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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 71

19 August 2018 1:52 PM Socceroo Mark Milligan heading to Scottish Premier League

Socceroos defender Mark Milligan has signed a two-year deal with Scottish club Hibernian, subject to securing a work permit. The former Melbourne Victory captain, 33, impressed in his three matches for Australia at last month's World Cup in Russia. He has played 71 times for the Socceroos. "I know it's a big club with an exciting young squad, and I hope to be able to add to that with my experience 70

31 July 2018 11:16 AM Sky Blues won't take Rockdale lightly: Brosque

Alex Brosque says there is no chance of Sydney FC taking Rockdale City lightly on Wednesday night, with the Sky Blues setting their sights on retaining the FFA Cup. Sydney FC travel to the Ilinden Sports Centre to face the NPL 1 club in the FFA Cup round of 32 looking to start their campaign for a second consecutive FFA Cup in fine style. It could be argued 73

30 July 2018 6:18 AM Eagles face nervous wait on ladder spot after round 23 schedule released

West Coast will have to wait until the final day of the regular season to find out if it has secured a top-two finals berth after the AFL released its fixture for round 23 on Monday. The Eagles will play Brisbane at the Gabba on Sunday, August 26, at 11.10am (WST) but their final position in the top eight could hinge on the 1.20pm clash between fellow 73

26 July 2018 7:10 AM Four Canberra rising hockey stars picked in Australian squads

Four Canberra players have been selected in the Hockey Australia national junior squads and Sultan of Jahor Cup teams. The men's squad contains Anand Gupte, Niranjan Gupte and Ben Staines and Talei Forrest is in the women's group. Members of the women's squad may be selected in a tour of China, according to coach Tim White. "Some athletes from the National 71

22 July 2018 10:17 AM Grounds for Concern: Million-dollar price tag on restoring ACT fields

Soccer, rugby league, Australian football and rugby union are the four main winter sports battling for ground use in the winter. Canberra's soccer governing body, Capital Football, have been searching for appropriate land to build more facilities for more than two years without success. Soccer matches have been cancelled this year because of the state 43

20 July 2018 8:12 AM 'No guarantee': Andrew Barr moves says stadium deal is a long way off

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has moved to temper the "over-excitement" about the prospect of buying Canberra Stadium, warning it could be another decade before any deal with the Australian Sports Commission is finalised. The commission is considering some of its major assets as part of a plan to downsize the campus at Bruce and reshape the way the AIS is used by athletes 75

19 July 2018 9:28 AM Canberra United coach paves road for club players to reach W-League

Canberra United coach Heather Garriock is determined to see more "home-grown" Canberrans in the Matildas and has started her own academy to make it happen. Garriock will launch he Canberra United winter academy next week, aimed at bringing club players into an elite program she can call upon during the W-League season. Canberra United has academies until 56

18 July 2018 6:27 AM What comes next as netball legends leave?

Taken by itself, Layton’s retirement is a blow. Taken together with last week’s announcement by former Diamonds captain Geitz, the sport faces a future without two of its biggest stars. Looking forward, netball has a two-fold challenge to face in filling key roles both on and off court. First to on-court business. Geitz and Layton are easily the best two goal keepers 72

17 July 2018 2:16 AM Mbappe's World Cup winnings going to charity: report

According to Sports Illustrated, 19-year-old soccer phenom Kylian Mbappe earned about $US22,500 for each of France's seven World Cup matches, plus a bonus of around $US350,000 after Les Bleus won the title with a 4-2 victory over Croatia. In total, he'll take in more than $US500,000 for his highly successful month in Russia. But he apparently won't be keeping 58