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20 August 2018 8:00 PM Canberra Capitals add depth to cover Marianna Tolo

The Canberra Capitals have signed American Kaili McLaren on a short-term contract to fill the void left by superstar Marianna Tolo for the opening months of the WNBL season. McLaren's contract runs until the start of December, with Tolo due to return in November following her second anterior cruciate ligament tear. It is a massive boost for a Capitals 6

20 August 2018 2:08 AM Michael Matthews sprints back to victory at BinckBank Tour

It might not be the Tour de France stage win he hoped for, but Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews has put a difficult year behind him to return to the winner's list. Matthews sprinted to victory on the final stage of the BinckBank Tour in Belgium on Monday to not only claim the stage win, but also second overall in the general classification 5

19 August 2018 1:57 PM Ben Simmons hints at missing Team USA series, World Cup

“Day by day, honestly, I’m getting ready for the [NBA] season - and then whatever happens, happens,” Simmons said. “I definitely want to represent Australia in the Olympics, in the future.” With the Sixers expected to make deep playoff runs in the next two seasons, Simmons would be playing over 100 games each campaign, plus training and playing with the Boomers 4

19 August 2018 9:08 AM Canberra FC set their sights on Capital Football treble

But it wasn't to be, and things went from bad to worse when Olympic’s Nik Popovich was carried off the pitch before Strika picked up a booking for an ill-fated challenge on Matthew Waters. "We went in there with a plan that Olympic had to come out and score obviously, because they needed to win to get the premiership," Macor said. "All we needed to do was just sit back and take our chances 4

18 August 2018 9:49 AM Le Romain shows he would keep them honest in The Everest

“He’s a little underrated. He’s played at the highest level for a long while and it’s good to see him get a win,” Lees said. “If the Everest happens, it happens. There are races either side. Or he could get to an Epsom.” Lees had given McDonald a lot of confidence before the race and the jockey could see what he meant a long way out. “It was easy peasy 5

17 August 2018 7:42 AM Gridiron ACT shifts focus from 'ironman' to football

The ever-changing dynamic of ACT Gridiron has paved the way for former national team coach John Ludvigson to take charge of a new club and focus on playing football, not "ironman". The league has had a presence in Canberra since 1993 but ACT Gridiron has struggled to tap into a growing American football fan base with the league entrenched in a battle 5

17 August 2018 12:40 AM Brett Fruend joins Queanbeyan Tigers 200 club

"I reckon the penny dropped somewhere along the way, because he turned up one pre-season and all of a sudden he was a running machine. "He’d gone from the back of the group to the front of the group in a reasonably short period of time. I’d seen him through that summer running the streets, and I reckon that became the foundation for his football, for his ability 6

16 August 2018 8:45 PM NBL heads to Nine in new broadcast deal

Nine will also simulcast its live games on the 9Now online service and has secured the digital catch-up rights to show replays of all NBL games throughout the season regardless of what network they are broadcast on. The league has yet to finalise what it will do with its NBL TV app, which showed all games live and on replay, for a monthly subscription 5

16 August 2018 8:43 AM Wallaroos rookie Georgia O'Neill set to shine on the big stage

O'Neill joins Emily Chancellor, Atasi Lafai, Crystal Maguire and Mhicca Carter as run-on debutants with Darryl Wickliffe, Melissa Fatu, Alice Tonumaivao and Shanice Parker looking to earn a maiden cap from the bench. "We’ve had a really excellent build up to our first match of 2018 and the team is chomping at the bit to get out there and play some rugby 5

14 August 2018 5:50 AM Federal MP Andrew Leigh backs Canberra A-League bid

Federal polician Andrew Leigh has thrown his support behind Canberra's A-League bid and urged fans to sign up as foundation members. Leigh said the bid "reflected the community" and praised the Canberra team working on their final submission to Football Federation Australia, due on August 31. The Labor frontbencher said star Canberra exports Tom Rogic 8