Johannes Vermeer takes over as Caulfield Cup after traumatic day for Darren Weir

Chris Roots Craig Williams went from riding the Caulfield Cup favourite to having living on "salad and fish for the week" to ride Amelie's Star after a dramatic Tuesday, which has left Aidan O'Brien-trained...

Canberra trainer Nick Olive and Single Gaze draw barrier 12 for Caulfield Cup

Chris Dutton, Patrick Bartley Single Gaze has been spending two days per week at the beach to be in prime condition for the spring carnival.

Hugh Bowman gets private gallop with Winx at Moonee Valley

Chris Roots Hugh Bowman got another feel of the power of Winx in a private gallop at Moonee Valley on Tuesday before getting a final feel his Caulfield Cup ride Marmelo.

Walkabout affair 'a lot less' serious than Ben Stokes footage, says David Warner

Ben Stokes (green shirt) in video footage  of a street brawl.

Chris Barrett Many believe that had Ben Stokes been an Australian player he would already have been sacked from the Ashes and had his contract torn up.

Transgender footballer's bid to enter AFLW draft rejected

Hannah Mouncey will not be allowed to nominate for the AFLW draft after the AFL rejected her bid.

Ashes 2017: David Warner wants umpires to let banter flow 'like State of Origin'

Australia's David Warner plays a shot during the second day of their second test cricket match against Bangladesh in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Chris Barrett The Test vice-captain captain has signalled a return to a role as an agitating force for Steve Smith's team.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going and Broxham says there is no panic at Victory

Michael Lynch The last time Melbourne Victory lost their first two games was in the 2013-14 season, when no less a coach than Socceroo boss Ange Postecoglou was in charge.

Wanderers, City dominate Young Socceroos squad for Asian qualifiers

Michael Lynch If the product of a club's junior academy is an indicator of its development programme and its ability to generate a production line of players for its senior team in years to come, then Western...

Winx takes her bow on a stage set for just herself ...

Winx with strapper Umut Odemislioglu at Moonee Valley on Tuesday.

Michael Lynch When you are the star of the show you can ask for special treatment.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals' Rachel Jarry confident she can handle condensed season

Caden Helmers Rachel Jarry looms as a key figure as the Capitals look to reboot their championship bid.

Jeremy Kendle shapes as possible replacement for injured Kevin Lisch at Kings

Warren Barnsley The Sydney Kings will consider former Brisbane guard Jeremy Kendle as an injury replacement for captain Kevin Lisch.

Honduras coach calls Australia playoff dates 'inhumane'

Huge ask: Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto has labelled FIFA's scheduling as 'inhumane'.

Andrew Downie FIFA's decision to schedule the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras with just five days in between the two matches was "inhumane".

Ben Simmons ready for NBA debut in bid to be Australia's first NBA superstar

Peter Mitchell Ben Simmons will usher in a new, elevated era in Australian basketball when he walks onto the court for the Philadelphia 76ers' first regular season game this week.

Pole dancing: the next Olympic sport?

Once considered a risque pursuit, the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) has granted seven pole dancing events "observer status", giving them provisional recognition as...

Next stop the Olympics? Pole dancing wins sporting status

Pole dancing has been recognised by an international sporting body.

Harry Yorke It was once considered a risque pursuit, performed in front of a paying clientele at late night establishments. However, pole dancing has now been recognised by an international sporting body.

Robbie Slater calls for loyalty as Ange Postecoglou linked with China move

Money move: Ange Postecoglou has been linked with a $3.8 million-a-year deal with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

Warren Barnsley and Ben McKay A stunning big-money Chinese link for Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has sparked a call for loyalty.

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Former Caulfield Cup favourite Admire Deus unlikely to race again

The Caulfield Cup is being held on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley Caulfield and Melbourne Cup hopeful Admire Deus has broken down during trackwork at Warrnambool on Tuesday morning, with the former Japanese stayer to miss the entire spring carnival.

Ashes 2017: Why David Warner's hateful rhetoric will only backfire

Fired up: David Warner has become the target of some in the English media ahead of the upcoming Ashes series.

Jim White Jim White from London's The Daily Telegraph says it's icy veins, not hatred, that puts the fear into Australia's old enemy.

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Bernard Tomic crashes out of first-round qualifier for Antwerp ATP

Bernard Tomic's forgettable tennis season has continued, with the 24-year-old losing in the final round of qualifying for the Antwerp ATP 250 event.

Police call for witnesses as Ben Stokes assault investigation continues

Police have renewed calls for witnesses to the incident that led to Ben Stokes' arrest outside a nightclub in Bristol last month.