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22 September 2018 2:00 PM Dragon boat racing: a sport for all ages

Ms Stern, who migrated to Australia in 1948 with her Hungarian family, moved to Israel after meeting her husband in Europe where she went on a working holiday. They moved to his native Israel where her husband was killed in the Six Day war in 1967, when a direct hit on the tank he was in on the Suez Canal was fired by Egyptian forces. At the time her two children 7

22 September 2018 7:18 AM 'I'm just happy I'm not in hospital': A 22-year journey to the fun run

Running five kilometres sounds easy compared to living the past 22 years with a disease that has no known treatment or cure. That's why Sarah McGoram and her 'no gutsy, no glory' teammates will be smiling regardless of how long it takes them to finish The Canberra Times Fun Run on Sunday. Jen Ticehurst, left, Sarah McGoram, and Maggie Almond are running 7

20 September 2018 10:18 AM Seachange proved career changing for ‘The Doyler’

When a jockey has already ridden a slew of group 1 winners, enjoyed classic success and been the regular partner of a real top-liner such as European champion 1600-metre horse Kingman, it’s hardly appropriate to label his current successful season as a breakthrough year. But for top English rider James Doyle 2018 is, if not a breakthrough campaign, then one when he has really 11

18 September 2018 4:18 AM Bassett and Mentor ready go head to head again

From foes to friends to foes again on the netball court . . . a heavyweight Quad Series clash between Australian captain Caitlin Bassett and England goalkeeper Geva Mentor continues a rollercoaster relationship between two players, who can both lay claim to the mantle of being the world’s best. Their duel under the hoop will go some way towards determining 12

14 September 2018 7:08 AM Cricket Australia settles case with woman sacked over abortion tweets

Ms Wiliamson had been represented by lawyer Kamal Farouque of Maurice Blackburn. In a statement, a spokesperson for Maurice Blackburn said: "Following ongoing discussions, Cricket Australia, Cricket Tasmania and Angela Williamson have been able to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of the matter." Williamson had been in the role with Cricket Tasmania 10

14 September 2018 4:53 AM Cook done, Australia cooked

Alastair Cook caught the Tube to his last few days as a Test cricketer. On the Central Line, he was not recognised, on the Northern Line only dimly. Make of that what you will about the status of Test cricket, remembering that Cook's entire career was behind a pay wall in England. It is the note that Australia should take, but won't. At The Oval, there 12

12 September 2018 7:33 AM Cricket reforms cannot be 'clever' marketing exercise, says ACA boss

Australian cricket's players union has called on Cricket Australia to give their new chief executive a mandate for change to enact the recommendations from the ongoing reviews into the game. Just days out before the start of the domestic season, the head of the Australian Cricketers Association Greg Dyer has warned the governing body there are no short 20

10 September 2018 8:12 AM Webster delighted to have Happy Clapper in Epsom, even at top weight

Randwick trainer Pat Webster couldn't stop smiling as he looked at the Epsom Handicap weights, even though his pride and joy, Happy Clapper, was allotted the 59.5kg top weight. “I never thought I would have the bottom weight in an Epsom, let alone the top weight,” Webster said. “He has delivered dreams for me and my family and he is such a good Randwick 19

8 September 2018 1:30 PM Australian sevens skipper Sharni Williams re-signs for Tokyo Olympics

The chance to chase back-to-back Olympic Games gold medals convinced skipper Sharni Williams to re-sign with the Australian sevens program, vowing to bury 12 months of injury frustration to chase a ticket to Tokyo. It can be revealed Williams is the latest sevens champion to commit to the team, further boosting their hopes of chasing another gold medal 23

8 September 2018 9:25 AM Connal McInerney and Lausii Taliauli score doubles in Vikings NRC win

McInerney's work around the park was just as impressive and he's set up to duel with Mann-Rea and Folau Faingaa for Super Rugby game time next year. But he also wants to add between five and 10 kilograms to his 104 kilogram frame to help him have more of an impact for the Brumbies. "I've moved back to Canberra and it's been really good for me to just be able to focus 18