LUGANO: Orica-GreenEDGE will cross into a new frontier when the 98th Giro d'Italia tackles its last mountain stages before Sunday's finish into Milan.
Paul Suttor This has been said/written/hypothesised before previous doomed trips to the big events but next year's Games of the 31st Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro will be the Boomers' best chance to finally secure a medal at a major tournament.
Adam Pengilly Greyhound Racing NSW stewards have detected the first irregularity of the blood-boosting EPO in a greyhound after extensive testing during the recently completed Golden Easter Egg carnival.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker An alleged $500,000 theft of Australian football funds by a suspected corrupt former FIFA executive has been referred to the Australian Federal Police by independent senator Nick Xenophon✓.
David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing will move Black Opal Stakes off the Canberra Day long weekend to continue to establish the $275,000 group 3 race as a genuine lead-up race for the world's richest race for two-year-olds, the Golden Slipper Stakes.
Jesse Hogan The absence of Chris Gayle from the West Indies' looming series with Australia is set to be replicated for Australia's home summer, with his Big Bash League duties expected to take precedence over the Boxing Day and New Year's Tests.
Beth Newman Besieged Reds coach Richard Graham says he isn't worried by the appointment of a committee to lead an extensive Queensland Rugby review.
David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is continuing his world-wide search for a replacement for scrumhalf Nic White, but he will be happy taking Michael Dowsett and Joe Powell into the 2016 season if necessary.
David Polkinghorne Sio returns to bolster scrum against Bulls.
Phil Lutton Quade Cooper finally returns for the Queensland Reds, with just three games to press his Wallabies credentials