It was inconceivable that before this series began that Australia could wrap up the Ashes series by Christmas. However, the re-birth of Mitchell Johnson as a Test bowler has swung that into a more than likely proposition.
A change in the Villiers Stakes distance could work to leading trainer Chris Waller’s advantage for a second time on Saturday.
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Twelve months after producing the quinella in the rich Inglis Nursery, Bjorn Baker has the numbers to go one better at Randwick on Saturday.
Sydney FC insists Italian star Alessandro Del Piero will see out his contract with the Sky Blues, as they welcome back their marquee signing from injury for Sunday’s A-League clash with Melbourne Heart.
Adelaide have extended coach Brenton Sanderson’s contract for a further two years, tying him to the AFL club until the end of the 2016 season.