Be taken around the world this weekend to see horses, golf courses, cricket pitches, waves, and BMXs.
24 Mar 2016 - 3:53 PM  UPDATED 26 Mar 2016 - 7:45 AM
Saturday 26 Mar 2016

The five-round 2016 BMX Supercross World Cup kicks off this weekend in Argentina and Buchanan will want to impress at the start of an Olympic year. 

One of her biggest rivals is 2012 Olympic gold medallist Mariana Pajon (Columbia) who won the World Cup and this race last year. There's also the reigning World Champion Stefany Hernandez (Venezuela) and Alise Post (USA) Buchanan will contend with just to name a few. 

How to follow:

Update: The event is broadcasting here. Here's the schedule to follow our Aussie women including Caroline:

26 March

7am (AEDT) -  Elite women time trial superfinal - this race has been completed and Caroline Buchanan finished 2nd. 

27 March

4am (AEDT) - Elite women quarterfinal 2nd and 3rd round
6.55am (AEDT) -  Elite women semifinal 
7.10am (AEDT) - Elite women final 

The event will run 25-26th March local time. Your best bet is to follow the UCI BMX Twitter account or stay tuned to their website for information. There should be a live stream of the event on YouTube but this won't be confirmed until closer to the day. The UCI should update this information via Twitter. 

Thursday 24 Mar 2016

 

Tyler Wright will look to build momentum this weekend at the Rip Curl Pro at Bell's Beach wearing the world number 1 yellow vest on her back.

But, she’ll face a tough battle to beat three superstars.

Hawaiian Carissa Moore is aiming for a fourth straight Bells victory, six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore has won three times at Bells, while Sally Fitzgibbons is a two time winner and will be looking to rectify her worst result ever at the season opener, the Roxy Pro.

“I’m focused this year,” Wright said. “2016 is off to a good start and I aim to keep it rolling at Bells.

“I just see this as an opportunity to get on with what I want to do this year, win a world title,” Wright told the Daily Telegraph.

Big waves are expected over the Easter long weekend; the event could start as early as today.

Follow the action here

Surfing's got the Wright reaction!
Pro-surfer Tyler Wright made waves at the Roxy Pro on the Gold Coast this week to snatch the right result!

Australian Edwina Tops-Alexander will compete at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Gothenburg, Sweden 24 - 28 March.

She'll ride with horses Caretina De Joter, Ego Van Orti and Vindicat W. 

Her third places in the Western European League Season at Zurich and Bordeaux earned Tops-Alexander her spot in the final.  

These recent results indicate a strong start to her Rio Olympics preparation. 

For start lists and results visit the event website

 

The Southern Stars are looking to bounce back after a heavy defeat against our nearest cricketing neighbours New Zealand at Nagpur's Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. The White Ferns breezed to a six-wicket victory with 22 balls remaining.

Tonight, Meg Lanning's side is in Delhi to face Sri Lanka and fight for the top of Group A.

The match will be televised live on Fox Sports 3 from 9pm (AEST)

Southern Stars T20 World Cup campaign: live blog and videos
The Southern Stars are the reigning T20 World Champions and will look to make it 4 in a row when they head off to India for the 2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20. The tournament runs from 18th March - 3 April.

Ellyse Perry on the Southern Stars 6 wicket loss to New Zealand
Ellyse Perry spoke to media following Australia’s six wicket loss to the New Zealand White Ferns at Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur on Monday. It's a wake-up call for the Southern Stars

Katherine Kirk plays this weekend at the Kia Classic in California, USA, part of the LGPA tour. She lines up alongside other Australians Karrie Webb, Minjee Lee, Sarah Kemp and Sarah-Jane Smith. 

Currently ranked 218th on the LGPA, Kirk has made the cut in her last two LGPA tour outings at the JTBC Founders Cup (48T) and ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open (68T). 

This is a better start to the year for the former LGPA top-20 player who missed 12 cuts in 2015. 

“My worse year since 2006 was really frustrating but you can’t let one season define your career or how you feel,” Kirk told the Courier-Mail.

Two jockeys will be riding to win on Saturday at Rosehill, the day of racing headlined by The BMW. Watch out for Kathy O'Hara and Winona Costin. 

Kathy O'Hara

Kathy O’Hara is a professional jockey riding in a Group 1 race on Saturday:

Race 6 – Group 1, The Vinery Stud Stakes, 2000m, 3.50pm

            Horse: Single Gaze

            Trainer: Nick Olive

Single Gaze:

Winona Costin

Winona Costin is Sydney’s champion apprentice jockey and is riding in three Group 3 races on Saturday.

Race 1 – The E-Group Security Handicap, 1400m, 12.45pm

            Horse: Roaring to Win

            Trainer: Peter and Paul Snowden

Race 2 – Group 3, The Shweppervescence, 1400m, 1.20pm

            Horse: Lasqueti Spirit

            Trainer: Lee Curtis

Race 4- Group 3, TAB Star Kingdom Stakes, 1200m, 2.30pm

            Horse: Turbulent Jet

            Trainer: Lee Curtis

Winona takes a win a Rosehill: