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17 March 2018 6:15 AM Canberra teenagers Annerly Poulos and Ash Simes shock at ACT Claycourt International

The high school students balance their homework with a heavy travel schedule and Simes admitted she was nervous playing at home. "I was nervous because the girl I played had some good results in the past, but I just just took it one point at a time and got there in the end," Simes said. After she finishes school Simes wants to play at college in America 5

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 6

15 March 2018 9:11 AM Usman Khawaja says he's not trying to prove he can be a road warrior

Cape Town: Usman Khawaja insists he feels no extra pressure to nail down the Australian No.3 position abroad as well as at home. The 31-year-old made his highest Test score outside Australasia during the second Test in Port Elizabeth, with a hard-fought 75 bettered only on foreign soil by his 140 against New Zealand in Wellington in 2016. Patient knock 12

14 March 2018 10:49 AM South Australian native Peter Hooley braces for hostile home coming

“I’ve played a lot of games at Adelaide Arena. It’s my home town and a lot of my family and friends will be there," Hooley said. “I’m happy it’s back there so I can see everybody and I played my first career game there [at the start of the season] and hopefully we can finish it all off and get the win.” Hooley has been on the friendly side of Adelaide 14

13 March 2018 6:59 AM WNBL: Canberra Capitals forward Kate Gaze signs with Adelaide Lightning

The Canberra Capitals could be gearing up for a complete rebuild with forward Kate Gaze inking a deal with WNBL rivals the Adelaide Lightning. The loss of the 28-year-old is a blow for a Capitals outfit boasting just two players on its roster for the 2018-19 season. The two-time championship winner has spent two seasons in Canberra but will become the fourth 16

12 March 2018 4:52 AM Melbourne United to host junior games after grand final clash

Finals scheduling is always a challenge for the NBL with venues pre-booked for concerts and other events, as shown by the need for them to play game two of their semi-final series against New Zealand Breakers in Auckland eight days ago due to a lack of free dates. Having home court advantage, United were assigned games one, three and (if needed) game five in the best-of-five 9

11 March 2018 7:58 AM Canberra gelding Almost Court lives up to name and wins $130,000 Canberra Cup

"I bought him as a yearling and got him going and he won a race back home but last year we had very wet tracks and that's why I got him over here," Court said. "We got sick of the wet tracks, we had 19 weeks of heavy tracks, so we brought him over here and he hasn't looked back. "He's a dry tracker and last-start at Randwick was soft and I said to Paul we're 20

10 March 2018 9:42 AM Canberra trainer Matt Dale backing Hermosa Beach for National Sprint triumph

Canberra trainer Matt Dale says Hermosa Beach saves her best runs her home track. That's why he believes the seven-year-old mare can defy the odds and win the $130,000 National Sprint (1400 metres) at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday. Hermosa Beach has six wins from 29 starts and is out to better her fourth place finish in the same race on Black Opal Stakes 21

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 19

8 March 2018 11:41 AM Victoria face likely Sheffield Shield eliminator against Tassie

Victoria face a likely Sheffield Shield 'elimination final' against Tasmania next week after the Tigers withstood South Australia on Thursday. Set 331 to win on the final day of their clash at Blundstone Arena, the Redbacks gave Tasmania a scare as Travis Head made 145 to almost push South Australia to victory. But 4-64 from Jackson Bird and 3-86 from Sam Rainbird 22