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20 July 2018 11:31 AM From Cairns to Canberra and beyond: Wigness chases his NBA dream

Wigness is one of the first students in the NBA’s big leap into player development as they used the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence as a model for academies throughout the world. This past week the NBA has hosted its second annual Academy Games at the Australian Institute of Sport where their Global Academy plays against academy sides from Latin 15

6 July 2018 9:23 AM Perth Glory owner says FFA must scrap licence fee for expansion clubs

Sage pointed to former A-League expansion clubs Gold Coast United and the North Queensland Fury - both clubs which are now defunct - as proof the current model doesn't work. "The way I’d do it, I would not pay a licence fee, the FFA want a license fee so they bank $10 million, then the club runs off on it's own," Sage said. "But look what happened to the Gold Coast 26

29 June 2018 9:37 AM Canberra bid leader says he'll celebrate when they're in the A-League

"It’s not about a contest or who has the most money, this is about bringing something to a region I care deeply about. It’s about giving the city something it wants and needs. "It was more anticipation than relief or anything and now we're in, lets go get it, let's go show them how we’re going to build this club." Canberra are the only bid which already 12

24 June 2018 5:41 AM NSW could be the winners in bookies' fee hike stoush

Corporate bookmakers are set to offer more promotions for punters on Sydney and NSW meetings after the recent race fields fee and point of consumption tax hikes, which have left NSW the least-taxed racing product in the country. Big bookmaking firms are ready to abandon Victorian racing. Crownbet only offered bonus bet promotions on Randwick races 12

8 June 2018 12:00 PM 'A perfect role model': UFC legend St-Pierre full of praise for Whittaker

On the eve of his biggest UFC contest to date, world middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has received a ringing endorsement from the greatest fighter of all time. Georges St-Pierre was full of praise for the 27-year-old Australian, who trained with him in Montreal in the past. "He's a great example and a perfect role model for the sport of mixed martial 10

31 May 2018 9:00 AM Thon Maker, Matthew Dellavedova in for Boomers qualifiers

Maker has long committed to Australia but there were fears Canada could make a push to snare him due to playing in a Canadian prep school. Under FIBA rules a player is not tied to a nation until he makes his senior debut and only Maker and Charlotte centre Mangok Mathiang (who has previously played for the Emerging Boomers in the World University Games) 31

17 May 2018 6:22 AM Canberra A-League bid starts talks with prospective members

The Canberra A-League bid are calling for public feedback as they ramp things up ahead their expression of interest submission due next week. The bid team have released a survey gauging the likelihood of people attending matches at Canberra Stadium and becoming members of a prospective team. They are hopeful Canberra's soccer community will jump on board 27

4 May 2018 8:42 AM ACT set to host first Australian Hockey League matches in six years

"We have a fixed capacity of 1500 permanent seats but between standing and hill seating we have room for another 1000 and hopefully we can fill the place. "Under the current model we don't get government funding, the Perth competition does not qualify under the ACT grant schemes, but under the new model it does. "So it certainly puts us back in the frame 21

9 February 2018 7:00 AM Why I'll be wearing budgie smugglers at the Warwick Farm races

"Regrettably, I've watched the sad decline in dress standards and general behaviour of some elements of recently elected Members on this Committee's watch and that of immediate past Committees." Some may scoff at the opposition to the lack of male socks permitted at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day this year but it led to grubby ankles and frost-bite 16

9 February 2018 3:51 AM 'Clutching at straws': Family's desperate plea over missing Esperance man

Esperance police and family of missing Castletown man Colin Johnson have called on the public for any information that may assist in their search, with no sign of him since February 5. Still images of CCTV footage have emerged of the 47-year-old at the BP Service Station on the corner of Goldfields Road and Reynolds Street in Castletown, where he was last seen at 9am on Monday 39