She's super-fit and fearless, but BMX Supercross World Cup series leader Caroline Buchanan revealed her botched London Olympics campaign in 2012 made her realise she needed to tap into a different kind of strength.
Chris Roots Bankstown Paceway will use a $1.1 million court victory to return the Treuer Memorial to group 1 status but it will be reinvented as a three-year-old classic.
Cameron Atfield The Liberal National Party has selected Ted O'Brien to take on Clive Palmer in the federal seat of Fairfax for the second time.
Rupert Guinness Richie Porte may have hoped for a settled and calm day on the eve of Saturday's crucial time trial in the Giro d'Italia.
Beth Newman Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham summed proceedings up pretty succinctly after his side's 21-14 loss to the Sharks.
Rupert Guinness It has been a tough week for Richie Porte at the Giro d'Italia.
Patrick Bartley It's said that on most mornings around 1.30am a beam of light can be seen from Barn One in the Caulfield stables of Aquanita.
Chris Roots A quick glance at the form of Destiny's Kiss would give rise to thinking his chances of success in Saturday's McKell Cup at Randwick are better than average.
Chris Barrett Shane Watson will potentially place his Test future in jeopardy if he misses the first match of the upcoming series against the West Indies but makes no apologies for putting his family first.
Malcolm Knox A new book about the tragic death of a talented cricketer is just one example of the pressures facing athletes that we never hear about.