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13 July 2018 3:43 AM Whirlwind week as English star joins Swifts

On Saturday night (England time) Haythornthwaite played a key role in helping Wasps down Loughborough Lightning 55-51 in the Superleague final, replicating the result against their rivals from 12 months ago. She went out partying with the team but was in bed by midnight, such was the exhaustion she felt after the game. That was merely a taster of what was to come. On Monday 89

12 July 2018 8:43 AM Otago schoolboys sold toilet paper to make Kanga Cup debut

The Otago boys won all six of their matches this week to top pool A, which McGarry admits he didn't see coming. "We are quite an old school, 165 years old this year, we're an established football school in Dunedin, so it was just a case of it might be nice to do a trip and go somewhere and the Kanga Cup was it," McGarry said. "We had no real idea on how things 73

10 July 2018 9:00 AM Ponting optimistic about Australia's chances at World Cup despite slump

Australia might have lost 16 of their last 18 one-day internationals but former national captain Ricky Ponting insists they have the “best depth of any cricket nation in the world” and still stand an excellent chance of winning next year’s World Cup in England. After a 5-0 thumping at the hands of England last month, the microscope is well and truly 79

7 July 2018 8:03 AM France take full control in beating Uruguay

Without Edinson Cavani (calf injury), Uruguay lacked the one-two punch that has struck fear into opponents. Luis Suarez was largely on his own and wasn’t a factor. France went ahead in the 41st minute when Griezmann served a free kick from 30 yards away. Varane made a crossing run and met the ball in the heart of the penalty area, flicking a header to the far corner 58

30 June 2018 3:18 AM Super Netball bonus points system is not working, says Fitzgerald

Giants coach Julie Fitzgerald has called for an overhaul of the Super Netball bonus point system, feeling too much reward is being given for winning quarters and not enough for the final result. Ahead of Sunday's away clash against the lowly Adelaide Thunderbirds, where the Giants are expected to collect all eight competition points on offer, Fitzgerald 76

26 June 2018 12:00 AM Cricket ACT chief Cameron French stands down

Cricket ACT chief executive Cameron French has stood down as Canberra gears up for its "biggest summer in history". French has accepted a senior position with the Australian Sports Commission after three years at the helm of Canberra cricket's governing body, but he will continue in his role at Cricket ACT until August 3. "I am immensely proud of the achievements 67

24 June 2018 8:19 AM Canberra Giants get double win to boost finals hopes at home

The Canberra Giants got the perfect preparation for a home finals series, scoring two wins on the road to secure third spot on the ladder and set up a semi-final clash against Tasmania. The Giants beat the last-placed Territory Storm 70-29 in both Australian Netball League matches on the Sunshine Coast on the weekend. The double wins in the last round 57

20 June 2018 7:27 AM Canberra rising star Karly Roestbakken to join Young Matilidas in Asia

Rising Canberra star Karly Roestbakken has been picked in the Young Matildas squad to play at the ASEAN women's championships in Indonesia at the end of June. Roestbakken is part of a 23-strong squad to play games against the senior national teams of Thailand, Malaysia, Timor-Leste and Cambodia in the group stages. All of Australia’s matches will be played 55

18 June 2018 11:00 PM Sydney to host new pro hockey league

Sydney will host six matches of next year's inaugural FIH Pro League while Melbourne and Hobart will also be confirmed as venues for the international competition on Tuesday. Each fixture in the Harbour City will be played at Sydney’s Olympic Park Hockey Centre in March, beginning on March 2 when the Hockeyroos will play the United States and the Kookaburras 57

17 June 2018 2:42 AM The rights and wrongs of VAR decision are now irrelevant for the Socceroos

All the anger, debate and discussion about the intervention of the VAR and the awarding of the penalty to Antoine Griezmann in the 60th minute is now academic. The rights and wrongs of the decision - and several Australian players didn't agree with it and many believe it only shows how the use of VAR is ruining the game - no longer matter. What does matter 53