing operators of Queensland Raceway, owned by businessman John Tetley.

Tony Moore An Ipswich City Council bid to take over the Willowbank motorsports precinct appears destined for court, after long-term lease holders rejected the $1.5 million council offer.

England brief Australia on Bangladesh security ahead of tour

England's first-hand accounts of the Bangladesh security bubble helped assuage Australian cricketers' doubts regarding their own trip, according to Pat Howard.

Randwick: Bjorn Baker gets Champagne Cuddles where he wants in the Silver Shadow

Chris Roots Bjorn Baker has had to wait to get Champagne Cuddles where he wanted and is looking forward to the first real test of his judgment in Saturday's Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick.

Warwick Stakes: Winx back bigger and stronger, looking for 18 wins in a row

Media star: Winx is led around the mounting yard after trackwork at Rosehill on Thursday.

Chris Roots Chris Waller and Hugh Bowman are bubbling with enthusiasm for the return of Winx in Saturday's Warwick Stakes at Randwick.

Cristiano Ronaldo labels five-match ban for referee push 'ridiculous'

Cristiano Ronaldo has called his five-match ban for pushing a referee "exaggerated and ridiculous" and claims he is being persecuted after failing to have the sanction overturned on appeal.

Nick Kyrgios, Alexandr Dolgopolov in women's ball mix-up at Cincinnati Masters

The mix-up left both players bemused.

Nick Kyrgios was involved in a bizarre mix-up in his win over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov at the Cincinnati Masters, with both players bemused to learn they had been serving with women's balls.