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3 August 2018 10:06 AM Last-round clash to decide Giants' travel plans and finals chances

The outcome of the top-of-the-table clash between Giants and West Coast Fever at the International Convention Centre on Saturday will deliver much more than just the minor premiership. While both sides could mathematically fall as low as fourth in a desperate final round, an even contest would wrap up the top two spots - and crucially a second chance 16

2 August 2018 11:00 PM Canberra Cavalry to begin ABL charge on the road

It's the first time New Zealand has had a team in the ABL, with them and a Geelong-based Korean team entering the league for the first time. The Cavalry will then play four of their final five rounds at home, finishing up against the Perth Heat before the play-offs start. It's part of a new format for the ABL schedule, with the league divided into south-west 18

1 August 2018 11:22 AM Growing up with the game: From $50 on debut to earning a living

When the Magpies run out for their last game of the Super Netball season against Queensland Firebirds in Brisbane on Saturday, Thwaites will play her 200th game. It hasn’t been a smooth road, but the 31-year-old has loved the journey and still enjoys the chance to lock horns with elite players each week, even in a season like this where the Magpies have missed 17

30 July 2018 6:18 AM Eagles face nervous wait on ladder spot after round 23 schedule released

West Coast will have to wait until the final day of the regular season to find out if it has secured a top-two finals berth after the AFL released its fixture for round 23 on Monday. The Eagles will play Brisbane at the Gabba on Sunday, August 26, at 11.10am (WST) but their final position in the top eight could hinge on the 1.20pm clash between fellow 17

19 July 2018 8:00 AM Warner gives boost to NT cricket in first Australian appearance since ban

"While we would love to host that series [in 2020] we have to make sure we can build a sufficient case to justify it being played in Darwin," NTC chief Joel Morrison said. "We'll have that conversation with Cricket Australia, we won't be the only ones wanting that series." While Warner and Bancroft are the biggest names in the second edition of the NT Strike 10

14 July 2018 3:39 AM Frisbee champion gears up for ultimate test

He says the last time he was at the World Ultimate Club Championships in 2016, he was pitted against one of his best mates, who was playing for Team USA. Since he started playing with his brother in 2000, John said he quickly became enamoured with the sport because of what it offered him and his mates. “An extremely friendly and welcoming community which 8

9 July 2018 12:36 PM Giants assistant heads home to take reins at struggling Adelaide

Giants assistant coach Tania Obst will take over the struggling Adelaide Thunderbirds next season, replacing Dan Ryan after he was told last month that his contract would not be renewed beyond 2018. Obst, who has been an assistant to Giants head coach Julie Fitzgerald in the club's first two seasons, has signed a three-year contract and will be tasked 16

9 July 2018 11:46 AM Dockers young gun earns AFL Rising Star nomination

"I'm only 18, so I've still got plenty to learn and I didn't expect to play this many games straight away, but the fact I have is pleasing. "I've had a bit of inconsistency at times, but … I'm playing with new teammates and being a young team, I think we all experience that a little bit." Cerra is the second Fremantle Docker to make the nominee list this year, with 19-year-old 19

29 June 2018 4:31 AM Three Victorian bids make in to next round of A-League expansion race

Three of four Victorian bids for a new A-League license have made it through to the next round of Football Federation Australia's expansion race. FFA announced on Friday that Team 11 (Dandenong), South Melbourne and the Western Melbourne Group were still in the running for one of two new A-League licenses for the 2019-20 season, while the late inner 13

25 June 2018 7:03 AM Canberra Times sport podcast: Can the Raiders and Brumbies stay alive?

Elliott Whitehead and Joe Tapine will go from the home of the Denver Broncos to that of the Brisbane Broncos on opposite sides of the globe, and "there's no way in the world" they'll be sitting on the sidelines when the going gets tough. The Canberra Raiders duo will go from Denver to Brisbane in a bid to keep the Green Machine's season alive in a crucial 16