Pagan’s big chance for Melbourne Cup shot is here, but will he take it?

Denis Pagan’s dream of saddling up a Melbourne Cup runner will hinge on Johnny Get Angry’s final lead-up run in Wednesday’s group 3 Geelong Cup. The 2400-metre race has long proven a strong form guide for the 3200-metre Melbourne Cup, having produced winners such as Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011). Danis Pagan will decide if Johnny Get Angry takes a Melbourne Cup berth based on the horse’s run in the Geelong Cup.Credit:Getty Images But with very few […]

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Curtis Campher ‘very fortunate’ to take four wickets in four balls at T20 World Cup

Curtis Campher admitted he was “very fortunate” to make Twenty20 World Cup history by taking four wickets in four balls as Ireland kicked off their campaign with a dominant seven-wicket win over the Netherlands. The 22-year-old became only the third player to achieve the feat in a T20 international, following in the footsteps of Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan and Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga. The wickets all fell in a single over as Holland tumbled from 51 for two to […]

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Ireland's Curtis Campher takes four wickets in FOUR BALLS in T20 win

Ireland’s Curtis Campher takes four wickets in FOUR BALLS before hitting the winning runs to inspire a crushing seven-wicket victory after Holland were rolled for just 106 at T20 World Cup Curtis Campher only third man to take four wickets in four balls in T20 history Rashid Khan and Lasith Malinga only other two bowlers to accomplish feat Ireland dispatched Holland for 106 and easily chased down the target in 15 overs Campher finished on 7* and hit winning run […]

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Curtis Campher takes four wickets in four balls as Ireland run through Netherlands

Ireland’s Curtis Campher became only the third player in history to take four wickets in four balls in a Twenty20 International against Netherlands in the T20 World Cup early stages. Campher’s achievement puts him on a list of three, with Rashid Khan and Lasith Malinga the only other two bowlers to have achieved the feat. The wickets all fell in a single over as the Netherlands fell from 51 for two to 51 for six, and included county cricketers Ryan […]

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Scotland humble Bangladesh, Oman thrash PNG as T20 World Cup begins

Scotland stunned Bangladesh after a brilliant all-round performance from Chris Greaves helped to secure a thrilling six-run victory in a preliminary round match of the Twenty20 World Cup, which got underway in Muscat on Sunday. Kyle Coetzer’s team recovered from a precarious 6-53 after a horror start and went on to post a competitive 9-140 thanks largely to Greaves’ belligerent 45. Chris Greaves plays a shot against Bangladesh.Credit:AP Greaves then returned to claim 2-19 and help restrict Bangladesh to 7-134 […]

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Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet euthanised after trackwork incident

Reigning Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet has been euthanised after he broke down during an innocuous trackwork incident at Moonee Valley on Saturday morning. The stallion, who splashed onto Melbourne’s racing scene in last year’s weight-for-age championship under Glen Boss following his European career with Aidan O’Brien, was taking his final look around Moonee Valley on Saturday morning ahead of a Cox Plate title defence next week when he broke down. Glen Boss wins the Tancred Stakes on Sir Dragonet.Credit:Getty […]

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Peter Trego quit cricket and is now pursuing a career in golf

Peter Trego’s teeing off! The big-hitting batsman quit cricket last month and is now pursuing a career as a golf professional on the PGA EuroPro Tour Peter Trego retired from cricket, ending a 22-year career in the county game The 40-year-old allrounder spent his final two seasons at Nottinghamshire But he scored a huge 18,827 runs and took 547 of his 646 wickets at Somerset Now Trego is looking to make a name for himself in a whole new sport: golf […]

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Wicked westerly stands in the way of Nature Strip’s Everest chances

Nature Strip will finally start favourite in The Everest at the third time of asking because he is in the best form of his career, but a wicked westerly wind might be the thing to bring him undone at Randwick on Saturday. The market has gravitated to Nature Strip as Everest day gets closer, and Paul Daily from ratings2win.com.au understands why. James McDonald punches the air after returning a winner on Nature Strip in the TJ SmithCredit:Getty “I think Nature […]

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Ben Stokes raises hopes further of being fit for the Ashes

‘Great to be back hitting balls’: England talisman Ben Stokes raises hopes further of being fit for the Ashes as he bats for the first time in THREE MONTHS… and his last shot was a lot better than his first! Ben Stokes has not played cricket since taking an indefinite break in July The England star is prioritising his mental health but also broke his finger in April After his aborted summer comeback, Stokes reported this week that he was […]

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Tour de France: Spectator who brought down peloton with cardboard sign goes on trial

The spectator who brought down the Tour de France peloton with a cardboard sign has gone on trial in Brest charged with injuring dozens of riders. The 31-year-old woman from Brittany has not been named in order to protect her identity after the furore caused by the incident in June, when she tried to get the attention of TV cameras by leaning into the road waving a wide sign as the dense peloton approached from behind her. The sign read […]

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