CASHED-UP Chinese tourists are flocking to Australia in droves with a 21 per cent increase in visitor visa applications on last year.
ELMER Fudd would be proud.
MICHAEL Clarke’s decision not to bat himself against Afghanistan in Perth was an unselfish act for the team.
PLAYING in a professional golf tournament is hardly the normal pastime for a 12-year-old schoolgirl but that’s exactly what Belinda Ji will be doing today when she becomes the youngest player to compete in a NSW Women’s Open.
BRENDON Goddard sees himself as “a middle man”.
RED-EYED Australian coach Darren Lehmann says his early-morning dash to present son Jake’s South Australian cap was worth the 3000km, cross-continent trek and sleepless night.
IF ROSS Lyon paid any attention to SuperCoach he’d be pretty happy after Fremantle’s NAB Challenge win over Melbourne.
THEY’RE not renowned for being warm and fuzzy types.
JUST because you are in a position to lead doesn’t mean people actually want to follow you. And just because you are not in a position to lead, doesn’t mean that you cannot have an influence on others.
“It’s a funny game isn’t it?’’ said Wellington Phoenix’s Nathan Burns after the Asian Cup winning Socceroo turned his entire career around in the past nine months.
A PLAN devised last November can come to fruition at Morphettville on Monday when Renew tackles the $400,000 Group 2 TattsBet Adelaide Cup.
FOUR years after Playing God’s Australian Guineas placing, Perth trainer Neville Parnham is back for another shot at the Group 1 race.
EMERGING Geelong midfielder Cameron Guthrie says he wants to sign a new deal to stay with the Cats, hopeful more premiership success is around the corner.
TIM Clark says the weight-for-age conditions of Saturday’s Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick gives Famous Seamus an important edge over most of his rivals.
WEST Indies paceman Jason Holder could do with a break after conceding a near-record 104 runs in his most recent game in the World Cup.
AMERICANS living in the Rockies stand a better chance of dodging a zombie apocalypse than their urban counterparts.
GUY Sebastian has hinted his nod to Australiana for 2015 Eurovision could be the humble “flanno” shirt.