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18 October 2018 1:54 AM 'It's the right time': Eagles great Mark LeCras hangs up footy boots

It is understood that prognosis of his damaged wrist could be painful to continue training and playing at the highest level. LeCras, 32, met with Eagles coach Adam Simpson on Wednesday when it is understood the 219-game veteran made his call to finish. Current and former Eagles teammates are believed to have been told late on Wednesday of an impending 5

15 October 2018 12:31 AM Canberra teen Keely Small wins gold at the Youth Olympics

“It hasn’t sunk in quite yet. This whole experience has been amazing, to be announced flagbearer and now see the Australian flag raised from on top of the podium with a gold medal – I’m so stoked.” Small said the crowd support, from a vocal Australian minority and the local crowd appreciating her dominating performance, spurred her to the top place on the dais. “I was a little 6

12 October 2018 7:04 AM Keely Small to race for Youth Olympic gold after qualifying fastest

Keely Small will be the Youth Olympic Games gold medal favourite on Monday morning after qualifying fastest for the 800 metres final. Small, the Australian team flag bearer in Buenos Aires, was more than one second quicker than the rest of the field, finishing her heat with a time of 2:05.68, with Germany's Sophia Volkmer second in 2:06.92. St Clare's 15

2 October 2018 10:07 PM 2019 AFL premiership betting: West Coast sceptics still behind the eight ball

The doubt was still there as September rolled along, with even Melbourne — who the Eagles smashed by 66 points in a preliminary final — favoured more to win the flag before that clash in Perth, despite playing in their first finals series since 2006. An inaugural interstate club in the AFL, the Eagles weren't favoured to win the 2018 grand final, despite 10

1 October 2018 11:23 AM Australian Youth Olympics flag-bearer runs in Keely Small's family

"It's a huge honour. Even just wearing the green and gold is an honour in itself and then on top of that being a flag-bearer is another honour," Small told Fairfax Media. "It's going to be a really cool experience. I've heard it's going to be an amazing opening ceremony, out of the stadium with the whole public invited to it." In a good omen for the 17-year-old 10

26 September 2018 7:05 AM GWS Giants confident Canberra's sea of orange will rise

Two major list changes would leave a massive hole but the club would remain well-placed to launch another raid on a maiden flag and build on a nine-match Manuka Oval winning streak in the process. Giants chief operating officer James Avery says while on-field success is clearly crucial, he believes Canberra fans will continue to fill Manuka Oval regardless 10

15 September 2018 6:57 PM Yates climbs a mountain to plant a flag for Australian cycling

“Go for it,” Adam Yates told his brother, at the bottom of the last gruelling climb on the penultimate stage of the La Vuelta race in Spain. Simon Yates went for it, pushed hard up the mountain, and rode hard enough to claim the first victory for an Australian team in any of cycling’s three Grand Tours. He is one minute 46 seconds in front of the winner 17

7 September 2018 6:47 AM Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist the Everest favourite

"It certainly adds to the status of the Black Opal because he's a top-class horse, there's no doubt about it," Stubbs said. "If he can win the Everest it will just add further prestige to the Black Opal. Gerald Ryan said after the Opal that they came here hoping and since then he's gone from strength to strength." Canberra horse Almost Court is looking 16

3 September 2018 1:00 PM Queanbeyan Tigers star Kel Evans wins Mulrooney Medal

"When I was younger I was right into my cricket and started coming up to play for Queanbeyan as a wicketkeeper and that's how I met Dave, through the cricket club," Evans said in June. "During an off-season I decided to have a run with footy and just fell in love with it. [I] started going alright so I thought I'd come to Queanbeyan for that instead 29

25 July 2018 11:37 AM St Kilda forward Josh Bruce finds the silver lining in year to forget

"I’m pretty excited about that. It’s another thing to look forward to. Seeing [brother] Aaron with his little girls, it’s great. There will be lots of grandkids running around at Christmas so it will be really good. "I get to spend a bit of time at home with the Mrs leading up to this kid. Lucky I won’t need much sleep because I’m not playing 36