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20 April 2018 5:26 AM Spencer has healthy start to Rams in Canberra Raiders Cup

Born in Darwin, Spencer moved to Canberra when he was six months old and has come through the Raiders junior system, playing Harold Matthews in 2015 and SG Ball in 2016-17. Having already recovered from two torn anterior cruciate ligaments, the 18-year-old's 2017 was ruined by a shoulder and biceps injury along with osteitis pubis. While he'd like to work his way back into representative 4

7 April 2018 12:46 AM Leishman draws closer to US Masters title shot, trails lead by two

Marc Leishman moved to within striking distance of a first US Masters title, trailing leader Patrick Reed by just two shots after a wild second round at Augusta National. The 34-year-old Victorian, who again stole the limelight from playing partner Tiger Woods' Masters return, is leading the pack chasing America's Reed (-9) as overnight leader after 12

24 March 2018 9:16 AM Belconnen United and Tuggeranong United open NPL Capital Footall season with wins

A determined 10-man Tuggeranong refused to drop their heads and found an equaliser from the set piece through central midfielder Jonathan Turek on 70 minutes. With six minutes five minutes to play the referee reached back into his pocket again and dismissed Rhinos' defender Jordan Startor. Three minutes later Shane Murray hit a pinpoint ball to the back post and Coggan 16

17 March 2018 8:27 AM Canberra rowers Caleb Antill and Luke Letcher make Australia's World Cup teams

"I'm absolutely thrilled. I went to senior trials last year and I wasn't good enough, and just trained really hard in the under-23 campaign and came back with a fire in my belly," Antill said. "It's a dream come true to make the senior team ... the big one we're all aiming for is the Olympics and Tokyo's coming up and that's definitely in the back of my mind each day. The second 16

16 March 2018 11:12 AM Goulding, Ware fire as Melbourne take game one

Goulding finished with 26 points, Ware had 20 points and Josh Boone 15 points while Daniel Johnson led Adelaide with 18 points, Shannon Shorter had 16 points and Mitch Creek 14. Ware nailed the first three and set Melbourne on a 7-0 run to open the game as Boone also found room inside for five quick points. But just as the Sixers looked shaky they regained 16

9 March 2018 5:47 AM Payne hopes for true test for Ace High in Randwick Guineas

Ace High is twice a group 1 winner from the spring, and the maturity that comes with age has him at his best for the autumn, but even trainer David Payne admits that might not be good enough to win Saturday’s Randwick Guineas. Harder the better: Stayer Ace High hoping for a test of the toughest in Saturday's Randwick Guineas. “At a mile he is playing 26

4 March 2018 7:12 AM Gerald Ryan wants to become the second most successful Black Opal Stakes trainer

"I certainly don't mind coming down to Canberra for the Black Opal and I'd like to try and win another but I've only got one entered this year," Ryan said. "Legend of Condor has taken a while to get fit but he ran well yesterday [Saturday] and I think he'll improve again next week. "Mark Zahra will ride him, the plan is try and get him into the Slipper 36

23 February 2018 6:00 AM Mudgee holds its own alongside Rosehill and Caulfield

The visitors Adam Waterworth (Goodwood) and William Derby (York) were somewhat bemused by our infatuation with two-year-olds over the classic three-year-old. Unfortunately the praise of the Hobartville at Rosehill couldn't be sung to them as the field hadn't been finalised. But to my eye it is the best race on Saturday which has weight-for-age opposition 17

14 February 2018 10:26 AM Why Ben Simmons could miss out on the NBA rookie of the year award

“You could make the case for him to be an All-Star but he is a young player with a bright future who is going to have a long and steady all-star career. “You want that fire in his belly and the question I pose is, has Donovan closed the gap to Simmons as rookie of the year? Personally I would have to say yes. “What Mitchell has done and what Utah has done in winning 18

11 February 2018 9:56 AM Enter the dragon; and a splash of colour to mark Lunar New Year

Happy New Year! The beating of drums and snap of fire crackers accompanied Bendigo's Sun Loong dragon to Melbourne on Sunday to herald the Lunar New Year. The colourful 100-metre-long creature, carried by 120 volunteers, wended his way from inside the Royal Exhibition Building and around Carlton Gardens to Melbourne Museum.It was the 48-year-old dragon’s 36