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18 August 2018 8:58 AM Future looks Rosey for up-and-coming Master Ash

“He has matured in the last month to six weeks physically and mentally, and we saw that in the way he raced. Credit to Tim Clark, as he has always had great faith in this horse.” Master Ash settled in the perfect spot and out-sprinted Danawi to go away and win by length, with heavily backed favourite Smart Elissim a half-length back in third. It was the middle 5

14 August 2018 1:16 AM Smith regains No.1 Test batsman ranking despite Test cricket ban

OK, so the former Australian Test captain is still serving a 12-month suspension owing to his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal from South Africa earlier this year. But while he hasn’t played a Test since that happened in March, he has regained the No.1 spot on the ICC’s Test batting rankings, even though the only cricket he’s been playing is Twenty 8

12 August 2018 10:12 PM Why West Coast may possess the magical mystery potion for AFL success

It looks like a case of no Gaff, no Naitanui, no worries for the West Coast Eagles as they head for the AFL finals full of brotherhood and belief and primed for an unlikely assault on the AFL premiership. Adam Simpson's class of 2018 is looking steadier and sterner as the season rolls on with nothing, seemingly, able to clip their wings. Not the loss of their 12

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 12

11 August 2018 7:56 AM Hockey ACT turns pink for Chris MacKinnon

The women's side came away with a 4-2 victory with goals to Emma Taylor, Tonina Staunton, Sally Pratley and Morgan Hubbard, while the men's side fell 4-1 to Central. The fundraising efforts will continue on Sunday with United set to host a breakfast function to coincide with the auction and a raffle. Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed 11

10 August 2018 4:43 AM Bennett family edges closer to Belconnen Magpies history

Lexie Bennett made his comeback from injury last week in a massive boost for the Magpies as they edge closer towards a top two finish. Meanwhile, the Ainslie Tricolours will face the Tuggeranong Hawks as they ramp up their bid to secure a top two spot at Alan Ray Oval on Saturday. The Gungahlin Jets will play their final home game of the season when they host the finals-bound 8

4 August 2018 8:33 AM Tracing Aaron vandenBerg's return to the AFL

"He’s gone through a hell of a lot and he’s had three VFL games now and he’s prepared himself incredibly well, so we’re excited about what he can bring our team. "Unfortunately for Melky, he’s a little bit tight through that hamstring. He had it through the second quarter and continued to play on, but he’s going to take a week to get right and hopefully 22

4 August 2018 8:10 AM Uni-Norths lock Nick Jones still helping Owls after early retirement

Rugby has made moves to protect player's heads across all levels of the games in recent years and Uni-Norths coach Tony Doherty said safety was paramount. "Unfortunately it's an injury that has cost Nick his rugby career," Doherty said. "It is a cruel game sometimes, especially when you're young, your career ending is always a bad thing but someone at Nick's 19

3 August 2018 4:25 AM Howlett plots preparations with a view to Kosciuszko

Muswellbrook trainer Todd Howlett was taken by surprise when the Kosciuszko was announced last month and now knows every time his horses step out they are auditioning for the $1.3 million race. Howlett has had success in town with Nic’s Vendetta, Magic Choir and All Stand in Highway handicaps, which are restricted to country-trained horses, as is the Kosciuszko 16

1 August 2018 9:20 AM Canberra export Leo Mazis named in Australian U18 squad

Canberra export and Celtic FC player Leo Mazis has been named in his first Australian squad. Mazis, 18, earned selection in the Australian under-18 team that will face Japan and Paraguay in the SBS Cup later this month. Mazis was rejected by the AIS Centre of Excellence and Canberra United's National Youth League team before the midfielder took his talents 12