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11 June 2018 11:02 AM Canberra A-League bid left waiting as FFA delay expansion announcement

Canberra could be waiting another week to learn if they've been shortlisted for A-League expansion after Football Federation Australia delayed an announcement on Monday. Canberra were one of 15 bids nervously awaiting a decision but they were left hanging after the FFA failed to deliver on its promise to name a shortlist. Teams submitted an expression 9

22 April 2018 5:57 AM Jack Johnson, boxer jailed under Jim Crow, is being considered by Trump for pardon

World heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries refused to fight him and instead retired. But in 1908, Johnson gained the championship belt in front of 20,000 at Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. Johnson had been pursuing incumbent Tommy Burns around the world as the latter took on the world's challengers, with a fight eventually agreed to after Australian promoter Hugh D McIntosh 40

31 March 2018 10:59 AM Former sports minister slams Australia's 'coarse' cricketing culture

“Crude” behaviour has “infected Australian cricket” at all levels, a former federal sports minister has said in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that has seen three members of the national team banned. Andrew Thomson, a former federal Minister for Sport under the Howard government, believed the ball-tampering furore was indicative of a "general 26

23 March 2018 8:23 AM Adelaide Crows coach Bec Goddard wants AFLW fines to avoid Katie Brennan repeat

Goddard hoped the AFL would introduce fines for minor offences next season. She said the Crows had written to the AFL about the possibility after Chelsea Randall was reprimanded for striking this season. "The AFL's tried to do the right thing and set up a system that's commensurate with what the girls get paid, but it does have an impact and the penalty 32

22 March 2018 5:33 AM Flashback: The story behind Melbourne's Grand Prix coup

On the 90th anniversary of the first Australian Grand Prix Fairfax remembers the year that Melbourne snatched the race from Adelaide. A deal done behind the scenes, kept secret until the final minute, delivered a coup for Victoria. The race, which will be run around Albert Park Lake, will be held from 1997 for at least five years. Grand Prix week – probably 26

22 February 2018 7:02 AM The Black Opal The Unknown Factor for Canberra trainer Gratz Vella

The Federal has a new sponsor, the TAB, which ironically also sponsors the Highway Handicap series in Sydney - the race Canberra trainers were banned from leading to the birth of the Federal. Vella has Addchan running in the Federal on Friday, but he was unsure if she would go on to the National Sprint. Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs said last year's 31

11 February 2018 1:39 AM Clive Palmer's nephew found in Bulgaria

Clive Palmer's nephew Clive Mensink, who is wanted for questioning over the collapse of his uncle's Queensland Nickel refinery, has been found in Bulgaria. Mr Mensink, who has lost a significant amount of weight and now has a beard, was tracked down in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia last week by a media organisation. He was with his Bulgarian girlfriend 24

10 February 2018 3:33 AM Woman charged with terrorism after alleged 'Islamic State' stabbing

A 24-year-old Bangladeshi woman who has been in the country for less than a fortnight has faced court charged with terrorism after an alleged "Islamic State-inspired" stabbing in Mill Park. Momena Shoma, a student and Bangladeshi national, was remanded in custody on a terrorism-related charge after facing Melbourne Magistrates Court during a brief hearing 50

9 February 2018 6:29 AM Man charged after 12kg of cocaine allegedly found in false bottom of suitcase

A 24-year-old man from the US has been charged with importing drugs, after he was allegedly found with 12 kilograms of cocaine in the lining of his suitcase. Russell Dickinson landed at Sydney Airport on a flight from Chile on Thursday night and was picked by Australian Border Force officers for a bag search. The ABF alleges that, after Mr Dickinson's 43

9 February 2018 6:29 AM Melbourne man charged with child sex exploitation in the UK

A Melbourne man has been accused of engaging in sexual activity with a minor and creating child pornography in the United Kingdom. Australian Federal Police allege the 24-year-old man from Thornbury travelled to the UK to meet a child and commit a range of offences. The man was arrested following a raid of his home by Federal Police and Victoria Police 15