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12 August 2018 8:24 AM Tuggeranong United lose but still clinch first finals spot in 15 years

"We had belief that we had a squad good enough but when you've got the monkey on your back, it comes with a lot of pressure, especially getting to the end of the season with everyone talking about it," Stevens said. "To actually get it done is a really special feeling. We've worked really hard this year and I said to the guys it didn't come down to luck or another 11

10 August 2018 4:02 AM Gungahlin Eagles veteran daring to dream of fairy-tale end to career

Connolly has played 123 first-grade games for the Eagles and his only grand final experience was with the Queanbeyan Kangaroos during a three-year stint in rugby league. The 31-year-old said the premiership success at Queanbeyan only fuelled his desire to win one with his mates at Gungahlin, and in his final season of football he's daring to dream of a fairytale 8

9 August 2018 1:20 PM Cate Campbell's historic swim sets up relay gold at Pan Pacs

Cate Campbell's comeback to the pool has gathered even more steam, with the sprint star rattling off the fastest women's relay split in history to anchor the gold-medal winning mixed medley team at the Pan Pacs in Tokyo. It was an astonishing performance from the Queenslander, who hit the water with a clear lead over Japan's Tomoi Aoki and Olympic and world 6

1 August 2018 9:03 AM Millar has fingers crossed for third Lyle miracle

"We'd be staying in a hotel and we'd play practice rounds together a bit here and there. "He's just a really likeable bloke, country lad, just really positive. You just wonder how it happens to good people. "Everyone's crossing fingers and saying prayers for a third miracle, but geez he's been through some tough stretches now." It sets a sombre tone for Millar 12

26 July 2018 11:28 AM Baker sets Show A Star a steep Challenge

Baker was a little bit more enthusiastic about the chances of Goodfella, the three-year-old which chased Pierata home on multiple occasions during Queensland's rich summer carnival. The Snitzel colt is closing in on $1 million in prizemoney - inflated by his second in the Magic Millions Guineas earlier this year - and pleased his trainer with the way he's bounced 16

20 July 2018 7:25 AM Canberra driver Michael Stewart sets off on new adventure

Canberra's Michael Stewart has made a major step in his racing career by joining the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship after rising through the ranks in the speedcar scene. Stewart will be one of three drivers in the region competing in the Sprintcar division for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The 21-year-old will be pitted against the best young drivers 14

29 June 2018 7:28 AM Royal return for Johnston to push finals hopes

"He sets a great example and is certainly a great finisher on the wing in particular. I'd say the best pure finisher I've seen," Southwell said. "It's been invaluable having him back, for us to be in the position we are is a credit to the leadership group which he heads. "As a winger it's tough for him to bark too loud but he really leads by example 13

24 June 2018 8:19 AM Canberra Giants get double win to boost finals hopes at home

The Canberra Giants got the perfect preparation for a home finals series, scoring two wins on the road to secure third spot on the ladder and set up a semi-final clash against Tasmania. The Giants beat the last-placed Territory Storm 70-29 in both Australian Netball League matches on the Sunshine Coast on the weekend. The double wins in the last round 13

23 June 2018 8:57 AM Trainer sets sights on Everest after Prompt Response bags group 1

“We have stretched her out for much of her career, but we think trained for speed she will be a lethal sprinter. “You saw the sharp turn of foot she has when Blake asked her to go on the turn. “The plan is to go for a short break and come back and get a slot in the Everest. She is a group 1 winner now and that is the race we want next. We just need to convince 11

23 June 2018 6:16 AM How van Marwijk sets the platform for Arnold's Socceroos take-over

Captain Mile Jedinak will likely remain with the national team through to the Asian Cup but beyond that, his future in the national team is uncertain. Already 33, it's highly likely the Aston Villa man won't be part of another World Cup qualification campaign, meaning Australia will already be looking for a new leader. Another gift provided by van Marwijk 15