Same horse, same barrier, same result, Japanese trainer Tomoyuki Umeda declared after favourite Admire Rakti drew barrier eight for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.
Recalled Test star Quade Cooper has urged Kurtley Beale to learn from his off-field troubles, adding he turned his career around to be a role model to his brothers.
Australian fullback Greg Inglis has backed his South Sydney team-mate Dylan Walker to bounce back from a nightmare Test debut with a big game against England in Sunday's must win Four Nations Test at AAMI Park.
When Australia last lost a series to Pakistan, Paul Keating was Prime Minister, Mark Taylor was in his first series as Test captain and Jeune won the Melbourne Cup.
Can lightning strike twice in the same spot? Sydney-based New Zealander John Sargent is certainly hoping it will for his progressive staying filly Thunder Lady.
Senior players have vowed to ensure Australia's rookies understand the culture behind the green-and-gold jersey that has meant the Kangaroos have not lost back-to-back Tests since 1978.
I remember the first time I placed a bet on the Melbourne Cup. It was two bets in fact that my parents put a couple of dollars towards for me.
The final 24-horse field for the 2014 Melbourne Cup.
As the crack of ball on bat echoes around stadiums in the United Arab Emirates, where Pakistan has inflicted all manner of misery on Australia, the Gymkhana Club in Lahore is getting ready to stage a game of cricket that will be every bit as meaningful for the people involved.
Sydney's all-conquering trainer Chris Waller has tapped into the three-year-olds' spring riches.
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