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15 July 2018 10:57 AM Christmas is coming early for Canberra Big Bash fans

Christmas will come early for Canberra cricket fans with Manuka Oval set to host another Big Bash double-header on December 21. The Sydney Thunder are expected to return to the capital on the final working day of the year and host the Hobart Hurricanes under Friday night lights. The deal is almost done - the Thunder and ACT government just ironing out the final 4

14 July 2018 3:39 AM Frisbee champion gears up for ultimate test

He says the last time he was at the World Ultimate Club Championships in 2016, he was pitted against one of his best mates, who was playing for Team USA. Since he started playing with his brother in 2000, John said he quickly became enamoured with the sport because of what it offered him and his mates. “An extremely friendly and welcoming community which 3

10 July 2018 1:32 AM Alison Mitchell signs on with Channel Seven

English broadcaster Alison Mitchell has been unveiled as one of Channel Seven’s commentators for the upcoming summer of cricket, making her the first female to call ball-by-ball Test action on free-to-air television. Mitchell is a highly rated commentator and award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC and called cricket in England, India, Sri Lanka 12

29 June 2018 8:28 AM Canberra figure skater Lisa Nitschke glides home after striking gold

These competitions create the opportunity for athletes between the ages of 28 and 81 to showcase their skills on the world stage. Adult figure skaters are grouped by age as well as the highest level of test passed - either bronze, silver or gold - to make the competition even. Canberra has one ice rink to train on and Nitschke, who has been in the capital 10

22 June 2018 9:41 AM New partnership: Slater joins Channel Seven

Former Australian opener Michael Slater is the latest major name to join a new cricketing commentary team. Slater, a long-time voice of Channel Nine's coverage, will join former teammates Ricky Ponting and Damien Fleming at the Seven Network. "I’m thrilled to be joining Channel Seven. I’ve been a long-time fan of their sports coverage - particularly 11

20 June 2018 11:54 PM Canberra action-packed summer of cricket gets even bigger

Cricket ACT have added another blockbuster fixture to its already jam-packed summer, with Manuka Oval to host a Sheffield Shield match between rivals Queensland and New South Wales in November. Canberra will also host an historic first Test match, between Australia and Sri Lanka from February 1-5 at Manuka, as well as a women's Twenty20 international 10

18 June 2018 7:21 AM Sri Lanka captain to escape Cape Town ball-tampering fallout

Under the current rules, Chandimal, if found guilty, would be hit with only a level-two ban. This would involve a financial penalty, with a maximum sanction of one Test or two one-day internationals. Under the expected changes, ball tampering will become a level-three charge, meaning the top penalty could be four Tests or eight one-day internationals 15

17 June 2018 3:44 AM Shinnecock wins on day of carnage at US Open

Former US Open champion Justin Rose shot 73 to take outright fifth at four over. The third-round scoring average at the par-70 course on Long Island was 75.328, with only three players posting rounds under par. It prompted Mike Davis, chief executive of tournament organiser the USGA, to appear on host broadcaster Fox Sports and admit officials blew it with the course 13

12 June 2018 10:34 AM ACT government haven't closed door on Canberrans using Manuka Oval

The director described Manuka as an "amazing" facility and said she wouldn't close the door on Canberra's community clubs utilising the venue moving forward. "I think it’s a balance, it’s an elite ground but we do have a lot of local content that we actually do play here both AFL as well as cricket and we’ll continue to have that relationship," Clarke 17

9 June 2018 11:53 PM Daniel Arzani to rescue as Socceroos struggle to beat Hungary

Budapest: The hype surrounding Daniel Arzani appears to have been justified. With his first touches of the ball after coming on as a substitute, the highly rated teenager scored his first international goal and played a pivotal role in Australia's second as the Socceroos sealed a shaky 2-1 win over Hungary. A solo run, a long-range strike and a hint of generous 14