Mark Newnham likes to be known as part of the team at Gai Waterhouse stables but being singled out as the inaugural winner of the excellence award at the Godolphin stud and stable awards put him in the spotlight.
Daniel Lane NSW captain Moises Henriques conceded it's possible the Sheffield Shield match that starts against Queensland at the SCG on Friday - one-year to the day since Phillip Hughes passed away after being struck by a ball while batting at the ground - could affect some players.
Andrew Wu As cricket embarks on the start of a new era, Kookaburra, the manufacturer of the pink ball to be used for the historic day/night Test, concedes there will be times when players lose sight of the ball.
Andrew Wu Steve Smith is backing Mitchell Starc to become Australia's new pace spearhead in the wake of Mitchell Johnson's retiremen
John Holloway The Magic Millions picture became clearer at the Rosehill barrier trials on Tuesday when a colt with a great Gold Coast background stood out like a beacon with a brilliant display of speed in his 900-metre heat.
Chris Roots James McDonald might be the retained jockey at Godolphin but for punters his combination with premier trainer Chris Waller has become lethal this season.
Adam Cooper and AAP A guest at a party where Majak Daw allegedly raped a girl has told a trial he thought the alleged victim and her friend were "over-reacting" and that he told the accused he believed his denial.
Greg Baum We've waited and waited for this historic Test. At lights out on Friday night, we will all be a little wiser. On Saturday morning, the waiting and twiddling of fingers will resume.
Andrew Thomson Brisbane Lions star Lewis Taylor has been charged with causing $10,000 worth of damage after eight vehicles were trashed at Mortlake 13 months ago.
Jesse Hogan The extent to which Australia's leaders are desperate for Shaun Marsh to succeed is reflected in the reshuffling of the batting order to accommodate him, with Steve Smith returning to No.3 and Adam Voges up to No.4.