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31 July 2018 6:34 AM Pakistan scraps day-night Test in bid to have Australia in a spin

A year earlier, Yasir took 5-121 and 2-113 against the West Indies, a return which was said to have disappointed the PCB. Pakistan played a Test under lights at the Gabba in 2016 when they fell just short of a world record run chase. Yasir managed only three wickets. Pakistan lost last year's series 2-0 at home to Sri Lanka, something they will be desperately 16

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 14

12 July 2018 11:53 AM Cheers to tears: World Cup fans react to Croatia's historic win

Nerves set in for England fans - and perhaps the team - as the Croatians levelled the score at 1-1 towards the end of the second half. For British fans, it was a feeling perhaps captured best by actor and comedian Stephen Fry: "Sad. Proud. Annoyed. Relieved. Disappointed. Unsurprised. Impressed. Vexed. Gutted. Elated. Deflated. Despondent. Encouraged 17

8 July 2018 7:21 AM Singapore academy playing in Canberra at Kanga Cup for first time

Former Singapore international Aleksandar Duric couldn't resist, he pointed to Canberra Stadium on Sunday and told his academy that he was playing there before they were even born. Duric and his teams were waiting in the AIS carpark to enter the Kanga Cup opening ceremony when the former South Melbourne striker re-lived his National Soccer League days. Singapore-based 12

29 June 2018 8:42 AM Grounds for concern: Truckloads of soil rescuing Canberra fields

"It's great to see ACT Sport and Recreation, the team who look after our fields, working cooperatively with Belsouth and other clubs to find innovative ways and sharing the responsibility to undertake minor maintenance jobs at our fields," the club said. "Under this initiative, they provide five metres of soil to our Murranji Street grounds - which we will use to fill as many divots 16

20 June 2018 11:54 PM Canberra action-packed summer of cricket gets even bigger

Cricket ACT have added another blockbuster fixture to its already jam-packed summer, with Manuka Oval to host a Sheffield Shield match between rivals Queensland and New South Wales in November. Canberra will also host an historic first Test match, between Australia and Sri Lanka from February 1-5 at Manuka, as well as a women's Twenty20 international 14

8 June 2018 12:00 PM Smith, Warner yet to see contracts amid doubts over Canadian league

There's no fixture, no TV deal, no contracts and no tickets, but the organisers of the fledgling Canadian Twenty20 tournament earmarked for Steve Smith and David Warner's comeback say it will still go ahead. Less than three weeks before the the Global T20 Canada is due to begin, staff are working "18 to 20 hours daily" as doubts emerge whether the associate 11

31 May 2018 2:41 AM Grounds for concern: Gold Creek not a toxic play ground

ACT sports minister Yvette Berry says the Gold Creek School's synthetic sports ground is safe, despite concerns raised about the rubber being potentially toxic. Responding to questions raised by Liberal MLA James Milligan, Berry said independent studies had cleared the rubber used as safe, with the same material also used in many shoes and toys. The rubber 28

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 30

31 March 2018 10:59 AM Former sports minister slams Australia's 'coarse' cricketing culture

“Crude” behaviour has “infected Australian cricket” at all levels, a former federal sports minister has said in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that has seen three members of the national team banned. Andrew Thomson, a former federal Minister for Sport under the Howard government, believed the ball-tampering furore was indicative of a "general 31