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18 September 2018 7:13 AM Canberra tennis prodigy Annerly Poulos jumps 1000 spots in rankings

Canberra tennis prodigy Annerly Poulos continues to stake her claim as a star of the future after rising more than 1000 places to force her way into the ITF top 100 rankings. The 15-year-old has been in scintillating form, winning three junior ITF titles in a row and taking her singles winning streak to 17 matches. Poulos started the year ranked 1120. But she has already 6

13 September 2018 4:19 AM Changes made to avoid bore draws in Shield final

In other changes, two new balls will be used for WNCL matches, CA has introduced a heat policy for all their matches, runners may be used for injured batters at the fall of the ninth wicket and a ball hit on the full and lodged in a fielders' helmet is deemed a catch. CA wants states to play more attacking cricket in the Shield final in keeping with how the rest of the competition 15

12 September 2018 1:00 PM NSW Breakers to take to field with 'clean' shirt after sponsor split

It has some of the most recognised faces in the women's game in Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy, who were both named in Australia's Twenty20 squad for matches against New Zealand. CNSW chief Andrew Jones said he was not concerned by the departure of Lendlease or the inability to land a replacement. Jones said Lendlease's financial contribution had largely 20

8 September 2018 4:10 AM Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open

The defending champion had his knee massaged and re-taped and continued through the second set before telling the umpire he was unable to continue. "I think it was two-all in the first, 15-love, something like this in the first set, that I felt [something]," said Nadal. "I said to my box immediately that I felt something on the knee. "After that, I was just trying 17

5 September 2018 10:00 AM How Jordan Mailata rejected $5000 offer from Souths and ended up with a $3.5 million NFL contract

No, not many would’ve thought a boy from Bankstown would make the Eagles’ final 53-man roster, just as they didn’t think he’d get picked up in April’s NFL draft. Those who were there that day in 2014 when Mailata collapsed on the training field one week before he played his first match for the Bulldogs in the SG Ball (under-18s) competition probably 26

3 September 2018 8:05 AM Andrew Charter back in Kookaburras squad after injury lay-off

Kookaburras goalkeeper Andrew Charter has returned to the national squad after overcoming injury to take his place in time for the Darwin International Hockey Open. The world No. 1 Kookaburras will face reigning Olympic champions Argentina, Malaysia and Japan on September 18-22 at the Marrara Hockey Centre. Before the tournament kicks off Australia will host Argentina 24

31 August 2018 10:47 AM Renshaw has hamstring strain as Test race heats up

Australian opener Matt Renshaw is recovering from a minor hamstring strain but hopes to press his case for Test selection in the four-day clash against India A, beginning on Sunday. Renshaw, part of the Australia A squad preparing for the clash in Bengaluru, was still able to have a net session on Friday in a bid to prove his fitness. Fellow Queenslander 21

25 August 2018 10:35 AM Johnson's wise words give Paris towering strength

As he battled through almost two years of frustration with injury, Joel Paris could not help but feel his career was slipping away. While the Western Australian was only in his early 20s, Paris took up a secondary school teaching course at university, majoring in physical education and health, in part to keep himself busy but also because he understood 28

23 August 2018 8:00 PM Former Cosmos player Paul Roberts joins Canberra bid for A-League spot

"I've been following the bid from afar and the most intriguing thing for me was that I can see the value of a Canberra team in the A-League," Roberts said. "The way it's been set up with the community-engagement model ... if you are looking at an expansion plan for the A-League, Canberra has to be introduced at some point. "When you look at everything 27

21 August 2018 2:00 PM Sick of motherhood statements, ACT soccer referees are ready to revolt

Capital's premier soccer competition is facing a referee revolt on the eve of the finals series amidst claims abuse of officials has reached its worst point in 10 years. Overall, there are 36 incidents where match officials believe Capital Football has not adequately sanctioned offenders in recent years. They range from physical abuse (including punching 9