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  • VRC links with Ascot, Goodwood and Breeders Cup on new media platform

    21 May 2018 2:00 PM 5

    VRC chair Amanda Elliott said the move into the digital arena "represents a key pillar of our strategic direction and planning at board level". "We look forward to this alliance, not only showcasing horseracing, but further enhancing the reach, the engagement, and importantly the global brand of our sport," she said. Neil Wilson, the VRC's CEO, said the club was a founding

  • Grounds for concern: Are AFL Canberra's days at Manuka Oval numbered?

    21 May 2018 6:14 AM 6

    The Canberra Demons are the capital's leading Australian rules team but even they felt homeless at Manuka Oval, with ACT government officials watching their every move like hawks. Government officials would ask the team to move off certain patches of grass after a few minutes of training, and now the Demons have relocated to a new permanent base at Phillip

  • Canberran Sam Burridge wins 50km ultra-trail race in Blue Mountains

    21 May 2018 2:50 AM 5

    "I've been top 10 and had a few seconds and thirds at other races but this is my first major win, so I'm just over the moon," Burridge said. "Everything just worked and it was just my day to be honest. The body held up but I was very sore on Sunday and had to walk up 30 stairs at the place we were staying, so packing the car was terrible. "I have to thank

  • Yass Magpies end West Belconnen's unbeaten start after soft send off

    20 May 2018 9:13 AM 7

    "I know the officials have a hard job, it's not easy what they do but I just couldn't believe that, at that stage in the game, I was blowing up it was even a penalty," Teka said. "When he got sent off my fist was in my mouth, it took a lot to keep my mouth shut at that point because he just tackled him normally. "That was vital member of our team and we could

  • The end of the Bushrangers? Such is life

    19 May 2018 1:00 PM 7

    Today Australia is saturated with nonsensical names for its sporting teams. It starts with the Socceroos and Matildas in men’s and women’s soccer and gets worse from there. There’s the Boomers and the Opals in basketball; Sharks and Stingers in water polo; the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos in hockey. If the names for our national teams reflect a desperate

  • Melham keeps his cool, Santa Ana Lane does the rest in Goodwood

    19 May 2018 10:53 AM 7

    He didn't panic as he drifted to the rear of the field, and was smart enough to change his initial plan of coming to the middle of the track to weave his way inside and attack late close to the fence. "They bounced out of the barriers, it all opened up down the inside and he had a good turn of foot and he was just too good," Melham said. "His run the other

  • Lightning already proving a winner for Storm

    19 May 2018 5:24 AM 8

    Reigning Super Netball premiers Sunshine Coast Lightning haven’t had a win yet this season, but off the court the club is proving a success. NRL club Melbourne Storm and the University of Sunshine Coast run the club as a joint venture while also maintaining a close connection with the local council – and while professional franchises in regional areas

  • Tributes flow for Keith Hawke: a true Canberra rugby and Royals legend

    18 May 2018 10:21 AM 11

    "He was our patron and he was always there. He never missed a game. He was only crook for a week, but his family said they knew he was really crook when he said he couldn't go to the footy. A week later he died. "He will be greatly missed but his memory will live on as long as there is Royals rugby." Hawke stood on the sideline for almost every match

  • Smith keenly sought by T20 leagues

    18 May 2018 10:18 AM 9

    It would be a major coup for any of the leagues if it was able to secure the signature of one of the most recognised faces in the game, particularly for the non-traditional cricket nations. The APL was created in January by the Afghanistan board, which gained full member status from the International Cricket Council last June. The inaugural tournament

  • ACT government satisfied Canberra Brave brawl an isolated incident

    18 May 2018 9:27 AM 8

    "The ACT government values integrity in sport and is mindful of the role our elite sports teams provide for the community," Active Canberra director Rebecca Kelley said. "We have been informed that chairman of the Brave, Peter Chamberlain, is sincerely apologetic for his part in the incident, and regrets his actions. "The ACT government understands this was an isolated