MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO: Richie Porte allayed expectation he would quit the Giro d'Italia after his disappointing time trial on Saturday by starting and finishing Sunday's 15th stage into the Dolomites.
Kate Aubusson New evidence suggests the monster floods that devastated Grantham was a man-made disaster that could have been avoided, 60 minutes reports.
Chris Roots James Cummings is sweating on a getting a Queensland Oaks run with Zarzali on Saturday.
Michael Chammas Twelve months ago Nick Kyrgios was given a wild card entry into the French Open. Now he is in the top 30.
Chris Roots Premier jockey James McDonald will not be seen in Sydney again this season as he takes an opportunity to ride the English summer after Brisbane's Stradbroke meeting on June 6.
Chris Roots Bjorn Baker was delighted at the way Sebrina came through her luckless fourth at Randwick on Saturday.
Rupert Guinness VALDOBBIADENE: The silence in a small hotel lobby reflects the impact Richie Porte's demise at the Giro d'Italia.
Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners have succumbed to a second straight South-East Australia Basketball Association loss, going down to Nunawading Spectres 104-87 at Belconnen on Saturday night.
Cameron Atfield The expected vote on the legalisation of same-sex marriage has picked up another 'no' vote with the appointment of Queensland's new Liberal National Party senator.
Phil Lutton James Magnussen will not defend his 100-metres freestyle world title in Kazan, the reigning world champion to undergo immediate shoulder surgery.
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