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The Ashes: Australian quicks earn their crust as England are treated to a friendly Gabba reception

A slower than usual wicket in Brisbane gave England early hope and ensured the Australian pace bowlers would earn their wickets the hard way on day one of the first Test.

After the hype, ‘normal’ Test offers excitement in spades

Thursday dawned with fake news: Bodyline! The Gabbatoir! Scared eyes! Joh for Canberra!

Tim Cahill, Ross McCormack return to Melbourne City squad ahead of Perth Glory match

Few pieces of paper will be as keenly scrutinised at AAMI Park on Friday night as the Melbourne City team-sheet, with fans and media alike scanning to see whether the names Tim Cahill and Ross McCormack are in the starting line-up for the…

Sam Kerr, Emily van Egmond forecast further Matildas improvement

Star Matildas striker Sam Kerr had no doubts she was going to score from the moment she struck her sumptuous long-range drive to grab her second goal, and Australia's third, in a comfortable 3-0 drubbing of China on Wednesday night at AAMI…

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Australian Open golf 2017: Jason Day stalking leaders after brilliant first round

Former world No.1 Jason Day went on a birdie blitz as Jordan Spieth's wobbly Stonehaven Cup defence threatened to be blown off course by temperamental afternoon winds in the first round of the Australian Open.

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Australian Open golf 2017: Anthony Quayle soars into contention after remote Top End upbringing

Anthony Quayle is the other golfing export from Queensland's Hills College, alongside Jason Day. But when you can't leave your home town for seven years because of its remoteness, his story is nothing like that of the former world No.1.

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Australian Open golf 2017: Internet star Cameron Davis storms to lead

YouTube is a golfer's rite of passage these days. But the showreel of Cameron Davis, who stormed to a surprise Australian Open lead, is pretty cool though.

Matt Dunn on the Highway to success

The Highway series has certainly changed Murwillumbah trainer Matt Dunn's life and stable.

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Golf's buzzer-beater: Should a shot clock be introduced to the professional game?

Like all sports, the challenge for golf is to keep fans engaged, regardless of whether they're attracted to the little white ball as a recreational pursuit, or take more than a passing interest in the professional game.

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Jason Deamer believes the best is to come from Bon Amis

Bargain internet buy Bon Amis has already attracted offers from Asia after an unbeaten start to his career, but Newcastle trainer Jason Deamer is not expecting him to leave his yard any time soon.

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Matildas coach Alen Stajcic set to ring changes for second China game

When your team wins 3-0 against world-ranked opposition without having to get into top gear you might expect a coach to be grinning from ear to ear.

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Ashes 2017/18 live: First Test, Australia v England at the Gabba, day one

The Ashes gets underway as England enter the Gabbatoir. Australia has not lost a Test in Brisbane since 1988 and England have not won there since 1986.

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Moonee Valley bosses say new development safeguards track future

Flemington managed to race on and stage the Melbourne Cup carnival during its massive new members' stand rebuild and Moonee Valley is optimistic it will also be able to stage the Cox Plate, despite the fact that a $2 billion renovation and…

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Even Socceroos players don't know why Ange Postecoglou chose to step away

The FFA were puzzled and disappointed with Ange Postecoglou's resignation after a lengthy talks provided little clarity over his decision.

Wednesday, Nov 22

Matildas outclass China as Kerr strikes stunner to seal the win

The Matildas continued their impressive sequence of victories against world ranked opponents when they simply outclassed China to post a comfortable 3-0 win in front of a crowd of 10,904 at AAMI Park on Wednesday night.

After Ange Postecoglou, I'd go for a high-roller, with a bright countenance

Ange Postecoglou coached the Socceroos all the way to the World Cup, only to resign right when his side can at last see the summit! Sorry, what?

Glenn Maxwell on standby for Australia after Shaun Marsh hurts back

Victorian Glenn Maxwell was flown to Brisbane and put on standby for both Shaun Marsh and opener David Warner, who was still receiving treatment for discomfort in his neck

Ange Postecoglou quits as Socceroos coach having left a major mark on the game

To most outsiders, the decision seems baffling. After all, Ange Postecoglou did all the hard work: built a team, changed its personnel, its tactical approach and mindset and led it through two nerve-jangling play-offs to make it to the…

Tuesday, Nov 21

Ange Postecoglou resigns as Socceroos coach

Ange Postecoglou has officially stepped down as Socceroos coach.

Sydney FC player gives FFA Cup winner's medal to ball boy after Michael Marrone red card

A ball-boy at the centre of a dramatic incident involving a red card for Adelaide United received an FFA Cup winners medal from a Sydney FC player and was brought on stage to celebrate a Cup title with the club.

Ashes 2017: David Warner injures neck at Australian training ahead of first Test

Australian vice-captain David Warner left training early at the Gabba on Tuesday after hurting his neck in fielding practice.

Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell prepares for his last Ashes

Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell as he retires remembers his father's words of advice when he took the reins from him as the Gabba's curator 27 years ago

Monday, Nov 20

The Ashes 2017: Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood the 'perfect storm'

Australia's fast bowlers are confident their performance can match the hype as they prepare to play a Test match together for the first time.

Racing Victoria's surplus slumps, but officials say increased investment the reason

Racing Victoria has recorded a total surplus for the financial year of $9.2 million – a hefty drop on the $28 million recorded a year earlier.

Sunday, Nov 19

Age doth not weary trainer, veteran jockey nor old warrior Jungle Edge in group three win at Sandown

Veteran rider Kevin Forrester grabbed the limelight as the spring spotlight began to dim when great old warrior Jungle Edge beat younger rivals to score in a group three race at Sandown.

Luke McCarthy dreams of the Miracle Mile after Bling It On's stunning recovery

It was feared Hunter Cup winner Bling It On would never race again after he suffered horrific knee injuries in a June race fall but he is set to enjoy the best of both worlds after a remarkable return to the track at Menangle on Saturday…

Women's Ashes: England still have plenty to play for after thrashing Australia

England can still level the series - there's no such thing as a dead rubber.

Lloyd Williams takes responsibility as the boss at Macedon, but not as the trainer

Everyone knows owner Lloyd Williams is the boss at Macedon Lodge but it is his preference to have a trainer in place to fulfil the raceday roles.

Saturday, Nov 18

Cadet steward escapes injury after being kicked by Flow in the mounting yard

Racing NSW cadet steward Matt Purse was lucky to walk away from Rosehill after being double-barrelled by Flow in the shoulder as the horse paraded for #theraces Handicap on Saturday.

Villermont takes the Guineas while Bell hails his hero

The Sandown Guineas, coming at the end of the spring carnival and often contested by lightly raced or improving types, regularly throws up a promising three year old.

Rachel King wants to stay with Cabeza De Vaca through to the Villiers Stakes

Apprentice Rachel King got off Cabeza De Vaca after the horse's fifth straight win at Rosehill on Saturday and declared to owner Greg Perry he would "easily run a mile".

Interlocuter has the ability to take Villiers Stakes, says Tye Angland

Godolphin could drop Interlocuter back to a mile in the next month's Villiers Stakes with success according to jockey Tye Angland after he complete a hatrick of wins over 1900m at Rosehill on Saturday.