IT’S harder to stay at the top than it is getting there, but it would take a bold punter to bet against last season’s A-League champions Melbourne Victory once again.

    WITH the NBA Finals on the line Aussie Matthew Dellavedova gave his all for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and this is what it did to his body.

    GLENN Maxwell’s fearless attitude to strokeplay has made him a star of short-form cricket and a Test wannabe.

    THE Caulfield Guineas is at the mercy of all-conquering Sydney trainer Chris Waller and a colt he compares to Zoustar and Brazen Beau.

    AARON Mooy could be a shock Round 1 inclusion for Melbourne City, less than 29 hours after finishing a Socceroos match over 14,000 kilometres away.