Crane strides clear in Malaysian Classic

American Ben Crane will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the PGA Tour CIMB Asia Pacific Classic in Malaysia on Sunday.

Lorenzo fastest, then crashes

World champion Jorge Lorenzo was fastest in an eventful morning's final practice for the Portuguese MotoGP on Saturday.

Crocs hold off Kings

Giant Crocodile Luke Schenscher put on a crushing performance to deliver Townsville an 80-79 win over the Sydney Kings at the Townsville Entertainment Centre on Saturday night.

England ready for battle

England captain Andrew Strauss says his team has learned plenty since their last Ashes capitulation and can avoid a similar fate in this series.

Barrier ideal for SYT

Reigning Emirates Melbourne Cup winner Shocking has landed the outside barrier 24 for Tuesday's $6m showpiece, with favourite So You Think drawing perfectly in gate three.

Arnold: SYT's a stayer

Saturday's comprehensive Mackinnon Stakes victory has given jockey Steven Arnold every confidence that Melbourne Cup favourite So You Think will run out the 3200m of Tuesday's 150th running of the famous race.

Holberg sneaks into Cup

Godolphin stayer Holberg has snuck into the field for the $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup, but there was heartbreak for two other international raiders, Drunken Sailor and Eastern Aria, who just missed out on the 24-strong field.

Home debut perfect for LeBron

LeBron James' first home game as a Miami player was a winning one, as the Heat triumphed 96-70 over Orlando in NBA action on Friday.

Terra out, Heffernan in

Melbourne Heart will again be without Brazilian Alex Terra for Sunday's clash with Newcastle, but will be boosted by the return of Dean Heffernan.

Liverpool will spend big

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson expects to add to his squad during the January transfer window after receiving assurances from the club's new owners NESV.

Lions put faith in untried

Coach Steve McNamara insists England's 11 changes for Sunday's Four Nations battle with Australia were tactical rather than a knee-jerk reaction to last week's loss to New Zealand.

Bart's boy set for glory

So You Think is set to start the shortest-priced Melbourne Cup favourite in many years after destroying a quality field to register his fifth Group One win in the $1 million Longines Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).

Witness shows quality

Last season's Blue Diamond Stakes hero Star Witness returned to winning ways in the $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) as the expected rain arrived at Flemington on Saturday.

Brazilian Pulse strong

Tough filly Brazilian Pulse stamped herself as a leading contender for next Thursday’s Crown Oaks by winning the $302,000 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Maluckyday into Cup

Emerging stayer Maluckyday has vaulted into Melbourne Cup calculations after stunning victory in Group Three The Lexus Stakes (2500m) on the first day of the Flemington carnival.

First blood to Mr Chard

Trainer Dean Lawson and jockey Craig Williams combined to win the opening race of the 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival when Mr Chard scored an emphatic victory in the $250,000 Inglis Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Sheens to spoil party

Australia coach Tim Sheens will be more than happy to play party pooper on Sunday night even if rugby league officials are hoping for an England win to keep the tournament alive heading into its third week.

Leckie sweats on tests

Adelaide United will be sweating on the fitness of emerging star Mathew Leckie, who injured his knee early in Friday's 2-1 loss to Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium.

Montanes stuns Davydenko

Albert Montanes sprung a surprise at the Open Sud de France, ousting top-seed Nikolay Davydenko in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Bayern ease past Freiburg

Bayern Munich continued their revival with a 4-2 win at home to SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Friday.
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