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19 November 2018 7:50 AM Lebanese community unites behind Cedars ahead of historic clash

After spending 18 years in the cross-faith Lebanese military, Wehbe moved to Sydney in 2008, joining a community that is among the oldest and most continuous migrant groups in Australia. The Lebanese began arriving in Australia during the 1880s, some 60 years before Lebanon was an independent country. Before Redfern had the Rabbitohs, the local Maronite 533

2 November 2018 12:23 AM Canberra mountain-bike riders on top of the world

Canberra mountain-bike riders Jordan Butler and Gwynn Le Maitre have won their age groups at the 24-hour world championships in Scotland. Butler took out the 23-29 category with 20 laps in 24:02:39 and Le Maitre won the 35-39 age group with 16 laps in 24:34:54. Sam Moffitt came 15th in the elite men's field with 17 laps in 19:24:56 in what was considered 122

31 October 2018 7:13 AM Elvis Kamsoba a fitting winner of inaugural Michael Cockerill Medal

Kamsoba, now 22, is part of a generation of African-born players who are transforming the face of Australian football. He used to play in African tournaments in Adelaide against newly-minted Socceroos Awer Mabil and Thomas Deng. "I know a lot of guys who have what it takes, they just need a chance at the next level," Kamsoba said. "If they train every 108

22 October 2018 6:58 AM A-League crowds up, TV ratings struggle as Honda's attitude impresses

The majority of home sides in the A-League bettered their record crowds from last season in the opening round of the 2018-19 campaign in a boost for the FFA, however television audiences remained a concern across the board. Melbourne Victory, Wellington Phoenix and the Brisbane Roar all topped their best crowd figures for 2017-18 on the opening weekend 99

16 October 2018 11:55 PM A-League expansion update: Two teams culled, Canberra one of six left

"We have six bids that all have positive aspects but require further work in certain areas. We need to continue our consultation with those bid teams to ensure that they adequately address these areas to ensure their future sustainability, which includes securing stadia, catchment area and financial capital." Canberra's bid - led by Michael Caggiano 89

27 September 2018 10:27 PM AFL Grand Final: Where WA Eagles fans can watch September's big dance

For fans in need of a little silver service, Optus Stadium has a Buffet Lunch in the River View Room for $125, which includes lunch and beverages, stories from footy personalities, door prizes and more entertainment. The Perth Royal Show is offering discounted entry tickets to return to the Show any time on Saturday — the show's final day — with a range 81

25 September 2018 12:55 PM Cambage leads Opals into World Cup quarter-finals with win over Turkey

Liz Cambage made a perfect start and the Australian Opals followed as they locked in a place in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain on Tuesday night. The Opals faced off with Turkey for top spot in their group and direct entry to the final eight and Cambage made her first 11 shots as Australia killed off the game before 74

8 July 2018 10:21 AM Warriors emerge from Patty Mills' Shadows

A new group of Warriors have emerged from the Shadows of the concept that sparked Patty Mills' journey from Canberra to NBA stardom. The Winnunga Warriors Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander basketball club held a NAIDOC tournament to promote reconciliation in sport at the Belconnen Basketball Stadium over the weekend. The Winnunga Warriors are hosting 92

16 March 2018 9:05 AM Safe standing set for two new stadiums in Sydney

Two of the proposed three new stadiums in Sydney are set to include "safe-standing" areas for active supporters of football clubs, allowing for a terrace-style atmosphere in modern arenas. As part of the controversial stadiums plan, the NSW Government will tailor venue designs to the needs of active fans of A-League clubs after approving safe-standing 88

20 February 2018 7:50 AM FIFA given clear view of fractures in Australian football after first day of joint mission

A three person delegation from FIFA, world football's governing body, and the Asian Football Confederation met several stakeholder groups in Sydney on Tuesday in the first of three-days of meetings to help break the impasse over Football Federation Australia's failed attempts to expand its congress. In their talks one-on-one with groups representing 111