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17 August 2018 12:40 AM Brett Fruend joins Queanbeyan Tigers 200 club

"I reckon the penny dropped somewhere along the way, because he turned up one pre-season and all of a sudden he was a running machine. "He’d gone from the back of the group to the front of the group in a reasonably short period of time. I’d seen him through that summer running the streets, and I reckon that became the foundation for his football, for his ability 6

15 August 2018 10:52 AM You can simply join the dots about New Zealand's next coach

Which is interesting, given that Taurua still has another year on her contract with Lightning, who are adamant that she has committed to them until at least the end of next year. A distinct possibility is that Taurua will do both. Which brings me to my next point. Announced in the Silver Ferns squad was none other than Laura Langman. The last we saw of Langman 6

4 August 2018 11:08 AM 'He'd be so good at it': Wheelchair rugby's bid to sign Alex McKinnon

“To be honest, playing wheelchair rugby is something people ask me about at every presentation I do,” said McKinnon, who suffered a serious spinal injury four years ago while playing for the Knights in an NRL match against Melbourne. “Throughout my rugby league career, I was quite selfish with the amount of time and dedication I had to put in because 22

4 August 2018 8:10 AM Uni-Norths lock Nick Jones still helping Owls after early retirement

Rugby has made moves to protect player's heads across all levels of the games in recent years and Uni-Norths coach Tony Doherty said safety was paramount. "Unfortunately it's an injury that has cost Nick his rugby career," Doherty said. "It is a cruel game sometimes, especially when you're young, your career ending is always a bad thing but someone at Nick's 19

3 August 2018 10:04 AM The Woden Rams halves partnership 13 years in the making

"Sean is a pretty good kid. When he came into this year he was more of a lock. Now he’s taking the role on at 6 really good. "I’ve been impressed by him. He’s just come a long way and I think he’s got a long future in first grade if not further." After 267 games across the NRL and Super League, Withers has loved being back where it all started to finish 18

27 July 2018 2:17 PM The sweet timing of Australia's latest track champion

When he broke the record in Monaco his training partner Peter Bol was sitting on his tail right to the line and also again came within a whisker of bettering the record time. Peter Bol, a Rio Olympian, was born in Sudan, fled to Egypt with his family and eventually were re-settled in Australia. Australia is the only life either of them have really known 15

25 July 2018 8:53 AM Canberra miss out on hosting NBL fixture for 2018-19 season

Canberra has been snubbed in the NBL 2018-19 season schedule but ACT basketball fans are hopeful the Illawarra Hawks will play a pre-season game in the the capital. Basketball ACT were confident of securing a deal to bring NBL action back to Canberra for the first time in a decade but the prospect has been shelved for another season. The Hawks could 15

21 July 2018 4:56 AM UFC champion Whittaker turns to coaching during injury lay-off

"In my opinion, the champion should fight the top contender. Gastelum's up there somewhere, but he's not the top one," Whittaker said, before adding that he was still happy to take the fight. "I don't pick and choose. I've never really had an qualms about who I fight next." Despite being middleweights, Whittaker and Gastelum will be lending their experience 16

21 July 2018 12:50 AM FIBA says it cannot punish violent fans as Boomers seek legal options

In response to a question from Fairfax Media, a FIBA spokesman said the FIBA disciplinary panel could only cite and punish members of a team’s delegation or accreditation holders such as officials or media members. So Philippines squad player Jio Jalalon, who punched Sobey, was suspended for five games but the spectator is not known to have been punished 19

20 July 2018 7:24 AM Former NBA veteran Adonal Foyle giving life lessons at AIS

Adonal Foyle was the eighth overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft and his number one message to up-and-coming players is simple. "Don't be one-dimensional, spread yourself out, not thin, but be curious about the world and keep your options open. Basketball is not the one thing you will do for the rest of your life." Foyle spent 14 seasons in the NBA and is now the director 12