Sport in Sydney

Bubble's about to burst for sky-high yearling sales

Lot 131, a yearling half-brother to Black Caviar, has sold for an record price of AUD $5 million. Photo: EPA

Live long enough and you've seen just about everything at least once before - it is both the benefit and the curse of age. So when people started putting up their hands to pay four and five million Australian dollars for yearlings in Sydney last week, there were the pin jabs of memories past.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013, 5:18am

Racing Digest, December 23, 2012

Weichong Marwing on Towering Storm. Photo: Kenneth Chan

First win does little to win over trainer and jockey

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Want Olympic gold? Show me the money

With the London Olympics kicking off next week, it is time to speculate on the medal table. According to a report by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, wealthy nations such as the US, China, Russia and host country Britain will take the lead.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Crowe fights one-armed bandits one club at a time

It's not quite life imitating art, but Russell Crowe's latest screen battle with a hoodlum in American Gangster bears more than a passing resemblance to his fight against one-armed bandits.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Which non-wicketkeeper holds the record for most Test catches?

2. What was the score in the 2002 World Cup final?

3. Which two Australian rugby league teams appeared in 10 grand finals between them in the 1980s?

4. Only two players have won the Augusta Masters at the first attempt. Who and when?

4 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Bulldogs top

Sydney: Western Bulldogs went two wins clear at the top of the Australian Football League ladder with an impressive win over defending champions Adelaide.

As Sydney suffered their second loss in succession, the Bulldogs made the most of their rivals' stumble by thrashing Adelaide 24.11 (155) to 13.10 (88).

8 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Tigers' late roar signals Eels' end

THE Sydney Tigers moved to within one game of a fairytale top-eight finish with an upset 26-14 defeat of Parramatta in yesterday's Australian Rugby League premiership round.

Considered a team of also-rans when the season kicked off six months ago, the Tigers have proved the dark horses in the race for finals honours.

25 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Panthers roar back into the race

Penrith coach Royce Simmons claimed the Panthers were back on track for the finals after a hard-fought 20-12 victory over South Sydney in yesterday's Australian Rugby League premiership round 10.

3 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Roosters crush South Queensland in style

THE Sydney City Roosters continued their remarkable run at the top of the Australian Rugby League ladder with an emphatic 38-12 defeat of South Queensland yesterday. In winning their ninth straight match, the Roosters equalled their best start to a season since way back in 1931.

26 May 1996 - 12:00am

Brand-conscious sponsors make hapless players pay

A leading rugby league player paid A$10,000 for a can of beer and another was sacked from the captaincy in a timely reminder of obligation to the game's sponsors. With the code still battling to overcome the fall out of the Super League war, sponsorship dollars have become more valuable than ever, as the two hapless players found out.

25 May 1996 - 12:00am

Bulldogs extinguish the Dragons' fire

ST GEORGE bowed out of the Australian Rugby League semi-finals in controversial circumstances against the Sydney Bulldogs yesterday. The Dragons hotly contested the late try to prop Dean Pay that saw the Bulldogs win a drama-charged elimination clash 12-8.

3 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Bears finish off Magpies

WESTERN Suburbs bowed out of the Australian Rugby League final race against Norths yesterday - but the gallant Magpies went down fighting.

The unfashionable Magpies proved the surprise packets of the 1995 season before losses in four of their past five games brought about their undoing.

13 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

People power sinks merger

PEOPLE power this week won a rare victory over corporate greed and big business in this, the year in which Australian Rugby League lost its innocence.

5 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Souths' victory may be crushed

SOUTH Sydney may be stripped of their win over South Queensland after a highly controversial finish.

Souths won 24-20, but the match ended on a sensational note.

In the final minute, referee Mark Oaten sent Rabbitoh forward Mark Lyons to the sin bin for a professional foul.

10 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Cup final fails to settle top dog tag

AS it turned out, Football Club coach Bryan Hain did not have to rely on sex improving the performance of his side - as we had suggested in last week's column.

His side were never really going to be threatened by Valley in Saturday's Knockout Cup final after it emerged midway through last week that the League champions would be missing four of their best forwards.

6 Mar 1995 - 12:00am