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  • Federal MP Andrew Leigh backs Canberra A-League bid

    14 August 2018 5:50 AM 8

    Federal polician Andrew Leigh has thrown his support behind Canberra's A-League bid and urged fans to sign up as foundation members. Leigh said the bid "reflected the community" and praised the Canberra team working on their final submission to Football Federation Australia, due on August 31. The Labor frontbencher said star Canberra exports Tom Rogic

  • Smith regains No.1 Test batsman ranking despite Test cricket ban

    14 August 2018 1:16 AM 8

    OK, so the former Australian Test captain is still serving a 12-month suspension owing to his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal from South Africa earlier this year. But while he hasn’t played a Test since that happened in March, he has regained the No.1 spot on the ICC’s Test batting rankings, even though the only cricket he’s been playing is Twenty

  • Guthrie looks to lift English netball after deciding to return home

    13 August 2018 9:00 PM 7

    Giants centre Serena Guthrie will not re-sign next season after deciding to head back home to England to play in Superleague. In 2015 and after eight seasons and four premierships with Team Bath, Guthrie signed for Northern Mystics before joining the Giants after Australia broke away from New Zealand to form Super Netball two years later. Feeling as though

  • Aussie Wilson's title hopes take hit at Tahiti Pro

    13 August 2018 5:18 AM 11

    Australian surfer Julian Wilson's world title hopes have suffered a serious blow after being beaten in the second round of the Tahiti Pro. The event's defending champion was upset by local wildcard Tikanui Smith 7.67 to 5.83 on Monday after failing to register a second-wave score in lacklustre surf at Teahupo'o. With four events remaining on the WSL calendar

  • Canberra duo hunted by the Illawarra Hawks

    13 August 2018 4:42 AM 11

    "I was very excited and quite surprised as well [to get the call from the Hawks], having not played in quite a while with my nose and just starting to get back in to training that week, it was very unexpected," Doran said. "It’s just disappointing that I have now missed the last part of the Gunners season along with this opportunity because of a few broken

  • Why West Coast may possess the magical mystery potion for AFL success

    12 August 2018 10:12 PM 12

    It looks like a case of no Gaff, no Naitanui, no worries for the West Coast Eagles as they head for the AFL finals full of brotherhood and belief and primed for an unlikely assault on the AFL premiership. Adam Simpson's class of 2018 is looking steadier and sterner as the season rolls on with nothing, seemingly, able to clip their wings. Not the loss of their

  • Cautious confidence from Dolphins coach after bold Pan Pacs showing

    12 August 2018 2:52 PM 12

    Jacco Verhaeren is not a man prone to statements of grandiosity. In the recent climes of Australian swimming, where potential and results haven't always worked in perfect synchronicity, the Dolphins head coach has good reason to be guarded. Yet even the contemplative Dutchman admits the wind has started to ever so gently fill the sails of the national

  • High five for resurgent Cate Campbell as Australia finish on a high

    12 August 2018 1:53 PM 14

    Cate Campbell has completed a masterclass at the Pan Pacs meet in Tokyo, securing her fourth and fifth gold medals on the final night as she continued her dominance in the Tatsumi International Swimming Centre. And the Australian women would sweep the relays, with Campbell finishing over the top of America's Olympic champion Simone Manuel to add the medley

  • Tuggeranong United lose but still clinch first finals spot in 15 years

    12 August 2018 8:24 AM 12

    "We had belief that we had a squad good enough but when you've got the monkey on your back, it comes with a lot of pressure, especially getting to the end of the season with everyone talking about it," Stevens said. "To actually get it done is a really special feeling. We've worked really hard this year and I said to the guys it didn't come down to luck or another

  • Canberra Cavalry youngster Nick Hosie eyes US college scholarship

    12 August 2018 5:14 AM 11

    Canberra Cavalry catcher Nick Hosie hopes his Australian under-17s tour of the USA lands him a college baseball scholarship. Hosie hopes to impress US scouts while playing against college teams from Oregon, Arizona and Los Angeles. "[A college scholarship] is the best thing I could achieve out of this tournament. Getting expressly contracted is that end goal," Hosie