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17 June 2018 8:15 AM Ainslie pay a stirring tribute to the late Scott Gibson

In years gone by Gibson would have been one of those former players cheering from the hill, which made this victory extra special for the resurgent Tricolours. "It was a pretty big day for the club, especially with the passing of Scotty," Rourke said. "He was a really much-loved former player, and after he retired he would come down every week and stand 10

14 June 2018 10:03 AM Handling expectation the next challenge for Swifts, says coach

Sunday's clash against the Lightning is part of a run of six games out of seven being played by the Swifts in the Harbour City in the middle stretch of their Super Netball schedule, prior to the last three rounds of competition, which are all away from home. A trip to Brisbane to take on the Queensland Firebirds next week precedes a run of three straight 11

14 June 2018 6:05 AM Years of work to make sure ball has little bearing on World Cup

Tim Cahill may be the veteran of the Socceroos at the ripe old age of 38 but he's a babe in the woods compared to the oldest player in the tournament, Egypt's skipper Essam el-Hadary. The 150-cap goalkeeper will make history as not only oldest player in the finals but the oldest player to ever take part in the tournament. At 45, he will overtake Colombian 12

13 June 2018 12:23 AM Skye Nicolson walking into the Hornet's nest

"The Olympics have always been the big goal for me, so Tokyo 2020 is my next big goal," Nicolson said. "Then we’ll sit down and look at what I want to do next after that. Definitely not [turning professional] in the next year and a half to two years, but after that it’s definitely something we’ll be looking into. "I’ve still got plenty on, I’m boxing 14

9 June 2018 4:27 PM French Open: Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to break grand slam duck

Simona Halep was close to tears on Saturday after ending a long wait for herself and an even longer one for Romania by winning the French Open. The world number one, who had a reputation for collapsing when it mattered after losing three Grand Slam finals including two in Paris, finally put her hands on a major title after showing great determination 7

27 May 2018 3:46 AM Warriors rout Rockets to send series the distance

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for seven 3-pointers in the third quarter Sunday night, rallying the Golden State Warriors from a 10-point halftime deficit to a 115-86 run-away in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif. The teams will get a travel day Sunday before meeting one final time in Houston on Monday night, with the Game 7 winner 28

26 May 2018 6:55 AM ACT quartet earn Australian honours after breakthrough water polo gold

Four ACT players have been named in the Australian schools water polo team after leading the ACT to a drought-breaking national title. The ACT men's team clinched the capital's first gold medal since 2005 with a dominant 9-5 win over Queensland in the grand final in Perth on Friday. ACT product Matthew Wilson will headline the Australian team after being 30

21 May 2018 6:14 AM Grounds for concern: Are AFL Canberra's days at Manuka Oval numbered?

The Canberra Demons are the capital's leading Australian rules team but even they felt homeless at Manuka Oval, with ACT government officials watching their every move like hawks. Government officials would ask the team to move off certain patches of grass after a few minutes of training, and now the Demons have relocated to a new permanent base at Phillip 26

19 May 2018 5:24 AM Lightning already proving a winner for Storm

Reigning Super Netball premiers Sunshine Coast Lightning haven’t had a win yet this season, but off the court the club is proving a success. NRL club Melbourne Storm and the University of Sunshine Coast run the club as a joint venture while also maintaining a close connection with the local council – and while professional franchises in regional areas 25

16 May 2018 7:43 AM Canberra 3x3 basketballers shooting their way to $26,000 pay day

They started as a group of mates playing basketball for "a bit of fun" but now they want to take on the world's best and shoot their way to a $26,000 pay day. Canberra's three-on-three men's team have advanced to the Pro Hustle quarter finals and will face some of the world's top-ranked teams in Sydney on Friday. Lachlan Ross, Tim Hewitt, Dylan Simpson 27