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18 February 2018 6:12 AM Cricket: ACT Comets coach Kyle Piper intent on winning Futures League games

Now Piper has assumed control of the Comets program for games, and he still has his eyes locked on producing as many state and international players as he can. But Piper says gone are the days of sitting in the change room after a loss saying "what did we learn" or "what did we see in the opposition". "Yes, we will develop players, but I think the clear 9

18 February 2018 4:17 AM Commonwealth Games-bound Canberran Christine Nunn wins Australian squash title

Canberra squash player Christine Nunn's Commonwealth Games preparations are off to a perfect start after she claimed the Australian championship in scintillating fashion. Nunn dominated the women's closed event final to come away with am 11-2 11-5 11-5 triumph over defending champion Tamika Saxby in Melbourne on Saturday. While the Canberra product's 10

14 February 2018 10:26 AM Why Ben Simmons could miss out on the NBA rookie of the year award

“You could make the case for him to be an All-Star but he is a young player with a bright future who is going to have a long and steady all-star career. “You want that fire in his belly and the question I pose is, has Donovan closed the gap to Simmons as rookie of the year? Personally I would have to say yes. “What Mitchell has done and what Utah has done in winning 9

14 February 2018 7:12 AM PyeongChang is putting the 'winter' back into Winter Olympics

After two balmy Winter Olympics - where athletes stripped clothes off to cool down and snow had to be trucked in - PyeongChang is bringing the winter back. It's been so biting cold that athletes' skis are warping and makeup is freezing to the faces of BBC anchors (to be fair, it's probably freezing to the faces of other people, as well). Officials have even gone as far as to postpone 12

12 February 2018 8:06 PM Canberra footballer Leo Mazis tracks Tom Rogic course and signs with Celtic FC

"It's an incredible feeling, the hard work has paid off, it's just surreal to be honest and it all happened really quickly," Mazis told Fairfax Media. "When I got there and saw how it all works over there, I knew I wanted to be in that environment and I did everything I could to get a contract. "I caught up with Tom [Rogic] and he's a great guy, I'm going 5

11 February 2018 9:27 AM Royal Canberra wants to lock in Canberra Classic and lure back Australian Open 2022

But Farrell reassured Royal Canberra members the focus was on hosting just one tournament in the summer months. This year they've not only had the Classic, but the NSW Amateur and the Jack Newton Junior Golf event ACT week of golf as well - causing some grumblings within the members. "I want to have this event. The board all agree and I think the members 4

11 February 2018 5:03 AM Tourists dead in Indonesia bus crash

A packed tourist bus returning from an outing has collided with a motorbike and plunged off a hill on Indonesia's main island of Java after its brakes apparently failed, killing at least 27 people. At least 18 others were hospitalised with injuries, some in critical condition, following the crash on Saturday on a winding slope in Subang in West Java province 12

11 February 2018 5:03 AM Deadly gas explosion rocks Bolivian Carnival

La Paz: Six people have been killed and dozens are injured after a street vendor's gas canister exploded near the route of the world renowned folkloric Carnival in the Bolivian city of Oruro. Deputy Commander Freddy Betancurt says the blast took place on a street parallel to where participants were making the folkloric entrance to Oruro's Carnival, one of the most important 12

10 February 2018 1:30 PM Giving the game away: Why Frank Lowy's World Cup story doesn't add up

Those appearing included Lowy, his sons David and Steven, Ben Buckley, Brian Schwartz, Jill Margo, Mark Ryan, Andreas Abold, Sunil Gulati, former prime minister John Howard, former FFA chief John O'Neill and Jonathan Calvert. Lowy and his closest advisers said they did not know how the big bad world of FIFA operated. They didn't know anyone. They didn't 1

10 February 2018 9:39 AM Basketball ACT prospect Brody Doran draws comparisons with NBA star Patty Mills

Patty Mills paved the way for emerging basketball stars in Canberra like Brody Doran, but never did the ACT under 20s star think he'd be drawing comparisons with the NBA champion. Doran led the ACT with 19 points and four assists in an 87-71 loss to the NBA Global Academy in Basketball Australia's under 20s national championships in Gosford on Saturday 11