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7 October 2018 3:57 PM Australia shake but are stirred in tough opening to Pakistan series

Recalled spinner Jon Holland claimed the late scalp of danger man Azhar Ali to pull Australia back into the game. The key wicket in the fourth-last over on Sunday left Haris Sohail (15) and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas (one) at the crease at stumps. Pakistan had gone to tea at 0-199 but their scoring slowed to a crawl after Nathan Lyon broke the drought 8

7 October 2018 4:56 AM Muscat confident Victory will be ready for City when kick-off comes

Melbourne Victory will complete preparations for their season-opening blockbuster against crosstown rivals Melbourne City with a game against their traditonal interstate rival Adelaide United this week. Kevin Muscat, Victory's coach, says that despite a behind-closed-doors loss at the hands of New Zealand visitors Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park last Friday 11

6 October 2018 7:36 AM University of Canberra smashed in penultimate sevens round

The University of Canberra sevens side slumped to horror defeats in the penultimate round of the national series, leaking a combined 113 points to be languishing after day one. A re-jigged Canberra struggled to find cohesion on the Gold Coast after injuries and player unavailability forced coach Dave Grimmond to make seven changes to his touring squad 9

1 October 2018 6:01 AM AFL trade rumours: Is Tom Langdon joining brother Ed at Freo?

With the football season proper done and dusted for 2018 after one of the greatest AFL grand finals in recent memory on Saturday, the action begins off the field as the 18 clubs look to improve their lists through the trade period and national draft. The league's free agency period starts this Friday while the trade period begins on Monday, October 8, but the whispers 9

24 September 2018 4:48 AM Melbourne City confirm Kellond Knight and Butt as they aim at fourth W-League

Melbourne City has carried all before it in the W-League for the past three seasons, and is hoping that it can continue to set the standard even with the loss of its captain coach from last season, Jess Fishlock, and Matildas defender Alanna Kennedy. In place of that high profile pair they have recruited Matildas stars Elise Kellond-Knight and Tameka 14

8 September 2018 9:25 AM Connal McInerney and Lausii Taliauli score doubles in Vikings NRC win

McInerney's work around the park was just as impressive and he's set up to duel with Mann-Rea and Folau Faingaa for Super Rugby game time next year. But he also wants to add between five and 10 kilograms to his 104 kilogram frame to help him have more of an impact for the Brumbies. "I've moved back to Canberra and it's been really good for me to just be able to focus 23

8 September 2018 7:48 AM Heartbreak for University of Canberra sevens puts titles hopes on edge

"We had our chances. It comes down to the last split-second focus points," said Canberra coach Dave Grimmond. "Our girls have come a long way in the last four or five games. It's disappointing, but we take a lot of heart out of where we've come from. "We lost two games after the bell. Can you believe it? It's tough - a cruel game in sevens. It can go one way or the other 28

7 September 2018 6:12 AM School visit from two Roosters got my old spark back for rugby league

And gone were the days of commuting from Lake Macquarie, to the south of Newcastle, down to Kogarah Jubilee Oval on a Sunday to continue my infatuation with the Dragons deep into the 1990s. Competing interests, relationships, travelling, careers, births and deaths of children and family, endless rugby league atrocities, player disloyalty and a little 19

6 September 2018 8:34 AM West Coast v Collingwood: Clubs roll the dice for first AFL final at Optus Stadium

Darling, 26, missed four games from rounds 13-16 but returned to form against Brisbane in round 23, booting four goals to cap off his best regular season for the Eagles since the number 20 draft pick debuted in 2011. The big-bodied West Coast talls will be complemented at ground level by dynamic first-year duo Willie Rioli and Liam Ryan, veteran sharpshooter 22

18 August 2018 5:29 AM Canberra Demons fall despite Tom Faul's high-five

Even a Tom Faul masterclass couldn't stop the Canberra Demons' frustrating slide down the ladder that has left them facing a sudden death showdown on the road come finals time. The Demons slumped to a third-straight defeat after falling by 47 points to Sydney University in the NEAFL at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday. The 17.19 (121) to 11.8 (74) loss means 24