Hannah Green expects strong field for home summer

Winning the Australian Open is as important as claiming another major for the showpiece event’s newest recruit, Hannah Green. Now the race is on to have her colleagues thinking the same way as organisers tackle the remaining roadblocks in getting more big-names to sign on. This year’s Australian Open — held on December 1-4 at … Read more

Cameron Smith LIV golf, Hannah Green to play

The Australian Open has added some extra star-power for its return edition this summer with major winner Hannah Green committing to play. Green, fresh from contending at this month’s Women’s Open, was unveiled in Melbourne on Monday as the event’s latest coup. The 25-year-old is one of only four Australian women to have won a … Read more

The Everest began an exciting era of big prizemoney races and extended carnival in Sydney

“I think overall the landscape of Australian racing has changed, there is a little bit less tradition.’’ There is more than just an element of truth to this thought-provoking comment from Hall of Fame trainer Chris Waller. Tradition will always have a place in racing. The bedrock of the sport is built on the historical … Read more

Leah Kilner makes inspiring return to the races at Doomben

Leah Kilner has stunned the Australian racing community by arriving at the Doomben races to be wrapped in a heartwarming embrace of love by her mates outside the jockeys’ room. The seriously injured Queensland apprentice jockey wore a beaming smile as she was wheeled into the races on Saturday by her best mate Bianca Grob. … Read more

IPL franchises looking to contract players to 12-month deals, David Warner, Big Bash, The Hundred

Just weeks after Mike Atherton delivered the ICC an ominous warning of the very real threat of franchise cricket taking credence over the international game, an IPL boss has confirmed the desire to contract players across the world to 12-month deals. “In an ideal world, sure – because that gives us the opportunity to make our … Read more

Bombshell claims made about cricketing great

A lawyer for two brothers accused of being hired “muscle” in the alleged kidnapping of Stuart MacGill has told a court that the cricketing great was a regular cocaine user and “actively” involved in a drug deal central to the case. Richard and Frederick Schaaf are awaiting trial over the alleged abduction of Mr MacGill … Read more

Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren 2023 contract, news, future, Aston Martin

After months of swelling speculation, Daniel Ricciardo — with renewed backing from McLaren — has become far more forceful about his F1 future in recent weeks. He’s insisted that he’s going no where, and then insisted again as the question continues to pop up. His strongest denial came just hours after Sebastian Vettel announced on … Read more

Greyhound Racing Victoria unveil world’s richest greyhound carnival at Sandown Park and The Meadows

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup will soar to $1 million in prizemoney and be staged in prime time on a Saturday night under a reshaped Festival of Racing unveiled by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV). November and December will see the spotlight of the greyhound racing world shift to Sandown Park and The Meadows where five … Read more

Australian Open champ Matt Jones to defend his title in December despite LIV move

Australian LIV Golf recruits Matt Jones and Jed Morgan will get to defend their Australian Open and PGA titles this summer after a decision by the DP World Tour to allow defectors to play in co-sanctioned events. But Jones was among a raft of high-profile LIV recruits removed from eligibility for the PGA Tour’s FedEx … Read more

Pavel Florin nominates to join Big Bash League, Romania cricket, video

Romanian cricket cult hero Pavel Florin is once again daring to dream after he nominated himself for the inaugural BBL Draft. The 43-year-old became an internet sensation three years ago when footage of his quirky bowling action while playing cricket in Romania went viral. The nightclub bouncer was suddenly meeting Shane Warne and Brian Lara … Read more