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20 April 2018 8:09 AM Reigning MVP Nat Hurst leaves Canberra Capitals behind

It is understood Hurst wanted to be a free agent at the end of last season and test the waters as she nears the end of her illustrious career. The club opted not to wait on Hurst and made a move to sign star point guard Leilani Mitchell on a one-year deal as they look to snap a long finals drought. Rumours circulated Hurst had signed a reduced contract 5

13 April 2018 7:32 AM Freedman finds the key to enigmatic Auvray

This preparation as a rising eight-year-old has been Auvray at his best. Freedman admitted he was surprised when he sprinted away with Sky High Stakes at 2000m, and then was pleased with the way he closed off the Tancred Stakes when only 2-1/2 lengths from Almandin in sixth. “He has quite a good sprint for a stayer, and in the Tancred he ran the fastest 14

11 April 2018 12:04 PM Paine rockets up CA pay charts with Smith and Warner suspended

The last time Smith or Warner were not on a CA contract list was in 2009 when Ricky Ponting was captain. Of the 20 players awarded deals, eight have not worn the baggy green. There were seven changes in total from last season, headlined by the returns of Paine and Shaun Marsh, while five players - Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye, all-rounder 17

11 April 2018 6:56 AM 'Never in my 14 years of refereeing have I seen such animosity': Crowe

A former New Zealand captain, who played at the highest level for seven years, Crowe's thoughts on the series provide context for one of the most spiteful contests in recent times. "Never in my 14 years of refereeing have I seen such animosity between two teams that was mainly a result of the debacle in the previous Test in Durban," Crowe wrote in his decision 11

1 April 2018 4:30 PM Paine and Cummins the beating heart for Australia in tough times

Cummins, too, has carried himself with distinction throughout a series of increasing despair for Australia and continued in that fashion with both bat and ball. The two were at it again on a cool third day of the fourth Test at the Wanderers, with South Africa steadily increasing their lead to 401 by the close. A 3-1 series victory for the hosts appears 20

1 April 2018 1:04 PM Another day, another blow: Tim Paine suffers fractured thumb

One bright light has been the performance with the ball of Cummins. With Steve Smith and David Warner as well as Cameron Bancroft in exile, the 24-year-old continued to demonstrate his skill and determination at the Bullring, a ground he has come to like even in the circumstances. A second five-wicket haul of his career followed his 6-79 in his famous 16

31 March 2018 10:59 AM Plot thickens with Smith unaware of key elements of tampering plan

Smith, who was stripped of the captaincy and suspended from playing domestic and international cricket for 12 months, has accepted full responsibility for his role in the episode, describing it as a "failure of leadership". He cannot be considered for a leadership position for two years. The saga has damaged Smith's high standing in the game and cost him considerably 15

29 March 2018 12:27 PM 'A stain on the game': Warner apologises for ball-tampering scandal

"I need to take a deep breath and spend time with my family, friends, and trusted advisers. You will hear from me in a few days." ​Warner and former captain Steve Smith have been banned from international and domestic cricket for a year by Cricket Australia for their role in the ball-tampering scandal that occurred in the third Test against South Africa 12

29 March 2018 3:45 AM Canberra Capitals Academy ready for SEABL bid with Kate Gaze and Brittni Montgomery

Montgomery has arrived in the capital for her first season in Australia. The 26-year-old has played in Greeze, Turkey and Portugal before deciding to test herself in Australia. The former Central Florida University student started in 30 games in her last season of college and averaged eight points per game. "We're building a chemistry here on and off the court 13

28 March 2018 11:23 AM Smith and Warner receive 12-month bans, Bancroft nine months

Combined with lost earnings from playing for Australia, Smith and Warner will now miss out on a staggering sum of upwards of $4 million each over the next 12 months, not taking into account lost sponsorships. CA chief executive James Sutherland met with the players in their hotel in the city's Sandton district on Wednesday morning to tell them their 14