It would be easy to be cynical. All the glitter and spray tan, and faces made up like china dolls. And the bows: so many bows.
Jesse Hogan If anyone thought the absence of one Mitch would do little to dent Australia's fast-bowlers prowess the absence of a second should have shocked them into reconsidering that stance.
Daisy Dumas and Georgina Mitchell Monday wasn't a good day for Aria. The Byron Bay local was not only fined by police for driving without his licence but was hit with another fine when he left his car unlocked to walk home to collect it.
Chris Roots The limit weight is always a good starting point when you are taking steps along the black-type path and Dublin Lass made the most of her advantage in winning the Starlight Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
Daisy Dumas Coffee may be your mind-sharpening tool of choice, but some of Silicon Valley's brightest brains are relying on something substantially stronger for their morning pick-me-up.
Jamie Marcuson There's something majestic about watching Ed Cowan open the batting. As cricket evolves into a faster-paced, pink-balled era, Cowan represents the glory days of old. Settled, confident, controlled. Is this really so bad?
Matt Murnane For 100 years the Australian Open has continually produced "something special" on the final day, and Adam Scott has not given up on it happening again this year.
Andrew Wu Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has declared the first day of the Adelaide Test a success and it sounds like he wants more.
Jewel Topsfield A British man is being questioned by police over the alleged rape of an 18-year-old Australian girl in Bali for schoolies.
Daniel Lane NSW Breakers all-rounder Ellyse Perry says she and her teammates are excited to have the chance to stand alongside St George legends John Raper, Reg Gasnier and Norm Provan when they play South Australia in the WNCL final on Sunday – but they are not focused on muscling in on history.