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26 June 2018 7:43 AM Foster's defence of proper pronunciation says it all

Craig Foster should be commended for coming out on the front foot and defending SBS World Cup host Lucy Zelic, who for some reason had to justify pronouncing people's names correctly. As are the times in which we live, it wasn't anyone of note taking aim at Zelic's efforts to get her tonsils around the challenging smorgasbord of names at the World Cup. Instead 10

22 June 2018 9:41 AM New partnership: Slater joins Channel Seven

Former Australian opener Michael Slater is the latest major name to join a new cricketing commentary team. Slater, a long-time voice of Channel Nine's coverage, will join former teammates Ricky Ponting and Damien Fleming at the Seven Network. "I’m thrilled to be joining Channel Seven. I’ve been a long-time fan of their sports coverage - particularly 11

17 June 2018 7:02 AM Optus CEO offers World Cup guarantee after another patchy night

Mr Lew said he didn't leave Optus' production studio in Redfern, in inner-Sydney, until the early hours of Sunday morning. He said Optus did plan for an increase in viewership but claimed the "unprecedented demand" was even greater than it expected. The telco was met with a deluge of complaints on Friday night when subscribers' streams dropped out during 2

11 June 2018 2:05 PM 'Once in a lifetime': fathers and eight-year-old sons off to World Cup

Brad Turner got an email from the Fanatics, the business that organises travel to some of the world's most popular events as well as annual Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli and the Western Front. The email was advertising the football World Cup. He forwarded it to two mates who also live on Sydney's northern beaches, Mick Williams and Andrew Smith 13

18 May 2018 10:21 AM Tributes flow for Keith Hawke: a true Canberra rugby and Royals legend

"He was our patron and he was always there. He never missed a game. He was only crook for a week, but his family said they knew he was really crook when he said he couldn't go to the footy. A week later he died. "He will be greatly missed but his memory will live on as long as there is Royals rugby." Hawke stood on the sideline for almost every match 27

8 May 2018 10:48 AM A-League final VAR 'could have watched TV feed' to avoid blunder

“The ones they needed included the Fox broadcast feed and also the sideline. Actually, when the live feed came back up, the assistant VAR goes, ‘Hold on a second – that looked like it was offside in the replay that I just saw on Fox’, which was after the game had restarted. There was nothing they could do about it. Then they called that camera up again 23

17 March 2018 7:00 AM Socceroos' World Cup farewell set to be scrapped for overseas friendly

With limited time with his squad before the World Cup, van Marwijk is eager to gain as much time on the training ground with the players as possible. He wants fewer games and more training sessions and a return trip to Australia for European-based players could see the team lose as many as four days of training. The Dutch coach was unhappy with the decision 25

7 March 2018 8:10 AM Canberra Times sport podcast March 7: Canberra Raiders news, ACT Brumbies team named

Can the Canberra Raiders make the NRL top eight? History says they will, but coach Ricky Stuart has a massive job lifting the Green Machine up the ladder. The Raiders have only failed the make the finals in one even-numbered year since the early 2000s. The players proved they were good enough when they charged into a preliminary final two years ago, but struggled 39

7 March 2018 6:28 AM Canberra Capitals rookie Ezi Magbegor Commonwealth Games-bound but leaving WNBL

Magbegor will look to help the Opals defend the gold medal they won in 2006 after she won the WNBL rookie of the year award in the 2017-18 season and impressed during a national team camp in Italy. "I think we all know that she is a star and a player of the future," Goriss said. "For her to make an Opals team and represent at the Commonwealth Games at 18 years 40

1 March 2018 6:16 AM Patience pays off for O’Rourke

O’Rourke has learnt patience in his first year as a trainer; working under Gai Waterhouse and John Thompson before being an assistant to Michael Freedman doesn’t prepare you for the reality and pressure of being the boss. There were nights O’Rourke found it hard to sleep because of the lack of success of his stable. But things are starting to turn. On Wednesday 47