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21 August 2018 4:00 AM Hisense Arena renamed Melbourne Arena

“It’s iconic with the city, celebrated the city and our preference was to have the city name on there as opposed to the commercial name. “I’m sure they had a lot of offers and Hisense were a partner of ours for a while and they have been a great partner of the government's but we wanted it to be Melbourne so we made a contribution to it.” With the Australian 4

18 August 2018 3:24 AM Tritton has special one in Muscle Factory after group 1 romp

Trainer Shane Tritton says horses don’t do what Muscle Factory did in the Albion Park Gold Final, but he wasn’t surprised. Muscle Factory, which Tritton bought a share of for a six-figure sum mid-season, ran a 1:53.1 mile-rate as he ran to a 37.9m victory in a show of sheer speed. It gave him a group 1 victory after placings in the the Australian Pacing 5

17 August 2018 11:01 AM Lowy says independence is in peril as he steps down

The second outcome, Lowy said, would be for FFA and its supporters - four of the smallest state federations - to pass the working group's proposals. This is unlikely. "Under those circumstances I would not be prepared to serve as chairman beyond November," Lowy said. The third option would be for FFA and opposed stakeholders to reach a compromise on the proposals 4

16 August 2018 8:45 PM NBL heads to Nine in new broadcast deal

Nine will also simulcast its live games on the 9Now online service and has secured the digital catch-up rights to show replays of all NBL games throughout the season regardless of what network they are broadcast on. The league has yet to finalise what it will do with its NBL TV app, which showed all games live and on replay, for a monthly subscription 5

14 August 2018 8:51 AM Kookaburras goalkeeper Andrew Charter named in Canberra Lakers

International hockey veteran Andrew Charter will rejoin the Canberra Lakers for their Australian Hockey League campaign in October after a 22-man squad was named on Tuesday. Goal-keeper Charter, who has played 150 games for Australia, will headline the squad which also includes Olympian Glenn Turner and national development squad player James Day. Hockey 8

14 August 2018 5:50 AM Federal MP Andrew Leigh backs Canberra A-League bid

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 8

14 August 2018 1:16 AM Smith regains No.1 Test batsman ranking despite Test cricket ban

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 8

13 August 2018 5:18 AM Aussie Wilson's title hopes take hit at Tahiti Pro

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 11

13 August 2018 4:42 AM Canberra duo hunted by the Illawarra Hawks

"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 11

12 August 2018 2:52 PM Cautious confidence from Dolphins coach after bold Pan Pacs showing

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 12