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21 August 2018 4:00 AM Hisense Arena renamed Melbourne Arena

“It’s iconic with the city, celebrated the city and our preference was to have the city name on there as opposed to the commercial name. “I’m sure they had a lot of offers and Hisense were a partner of ours for a while and they have been a great partner of the government's but we wanted it to be Melbourne so we made a contribution to it.” With the Australian 4

6 August 2018 8:00 PM Canberra A-League bid hits 5000 members inside a month

The Canberra A-League bid have signed 5000 members less than a month after launching and they now want to double that number. It means the expansion club already has more members than A-League grand finalist the Newcastle Jets (816), Central Coast Mariners (2545) Adelaide United (3232), Perth Glory (4057) and likely the Wellington Phoenix (N/A) 13

5 August 2018 9:03 AM Call for controversial sacking to be included in cricket's review

Cricket's players association has called for the contentious sacking of a Cricket Australia staff member over a series of tweets to be included in a wide-ranging cultural review of the sport's governing body. The Australian Cricketers Association has made the recommendation, after Tasmanian-based government relations manager Angela Williamson was sacked 17

30 July 2018 11:52 PM Huge boost for NSW greyhound industry with first million-dollar race

NSW will stage its first million-dollar greyhound race at Wentworth Park later this year, the end of a statewide series with qualifiers run all across the state. State government and Greyhound Racing NSW officials will make the announcement on Tuesday morning about the $1.2 million sprint, which will be held in Sydney on October 20. The winner is set to pocket 26

27 July 2018 10:39 AM AOC says its culture has been transformed after post-Rio dramas

Coates' prickly relationship with ASC chief John Wylie was no secret but Carroll said the bodies were now much more aligned, along with the Australian Institute of Sport and its performance director, Peter Conde. "The relationship with the ASC is a good one. Kate Palmer [ASC CEO] and I get on very well. And Peter Conde. So the AIS and our planning are now integrated 10

20 July 2018 8:12 AM 'No guarantee': Andrew Barr moves says stadium deal is a long way off

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has moved to temper the "over-excitement" about the prospect of buying Canberra Stadium, warning it could be another decade before any deal with the Australian Sports Commission is finalised. The commission is considering some of its major assets as part of a plan to downsize the campus at Bruce and reshape the way the AIS is used by athletes 14

15 July 2018 10:57 AM Christmas is coming early for Canberra Big Bash fans

Christmas will come early for Canberra cricket fans with Manuka Oval set to host another Big Bash double-header on December 21. The Sydney Thunder are expected to return to the capital on the final working day of the year and host the Hobart Hurricanes under Friday night lights. The deal is almost done - the Thunder and ACT government just ironing out the final 5

8 July 2018 7:21 AM Singapore academy playing in Canberra at Kanga Cup for first time

Former Singapore international Aleksandar Duric couldn't resist, he pointed to Canberra Stadium on Sunday and told his academy that he was playing there before they were even born. Duric and his teams were waiting in the AIS carpark to enter the Kanga Cup opening ceremony when the former South Melbourne striker re-lived his National Soccer League days. Singapore-based 12

29 June 2018 8:42 AM Grounds for concern: Truckloads of soil rescuing Canberra fields

"It's great to see ACT Sport and Recreation, the team who look after our fields, working cooperatively with Belsouth and other clubs to find innovative ways and sharing the responsibility to undertake minor maintenance jobs at our fields," the club said. "Under this initiative, they provide five metres of soil to our Murranji Street grounds - which we will use to fill as many divots 16

29 June 2018 8:28 AM Canberra figure skater Lisa Nitschke glides home after striking gold

These competitions create the opportunity for athletes between the ages of 28 and 81 to showcase their skills on the world stage. Adult figure skaters are grouped by age as well as the highest level of test passed - either bronze, silver or gold - to make the competition even. Canberra has one ice rink to train on and Nitschke, who has been in the capital 13