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15 June 2018 8:29 AM Westcott hopes Canberra move kick starts NRL career

"I signed with Canberra about five weeks ago just before I moved down and I was previously living in Penrith for a year and a bit, but I'm loving it down here," Westcott said. "In the system there [at Penrith] for a little while through [Harold Matthews Cup] and SG Ball junior reps and into 20s this year and played a few games early on. Down here and I'm loving 12

11 June 2018 1:45 PM Greenberg's diplomacy disguises battle for eyeballs with AFL

After all, the two codes were on a war footing when the NRL scheduled the 2018 Origin series. The NRL couldn’t trust the AFL not to schedule blockbuster matches in Melbourne over the June 22-24 weekend, leading to the Sunday night Origin match. Instead, the second match will be played at Homebush and the NRL has made it a standalone fixture, with no club games 7

5 June 2018 2:10 PM Tonight I'm looking forward to Sydney's other red v blue grudge match

Tonight’s the night. I know, like me, many of you will have been looking forward to this evening for a while now. Anticipating the drama, getting dressed for the occasion, maybe raising a glass or two. Yes it’s the showdown between two great rivalries again: blue versus red. Not the maroons. I’m not talking about that annual grudge match between NSW and Queensland 5

1 June 2018 6:00 AM How racing can recapture the hearts and minds of the people

"It is my vision that within the next decade, racing can climb back to become one of the world's top 10 sports," he told the recent Asian Racing Conference in Seoul. Mind you it was in the quinella as far as Australia was concerned. During the afternoon newspaper circulation wars between my outfit "The Sun" and the "Daily Mirror", taken over by a prophet 1

22 May 2018 7:39 AM Hands off, AFL: Boom recruit Bogut helps NBL level the playing field

Speaking one-on-one, Bogut said he knew his name and standing will help the league and remind young players that basketball can give them a sporting future just as the AFL or NRL can. “Hopefully my voice can help the NBL establish more of a voice in primary media,” Bogut said. “Historically these kind of events don’t get much media so if I can align 11

19 May 2018 5:24 AM Lightning already proving a winner for Storm

Reigning Super Netball premiers Sunshine Coast Lightning haven’t had a win yet this season, but off the court the club is proving a success. NRL club Melbourne Storm and the University of Sunshine Coast run the club as a joint venture while also maintaining a close connection with the local council – and while professional franchises in regional areas 25

14 May 2018 6:06 AM Canberra crowds disappear as Brumbies crash to frustrating loss

The Brumbies are in danger of recording their worst average crowd figures in 20 years. "It's really sad to be honest, as a rugby union person," said Brumbies coach Dan McKellar. "It was obviously a cold, damp evening. Everyone in this room and here tonight wants the game to be thriving. The reality is at the moment it isn't. "Our form is playing a part of that and I've got to front 20

10 May 2018 10:09 AM Illawarra Hawks confirm NBL's push into Canberra

“A big part of that is growing the business and we have an opportunity where we’re looking at utilising the growth in participation in the ACT, which has been growing at 10 per cent over the last few years. “It’s in the very early stages but we’re in preliminary talks with Basketball ACT about taking a pre-season game down there. “Obviously after that we’ll 20

4 May 2018 6:18 AM Croker said Carney doing OK with family illness

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker says Todd Carney's football is the furthest thing from his mind, with his mate's welfare his only concern. Carney's returned to Sydney to be close to his sick mother when the NRL was on the verge of approving him to join the North Queensland Cowboys. While he's left behind a three-year deal to play for the Northern 15

2 May 2018 5:48 AM Podcast: Raiders find stability on field despite contract uncertainty

Are the Canberra Raiders back on track in the NRL? They're one win outside the top eight despite a disastrous start to the season after winning three of their past four games. But while they've found stability on the field, there's constant speculation about player retention and recruitment with a host of stars searching for new contracts beyond the end of the year. Blake 29