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21 May 2018 6:14 AM Grounds for concern: Are AFL Canberra's days at Manuka Oval numbered?

The Canberra Demons are the capital's leading Australian rules team but even they felt homeless at Manuka Oval, with ACT government officials watching their every move like hawks. Government officials would ask the team to move off certain patches of grass after a few minutes of training, and now the Demons have relocated to a new permanent base at Phillip 6

14 May 2018 7:45 AM Canberra Racing Club boss Peter Stubbs to step down

Racing in Canberra is bracing for a changing of the guard after Canberra Racing Club boss Peter Stubbs announced his intention to retire this year. Stubbs will retire effective from October 16, which coincides with the club's annual general meeting where a new boss could be announced. Stubbs had a major impact on racing in the capital and says his highlights 12

12 May 2018 11:02 AM City of Casey set to invest $20m to back Team 11's A-League bid

Team 11, the consortium based in Melbourne's south-east bidding to secure a license as an A-League expansion club in the 2019-20 season, is flexing its financial muscles further, with the City of Casey ready to commit up to $23.8 million to help develop Casey Fields into a top-flight regional centre for soccer excellence to help boost the bid. Whole 12

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 15

4 May 2018 11:00 AM Everest aspirant Viddora faces hometown grand final

“She is going to have to overcome a wet track and gate one, which might not be of much advantage because of the way the track will play, but she is good enough to overcome all that and win.” Viddora is the $4.60 favourite for the group 1 with front-running speedster Quilista, who has won her past three on end, at $5.50 and Super Cash at $8. Meanwhile 18

30 April 2018 9:59 AM Seven using AFL grand final to boost international cricket opener

Channel Seven will use this year's AFL grand final to leverage its debut international cricket broadcast when Australia hosts New Zealand in the first of three women's T20s at North Sydney Oval. The September 29 clash has been scheduled as an evening fixture which will be shown on Seven's main channel, directly after the completion of the AFL grand final 22

23 April 2018 10:48 AM Origin? Me? Honest Jack Bird needs to find himself before a NSW jumper

"Last week I had a pretty ordinary game (against Melbourne). I was pretty down my performance," Bird said before Thursday's clash with South Sydney. "I wasn't happy with my game. I think I let myself down and let the team down. I just need to find my mojo back and start enjoying footy again. Once I start doing that I will start playing better footy 42

21 April 2018 8:20 AM Vieira faces happy dilemma after Trapeze Artist wins one for the Ages

Vieira will be feted by Everest slot-holders, and with Inglis already holding talks, the ATC and Coolmore were quick to point they also would like to have a chat about the $13 million showcase event. While Trapeze Artist added another page to his resume with the track record, this win wasn’t as explosive as his Golden Rose and TJ Smith victories, where 39

17 April 2018 7:01 AM Heidelberg get $2 million government boost to refurbish Olympic Park

Australia's champion NPL club Heidelberg United have been given a $2 million boost through a state government grant to refurbish their Olympic Park precinct, the site of the training venue for athletes at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. The project will deliver new sports fields, lighting and a synthetic pitch – improving facilities for men, women 9

11 April 2018 10:08 AM D'Arcy shows the best of Australian breeding

“It is somewhat unique because the catalogue is done alphabetically. These horses fell at a good time when there was money around and obviously good judges were waiting for them.” The I Am Invincible colt out of Ten Carat Rock, which from the family of Redoute’s Choice, started the roll. It was slow to begin but Domeland won the day at $850,000. Next it was Snitzel’s 20