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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

12 August 2018 5:14 AM Canberra Cavalry youngster Nick Hosie eyes US college scholarship

Canberra Cavalry catcher Nick Hosie hopes his Australian under-17s tour of the USA lands him a college baseball scholarship. Hosie hopes to impress US scouts while playing against college teams from Oregon, Arizona and Los Angeles. "[A college scholarship] is the best thing I could achieve out of this tournament. Getting expressly contracted is that end goal," Hosie 11

5 August 2018 5:26 AM Crash ends Michael Matthews' chances of San Sebastian Bling

Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews' run of bad luck continued with a crash ruining his chances of winning the Clasica San Sebastian in Spain on Sunday. Illness forced Matthews out of the Tour de France, where he was defending the green jersey he won in 2017, and he was hoping to put that behind him with victory in the one-day race. A crash 20 kilometres 20

1 August 2018 9:03 AM Millar has fingers crossed for third Lyle miracle

"We'd be staying in a hotel and we'd play practice rounds together a bit here and there. "He's just a really likeable bloke, country lad, just really positive. You just wonder how it happens to good people. "Everyone's crossing fingers and saying prayers for a third miracle, but geez he's been through some tough stretches now." It sets a sombre tone for Millar 12

31 July 2018 6:34 AM Pakistan scraps day-night Test in bid to have Australia in a spin

A year earlier, Yasir took 5-121 and 2-113 against the West Indies, a return which was said to have disappointed the PCB. Pakistan played a Test under lights at the Gabba in 2016 when they fell just short of a world record run chase. Yasir managed only three wickets. Pakistan lost last year's series 2-0 at home to Sri Lanka, something they will be desperately 16

26 July 2018 7:10 AM Four Canberra rising hockey stars picked in Australian squads

Four Canberra players have been selected in the Hockey Australia national junior squads and Sultan of Jahor Cup teams. The men's squad contains Anand Gupte, Niranjan Gupte and Ben Staines and Talei Forrest is in the women's group. Members of the women's squad may be selected in a tour of China, according to coach Tim White. "Some athletes from the National 14

20 July 2018 6:53 AM Nick Kyrgios blazes a path for Harry Bourchier

"A lot of basketball and computer games - he plays a lot but I don’t really play too much. Just hanging out, lots of food to be honest, we enjoy food so that keeps us busy for quite the amount of time. "It’s really good seeing him do well. I know he has had a lot of injuries himself but I enjoy watching him play, but he’s really good to watch 13

13 July 2018 11:42 AM Australian Tour de France hope Porte delivers on his promise in stage six

Mûr-de-Bretagne: Australian Tour de France hope Richie Porte had pencilled in Thursday’s finishing climb of stage six, the Mûr de Bretagne, as a “good showdown” for overall contenders like himself. “A good rider who is strong today will be strong in the final two weeks as well,” the 33-year-old Tasmanian added before the 181km stage from Brest to the top of the two kilometre 19

13 July 2018 10:00 AM No quarter given in clash of the cobble stones, Cup and centre court

Unstuck: Chris Froome was broken by the famed cobbles of Roubaix in 2014, which is where Le Tour reaches this weekend. Unusually, the Tour de France carnival rolls into Roubaix tomorrow. A stage of almost 160 kilometres, including 22 kilometres of dangerous, rutted pave. Underlining the pivotal nature of this ninth stage of Le Tour, while Christopher 16

6 July 2018 7:28 AM Whitlams frontman added to Dark Dream ownership

Australian rocker Tim Freedman has been added to the ownership of Queensland Derby winner Dark Dream, but the staying star is still yet to be transferred to a new trainer after leaving Kerry Parker's stables. Managing owner Mary Jane Basson has invited Freedman, the lead singer from the Whitlams, to race Dark Dream in conjunction with her as the gelding 14