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15 July 2018 11:35 PM Basketball ACT prospects mix it with NBA Global Academy

Alex Archer is one of Canberra's most promising basketball prospects but he was still stunned when an email inviting him to mix it with the next generation of NBA stars lobbed into his inbox. Archer and Harry Matthew's status as two of Canberra's most promising talents has earned them an invitation to the NBA Global Academy Games and Basketball Australia 2

13 July 2018 7:22 AM Wallaroos and Brumbies prop Peta Cox says challenge is keeping players

Wallaroos and ACT Brumbies prop Peta Cox didn't play rugby until she was 18, not because she didn't want to, but because she couldn't. In a sign of just how far women's rugby has come in the past few years, more than 100 schoolgirls were put through their paces in Canberra this week. The ACT Brumbies and Rugby Australia held clinics at the AIS, with officials 8

13 July 2018 3:43 AM Whirlwind week as English star joins Swifts

On Saturday night (England time) Haythornthwaite played a key role in helping Wasps down Loughborough Lightning 55-51 in the Superleague final, replicating the result against their rivals from 12 months ago. She went out partying with the team but was in bed by midnight, such was the exhaustion she felt after the game. That was merely a taster of what was to come. On Monday 7

10 July 2018 9:00 AM Ponting optimistic about Australia's chances at World Cup despite slump

Australia might have lost 16 of their last 18 one-day internationals but former national captain Ricky Ponting insists they have the “best depth of any cricket nation in the world” and still stand an excellent chance of winning next year’s World Cup in England. After a 5-0 thumping at the hands of England last month, the microscope is well and truly 8

10 July 2018 1:32 AM Alison Mitchell signs on with Channel Seven

English broadcaster Alison Mitchell has been unveiled as one of Channel Seven’s commentators for the upcoming summer of cricket, making her the first female to call ball-by-ball Test action on free-to-air television. Mitchell is a highly rated commentator and award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC and called cricket in England, India, Sri Lanka 8

8 July 2018 1:52 PM Basketball Australia refutes allegation of on-court taunting

Basketball Australia has slammed suggestions by a Filipino photojournalist that racist taunts by Australian players contributed to last week’s brawl during the World Cup qualifier in the Philippines. As Australian officials prepare to submit their submission to the world governing body regarding the Boomers' role in the brawl, photojournalist Winston 8

6 July 2018 7:51 AM Rugby referee-player brothers Reuben and Bryce Keane set for nationals

The Keane family will have plenty to cheer about at the schoolboy national championships, but there's a twist to brothers Reuben and Bryce's duties in Sydney. Reuben Keane has been chosen by Rugby Australia as one of only four referees to officiate the tournament after the 19-year-old was also a referee at the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens tournament 13

4 July 2018 4:00 AM Erin Osborne and Angela Reakes to captain ACT Meteors for WNCL

The ACT Meteors have named Erin Osborne as their captain for the 2018-19 WNCL season, with Angela Reakes named as vice-captain. Osborne captained the side last season, with the Meteors winning three games and finishing fourth on the ladder. Meteors coach James Allsopp said the re-appointment of Osborne was a simple one with her international experience 8

3 July 2018 11:43 AM Finch smashes his own T20 international record with 172

Aaron Finch has smashed his own record for the highest Twenty20 international score, blasting 172 in Australia’s tri-series match against Zimbabwe. The Australian skipper passed his previous mark of 156 in the 18th over, which he set against England in 2013. Finch continued his rich vein of form on Tuesday as he combined with opening partner D’Arcy Short 12

3 July 2018 11:29 AM Players' union will oppose moves to put limits on T20 players

Cricinfo has reported that the ICC is considering restricting players to three leagues. Any move to limit player availability is likely to effect the Twenty20 leagues of smaller nations, which cannot match the salaries of established competitions like the Indian Premier League and the Big Bash League. The ICC has stated its desire to grow the game through 4