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16 July 2018 8:55 AM Raiders life member Noel Bissett to retire

After 52 years involved with the game, it was time. Canberra Raiders life member Noel Bissett will retire as Canberra Region Rugby League chairman at the end of the year. Bissett started out playing for Naremburn Primary, before eventually playing in North Sydney's lower grades in the NSWRL. Noel Bissett, pictured left with Mark Vergano and Don Furner 6

9 July 2018 10:16 AM Podcast: Should Raiders fullback Jack Wighton play again this season?

Welcome back to another instalment of the Nosebleed Section with Eamonn Tiernan and David Polkinghorne taking you through another action-packed week of Canberra sport. The Raiders have handed star fullback Jack Wighton a six-match ban after he pleaded guilty to assault, but they're waiting on the NRL to rubber stamp the punishment. The NRL have taken 12

9 July 2018 4:21 AM The frightening facts West Coast don't want to know

He was shaping as an automatic All-Australian selection with an average of 14 disposals an outing, seven marks and three grabs a game snared in big contests, and had booted 28 goals. West Coast is also tipped to have veteran small sharp-shooter Mark LeCras and big defender Tom Barrass back to take on the in-form Magpies, who stretched their run into second 11

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 22

6 July 2018 7:28 AM Whitlams frontman added to Dark Dream ownership

Australian rocker Tim Freedman has been added to the ownership of Queensland Derby winner Dark Dream, but the staying star is still yet to be transferred to a new trainer after leaving Kerry Parker's stables. Managing owner Mary Jane Basson has invited Freedman, the lead singer from the Whitlams, to race Dark Dream in conjunction with her as the gelding 12

29 June 2018 9:03 PM David Warner out for one in his return to cricket

King City, Canada: David Warner has been bowled out on his second ball in an unceremonious welcome back to the crease that lasted just three minutes. In his first game of professional cricket since the ball tampering scandal three months ago, Warner was first to bat for the Winnipeg Hawks against the Montreal Tigers in the inaugural T20 competition in Canada 10

28 June 2018 11:46 PM Banned Australian captain Steve Smith reaches half-century in return to cricket

Former Australian captain Steve Smith notched a half-century in a modest comeback to professional cricket that earned him a standing ovation and helped his side to a narrow win. Playing for the Toronto Nationals against the Vancouver Knights in the inaugural T20 competition in Canada on Friday, Smith had a nervy start but found his confidence quickly 12

28 June 2018 12:31 AM 'He has changed': Smith backed by new captain ahead of Canada return

Toronto, Canada: West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy, who will oversee Steve Smith's professional return on Friday, said the former Australian captain had "changed" and it was time for everyone to move on from the ball tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket. Sammy will captain the Toronto Nationals in the first Twenty20 competition ever held in Canada 9

23 June 2018 1:00 PM AFL v soccer: A pitch battle for numbers

Each sport has its own turf and knows where it can and can’t compete. The Socceroos at the World Cup are impregnable. If they make footy seem smaller and parochial, they also tap into the fabled cultural cringe, our desire to be relevant on the global stage. In the long haul, the global game has always been viewed as the greatest threat and most serious 11

13 June 2018 10:06 PM FFA will use lessons from US bid as it seeks to host Women's World Cup

Australia voted for the successful combined bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico which will host the 2026 World Cup jointly following the decision of the FIFA Congress in Moscow to award the three nations the competition. The United bid saw off the challenge of Morocco by 134 votes to 65 with one federation failing to cast a vote. Such was the calibre 12