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11 November 2018 6:32 AM Canberra Heat men thrash Queensland Pirates in AVL

It was a mixed bag for the Canberra Heat against the Queensland Pirates in the Australian Volleyball League at the AIS over the weekend. The Pirates proved too strong in the women's winning two from two, including a five-set epic on Sunday, while the men dropped just one set in two matches. The Canberra men won 25-20, 25-23, 25-23 on Saturday and 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17 on Sunday 8

15 September 2018 2:39 AM Emily Tapp sets sights on Paralympic Games gold

Another gold medal and a plate full of pancakes later, paratriathlete Emily Tapp has set her sights on finally becoming a Paralympian. The Canberra-based athlete won gold in the ITU world paratriathlon grand final on the Gold Coast on Saturday, marking a successful comeback from bilateral half-tunnel release surgery on her wrists. Now the Commonwealth 15

13 September 2018 1:43 AM Chloe Hosking re-signs with Alè-Cipollini and sets sights on worlds

Having re-signed for a third season with Alè-Cipollini, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Chloe Hosking now has her sights set on winning a world title. The Canberra cyclist announced on Thursday she will stay with the Women's World Tour team for 2019. Her immediate goals will be the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta this weekend and then she'll ride for Alè-Cipollini 25

9 September 2018 11:59 PM Djokovic legend continues to grow following US Open triumph

Novak Djokovic has drawn level with American great Pete Sampras with the third-most men's grand slam singles titles following a straight-sets victory over Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic's 14th major title, which follows his victory at Wimbledon earlier this year, leaves him trailing only contemporaries Roger 24

7 September 2018 6:47 AM Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist the Everest favourite

"It certainly adds to the status of the Black Opal because he's a top-class horse, there's no doubt about it," Stubbs said. "If he can win the Everest it will just add further prestige to the Black Opal. Gerald Ryan said after the Opal that they came here hoping and since then he's gone from strength to strength." Canberra horse Almost Court is looking 17

4 September 2018 6:55 AM Five other great tennis upsets involving Australians

It was the Saturday night turn-up that had Melbourne - and Australia - buzzing. Mark Philippoussis, still just a teenager, may have been ranked inside the world’s top 50 (No. 39), but he delivered a stunning straight-sets upset of the American tennis great on the back of his powerful serve. Scud, 19, sent down 29 aces to reveal to the world his raw potential 28

28 August 2018 10:18 AM Annerly Poulos sets sights on junior grand slams and Fed Cup success

Emerging tennis star Annerly Poulos has set her sights on reaching a ranking high enough to secure her a spot at the four junior grand slams next year as the teenager continues her rapid development. Canberra junior Poulos won the ITF Australian winter championship in Sydney last weekend and will leave the capital on Thursday for a four-week stint in Europe 31

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 26

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 19

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 21